>> Of course, the total of 3,411 doesn't mention how many are really
technological innovations, and how many are things like "Bracket for mounting
disk drive in inverted position."   (:

Since you brought it up, below is the title and abstract from one of them...

Janet Krueger
Andrews Consulting Group
Patent Number: US 6,329,919 B1
Date of Patent: Dec. 11, 2001


Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus, system, and method for
providing reservations for restroom use. In one embodiment, a passenger on an
airplane may submit a reservation request to the system for restroom use. The
reservation system determines when the request can be accommodated and notifies
the passenger when a restroom becomes available. The system improves airline
safety by minimizing the time passengers spent standing while an airplane is in

Contents: 64 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets

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