1) Open; expanded; evident; apparent; unconcealed; manifest; public; conspicuous.
2) Open to public perusal; -- said of a document conferring some right or privilege; as, letters patent. See Letters patent, under 3d Letter.
3) Appropriated or protected by letters patent; secured by official authority to the exclusive possession, control, and disposal of some person or party; patented; as, a patent right; patent medicines.
4) Spreading; forming a nearly right angle with the steam or branch; as, a patent leaf.
5) A letter patent, or letters patent; an official document, issued by a sovereign power, conferring a right or privilege on some person or party.
6) A writing securing to an invention.
7) A document making a grant and conveyance of public lands.
8) The right or privilege conferred by such a document; hence, figuratively, a right, privilege, or license of the nature of a patent.
1) To grant by patent; to make the subject of a patent; to secure or protect by patent; as, to patent an invention; to patent public lands.
Examples Sentences for
1) The Victoria Cross for Australia was created by letters Patent signed by Elizabeth II , Queen of Australia , on 15 January 1991
2) The company had always taken every precaution to prevent people crossing the lines except by the bridges, both by placing notices in every station and by the use of Patent spring gates at level crossings.
3) A Patent right does not last forever
4) He got the Patent for these on March 3 , 1941
5) It is sometimes speculated that Derbyshire rather than Devonshire was intended on the original letters Patent for the earldom
6) He had on a dress suit and Patent leather shoes and I couldn’t keep my eyes off him but every time he looked at me I had to pretend to be looking at the advertisement over his head.
7) 1931 -- Thomas Edison submits his last Patent application
8) Their Patent rights have been recognized for several centuries with the rise of paper mills
9) All of her medicines seemed to be the commercial, Patent variety.
10) 1973 - Patent for the ATM granted to Don Wetzel , Tom Barnes and George Chastain
11) A Patent -LRB- or -RRB- is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state -LRB- national government -RRB- to an inventor or their assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for a public disclosure of an invention
12) He also got permission from Lewis Paul for 250 spindles for his Patent roller-spinning machine , an early model of the water frame
13) He also obtained a licence from Lewis Paul for 250 spindles for his Patent roller-spinning machine , a precursor of the water frame
14) Recovering himself in a minute he opened for us two hulking Patent cabinets which held his massed suits and dressing-gowns and ties, and his shirts, piled like bricks in stacks a dozen high. ‘I ve got a man in England who buys me clothes.
15) June 22 - Louis Daguerre receives Patent for his Daguerrotype camera
16) The Academy examined novelty.MarketsAndPatents.com , Nowotarski , Bakos , `` A Short History of Private Patent Examination ' , Insurance IP Bulletin October 2009 Examinations were generally done in secret with no requirement to publish a description of the invention
17) Mars received a Patent for his own process on March 3 , 1941
18) The 1929 US Ruby Red -LRB- of the Redblush variety -RRB- has the first grapefruit Patent
19) His step was elastic, and his face betokened inward pleasantry, as he advanced to Mr Bumble, and shook him cordially by the hand. ‘I have taken the measure of the two women that died last night, Mr Bumble,ssaid the undertaker. ‘You’ll make your fortune, Mr Sowerberry,ssaid the beadle, as he thrust his thumb and forefinger into the proferred snuff-box of the undertaker: which was an ingenious little model of a Patent coffin.
20) 1983 - LZW Patent filed in USA
21) Tonbridge School , the famous public school , was set up in 1552 under the letters Patent of Edward VI , to educate the male children of locals gentry and farmers -LRB- there was already a nearby school in existence for poorer boys , now Sevenoaks School -RRB-
22) The company had always taken every precaution to prevent people crossing the lines except by the bridges, both by placing notices in every station and by the use of Patent spring gates at level crossings.
23) Johnny Almond Music Machine : Patent Pending (1969)
24) In England , Wales and Northern Ireland it is a purely ceremonial post conferred by letters Patent
25) This is called a Patent application
26) 1894 -- W.K. Dickson receives a Patent for motion picture film
27) January 9 -- After losing a Patent battle with Polaroid , Kodak leaves the instant camera business
28) The harmonic minor is also occasionally referred to as the Mohammedan scaleUnited States Patent : 5386757 as its upper tetrachord corresponds to the Hijaz jins , commonly found in Middle Eastern music
29) Typically , however , a Patent application must include one or more claims defining the invention which must be new , non-obvious , and useful or industrially applicable
30) The Patent right usually ends after about 20 years