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They Invented What? (No. 120)

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

JW Note: Wishing you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving holiday!

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U.S. Pat. No. 4,934,420: Gravy separating device.

JW Note:  Wishing you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving holiday.

 gravyseparator

What is claimed is:

1. A device for separating liquids having different specific gravities, comprising:
          a funnel-like separating member having a funnel section, an opening in an upper end of said funnel section and conduit means coupled to and extending down from a lower end of said funnel section for supplying liquid from said funnel section;
          said separating member being at least partially transparent to permit viewing of liquids therein;
stop cock means positioned in said conduit means for selectively permitting passage of liquid through said conduit means;
          a container having an open upper end;
cover means removably mounted on said container in covering relation to the open upper end of said container, said cover means having an opening therein for receiving said conduit means so as to support said…

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They Invented What? (No. 119)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on November 20, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,320,571:  Dummy for use as sham passenger in car.

 dummy

What is claimed is:

1. A dummy for use as a sham passenger in a car, comprising: a head, limbs, and a trunk; wherein said trunk comprises a neck containing therein a retaining disk provided with a serrated portion, a V-shaped connection rod having a support rod attached thereto in a manner such that said support rod passes freely through the retaining disk and is substantially perpendicular to an underside of said retaining disk, said connection rod having two ends, each of which is fastened to one end of a biasing means having another end that is fastened to a fastening ring which is attached to the retaining disk, said serrated portion of said retaining disk being so arranged as to mesh with a pinion having a shaft coupled with a rotating piece extending into a…

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Ward Law Office expands in Laird building

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on November 18, 2019

Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

Office has tripled in size

TIFFIN, OHIO – Nov. 18, 2019 – Since opening nearly 3 years ago,
Ward Law Office has expanded to be the largest tenant in the Historic Laird
Arcade in Downtown Tiffin. The firm, which specializes in patent and trademark
law, has tripled in size since opening and now has more than 300 clients.

While the firm files patent and trademark applications for
clients in Seneca and surrounding counties, much of their work is global. Ward
Law Office also specializes in small businesses and independent inventors. The firm
employs 11 people around the world, six of whom have offices in the Laird
building in Tiffin.

Living and working in Seneca County, Ward Law Office is able
to take advantage of the low cost of living. Technology allows its staff to operate
in a global marketplace.

“We like being downtown; we love the sense of community here

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They Invented What? (No. 118)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on November 9, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,508,049: Pizza pie with concentric rings of crust.

 pizzapizza

What is claimed is:

1. A pizza pie, comprising:

          a substantially flat piece of cooked pizza dough having a predetermined peripheral configuration,
          said piece of cooked pizza dough having a surface which includes a plurality of concentric raised ridges of crust formed at predetermined distances from a linear geometric axis which passes through a center of the pizza dough in a direction which is substantially perpendicular to the substantially flat piece of cooked pizza dough, with one of said concentric raised ridges of crust being adjacent a peripheral outer edge of the pizza pie.

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