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They Invented What? (No. 107)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on August 5, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 4,387,927:  Chair made from a garbage can.

 

What is claimed is:

1. A novel chair made from a conventional garbage can comprising:
          a frustoconical metal can having a flat circular bottom, upwardly flaring frustoconical sides and an open top and having an original capacity in the order of 30 gallons, said can being modified by cutting away a portion of its upper half and leaving at least 50% of the upper half of said can to form the curved back of said chair,
          a circular member mounted in a horizontal plane within said can just below the cut-away portion of the can to support the seat of said chair, and
          a cushion of substantially the same diameter as said circular member positioned upon said member to serve as the seat of said chair.

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They Invented What? (No. 106)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on July 26, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 3,492,688:  Apparatus for tenderizing food.

JW Note:  Yes, dear readers, the term “HE” does stand for “high explosive”, and numeral “10”  in the figure refers to meat.

 

What is claimed is:

1. Apparatus for tenderizing an article of food comprising a container, a liquid filling said container, means positioning said articles of food within said liquid, explosive means, means positioning said explosive means beneath the surface of said liquid and adjacent to said article of food, and means for detonating said explosive means for generating a shock pressure wave within said liquid for tenderizing said article of food.

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Is Your Patent Attorney Inventor-Friendly?

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on July 21, 2019

It’s not every day your law firm is mentioned in Forbes, or recognized as being “inventor-friendly” in such a respected business publication.  Quite the honor. For more information about our law firm, check out our website at www.wardpatent.com. Wardlaw

 

They Invented What? (No. 105)

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

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,075,756:  Time pop.

 

What is claimed is:

1. A time pop which comprises
          a watch which indicates a lapse of a time period,
          a candy lollipop secured to one end of said watch.

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They Invented What? (No. 104)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on July 11, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 5,926,857 Armor with rollers.

   

What is claimed is:

1. An armor with rollers enabling a user to move in all positions by rolling on a hard and smooth surface, while constantly varying his bearing points on the surface, the armor comprising:
          a pair of rigid gauntlets each extending from beyond the user’s hand to the user’s elbow and having a first roller at an end beyond the user’s hand and a second roller near the user’s elbow; and
          a pair of rigid leg pads each having a third roller near the user’s knee joint.

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Presenting “You Don’t Need a Patent If…” at the Detroit Public Library in Detroit, MI – July 13, 2019.

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

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Inventor’s Meet & Greet

by Detroit Public Library

Date and Time

Sat, July 13, 2019

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

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Location

Main | Detroit Public Library

5201 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI 48202

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Description

Join us for coffee, snacks and conversation with other inventors and invention professionals. This will be followed by a presentation and discussion on patents, product development or marketing. Open to inventors of all ages. Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

Our presenter will be Jacob Ward, Registered Patent Attorney. He will present ‘You Don’t Need a Patent If…’

This event is free and open to the public. To register, or for more information, visit the Detroit Public Library’s Eventbrite website.

They Invented What? (No. 103)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on June 26, 2019

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US. Pat. No. 6,295,668: Maternity beach chair.

 

What is claimed is:

1. A beach chair comprising:

          a rectangularly-shaped frame member, said frame member including a first section, a second section, and a third section, each section having respective first and second ends;
          a first pair of hinges, said first pair of hinges disposed to connect the second end of said first section to the first end of said second section in abutting relationship;
          a second pair of hinges, said second pair of hinges disposed to connect the second end of said second section to the first end of said third section in abutting relationship;
          a first pair of collapsible leg members, said first pair of collapsible leg members being pivotally attached to said frame member adjacent the first end of said first section;
          a second pair of collapsible leg members, said second pair of…

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2019 Michigan Inventors Expo – Thursday, August 29th in Lansing, Michigan

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on June 25, 2019

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Meet Stephen Key, Co-Founder of IGA, Jacob Ward, a registered patent attorney, Kedma Ough, author of Target Funding, and Ken Johnson, inventor of the famous card game, Phase 10!

The Michigan Inventors Coalition is proud to announce this year’s 7th Annual Michigan Inventors Expo, co-hosted with Inventors Groups of America!

Join us on Thursday, August 29th at the Kellogg Conference Center. Are you looking to showcase your invention? Booths are limited to 50 this year, so sign up early. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for exposure and education. Space is limited – register today!

Sign Up Here!