How many inventions are patented each year?

Answer According to the statistics for the U.S. Patent Office for the fiscal year 2008, there were 182,556 patents issued that particular year. As of January 2010, the patent data for 2009 is not availabl... Read More »

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Who patented nine plumbing-related inventions?

Thomas Crapper, who ran a successful plumbing business in England from 1861 to 1904, holds nine patents for plumbing-related inventions, including drain improvements, water closets, manhole covers ... Read More »

Who patented the MRI and in what year?

Raymond V. Damadian, M.D., received the first patent in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for "Apparatus and Method for Detecting Cancer in Tissue," U.S. patent 3789832. The filing date... Read More »

What year was the dust pan patented?

The dust pan was patented by Thomas E. McNeill of Philadelphia in 1858, according to the U.S. Patent Office website. Lloyd P. Ray, an African-American inventor, improved upon McNeill’s dust pa... Read More »

In what year was the zipper first patented?

Scientist Gideon Sundbach first patented the fabric closure device best known as the zipper in 1913, notes The Great Idea Finder. The original patent refers to the device as a hook-less fastener.Re... Read More »