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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi I’m JD Houvener your host and of all today’s review the inventor entrepreneur business owner get your daily dose for inspiration to make the world a better place welcome back and yesterday we talked about the rain boot design and we’re getting some really interesting features about how we’re actually able to stay dry in this rainy spring weather so I want to take a minute and just think about design patents as a whole as compared to utility patents if you had to take a guess how many design pads they’re been issued all time you get the answer tomorrow person with the closest guest gets called out on the video next week okay so the first topic we’re talking about today is about umbrellas okay oftentimes the number one thing you grab when the weather that gets dark and stormy and starts raining well this invention up here on that I’m showing up here it’s not your typical invention this is not your typical umbrella I should say this is something that’s actually gonna help when it’s sunny out this is a design for when people are sitting underneath an umbrella they’re actually able to stay out of the Sun and in the shade and these umbrella arms this fan blades they’re able to collect sun rays and charge your phone charge any kind of mobile device through USB or a/c adapter there’s a pretty very very cool invention and it’s also tributed to many utility patents but this is the design because I wanted to focus on design patents with you this week so take a look at this and you can tell that there’s some certain aspects of this that are in dotted line so see if you can spot where they are there’s two major spots on the edge of the fan blade on the very tip you can see there’s a dotted box they wanted to leave this edge of the fan blade hidden right they didn’t want to actually claim anything as to the ads a very tip of the family the other section is right around the middle right just between this the sprocket party umbrella and the fan blades they left that part also in dotted line so they left that ambiguous to reserve it for other shapes other types of materials and different functionality so if you look at the patent the first page of the patent with me you can see the assignee is a company named Zeo and Shawn check them out at Zhan – technology comm so if you’ve got a way to keep us dry and maybe even charge batteries along the way let us know we’d love to hear your invention think we’re checking us out at the bolt Today Show hope you had a wonderful time I’m your host JD Houvener go big go bowl


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