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Top 5: Winter Sport Patents 2018

Inspired by this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, we’ve made a list of patents related to the featured sports! Go team! 1) Rotating Circular Ski Slope  This invention from the 1960s is an indoor, dry ski slope that can be used for skiiers of all levels for practice or recreation. The circular, rotating nature of Read more…

Top 5: Fitness/Movement Tracking Patents

Amazon has patented a wristband that tracks its workers’ movements. While it brings up some privacy concerns, tracking patents are nothing new — think of all the apps and fitness tech that has become a part of daily life! This week’s Top 5 lists a few: 1) Use of Gyroscopes in Personal Fitness Tracking Devices Read more…

Top 5: Police Patents

This week’s Top 5 list takes a look at some of the technology used by the police force. 1) Bulletproof Blanket for Use with Law Enforcement Vehicles such as Police Cars This blanket is made of panels of bulletproof material like Kevlar to help protect a police car as well as the people inside the Read more…

Top 5: “Smart House” Patents

Although Amazon’s latest patent for a virtual reality closet is retail-based, we were inspired to look at other patents and inventions that could be found in a “smart” (or technologically-tricked out) house. Check out our list! 1) Recipe Wand and Recipe Book for Use with a Networked Appliance This patented device would be linked to Read more…

Top 5: Safety Patents

Inspired by General Motors’s latest airbag patent, we’ve decided to look at other safety and emergency patents that exist. Buckle up! 1) Shock Absorber for Safety Belt According to the patent literature, “The shock absorber is an essential part of the safety belt assembly for when a lanyard suddenly checks the fall of a workman, Read more…

Top 5: Utensils Patents

Inspired by this Kickstarter for an edible, compostable straw, we’ve gathered up five utensil-focused patents that have an eco-friendly or biodegradable edge. 1) Edible Cup and Method of Making the Same Owned by the same company launching the previously mentioned Kickstarter, their first product of an edible cup is made out of natural ingredients such Read more…

Top 5: Winter Patents 2017

December is here! Although the weather hasn’t been too extreme, it’s never too late to prepare for winter. Below is our picks for this week’s winter-related patents. 1) Personal Winter Vehicle  This patent for what is basically a snow-bike is fairly recent, and the concept isn’t too far-fetched. But it’s the patent art that really Read more…

Top 5: Young Inventors/Patent Holders

We were inspired by Asuka Kamiya, a young patent holder who, according to The Japan Times, has two patents and is helping other students get apply for patents, we’ve created a Top 5 list of patent holders/inventors under the age of 21. 1) Sam Houghton The youngest inventor on this list at 5 years old, Read more…

Top 5: Rocket Patents

This week’s Top 5 patent list takes a look at the technology behind rockets and missiles. 1) Rocket Exhaust Plenum Flow Control Apparatus These patented flow control doors help to prevent the circulation of rocket exhaust gases into non-firing chambers. Said doors are configured to hang in a nearly or fully closed condition. 2) Floatable Read more…

Top 5: Morgue Patents

It was recently reported that the mind is still conscious a few seconds after death, which got us to thinking about the technology and patents involved in preparing a body for its final rites. So with that in mind, here is this week’s Top 5 patent list! 1) Mobile Morgue As described in the patent, a Read more…


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