So many people perpetuating ignorance (including whoever wrote the AI and original articles.)
As has been pointed out by several posters correctly and ad nausium:
• This patent has nothing to do with the "wedge" or "teardrop" shape.
• You can patent a design (hence, the vast host of design patents, as opposed to utility patents.)
• Design patents very specifically protect the ornamental design of the object and are always narrow (never broad.)
• Think of design patents as being less closely related to utility patents, and more closely related to other forms of trade dress (Logos, colors, trade marks, etc.)
And one more pointer:
• Drop the authoritative and whining tone when posting about subjects for which you have no KSA's