So it has been almost a month since the kids have returned back to school. I bet right about now you were wishing there was something that could possibly make the daily grind of school a little bit easier (for yourself and for your child). Not to fear…some new patents are here!!!
The first new invention is the talking backpack. According to the patent description, it is a “combination backpack and audio cassette system wherein the audio cassette system, separately contained, is mounted to the back panel of the backpack. The contained audio cassette system is provided with a simulated face, where the components thereof are accessible through various features of the simulated face, such as the mouth, nose, and ear. The idea is that the backpack can “record and playback . . . school messages and class assignments.” This invention is geared towards smaller children in order to enable them to remember homework assignments and messages from teachers. Can you imagine just hitting a button and finding out what your child really needs to get done for the next day of school instead of guessing or trying to decode what they think they had to do!?!?
Another new invention is a see-through vest for school supplies. It is self-explanatory really, it is a vest that enables you to see what supplies your child is bringing to school and bringing home at just a glance! (Instead of sifting through backpacks of books and loose papers to find a sharpened pen or eraser, which was probably not even brought home).
Another invention is the dual-purpose pen. According to the patent application, “A dual-purpose pen has a barrel, a cap engaged with the barrel, and a ball point that is extendable from the end of the barrel, and a key-pressing point that is extendable from the end of the cap. The pen can be used for writing when the ball point is extended and for pressing keys when the key-pressing point is extended.” So basically you can use it as a pen or use if to hit a keyboard. I don’t think this patent is as useful to the masses as the ones listed above, but hey, those that use their pens for hitting keyboard keys are probably in seventh heaven!
Thanks to these patents, life just got a little easier for parents and students!