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Ingenious Patents

Bubble Wrap, Barbed Wire, Bionic Eyes, and Other Pioneering Inventions

Regular Price $24.99

Regular Price $32.49 CAD

Regular Price $24.99

Regular Price $32.49 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around February 27, 2018. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

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Feb 27, 2018

Page Count

288 Pages

ISBN-13

9780316438490

Description

For the curious and the creators, Ingenious Patents tells the fascinating history of the inventors and their creations that have changed our world.
Discover some of the most innovative of the 6.5 million patents that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted since Thomas Jefferson issued the first one in 1790. Revised and reformatted from the original 2004 edition, Ingenious Patents presents each device along with background about the inventor, interesting sidebars and history, and an excerpt from the original patent application. Author Jay Bennet has also written 15 new entries, everything from iPhones to 3G wireless to CRISPR gene editing. Liberally sprinkled throughout are patent diagrams created by the inventors annotated to show exactly how each item works.

Entries include creative commercial successes in fields as diverse as medicine, aeronautics, computing, agriculture, and consumer goods. Readers are certain to find a topic of interest here, whether it is the history behind the patent for a Pez dispenser, cathode ray tube, kitty litter, DNA fingerprinting, or the design of a Fender Stratocaster guitar.

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