The late Arthur Pedrick was an examiner at the UK Patent Office. When he retired he took to composing some of the most entertaining specifications in the UK Patent Office.
Here are the first lot of Pedrick links. There will be plenty of others.
BBC "A patently absurd invention?" 25 Oct 2002
Tim Jackson "Patently Absurd!" Pedrick Page 17 Dec 2000
Mary Bellis "Arthur Paul Pedrick"