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They Invented What? (No. 60)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on August 15, 2018

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U.S. Pat. No. 3,142,424:  Gun holder for bicycles.

 bike gun

What is claimed as new is as follows:

A gun holder for attachment to a bicycle, comprising an integral sheet of material folded in half about its longitudinal axis so as to form an aperture tapered in cross-section from its widest portion adjacent the fold to its narrowest portion adjacent the meeting edges thereof so as to snugly receive a gun, means securing the meeting edges together, second means closing on end of the gun holder adjacent the meeting edge near the closed end, and an elongated tying means having extending ends and a center section thereof secured to the sheet of material by insertion through aligned holes in one of the sides of said sheet forming the tapered aperture, said gun holder being positionable on the rear wheel of a bicycle with the axle of the wheel extending through the aligned…

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They Invented What? (No. 59)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on August 8, 2018

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,859,682:  Pet robot charging system. 

robopet 

What is claimed is:

1. A pet robot charging system comprising a pet robot and a charging apparatus,

said pet robot comprising:
an image-capturing section for capturing an image of an object;
an image-capturing control section for controlling image-capturing by said image-capturing section in response to a predetermined image-capturing instruction;
a storage section for storing image data obtained by image-capturing by said image-capturing section;
a moving portion for autonomously traveling in a work space,
a battery as a power source;
a communication section for transmitting said image data, and for receiving charging position information representing a position to charge said battery, and a reception completion signal for transmission of said image data;
a setting section for setting an erasure confirmation state in order to input confirmation for erasure of the image data corresponding to the reception completion signal from the…

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USPTO Director Andrei Iancu on Priorities, Patent System Challenges.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on August 3, 2018

They Invented What? (No. 58)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on August 1, 2018

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,713,081:  Pantyhose garment with spare leg portion.

  pantyhose

Background:

Millions of women risk embarrassment daily by having to wear pantyhose that have developed runs and other damage to the leg portions thereof to important business and social engagements. Although many women carry a spare pair of pantyhose in a briefcase, purse or car, the spare pantyhose often do not match the outfit being worn. It would be a benefit, therefore, to have a pair of pantyhose that included a spare leg portion that could be quickly and easily switched with the damaged leg portion. It would be a further benefit, if the spare leg portion could be discreetly stored under the wearer’s clothing when not needed. 

Claims: 

1. A pantyhose garment with spare leg portion comprising:

          a panty member having three absorbent crotch members, each absorbent crotch member having a pocket formed therein; and 

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Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at Ashland University on August 2, 2018.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on July 28, 2018

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Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs

With Registered U.S. Patent Attorney Jacob M. Ward

Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Ashland University, COBE Building

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They Invented What? (No. 57)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on July 25, 2018

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,352,259:  Pet lover’s board game.

 dog game

What is claimed is:

1. A pet lover’s board game, which comprises:

(a) a playing board having a predetermined continuous path with spaces for movement of pieces therealong in accordance with rules, said playing board including:
(i) marked breed spaces designating a specified dog, said breed spaces identifying its specified breed by name, pictorial representation or combinations thereof, and having a specified action of a player when a piece lands thereon;
(ii) marked action spaces, each designated so as to require a specified action of a player when a piece lands thereon wherein said marked action spaces are disparate corner spaces on said playing board and wherein at least one said corner marked action space is labeled “Take A Nap” wherein a player must skip exactly one turn before resuming playing after landing thereon after collecting accumulated play money from…

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Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at Ashland University on August 2, 2018.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on July 21, 2018

Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Business and Entrepreneurs

With Registered U.S. Patent Attorney Jacob M. Ward

Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Ashland University, COBE Building

Sponsored by: Grow Ashland Economic Development Office

Free and open to the public

Register by email to mlacy@sbdc6.com

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They Invented What? (No. 56)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on July 18, 2018

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,616,089:  Method of putting. 

  putting

What is claimed is:

1. A method of gripping a putter comprising the steps:

gripping a putter grip with a dominant hand;
placing a non-dominant hand over an interior wrist portion of the dominant hand behind a thumb of the dominant hand;
resting a middle finger of the non-dominant hand on the styloid process of the dominant hand;
pressing a ring finger and a little finger of the non-dominant hand against the back of the dominant hand;
pressing the palm of the non-dominant hand against a forward surface of the putter grip as the non-dominant hand squeezes the dominant hand.

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