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How does an inventor qualify for a patent?

The invention must work and be a new idea.

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Optimist

Someone who looks on the bright side. Example: Jan Matzeliger

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Pessimist

Someone who sees the bad instead of the good side of things.
Example: James Watt

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Persistence

Not giving up

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Imagination

Thinking of new ways to do things

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Curiosity

Wanting to know more about something

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Eli Whitney

Invented cotton gin and invented interchangeable parts











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James Watt

Introduced unit of measurement called horsepower

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Samuel Applegate

Invented the cork alarm clock

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Lewis Waterman

Invented the fountain pen

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Cyrus McCormick

Invented the reaper; made lots of money and used it for the Lord's work.

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George Washington Carver

Invented hundreds of ways to use the peanut and sweet potato

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Jan Matzeliger

Invented the shoe lasting machine

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Christopher Sholes

Built 50 typewriters before he got one to work perfectly

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Elias Howe

Invented the sewing machine

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Thomas Edison

Invented the electric light bulb and phonograph