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They Invented What? (No. 242)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on December 11, 2014

U.S. Patent Appl. Pub. No. 20080299533: Naughty or nice meter.

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BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION:

Undoubtedly, the abstract and background show the uniqueness of the product of this invention. The “Naughty or Nice Meter”, although initiated from the Christmas Holiday season, is a product that allows a visual representation of being “Naughty or Nice”. The product honors and exemplifies the time-honored traditional saying as to whether you have been “Naughty or Nice”. It also transcends the original Christmas Holiday Season to all Holiday seasons and perhaps even birthdays or even a day-to-day “Naughty or Nice Meter.” It could not be said enough that the “Naughty or Nice Meter” is a visual product designed to calibrate if you have been “Naughty or Nice”. No other product exists.

CLAIMS:

1. A “Naughty or Nice Meter” grading product comprising of 12 behavioral questions, a calculator and a “Meter” numbered in a range from Zero (0) to Sixty (60).

2. A “Naughty or Nice Meter” grading product as stated in claim #1, which has a space to write a name, space to put the list of questions and also has a space to write a grade next to the question.

3. A “Naughty or Nice Meter” grading product as stated in claim #1, which has a calculator to add/subtract and display the number on a screen.

4. A “Naughty or Nice Meter” grading product as stated in claim #1, which has an illuminating ornamental object that lights up to the appropriate number range that correlates with the number represented as the total number displayed on the screen by the calculator.

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