Ancestry adds All United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Patents, 1970-2019

Another unusual genealogy database. The search screen is conventional headed by boxes for First & Middle Name(s) and Last Name. There’s also a Keyword search.

Searching for “ancestry” returns 128 results, “genealogy”  124 results, and for “family history” 20. The information returned is sparse: Name, Residence Place, Application Date, Certificate Number and Others Listed. No further detail is linked.

The top places associated with the “genealogy” patents were: Utah (38), Colorado (25), Massachusetts (12), Canada (10), Alabama (5). Surprised?

You might also be surprised by where in Canada these US “genealogy” patents were filed from — BC (8 in the Lower Mainland), Quebec (2 in Beaconsfield).

2 Replies to “Ancestry adds All United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Patents, 1970-2019”

  1. Family legend was my great aunt filed a patent for a “nail polishing” machine. I was so amazed when I found the filing for a patent in 1919 and the patent which was approved in 1921. The filing included and a diagram of her machine.

  2. I too have found patents for both my father in the 1940s, 1950’s and 60’s and for my grandfather in the early 1900s. My grandfather formulated the glue that was used to make plywood and also the head of the safety match for the timber industry in Washington State. Also the vacuum packed tin for Brown and Haley candy company so the candy would stay fresh when shipped. Charley Brown of Brown and Haley was a close friend of his. Alas, they were working for hire and saw only a bonus in their paycheck.

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