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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bat Patent

Halloween Patent: Bat-Like Decorative Object


This BAT-LIKE DECORATIVE OBJECT, U.S. Patent No. 5,285,898, was granted on February 15, 1994. Bats are a Halloween staple and this one is sure to add...

Halloween Board Game Patent

Halloween Patent: Halloween Board Game


Going out on Halloween is not for everyone, younger kids may scare easily, some may be too old to trick-or-treat, or the weather may be nasty. The...

Pumpkin Patent

Halloween Patent: Combination Lighting Device


Robert S. Blake was granted a patent for a COMBINATION LIGHTING DEVICE. U.S. Patent No. 6,428,178. This Halloween device can use either a necklace or...

Rake Patent

Patent of the Week: Rakes


Suiter Swantz IP takes a look back at past inventions and inventors with our Patent of the Week.  We are in the heart of fall, pumpkins, cooler...

Caramel Apple Machine Patent

Patent of the Week: Caramel Apple Machinery


Suiter Swantz IP takes a look back at past inventions and inventors with our Patent of the Week.  This week we look at a fall favorite, caramel...

John Deere Patent

Patent of the Week: John Deere Farm Equipment and Machinery


  Suiter Swantz IP takes a look back at past inventions and inventors with our Patent of the Week.  Now that fall is upon us and harvest is in...

Street Sweeper Patent

Patent of the Day: Street Sweeper


Suiter Swantz IP takes a look back at past inventions and inventors with our Patent of the Day. On this day in 1893, James R. Gallagher was granted...

Combined Swing and Chair Patent

Patent of the Day: Combined Swing and Chair


Suiter Swantz IP takes a look back at past inventions and inventors with our Patent of the Day. On this day in 1903, Charles W. Rote was granted U.S....

Domino Patent

Patent of the Day: Domino


Suiter Swantz IP takes a look back at past inventions and inventors with our Patent of the Day. On this day in 1884, Joseph E. Crosby was granted...

Internal Combustion Engine Patent

Patent of the Day: Internal Combustion Engine


Suiter Swantz IP takes a look back at past inventions and inventors with our Patent of the Day. On this day in 1898, Rudolf Diesel was granted U.S....

Vehicle Tire Patent

Patent of the Day: Vehicle Tire


Suiter Swantz IP takes a look back at past inventions and inventors with our Patent of the Day. On this day in 1911, Francis H. Holton was granted...