Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

They Invented What? (No. 92)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on March 27, 2019

Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

U.S. Pat. No. 5,255,452:  Method and means for creating anti-gravity illusion.

 antigravshoes

JW Note:  Michael Jackson, yes that Michael Jackson, is listed as a co-inventor on this patent.

I claim:

1. A system for engaging shoes with a hitch mans to permit a person standing on a stage surface to lean forwardly beyond his or her center of gravity, comprising:

          at least one shoe having a heel with a first engagement means, said first engagement means comprising a recess formed in a heel of said shoe covered with a heel slot plane located at a bottom region of said heel, said heel slot plate having a slot formed therein with a relatively wide opening at a leading edge of said heel and a narrower terminal end rearward of said leading edge, said recess being larger in size above said terminal end of said slot than is said terminal…

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