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patent pending

n. often abbreviated to "pat. pend." or "pat. pending," the term is printed on a product to inform others that an application for a patent has been filed with the United States Patent Office, but the patent has not yet been granted. (See: patent)

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This feature is coupled with "Break Through Detection," a patent applied for feature, which improves hole consistency, reduces backwall strike damage, and increases throughput during processing.
In the United States, the legal life of a utility patent applied for after June 7, 1995, ends 20 years after its earliest effective filing date (35 USC section 154).
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