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Re: [dvd-discuss] method of swinging on a swing

On Wed, 31 Jul 2002, someone somewhere wrote:

> Over at theregister(http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/35/26469.html
> , at the bottom)there is a link to the patent office with : "Method of
> swinging on a swing "  Is this for real???  I was hoping to see that
> this is just a patent request, but my impression is that it has been
> granted...

Yes, it is real.

A patent engineer at 3M wanted his son to learn about patents, so they
went through the process together.

The patent was rejected at first, but later accepted.

At least, this is what I heard.  I think one of the articles written at
the time provided more details about it.  It is slightly old news.

See the following URL for starters.


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