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What does that mean…National Inventors Month?  The designation was assigned back in 1998 by several organizations (the United Inventors Association, the Academy of Applied Science, and Inventors Digest magazine).  It is meant to honor those among us who think “outside the box”, and to encourage even more free thinkers to think freely! 

Here’s the thing…you don’t have to be a scientist, a genius or a millionaire to have a clever invention idea.  Good ideas can come from ANYONE.  Patrick Raymond, Executive Director of the United Inventors Association (UIA) comments:  “National Inventors Month is a time to reflect on all those crazy ideas you have while standing in the shower. Resolve to pick ONE and try to make it a reality that would have maximum positive impact on you and the world. Rinse, repeat.”

At InventionHome, we’ve developed a streamlined process to enable everyday people to take an idea and pursue it.  We assist thousands of busy people who work full-time jobs, raise families, or just aren’t interested in handling all the details themselves, and we do it with attention to superior customer service and providing exceptional value.  

To get started with you idea call 1-866-844-6512.

Now, to get us in the spirit of celebrating Your Month, we thought it would be fun to share a few fun inventor facts.

Did you know…

 

…that Henry Ford’s lawyer was advised by Michigan Savings Bank’s president NOT to invest in Ford Motor Company? He is quoted as saying, “The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is only a novelty, a fad.”

…that the formulas for both Cola-Cola and Silly Putty have never been patented?  Rather, both companies hold trade secrets which are shared only with their most trustworthy employees.  Both products have withheld the test of time…after many attempts to replicate the products, no one has yet succeeded.

…that Benjamin Franklin’s inspiration for bifocals came because he hated wearing two pairs of glasses?

…that Ivory Soap was accidentally invented when an employee left the soap mixing machine on too long? To hide the evidence of his mistake, he threw the mixture in a nearby stream. But he couldn’t hide the soap that floats – it floated to the surface, and the rest is history!

…that the Band-Aid® Bandage was truly a product of “necessity”?  A Johnson & Johnson employee named Earl Dickson was tending to his accident-prone wife who had cut her finger.  He aspired to create a bandage that she could apply herself, when he was at work.  He placed a small piece of gauze in the center of a piece of surgical tape, and that inspiration led to today’s self-adhesive bandage.

…that after evaluating Charles Darrow’s sample of Monopoly, executives from Parker Brothers turned down the game because it had “52 fundamental errors” (including taking too long to play).  Well, somehow the sample wound up in the home of the company president who stayed up until 1 a.m. to finish playing it.  He enjoyed it immensely…and now, 75 years later, 275 million games have been sold worldwide and it’s available in 111 countries and in 43 languages.

…that Steve Jobs created the first Apple computer in his parents’ garage? As a college student,  Jobs and his partner Steve Wozniak worked at a feverish pace in that garage building their computers for fellow students.  To raise $1300 cash for parts, Jobs sold his old VW bus and Wozniak sold his Hewlett Packard calculator. The following year (1977) Apple sales hit $800,000 and went on to become a Fortune 500 company in a record five years!

…that “patent leather” received its name because the process to apply the shiny black finish to leather was once patented?

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doghats36Invention Home announces their “Invention of the Week”, “Dog Hats”.  

 

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Independent inventor Irene Bray wanted her dogs to strut their stuff in style AND comfort…and she enlisted the help of Invention Home to assist her in finding marketing/licensing opportunities for her invention, “Dog Hats”.

 

Do you like to dress your pet, but feel that the look just isn’t complete without a hat?  Inventor Irene Bray likes her pets to be dressed for success, and tried other dog hats/accessories on the market but found them difficult to attach. Irene noticed that they didn’t properly secure to the pet’s head and would fall off with any moderate movement.  Not so with “Dog Hats”!  In addition, many standard pet hat fasteners are uncomfortable for the dog; the dog will squirm and resist the accessory, making everyone frustrated. Not so with “Dog Hats”!  While some existing hats are designed to fit securely, their harness attachments are cumbersome and so noticeable that they take away from the fun aesthetic design of the hat.  Not so with “Dog Hats”! 

 

This invention features two adjustable, elasticized straps, which are designed to criss-cross under the dog’s chin and are fastened to the hat in front of and behind each ear.  They are fully adjustable to fit very large dogs as well as very small dogs and even cats!  Dog Hats may be offered in many sizes and designs.  Irene has an issued Utility Patent as well samples available.

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Invention Home offers a low cost, low risk solution for helping inventors through each step of the invention process.  They have created a simple and streamlined process for connecting inventors with manufacturers for the purpose of licensing inventions for royalties. For help with your invention, request info at: 

 

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Invention of the Week:  Pet Gard

 

Invention Home announces their “Invention of the Week”. 

 

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Independent inventor David Rice enlisted the help of Invention Home to assist him in finding marketing/licensing opportunities for his invention, “Pet Gard”.

 

David wanted a safe way to take his pets with him on his daily errands…

 

Are you a pet lover who wants your pet’s company at all times?  Do you like to take your pet with you in the car, but worry about the heat rising as the animal sits awaiting your return?  Inventor David Rice has designed the perfect product for you!  Pet Gard is a heat and sound activated alarm system designed to warn pet owners that the interior of their vehicle has reached a dangerous temperature. The portable unit consists of two separate components: a monitor and a pager. The monitor is plugged into the vehicle’s cigarette lighter, which activates it.  When the interior of the vehicle reaches a predetermined temperature (factory set), and three similar sounds are detected within 20 seconds, a signal is sent to the pager. The pager will beep until the user presses a “dismiss” button. The beeping will sound again, every 60 seconds, until the user goes back to the vehicle, checks on the pet and either resets the monitor or unplugs it.  David has an issued Utility Patent as well as a finished sample.

 

About www.InventionHome.com

 

Invention Home offers a low cost, low risk solution for helping inventors through each step of the invention process.  They have created a simple and streamlined process for connecting inventors with manufacturers for the purpose of licensing inventions for royalties. For help with your invention, request info at: 

 

http://www.inventionhome.com/info/index.asp?referred=wordpress

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Invention of the Week:  The Doodle Daley

 

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Inventor Susan Drexler decided that she needed a better way to clean up dog messes in the yard….

 

Are you tired of stepping in your dog’s “Doodle” or cleaning it up each day with a plastic bag that makes your regular trash can smell?  Inventor Susan Drexler was, so she decided to do something about it.  She invented the Doodle Daley which is a fire hydrant-shaped pet waste receptacle. It features a side-hinged lid for easy flip-top accessibility to the inner bag-lined holding area, and a handled scoop that can simply unsnap for use.  The back of the unit features an attached stabilizing fork that lifts to act as a handle and lowers into the ground to keep the unit firmly in place. The unit also features wheels so that moving it around the yard is simple!  Susan has filed for a Utility Patent on her invention.

               

 

About www.InventionHome.com

 

Invention Home offers a low cost, low risk solution for helping inventors through each step of the invention process.  They have created a simple and streamlined process for connecting inventors with manufacturers for the purpose of licensing inventions for royalties. For help with your invention, request info at: http://www.inventionhome.com/info/index.asp?referred=wordpress

 

 

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My experience with Invention Home has been great.  The services they offer save us inventors a lot of time, wasted energy and money.  Without the services of a company like them, it would be impossible for many inventors to get their ideas out to the public.  I have found Invention Home to be very professional in their approach to my venture, very helpful and very receptive to any suggestions or changes that needed to be made during the initial preparation process. I have enjoyed the experience with them and will gladly recommend their services to others in the future. I fully plan on using their services for future projects.  Invention Home, thanks for all your help.     Peter S, Canada

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