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USPTO Operating Status With 2019 Gov’t Shutdown – January 24, 2019.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on January 24, 2019

Via the USPTO website on January 24, 2019 – About 3 more weeks of funding for patent operations, and about 11 weeks of funding left for trademark operations.

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They Invented What? (No. 83)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on January 24, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,413,328: Body supported sports target and method.

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Abstract: 

To entertain fans at sporting events, such as baseball, basketball backboards, palm trees, hockey and soccer goals are provided as targets for fans to participate by tossing objects at the target. Targets are strapped to a person moving through the stands. In one configuration the target is attached to a backpack and raised over the head using a telescoping mechanism attached between the target and the backpack worn by the operator. In another configuration the target is attached to a helmet worn by the person working the crowd. Both the helmet and backpack arrangement use mounting brackets for attachment of the target members. To telescope the target overhead from the backpack, concentric tubes are extended from within each other using a pulley and cable system controlled by the operator.

What is claimed is:

1. A body…

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