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Local inventor part of 171 patents granted last week

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According to Dallas Innovates,?the Dallas-Fort Worth area ranked #9 for patent activity out 250 metros. Patents issued included 7-Eleven, Bank of American, Overhead Door Siemens Healthcare and Lockheed Martin. {{more: continue …}}
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One of those patents was to local resident Don Larson and partner Robert McCarty of Plano. They were working for Lockheed Martin and were granted a patent in the area of ?variable thickness hollow conformal nose cone?.
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The listings in the article include patents granted to local assignees and/or those with a North Texas inventor. According to reporter ?of Dallas Invents, “Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction.”
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Patents by classification showed 53 in physics, 51 in electricity, 19 in human necessities, 16 in performing operations/transportation and 15 in mechanical engineering. Several others fell in the categories of fixed construction (8), design patent (8) and chemistry (1).
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Often long process from filing to patent …?
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The process from filing to granting a patent is often a long path. Of the current batch the fastest granted was 165 days, the longest was 3,520 days or over nine years.
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For Larson and McCarthy it was on the long side with 1715 days from application to issue or approximately four and a half years.
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Abstract: The embodiments relate to a conformal, sometimes referred to as aerodynamic, nose cone, and in particular to a hollow conformal nose cone that is transparent to electromagnetic radiation of a predetermined wavelength, or wavelengths, and that comprises a variable thickness such that the electromagnetic radiation received on an outer surface of the nose cone forms a predetermined beam pattern within the nose cone. Also disclosed are mechanisms for generating such hollow conformal nose cones.
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Category: [F42B] EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING; FIREWORKS; AMMUNITION (explosive compositions C06B; fuzes F42C; blasting F42D) [5]
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Link:?Dallas Innovates

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