Five Election Patents That Shaped the Democratic Process


During the past few decades, there have been a few major inventions that have shaped the way our democratic process works. These inventions include the portable voting booth, the election ballot, and the Electoral College.

Edison’s invention

Inventor Thomas Edison was the man behind some of the most important inventions of the twentieth century. His inventions ranged from electric light to phonographs. Although he is best known for his invention of the incandescent light bulb, Edison was a genius in many other areas. He worked on several projects and was a master of public relations.

In 1847, Thomas Edison was born in Ohio. He was deaf from a young age. He began working as a telegraph operator when he was fifteen. He was also a railroad worker. In his spare time, he studied telegraph technology. He later worked on the quadruplex telegraph. He developed the first carbon-button microphone. He also designed the X-ray fluoroscope.

Thomas Edison was a pioneer in a number of industries, including railroads, electrical power, acoustics, and telephony. He conceived of the first electrical car and had a vision of a wired city. However, he had trouble getting people to use his inventions. During his lifetime, he received over 1,200 patents. He wore a hat with the inscription “Inventor.” His phonograph was the world’s first commercially successful product. His phonograph had a tin casing that held two needles. He invented an alkaline battery. He also developed a self-starting battery for the Model T.

Thomas Edison and his wife, Mary, had two children. They were nicknamed Dot and Dash. They had a difficult marriage. They moved from city to city in the United States. After moving to Boston, they worked at the Western Union Company. Their son, William Leslie, was born in October 1878. They moved to New York City in 1882.

Thomas Edison built his first industrial research laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey. It was the first in the United States. He spent a lot of his time working on scientific experiments on his own. He was involved in many court battles with other inventors. He was also involved in business dealings with J. Pierpont Morgan, Jay Gould, and William Vanderbilt. He filed 500 to 600 patents, which was more than the total number of patents awarded to other Americans.

After ten years, he abandoned his plan for an electric car. He did, however, continue to work on many other inventions. In fact, his inventions influenced the cement burners. In addition, his phonograph was used to bring music to the troops during World War I. He continued to work on a variety of other projects, including submarine detectors. He also developed a method for recording votes.

During the 1860s, Edison was a major player in the battle over the use of direct current electricity. He opposed alternating current, which was championed by Nikola Tesla, who was then a partner with Edison’s competitor, George Westinghouse. He was also involved in the rivalry between the Atlantic & Pacific Telegraph Co. and the Edison Electric Light Company.

The portable voting booth

During elections, a self-contained portable voting booth is often utilized. This is a convenient way of preparing and dismantling the voting booth, and can also be stored in a compact manner until the next election.

In addition, this invention incorporates a variety of features that improve the overall design of the voting booth. In particular, the leg receiving means are enhanced to provide a secure holding of the leg structures when they are folded and inserted into the carrying case. This feature helps prevent loss of the foldable legs during disassembly. This enables a more efficient use of the voting booth’s space and reduces the cost of transportation. The carrying case also provides storage space for additional election-related equipment, such as flags and precinct badges.

This is accomplished by forming the bottom case section of the carrying case with an enclosing structure. The bottom case section also includes securing means for pivotally supporting the vote recording device. The bottom case section also has a surface to support a paper ballot. The bottom case section also includes an inner periheral recess that permits the selective positioning of the shelf structure.

The top case section of the carrying case is integrally molded. It is a generally rectangular shape that includes a lid and side panels. It is adapted to allow access to the interior of the case, and has an access door with a locking tab. It includes a light fixture that provides a source of illumination during the balloting process. The side panels are shaped to offer a measure of privacy. These panels are not as private as the side panels of a conventional voting booth.

The bottom case section includes a storage well for storing additional election-related equipment. It also includes a locking tab that can be secured to the bottom case section. The bottom case section is also equipped with a latch member that locks the vote recording device onto the tray.

This apparatus is designed to accommodate a number of different types of voting systems. One example is a system that uses write-in type ballots. Another example is a punch card system. A third example is a system that requires the voter to mark their choice with an ink stamp. A fourth example is a multi-purpose voting booth that is capable of handling various types of vote recording devices.

The present invention is a self-contained portable voting booth that can be erected at polling places or set up at any location. The construction is remarkably compact, thereby reducing the costs associated with transportation and storage. This is especially true for large quantities of voting booths that may be required at a variety of locations. This also allows for easy set-up at any voting site. The bottom case section has a working surface that is adapted to receive a punch card vote recording device.

Scytl’s patents

Among the many companies out there in the Election technology space, Scytl is a king of the hill. The company has filed over 35 patents worldwide and has been awarded approximately 80 percent of its applications. In the United States, three of its patents are pending before the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Group Art Unit 3685. The company’s non-election eDemocracy business consists of solutions, products, and staff. The company’s latest innovation, OpenSeneca, will be the latest entrant in the race to provide an electronic voting system that is both secure and scalable. The company’s mission is to facilitate citizen engagement, data driven public policy, and opportunities for increased democratic participation.

The company has also patented several devices that are designed to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs. One of these is its portable voting booth, which is lightweight, durable, and portable. In fact, it was the first voting system to be patented in the United States. The company also patented a number of other innovations, including a method for storing the ballot, which is still in use today. Its “Method and System for the Protection of Voting Options for Remote Voting” is a great example of a scalable and secure electronic voting solution.

During the 2016 presidential election, concerns about election security arose after Russian efforts to tamper with voter registration systems. As such, the company has rolled out a number of initiatives, including the aforementioned “Method and System for the Safety of Voting Options for Remote Voting” and a “Secure Voting Solutions and Implementation Guide.” The latter includes a series of recommendations to help states and cities adopt the company’s patented technologies.

Another noteworthy invention is the “Method and System for the Automatic Processing of Voting Records and Result.” This patent is a good example of a scalable and secure electronic Voting Solution. The company has applied for at least five more patents. The company is headquartered in Paris, France, but operates in the United States as well. Its other notable accomplishments include the invention of the “Module for Recording, Encoding and Managing Data for the Election Process” and a mobile Voting System. This patented device was developed for state governments, local municipalities, and the private sector. The company is currently undergoing a global growth initiative.