Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1866
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Page 5 - Then we have divers inventors of our own, of excellent works, which since you have not seen, it were too long to make descriptions of them ; and besides, in the right understanding of those descriptions you might easily err.
Page 7 - ... very opulent and very public-spirited persons, or the state must put a value on the service rendered by an inventor, and make him a pecuniary grant.
Page 7 - The condemnation of monopolies ought not to extend to patents, by which the originator of an improved process is allowed to enjoy, for a limited period, the exclusive privilege of using his own improvement. This is not making the commodity dear for his benefit, but merely postponing a part of the increased cheapness which the public owe to the inventor, in order to compensate and reward him for the service.
Page 6 - is the only power on earth that can be said to create. It enters as an essential element into the process of the increase of national wealth, because that process is a creation, not an acquisition. It does not necessarily enter into the process of the increase of individual wealth, because that may be simply an acquisition, not a creation.
Page 1 - I have the honor to submit a report of the operations of this office during the year 1863.
Page 6 - Provided also, and be it declared and enacted, that any declaration before mentioned shall not extend to any letters patent and grants of privilege for the term of fourteen years or under, hereafter to be made of the sole working or making of any manner of new manufactures within this realm, to the true and first inventor and inventors of such manufactures, which others at the time of making such letters patent and grants shall not use...
Page 15 - If the letters patent were required to extend to Scotland and Ireland, as well as to England, all the proceedings had to be gone through separately in each of the three cases. Thus the same patent may be said to have run the gauntlet of twenty-one offices.
Page 541 - I also claim inclosing all the moving parts of an instrument in the surrounding casing through which the water, or other fluid, passes to be measured, constructed, and operating in the manner and for the purpose substantially as described.
Page 480 - Jacquard shaft x, and the two regulating levers or rods/3, by which the shifting or sliding motion is communicated to the double shifting cams b", constructed and arranged substantially in the manner and for the purpose herein set forth. Thirdly, we claim the combination of the cylinder c3, with the concentric cam wheel r, working the Jacquard, for acting on the marches of the headles, in the manner and for the purpose above described : but we do not claim the cylinder...
Page 10 - It is hard like metal and as elastic as pure original gum elastic. Why, that is as great and momentous a phenomenon occurring to men in the progress of their knowledge, as it would be for a man to show that iron and gold could remain iron and gold and yet become elastic like India Rubber. It would be just such another result. Now, this fact cannot be denied; it cannot be secreted; it cannot be kept out of sight; somebody has made this invention.

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