Logan Utah Patent Tuesdays – LUPT Deux: Bow, Fire, Raiment
The patent application and examination process can take years. Inventors and their patent attorneys spend that time in cycles of analysis, strategy, advocacy, and wait. For an invention that finally makes the cut, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) grants patent rights on a Tuesday.
In my practice, patents typically arrive sporadically. But sometimes, several arrive in a short time frame. These are holidays declared as “Logan Utah Patent Tuesdays” or LUPT (to no one except me). Coincidentally, lupt also means “fight” in Romanian; because the preceding patent prosecution can feel like a fight, the double meaning suits. The last LUPT was on September 26, 2017. Now, LUPT deux!:
June 25, 2019
U.S. Patent No. 10,330,425: Unconventional Compact Compound Bow – Honeoye Falls, New York (with Logan, Utah ties)
The Missel Bow (what a name): it’s a versatile, horizontal limb compound bow with all kinds of mindbendery. For example, it has a large range of adjustable draw length and weight; a geometrically centered, shoot-through riser; a frame that basically floats on a pivoting and canting handle to mitigate a challenging accuracy dynamic known as archer’s paradox. You can also use it with shooting sticks, which are very handy. All of this is about half the size of a conventional compound bow (around 17 inches axle to axle) without sacrificing power.
U.S. Patent No. 10,330,322, Pellet Fueled Grill with Cleanout Port – Hyde Park, Utah
Pellet grills generate ash in their burner cup. Most of these grills require some disassembly of the upper grates in order to access this cup with a vacuum or some other dang thing to remove the ash so that you avoid eating it and maintain optimum burn and cooking characteristics. No such issue with this guy: a trap door is located below the burner cup and actuatable from the outside of the grill, so that you can gitchur ash out muy pronto without disassembly. In a bold move, the USPTO initially issued the patent incorrectly titled “Without Cleanout Port”; although a corrected patent will issue, USPTO publications keeps things interesting.
U.S. Patent No. D851,865, Nursing Garment – Logan, Utah
For the moms (and babies), this is a garment design (for example, a dress) with zippers styled under each arm that also helps optimize nursing. It comes in a variety of stylish designs that allow nursing garment function while retaining conventional garment features and styling.