Man, I just know this is going to grow into yet another way to spend my
flier miles!

Norm Dennis wrote:

>Nice one, Janet.
>Can I get priority booking? :)
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <>
>To: <>
>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
>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
Chris Rehm

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