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They Invented What? (No. 116)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 17, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,103,585:  Cricket gun.

 

 

What is claimed is:

          1. A cricket gun for holding and dispensing crickets comprising a holding container and an intergral chamber with dispensing means; said holding container comprising a removable cap at one end, and a funnel at the opposite end with a wide portion of the funnel intergral with the holding container, a rod inside the holding container, a cork attached to a first end of the rod inside the holding container, and the opposite end extending through the removable cap and attached to a handle; a narrow portion of said funnel having an opening and including a chamber, said dispensing means adjacent said chamber and including a sliding carriage and a trigger;
          whereby said cork abutts the funnel to keep crickets in the holding container, said handle is operated to displace the rod and cork allowing a cricket…

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Presenting “You Don’t Need a Patent If ….” at the Ferris Wheel in Flint, MI – October 10, 2019.

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

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They Invented What? (No. 115)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on October 2, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,776,687:  Haunting aid.

 

What is claimed is:

1. An entertainment prop comprising: a substantially flat or low-relief backing depicting at least a head of a being and a pair LEDs to simulate eyes, each LED comprising a base positioned adjacent a portion of said backing, each LED further comprising a pair of electrodes passing through an opening in said backing, an electrical connection crossing said backing between at least one of each of said pair of electrodes wherein said LEDs are connected in electrical parallel to hold a battery between said electrodes, said crossing connection, in cooperation with each said LED base, securing said LEDs to said backing.

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