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They Invented What? (No. 136)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on April 27, 2020

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,415,807: Decoy hunting/observing blind.

 duckblind

I claim:

1. A blind comprising in combination:

a housing in the form of a hollow shell, said shell having segmental wall portions, and opposite sides of said shell terminating at a lower annular edge, said shell being sized to accommodate a hunter or observer in an upright position therein; said shell is a decoy having an external appearance simulating a fowl being hunted or observed; and shell-supporting means extending upwardly from ground level through said lower annular edge of said shell for mounting said shell above ground level.

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They Invented What? (No. 135)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on April 27, 2020

Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog

U.S. Pat. No. 3,234,948:  Cheese-filter cigaret.

JW Note: The inventor observes that “it is preferred to use a hard cheese as exemplified by Parmesan, Romano or Swiss cheese . . . [however] Aged Cheddars and other “hard” cheeses may also be used”.

 cheesecigarette

I claim:

1. A cigaret filter capable of reducing materially the nicotine and tars in the tobacco smoke, said filter comprising small, well-defined porous particles of hard milk derived cheese having a fat content in excess of 20 percent but being sufficiently dry so that most of the fat is in the interior of the individual particles on the surfaces constituting the walls of pores with which the individual particles are provided and within which filtering occurs.

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