There is a much bigger story, with some nice pictures, in the Weekend edition of The Conway Daily Sun here:
Here are some tidbits from the USPTO:
Current Status: Further action on the application has been suspended.
Date of Status: 2010-09-17
Filing Date: 2008-06-23
You can search the USPTO site here:
There are several applications on file, all suspended, starting in June 23, 2008
Gene .. just one more Swamp Yankee from RI.