Aug 18 2011

Patent Craziness

Category: Humour,PatentsTeknovis @ 16:44

In response to the electronic shipping notification patent described in The Week in Patents, a friend told me about an interesting bread refreshing patent (US6080436). The novel method described in this patent should not be confused with toasting the bread, and any similarities are coincidental!

Actually, it is a nice patent because it is so short and to the point (check the claims), and I guess this is why the examination process was so short. Still, you really have to wonder how this was granted by an examiner!

Honestly, I am not sure if this post is more appropriately filed under “Patents” or “Humour”!