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Top 5: Leaf-Related Patents

We enjoy autumn for the changing color of the leaves, but not so much for the cleanup of the leaves! This week’s patent list takes a look at inventions related to cleaning and disposing of leaves, as well as leaf-related ideas. 1) Grass and Leaf Baler for Rotary Lawn Mowers This invention for a lawn Read more…

Top 5: Snow Patents 2017

Our latest Top 5 list tackles the snow! 1) Multichannel Frost Ice and Snow Detecting Device This precipitation gauge from the late ’60s monitors temperature, humidity and electrical conductivity to determine if there is free water, snow, ice or frost forming. 2) Snow Scooter  This two-wheeled device is the hottest way to get around a Read more…

Top 5: Fall Patents 2016

The Fall Equinox was yesterday, which means it’s time to start prepping for the seasonal changes. To celebrate, we’ve picked a few patents that capture some of the aspects of autumn. 1) “Autumn Tree” This novelty item is made of artificial leaves that rest on a “skin,” and allows for the tree to be illuminated Read more…

Top 5: Flower Patents

The first flowers to bloom in spring are usually daffodils, tulips and crocuses. So this week’s Top 5 focuses on flower and garden patents. 1) Floral Assembly This patented packet of seeds rest in absorbent paper shaped like a flower. When placed in water, it allows the seeds to germinate and therefore grow. 2) Flower Read more…

Top 5: Rain Technology Patents

Prep yourself for the oncoming April showers with these patents! 1) Rain Operated Automatic Window Closer  This clever invention from the 1940s features a system that will close a window once it starts to rain. According to the patent, once rain fills a small receptacle, it will trigger the system to lower the window so Read more…

Top 5: Whirligigs and Wind Patents

“In like a lion, out like a lamb,” is the well-known proverb for explaining the climate of March. The transition from winter to spring brings with it some vicious, windy days, so we’ve rounded up a few patents that take advantage of those breezy moments. 1) Whirligig Not just the title of a popular young-adult Read more…



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