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They Invented What? (No. 158)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on January 20, 2010

U.S. Pat. No. 6,045,281:  Writing implement attachment.

What is claimed is:

1. A premanufactured accessory for a premanufactured writing implement, the premanufactured writing implement comprising at least one member selected from the group consisting of a complete pen having a casing handle, an ink supply and an ink-providing tip, and a complete pencil having a lead and a handle casing around the lead, the premanufactured writing implement having a longitudinal length, said premanufactured accessory comprising:

          a premanufactured body comprising a substantially two-dimensional surface;

          said surface comprising at least one dimension selected from the group consisting of a diameter, a length, and a width, said dimension being at least one-half the longitudinal length of the premanufactured writing implement; and

          an attachment for attaching said premanufactured body to the premanufactured writing implement on the upper portion of the premanufactured writing implement.