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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener your host of the Bowl today’s show were you the inventor entrepreneur or business owner get your daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place well here in the maker space still and behind me you see this nice huge oven this is we’re cooking carbon fiber material like we talked about on Monday this material is heated at temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit to get that really big compression for specific substances that need to be heated in order to be attached to the substrate so pretty cool stuff I want to talk to you about design patent still we’re talking about rainy weather still this is the last day of it and won’t answer your question about yesterday it wasn’t all that clear about the umbrella question where did it come from what was its original who was the original inventor as it turns out it was the samuel fox company samuel fox invented the umbrella as we know it the steel tube with hollow core was first invented in 1842 and inspired by the quill of a bird and the bird feather how it’s hollow he started creating those umbrellas in 1842 and has been making them ever since you can find them online at Fox umbrella calm so today we’re here talking about an interesting innovation one of the last ways I could think about protecting yourself from getting wet getting rain in the face okay wind and rain is one of the big issues coming in when you’re walking on the way to the bus coming in from work on home what’s the major way to avoid getting rain in your face if you’re not using an umbrella well it’s a hat okay there are a lot of design patents around hats so we’re to feature one for you today okay now what you were thinking right this is actually a hat for not you but your favorite pal your dog yes this is an animal hat an animal hat this this this is supposed to be purely ornamental okay so make sure you take a close look at this image it shows in black line what you think of as a top baseball style hat but in has in – lines where it attaches underneath the dog or who knows cat whatever animal it is they didn’t want to claim that attachment mechanism underneath the chin of the animal so that’s interesting that they just wanted to claim the top hat and leave it up for grabs and leave it more vague in this design patent it’s one of the ways that a inventor and their advocate can actually get a broader claim is to leave things in dashed lines in a design so that they can actually make them of different colors different shapes but that top portion that’s in solid black line that is exactly what’s being claimed in the design pad so if you’re out there and you’ve got to have a creative idea we’ve talked about a lot of different devices umbrellas windshield wipers tire treads lots of different things that help us be safe and dry so if you can get a new invention to help us all stay dry bring it out we’d love to hear about it check us out on our website at bolt Patten’s calm and check out a free 30-minute consultation we’d love to hear from you have a great weekend everybody I’m JD Houvener of bold patents 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