Nice one, Janet.
Can I get priority booking? :)


----- Original Message -----
From: <jkrueger@andrewscg.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: IBM Claims Patent Crown Again


>> 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
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Patent Number: US 6,329,919 B1
Date of Patent: Dec. 11, 2001

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING RESERVATIONS FOR RESTROOM USE

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
flight.

Contents: 64 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets





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