Cardiac Pulse Rate Monitor Patent

Patent of the Week: Cardiac Pulse-Rate Monitor

On October 21, 1969, Albert Dale Herman and Herbert Zeppo Marx were granted the patent for Cardiac Pulse-Rate Monitor U.S. Patent No. 3,473,526. According to the patent application this unit, worn on...


Abraham Lincoln Buoying Vessels Patent

Patent of the Week: Manner of Buoying Vessels Over Shoals

On May 22, 1849, President Abraham Lincoln was granted the patent for MANNER OF BUOYING VESSELS OVER SHOALS U.S. Patent No. 6,469. This patent was designed to improve the “manner of combining...


Climbing or Trailing Rose Patent

Patent of the Week: Climbing or Trailing Rose

On August 18, 1931, Henry Bosenberg was granted the patent for CLIMBING OR TRAILING ROSE US PP1. The climbing rose or “New Dawn” was the first plant patent granted by the United States Patent and...


Teflon Patent

Patent of the Week: Tetrafluoroethylene Polymers (Teflon)

On February 4, 1941, Roy J. Plunkett was granted the patent for “Tetrafluoroethylene Polymers” also known as Teflon®. U.S. Patent No. 2,230,654. Roy Plunkett worked for DuPont research...


Soda Fountain Patent

Patent of the Week: Brewing Beer and Ale

On January 28, 1873 Louis Pasteur was granted the patent for BREWING BEER AND ALE, U.S. Patent No. 135,245. Louis Pasteur born in Dole, France was a French chemist and microbiologist. His most notable...


Soda Fountain Patent

Patent of the Week: Soda Fountain

Samuel Fahnestock was granted a patent for the first soda fountain on April 23, 1819. MINERAL WATER APPARATUS, U.S. Patent No. X3,096. While soda fountains have given way to bottled and canned soda,...


iPhone Patent

Patent of the Week: Multi-Functional Hand-Held Device (iPhone)

January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs, the late founder and CEO of Apple Inc., unveiled the iPhone (Multi-Functional Hand-Held Device US 2006/0197753) at the Macworld convention in San Francisco. Jobs said this...


Mistletoe Headband Patent

Patent of the Week: Mistletoe Supporting Headband

Mistletoe, a parasitic plant that thrives off the healthy plants it attaches itself to, is a plant that has been associated with Christmas for hundreds of years. The plant was used by many ancient...


Traffic Light Patent

Patent of the Week: Traffic Signal

Today in 1923 Garrett Morgan was granted the patent for “Traffic Signal” U.S. Patent No. 1,475,024. Morgan, a hard worker with an entrepreneurial spirit got his first job at the age of 14.  He...


Dough Package Patent

Patent of the Week: Dough Package

Thanksgiving is almost here and for many what they will bring or have to eat is a big part of the day. For most, the turkey tends to be the main focus of the meal but, for others, it is all about the...


Windshield Wiper Patent

Today in History Mary Anderson was Granted Patent for Windshield Wiper

On this day in 1903, Mary Anderson was granted a patent for a WINDOW CLEANING DEVICE (U.S. Patent No. 743,801), the first windshield wiper. Anderson got the idea for the wiper when she was riding on a...


Electrical Heating Garment Patent

Patent of the Week: Electrically Heated Garment

With winter on the horizon it is hard not to think about the cold temperatures that will soon be here. There have been many inventions to ward off the cold but the ELECTRICALLY HEATED GARMENT (U.S....