PORTAL TO OJW PORTFOLIO AND ALL JAW WIRING RELATED INFORMATION
On September 22, 2006 I memorialized my 67th birthday by filing an application for a "Utility" patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for OJW (Orthodontic Jaw Wiring) also known as Dental Jaw Wiring, Jaw Wiring and Jaw Wiring for Weight Loss/Control (USPTO #11/534225)
My application will now undergo an intensive review in which all parts will be read and reviewed by veteran examiners of the USPTO who will determine whether it is defective or eligible for the status of receiving acceptance as a patent.
In 2005 the USPTO introduced E-filing for patents making the filing of patents infinitely easier. I took advantage of that facility.
Filing a patent is usually done by a patent attorney. I undertook in large part to accomplish the task by myself. However, I must give much credit to my elder son Len Ross and patent attorney* who provided important ideas that went into improving the content and form of the application.
Filing a patent application is not a piece of cake. There are the general rules to follow as well as the Specific rules (see below). So when you're ready to file your patent application follow the rules laid out in the specific rules. I recommend calling the Inventor's Assistance Center without hesitation when you are in the least doubt: 1800 786 9199 (2), (4).
a Utility Patent Application Specific Rules
Utility patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or compositions of matters, or any new useful improvement thereof.
1. The field of the invention
 The invention relates to a dental device and method to prevent overeating and thereby treat or help control overweight, obesity and compulsive overeating.
 Orthodontic jaw wiring is a fixed intra-oral, bio-mechanical device and method for treating and controlling compulsive overeating and obesity. The device is composed of orthodontic brackets attached to the teeth, and pliable wire wrapped either around or through the brackets. The brackets are optimally positioned with respect to the anterior‑posterior position of the lower jaw. The wiring is configured to suspend the patientís lower jaw in a semi-closed, partially movable resting position which permits a moderate amount of physiologic jaw movement and relatively clear speech, while inhibiting the ingestion of solid
You can see all the parts of my utility patent application below:
The Specification Data Sheet (a form 3pp.)
The Declaration-Oath (a notarized form 2pp.
"Specification" Pp. 1-14