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Cool Design Patent: Descent Stage for Mars Rover

Today the California Institute of Technology received an issued design patent for the descent stage used for the Mars Rover. The new patent is U.S. Patent D679,646. The cover figure is shown below. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a division … Continue reading

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Google Patents Search – Tips and Tricks

Google introduced it’s patent search site several years ago, and it quickly became one of the websites that I visit most frequently. It’s very useful for research, patent searching, and getting pdf copies of patents. Here are a few tips and … Continue reading

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