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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: 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…

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: 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 10 IP & Patent News Update – Week of 10/24/16

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!  BMW Allegedly Infringed Upon Numerous Patents – Northern California Read more…

Top 5: Irish and Irish-American Inventions

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day yesterday, we’ve listed a few Irish and Irish-American inventions. (For a more in-depth list of inventors, you can check out this Wikipedia page.) 1) Tattooing Machine Prior to Samuel O’Reilly’s tattooing machine, tattoos were not permanent. O’Reilly’s machine consists of needles that perforate the skin and then deposit the Read more…

Top 5 Patents: More Winter Gear

With the arrival of Storm Jonas last week, it truly felt like winter on the East Coast. Below, we list the patents of necessary winter items used to prepare for and combat snow-storms. 1) Small Vehicle Snow Plow Snow plows are usually associated with large trucks to clear snow off the streets. This patent for Read more…

Top 5: Whirligigs and Wind Patents

“In like a lion, out like a lamb,” is the well-known proverb for explaining the climate of March. The transition from winter to spring brings with it some vicious, windy days, so we’ve rounded up a few patents that take advantage of those breezy moments. 1) Whirligig Not just the title of a popular young-adult Read more…

Top 5: Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow Patents

Well the weather outside has been frightful (in a weird, global warming way) and I hope your Christmas was delightful, but since it’s still winter for a few months more, check out these snow-related patents! 1) Artificial Snow This early patent for artificial snow outlines the chemical composition and process that is necessary to make Read more…

Top 5: Smoking Patents

The e-cigarette business has grown in popularity since its inventions started appearing in 2005, jumping from eight to 500 in published patents. The latest push in the industry is for pay-per-puff patents, which would create a new market and may help to regulate smoking habits. Regardless of personal feelings about smoking, it does have an interesting Read more…


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