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Top 5: Solar Patents

Harness the energy of the sun with this week’s Top 5 patent list! 1) Timepiece for Using a Solar Battery as the Power Source While the idea of using solar batteries for timepieces and watches isn’t new, this patent aimed to remedy the issue (at the time) of solar batteries that fit in the watch Read more…

Top 10 IP & Patent News Update – Week of 7/10/2017

Welcome to Article One’s Top 10 Weekly News Update. Every week, Article One provides a quick list of the past week’s top news in patents and IP. Here are some of the stories that we’ve been reading! What were your top IP news  stories last week? Post them below in the comments or discuss your thoughts on one of our top picks!  Supreme Court Restricts Patent Holder’s Bounds – Albuquerque Journal Read more…

Top 5: Library Patents

introduction 1) Cart Loading System and Method for Library-Like Materials This patent aims to limit the manual labor involved in restocking and organizing library shelves. These carts have a tilt and push element which slides the books or materials into the designated area or shelf. 2) Library Circulation Control System Dating back to the ’70s, Read more…

Top 5: Beach Patents

The summer season is officially here! With summer weekends calling for trips to the beach, we’ve rounded up a few beach-related patents 1) Installation for Beach Erosion Prevention The repeated motion of waves hitting the shore leads to erosion. This patent aims to combat that through the use of artificial reefs or seaweed, which would Read more…

Top 5: Mermaid Patents

The “mermaid trend” of late has brought these half-fish, half-human mythical creatures mainstream — but the New York Coney Island Mermaid Parade has been going on for 35 years! This themed parade celebrates both the summer solstice and Coney Island’s art community. So for this week, we’ve rounded up some mermaid-inspired patents. Check the list out Read more…

Top 10 IP & Patent News Update – Week of 6/12/2017

Welcome to Article One’s Top 10 Weekly News Update. Every week, Article One provides a quick list of the past week’s top news in patents and IP. Here are some of the stories that we’ve been reading! What were your top IP news  stories last week? Post them below in the comments or discuss your thoughts on one of our top picks!  Patent Office Director Michelle Lee Resigns – Politico  Facebook Could Secretly Read more…

Top 5: Dessert Patents

For all the sweet-tooths out there, we’ve rounded up five patents and inventions involved in creating people’s favorite treats. 1) Machine for Spinning Sugar Cotton candy is a street-fair and amusement park staple, since it’s pretty easy to make with this machine. Liquified sugar turns into the soft “cotton” through the centrifugal spinning force of Read more…

Top 5: Environment and Climate-Focused Patents

Climate change and the environment are two of the hottest (pun intended) topics in today’s discussions. This week, we’re taking a look at some patents that aim for a cleaner world. 1) Methods and Apparatus for Greenhouse Gas Footprint Monitoring Determining and reducing a carbon footprint is  talked about when taking action for a “greener” Read more…

Top 5: Armed Forces Patents

This week we’re taking a look at some of the patents and inventions owned by the US Armed Forces. 1) Method for Leak Testing Masks This patent, currently assigned to the US Secretary of Army, tests for and measures the pressure drop in a protective gas mask to see if it is prone to leaks. Read more…

Top 5: Anti-Sweat Patents

Summer’s only a month away, but the heat wave is starting early. And while everyone loves the warm weather,  probably the least enjoyable aspect is sweat. This week, we’re taking a look at a few patents that either absorb or “prevent” sweat. 1) Sweat-absorbing Game Ball For those who like to play outdoor sports, a sweaty Read more…


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