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Pop-up device for deterring an attacking animal such as a bear
September 30, 2011 12:40AM
I apologize if you have all seen this before. I couldn't find it in the forum search function.

This patent application is too long to post here. But it's worth a look. The pdf version of the whole eight pages is at
Bear Patent Link

Here is the first page:


There are 16 claims. The first one reads like this:
1. A portable device for deterring an attack by an animal upon a user, wherein the device is easily carried by a single user, the device comprising an inflatable figure that increases rapidly in size upon activation by the user, thereby scaring the animal and deterring the attack upon the user.
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September 30, 2011 01:15AM
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I apologize if you have all seen this before. I couldn't find it in the forum search function.

This patent application is too long to post here. But it's worth a look. The pdf version of the whole eight pages is at Bear Patent Link

For some reason the above link just loops around back to your post on this message board.

Hopefully, this link should work: Google Patents: Pop-up device for deterring an attacking animal such as a bear
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September 30, 2011 01:19AM
Actually, upon further review, your link DID work, but in an unexpected way. It downloaded the PDF file onto my computer. That's the first time I experienced that clicking on a link on this forum.

(Note: the link I provided on my post above just takes one to the Google Patent page where one can view the PDF file online (without it being downloaded onto one's computer).



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/30/2011 01:21AM by plawrence.
Re: Pop-up device for deterring an attacking animal such as a bear
September 30, 2011 04:38AM
I actually have one of those, it doesn't violate the patent either. It's sold everywhere under the guise of rain protection. Umbrellas work great.
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September 30, 2011 01:19PM
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I actually have one of those, it doesn't violate the patent either. It's sold everywhere under the guise of rain protection. Umbrellas work great.

A whistle weighs less.
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September 30, 2011 01:23PM
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I actually have one of those, it doesn't violate the patent either. It's sold everywhere under the guise of rain protection. Umbrellas work great.

A whistle weighs less.

Yes - but you don't make many friends when you sound that whistle really loud at 3AM in the middle of Upper Pines because you hear the rangers chasing after the bears.......and your wife will get really mad!!!!!!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/30/2011 01:23PM by SoCalCPA.
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September 30, 2011 08:33PM
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Yes - but you don't make many friends when you sound that whistle really loud at 3AM in the middle of Upper Pines because you hear the rangers chasing after the bears.......and your wife will get really mad!!!!!!

And why would I do such a thing?
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September 30, 2011 01:23PM
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I actually have one of those, it doesn't violate the patent either. It's sold everywhere under the guise of rain protection. Umbrellas work great.

A whistle weighs less.

But is it as effective as an umbrella? wink
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September 30, 2011 08:46PM
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I actually have one of those, it doesn't violate the patent either. It's sold everywhere under the guise of rain protection. Umbrellas work great.

A whistle weighs less.

But is it as effective as an umbrella? wink

In my experience blowing a whistle whilst running at the bear works very well.
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September 30, 2011 05:37AM
Here's an alternative pop-up device for bear protection. Starts about 1:30 into the video. For the its pop-up capability however, you have to keep watching for the full demonstration of the device to see how it integrates tightly with the backpack.

http://youtu.be/DHkn6GSGyUc

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September 30, 2011 03:17PM
This is awesome!

Love figure (b) - Bear is laughing at da hiker who soiled himself



Chick-on is looking at you!
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September 30, 2011 08:53PM
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Love figure (b) - Bear is laughing at da hiker who soiled himself

A real bear would be too busy eating food out of the pack the hiker threw at the bear as he soiled himself.
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September 30, 2011 10:13PM
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This is awesome!

Love figure (b) - Bear is laughing at da hiker who soiled himself

That's covered by the patent...

"...may be accompanied by noises and/or smells and/or projectiles..."
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September 30, 2011 11:50PM
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This is awesome!

Love figure (b) - Bear is laughing at da hiker who soiled himself

That's covered by the patent...

"...may be accompanied by noises and/or smells and/or projectiles..."

Technically, it's not a patent. My understanding is that the application was abandoned. Perhaps the ridicule from the guys at the Patent Office got to be too much. Or perhaps bears have become better mannered. Or perhaps the inventor ran into a grizzly, instead of a black bear....
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October 01, 2011 01:35AM
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This is awesome!

Love figure (b) - Bear is laughing at da hiker who soiled himself

That's covered by the patent...

"...may be accompanied by noises and/or smells and/or projectiles..."

What patent? All I saw was an application.
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October 01, 2011 07:31AM
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This is awesome!

Love figure (b) - Bear is laughing at da hiker who soiled himself

That's covered by the patent...

"...may be accompanied by noises and/or smells and/or projectiles..."

What patent? All I saw was an application.

Ah, OK. So assuming it goes nowhere hikers are free to soil themselves at the sight of a bear without risking infringement (they seem to grant so much stupid crap I just assumed it'd be approved).
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October 01, 2011 08:33AM
Perhaps the device was not able to be demonstrated effective against intelligent animals like woodland creatures.
Activated by a proximity sensor, it likely could still be employed to prevent certain humans from venturing beyond safety barriers.



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October 03, 2011 04:50PM
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Perhaps the device was not able to be demonstrated effective against intelligent animals like woodland creatures.
Activated by a proximity sensor, it likely could still be employed to prevent certain humans from venturing beyond safety barriers.

Best use suggestion so far. At the very least, it might confuse them.
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October 01, 2011 01:14PM
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(they seem to grant so much stupid crap I just assumed it'd be approved).

I did find a patent for entertaining a cat with a laser pointer.
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