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Is Your Teenage Driver Speeding? Now You Can Tell


Want to know if your teenager is speeding?

Guest Blogger Jefferson Smith lives in Boston, Massachusetts and works as a political and marketing consultant. In between writing speeches and making democracy safe for all, he obsesses over the latest innovations in electronics and the internet. You can read his personal blog coming soon at www.thinkmatter.org.

Here's his article for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

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Are you a worried parent with a teen driver? A new invention by a young man from Massachusetts can monitor the speed and location of a car and is being marketed to slow down fast-driving teenagers. We all know that speed and inexperience behind wheel don't mix, but will parents sic this Big Brother-device on their teens?


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American Inventor Final 12 Update - Darla Davenport-Powell - Inventor of the Here Comes Niya Doll


Darla with Niya DollDarla with Niya DollLos Angeles, CA (8/23/06) — “NIYA SINGS OSAKA’S SONG.” ABC’s American Inventor Finalist, Darla Davenport-Powell is reaching a new world market—Japan. Her multilingual invention, The Here Comes Niya doll speaks and sings in 4 languages-English, Spanish, Swahili and Japanese with well over 100 phrases. The Niya doll is a world traveler that exposes children to different cultures and different lands—fostering global awareness and understanding. Press her knee and the Niya doll says, “Let’s join hands and travel the world together. Ready?”
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American Inventor Final 12 Update: Mark Martinez - Inventor of the SackMaster


SackMasterSackMasterWe just received an update about Mark Martinez, the inventor of the SackMaster, by none other than bottleslingguy (anyone who visits our site frequently knows who I am talking about). Mark was one of the Final 12 contestants in the American Inventor TV show. The SackMaster is a shovel like device that enables one person (vs the regular two) to fill sandbags. read more »

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and TGIFCon


Jay LenoJay LenoEveryone knows what the Tonight Show is with Jay Leno. Do you know what TGIFCon is? TGIFCon is the Toy and Game Industry Foundation Convention and Exposition. It is the annual toy, game and entertainment based educational conference and exposition targeting manufactures, inventors, distributors, entrepreneurs, importers, buyers, media, industry services providers, sales agents and seasoned industry professionals.


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USPTO Annual Independent Inventor Conference will be held on Sept 8-9, 2006


The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the agency's annual Independent Inventors Conference. The event will be held September 8-9, 2006 at the USPTO's Alexandria, Virginia headquarters. read more »

American Inventor Final 4 Update on Erik Thompson, Inventor of the CatchVest


Erik & DanardErik & DanardWe received an American Inventor Final 4 Update on Erik Thompson, the inventor of the CatchVest.

ABC AMERICAN INVENTOR FINALIST ERIK THOMPSON SCORES A TOUCHDOWN! WITH THE INVENTOR SHOW, MR. THOMPSON'S "CATCHVEST" WAS PICK-UP BY THE SHOW AND HE WAS AWARD $50,000 AS AN ADVANCE ON FUTURE ROYALTIES, THE PRODUCT IS BEING ENDORSE BY ALL- PRO WIDE RECIEVER JERRY RICE. read more »

Update on the Anecia Survival Capsule (Car Seat)


Its been a few months since the grand finale of the American Inventor show aired (May 19, 2006) when Janusz Liberkowski won the title American Inventor. Janusz is the inventor of the Anecia Survival Capsule (a safer carseat).


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Calling all Inventors: Everyday Edisons is Looking for Inventors for its Show


Everyday EdisonsEveryday Edisons

10/29/06 UPDATE:  Audition in San Diego, CA, Februar 24, 2007

9/08/06 UPDATE: Audition in Chicago, IL on October 28, 2006

9/06/06 UPDATE: Change in audition cities

8/10/06 UPDATE: New audition dates announced

Everday Edisons is an inventors' show that aired on PBS. The second season will air this September. The website says that "this is a unique lifetime opportunity for the world to see your idea taken through a comprehensive, market-proven product reality process — following it from prototype design to branding and packaging to the store shelves… And it will all play out on a televised reality show." read more »

IDEA Award Winners - Best Products of 2006


Cacoon CasketCacoon CasketThe Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) are dedicated to fostering business and public understanding of the importance of industrial design excellence to the quality of life and the economy. Winning the IDEA is a distinction like no other that brands your design as the very best in the business. The 108 Idea winners were in numerous categories such as EcoDesign, Consumer Products and Furniture. (More...)


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Missing Final 12 Live Blog from Sunday, May 21, 2006


For all those people who are looking for the Final 12 Live Blog, we're sorry to say that it's gone. Yes, we actually had the live blog and it was amazing. Problem was that our server went down and we lost the actual data from the live blog. No way to recover it either. read more »

"PITCH TO AMERICA" INVENTION VIDEO


Found this great little video. I believe it's from INPEX. Enjoy. read more »

2006 National Young Game Inventors Contest


Univ GamesUniv GamesThe 2006 National Young Game Inventors Contest is here! This contest gives kids (ages 5-12) the opportunity to design a board game (with all its pieces, rules, and a board) and earn the chance to win prizes (a trip, a $10,000 savings bond, a game library, and more!). In addition, the winning game may be produced by University Games for our lineup in 2007. More...
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Reminder: The 2006 Licensing International Show is June 20-22 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center


For all of you trying to figure out how to license your invention, this may be particularly interesting to you.

Licensing International is the premier annual trade event for the licensing industry where owners and agents of intellectual properties showcase their brands to 23,000+ high-profile retailers, licensees, and promotional partners. You'll sign exclusive read more »

Have Any Good Ideas?


I thought it may be fun to have a place for folks to share their good ideas.

For the inventors out there, it may inspire them to come up with something new and fantastic. Have you thought of anything the world could use, that does not seem to be on the market today that would be great if someone invented?

Have you come across anything recently that you thought was a great idea?

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Whirpool Mother of Invention Contest - Grant for $20,000


Whirpool Brand (the appliance maker) is having the 2006 Whirlpool Brand Mother of Invention Grant. It provides moms with the necessary business resources, such as seed money and expert advice, helping to make business dreams a reality. At the end of the contest, any ideas submitted will remain solely owned by the contestant. Whirpool will not own any part of the ideas.


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FAO Schwarz Toy Audition


FAO Schwarz is having a Toy Audition. It is an opportunity of a life time for toymakers to present their unique products in person to representatives of the FAO Schwarz Senior Management. You can audition even if you only have a toy design and have not manufactured your toy yet.


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FAO Schwarz Toy Audition

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