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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…

Top 5: Leaf-Related Patents

We enjoy autumn for the changing color of the leaves, but not so much for the cleanup of the leaves! This week’s patent list takes a look at inventions related to cleaning and disposing of leaves, as well as leaf-related ideas. 1) Grass and Leaf Baler for Rotary Lawn Mowers This invention for a lawn Read more…

Top 5: Italian and Italian-American Inventors/Patent Holders

On October 12th, 1989, then-U.S. President George Bush declared the month of October as “Italian American Heritage and Culture Month.” To celebrate, we’re gathered a list of Italian and Italian-American inventors and patent holders! 1) Enrico Fermi Enrico Fermi is best known for winning the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1938, and working on the Read more…

Top 5: Back to School Patents

High school, college, grad school, trade school, online classes… the quest for education doesn’t have to stop! We’ve gathered up a few patents blah blah 1) Online Education Course with Customized Course Scheduling Not everyone has the means or the opportunity to attend college in-person. Online courses allow students to complete their education within their Read more…

Top 5: Weather-Related Patents

With changing seasons come changing weather patterns. something   1) Method and System for Generating and Sending User-Centric Weather Alerts Does your smartphone ever send you flash flood alerts on rain-heavy days? It’s most likely using this patented technology, which analyzes meteorological data and creates device-specific alerts based on location technology. 2) Testing Apparatus for Read more…

Top 5: Recycling Patents

Reduce, reuse, and recycle! The 3 ‘Rs’ are a popular catchphrase when it comes to being environmentally conscious. This week, we’re taking a look at a few patents focused on recycling. 1) Portable Compost Container Turning food waste into fertilizer is a common practice for gardeners. An easily portable container is ideal for when compost Read more…

Top 5: Autonomous Patents

We’re slowly incorporated automation and autonomous technology into our lives. This week’s Top 5 takes a look at patents related, or pertaining to, autonomous objects. 1) Autonomous Floor-cleaning Robot This patent is owned by iRobot Corp, the company that introduced the Roomba! The robot features a control system and sensor system which allows it to Read more…

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…


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