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how to perform high temperature high pressure treatment for fibers?

good day, we want to adapt the method done in the patent Flax fiber degumming process CN 103276456 A. thus we want to know if the HTHP treatment for fiber is a separate condition for chemical ...
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high temperature high pressure treatment

Based from what I have read, treatment of flax fiber with high temperature high pressure in the degumming process results to good physical and chemical properties of fiber. I just want to ask what ...
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Laser-Cut Piano Roll patent

The process of using a laser to create piano rolls was being discussed in April of 2003 in Mechanical Music Digest (MMD), when Mr. Gerety appeared for the first time in this discussion and announced ...
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Will “Commissioned work” apply for my “not related to work” idea?

I made some ideas when I was working as a contract employee. At that time I have sent those ideas to R&D persons. They didn't make reply after that. Now my contract was over and I came out of the ...
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when will it be approved if it'sgoing to be

Once the application is posted how long will it be before we find out if we have the patent. If there are similar patents but no documentation of testing to prove it works will we be approved , as ...
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how to check the priority date of the patent?

IF I need to invalidate the patent that is CIP.Taking priority from CIP->CIP->DP->CP->Parent. Thank you in advance.
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How to check the Novality in the Patent ?

When I read Patent ,I don't get novality of that specially with CIP, CP applications Is it by checking Backward Citations and compare with present claims? Thanks in advance.
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Patent language change help

i m an engineering student, As per academic i m doing project on spin flash dryer but as per rule i have to upload 5 patents related to that topic but in free patents Google the patent is in Chinese ...
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How specialized is a PHOSITA?

From the point of view of patentability, how specialized is “the art” of the “person having ordinary skill in the art” (PHOSITA)? For example, if I attempt to patent a widget that connects between ...
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what is patent 4005174 reduce chloride from Zinc Sulfate

I've read about removing chlorine from zinc sulfate solution on an industrial scale This method has been implemented on an industrial scale? Where? What is the amount of copper lost on an industrial ...
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Patent wo2011137930a1 : most claims seem not innovative

I looked at this patent and it seems (to me) most claims are too vague and that prior art apply for a lot of them. Having a microphone in a stethoscope, sound capturing device or alike in not new, ...
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Use of patents expired do not non payment

I saw a similar question, but wanted a more detailed answer re: Patent Expired Due to NonPayment of Maintenance Fees Under 37 CFR 1.362 I was about to file a patent when I saw a very similar idea ...
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This infers to the US 6924742 B2 patent

I have some design ideas that I want to bring to life that could potentially save lives. Just like the child seat mats, I want to create a pair one for the parent and the other for the car seat, so ...
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Was this rejected, and if so, on what grounds?

I'd be curious to know on what basis this was rejected, assuming it was rejected and not withdrawn or still in process.
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Patent details for a interested person [on hold]

To whom in may concern, I would like to know if there are any distributor outside the USA? Under this patent what restrictions does it entail? Do they have or will they offer any licencing agreement ...
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Makerbot patents Automated 3D build processes. Are they patents?

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/8226395.html http://www.freepatentsonline.com/8282380.html http://www.freepatentsonline.com/8287794.html These patents are now owned by Stratasys. This image is from ...
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Is a wrong summary of the invention relevant?

A US patent issued having a "summary of invention" NOT covering the claims (e.g. describing different materials). Is it valid?
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Query regarding filing patent for ideas developed while with former employer

I resigned from an Australian employer (Company-X) sometime back. During the course of my employment, I developed and partly implemented some ideas as a software application. I was the sole inventor ...
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Do Patents cover the idea or the specific technology?

Sorry for what may be to some a silly question. I have a friend who has as idea for a product based on technology he invented. The problem is that we have seen another company that basically does the ...
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Does this patent mean that I can't create a transition windshield?

link - http://goo.gl/4VLWQV I did a school project where we had to invent a product and a Photochromic windshield was my idea. So I was wondering if it was already patented by someone else? Thanks ...
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Can you obtain a US patent for products already available worldwide - Interchangeable footwear

This US patent application ( http://www.google.com/patents/US20140075783#classifications) seems similar to what www.slinks.com has been doing for years in the UK and selling worlwide. Does this mean ...
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Philips suing Nintendo

Philips is suing Nintendo for infringing patent number 8537231, in relation to the Wii and Wii U. The patent was filed in 2009, 3 or 4 years after the release of the Wii, although the priority date ...
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What is abstract idea? Could an invention be very generic but not abstract idea?

An invention is related to hardware, but mostly it is about how to merge signal from different sources and using it in a new way, is that an abstract idea? How to avoid to be an abstract idea?
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Overlapping terms and features for two provisional patents

I have two questions. I have an idea for innovative web browser. The web browser has multiple inventions. I am planning to write two different provisional patents for it to cover the multiple ...
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tips on how to get software patent application approved

What are some tips to get software patent application approved by USPO? I'm responsible for the software development at a startup, and to protect our Intellectual Property I need to submit multiple ...
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Is this a provisional patent?

Would like to know if this is a provisional patent or a patent and if a provisional if the full patent was ever achieved?
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What if someone stole an idea and patented it?

What if an idea was preposed, and not patented... and someone stole it and claimed it of their own, what could be the outcome? Can the developer of that idea take that patent for their own? Or ...
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The request for patent was already granted in 1985;

How is this patent to be granted while a patent alike it, 81301595.5 from 1985 with Coors was assigned, There is ample difference and the criteria are the same.
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Can a new chemical substance without known application be patented?

Imagine I synthesize and characterize a molecule for the first time, but for which I also do not know if it has any application. Is this, under EPC, patentable?
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Is it valid to patent exclusive or of a set of vectors?

My question is in regards to this patent. They are claiming that their method of exclusive or'ing a set of vectors to estimate camera network topology. Is it fundamentally valid to patent such a ...
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Reviving a patent

We were just talking about this product. We want to produce it. What are the next steps? It won't be just for infants but also for adults. It will be distributed through restaurant supplies stores.
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Can you patent thought processes / business processes that aren't computer programs?

I am very new to the whole patent thing. I have what is essentially a logic process - go through a series of logic / questions and based on the answers come up with new useful information. It isn't ...
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On an informal type of patent

What if there was an Informal Patent that has a standard fee and no need for a patent Lawyer or a prototype. If a person pays the fee it get's registered no matter how nutty it is.
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Patent Information regarding future patent

I would like to know if this patent is in legal effect or has the patent expired. If so what happens to a patent for failure to pay maintenance fee? Thank you.
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Patenting firmware along with sensor design. How do I start?

I've created a wireless parking space sensor using a specific microcontroller and other components. I'm sure the same components used can be utilized in a different manner by others just with a change ...
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How can I know if my idea is patentable?

For example I have an idea to serve customer request which lets businesses handle a greater variety of customers or an idea which helps customers achieve what they want easier and in a shorter time. ...
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Has this patent application (8,559,894) been granted?

Has this patent 8,559,894 been granted? United States Patent 8,559,894 Walker October 15, 2013 Klystron transmitter Abstract A Klystron transmitter for use in weather radar systems has a ...
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Can employee whose company filed for patent name himself as co patent holder?

Do you agree that xxxxx was an employee of xxxxx when he convinced owner to file for a patent on product formerly used in cosmetics soley) based on all the discovery work and results we got and ...
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Can robots be patented?

Suppose somebody created the world's first intelligent robot. It can wash your dishes, clean your house, etc. Can that person patent the robot, so that no one else makes intelligent robots? If so, to ...
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What is the best way to bring a relevant 102 prior art reference to an examiner for a published application?

I found non-patent literature in the form of a letter to the editor correcting a review article. The correction is on point as 102 art for a currently pending published application which is being ...
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Can I buy patent for a specific gesture that I have used for specific purpose in google glass app?

I am new to patents and I was wondering that can I buy patent for a specific gesture used for a specific purpose in Google glass. The thing is that I have implemented something in one of my glass apps ...
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Does anyone know the patent number for First Response™ Gold™ Digital Pregnancy Test by Church &Dwight?

First Response was reformulated to include a new antibody to hCG beta-core fragment in a digital pregnancy test. Does anyone know whether Church & Dwight have filed patents on this new test?
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Why don't companies keep their product implementation as trade secrets instead of patenting?

I am wondering why every company doesn't keep their product a trade secret? Then almost nobody would be able to replicate the product instead of patenting, which reveals the inner working of the ...
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Can I patent this? and if so what could be done?

Let's say I have an idea about tape. This tape has always had the capability to be sold in color, but never into different shapes. It has always been sold in a straight line. I want to make them in ...
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Mathematics patented (first post here, very shocked)

I'm reading a combinatorics books, and I was searching for assignments (questions) on Elementary Symmetric Functions, which are quite simply fundamental functions that have the property of swapping ...
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Is there a way to protect your idea from being sold a certain way?

Let's say I have a product i'm trying to get out onto the market, and i'd like to sell my product in such a way where I can exclude others from selling the same way. Let's say we have the same kind of ...
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Can a patent be applied for a scheme or product, that uses available techniques, to satisfy a specific purpose?

I came across an article stating that the co-founder of Molo rewards has sued Google for allegedly infringing US Patent No. 7,298,271(Link to the patent). On looking into the patent, it is clear that, ...
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When does Patent 5,971,475 expire

can anyone tell me when the 5971475 patent expires? Thanks!
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Expiration of whether a patent is expired or not

I am seeking to build this item and looking to sell it in the market and it looks like this patent is expired. Is that true? Can I purchase the patent for this item? The patent number is US ...
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Someone patent a design 2 years after I published a research papers.

I wanted to develop a product based on my Ph.D. research carried out in 2002. I published a paper about my design in "Review of Scientific Instruments" in 2002. However, I just found out that a ...