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2009-08-26 10:20:57

An Indiana man says his invention to speed the microwave oven heating of frozen foods was stolen from him by Birds Eye Foods and Clorox Co. In a suit filed in Scott County, Ind., Superior Court, Gary Hopkins is seeking unspecified damages from the companies, which he claims ignored confidentiality agreements on his patented system using plastic containers with pinholes and steam vents to cut in half the time needed to microwave frozen food, The Indianapolis Star reported Wednesday. Hopkins...


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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