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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener and welcome to the bold today’s show were you the inventor and entrepreneur get your daily dose of inspiration to help you make the world a better place it’s Chinese New Year it’s the year of the dog if you didn’t know and you might be wondering you’re the dog how many animals are there and there’s 12 so what year are you today that’s your challenge to go figure out if you don’t already know wait you’re we born of course you should know that and what animal and the Chinese zodiac do you are you affiliated with and go take a look at the lower in the legend it’s got a lot of interesting subject matter there that goes way back thousands of years so for me I was born in the year of the Ox and that was 1985 and the Ox right is known for in the zodiac and the through the lore and legend it’s known for being dependable loyal and you know consistent let’s hope right with our Daily Show here today and they got me thinking about spring being just around the corner and then ox sort of plowing the field being a dependable animal for livestock and so that’s what this patent of the day is all about okay take a look at it yeah this is someone writing a pull behind till and you can see in the back the wheels they’re turning those tines making aeration the holes in the grass there’s a lot of people out there maybe those listeners are out there with you know lawns trying to get them all prepped for the upcoming spring season this is a perfect invention so this one just got issued a few weeks ago by innovation concepts LLC that’s the assignee anyway out of Indiana so this invention I want you take a look at right for a little s another day for patents we’re staying with the theme of drawing so look at this drawing and you can see then the rear the rear tines where they rotate around there’s dashed circle well there’s no actual wheel there or any structure that makes up that area that’s showing what the the path of travel is for those tines and so that’s written in dashed lines as opposed to solid lines you’ll see in the middle wheel where it’s actually a wheel right a rubber wheel like we’re thinking of there’s some more subtle lines that show shading so it’s important in patent drawings to show three dimensions even in a two-dimensional drawing and so that’s how it’s achieved by using the the smaller and lighter colored rounded shapes to show that the wheel so today’s challenge was for you to go figure out what you’re the animal you were born I’m curious to see if you want to find out someone else that you know maybe your mom or sister or brother so share this video with someone that you know and maybe you can find out from them what year they were born right and see if that animal and that zodiac represents who that person really is so hope you enjoyed this version of both today’s show and have a great day go big go bold

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About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at