U.S. Patent Number 9,000,000

Scott ThorntonPatent Law, Patent Office

Today, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued the nine millionth United States utility patent to Matthew Carroll of Jupiter, Florida.  The invention is directed to a system and method of collecting  and conditioning rainwater and other moisture, such as dew, from the windshield of a vehicle and utilizing the collected fluid to replenish the fluids in the windshield washer reservoir.

It has taken roughly 225 years to get to number 9,000,000.  I wonder how long it will take to get reach the 10,000,000 milestone.  One thing is certain though:  The spirit of innovation is alive and well in America.


Figure 6 From US Patent No. 9,000,000