TODAY’S PATENT- ELECTRIFIED TABLE CLOTH
The ELECTRIFIED TABLE CLOTH was invented by Richard E. Mahan (Houston, TX) on the 28th of April, 1992, bearing patent number US5107620A.
This current invention provides the electrified table cloth device for the prevention of crawling insects on the dinner table. It is a common table cloth made up of a suitable electrical insulating device, and its main function is to help drinking and food containers from crawling insects. It contains the metallic strips, battery clip or elastic loop, the circuitry of an electric device, used to make the invention. This invention works in such a way if any insect-like ant, cockroaches, flies etc. crawl on the cloth’s surface and cross the conductor strips. Then insect’s body completes a circuit from the conductors, then-current has been passing by the insect’s body and create a sensation that will not allow additional travel on the cloth. However, if any person touches the strips then there will no feeling of current. Even in the case of a wet hand, the current may pass but miner tingling sensation.