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Saturday, 26 April 2008

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Resealable soft drink can -- patentable? Why not! Considering the fact that it solves a technological problem that has existed up to the present date, and no one has yet to device a solution that could reseal the soft drink in its initial packaging.

I read with amusement that Willi Weber, Michael Schumacher's agent, has patented a soft drink can design that can reseal after the seal has been opened. This potentially means reuse of soft drink cans for infinite applications, i.e. storing coins, other drinks, etc. Up to the present date most "recycling" of soft drink cans involved melting the cans into aluminum ingots and churning them into sheets.

Further Reading:

  • Wheels24.co.za, "Schumi agent patents invention" [link]
  • Automobilsportblog, "Willi Weber geht fremd" [link]
  • Flensburg online, "Spinclip: Wiederverschlie├čbare Getr├Ąnkedose" [link]

    Does it pass the tests of novelty and obviousness? I think, it does.
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