Posts Tagged: summer series


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

The Evolution of Roller Coasters: From Russian Ice Slides to American Steel Marvels

The development of the roller coaster as a ride for thrill seekers is primarily an American invention but the story of the modern coaster’s development spans …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

A history of the bikini, a beloved innovation in fashion design

The bikini is an invention of fashion design that so rocked the world that it was named for a nuclear event, latching on to a growing zeitgeist …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 7

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

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

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