This is just in! Apple patent the poop machine. It may look like a toilet, but its actually a nutrient dispenser for bacterias to chew on. You need to clean it once in awhile or methane gases will cause you nausea and vomiting.
[citation][nom]chairman ray[/nom]At this rate, they're going to patent the iToilet, which tells you if you took a piss or a shit, because people will be too lazy to check for themselves.[/citation]
The Japanese got this covered, along with other ideas:
This is probably designed for runners. Runners often replace shoes every 300-500 miles. The shoes still look new but do not run as well. Using overused shoes for running can cause knee and ankle pain. It is often annoying to write down and keep track of a shoes mileage. It could also be useful for people with foot/ankle/gait problems.
Let's see ...the smart shoe is going to cost twice the price of my dumb shoe?? I will just buy two dumb shoes and replace one when there's a hole in the sole. And i have twice the lifespan with a new shoe replacement halfway through. Winrar. Can i patent this algorithm???