I just gotta say with no disrespect intended. You are my kind of nerd lolIdeas are insubstantial and cannot be protected by patent (or at least they shouldn't be able to be patented - examples exist). An idea for a wireless mousetrap is nothing. A design and model for a wireless mousetrap might be something you can patent. An idea for a business is nothing. A working business with a unique delivery model is something that can be patented (though again, I strongly disagree that business models should be patentable though they are).
If Ideas alone were patentable, I could patent an energy ray gun like Han Solo's even though I have no concept of how to build such a thing. Faster than light engines? Sign me up. Time Travel? How about I patent that too? Instant desalination process - I don't know how it would actually work but its would be a great invention - where are the forms? Atmospheric regeneration for planetary terra-forming - its gotta be possible and I just thought of it so I should get the patent. See what I mean?
Patents are for inventions not ideas. Next time you have an idea - invent it!