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Patent: To Protect Your Child and Your Lawn Man from Sun and Rain
Patent: To Protect Your Child and Your Lawn Man from Sun and Rain | dal_ftw_txbz, Jose G. Ortiz, Belen Ortiz, patent, 8210193, sun shade protector,

Jose G. Ortiz and Belen Ortiz, both of Dallas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,210,193 for “Sun Shade Protector.”

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Two Texas residents have devised a way to keep your child from being sunburned while on a carriage stroll.

Jose G. Ortiz and Belen Ortiz, both of Dallas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,210,193 for “Sun Shade Protector.”

The two applied for the patent more than three years ago on May 18, 2009.

The Ortiz’s invention relates, in general, to an apparatus for providing protection from the sun, and, more particularly, the invention relates to an apparatus that be attached to lawnmowers or strollers for preventing skin from being damaged by the sun or becoming wet due to rain, according to the patent documents.

In order to complete certain tasks, one must work in the sunlight. These activities include mowing the lawn or taking a young child for a walk in a stroller. The sun can be increasingly warm as the day goes on and can cause painful burns on one's skin. The harmful UV rays given off by the sun can also damage one's eyes. Too much exposure to the sun may lead to dehydration or even skin cancer. 

Thus, it would be advantageous if there were a simple and relatively inexpensive means that would enable a user performing such outdoor activities to protect himself from the sun’s rays. 

The apparatus invented by the Ortiz’ is an apparatus for providing protection from rays from the sun while performing outdoor tasks including at least one of mowing a lawn with a lawn mower and pushing a stroller. The apparatus comprises a sunshade having a predetermined shape, a predetermined size and formed of a first predetermined material. A frame member includes at least two substantially U-shaped members and is engageable with an underside of the sunshade. A respective one of a pair of elongated members is engageable at a first end thereof with a respective end of one of the at least two substantially U-shaped members and is further engageable on a second end with a handle of at least one of a lawn mower and a stroller. One of a clamp and a screw member is used for securing the pair of elongated members to such handle of such lawn mower and such stroller.