And by 1997, it turned into a patent for one of the first auto-disable syringes that also worked for curative injections.
Having received a patent on the technology in 1986, Hull founded 3D Systems to commercialize his discoveries.
Models wore black knee-socks with patent leather Mary Janes and thick neckties.
By the time they haul it out, the patent may be nearing expiration.
Chip Fisher bought the patent three years ago and now manufactures the device at his own laboratory.
But the cloven hoof is shown by the omission from the patent of the usual legitimacy clause.
The turners, Fig. 4, in the germinating cases are Saladin's patent.
We have had three counsels' opinions on the subject, and they all agree that the patent is good.
In return Vail was to receive one-fourth of the patent rights in that country.
They had looked forward to the Watt engine soon to be free of patent rights to relieve them.
late 14c., "open letter or document from some authority," shortened form of Anglo-French lettre patent (also in Medieval Latin (litteræ) patentes), literally "open letter" (late 13c.), from Old French patente (see patent (adj.).
The Letters Patent were ... written upon open sheets of parchment, with the Great Seal pendent at the bottom ... [while] the 'Litteræ Clausæ,' or Letters Close, ... being of a more private nature, and addressed to one or two individuals only, were closed or folded up and sealed on the outside. [S.R. Scargill-Bird, "A Guide to the Principal Classes of Documents at the Public Record Office," 1891]Meaning "a license covering an invention" is from 1580s.
"to obtain right to land," 1670s, from patent (n.). The meaning "copyright an invention" is first recorded 1822, from earlier meaning "obtain exclusive right or monopoly" (1789), a privilege granted by the Crown via letters patent. Related: Patented; patenting.
late 14c., in letters patent, literally "open letter," from Old French patente, from Latin patentum (nominative patens) "open, lying open," present participle of patere "lie open, be open," from PIE *pete- "to spread" (see pace (n.)). Sense of "open to view, plain, clear" is first recorded c.1500. Related: Patently.
patent pat·ent (pāt'nt)
A grant made by a government that confers upon the creator of an invention the sole right to make, use, and sell that invention for a set period of time.
An invention protected by such a grant.
Of, relating to, or being a nonprescription drug or other medical preparation that is often protected by a trademark.
(pāt'nt) Not blocked; open.
(pāt'nt ) Spreading open; expanded.
To obtain a patent on or for something, such as an invention.
To invent, originate, or be the proprietor of an idea.
To grant a patent to somone or for something.