Articles Tagged with ''innovation''

Additive Changes to Advanced Ceramics

Additive ceramic manufacturing can serve as a valuable component to existing technologies.
April 1, 2014

Advanced ceramics have found their place in a number of applications, largely due to their superior mechanical properties.


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IP in Depth: Effective Preissuance Submissions

Preissuance submissions are an opportunity to present prior art in such a way that a patent examiner will be convinced to apply the prior art to reject pending claims.
April 1, 2014

“The preissuance submission provision in the America Invents Act aims to bring the most relevant prior art to the examiner’s attention as early as possible during prosecution to enhance examination effectiveness and efficiency,” says Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) David Kappos.


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Inside CI: An Advancing Industry

We need to live in the present and build opportunities for the future.
April 1, 2014

I have a notoriously lackluster long-term memory. The phrase “Remember that time…” is usually cause for nothing but dread as far as I’m concerned. 


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New Dal-Tile Facility is Top News

This weekly roundup highlights the ceramic, glass, brick and related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
March 24, 2014

Last week, readers were most interested in Dal-Tile’s plans for a new U.S. facility.


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University at Buffalo Announces Advanced Manufacturing Institute; Harper International is Founding Member

March 7, 2014
The advanced manufacturing institute is intended to support economic development.
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IP in Depth: Understanding the USPTO's Compact Prosecution Process

Under compact prosecution, examiners were expected to prosecute a patent application thoroughly in the first USPTO action.
March 1, 2014

Under compact prosecution, examiners were expected to prosecute a patent application thoroughly in the first USPTO action.


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Materials Innovation: Making a Gem of a Tiny Crystal

Slowly cooled DNA transforms disordered nanoparticles into orderly crystal.
February 1, 2014

Nature builds flawless diamonds, sapphires and other gems. Now a Northwestern University research team is reportedly the first to build near-perfect single crystals out of nanoparticles and DNA, using the same structure favored by nature.


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Improving Optical Fiber Throughput

Researchers have discovered a way to increase optical fiber capacity and boost telecommunications throughput by a factor of 10.
February 1, 2014

Optical fibers carry data in the form of pulses of light over distances of thousands of miles at amazing speeds.


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Acme Wetlands Program Marks 20th Year

January 28, 2014
In 1993, Acme Brick Co. Regional Engineer Rick Hice began investigating natural solutions to a natural problem—acidic runoff from pine woodlands located above Acme’s plant in Perla, Ark.
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IP in Depth: Expediting Patent Application Examinations

The USPTO developed four programs designed to speed up the examination of patent applications.
December 2, 2013

In August 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reported a backlog of 591,665 patent applications waiting to be examined and an average total pendency (time from filing to end of examination) of 29.4 months.


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Sapphire: An Extreme Performer

Ian Doggett of Goodfellow and CI Editor Susan Sutton discuss the benefits and opportunities provided by industrial sapphire.

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Our April issue features details on advanced materials such as ceramic matrix composites and piezoelectric ceramics, among many others. Be sure to check it out!

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