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Why would Microsoft patent a 'butt hinge with butt straps'?

Jul 21, 2009, 18:33 (4 Talkback[s])
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"From the 2006 post:

"That there is a patent on file with the United States Patent Office for something called a "butt hinge with integrally formed butt straps" is odd enough -- and in a patently obscene sort of way, too.

"That the patent is held by the world's most famous software company makes one wonder exactly what the limits might be on Microsoft's well-publicized efforts to diversify its product portfolio.

"The patent was granted in 1998 and received a dribble of publicity in 1999, but I'm hard pressed to find any meaningful explanation for a door hinge being in the control of the company that made Windows famous."

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