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They Invented What? (No. 146)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 9, 2021

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,681,419:  Forehead support apparatus.

 urinal

What is claimed is:

1. A forehead support for resting a standing user’s forehead above a wall mounted urinal comprising: a mounting member adapted for substantially permanent attachment to an upright bathroom wall above the urinal; a forehead support member attached to and extending from said mounting member; said forehead support defining an elastically deformable or resilient forehead support surface which is spaced from the wall a distance sufficient for the user to lean his forehead thereagainst and be supported while using the commode or urinal.

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Webinar titled “Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Businesses & Entrepreneurs,” January 21, 2021 at 5:30PM.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on January 21, 2021

Feel free to join us this evening for a webinar on IP Basics for Business. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Ohio SBDC at Cleveland Urban League. RSVP at the below weblink.

Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Businesses & Entrepreneurs (ohio.gov)

Part 3 – PPA – How are your international rights affected when you file a PPA?

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on January 5, 2021

Happy New Year 2021!

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on December 31, 2020

JW Note: Wishing a Happy New Year to all (including our soon-to-be robot overlords)!

Part 2 – PPA Common Questions Answered – with Patent Attorney Jake Ward

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on December 29, 2020

PPA (Provisional Patent Application) Common Questions Answered – with Patent Attorney Jake Ward

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on December 28, 2020

They Invented What? (No. 154)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on November 25, 2020

JW Note: Wishing you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving 2020!

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U.S. Pat. No.5,896,810:  Poultry frying apparatus.

JW Note:  Wishing you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving 2009!

 

I claim:

1. A poultry frying apparatus comprising:
          a liquid retaining vessel having a bottom surface and a first diameter;
          a raised rack comprising a support base and a central rod extending upwardly from the support base to terminate in an upper end thereof;
          the support base having an overall dimension smaller than the first diameter;
          the upper end of the central rod including an attachment portion; and
          a handle for selectively engaging the attachment portion for removal and insertion of the rack from the vessel;
          the support base including a spacer portion for spacing at least part of the support base from the bottom surface of the vessel when the support base is inserted in the vessel.

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They Invented What? (No. 145)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on November 25, 2020

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U.S. Patent No. 3,307,285:  Pneumatic method for catching or scaring fish.

 looknoexplosives

What is claimed is:

1.  A method of preventing movement of aquatic organisms in a body of water toward a prohibited region thereof comprising:  placing at least one pneumatic shock wave generating device in said body of water between said prohibited region and said aquatic organisms; and actuating said device to explosively release high pressure gas, thereby producing a shock wave in said body of water rising to an initial pressure peak within 25 five milliseconds and propagating at high velocity.

JW Note:  Will be out over the next week for my annual fishing trip – so today’s TIW? theme seemed appropriate.  Will be thinking about patents only occasionally next week, for example, during those times when the walleye are not jumping into my boat!

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