This page has some examples of our utility patent work to help our inventors. Utility patents are issued (granted) for new inventions that have some new use. These examples are electrical engineering and mechanical engineering varieties. We have worked with a wide variety of different types and kinds of inventions that resulted in utility patents. There are many more kinds of inventions that we have worked with listed on our patenting experience page. There are five utility patent examples of our work shown below.
Utility patents protect how and what an invention does rather than what it looks like. The utility type of patents are considered the strongest type of patent protection available for new inventions, products, and methods. There are many different types of inventions that would benefit from having a patent because of the broad range of ideas that it can protect. Five utility patent examples are listed below to illustrate the large number of ideas that a patent can protect. Carson Patents helped all of these inventors get the patents in these utility patent examples.
Issued Patent Examples – U.S. Utility Patents
Below are five utility patent examples. Carson Patents wrote, filed, and prosecuted all of these utility patent examples. Each of these utility patent examples is shown with a figure from the issued patent document. Each image is linked to that utility patent example’s patent in PDF format. We have many other utility patent examples available of our work available on any of the patent and patent application search databases.
Utility Patent Example – Nebulizer Device – U.S. Patent No. 10980951
Nebulizer – Abstract: This invention relates to nebulizers, which are machines that change a liquid form to a mist consisting of micron sized droplets. More specifically the invention relates to liquid medicament nebulizers, for example for delivering a mist of medicament to eyes, nasal passages, and lungs. A housing has a form which rolls to house first and second reservoirs, an expansion chamber, and a vibration element. The housing has a center of mass which urges the nebulizer to roll toward a storage position where the liquid drains from the first reservoir through the drain passage to the second reservoir.
Utility Patent Example – Ergonomic Storage Device – U.S. Patent No. 10960827
Ergonomic Access Personal Bullet-Proof Shield Stowage Device – Abstract: The Ergonomic Access Personal Bullet-Proof Shield Stowage Device comprises a nearly transparent articulable plurality of tension positioned suspended support arms having auto body window sill securing clips, and shield position retention securing clips seated between and connectively attached to an upper and a lower auto window frame for the purpose of enabling the suspension and stowage of a bullet-proof or bullet-resistant shield for immediate/urgent ergonomic access by a passenger when exiting a passenger vehicle.
The Ergonomic Access Personal Bullet-Proof Shield Stowage Device may alternatively be used in any window with an upper and lower sill whereupon to position the window sill securing clips.
Utility Patent Example – Electrostatic Generator Device – U.S. Patent No. 11101744
Capacitive Engine Featuring an Extrinsic Semiconductor – Abstract: The capacitive engine is an asymmetrical capacitor which produces a net non-zero electrostatic force when a voltage difference is applied between the two conductor-semiconductor contacts of an incompletely spherical extrinsic semiconductor shell.
At least one Schottky barrier is made from one of the conductor-semiconductor contacts at either of the extrinsic semiconductor’s inner or outer radius and is always in reverse bias. Since the Schottky barrier is always in reverse bias, the reverse biased Schottky barrier becomes an electronic capacitor mimicking the shape of the incompletely spherical shell of the extrinsic semiconductor. A net non-zero electrostatic force is thereby produced because the inner and outer radial surface areas of the electronic capacitor have a non-zero difference and this difference is multiplied by the relative electrical permittivity of the incompletely spherical extrinsic semiconductor shell when calculating the net electrostatic force of the capacitive engine.
Utility Patent Example – Emergency Alert Device – U.S. Patent No. 10997850
Service Animal Emergency Alert Apparatus – Abstract: The Service Animal Emergency Alert Apparatus is a device for providing a triggering means to a trained animal to send an alert signal by triggering a remote activation device connectively attached to an alert service, monitored service, or emergency response service.
The device is comprised of a box having a door providing access to an interior of said box wherein a configurable remote device position tray is connectively attached to a plurality of triggering buttons and a triggering pull cord configured to enable a trained animal to send an alert by pushing upon said triggering buttons or grasping and pulling upon said triggering pull cord thereby activating said remote activation device sending an alert signal through an alert service, monitored service, or emergency response service to summon responsive human assistance to render aid.
Utility Patent Example – Sponge Cleaning Device – U.S. Patent No. 11253044
Pro Sponge Rejuvenator – Abstract: The Pro Sponge Rejuvenator is sponge cleaner for cleaning a plurality of used sponges, comprising: a liquid-tight container in which stems which extend from a platform toward a bottom of the container are oscillate-able to rub the sponges against the bottom by an oscillation means connected to the platform and supported by the bottom. The Pro Sponge Rejuvenator cleans sponges using a cleaning solution that is filtered with every sponge cleaning oscillation up/down stroke of the apparatus through the use of one-way flow valves under the sponges and a central tube with filter media. The Pro Sponge Rejuvenator is ideal for cleaning sponges and especially cosmetics makeup sponges.
Utility Patent Example – Boxing Bag Apparatus – U.S. Patent No. 11602681
Sparring Arms Heavy Bag Boxing Apparatus – Abstract: The sparring arms heavy bag boxing apparatus is a pair of simulated sparring opponent arms as a jab arm and a power arm of different lengths adjustably attached to a heavy bag with a stabilizing weight attached to the bottom of the heavy bag to stabilize the motion of the heavy bag for sparring practice even with out a training partner. The jab and power arms may optionally be weighed. Use of the sparring arms heavy bag boxing apparatus promotes a boxer’s capacity to find distance and range with accuracy and precision.
Utility Patent Example – Biological Index System and Cybergath Device – U.S. Patent No. 11610673
Rojer Gathering Biological Index (Rogbix) System and Cybergath Device – Abstract: The Rojer Gathering Biological Index (ROGBIX) System and CyberGath Device is a system and test kit combination that allows users an easy and convenient way to keep their current tested state of a disease condition such as Covid updated under their own control. It is a system and test kit combination that allows users an easy and convenient automated means to share a positive or negative test result of a tested disease condition that allows users to keep their disease condition test state current and automatically sharable with other users.
Utility Patent Example – Catheter Connection – U.S. Patent No. 11617873
Catheter Connection Securing Quick Release – Abstract: The ergonomic catheter bag quick release is an apparatus in the form of a catheter tubing grip shell for creating a secure connection between a catheter and a catheter collection bag comprising a rigid catheter sleeve having a lever along its length to enable a substantial reduction in strength required to create a positive locked gripping connection over said connection between a catheter and a catheter collection bag.
It is a catheter tubing grip shell with an ergonomically shaped lever that enables elderly and strength weakened patients to be able to secure the connection between a catheter and a catheter collection bag with far less than normal adult grip strength. It can optionally be fitted with a compressible sleeve to enable the creation of a water-leak resistant connection between a catheter and a catheter collection bag.
3 Benefits of Utility Patent Protection for your Invention
Utility patents are a powerful tool for protecting and monetizing inventions. There are at least these three benefits:
- Protecting Inventions: Utility patents provide inventors with the exclusive right to make, use, and sell their invention for a limited period of time, typically 20 years from the date of filing. This protection helps to prevent competitors from copying or stealing an invention, which can significantly reduce the inventor’s ability to profit from their idea. Additionally, utility patents can provide a valuable bargaining chip in licensing negotiations, because licensees will be more willing to pay for the use of a patented invention than an unpatented one.
- Encouraging Innovation and Creativity: Utility patents can help to encourage innovation and creativity by providing inventors with the assurance that their ideas will be protected and rewarded. Knowing that their inventions are protected by a utility patent, inventors may be more willing to invest time and resources into developing and commercializing their ideas, which can lead to new and groundbreaking technologies. The availability of utility patents also encourages inventors to share their ideas with others, fostering collaboration and the sharing of knowledge.
- Monetizing Inventions: Utility patents can be a valuable source of revenue for inventors, either through licensing or through the sale of the patent. By licensing their invention to others, inventors can earn royalties or other forms of compensation for the use of their idea. Similarly, the sale of a patent can provide a significant windfall for inventors, allowing them to monetize their invention and move onto other projects.
Utility patents offer a wide range of benefits to inventors, including the protection of their ideas, the encouragement of innovation and creativity, and the ability to monetize their inventions. By obtaining a utility patent, inventors can ensure that their ideas are protected and rewarded and can maximize the value of their intellectual property. If you are an inventor or business owner with a new invention, it is important to consult with a patent attorney to determine the best strategy for protecting and monetizing your idea. Check out our article on the role of patents in startups and small businesses.
You can find out more information about the utility patent application process by checking out our What to Expect in the Utility Patent Application Process page.