Google Patent Search Fun

Posted on December 17, 2006  Comments (5)

Google search for patents: the display of the patents found is very nice – Google provides a standard template listing information on the inventors, claims and linking to referenced patents. Example: Method for node ranking in a linked databaseupdate. It seems to me the search could be improved. Still it is interesting: Patent searches for Thomas A. Edison3d hologram television

It also is obvious there are way too many patent applications for obvious things. Two simple examples, of many: Method of concealing partial baldnessmaking a sandwich.

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5 Responses to “Google Patent Search Fun”

  1. Carolyne Sidey
    December 17th, 2006 @ 1:12 pm

    While the display is nice and the printing will be nice once it is released, there are some hidden limit issues yet to be resolved.

    any search which should find thousands of patents only finds 1200 +/-


  2. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Concrete Houses 1919 and 2007
    January 15th, 2007 @ 10:07 am

    […] Edison patented a process for constructing concrete buildings in 1908 (1917 issued). Photo is of a concrete Edison house being constructed in one day in Union, NJ on October 9th, 1919. See more photos of concrete houses and much more at the great National Park Service Edison photo gallery. […]

  3. CuriousCat: One Step Closer to Holographic TV
    February 16th, 2008 @ 8:57 am

    “A 3-D holographic image that can be updated and viewed without special glasses may soon find its way from a UA optics lab to operating rooms and battlefield command centers…”

  4. CuriousCat: Software Patents - Bad Idea
    June 8th, 2008 @ 7:03 pm

    “If software patents had been commonplace in 1980, I would not have been able to create such a system, nor would I probably have ever thought of doing it, nor can I imagine anyone else doing so…”

  5. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » 1979 “iPod” Music Player
    September 26th, 2009 @ 2:54 pm

    “Kane Kramer, an inventor by trade, came up with a gadget and music distribution service almost eerily similar to the iPod-iTunes relationship that predates it by three decades…”

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