If you are looking for some interesting umbrella patents to inspire your next invention or just to satisfy your curiosity, you are in luck. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most weird and wonderful umbrella patents that have been filed over the years. From pet umbrellas to heated umbrellas, from frameless glasses to dancing devices, these patents will show you how creative and innovative people can be when it comes to solving problems or creating new products.
Let’s start with a patent that combines a pet umbrella and a leash. This invention, patented by Irina Zhadan-Milligan and Yuri Zhadan in 2005, will “protect [your] pet from inclement weather conditions while also serving as a leash for the pet in both umbrella canopy opened and closed positions”.
The patent describes a transparent umbrella canopy that is attached to a flexible rod that connects to a collar or harness worn by the pet. The rod also serves as a handle for the owner to hold and control the pet. The patent claims that this invention provides a convenient and comfortable way to walk your pet in rainy or snowy weather, without getting wet or dirty.
Next, we have a patent that features an umbrella with a heater. This invention, patented by Wallace Coleman in 2022, includes an umbrella, a heating subsystem, an air moving subsystem, a recharging subsystem, and one or more operator controls.
The umbrella may be a collapsible cover adapted to keep rain, snow, and sunlight off of a user. The heating subsystem may produce warm air that may be released from a plurality of ribs of the umbrella during cold weather. The air moving subsystem may move the warm air into the plurality of ribs. The recharging subsystem may recharge a battery located within a handle of the umbrella. A canopy of the umbrella may comprise a waterproof coating. The one or more operator controls may be adapted for the user to enable and disable the heating subsystem, the air moving subsystem, or combinations thereof. The patent states that this invention provides a novel way to keep the user warm and dry in harsh weather conditions.
Another interesting umbrella patent is one that has the appearance of a polar bear wearing clothes. This invention, patented by Liang Shengliang in 2020, discloses an umbrella and chute boot combination that form the shape of a polar bear.
The patent describes an umbrella that has a white canopy with black ears, eyes, nose, and mouth on it. The canopy also has two sleeves that extend from the sides and can be worn by the user. The chute boot is attached to the bottom of the umbrella handle and has four legs with paws that can be inserted into shoes worn by the user. The patent claims that this invention provides an interesting and fun way to use an umbrella and chute boot.
In the world of patents, even the simplest objects can hold incredible potential for innovation. These umbrella patents demonstrate that creative thinking knows no bounds, turning a mundane accessory into a canvas for inventive ideas. Whether it’s enhancing convenience, safety, or comfort, these patented designs showcase the power of human imagination when combined with practical problem-solving. So the next time you reach for your umbrella, take a moment to appreciate the ingenuity that went into its creation.