Saturday, 22 December 2007
How Inventive! (No. 8)
Losing a loved one is hard. How to keep the memories alive? Last week, Mary Rydberg and Sharon Robinson received U.S. Patent No. 7,308,741 for a huggable cremated remains storage system. The invention uses a "plush container", such as a stuffed animal, and ornamental symbols characteristics of the person whose remains are inside. Think: teddy bear with golf clubs. The invention is marketed under the name EternaHugs, with several bear, pet, and pillow variations.