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has there ever been issued a patent for a steel wool polishing wheel [duplicate]

I have an idea for a invention and was checking to see if the idea had already been patented. My invention has just one moving part and has to deal with polishing metals using a steel wool wheel.
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Can an idea be patented? Or does a prototype need to be built? [duplicate]

Can a radical idea that is too early even in the ideation phase be patented?
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When to submit a patent idea?

I have a very nice app Idea, which based on my research it is new, and I am quite sure it would be very much valuable. At which stage I have to patent it? do I have to patent the idea already, or ...
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Patenting same idea with different methodology

I had a key idea to StartUp a company. But I found other company already holding a patent(found in Google patent search) on same idea but different approach to accomplish it. Can I patent the same ...
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When someone writes about an invention in a story that is actually a 'workable' idea or it can be developed as such

What if someone has a 'workable' idea for an invention that could be developed into a real 'device' or process that solves some important problems or an idea that can be marketed ; and one actually ...
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To determine the novelty of the idea

I'm trying to build a hexapod with several new capabilities and all the features used are not my original creation but the idea of combining them together to form a bot is my idea, and there is no bot ...
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I Have an idea , it is similar to a couple of other patented ideas [duplicate]

The idea simply involves using compressed air to spin (a) stator/rotor(s) and, in turn, charge (a) battery (ies) that powers the electric motor. I want to contact these people and move the ...
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Is it possible to patent something that is purely an idea?

I have recently thought of an interesting and potentially very successful idea that could be implemented in 2-3 years. It would have at least a EU, or even a worldwide span. However, I have no ...
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Generation of patent ideas

Is there any way to find out if a patent application is connected to results from a hackathon? For example, it has been said that DropBox, Inc. filed two patent applications (password strength meter, ...