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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 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…

Top 5: Planting Patents

intro 1) Planting Wall This patent pertains to the interlocking planting containers. 2) Seed Planter This planter from the late ’60s is a wheeled system that deposits the seeds into the ground via air pressure. 3) Rotary Sprinkler Rotary sprinklers are used on golf courses, cemeteries, home lawns, and various turfs and field, but they’re Read more…

Top 5: Rain Technology Patents 2017

“I’m only happy when it rains,” sings Garbage. While some people dread the rain, others look to it as inspiration for invention. So this week’s Top 5 takes a look at more rainy day patents. 1) Rain Erosion Resistant Material for Airborne Vehicle This invention is a thermoplastic material with a high electrical transparency. The Read more…

Top 5: Spy Gadgets

Part of the appeal of being a spy or an international agent like James Bond or Black Widow is all the cool gadgets, right? For this week, we rounded up a few patented items we think would be in any spy’s arsenal. 1) Enhanced Night Vision Device  Not all of your missions will happen in Read more…

Top 5: Supermarket Patents

This week’s Top 5 list takes a look at some of the patented technology applied to the supermarket. 1) Computerized Shopping Cart with Storage and Distribution System According to this patent’s literature, the aim of this invention is to create a computerized shopping cart “with services of check-out counter queue elimination, shopping information, emission of Read more…

Top 5: Snow Patents 2017

Our latest Top 5 list tackles the snow! 1) Multichannel Frost Ice and Snow Detecting Device This precipitation gauge from the late ’60s monitors temperature, humidity and electrical conductivity to determine if there is free water, snow, ice or frost forming. 2) Snow Scooter  This two-wheeled device is the hottest way to get around a Read more…

Top 5: Water Patents

Water is one of our most precious natural resources, but we can’t just drink it! It has to be filtered and purified for human consumption. This week’s Top 5 takes a look at technology that does that. 1) Portable Rainwater Collecting and Purifying System This portable container collects and purifies rainwater through the use of Read more…

Top 5: Airport Patents

Airports around the world can vary in design and efficiency–but the majority of them share the same technology we’re featuring in this week’s Top 5! 1) Baggage Conveyor System  This baggage carousel features porcelain enamel on steel pallets, which are attached to wheels that move in a track. Circling baggage around allows airport guests to Read more…


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