Saturday, December 16, 2006

Google Patents

Years ago I tried to get my father or brother to build me a pepper spray dispenser that I could attach to the end of my pistol for home defense purposes. They weren't interested.

But now through the magic of Google Patents, I can now see that quite a few other people have had this same idea.

This one was filed in 1995, this one in 1998, while this one wasn't filed until 2003, though.

Why they keep issuing patents on the same basic idea, I'm not sure. All of them look pretty similar to my eye. But I think this is definitely an idea whose time has come.

Now if I could just find someone manufacturing them...

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