422Understanding the Hennessy Hammock
- Feb 5, 2003Tom Hennessy's web site is great for learning about the use of his
hammock and something about its potential advantages. Since I am an
engineer at heart, it is also useful for me to see how something is
done, and how it is made. (Yeah, I got the nack.)
Tom's Patent is very complete and has great drawings of the Hennessy
system. I recommend it for reading for anyone who is considering
purchase and does not have access to one of the hammocks to examine.
I point out that the patent I found does not address the issue of the
asymetrical design recently introduced. Whether this is the subject
of a subsequent patent I do not know.
A great place to look at patents is right from the horse's mouth at:
If I remember right, you need to install a free viewer for the
pictures in patents. The site tells you how this can be done.
The Hennessy Hammock patent is # 6389620 dated 21 May 2002.
Update: UPS says my hammock is "out for delivery" today. Maybe it
will be on my front porch when I arrive home.
Rick aka Flyfisher <><
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