Posts by Sharyl O. (11)

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"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in… continue reading George Washington Carver: Inventor, Environmentalist, Mentor, and Role Model

By written by Sharyl O.    June 24, 2020   

Are you interested in protecting your business name or invention with a trademark or patent? During the current quarantine for COVID-19 , you can still begin working on these processes from home.… continue reading Patent & Trademark Resources During COVID-19

By written by Sharyl O.    April 16, 2020   

I am a Monopoly lover! This celebrated board game became popular in the 1930s after it was patented by Philadelphia inventor Charles B. Darrow , who lived on W. Hortter St. in the West Mt.… continue reading Happy Inventors Day for Monopoly Lovers!

By written by Sharyl O.    February 11, 2020   

Happy National Inventors’ Day! This special day was proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983 “in recognition of the enormous contribution inventors make to the nation and the… continue reading National Inventors' Day!

By written by Sharyl O.    February 11, 2019    1

We're thankful for these inventions that help us make the Thansgiving feast and all the festivties more enjoyable and fun!   Automatic mashed potato system (2007) U.S. Patent No. 7172335… continue reading Handy Thanksgiving Inventions!

By written by Sharyl O.    November 20, 2018   

Here at the  Patent and Trademark Resource Center in the Business Resource & Innovation Center at the Parkway Central Library , we are lucky to work with some amazing organizations who… continue reading Partner Spotlight: Marie Kraft and American Society of Inventors

By written by Sharyl O.    May 23, 2017    4

Do you have questions about vaccinations? Many people do! We know many of you visit the Free Library (in person and online) searching for health information. A new series of blog posts will share… continue reading What About Vaccinations?

By written by Sharyl O.    January 28, 2016   

We know many of you visit the Free Library of Philadelphia (in person and online) searching for health information. A new series of blog posts will share ways you can access our materials and… continue reading Health Information for You on MedlinePlus

By written by Sharyl O.    November 3, 2015    1

Since the Free Library of Philadelphia is a Patent & Trademark Resource Center, we are able to appreciate some of the very interesting patents granted by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office… continue reading Patently Unusual

By written by Sharyl O.    September 11, 2015   

Did you know that Eddie Van Halen, Michael Jackson, and Abraham Lincoln were issued patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office?  Eddie Van Halen (US4656917) patented a guitar… continue reading Surprising Stuff about Patents and Trademarks

By written by Sharyl O.    April 7, 2015