Arthur Pedrick patented many odd devices, one of which puts a cart before a horse, the horse supplying the propulsive power: The Patently Absurd web site collected many of Pedrick’s patents in one handy place.
Imagine that you want to camouflage yourself. One way to do so might be to pick objects from your surroundings and attach them to your clothing. But how exactly? Answers are provided in a new US patent (Jan. 29th 2013) from two Utah-based inventors (both named Morgan). Their patent : entitled ‘Systems and methods for […]
Over the course of the last year Improbable has attempted to address the question of whether the number of new patents for golfballs might or might not be used as a continuous gauge for human ingenuity. With the recent publication of December’s figures, The full results are now in. Statistics : Highest monthly level : 11 golfball […]
November 2012 saw a higher-than-average number of golfball-related patents issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office. There were no less than 11 new golfball concepts – an improvement of nearly 38% on last month’s lacklustre figures. • Golf ball having moisture barrier layers made from polyolefin compositions • Multilayer core golf ball having hardness […]
Although the month started slowly (there was just one new golfball patent in the first week) the index quickly regained lost ground, and soon reached one of the highest levels this year. (Showing a significant improvement on July, when the US patent office issued just 7 new patents for golfballs.) August 2012 ended with no […]
The July 2012 figures for the Golfball Index have edged back down into negative territory again – failing to maintain the the promising figures for June. This month there were just 7 US patents issued for new types of golfballs. • Golf ball • Multi-layer-core golf ball having highly-neutralized polymer outer core layer • Golf […]
The May 2012 figures for the Golfball Index (the count of nep patents for golfballs) were again somewhat lacklustre. As in April 2012 there were just 7 new US golfball patents. But the index made good headway back into positive territory during June 2012 – when the US patent office issued no less than 10 new […]
This technical drawing may appear to show a way to dry out soggy underwear. It may turn out to be a method to dry out soggy underwear. But the specified use is otherwise. The patent document explains [AIR 16:2]: “Teabag Squeezer and Holder”, U.S. patent #3550528, granted to Thomas Montague O’Neill, December 29, 1970: Heretofore, […]