I started working in the patent drafting industry way back in 2001 when I was still in art school. Since then I have worked on hundreds of patents alongside many different attorneys as well as with the inventor/client. I’ve utilized a variety of software to achieve the final result, from Adobe Illustrator, 3DSMax, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and SketchUp.
DJ Booth Toy Truck
This was a very laborious project that I worked on years ago. It’s a toy truck that opens up to feature a stage and PA equipment. There’s a vertically mounted DVD player at the rear of the truck that would play movies on a LCD screen on the opposite side of the truck. The entire model was constructed in 3DSMax and exported though a vector rendering engine. The inventor was pleased with the work and decided to also file for a patent on the unique battery charger that resembles a fuel pump.
Flip Jack Pan
One of my first patent illustrations created in 3DSMax and exported through a vector rendering engine.
This was a design patent application I had to illustrate based off of a few sketches from a fashion designer. It’s a multi-functional hoodie that comes in two embodiments: zippered and non-zippered.
Lipstick Display Case
Patent Illustrations for a lipstick display case modeled in SketchUp and edited in Illustrator.
Luxury Sink Design
This is another early design patent draft and one of my all-time favorites.
Patent illustrations for a vaping device generated from a SolidWorks file provided by the client’s engineer. Subsequent illustrations were made in both Illustrator and AutoCAD.
The Ninjawav was a set of headphones that came with a set of accessories such as the airwav, dart, and headphone case that doubled as a wireless speaker. All 3D models were provided by the client in 3dsmax format and finalized in Adobe Illustrator.
Physician’s Dual Chair System
Utility patent for a specialized physician’s chair. Fully modeled in SketchUp and finalized in Adobe Illustrator.
Rampfree Motorcycle Trailer
Patent of a unique motorcycle trailer that doesn’t require the typical use of ramps. Very cool!
This was a design patent for a metal box. Fully modeled in SketchUp and finalized in Adobe Illustrator.
Design/Utility Patent drafts for an ergonomically designed utility knife. This is another one of my earliest drafts. The illustrations were designed from a physical prototype that I photographed and then drew in Illustrator. I had a broken right hand at the time and had to make due illustrating with my left hand on a tiny laptop to meet the deadline.