Identifying your subject matter for the invention product is to contemplate what the invention actually is. In another reference frame scenario you are reducing the invention to it's functional pieces that only after assembling together as one device would those elements of subject matter function in whole as the product of your workings. Also the methods and ways you devise to get those elements together can also become novel and non obvious and more favorable to a success with the valid claims of the Patent itself after it is issued to you.
Important now is to clearly identify the subject matter of your invention. Sketch out a drawing on paper or computer generated picture of what you think your invention will need to accomodate and perform what you have set forth in text in your Broadest Claim.
A further reduction to only the sought after patentable subject matter will "clean up" the Patent Application written and submitted by your patent attorney. The work of the inventor usually comes prior to the Provisional Patent Draft being sent in to the USPTO, the work should be paperwork to this point. You need to build your product from the concept to this point we are at now on paper and should not consider building any device until all the preliminary research provides evidence that your project will net a positive gain of some type for you and many others. When your to this point today you have already spent approximately two months of contemplation and making choices for what to do with your idea that led you to this information.
Understanding the USPTO rules
We are at the point now with our project that we need to file for a Provisional Patent before going further. The USPTO rules we will need to abide by. A Provisional Patent needs to be filed within one year exactly from the time we set the one year clock ticking. This one year clock is a critical tool for the inventor to use when strategizing the market for his or her invention product. We set the one year clock by explaining our anticipated product and the broadest claim to someone interested that is willing to purchase the first product for a specified price. Reduce that into writing and the one year clock is set to that date. You keep this to yourself and the person that signed the bill of sale for it only becomes a critical issue "after" your product becomes worth millions of dollars each year and employs hundreds of workers from the raw material delivery to the final product set up by the marketing company.
The strategy of a professional inventor is to promote his or her product through direct sales and setting the one year clock in motion. It is idealistic for the inventor to have product sold before the first one is completed, a patent rarely becomes successful if products are not sold to the general population prior to the issue date of the patent itself. There is a big difference in building a gismo to patent compared to designing one to be a profitable income with an issued US Patent, and how we do that is to write a really good Provisional Patent.
The fact is that we will need a reputable patent attorney to file a Patent Application for the product of the invention process, however that is costly and not appropriate at this time. First the Provisional Patent needs to be filed by an attorney and do not attempt to do that for yourself and do not go to a patent it yourself clinic, locate and hire a Patent Attorney of your choice and pay them to file the provisional draft written by you. Follow these steps on this site and your Patent Attorney will be way less expensive due to you have all the paperwork in the order he needs it in for filing.
The ideal time to file for a patent on this product is day number 364 from the consumated sale date of the first product or the day you made a disclosure in writing that would allow one normally skilled in the art your invention pertains to make one from your disclosure. Either way you have exactly one year to file and you should make sure that the filing date is as close to the year as possible, early not late. USPTO clock runs by the minute and they do not waver one minute in Federal Court. As soon as you file the Provisional Patent many will be reading the text that are looking for new and useful products to make.
If you file to quickly and don't set the one year clock in motion you give others an opportunity to file behind you with their Provisional Patent on the product you are inventing, and then it becomes a race to complete the best product. So for now we will simply write the Provisional Patent on our new product we are inventing that allows us to mark our invention Patent Pending the moment it is received via. Express Mail (USPO) at the patent offices. Presently it costs $110.00 to file for a Provisional Patent if you are a small entity, like independent inventor no Company or Corporation, their fees are double that.
We now have the opportunity to do some design work, thats real, it is well accepted by the inventor because it is a segment of work in the project that deals mostly with proven facts of past designs. It's one of the fun parts of the invention process, hands on work. The hands on are on the keyboard in a CAD program or like 2D with dimensioning capabilities or paintbrush. The point is that the subject matter needs to be sketched out somewhat in order for you to understand how it is to be assembled together and in what order.
NOTE: It is like a house being built, first you need to understand completely what you anticipate as the result and then sketch it to find out what materials you will need so it's not just use what we have and hope we have enough.
At this point or step in the invention process it is important that you have thought about your idea and concept of the invention to come from your intellectual property. Your intellectual property is your right to protect, it is yours and should never be assumed or given up by you unless authorized by you in writing.
Your intellectual property for example could be a situation whereas you have been working for a company in a profession for several years, and as you accumulate the time and experience at doing the same job at the company for years, you get a better idea on how to make the process go quicker and easier making it less expensive for the company to manufacture the item or, you come up with a better product for the company. This fact that even if you have signed all kinds of paperwork saying that if you come up with a better way to do something while working at the company it's the companies will not be supported in Federal Court if you are issued a United States patent on the product or method you came up with while working on the job and being paid by the company, it's still your intellectual property and you have a right to collect what is tangible from the method in the form of a royalty reward.
That company has to have a signed agreement by you and them that in specific details and names an exact invention and in specific that you were hired to invent that specific invention or method. If they don't, and a patent is issued to you they have to pay the royalties you meritably deserve. So if you have kept your notebook up to date there is a tangible exchange you will get for your meritable contribution to the company and art of your intellectual property. What this new and useful invention or process boils down to at this point is the tangible exchange for what your contribution has been in making this new product to come from your intellectual property. If you have no daily notes written and the amount of time you have spent daily documented in your handwriting and dated each entry, then your invention at this point is worth nothing to you obviously. It is the process of exchanging your time, effort and intellectual property into something you may have been wanting for awhile, like for example cash. So declare your time daily and initial and date each entry.
DRAWING OR SKETCHING OUT PRELIMINARY CONCEPTS
It is extremely helpful with this process to have an ability to draw pictures in approximate scale. Just draw it up on paper or sketch the components together on one picture the way it looks like it should look, and then take a ruler and measure everything out together and get a somewhat close dimensional view of the invnention.
It is imperative at this point to understand and document parameters of your product or apparatus invention dimensionally speaking. By looking briefly at an object invention one easily can view what looks apparently workable for your intended product to come from your idea.
In this case we are using a mechanical drafting program to set parameters and scaling, which is a real time saver. Once you have this picture find all the subject matter you can find, and outline it on a piece of paper. In this example of our project and product to come we initially started out with a huge device capable of developing electrical energy for an entire farm operation. After pricing out all the frame structure metal, and cutting and hauling to a remote area it was overpriced at that level already, and left no room for errors which there will be, so we went to plan B. Designing a product we can afford to make ourselves that proves the concept we are trying to promote and claim viable. Plan B has our invention product moderately priced for every individual, and can be easily transported and assembled with little mechanical knowledge. The objective is to produce high voltage with the least amount of human input effort. Almost like a range of motion device where a human being simply walks in place or runs in place to produce and store useable electricity as we know it today, and that quantity can be gathered and used later at a higher power rate than original collecting amounted to while collecting it.
Another desired result that for sure locks this invention into a better success package, is that after electrical production from the device, it has the potential to yield hydrogen and oxygen gas. There is little doubt that this invention product is a viable product that will be considered new and useful and have unobvious characteristics needed for patenting purposes.
There is no doubt in my mind at all that many different patents will be issued on many of these upcoming energy producing devices that will translate human or animal weight and energy into useable electricity. The key factors for the success of this product invention work of the project ManMotor dictate that this product must not be overpriced to the consumer and, be manufactured for the least amount of raw material costs as well as require the least amount of handling of the raw materials in the manufacturing process. The product needs to be reliable and well made, so repairs can be performed by the consumer. Other factors enclosed within the three dimensional space that the product invention occupies and includes existing subject matter found in prior art and the inventive subject matter that become the claims of the new and useful invention product that are written in the patent application, and are also critical to be fact.
Subject Matter evaluation in it's first outline describes slightly what the claimed invention consists of within a three dimensional space, and in this case scenario of the Man Motor we first came up with the idea, then we made a mockup cheezy gismo and, an easy case scenario of something to prove the concept viability. It is not completely necessary to prove the concept, in the event you are very skilled in the art you claim to improve on. In this case we just had to give it a try, and what the exact situation was is that we tried to make electricity from a dodge alternator attached to an exercise bike with heavy flywheels and no battery. We then used our own magnets and hand wound coils to produce high voltages that was easier to pedal. Both were evaluated logically and projected down the road twenty years in projecting viability in the future for need and product viability, and below is an overview of those notes.
NOTES - MM12208A
The following NOTES were extracted from the elvaluation notebook in the inventors detail on research for power generating means for the common household.
We as a civilization are headed in a direction of self sustainable products that will allow each individual a choice to produce electricity and heating fuel for themselves, and eliminate the costs currently associated with the electrical demand of the common household and heating.
Primarily interested in electrical , hydrogen , oxygen production, the methods used and described are projected more efficient, earth friendly, and viable than currently used fossil fuels that produce the heat needed for existance in a society locked firmly into the requirement of electrical demands, for operating the common household.
As projected, earth changes, economic structure, and political influence will effect a change or shift in awareness of human beings, to fullfill the needs of survival for themselves and communities. The earth changes may result in electrical transmission interruptions that will cause losses economically, physically, or other, and that economic structure may not support high energy demands of an individual, and that political influence could result in high costs of replacement for the common household items needed to sustain comfortable living of individuals.
Conventionally accepted electrical generation relies on permanent magnets or electromagnetic coils. Devices currently available that produce useable AC or DC voltage use permanent magnets that can be broken or de magnetized if the situations are optimum for that or, need a dc battery or another voltage source with available voltage to energize the electromagets. When the battery fails to hold a sufficient charge or another supply voltage is not present in an AC system, there is no collection of useable electricity, the same effect as the permanent magnet DC device with weak or broken permanent magnets. In simple a magnetic field needs to be present to collect useable electricity.
Many articles of text exist on formulas, definitions and laws of interpretatation for electricity. It seems that no one man figured these formulas out, and I am doubtful that any current humans today can tell you how magnetic effects on mass translates into the product electricity. Conclusively it opens free enterprise until the exact facts are built upon for the electrical generation field. This art has been engineered by humans that have interpreted past devices in reverse engineering and at best provide small amounts of useable electricity in comparison to the potential that will be collected at the point when a complete realistic understanding of the element field is understood exactly on how it is created.
Until that time of understanding in the future if ever, of how the magnetic field is created, we will have to accept the conventional safe electrical potential in volts either in it's stored DC form or it's generation of AC in real time. The no brainer of this device is that, the electrical generation of AC or DC voltage to be used or stored simply boils down to a magnetic field fluxuating change in effect, onto time in a position of space. Other elements contributing to the quantity of that gathering constitute a copper wire wrapped around a metal core. Anyone that can manage a power source from anything able to produce it, can provide an exchange or difference that will enable the translation of the two to the element electricity.
The management of a power source that will effectively be translated from one to another, to produce simply a magnetic field capable of collapsing it's effected field onto a said saturated coil, and surging a spike in the opposite direction and or reversing a polarity of opposition, to the vacuum effect which is also an inverted perception of the gathering of said like and unlike particles of the either. This source in effect can be anything causing a difference in like elements of space, in time. The part of this project that is like falling off the turnip truck scenario, is that this collection of currently accepted AC electricity used today in all homes and mobile vehicles using a DC storage device, is simply a magnetic field effected upon a coil of wire wrapped, around a soft metal core magnetically conductive. It is evident from my viewpoint that a technology marriage (SR71), and the recent past ability to manufacture mechanical art, is not consistant with technology that will assist the value of living for us as a civilization, and that it does not run parallel with developement. Therefore a complete mechanical art of human powered devices that amplify the weight of a human and utilyze gravity to gain a power potential for that individual, is not currently present, and as of today is unavailable in product form, due to several reasons that individuals use to neglet a primary fact of life that includes self survival.
It is not practicle that change comes swiftly, unless by accident or unforseen elements that force change in human actions or reactions. Designing a new way to use a human being as a power device seems very efficient compared to, how many people are involved and how much machinery is used, to harvest the natural elements of our earth that can be compared to cost factors, practicality, earth pollution and other damages caused by the harvesting of those elements. The only reason this has went on as an enterprise in the world is because it has been literally robbed from the earth by men and women that are willing to take freely what they have not produced for themselves and that most likely will not have to be responsble for the damages done to the earth, and this will change soon.
The Provisional Patent has been written on a new and useful device called a Manmotor, a result from seven months of writing, drawing, and contemplation. The Manmotor of the present invention includes 51 pages of text and 51 drawings of subject matter. The time involved to draw and write all of this was 127.5 hours of writing, 229.5 hours of drawing and 51 hours of design and contemplation. The total declared fair value of this time is $61,200.00 . At this point the total fair value of the project is declared at $61.200.00 which is the tangible going rate for the drawings and the text, and including the proof of concept device made early on in the project.
We have reviewed patent attorneys and there is a real big reason for this review. Sometimes depending where you live contacting a patent attorney is really not economically possible for the independent inventor at this point in the invention process, and is really not necessary yet. It is however necessary after you have all your paperwork done including the provisional patent draft. When your product becomes a success and you have filed paperwork yourself just to get by a little cheaper and not retained a patent attorney early on in the invention stage, you yourself will find yourself unable to collect royalties from anyone even if your patent is issued, and you can take that to the bank. There is so much red tape stuff in the patent laws that if you don't do it correct it will cost you your ability to collect royalties later on after your product becomes a success.
This is not consistant with the reasons that we are inventing a product, the point is to make a tangible exchange from work to currency, your work output translated into currency in your bank account consistantly until the product runs it's life span in production. Do not fail to retain a patent attorney. If your product becomes a success story and you have followed all the USPTO rules you will have a really great outlook afterwords, if not you are going to be telling the story most people accept and hear over and over by claimed inventors, they took my invention and I got zero from it.
A true inventor knows beyond doubt that the paperwork is first, and that the invention just doesn't fall together. So the amount of paperwork you can produce for your attorney is what determines that cost factor. With the correct paperwork you can file for a Provisional Patent for $110.00 and then go patent pending, make the invention and make sure it does what you claim it to, get a written agreement produced for the manufacturer you target for future royalties, reduce the product invention to practice, sell and market the invention, follow up and correct any inherant problems that may arrise while your invention product is being used, figure out what the profits are and expected volume in sales shows and then make an agreement for royalties, file a US Patent Application if the invention works as anticipated and the invention shows profits for everyone involved.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW !
Search out the patent attorney, find an attorney that has had success in the patenting field. Watch out for large firms asking for a few thousand dollars up front, they are simply training someone to become valuable to the firm and bring income to the firm, which is logical and businesslike. Find an attorney and look his record up in the uspto.gov database in the quick search on attorneys name. Review the patents he has aquired and count them, see if they are within your inventions inventive subject matter, if they are contact him or her. Remember it is your future you are dealing with and if you retain the wrong attorney you might as well have gone to a patent it yourself clinic.
My advice based from experiences on patenting and also collecting royalties for your invenntion is to now seek out a local Defense Attorney (civil) in your area, get a free consultation and retain him or her now in the event someone wants to help you out by giving you money or simply want's to purchase the first one of your inventions. The attorney will make you big bucks if you retain them at the onset of your project instead of after the fact when some company is trying to rip you off or worse when your product is worth millions of USD per year.
"We limit our success as inventors, by limiting the amount of people who can become successful by making, using, and selling our inventions"