Motion Picture Patents

The following list contains the 9 patents Edison received concerning motion pictures. It is arranged in chronological order by execution date, which is the date on which Edison signed the application and the date in the patenting process that comes closest to the time of actual inventive activity. The application date is the date on which the Patent Office received and recorded the application; the issue date, the time at which the patent, having passed inspection and any legal challenges, was awarded.

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No. Executed Applied Issued PatentNo. Title
707. 07/31/91 08/24/91 03/14/93 493,426 Apparatus for Exhibiting Photographs of Moving Objects
708. 07/31/91 08/24/91 08/31/97 589,168 Kinetographic Camera
724. 04/05/92 04/11/92 02/21/93 491,993 Stop Device
822. 01/30/03 03/05/03 10/18/04 772,647 Photographic Film for Moving-Picture Machines
924. 02/04/08 02/08/08 05/16/16 1,182,897 Apparatus for Recording and Reproducing Motion and Sounds
942. 11/16/08 11/19/08 07/12/10 964,097 Device for Viewing Moving Pictures
967. 05/31/10 06/06/10 04/04/16 1,178,062 Moving-Picture Apparatus
1011. 06/19/12 06/24/12 05/21/18 1,266,778 Process of Making Screens for Projection
1022. 06/13/13 06/16/13 05/04/15 1,138,360 Method of Presenting the Illusion of Scenes in Colors
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