[Coco] Possible Coco patent?
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sun Sep 21 10:24:00 EDT 2008
On Sunday 21 September 2008, Aaron Banerjee wrote:
>I stumbled upon US Patent # 5,572,705 while searching for something
>entirely different. I'm trying to guess if they used an old coco
>(with additions) in constructing this device. It's got a 6809E and a
>6821 PIA. The patent may be viewed for free at the US Patent and
>Trademark Office website <http://www.uspto.gov> under the "patents"
>section. It is most easily found by doing a "patent number search".
>I was wondering what others thought of this patent:
>1. Souped-up coco?
>2. Not a coco, but the inventor was familiar with coco and used
>similar parts for his invention?
>3. Mere coincidence?
>Not that it really makes a difference, but the patent was filed/issued
>long after a 1 Mhz, 32K machine would have been obsolete for most
>purposes. I just thought someone on this list might find it
> - Aaron
Where did you find this? According to the above link, that patent has been
expired and expunged for non-payment of the maintenance fees on Nov 5, 2004
after the statutory number of years, in this case 8.
Pat# App# Issued date
5,572,705 08/180,848 11/05/96
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