Posts Tagged: Summer 2013


Evolution of Tech: Willis Carrier helps us beat the summer heat with the invention of air conditioning

In 1902, shortly after joining the Buffalo Forge Company, Willis Carrier had a momentary insight while standing on a train station in Pittsburgh, which would lead him to …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 3

Summer Fun Patent Style: Patentable Fun at the Beach

A number of these documents describe active games for many participants that involve a lot of physical activity. One issued patent protects a safe game for young …
By Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 1

Fun in the Sun Patent Style: Lifeguard Patents

Today in IPWatchdog’s 2013 Summer Fun series, we’re taking a look at patents that recognize the importance of safety at the pool or beach. A number …
By Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 0

Fun in the Sun Patent Style: Let’s Go Surfing Now!

Today in IPWatchdog’s Summer Fun series, in honor of the ongoing U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, we’re featuring some of the …
By Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 0

Sunburn Safety: Innovating Ways to Protect from UV Rays

Today in IPWatchdog’s Summer Fun series, we’re looking at a series of patent applications and issued patents protecting systems of improving protections from UV radiation. …
By Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 0

Fun in the Sun Patent Style: Swimming Pool Patents

Water sports can take on a number of strange forms. We’re familiar with water volleyball and water polo, among other games, but competitive water sports can …
By Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 0

Fun in the Sun Patent Style: BBQ Patents

Today at IPWatchdog, we’re taking a closer look at some recent innovations to barbecue cooking. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has published a number of …
By Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 1

Surfboards and Umbrellas: Solar Power Patents for Summer

A few patent applications give us an insight to some of the intriguing uses of solar energy we might see someday in our own backyards. One application …
By Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 16

Patented Wake Board Made in America by Inventor Company

Licensing is relatively easy and potentially less risk financially and less time consuming, but licensing also has its negatives. So I went to Surf Expo with my …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 2

A Conversation with Zup Wake Board Innovator Glen Duff

The Zup™ is perhaps the most cool and innovative wake board you have ever seen. There are a number of other patent applications pending, trademark applications pending …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 2