Summer Daze

Guest blog by Brittani Dockery

Brittani is a law clerk for Winters Law Firm. Among other things, she assists in the Intellectual Property Law practice with her excellent skills of searching and filing trademarks and patents. She wrote the blog below on inventions that are important for summer fun!  Ipconcerns thanks Brittani for her insightful contribution.

Summer may be coming to a close, but it is not too late to check out these patented inventions that help beat the heat and help you have fun in the warm weather.

Here are a few:

08741068  – A summertime barbecue is a great way to bring people together, and enjoy great food. However, cleanup can put a damper on the festivities. Enter the BBQ Grill Scraper, which helps clean and remove the tricky charred debris that traditional cleaning tools may miss. US patent no. 8,741,068 B2 was issued on June 3, 2014.

Who doesn’t enjoy a frozen treat on a hot day? US patent no. 1505592 (1924) makes sure you enjoy your frozen confectionery, without all of the mess and sanitary problems.

Everybody’s gone surfing. Surfing U.S.A. Now everyone can surf and wakeboard, with this invention specifically tailored to help all ages and body types enjoy the water. US patent no 08292681 was issued on October 23, 2012.

No one likes a broken board, and US patent no. 07261050 (2007) makes sure your board wont break during surfing.

Are wetsuits a hassle to get in and out of? With US patent no. 05898934 Wet suit (1999) neck opening design, getting in and out of your wetsuit is now accomplished with ease.

Sometimes the sun can be so hot that sitting outside is unbearable. With the Solar Powered Umbrella Table (US20110265694A1 ), issued in 2011, you no longer have to suffer through sweltering heat. The umbrella’s unique solar-powered design converts solar energy into AC.

Propane tanks have found a new home with US patent no. 08347874  (2013). The supportive structure is not only a tank blocker, but it also doubles as a grease pan.

Fireworks are beautiful, and are a true sign of summer fun. With US patent no. 05526750 the fun does not have to stop. A combustible shell allows for precision fireworks displays with a decreased environmental impact.

Water gun fights are a staple of many of our halcyon days. This patented invention takes water guns up a notch, by using compressed gas as a means for pressurizing water to effect a continuous stream of high velocity flow. Plus, it comes in a quirky futuristic design. US patent no. 04591071 was issued on May 27, 1986.

For many, the summer is the best season. However, as autumn and winter roll around, the fun does not have to stop. US patent no. PP7197 (1990), keeps the spirit of summer alive and well with Honeycrisp apple trees, a distinct variety of apple tree, to grow winter hardy varieties with high fruit quality. USPP7197 

As the autumnal equinox rolls around, do not forget these patented inventions in summer 2017.


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