I have found out a new theorem in mathematics, Can I be ellible to get patent?

I mean is the commercial products only get patents or we can get patent for any works such as theorems?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Only if you claim and disclose how the theorem is used to manipulate appropriate subject matter. Basically, you have to use the theorem to impact the real world. See the quoted section below:

    "If the "acts" of a claimed process manipulate only numbers, abstract concepts or ideas, or signals representing any of the foregoing, the acts are not being applied to appropriate subject matter. Gottschalk v. Benson, 409 U.S. 63, 71 - 72, 175 USPQ 673, 676 (1972). Thus, a process consisting solely of mathematical operations, i.e., converting one set of numbers into another set of numbers, does not manipulate appropriate subject matter and thus cannot constitute a statutory process." - See http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/document...

  • 1 decade ago

    Pretty sure patents are for commercial products, academic papers are where theorems and theoretical work is published. Besides if it is published the rights remain yours, and the entire mathematical community will know that. Not to mention that mathematical theorems need to be public, because they need to be expanded upon in the future, it would suck having to pay Sir Isaac Newton every time you discover a new idea in Calculus.

  • 5 years ago

    DETAILED DESCRIPTION FIG. 1 depicts the phone with the antenna collapsed from a side and front view. The basic mechanical components of the phone 10 are the speaker and speaker section 12, the antenna 14, and the microphone section 18. The center section 19 carries the batteries and the electronics. It also serves as the base for the "911" button 16. A spring 20 to automatically deploy the antenna is shown in the speaker section. In an alternative embodiment, the antenna is slid down into the phone body with a linear spring. When the 911 button is pushed, it releases the antenna, which then slides out the end into a fully extended position when released. In one embodiment, the whole phone is made waterproof through the use of waterproof switches, microphone, and speakers. FIG. 2 shows the identical components but with the antenna extended. The operation of the spring is such that the antenna is normally fully extended. FIG. 3 shows the phone of this embodiment in its weatherproof pouch 30. This pouch could be made of any water or weatherproof material including vinyl, polycarbonates or other polymers. Along the front end of the pouch 30 is an embedded quick release strip 34, which has a brightly colored large pull tab 36. For use of the phone the tab 36 is gripped and pulled down the complete length of release line 34 to open the pouch and access the phone. This then automatically deploys the antenna due to the operation of the integral spring. On the back of the phone pouch 30 is an attachment means. In the preferred embodiment this is shown as a Velcro. RTM. type of mechanism 32. Alternatively it could be suction cups for glass or adhesives for metal. Further alternatives would include magnets for metal. The Velcro works particularly well for the roof cloth or floor carpeting of many cars. Yet another alternative attachment mechanism would be a combination of Velcro and magnet for universal attachment as shown using the magnets 38 embedded in the pouch. The pouch is transparent to make the phone contents very obvious in an emergency situation Related patents Apparatus for automatically mounting a web roll on a mill roll stand An object of the present invention is to provide an apparatus for automatically mounting and dismounting web rolls which obviates the above-mentioned shortcomings. In ... Method for detecting the position of a web supply roll and for positioning the roll It is an object of the present invention to provide a method for detecting the position of a web supply roll and for positioning the roll. Another object of the present ... Station independent buffer transport for an inserter system While the prior art system described above often performs satisfactorily, the forty two inch buffer length and seven inch stopping station length are often longer than ... Range prediction in fleet management of electric and fuel-cell vehicles OF INVENTION With reference to FIG. 1, a vehicle 11 is shown, powered by a non-petroleum power pack 13, such as batteries or a fuel cell. The vehicle may be small, such ... Device for managing dish stocks What is claimed is: 1. A device for managing dish stocks in a restaurant and positioned between at least one food preparation room and to at least one cash desk, said ... Supervisory method and system for improved control model updates applied to dynamic balancing The following summary of the invention is provided to facilitate an understanding of some of the innovative features unique to the present invention and is not intended ... Hand-held rotary barbecue rotisserie OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS The rotary barbecue rotisserie 30 shown in FIG. 3. has a metal shaft 19 that is bent at two right angles to form an offset and a handle 24. A ... Transmitter apparatus, receiver apparatus, transmitting method and receiving method for interleaving and varying an antenna directional pattern In view of the foregoing, an object of the present invention is to provide a radio communication system and a radio communication method capable of radio-communicating ... Tracking array antenna system It is the first object of the present invention to make it possible to track a target by low-cost hybrid antenna control system (combined a closed-loop antenna tracking ... Spatial position mapping technique FIG. 1 illustrates a spatial mapping system 10 in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the invention. The system 10 includes at least three spaced-apart D...

  • 1 decade ago

    not right now they dont let you, but you can get credit for it somehow

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