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They Invented What? (No. 119)

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

Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

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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