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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener your host of the bold today’s show for you the inventor and entrepreneur gets your daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place okay we’re in part three of our animals our flying animal series and I’m excited to talk about the dragon flies the one of the oldest animals alive today they’ve been run for 300 million years experts say and so these these flying critters are amazing I mean I’m sure you’ve looked at them and if you ever taken a close look and you can just see how complex and almost perfectly they fly right they can control complete vertical up-and-down movements horizontal and of course any direction in between dragonflies do everything in the air they eat fly travel even mate in midair dragonflies are incredible and so I want to be the challenge of the day is I think about dragonflies in the aspects of what they do best flying you think about what you do best what’s your best skill what do people compliment you about all the time it can be you know you know what it is you’ve probably heard it you probably enjoy it the most out of any activity because you’re that good at it practice that skill work on it take some time each day dedicate a day or a couple times each week to work on that skill and make sure you harness that and you’ll see some major improvements in your daily life for it so in today’s patent we’re going to talk about is really cool I I think I’m gonna go look for this product if it’s on the market this is how to get rid of mosquitoes right so in the summertime when you got nasty mosquitoes all around you want to try to get rid of them this patent also issued in 2007 came out and it it’s got a picture of mosquito right here you can see it and so the idea is that through sound through audio signals it’s able to capture what a what a predator sounds like so in this case the number one predator to a mosquito is a dragonfly so what this invention talks about is a method for eradicating mosquitoes or any other prey by simply playing that audible of what an approaching dragonfly sounds like and so it’s quite interesting that what they’ve done is they’ve made it so it’s not so strained for humans to hear they’ve integrated this sound of the dragonfly approaching with music and so it’s almost inaudible to humans as the eyes music plays dragonflies are able to pick up on that instinctual predator you know you think of like the jaws you know Donna and you know it’s zoom that’s kind of what the foot that mosquitoes are hearing through this you know sort of instinctual sound of the number one predator coming it’s what I wanted to point out about this patent here is is that the claim language and will hopefully get a chance to take a look at it what it does is it’s quite broad and on this flowchart that I have pulled up you can see that it covers way more than dragon flies and mosquitoes it mentions terms like predator and prey and so it allows for any animal so it was very it was brilliant for the patent attorney who put this together to write the claim language in this manner because this could go for any type of animal anywhere in the food chain so you know even though your instincts are only 200,000 years old as humans use your instincts use those skills that you’ve developed in a found to be your best and hopefully you find a way to harness them and practice those those are ways that you can just use your god-given talents to do good in the world so hope we all have enjoyed this version of today’s poll today’s show if you enjoyed it please like us on our social media channels and if you didn’t please let us know why in the comments or send us an email after visiting bold patents com we’d be happy to hear your thoughts and ways to improve this show have a great day everybody go big go bolt

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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