Sunday, March 3, 2013

Wacky patents - Beerbrella

Copyright © Françoise Herrmann
Here is US
“The present invention provides a small umbrella (Beerbrella”) which may be removably attached to a beverage container in order to shade the beverage container from the direct rays of the sun. The apparatus comprises a small umbrella approximately five to seven inches in diameter, although other appropriate sizes may be used within the spirit and scope of the present invention. Suitable advertising and/or logos may be applied to the umbrella surface for promotional purposes. The umbrella may be attached to the beverage container by any one of a number of means, including clip, strap, cup, foam insulator, or as a coaster or the like….[…]”

Dear students,
Please note the term "removably", a typical patent construction involving the use of adverbs, and brace yourself for a toasty beer, as shielding your beer from the direct rays of the sun is one energy-efficient way of warming it.
In the same family of inventions, a forthcoming application
 concerns SPF 3 UV protection, directly engineered as coating for hops…... :-(
LOL, yes… this is hardly serious. FH

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