...From the IoT - Already the Next Big Thing
This past week we performed a cursory patent search relating to the "Internet of Things." As often happens in an online foray, it was easy to get distracted by the unending lists of patents and published applications, and the breadth of inventions being patented. So far, just over halfway through 2017, the USPTO lists 2,019 published and 510 issued patents that contain the keyword "IOT." So once our online incursion was done, we browsed the search results to discover patents and apps on a whole host of inventions and products that we didn't know we needed. We share some of our favorites, along with a few comments. To read more...
Congratulations to Joseph Vengen, one of PILLC's youngest clients. Joseph came to PILLC when he was a student at Rochester Institute of Technology after his father challenged him to develop an improved internal combustion engine as an engineering project in his junior year in high school. Joseph was up for the challenge and was recently awarded US Patent No. 9,587,558 for his novel "Internal Combustion Engine." Joseph is currently completing his undergraduate engineering degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Liberty Pumps, Inc. of Bergen NY has recently been awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,719,515 for a “Liquid Pump.” This patent covers Liberty’s new line of ProVore™ grinder pumps with their exclusive V-Slice® cutter technology. Check out their V-Slice® cutter video – if your toddler flushes your favorite pair of jeans, Liberty Pumps has it covered.
Seth A. Biser, M.D., Board-Certified ophthalmologist and eye surgeon in Fleetwood, NY has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,629,746 for his “Therapeutic Compress System and Methods of Use.”