Thursday, March 25, 2010

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

But very slowly.

UH physicist gets patent for magnet after 20 years | Houston & Texas News | - Houston Chronicle: "Roy Weinstein had given up.

To heck with the patent office, the 82-year-old physicist decided. After waiting two decades for a patent on his potentially revolutionary superconducting magnets, he'd had enough.

“As you might imagine, waiting 20 years is a pretty nasty chore,” said Weinstein, an emeritus professor at the University of Houston.

Then, amazingly, the patent arrived on Feb. 23 — 20 years and three days after he applied for it."

1 comment:

Seepy Benton said...

In spring of 1987, Dean Roy Weinstein shook my hand and congratulated me as he conferred upon me the degree of Ph.D. in mathematics. Shortly after that brief moment, his brain power increased a thousand fold, and he made his great scientific breakthrough. Was this all the result of his close encounter with my own magnetic personality? You be the judge!