The History of Patents

The History of Patents

When you talk about inventions, you’ll often talk about patents, too. But, what exactly is a patent? It is a property right for an invention that is given by the government to an inventor.  A U.S. patent gives an inventor the right to “exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling their invention …

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A Moment of Silence for a Man of Sound

A Moment of Silence for a Man of Sound

Amar Bose, the founder and chairman of the privately-held company, Bose Corporation, passed away on July 12, 2013. Dr. Bose focused relentlessly on acoustic engineering innovation, creating speakers that earned a reputation for creating concert-hall-quality audio in the home, car and auditoriums. Amar Gopal Bose was born on November 2, 1929, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His …

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Inventor Monday: William Lear

Inventor Monday: William Lear

William (Bill) Lear was one of those iconic American inventors and visionaries who really bring home the concept of ‘Yankee Ingenuity.’ Of course he is best known for creating the Learjet, but did you know that he also earned over 100 patents for his trailblazing electronic devices in not just one, but three separate industries: …

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Inventor Monday: Charles Goodyear

Inventor Monday: Charles Goodyear

As summer approaches and we jump in our cars for a road trip or to simply cruise around, we want to make you aware of an upcoming anniversary for one of the incredible products that makes all that driving possible. On June 15, 1844, Charles Goodyear received a patent for his process to vulcanize rubber, …

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Inventor Monday: Mary Dixon Kies

Inventor Monday: Mary Dixon Kies

In the history of inventions and inventing, there is always a first: first car ever made, first radio ever built, first rocket into space. So when we came upon a story about the first American women to get a patent, we just had to find out more.  As it turns out, the 204th anniversary of …

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Secrets To Their Successes

Secrets To Their Successes

To create a successful product, you need an edge over your competition. Oftentimes, that edge is the ability to create something that no other company can replicate. On your road to success, keep an eye on your competition.  Thomas Edison, often credited as the inventor of the movie camera, had the Lumière Brothers right on …

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Davison Inventions Dare to Ask – What, Where & How?

Davison Inventions Dare to Ask – What, Where & How?

Every great invention is thought to have a beginning and an end. But the creative process doesn’t always stop at the “finished” product. The showerhead begot the jet-massage setting; the car begot the rest stop; and the door begot the mp3 doorbell. If necessity is the mother of invention, these Davison products are its sons …

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