the patent application and examination process can take years. inventors and their patent attorneys spend that time in cycles of analysis, strategy, advocacy, and wait. for an invention that finally makes the cut, the united states patent and trademark office (uspto) grants patent rights on a tuesday. this gives the inventor exclusive rights to the invention for up to 20 years. patent certificates arrive later. these are dressed in american—red ribbon, blue racing stripe, and gold seal with looming commerce eagle.
here are logan utah patent tuesdays in september with unique cache valley flavor (and a hint of project cip):
us patent no. 9,759,500, firearm breech system, triple action llc - logan, utah
physics get tricky when you fire a .50 bmg round from a handgun. please investigate here. among other issues, extreme cartridge expansion from chamber forces can impinge handgun components, hindering cartridge extraction and reload. the invention to solve this problem uses a cam leverage-operated system in the breech lock. (sidenote: the gun is nicknamed "the texan" after its own hugeocity and affiliate tanklogix's oil and gas work.)
logan is a northern utah hotspot for biking. serious bikers use garmin edge or similar computers for navigation, bio-, ride metrics, and feedback. but, the plastic oem mounting system on the computer's housing is susceptible to wear and prone to premature failure. the invention to solve this problem uses a specially machined, aftermarket replacement mount.
many trucks and suvs are getting higher, making running boards and automatic steps more popular. also, serious rock crawlers (and posers) love vehicle body armor. rock slide’s step slider (us patent no. 8,833,781) melds these two universes with a product that conveniently assists drivers in pirouetting vehicles over boulders (please investigate here from 1:50 to 2:50). the newly patented gen 2 is even better, with new cartridge design for optimized production and assembly.