Posts Tagged: wacky patents


Beware Infringing the Beer Dispensing Patent!

I find this patent so exasperating because the patented method essentially breaks down to nothing more than chilling a container to at least -5° C and then …
2 years ago 25

Suicide Prevention Clothing, U.S. Patent 8,375,466

Did you know that there is clothing available to assist jails, mental hospitals and others with the prevention of suicide? Special protective wear has been issued to …
2 years ago 0

10 Fun Love Patents for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is again upon us, a day for lovers to express their undying affection for one another by giving gifts of chocolates, flowers, and love coupons. …
3 years ago 0

Valentine’s Day Gifts, with a Patent Twist

According to Men's Health, the #3 gift idea for women on Valentine's Day is lingerie. So we set out to find some patent related lingerie and find some …
3 years ago 1

Animal Patents: Cat PJs & Other Pet Clothing & Accessories

Do cats need pants? Do horses need goggles? Pet clothes and accessories symbolize the close relationship we have with animals. We want to make our pets as "…
3 years ago 1

Essential New Year’s Eve Innovations

Every year we all gather around and celebrate the new year. So that got us to thinking — what patents are there for devices that any self respecting …
3 years ago 3

Old Patents That Could Have Set the World Aflame!

When it comes to patentability, safety is not necessarily a major factor in the equation. The Patent Office only cares if an invention is sufficiently inventive. Whether …
3 years ago 3

Happy Halloween! Learning with the Halloween Portable Container

The holiday patent du jour gives us the opportunity to explore the candy collecting aspects of trick-or-treating. More specifically, U.S. Patent No. 7,594,669 is for a portable …
4 years ago 4

Obscure Patent: Combined Cigar Lighter and Perfume Ejector

Just in time for Mothers Day, finally a gift suitable for both Mothers Day and Fathers Day. In keeping with the age-old tradition of inventing by juxtaposition, …
4 years ago 3

Happy Valentine’s Day: Patents for the Occasion

It is time once again to profile some patents in honor of the festive day. While many might not consider Valentine's Day to be a major holiday …
5 years ago 1

Merry Christmas: Christmas Tree Patents

This year I asked Glen Kotapish of Planet Patent if he could provide me some examples of interesting or bizarre US patents that somehow relate to "Christmas …
5 years ago 1

Happy New Year! New Year Patents for the Decade 2000-2009

The end of 2009 is rapidly approaching, and with it will come the end of the first decade of the new century and millennium. I always try and …
6 years ago 0