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Top 5: Lighting Patents

Let there be light with our latest Top 5 patent list! 1) Light Assembly for Motor Vehicles This patent details the necessary components that make up headlights and tail-lights for a motor vehicle. 2) Devices for Making Exposures with Artificial Light A photography-related patent, this device provides artificial light, and the ability to control said Read more…

Top 5: Hygienic Patents

This week, we’re looking at patents in an unexpected place: the restroom. 1) Shower Head and Liquid Soap Dispensing and Metering Means Lather up and rinse off all in one with this 2-in-1 patented shower head. Perfect for those who prefer liquid soap over soap bars. 2) Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer Portable hand sanitizer is perfect for when Read more…

Top 5: Women Inventors 2017

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re putting the spotlight on 5 female inventors this week. 1) Joyce Chen Chen’s patent is for a flat-bottom wok with a handle, also known as a stir fry pan. Her patent, however, only hints at Chen’s impact on the American culinary scene; Chen pioneered the all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet Read more…

Top 5: Spy Gadgets

Part of the appeal of being a spy or an international agent like James Bond or Black Widow is all the cool gadgets, right? For this week, we rounded up a few patented items we think would be in any spy’s arsenal. 1) Enhanced Night Vision Device  Not all of your missions will happen in Read more…

Top 5: Supermarket Patents

This week’s Top 5 list takes a look at some of the patented technology applied to the supermarket. 1) Computerized Shopping Cart with Storage and Distribution System According to this patent’s literature, the aim of this invention is to create a computerized shopping cart “with services of check-out counter queue elimination, shopping information, emission of Read more…

Top 5: African American Inventors 2017

February marks Black History Month which honors the important people and events in the history of the African diaspora, as well as American history. To honor the achievements of this community, we’ve created a list of 5 African-American inventors and patent holders. ( You can check out a much more comprehensive list here, and check Read more…

Top 5: Snow Patents 2017

Our latest Top 5 list tackles the snow! 1) Multichannel Frost Ice and Snow Detecting Device This precipitation gauge from the late ’60s monitors temperature, humidity and electrical conductivity to determine if there is free water, snow, ice or frost forming. 2) Snow Scooter  This two-wheeled device is the hottest way to get around a Read more…

Top 5: Water Patents

Water is one of our most precious natural resources, but we can’t just drink it! It has to be filtered and purified for human consumption. This week’s Top 5 takes a look at technology that does that. 1) Portable Rainwater Collecting and Purifying System This portable container collects and purifies rainwater through the use of Read more…

Top 5: Airport Patents

Airports around the world can vary in design and efficiency–but the majority of them share the same technology we’re featuring in this week’s Top 5! 1) Baggage Conveyor System  This baggage carousel features porcelain enamel on steel pallets, which are attached to wheels that move in a track. Circling baggage around allows airport guests to Read more…

Top 5: Money/Currency Patents

For this week’s Top 5, we’re taking a look at patents that deal with cash. 1) Copperplate Engraving Machine for Printing Paper Currency This machine system features an etched plate, an inking roller and system and a wiping device to ensure the perfectly printed banknotes. 2) Self-service Currency Exchange Machine  Want to turn your jars Read more…


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