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INVENTION. A contrivance; a discovery. It is in this sense this word is used in the patent laws of the United States. 17 Pet. 228; S. C. 1 How. U. S. 202. It signifies not something which has been found ready made, but something which, in consequence of art or accident, has been formed; for the invention must relate to some new or useful art, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, not before known or used by others. Act of July 4, 1836, 4 Sharsw. continuation of Story's L. U.S. 2506; 1 Mason, R. 302; 4 Wash. C. C. R. 9. Vide Patent. By invention, the civilians understand the finding of some things which had not been lost; they must either have abandoned, or they must have never belonged to any one, as a pearl found on the sea shore. Lec. Elem Sec. 350.

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Mahmoud Nahas and Ali Sheikh Shaaban got the reward of the best university graduation project, SYP 75,000, for inventing a 3D Scanner.
Two recent books, Haney's Inventing the Needy and Leira's Working Parents and the Welfare State grapple with what both authors see as a transformation of the welfare state in response to the influx of women, specifically mothers, into the paid labor market.
According to Hobsbawm, they were that "set of practices, normally governed by overtly or tacitly accepted rules and of a ritual or symbolic nature, which seek to inculcate certain values and norms of behavior by repetition." Eric Hobsbawm, "Introduction: Inventing Tradition," in The Invention of Tradition, ed.
"The Wright brothers took a different approach from their contemporaries when learning to fly," says William Roess, COO of Inventing Flight.
Anyone who doubts Dean Kamen's commitment to change and cleverness with regard to inventing ways to accomplish things would be well served to read Brown's brief biography.
Inventing Al Gore, by veteran Newsweek political writer Bill Turque, is not that book.
I agreed with everything that Douglas Mattern said in "Humanity's Juncture: Abandoning the Road of War for the Road to Peace" until I read: "The same species that invented war is capable of inventing peace." I don't believe that the human species invented war.
17, The New York Times was back on the Gore-distortion beat with an article co-authored by Katharine Seelye and entitled "Questions Over Veracity Have Long Dogged Gore." The article asserted that some of Gore's distortions "are familiar and fairly trivial," such as "taking credit for inventing the Internet or being the model for Erich Segal's Love Story." But the piece argued that "concern about Mr.
The Union Game, to be broadcast on BBC2 on Sunday, will claim the story about William Webb Ellis inventing the sport was merely a PR exercise for Rugby School.
and Bill C., (6) is always the question denoted by (1), regardless of who did the actual inventing.
Instead, scientists are inventing new products that are changing the way we dress.
They've also been inventing new ways of using them.