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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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Knowlton, "Our Medication Risk Mitigation Matrix[TM] (Pat. Pending), which lies at the heart of MWA, has been proven to reduce medication-related problems (especially adverse drug reactions), falls, hospitalizations, and hospital readmissions - and to improve overall quality of care and reduce costs."
It also benefits from Yamaha's exclusive PurePhase Laser System (Pat. Pending), which eliminates glare and reflections created on the surface of the disc while burning a CD.
LINNE Industries LLC is the manufacturer of the PondHawk[R] Solar Pond Aeration System (pat. pending).