Patent Bending

Patent Bending

2006 - 2008, Science
The best, strangest inventions never made.

Episode Guide

  • Patent Bending - Helmet Bar (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Helmet Bar

    Taking the "beer helmet" to new heights.

  • Patent Bending - Chute N' Shoes (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Chute N' Shoes

    A helmet-mounted parachute to aid evacuations from tall buildings.

  • Patent Bending - The Good, The Bad, And the Useless (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    The Good, The Bad, And the Useless

    The boys review the lows and highs of the first season and decide to take one really cool build to the next level.

  • Patent Bending - Aqua Motorcycle (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Aqua Motorcycle

    While attempting to make a motorcycle that floats, the Patent Benders hit an unforeseen obstacle.

  • Patent Bending - Super Shopping Cart (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Super Shopping Cart

    A shopping cart is equipped with special features, including an extension ladder.

  • Patent Bending - Man Catcher (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Man Catcher

    The best, strangest inventions never made.

  • Patent Bending - Mouse Trap (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Mouse Trap

    Putting ideas for a better mousetrap to the test.

  • Patent Bending - The Better Mousetrap (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    The Better Mousetrap

    Four new mousetrap designs are put to the test.

  • Patent Bending - Motorized Picnic Table (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Motorized Picnic Table

    The team creates a traveling picnic table with wheels and a motor.

  • Patent Bending - The Baby Shower (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    The Baby Shower

    Inventions for infants, including the automatic baby butt patter and the baby bidet.

  • Patent Bending - Baby Show (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Baby Show

    The team puts some of the most bizarre baby patents to the test.

  • Patent Bending - Fishing Show (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Fishing Show

    The crew tests three inventions that transport bait to awaiting fish.

  • Patent Bending - Fishing Show (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Fishing Show

    Patents that use helium balloons for "fly fishing."

  • Patent Bending - Human Carwash (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Human Carwash

    A large scale "human carwash."

  • Patent Bending - 12 Gauge Golfclub (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    12 Gauge Golfclub

    Combining a golf club with shotgun shells.

  • Patent Bending - Floating Tent (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Floating Tent

    The team expands on a "floating tent" invention.

  • Patent Bending - Bicycle Lawnmover (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Bicycle Lawnmover

    A quiet, environment-friendly alternative for mowing the lawn.