This 1956 invention folds into a briefcase when not in use. With a few modifications maybe a resourceful entrepreneur can make it the next COVID PPE.
The USPTO has announced that they will expedite patent applications that can be used to address COVID-19. These applications require FDA approval and a business will only qualify if they are a small or micro entity. The petition fee of $2000 will be waived. They will limit these applications to 500. Currently, information changes quickly and the guidelines and requirements may change. For up to date information and to protect your IP rights, schedule a complimentary appointment with an attorney.