Search results 22 - 28 of 46 for the tag Patents

  • Improved road vehicle

    Improved road vehicle

    A patent protects the work of the inventor by excluding others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention. This patent was granted to Charles...


  • Improvement in pencils

    Improvement in pencils

    On July 5, 1864, Orestes Cleveland received a patent for an improved pencil. In his application, he claims that his invention would discontinue the need for glue to...


  • Keeping trousers elevated

    Keeping trousers elevated

    Wendell Wright submitted his application to patent a new and improved suspender fastener in 1868. Avoiding buttons, and using clamps instead, Wright claims in his...


  • “Life-preserving coffin”

    “Life-preserving coffin”

    The fear of being buried alive led Christian Henry Eisenbrandt to patent a “life-preserving coffin in doubtful cases of actual death.” In his application, he...


  • Lifeboat

    Lifeboat

    John Macintosh submitted an application for his invention of a new and improved lifeboat in 1837. In his patent application, he claimed that, “this life-boat may be...


  • Like a duck to water

    Like a duck to water

    In 1870, Amos W. Hart of Washington, DC, submitted his patent application for an improved aquatic toy. His application explains that, in addition to propelling itself...


  • “Mirth-provoking” toy

    “Mirth-provoking” toy

    On January 4, 1876, Rueben A. Smith’s patent for toy gymnasts was granted. In his application, he states that he has designed the toy to allow for “a great...

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