Not to call you a liar, but it is my understanding that there are a few things that would make your product unpatentable....
1) you cannot patent a shape of nature (ie: circle, oval, ball)
2) You cannot patent a new poduct based soley on a chamge of metal (IE: aluminum vs. nylon/plactic)
3) you cannot patent an already mass produced product unless you can provide proper proof that you infact where the origional creator of the product.......(I don't think you where alive in the 15th century, spur/pinion gears have been used in clockworks for several centuries)
Just my $0.02
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