Today, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued the nine millionth United States utility patent to Matthew Carroll of Jupiter, Florida. The invention is directed to a system and method of collecting and conditioning rainwater and other moisture, such as dew, from the windshield of a vehicle and utilizing the collected fluid to replenish the fluids in the windshield washer reservoir.
It has taken roughly 225 years to get to number 9,000,000. I wonder how long it will take to get reach the 10,000,000 milestone. One thing is certain though: The spirit of innovation is alive and well in America.