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What is a Patent for Intelligent lighting control system phase cutting equipment, systems, and methods
An LED (light emitting diode) is a light emitting element that uses very little power. When mounting the light emitting device, a circuit board including a non-conductive substrate and a conductor layer that is to be connected (wiring) positioned on the substrate is utilized.
A device that emits light must increase its efficiency in luminous light. This is achieved by putting a light emitting element on a circuit board with the above-mentioned layout. To improve the efficiency of the light source, the substrate’s surface is covered by aresin that is a white tone (see Patent Literature 1).
Patent Literature 1: Japanese Patent Application Laid-open No. 2009-129801
The present disclosure describes the circuit board which includes the substrate and a conductor layer on the substrate, a reflective layer placed between the conductor layers, and a silicon resin layer that is placed on the substrate. The silicone-resinlayer is directly in contact with the reflective layer and conductor layers. The silicone-resinlayer contains equal or greater than 45% of a plurality fillers. A first filler with an aspect ratio of greater than 5 is occupying equal or more of 5 percent of all fillers.
In accordance with the present disclosure the light emitting device includes the circuit board mentioned above and an element that emits light within the circuit board.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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Granted by the government to safeguard an invention, patents grant the inventor with exclusive rights to develop, utilize to sell, and promote the invention?society gains when a innovative technology is introduced to the market. The benefits may be directly, in that it can allow people to do previously impossible things. Or indirectly through the economic opportunities (business expansion and job creation) that innovation provides.
Patent protection is demanded by many universities and pharmaceutical companies to protect their work in research and development. Patents are granted for products, processes, or method of making new materials. Patent protection is granted to any invention that is valuable, novel, and not yet known by other people in the same area.
Patents give inventors a chance to be recognized for commercially viable inventions. They provide a reason for inventors to create. Small businesses and inventors can be assured that they will get an income from the investment they make in technology development via patents. This means they will be able to make a living by their work.
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Secure your products and services
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Access to business and technical knowledge and data;
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Patents effectively transform the inventor’s knowledge into a commercially tradeable asset, which creates new opportunities for job creation and expansion of businesses through joint ventures or licensing.
Small-scale businesses with patent protection will be more appealing to investors in the commercialization and development of technology.
Patents can result in innovative ideas and inventions. This information can promote innovation and may qualify for patent protection.
Patents can serve as an effective deterrent for untrustworthy third parties that profit from an invention’s successes.
The profits from technology patents that are successful and commercially viable can be used to finance the development of technology through research and development (R&D) and improve the chances of developing better technology in the future.
Intellectual property ownership can be used to convince lenders and investors that there are real opportunities to commercialize your product. A single patent could provide many financing opportunities. You can utilize patents and other IP assets as collateral or security financing. You may also present investors with the patents you own to increase company valuation. Forbes and other sources have noted that every patent can boost the value of a company by anything from $500,000 to $1 million.
Start-ups need a well-constructed business plan that builds on the IP to show that your product or service is distinctive and superior or ingenuous. Investors will be impressed if you have IP rights are secured or are in the process of being secured, and that they are in line with your business strategy.
It is essential to keep your invention secret until you file for patent protection. Making an invention public before it is filed is often detrimental to its novelty and make it patent-infringing. The filing of disclosures prior to filing, for example, for investors, test marketing, or any other business partners, is best done following the signing of a confidentiality agreement.
There are a variety of patents. Understanding them is crucial to protect your invention. Utility patents are for new processes and machine creations. Design patents cover ornamental designs. Patents for utility are the most effective since they protect the proprietor from copycats and other competitors. They are typically granted to enhance or modify existing inventions. Utility patents also cover improvements and changes in existing inventions. A process patent will be a way to describe the actions or methods to perform a specific action. But, a chemical composition will include the combination of components.
What is the length of time a patent will last? Utility patents are valid for 20 years from the earliest filing dates, but their expirations can be extended because of delays in the patent office such as.
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When you are writing your patent application when you are writing a patent application, it is important to conduct a patent search, as it will provide you with some insight into other people’s concepts. It will help you narrow down the nature of your idea. You can also find out about the current technological advancements in your area of invention. You’ll get a better understanding of what your idea should be and be better prepared to write your patent application.
How to Search for Patents
The first step to get your patent is to do a patent search. You can do a google patent search or do a USPTO search. Patent-pending is the name used to describe the product that has been covered by the patent application. You can search for the public pair to locate the patent application. After the patent office has approved the application, you are able to do a patent number search to locate the patent issued and your product will now be patented. You can also utilize the USPTO search engine. See below for details. A patent lawyer or patent attorney can help you through the process. Patents in the United States are granted by the US trademark and patent office as well as the United States Patent and Trademark office. The office also evaluates trademark applications.
Are you interested in similar patents? These are the steps:
1. Think of terms that describe your invention, based on its purpose and composition or use.
Write down a concise detailed description of the invention. Be sure to avoid using terms that are generic such as “device,” “process,” and “system.” Instead, think about synonyms for the terms you chose initially. Next, note important technical terms and keywords.
Use the questions below to help you find keywords or concepts.
- What’s the purpose of this invention? Is it a utilitarian device or an ornamental design?
- Does the invention consist of a method of making something or performing an action? Is it an item?
- What is the basis of the invention? What is the physical makeup of the invention?
- What’s the point of the invention?
- What are the technical terms and keywords that describe the nature of an invention? To find the correct terms, consult the technical dictionary.
2. Use these terms to search for relevant Cooperative Patent Classifications on the Classification Text Search Tool. To find the most appropriate classification for your invention, go through the classification’s class Schemes (class schedules). If you don’t get any results from the Classification Text Search, you might consider substituting your words that describe your invention using synonyms.
3. Go through the CPC Classification Definition for confirmation of the CPC classification you have found. The hyperlink to the CPC classification definition is provided when the classification you have selected contains a blue box with “D” to its left. CPC classification definitions can aid you in determining the classification’s scope so that you can choose the most appropriate. Additionally, these definitions can include some tips for searching and other information which could be helpful for further study.
4. The Patents Full-Text Database and the Image Database allow you to search for patent documents that have the CPC classification. You can look through and narrow down the most relevant patent publications by choosing to focus first on abstract and representative drawings.
5. This selection of patent publications is the best to examine for similarities to your idea. Be sure to read the specification and claims. Consult the applicant and patent examiner for any additional patents.
6. Search for patent applications that have been published using the CPC classification you selected in Step 3 in the Applications Full-Text and Image Database. You can also use the same method of search that you utilized in Step 4 to narrow down your search results to only the most relevant patent applications by looking over the abstracts and drawings on each page. The next step is to review every patent application that has been published with care with particular attention paid to the claims as well as other drawings.
7. Find additional US patents by keyword searching in PatFT or AppFT databases, searching for classification of non-U.S. patents using the below, and searching for non-patent patent disclosures in the literature of inventions using internet search engines. Examples:
- Add keywords to your search. Keyword searches may turn up documents that are not well-categorized or have missed classifications during Step 2. For example, US patent examiners often supplement their classification searches with keyword searches. Think about the use of technical engineering terminology rather than everyday words.
- Search for foreign patents using the CPC classification. Then, re-run the search using international patent office search engines such as Espacenet, the European Patent Office’s worldwide patent publication database of over 130 million patent publications. Other national databases include:
- European Patent Office (EPO) provides esp@cenet to access a network of Europe’s patent databases with access to machine translation of European patents.
- Japan Patent Office (JPO) – with access to machine translations of Japanese patents.
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) offers PATENTSCOPE with a full-text search of published international patent applications and machine translations for some documents, as well as a list of international patent databases.
- Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS)
- State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) with machine translation of Chinese patents.
- Other International Intellectual Property Offices with online patent databases include Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan.
- Search non-patent literature. Inventions can be made public in many non-patent publications. It is recommended that you search journals, books, websites, technical catalogs, conference proceedings, and other print and electronic publications.
To review your search, you can hire a registered patent attorney to assist. A preliminary search will help one better prepare to talk about their invention and other related inventions with a professional patent attorney. In addition, the attorney will not spend too much time or money on patenting basics.