Unusual Patents You Never Have Thought Of


We all know how important patents are for one to protect their invention. But there have been some unusual patents over the times which are difficult to imagine. There are instances when people come up with all sorts of ideas including inventions that are unusual. Naturally, these inventions involve some different patent illustrations which depict the invention. Even big tech companies have been getting away with these patents that have been rewarded to them by the patent office. This article will look at some of such unusual patents and their principle:

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Insight on some unusual patents:

There have been some unusual but interesting ideas to get a patentrant in the past. They will surely compel you to think for a while. So if you come across a weird, yet innovative idea doesn’t brush it off. Entities in the past prove success in getting patents of such unusual patents.

1.The crispy cereal server:

Cereal Server

Figure 1

Patent No: US4986433A

The invention consists of automatic devices that provide artificial petting to comfort household animals such as canines or felines. The animal controls the device by walking onto the petting platform. Likewise, the invention is concerned with providing an audio sound or voice, preferably the voice of the dog owner. So, that provides doggie talk at the same time that the artificial petting machine is petting the dog.

2.The Greenhouse helmet:

Greenhouse helmet

Figure 2

Patent No: US4605000A

A greenhouse helmet consists of a dome containing plants within the dome worn completely over the head of a person. This helps the person to breathe in the oxygen given off by the plants. So, the air remains fresh and protects one from inhaling the polluted air.

3.Cool Shoes:

Cool Shoes

Figure 3

Patent No: US5375430A

This is one of the most unusual patents one can ever see. One incorporates a compressor-expander type cooling, or heating system into the heel of a shoe. It is powered by reciprocal gravity pressures upon the shoe which occur naturally during walking. It also consists of the evaporator and the condenser networks which change their positions as per the requirements.  Depending on the locations of the evaporator and the condenser networks, a shoe can serve as a foot cooler or a foot warmer.

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4. Automatic pet petter:

Automatic pet petter

Figure 4

Patent No: US20060207518A1

It is a fact of modern life that most people work away from their homes. If they have pets these pets will often be alone for many hours. This can cause psychological problems for pets. This invention is a device to comfort pets such as canines or felines.

The device has an L shaped side view shape with a front part consisting of sensors. The sensors are in the form of photoelectric cells or activation pads. The sensor activates the petting hand and speaker which reproduces a sound or voice when the pet walks upon the device platform. There is also a soft artificial hand-shaped construct present. The artificial hand moves in an accurate manner to comfort the pet as the voice soothes the pet.

5.The banana suitcase:

The banana suitcase

Figure 5

Patent No: US6612440B1

The invention relates to a banana guard and pertains to a new banana protective device for storing and transporting a banana carefully.  The banana protective device includes a container having a first cover member and a second cover member.  The second cover member is attached to the first cover member for storing a banana. It also includes pad members which one disposes upon the first and second cover members for protecting and cushioning the banana.

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