Celebrity Patents: Charlie Sheen’s Patent – “Winning” in Multiple Ways
Recently Charlie Sheen has become famous or should we say infamous for his crazy antics and “Winning” slogan. But back in 2001 he found a different way to win, through a very unique patent (even by Charlie Sheen standards).
Charlie’s patent (US Patent 6,283,658) which was filed under his birth name of Carlos Irwin Estevez back in September of 2001 is for a ChapStick® dispenser of all things.
At some point in Charlie’s life he decided that losing caps to chapstick dispensers was ruining his flow, so he invented a dispenser that has no cap and instead has a snap-fit cover.
When describing existing products Charlie’s patent states:
“A cap is generally used to cover the end of the dispenser in order to prevent the drying out of the lip balm. The cap often is spaced away from the end of the dispenser so that a margin of lip balm may be exposed for easy application to the lips. However, the cap is often lost as it is easily disassociated from the dispenser.
Additionally, the dispenser as a whole with its cap may be difficult to manipulate, particularly under inclement conditions such as ski slopes or the like where the hands of the user are often encumbered by gloves or mittens. The disassociatable cap to the lip balm dispenser requires two (2) hands to use or very dexterous one (1) hand. Such one-handed use is often precluded by the presence of mittens or gloves.”
From reading this, one can only deduce that while riding a ski lift Charlie’s ChapStick® cap fell from his hands, never to be seen again. Not one to be deterred by such obstacles Charlie invented a new and improved ChapStick® container and for this we’re sure the world thanks him.
To read the full patent click the following link to see it in our Free Patent Database.
October 5, 2011
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