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Drawings from U.S. Patent and Trademark Applications

Drawings from U.S. Patent and Trademark Applications

A new small run publication of patent application drawings from Public Collectors is now available:

Patent application drawings present a clinical view of each object, devoid of its sensual material qualities, freed from surface colors and textures, and often exploded into its constituent parts in a way that makes feelings of nostalgia or other kinds of desire harder to access. These are the lowly origin stories of products. Some have gone on to lives of mass availability, such as the spoon and fork combination known as the “Spork.” Others never went into production.

Among the seventy applications here, I’ve included drawings from:

Anatomical Doll for Child Abuse Investigations; Miniature Coffin Cigarette Case; Shark Protector Suit; Magnetic Pendulum Device for Feline Amusement and Exercise; Surrogate Sexual Partner; Bird Scaring Device; Inflatable Humanoid Forms; Flatulence Deodorizer; Method of Making a Readily Portable Burrito; Facial Liquid Excreting Doll; Arm Restraint Device for Children Afflicted with a Compulsive Biting Disorder; Gender Neutral Doll Body with Replaceable Photographic Face; Multiple Bladed Retractable Claw Weapon; Apparatus for Exercising the Penis; War on Terrorism Flag.

If anyone’s curious, here’s the abstract for the patent the drawing above is from:

An apparatus for providing a virtual reality sexual experience. The apparatus including audio reproduction means, visual reproduction means and tactile means for sexual stimulation. The apparatus further comprising a control system to correlate the audio means, visual means and tactile means to relate to one another to simulate a sexual experience. The apparatus being adapted for connection to a computer based drive system to provide a scenario for audio and visual outputs which is selected from a database and advances in a manner corresponding to user movements and engagement with the tactile system.

More here including this diagram.