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Top 5: Baseball Patents 2018

Baseball season started early this year! To celebrate America’s pasttime, here’s a roundup of some baseball-related patents. 1) Protective Garment for Baseball Umpires Having an Inner Cushioned Layer and an Outer Layer of Interconnected Plates This patent for a chest protector has an inner layer that can flex to to fit the shape of a Read more…

Top 5: Tools for Spring Cleaning

Spring is here, which means it’s also time for spring cleaning. Do you use these tools to clean and organize your home? 1) Method for Diagnosing, Cleaning, and Preserving Carpeting and Other Fabrics Tackling the dirt that builds up in the carpet is one of the biggest tasks when it comes to spring cleaning. This Read more…

Top 5: Women Inventors 2018

Happy Belated International Women’s Day! As we make progress in equality for women (and for everyone) we’d like to dedicate this week’s Top 5 to a few female inventors who changed the innovation game. You can check out last year’s post here. 1) Flossie Wong-Staal  Flossie Wong-Staal is a molecular biologist who discovered the HIV virus Read more…

Top 5: African-American Inventors 2018

February marks Black History Month which honors the important people and events in the history of the African diaspora, as well as American history. Each year, we create a list of 5 African-American inventors and patent holders,honor the achievements of this community. ( You can check out the previous years’ lists here and here). 1) Read more…

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…


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