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They Invented What? (No. 11)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on December 6, 2016

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,004,596:  Sealed crustless sandwich.

596 FIG 1 

Abstract:

A sealed crustless sandwich for providing a convenient sandwich without an outer crust which can be stored for long periods of time without a central filling from leaking outwardly. The sandwich includes a lower bread portion, an upper bread portion, an upper filling and a lower filling between the lower and upper bread portions, a center filling sealed between the upper and lower fillings, and a crimped edge along an outer perimeter of the bread portions for sealing the fillings therebetween. The upper and lower fillings are preferably comprised of peanut butter and the center filling is comprised of at least jelly. The center filling is prevented from radiating outwardly into and through the bread portions from the surrounding peanut butter.

Claims:

We claim:

1. A sealed crustless sandwich, comprising:

a first bread layer having a first perimeter surface coplanar…

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They Invented What? (No. 10)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 15, 2016

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U.S. Published Application No. 20060071122:  Full body teleportation system.

  wormhole

Abstract:
 
A pulsed gravitational wave wormhole generator system that teleports a human being through hyperspace from one location to another.

Claims:

1. A full body teleportation system consisting of: generating a pulsed gravitational wave which propagates through a magnetic vortex wormhole generator; and generating a wormhole with the magnetic vortex generator whereby the pulsed gravitational wave traverses through the wormhole and enters into hyperspace where the wave is enormously magnified due to the lower speed of light in that dimension.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the step of generating the pulsed gravitational wave comprises: using two granite stone obelisks; mounting monochromatic-wave toroidal waveguides on top of each obelisk to create a rotating, twisting, propagating gravitational wave through the vertical axis of each obelisk; and creating a cylindrical compression and expansion in each obelisk to produce a…

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Presenting at Tolloty Technology Incubator on Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law For Entrepreneurs and Business – October 7, 2016.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 5, 2016

Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law For Entrepreneurs and Business.

The Small Business Development Center at Kent State Tuscarawas will host a program on intellectual property protection, covering: inventions, patents, trademarks and copyrights.

Where: SBDC, Kent State Tuscarawas, Tolloty Technology Incubator, 1776 Tech Park Drive, NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

When: Friday October 7, 2016 from 9 to 11 a.m.

All businesses have intellectual property in one form or another. Entrepreneurs and business leaders interested in learning more about this important topic are encouraged to attend.

Jacob M. Ward, Registered Patent Attorney with the law firm of Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC, will present the seminar. The program is free and open to the public.

More details about the program and a registration form may be found here.  Offered free of charge but you must register in advance by contacting the SBDC at 330.308.7522 or dmspence@kent.edu.

They Invented What? (No. 9)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on September 20, 2016

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,055,910:  Toy gas fired missile and launcher assembly.

toyrocket 

Background:

Flatulence is the accumulation of excessive gas in the stomach or intestine. Because flatulence may be socially embarrassing, it is one of the most common complaints encountered in medical practice. Although a number of factors have been implicated in its pathogenesis, sometimes no cause can be found and it may therefore prove refractory to treatment. Thus, serious discussions of flatulence have led to little more than home remedies, largely empirically derived. Only in the last three decades has there emerged a science of flatology  . . . .

A recreational activity practiced by some individuals is ignition of one’s own flatus. This is performed by using a lit match or candle, or a cigarette lighter. So widespread is this activity that there are web sites on the Internet devoted exclusively to explaining proper lighting techniques.

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They Invented What? (No. 8)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on July 27, 2016

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,982,161:  Process for the utilization of ruminant animal methane emissions.

gascollector 

I claim: 

1. A method for producing methane-utilizing microorganisms in a confined apparatus comprising using the methane exhaled through ruminant animal exhalation as a source of carbon and/or energy for the growth of said microorganisms, comprising:
    a. collecting methane gas that has been exhaled through ruminant animal exhalation,
    b. providing methane-utilizing microorganisms which can use said methane as a source of carbon and/or energy for growth,
    c. providing a growth-culture medium which promotes the growth of said microorganisms, including a nutrient substrate and/or a microorganism immobilization means,
    d. providing a means for the directed mutual-exposure of said methane, said microorganisms, and said growth-culture medium, including a means for the capture and conveyance of said methane and a means for confining said microorganisms, said growth-culture medium, and said methane to a…

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They Invented What? (No. 7)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on June 26, 2016

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U.S. Pat. No. 4,465,208:  Chewing Gum Dispenser.

  gum

Background:

“While difficulty in removing the gum from the sheath occurs initially, and while subsequentially having to deal with loosened sticks of gum may not be a pressing problem, it can, however, be a nuisance, and even dangerous. It can be dangerous, for example, if the habitual gum chewer attempts to provide himself with a stick of gum while driving an automobile. The need to use two hands to remove the initial sticks of gum from the sheath, or the need to look away from the road in an effort to locate a loosed stick, can have serious consequences.”

Claims: 

We claim:

1. A dispenser for dispensing sticks of chewing gum, which sticks have a given thickness, one at a time, comprising, in combination:

a container having a bottom wall, two side walls, two end walls, and a top…

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They Invented What? (No. 6)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on June 6, 2016

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,865,843:  Portable Electrical Mouse Trap. 

mousetrap 

What is claimed is:

1. A portable electrical mouse trap for capturing and killing a mouse, comprising: a housing in the shape of a cat having a head with a pair of eyes and a mouth defining an interior cavity, the mouth forming an entrance to the interior cavity; a primary motion sensor near the entrance to the interior cavity for selectively closing the mouth; a retractable primary gate in electrical communication with the primary motion sensor; a collection chamber within the interior cavity for holding a plurality of captured mice; a reservoir of a mouse-attracting fragrance that automatically dispenses within the interior cavity; a secondary motion sensor near an entrance to the collection chamber; a retractable secondary gate in electrical communication with the secondary motion sensor; and a vacuum source in communication with the collection chamber, wherein the primary…

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They Invented What? (No. 5)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on May 24, 2016

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U.S. Pat. No. 4,022,227: Method of concealing partial baldness

combover

I claim:

1. A method for styling hair to cover bald areas using only the individual’s own hair, comprising separating the hair on the head into several substantially equal sections, taking the hair on one section and placing it over the bald area, then taking the hair on another section and placing it over the first section, and finally taking the hair on the remaining sections and placing it over the other sections whereby the bald area will be completely covered.

2. A method as in claim 1 wherein the hair on a person’s head is folded over the bald area beginning with the hair from the back of the head, and then from first one side and then the other.

3. A method as in claim 2 wherein after the hair from the back of the head is folded…

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