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ME 407 - Heat Transfer: Patents


Whether you're developing a new invention or would like to learn more about a currently existing one, patents serve as a useful source of information regarding existing intellectual properties, their inventors, blueprints/schematics, when they were filed, etc.

Patent Basics

What is Prior Art?

Answer: link

What is the importance of a patent's filing date?

Answer: The filing date is important as patent protection is granted for a limited period, usually 20 years from the filing date of the patent application.

More basic facts about patents...

Find patents & designs

If you're looking for: Designs, schematics, models

Use: Patents

Example of question:

Q: How are heat sinks designed for gun barrels?

A: Click here for patent example

List of Patent Search Resources

Min-Exercise U19

Look up the following patent number using one of the two resources above this box. 

Patent Number: 174,465 (U.S)

Who is the inventor? When was the patent issued? what is the name of the patent office?

Question: Are there any patented mechanisms for the cooling of audio speakers?
Yes: 2 votes (100%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 2
Look up the following patent US6430300B1. Who is the owner?
Leif Blackmon: 0 votes (0%)
Brian Cox: 2 votes (40%)
Aaron Linn: 0 votes (0%)
Leif Blackmon,, Brian Cox, Aaron Linn: 2 votes (40%)
Boston Acoustics: 1 votes (20%)
Total Votes: 5

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