Note: this post is from 2007, outbound links may be broken.
Ironic Sans: Celebrity Patents
Last month, Google introduced its new Patent Search feature (in beta), allowing users to dig through 7 million US patents from 1790 to mid-1996. On-line patent searching has already been possible through the US Patent and Trademark Office website, but Google makes it fast and easy using their already familiar interface.
So, inspired by Google’s new easy-to-use patent search, I decided to dig up some of the celebrity patents that have been issued over the years. The following 18 patents are all by celebrities not usually known for being inventors.
Jamie Lee Curtis, Actress. Patent #4,753,647 — Infant garment
Great idea and well illustrated by cool drawings like the one above.
Check Ironic Sans for all 18 patents and links to the actual patents to learn more about each one.