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They Invented What? (No. 191)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on December 15, 2010

U.S. Pat. Appl. Pub. No. 2002/0128081: Santa’s reindeer food.

JW Note:  Wishing a Happy Holidays to all!  See you in 2011!

What is claimed is:

1. A kit for supplying reindeer food to Santa’s reindeer, comprising (a) an article, adapted to be filled with a supply of reindeer food; and (b) a hoofprint maker for making reindeer hoofprints on the ground to indicate the reindeer having eaten the reindeer food.

2. The kit of claim 1, further comprising an instruction sheet on how to attach the hoofprint maker to a broom handle.

3. The kit of claim 1, further comprising a brief instruction sheet on how to attach the hoofprint maker to a device.

4. The kit of claim 1, further comprising a thank you card from Santa.

5. The kit of claim 1, wherein the article is a round container.

6. The kit of claim 5, wherein the container is decorated with a seasonal item selected from a group consisting of Santa, Santa’s reindeers, snowflakes, Christmas trees and illuminated lights.

7. The kit of claim 1, wherein the article is a container and, further comprising a decorated lid to cover the container.

8. The kit of claim 1, wherein the article is selected from the group consisting of a container, cookie tin, platter, and bowl.

9. A kit of claim 1, wherein the article is shaped from a group consisting of round, square, rectangular, circular, and oval.

10. A kit of claim 1, wherein the hoofprint maker comprises a member having two pieces projecting and attached to a screw type vice which affixes to a handle.

11. A kit of claim 1, further comprising reindeer food.

12. A kit for supplying reindeer food, comprising (a) an animal feeding bowl containing reindeer food; and (b) a hoofprint maker used to indicate that the reindeer eaten from the animal feeding bowl

13. A kit for supplying food to the Easter bunny, comprising (a) a container to be filled with a supply of food for the Easter bunny; (c) a pawprint maker indicating that the Easter bunny has visited and eaten the food in the container.

14. The kit of claim 13, further comprising bunny fur to indicate the Easter bunny has visited.

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