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This Day In Intellectual property history

March

  • 6| Patent No. US 6199042 granted to Raymond Kurzweil in 2001 for a "reading system" that allowed the computer to translate words into voice.
  • 10| Patent No. US 5725395 granted to Su-Lan Yang Lee in 1998 for the "universal serial bus connector"(USB).
  • 16| Patent No. US 5194299 granted to Arthur Fry in 1993 for "repositionable pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet material"(post-it note).
  • 19| Nike, 0978952. 1974
  • 29| Patent No. US 4733665 granted to Julio Palmaz in 1988 for the Palmaz Stent for cardiac care.

April

  • 1| Patent No. US 2890950 granted to J. Mauchly and J. Eckert in 1952 for the CUP.
  • 29| Patent No. US 4200770 granted to Ralph Merkle, Martin Hellman and Whitefield Diffie in 1980 for "cryptographic apparatus and method" (secured online transaction).

May

  • 4| Patent No. US 2155896 granted to Sylvan Goldman in 1937 for the "combination basket and carriage"(shopping cart).
  • 8| Patent No. US 3731986 granted to James Fergason in 1973 for "display devices utilizing liquid crystal light modulation"(LCD screen).
  • 15| Patent No. US 3733309 granted to Wyeth Roseveare in 1973 for "biaxially oriented poly (ethylene therephthalateā€¯ (plastic bottle).
  • 16| Patent No. US 3663762 granted to E.J. Amos in 1972 for the "mobile communication system"(cellphone).
  • 31| Patent No. US 2709773 granted to Ivan Getting in 1955 for "remote control system with position indicating means"(GPS).