Summertime Inventions

As we all head outdoors for summer activities and vacations, I thought I’d take a look at some recent summertime inventions that caught my eye.   The first is a “Flying Insect Repelling Hat”, US Publication No. 2015/0143612.  The hat includes a series of solar operated fans located along the brim and pointed toward the user.  The solar panel is located on the top of the hat.  The air movement powered by the fans keeps those pesky insects at bay.

Another is the “Turtle Friendly Beach Cleaning Device,” US Publication No. 2015/0144362.  Who knew that sea turtles and their hatchlings struggle with sand that is rippled or raked?  Now there is a device that cleans the beach sand but leaves the sand relatively flat which enables the turtles and hatchlings to make their way up and down the beach.

Last but certainly not least is the “Interlocking Swim Noodle,” US Publication No. 2015/0118927.   These swim noodles have a cross-sectional shape that looks something like a jigsaw puzzle piece with recesses and protrusions.  The recess of one noodle is sized and shaped to receive the protrusion of another noodle.  With enough noodles you can build a giant noodle fortress and rule the pool! 

If you have a summer time invention, identifying and protecting it is important to its commercial success.  Having the right person to help you through that process can make all the difference.  The Law Office of Kathleen Lynch PLLC is designed to help businesses such as yours keep ahead of the game.   The first telephone consultation is free.  Email us at

Happy summer!