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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener and I’m the host of the gold today’s show for you the adventure entrepreneur or business owner get your daily dose of inspiration to help you make the world a better place and we’re in part 4 of our aerospace set on the bold today’s show today we’re to talk about eight airplanes of course but I want you to think about just airplane but what’s attached to them those gigantic monstrosity engines right if you ever looked an airplane from inside the airport outside the window you’ve probably noticed these massive engines are quite a piece of work and if only you could see under the hood to see how those jet engines are actually made you’d really appreciate the innovation that goes into them there are four big air engine manufacturers in the world today that’s it for rolls-royce General Electric Pratt & Whitney and Safran now having four big competitors is actually a good thing for innovation and it’s caused them to as they compete and try to outdo each other each year an enormous set of new inventions that get published every year from each of them so we’re going to talk about just one and it’s hilarious because this invention is actually owned by Boeing probably to sort of tease these engine companies into doing even better so before we get to that I do have a challenge for you next time you’re at the airport I want you to look out the window and try to see if you can tell which of those four manufacturers actually made the airplane engine it’s labeled right there on the side all right so the invention topic of the day is about this invention okay what you see here is and I’m not making this up this is jet exhaust laser system okay this technology is a new species they call it this is the first of its kind and is incredibly novel I stumbled on it just what I was looking to prepare for this and was able to see that there was actually zero references cited and only one patent document that was relevant enough to even putting on the application what that says to me as a practitioner is that there’s really no other prior art out there on this subject and to to sort of go beyond that I took a look at the claims set and that’s what you should do as well as if you were to open up this patent and we can look at it if we get a chance look at claim one it’s just five lines long five or six lines long that’s it that’s a huge indicator when you’re looking at a patent claim the fewer the words the smaller the claim means that it’s more powerful it has some higher value because it covers such a broad scope you don’t need that many words to define all the the narrow details about it so this patent the way it works and what I was able to read through is that the exhaust exhaust is what comes on the output the output side of the engine so as the airplane is traveling through the air you know fresh clean air comes through the jet engine it turns the turbines goes through the heat exchanger exports that as thrust right through velocity forward and the output after it burns up the energy is exhaust right much much like you have in your automobile exhaust well in airplane moving at that speed exhaust moves extremely quickly and what scientists have found and obviously through this patent is that it moves so quickly that it convert it can it can be convertible into a laser beam now in the patent talked about this morning I didn’t get a chance to read into all the details but what they said is that through a series of mirrors this laser connect should be focused and for military applications could be focused on a target either on the ground or in the air pretty wild huh so have a look at this one we’re gonna look at a patent later hopefully in the show tomorrow we’re gonna look at a huge claim set you’ll better see the difference between abroad which is this one or a narrow claim so I hope you enjoyed this version of the bolt today’s show and if you have a chance please share it with any friends and relatives have a good day go big go bold

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About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at