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For conventional mechanical alignment, fitting grooves or pins are needed. Two-dimensional alignment is not feasible. For optical systems, the precision attained isn’t enough.
As an alternative optical alignment is also feasible. however, these procedures need optical transparent materials.
Resonant coupling technology is also widely known, e.g. from U.S. Pat. No. No.
U.S. Pat. No. No.
WO2014099737 A1 (Lafontaine, 2014) describes a method for optimizing wireless power transfer i.e. Resonant coupling by signal modulation.
The US20150371771A1 (Abu Jahouq 2015) describes a mechanical adjustment to the resonant loop in order to maximize the power transfer efficiency.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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A patent is granted by the government to safeguard an invention, patents grant the inventor with the exclusive right to use, create, sell and promote the invention? Society gains when a new technology is brought to the market. Benefits can be realized in the direct sense, since it allows people to do previously impossible things, or indirectly by the economic benefits (business expansion and job creation) which the invention provides.
Patent protection is sought by a variety of universities and pharmaceutical companies for their research and development. Patents can be granted to the physical or abstract nature of a product or process or technique or mixture of materials new to the area. To be granted protection by patent the invention must be innovative, novel, and not obvious to others in the same subject.
Patents give inventors a chance to be recognized for commercially viable inventions. They serve as a motivator for inventors to create. Patents enable inventors and small companies to be confident that there’s a good chance they will be paid back for their efforts, time and investment in the development of technology. They can earn money from their work.
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Startups require a carefully-crafted business plan that builds on the IP to demonstrate that your product/service is unique, superior, or innovative. Investors will be amazed if your IP rights are secure or in the process to being secure, and if they agree with your business strategy.
It is crucial to keep an invention secret until you apply for patent protection. Public disclosure of an invention can often damage its novelty and render it invalid. Pre-filing disclosures, such as for investors, test marketing, or other business partners should be done only after signing a confidentiality agreement.
There are many kinds of patents. Understanding the different types is crucial to protect your invention. Utility patents cover inventions and processes that are new. Design patents cover ornamental designs. Utility patents are best and protect the owner against copycats and other competitors. Utility patents are often issued to improve or alter existing inventions. Patents issued under utility can be used to improve or modify existing inventions. A process patent will be a way to describe the actions or methods of performing a particular act. However, a chemical composition will include an amalgamation of ingredients.
What is the typical length of patents? While utility patents last for 20 years from the date of their earliest filing, they are able to be extended through delays in the Patent Office.
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The first step to obtain your patent is to conduct an internet search for patents. You can do a google patent search or do a USPTO search. Patent-pending is the term for the product protected by the patent application. You can use the public pair to locate the patent application. Once the patent office has approved your application, you’ll be able do an examination of the patent number to find the patent issued. Your product now has the potential to be patent-able. It is also possible to use the USPTO search engine. Read on for more details. A patent lawyer or patent attorney can assist you with the process. Patents in the United States are granted by the US trademark and patent office as well as the United States patent office. This office also reviews trademark applications.
Are you interested in similar patents? Here are the steps to follow:
1. Brainstorm terms to describe your invention according to its function composition, use, or purpose.
Write down a concise detailed description of your invention. Avoid using generic terms like “device,” “process,” and “system.” Instead, look for synonyms to the terms you selected initially. Then, note significant technical terms, as well as key words.
Use the questions below to help you determine key words or concepts.
- What is the objective of the invention? Is it a utilitarian device or an ornamental design?
- Is invention a way to create something or perform a function? Is it a product or procedure?
- What is the basis of the invention? What is the physical composition of the invention?
- What is the goal of the invention?
- What are the technical words and terms that define the essence of an invention? To assist you in finding the right terms, refer to an online dictionary of technical terms.
2. Use these terms to find relevant Cooperative Patent Classifications on the Classification Text Search Tool. To determine the most suitable classification to your invention, go through the resulting classification’s class Schemes (class schedules). If you do not get results using the Classification Text Search, you might consider substituting your words for describing your invention with synonyms.
3. Examine the CPC Classification Definition for confirmation of the CPC classification you have found. If the selected classification title has a blue box with the letter “D” at its left, clicking on the hyperlink will take you to the CPC classification definition. CPC classification definitions can be used to determine the scope of the classification which is why you can be certain to choose the one that is pertinent. They may also provide some search tips or other recommendations that can be useful for further investigation.
4. The Patents Full-Text Database and the Image Database allow you to retrieve patent documents that include the CPC classification. By focusing on abstracts and illustrations it is possible to narrow your search to the most relevant patent publications.
5. This list of patent publication is the most appropriate to check for similarity to your idea. Be sure to read the specifications and claims. There are many patents available through contacting the patent examiner and applicant.
6. You can retrieve published patent applications that meet the CPC classification you picked in Step 3. You can apply the same method of search in Step 4 to narrow your results down to the most relevant patent applications by looking at the abstract and representative drawings that appear on each page. Next, carefully examine the published patent applications and pay particular attention to the claims and additional drawings.
7. You can search for other US patent publications using keywords searching in AppFT or PatFT databases, and classification searching of patents not from the US as described below. Also, you can make use of search engines on the internet to search for non-patent-related literature disclosures about inventions. Here are some 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.