Published in 1982, Patent US4344424 is the perfect diet for people who are suspicious of the drug companies and all of those wonder pills. Also for people that lack that ability to stop themselves from eating – especially those who sleep walk and raid the refrigerator. The only drawback is that you have to have someone else around who can unlock you when it is time to eat, and then you may get into a fight if they decide to lock you back up after two bites. Of course, one flaw in this invention is that you could still eat milkshakes or anything else that could be consumed through a straw. Oh and one word of advice to the guys out there - do not buy one of these for the wife or girlfriend!
An anti-eating face mask which includes a cup-shaped member conforming to the shape of the mouth and chin area of the user, together with a hoop member and straps detachably engageable with a user's head for mounting the cup-shaped member in overlying relationship with the user's mouth and chin area under the nose thereby preventing the ingestion of food by the user.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.