Algerian Gets Patent On Building Pyramids?

from the say-what-now? dept

Someone who prefers to be anonymous passed on this short, and not very detailed blurb, claiming that a doctor in Algeria, Assia Bennouar-Abdedaim, figured out "the secret of pyramid building techniques" and has now received a patent on it. Again, the description is lacking in a lot of details, but it says the patent was granted by the National Institute of Industrial Property, but that the doctor also "received recognition" from WIPO for the patent. It also says that both organizations were initially skeptical, but have since been convinced. Unfortunately, the reporting does not give any details for what's actually in the patent -- or if it's some sort of new method for building a pyramid. Of course, the claim that this was uncovering "the secrets" of pyramid building techniques certainly suggests it's not a new method at all, which makes us wonder why there should be any patent. Anyway, we look forward to someone presenting some of the pyramids of Egypt as prior art.

Filed Under: algeria, patents, pyramids


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  1. identicon
    Darryl, 29 Dec 2010 @ 12:17pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Because something exists does not mean that method is prior art

    United Kingdom Patent Application No. 0500619.2, filed Jan. 13, 2005

    _________________

    Inventors: Matthew Clark David Scott
    Agents: ARENT FOX LLP
    Assignees: ARUP
    Origin: WASHINGTON, DC US
    IPC8 Class: AE04H100FI
    USPC Class: 522364


    Inventors: Michael Willford
    Agents: CANTOR COLBURN, LLP
    Assignees:
    Origin: HARTFORD, CT US
    IPC8 Class: AE04H902FI
    USPC Class: 521671


    Abstract:

    A tall structure comprising two vertical parts is provided with a vertically orientated damping element, wherein the damping element is arranged to damp relative vertical movement between the two parts.

    http://www.arup.com/_assets/_download/download601.pdf

    http://www.patents.com/ccl-52.htm l

    US3981109 Process and apparatus for supporting hoisted floors peripherally of supporting tower - Sep 21, 1976


    US3978630 Central tower building with ground constructed hoisted and supported floors - Sep 07, 1976

    US3974618 Method of and means for multi-story building construction - Aug 17, 1976

    US3921362 Method of and means for multi-story building construction - Nov 25, 1975

    US3921361 Method of putting up tall structures, especially tubular linings in chimneys - Nov 25, 1975

    US6082058 Lifting method of building construction from top to bottom - Jul 04, 2000

    US5987827 Concrete building construction and method - Nov 23, 1999

    US4696451 Grid system and method for cast forming monolithic concrete roof covering - Sep 29, 1987


    need I go on, or do you get the point yet ?

    Dont worry, once you find out what a patent is, it will all become clear to you.

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