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RWatkins
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re: What were they thinking: Motorized ice cream cone
RWatkins   11/13/2012 2:10:04 AM
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Hey guys, the patent record is rife with patents that are just amazing that way. A few years ago I spent a lot of time searching patents and came upon this one: 4,145,028. Those of you who are deer hunters will just love it! Consider for a moment what is likely to happen when someone in some moderately hunted area starts his engine!

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re: What were they thinking: Motorized ice cream cone
darenw   11/9/2012 4:18:32 AM
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"I doubt consumers would want to pay *more* get *less*." Nonsense! Just name it the iCone.

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Tiger Joe   11/8/2012 10:27:44 PM
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I see the inventor has thought this through. I notice a set of 6 gears to really gear down the motor, presumably to get the number of ice-cream revolutions per minute to a marketable level. But I see an obvious problem with this device. What happens when the ice-cream is licked down to the lip (33)? There's no easy to way to get at the ice-cream below that level. With a real ice-cream cone, this problem doesn't exist because you start eating the cone. Perhaps the biggest flaw of this device is all that mechanism limits the amount of ice-cream you can have. In a real ice-cream cone, delicious ice-cream occupies the space taken by the battery, motor, gears and switch. I doubt consumers would want to pay *more* get *less*.

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seaEE   11/3/2012 1:52:49 AM
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How about a solar powered one, where the solar panel also acts as a sunscreen to keep the ice cream from melting? Yes, the solar panel could be patented as a sunscreen. ;)

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BrianBailey   11/2/2012 9:48:49 PM
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I like your thinking. With all of the exercise you get generating the power to turn the cone, it may even be net calorie zero! All the ice cream with non of the guilt!

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EREBUS0   11/2/2012 8:11:11 PM
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I prefer the old fashioned technique of lick and turn. How lazy do you have to be to need a motorised gizmo? We really need to keep people active to reduce obesity. Now if you made them run to keep the power to the motor, then you might have something. Just my opinion.



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