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Isle innovators set another patent record

A device for tearing down fuel tanks was among 288 awards handed out in 2013

By Alan Yonan Jr.

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 16, 2014

~~<p>Hawaii inventors chalked up a record number of patents last year for a diverse array of creations ranging from a high-tech medical imaging device to a hydraulic ripper blade used to demolish old fuel tanks.</p>
<p>The 288 patents awarded to local residents in 2013 broke the previous year's record of 231 patents issued, according to data available on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website. Hawaii patent awards have averaged about 160 per year over the past decade.</p>
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Hawaii inventors chalked up a record number of patents last year for a diverse array of creations ranging from a high-tech medical imaging device to a hydraulic ripper blade used to demolish old fuel tanks.

The 288 patents awarded to local residents in 2013 broke the previous year's record of 231 patents issued, according to data available on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website. Hawaii patent awards have averaged about 160 per year over the past decade. Login for more...



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