Sunday, July 19, 2009

Weird patents

I've always liked odd things in general, and strange and unusual inventions in particular.

Here are a few favorites.

"Device for Waking Persons from Sleep"

"Gas Powered Pogo Stick"

A novel use of horsepower

One of the great patent drawings: "Voice Communication With a Local Entity"

A new application for a plant patent.

Patent title : Dianthus plant named 'WATERLOO SUNSET'

I presume the name for the plant comes from the song,since the same breeder patented a plant named "Ruby's Tuesday".


  1. Yep:). I remember reading about an alarm that woke you up with a mild electric shock.

  2. knowing myself in the morning, maybe an electric shock is what it would take