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Richards v. Chase Elevator (158 U.S 299, 1895 May 20)

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[USEFUL] {1} It is not claimed that there is any novelty in any one of the elements of the above combination. They are all perfectly well known, and if not known in the combination described, they are known in combinations so analogous that the court is at liberty to judge for itself whether there be any invention in using them in the exact combination claimed. ... Not a new function or result is suggested by the combination in question. ... In fact, the combination claimed is a pure aggregation, and the decree of the court dismissing the bill [for lack of invention] is, therefore, affirmed.

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