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They Invented What? (No. 91)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on March 21, 2019

They Invented What? (No. 90)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on March 14, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. PP17610:  Papaver plant named ‘Miss Piggy’.

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What is claimed is:

1. A new and distinct cultivar of Papaver plant named ‘Miss Piggy’, as illustrated and described.

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They Invented What? (No. 89)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on March 7, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,380,237:   Snowman accessory kit.

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What is claimed is:

1. An accessory kit for a snowman having a head, an upper torso body and a lower torso body, all made of packed snow, which comprises:
     a) a set of decorative articles having a circumference and a longitudinal axis;
     b) means for inserting each of said decorative articles into the packed snow of the head, the upper torso body and the lower torso body, to enhance the appearance of the snowman; and
     c) retaining means on each of said articles having a plurality of appendages, each of said appendages being circumferentially spaced from every other appendage and each of said appendages further being longitudinally spaced from every other appendage whereby when an article is inserted into said snowman and turned, each of said appendages follows the same insertion path in a corkscrew-like manner, thus…

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They Invented What? (No. 88)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on March 7, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 3,398,406:  Buoyant bulletproof combat uniform.

JW Note:  I need to have a talk with my draftsperson about the quality of his drawings!  :-)

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What is claimed is:

1.  An antiballistic garment comprising a body covering portion, said body covering portion having inner and outer layers, said outer layers comprising a plurality of horizontal, parallel rib members bonded along their longitudinal edges by integral flexible hinge portions of less thickness than said rib members, said rib members being of light weight semi rigid plastic material or the like, and having submicron metallic particles sintered therewith in desired proportions to make said ribs as strong and dense as solid metal, said ribs each being arcuate-shaped along its length and convex-shaped throughout its width thereby providing an undulating convexly curved outer surface and a concavely body conforming inner surface on said outer layer; said inner layer being adhered…

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