Posts Tagged ‘patents’

Get a “Sexy Walk” With the World’s First Pelvis Amplifier

During my travels throughout the world of forgotten patent applications, I came across the Pelvic Extension Frame, patented by C. William Hanson, III in 2006. The device is mainly therapeutic in nature—it intends to "isolate the pelvis" in order to help athletes improve "pelvic stability" and "pelvic rotation."
It also, of course, helps people walk [...]

The Dildos of the Future

There are hundreds of types of dildos out there. But can there ever be too many dildos? With only a prosthetic penis and a dream, five inventors have dared to break the genital mold (one, literally) by submitting their variations on the dildo for U.S. government review. Behold: the Dildos of the Future (patent pending):
DILDO [...]

Bizarre Breastfeeding Contraption #1: The Breastfeeding Hat

In my column this week, I profiled local mammographer and inventor Ella Laseinde, who created the Shield-Me-Baby Nursing Bib to allow women to breast-feed in public without flashing everybody. Laseinde's product isn't the only contraption on the market that encourages public breast-feeding while discouraging public displays of mommy's food-source. Hundreds of inventors have patented similar [...]

Public Breast-Feeding: What the Nursing Bib Means for the Right to Bare Breasts

Nothing to see here: Laseinde wants newborns to suck and cover.
Ella Laseinde is accustomed to seeing strangers’ breasts. “I’m a mammographer, so I’m with the breasts constantly,” says Laseinde, 71, who spent 30 years in government service—including five at the National Institutes of Health screening women’s chests. That’s not to say she’s interested in catching [...]