Easter Patents

Another holiday celebrated though the records of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Happy Easter to all who celebrate it (or just like candy).

U.S. Patent No. 3,848,564 covers a Rotating Egg Coloring Device
U.S. Patent No. 5,878,698 covers an Ornamental Pet Collar Cover.
U.S. Patent No. 2,102,329 covers a Package
U.S. Patent No. D349,470 covers an Easter Greenhouse
U.S. Patent No. 4,124,135 covers a Hinged Plastic Easter Egg
U.S. Patent No. D338,139 covers Bunny Tongs

Easter for Eggheads

In a St. Patrick’s Day blog, the use of a common shape (in this case the shamrock) as a descriptive term in a patent was explored. In this Easter post, the use of another common shape, the egg is explored. There are multiple ways of describing as being egg-shaped, the most obvious being “egg-shaped” but three other options are: ovoid, ovate, and oviform. The most popular of these is “ovate” found in the descriptions in 19241 patents, and in the claims of 386 patents.