Innovative Microsoft design patent for display screen with icon – USD708221

This Microsoft patent directed towards a display screen with icon has been rated one of the most influential design patents in the field of recording, communication or information retrieval equipment. Microsoft Corporation was awarded U.S. Patent D708221 entitled “Display screen with icon” on July 1, 2014. The patent has been cited 103 times by other U.S. patents, which places it among the most cited design patents awarded since 2010 according to our law firm research.

Link: U.S. Patent D708221

Microsoft filed this patent on March 14, 2013 giving it a processing time of 474 days (compared to an average processing time of 676 in the field). They have a total number of 29767 patents. The first named inventor is Jon Harris of Sammamish, WA. The patent was allowed by primary examiner Angela J Lee.

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Innovative Garmin Switzerland design patent for navigation device – USD627667

This Garmin Switzerland patent directed towards a navigation device has been rated one of the most influential design patents in the field of clocks and watches and other measuring instruments, checking and signalling instruments. Garmin Switzerland GmbH was awarded U.S. Patent D627667 entitled “Navigation device” on November 23, 2010. The patent has been cited 116 times by other U.S. patents, which places it among the most cited design patents awarded since 2010 according to our law firm research.

Link: U.S. Patent D627667

Garmin Switzerland filed this patent on August 27, 2009 giving it a processing time of 453 days (compared to an average processing time of 351 in the field). They have a total number of 190 patents. The first named inventor is Brian F. Ruff of Olathe, KS. The patent was allowed by primary examiner Antoine D Davis.

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Top Handling Patent – Connectable instrument trays for creating a modular case – US7909191

U.S. Patent 7909191 was awarded to Greatbatch Ltd. on 2011-03-22 and describes a “Connectable instrument trays for creating a modular case.” This patent has been cited 271 times by other U.S. patents which places it in the top 500 cited patents since 2010 according to our law firm research, and makes it of the most innovative handling patents in the field of mechanical engineering. The abstract states:

A modular tray and lid combination for use in configuring a containment case includes one or more trays and a single lid. When a plurality of trays are used they are connected together either end-to-end or side-by-side or both. The lid includes a plurality of slide latches that secure the lid to the tray or trays. Link: U.S. Patent 7909191

This patent was originally filed on 2006-06-05 which gives it a processing time of 1751 days, compared to an average processing time of 1647 in the field. Greatbatch Ltd. has 404 total patents. The first named inventor is Terry L. Baker of Boggstown, IN. The primary examiner was Anthony Stashick.

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