Tuesday, 29 July 2008

historic patent/inventor database

Wright State University has announced the Miami Valley Historical Inventors database, containing over 1800 patent documents and more than 4000 individual names, some with historical notes. The database covers the years 1814 to 1875 and concentrates on the Miami Valley of Ohio, birthplace of the Wright brothers.
Speaking of patents, a post on the Chronicle's Wired Campus Blog says that a patent application made by Apple details software that would capture video and slides from college lectures and automatically edit them into video podcasts. Hope it works.

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