Publications used to put teachings into the public domain to prevent future patents in that subject matter.

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Are “Patent application” valid patents?

Please confirm if I do read this correctly. You can fill a patent for a product design and get this granted or not. When the patent is granted you can find that back on Lens.org with the notification ...
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Rescind “Request not to publish” following an unsuccessful examination?

does the USPTO allow an inventor to rescind the "Request not to publish" attributed to a non-provisional utility patent application, AFTER a non-grant examination? Alternatively, is there a timeline ...