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Invention, Innovation & Entrepreneurship. (8/29/2012). Management Librarian in Troy. Colette Holmes Email: [email protected] Voice Mail: 518-276-8331 Folsom Library, 3 rd floor North (341A) Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Appointments Recommended. Passwords & Tech Help.

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Invention innovation entrepreneurship

Invention, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

(8/29/2012)


Management librarian in troy

Management Librarian in Troy

  • Colette Holmes

  • Email: [email protected]

  • Voice Mail: 518-276-8331

  • Folsom Library, 3rd floor North (341A)

  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

  • Appointments Recommended


Passwords tech help

Passwords & Tech Help

  • Your RCS Userid and Password

  • One sign on for most library services

  • Available from VCC Help Desk

  • Contact consult&rpi.edu

    Sample Logon Window for Off-Campus Access


Entrepreneurship resources

Entrepreneurship Resources

  • Starting a Business

  • Business Plans

  • Venture Capital & Private Equity

  • Franchising

  • Trade Publications & academic Journals

  • Competitors

  • Market Shares, Rankings, Market Information

  • Industry Information

  • Manufacturer Information

  • NY State Business Information

  • Legal & Tax Information

  • Global Business


Statistical sources

Statistical Sources

  • New York State Statistical Yearbook

  • Statistical Almanac of the United States (until 2012)

  • U.S. Business Statistics

  • E-Stat

  • International Business Statistics

  • Capital District Regional Planning District

  • American FactFinder


Reference tools

Reference Tools

  • Timelines of Invention and Technology

    • 16th century to Present

  • Access Science

    Sci-Tech Encyclopedia


Emerging technologies

Emerging Technologies

  • Gartner’s The Worlds 50 Most Innovative Companies

  • Gartner Identifies Top 10 Most Disruptive Technologies 2008-2012

  • O’Reilly Radar

    • MIT 10 Emerging Technologies


Current news sources

Current News Sources

  • Computerworld

  • Fast Company

  • Technovation

  • Technology Review

  • New York Times

  • Wall Street Journal

  • NPR (National Public Radio)

  • Television Networks


Develop scenario

Develop Scenario

  • Previously undetected congenital heart defects

  • Healthy adult has stroke caused by hole in heart

  • Baby Boomer and GenXer Market

    • Living well into adulthood

    • Known/unknown congenital heart defects

    • Some repair procedures in place since 1940s

  • Adult Patients = New Market (s)

    • Procedures performed by Pediatric Cardio. Surgeons

    • Clinical trials for closures relating to strokes, migraines

    • Treatments vary


Patent by carlos e ruiz

Patent by Carlos E. Ruiz


Ruiz heart closure patent

Ruiz Heart Closure Patent


Carlos e ruiz s patent

Carlos E. Ruiz’s Patent

Medical hole closure device and methods of use …

Carlos E. Ruiz Patent

Patent Number: 5976174

Issued: Nov 2, 1999


Patent citations vs references

Patent Citations vs. References

  • Luiz Patent was granted a patent Nov 2, 1999.

  • Citations (Patents that 1999 Ruiz Cited.)

    • He cited 10 patents of others in his 1999 patent.

    • These patents date from 1950 to 1999.

  • Subsequently

  • Reference (Patents that Cited the 1999 Ruiz Patent)

    • Over 200 references dating from Jan 2000 – Aug 30, 2012

    • 2000-200996 patents

    • 2010 -2012 106 patents in most recent 2.5 years


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