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A Patent for What?

By Marcus Chan - 2012-08-10T22:41:34Z

Photograph by Markus C. Hurek/dpa/Corbis

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In Lieu of a Tree

Just about anything can be folded these days. There are foldable cups, bowls, bicycles, skateboards and shoes. U.S. Patent 8,209,786 is for something that you likely haven't imagined yourself lugging around.