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They Invented What? (No. 69)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 23, 2018

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,033,608:  Method for making foam rubber tree bark-configured articles having manmade textiles backings.

 rubberbark 

What is claimed is:

1. A method of forming a tree bark-configured rubber article having a manmade textile backing comprising the sequential steps of

(a) providing a rubber composition comprising
at least one rubber selected from the group consisting of acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR), styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), and mixtures thereof;
at least one nitrogen-containing blowing agent;
optionally, an ozone-resistance agent being ethylene-propylene-diene (EPDM); and
optionally, at least one other additive selected from the group consisting of an antistatic agent, a perfume, a scent, a colorant, a dye, a pigment, and mixtures thereof;
(b) placing said rubber composition over a silicon-based mold, wherein said mold is a relief of at least a portion of the bark of a tree;
(c) placing at least one layer of a textile of sufficient size to cover at…

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They Invented What? (No. 68)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 23, 2018

Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

U.S. Pat. No. 6,347,406:  Sportsman’s wearable seat system.

 wearableseat

What is claimed is:

1. A wearable seat system, comprising:

a garment, said garment having a front and a rear disposed opposite said front, said rear having an interior surface disposed to face the wearer thereof and an exterior surface disposed opposite said interior surface;
a hinge member, said hinge member defining a first non-rigid substrate having a front edge and a back edge disposed opposite said front edge, one of said edges being connected to said rear of said garment;
a seat member connected to the other of said edges of said hinge member, said seat member including a seat casing and a cushion, said seat casing defining a hollow non-rigid body defining a cushion compartment therein, said seat casing defining a top, a bottom disposed opposite said top, and a peripheral border extending between said top and said…

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