Sometimes, patents are for inventions that can truly help to simplify our lives. Other times, patents are for inventions that are strange, impractical, and just plain weird. Take, for instance, the above "motorized ice cream cone." How many times have we watched people, especially small children, struggle with having ice cream run down their arm in the heat of summer? This "motorized ice cream cone" could be an especially useful invention, except for the fact that logistically, it is impractical. From the looks of the patent, this would be an invention that one would have to buy and carry around in their purse, waiting for the opportunity to get ice cream scooped into it. Then, when the time came, one would be left with a sticky ice cream cone that probably costs too much money to just be a disposable product. This leads to one product that probably will not sell, even with a patent.
For more strange and somewhat impractical patents, check out the linked article!