Halloween is upon us once again and to celebrate, we will be posting about patent illustrations that are related to the holiday!
The linked article features a list of patents that are somewhat common place, but with a few twists. For instance, the patent illustration shown above depicts an "Illuminated Carrying Device" and fully depicts the invention in the way that the inventor wanted it to be seen. The patent, filed in 1998, provides safety in the form of lighted bag so that children can be seen while crossing the road to their next candy destination. It also provides practicality in that large amounts of candy can be carried. Variations of this idea can likely be found at every store that carries Halloween attire.
Remember, patent illustrations are important and without them your idea may be misconstrued.
Be safe and have a Happy Halloween!