Google Unveils Patent Search and It With Nuts Went I

15 12 2006

This is my new favorite pastime. Google has just launched the Beta version of Patent Search. The search brings up the original scanned documents – application, drawings, descriptions, etc . Naturally I dove in and started to look up random patents. Found some interesting ones. Here are some:

PHONOGRAPH by Thomas A. Edison (filed 1888)

TELEPHONE CIRCUIT by Alexander Graham Bell (filed 1878)

US PATENT 341213 by Alexander Graham Bell (filed 1884)

PHOTOPHONE by Alexander Graham Bell (filed 1880)

SOUND FILM REPRODUCING APPARATUS (filed 1936)

SOUND FILM RECORDING APPARATUS (filed 1933)

TALKING MACHINE by Louis Lumiere (filed 1909)

PICTURE-EXHIBITOR by Auguste Lumiere (filed 1897)

POSITION INDICATOR FOR A DISPLAY SYSTEM by Douglas C. Engelbart (filed 1970) (Mouse)

TELEVISION by Alexander Nicolson (filed 1917)

WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY by Guglielmo Marconi (filed 1903)

TRANSMITTING ELECTRICAL SIGNALS by Guglielmo Marconi (filed 1897)

PHONOGRAPH by Charles Batchelor (filed 1888) [Batchelor wanted to place them in toys and dolls]

TRAFFIC LIGHT by Elmer Van Buren (filed 1924)

SELECTIVE COLOR CORRECTION in PHOTOSHOP (filed 1994)

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