Today in history Henry Ford received a patent for the Automobile Transmission Mechanism on October 11, 1911. Henry Ford had waited over two years to hear from the patent office to see whether his patent was granted or denied. Another great story of American Manufacturing and how it has impacted the world of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Patent Number: US 1005186 A, Title: Transmission Mechanism, Publication Type: Grant, Publication date: 10 Oct 1911, Filing date: 12 Aug 1909, Priority date: 12 Aug 1909, Inventors: Henry Ford
Learn more about Henry Ford his story, his passion for all things Americana and Henry Ford the American Inventor by visiting the Henry Ford site. Altogether, Henry Ford earned more than 150 patents for his inventions. Today the Ford Motor Company encourages its employees to submit inventions for patent and in 2015 the employees of the Ford Motor Company had submitted nearly 6,000 inventions for patent consideration, a 36% increase from 2014. ” 2015 Ford patent applications include a record number of inventions related to mobility for the company, including autonomous and connected vehicles, wearable devices, eBikes, navigation and ride-sharing platforms.”
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