Let me explain that better. I like to design and build things. I got books full of ideas and drawings of various items. Some of the better ones I build and they are real interesting of cool little things. A couple of times I've wanted to sell my ideas and did some research and found out that a patent existed for all of them. They are real vague, and well just bad. So what I'm trying to get at is I've never even heard/seen/knew my idea existed outside of my brain before the search and is locked away as a patent with no intention of it ever being use, because A) a company with a competing or existing product has got it, or B) the company has gone under or something along those lines. And what really makes me mad is its just a sentence that explains what it does, not how, or if really even works. and other ideas cant be done based on it, right? Gahh!