Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

They Invented What? (No. 27)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on December 8, 2017

Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

JW Note:  One would likely find the “resetting” feature to be most useful.

U.S. Pat. No. 5,031,161:  Life expectancy timepiece.

  watch

Background: 

Life expectancy has been a major concern of people throughout the ages . . . .   Heretofore, there has been no way of automatically monitoring one’s own life expectancy, based on factors such as actuarial tables, contemporaneous events and heredity. . . .   It would also be advantageous to provide a timepiece that would allow one to be apprised of the probable time remaining in one’s life.  It would also be advantageous to monitor the probable remaining time left in one’s life on a yearly, hourly, and even seconds basis.  It would also be advantageous to provide a lifetime monitoring timepiece that could be resettable by the user.

Claims:

1. A time monitoring apparatus for monitoring and displaying an approximate time remaining in a lifespan of…

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