Hot-weather cooling hat
I was doing this project in 2015 - 2017, firstly as a hobby. I was curious to see whether it was possible to use thermoelectric phenomena to protect people from heat. Experiments that I could do in a home workshop demonstrated that it was possible in principle. Further development required resources that I did not have at the time so I decided to panted the invention.
I personally searched for prior art, prepared and filed an application for a Russian patent and an international appliction under the Patent Cooperation Treaty and eventually received a Russian patent and a written opinion regarding patentability of the international application.
I was fully aware of the fact that a patent is granted does not necessarily mean that will be commercializes but in any case I would get knowledge that I could use in my professional work as a technical translation. New knowledge included: