patent nonsense
June 27, 2003 7:59 AM   Subscribe

A gallery of obscure patents.
Bird diapers, a motorized ice cream cone and an apparatus for simulating a "high five" are among the treasures unearthed by delphion's gallery of incredible but real US patents.
See also their gallery of historic patents, featuring, among others, the patent for the hypodermic syringe (1843).
posted by talos (6 comments total)
some British efforts here
posted by gravelshoes at 8:13 AM on June 27, 2003

I'm taking out a patent on a nitrogen-oxygen gas mix for enhancing athletic performance and sexual enjoyment right now.
posted by spazzm at 10:04 AM on June 27, 2003

Could someone describe this patent to me. I found it on a conspiracy-related site proclaiming that it was a patent for AIDS (which was gov't created *wink wink*). It was filed in 1987, but I figured someone wanted to make a few bucks on other people's misery.
posted by lsd4all at 11:32 AM on June 27, 2003

This patent has made it to reality. The company that made it has a website with its current project.
posted by titboy at 12:28 PM on June 27, 2003

I can think of occasions when mandatory bird diapers would prevented my inconvenience.
posted by y2karl at 1:04 PM on June 27, 2003

long live the toe puppet!
thanks for the link
posted by Peter H at 1:50 PM on June 27, 2003

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