Inventions patented in recent weeks at the U. S. Patent Office include the following:
¶An inflated rubber bicycle seat.
¶An extensible rear bumper which a parking motorist can crank out like a bustle to a distance of several feet, to prevent another car from parking too close behind.
¶A motor-driven fan for removing foam from beer.
¶Shoe chains to prevent pedestrians from slipping on icy walks.
¶A self-propelled electric iron.
¶Breast cups to prevent nursing mothers from losing milk by seepage.
¶An automatic mirror-wiper for vanity cases.
¶A lip exerciser for players of wind instruments.