adjective pa·tent [peyt-nt] /ˈpeɪt nt/ (for 10, 12–15)
verb (used with object)
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The polygraph, which uses a range of measurements including blood pressure, was patented by Leonarde Keeler in 1931.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A man named Herbert Gilbert patented one back in 1963 that heated a nicotine solution and produced steam.
By some estimates, 40 percent of human genes have been patented, and every single one of those patents was at stake in this case.
Their idea, developed in the late 1940s and patented 60 years ago this fall, turned out to be ahead of its time.
No matter: To all, the Texas congressman serves up his patented, unified philosophy of get-the-government-off-our-backs.
I do not know if it was patented, but if so, the patent must have run out years ago.The Modern Pistol and How to Shoot It|Walter Winans
An amorphous, soft silicon carbide, also formed in the electric furnace, was patented by B. Talbot in 1899.
He didn't know the land was patented, and mebbe he figgered that if King was dead it would be easy to jump the Springs.The Long Dim Trail|Forrestine C. Hooker
Those with only straight rods, whether they were plain or patented bars, gave an average shearing strength of 150 lb.Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design|Edward Godfrey
These are uncovered by opening the throttle, which is curved—a patented feature—to secure the correct progression of jets.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
British Dictionary definitions for patented
- a government grant to an inventor assuring him the sole right to make, use, and sell his invention for a limited period
- a document conveying such a grant
- an official document granting a right
- any right granted by such a document
- a grant by the government of title to public lands
- the instrument by which such title is granted
- the land so granted