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 …
By Gene Quinn 3 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 …
By Adrienne Kendrick 3 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. …
By Stewart Walsh 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 …
By Gene Quinn 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 "…
By Stewart Walsh 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 …

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 …
By Stewart Walsh 4 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 …
By Gene Quinn 5 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, …
By Stewart Walsh 5 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 …
By Gene Quinn 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 …
By Gene Quinn 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 …
By Gene Quinn 6 years ago 0

Obscure Patent: Disposable Rainwear

Disposable rainwear US Patent No. 6,658,665 Issued December 9, 2003 I have not been doing as many obscure patents as I once did, but I have been increasingly hearing from …
By Gene Quinn 6 years ago 6

Obscure Patents: These are SO much better than software

I thought it might be interesting to take a look at a few recently granted patents and see some of the far more important inventions that are …
By Gene Quinn 7 years ago 32

Happy Halloween: Halloween Patents

There are issued US patents for virtually ever occasion, and certainly for every holiday.  I like to try and profile holiday patents, which are always interesting if …
By Gene Quinn 7 years ago 1