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EEVblog #1167 – Let’s Talk About Patents

A quick chat about Innovation Patents vs Invention Patents for another video quickly turned into 30 minutes of general talk about patents, the patent system, patent applications, patent attorneys, over-unity free-energy quackery, the claims and examination process and a host of other stuff, with patent attorney Dr Phil Burns. Forum ...

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EEVblog #1164 – Xbox Engineering Baptism Of Fire

A retro look at the 2005 Xbox 14 million unit power cord replacement issue and a teardown and analysis of the supplied protection device from Microsoft. Some interesting engineering lessons to be learned. UPDATE: Apparently what this is an “Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter” (AFCI) that continually monitors the current for ...

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