The Long And Stupid Quest To Build A Better Baseball Cap

Truly great inventors can see problems where you or I wouldn't. Consider the humble baseball cap. It hasn't changed much in decades, and it hasn't needed to; its functionality, comfort, and versatility lends itself to all kinds of athletic activity, such as playing baseball, spouting monosyllabic platitudes at… » 9/03/14 5:17pm 9/03/14 5:17pm

How A Century-Old Skate Design Completely Changed Modern Speed Skating

Equipment can be a funny thing in sports, as we've seen with the ongoing Under Armor race suit debacle. But that's nothing compared to what happened in 1996, when the International Skating Union allowed skaters to begin using clap skates (or slap skates, depending on who you ask) in competitions. » 2/15/14 1:37pm 2/15/14 1:37pm

A Brief History Of The Sports Bra

Welcome to Patentspin. I'll use this space to take a look at some strange or interesting patents related to the world of sports. I will then, probably, make fun of them. » 10/25/13 3:23pm 10/25/13 3:23pm

Three Utterly Insane—And Real—Football Inventions We Never Made

Welcome to Patentspin. I'll use this space to take a look at some strange or interesting patents related to the world of sports. I will then, probably, make fun of them. » 10/14/13 4:03pm 10/14/13 4:03pm