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The 12 Finalists of the American Inventor Show Will Be Live Blogging Here on Sunday, May 21 at 9PM EST


Many of the Final 12 Contestants on the American Inventor have graciously agreed to gather together here at AmericanInventorSpot.com for a unique live blog event on Sunday, May 21 at 9Pm EST (after the Grand Finale Show on Thursday). We are hoping to get all 12 Finalists if its possible.

It should be a fun and fascinating opportunity to talk to your favorite inventors. Please come join us as we dish about the show with the Final 12.

If you have questions you would like us to ask, please share them in the comments here. read more »

American Inventor - Thursday May 11TH (8:00-10:01 P.M., ET): Don't Forget to Vote For Your Favorite Inventor


COUTDOWN TO THE FINALE - THURSDAY, MAY 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET)

In this recap episode of the last four shows, relive the journey that the 12 semifinalists took when they used the $50,000 they were given to finalize their inventions. The final four inventors will be highlighted and shown moving on to the final round, one step closer to winning one million dollars and to becoming the next great "American Inventor." read more »

American Inventor Judge DOUG HALL BLOGGED LIVE! - Anecia Car Seat Survival Capsule – Q&A


My choice for the final four is The Anecia Survival Capsule. It’s the invention of Janusz Liberkowski

This invention is a true “new to the world” concept. As such it has generated a lot of technical debate and discussion. I do not presume to know all of the answers. However the following are my personal perceptions and opinions. They are not the opinions of Janusz, Freemantle, the producers, ABC or anyone else.

1. How does the Anecia Survivor Capsule work?

When a car crashes there are two collisions. The first is when the car hits the other car or obstacle. The second is when the baby hits the seat belt or when the baby’s head get’s shaken and snapped in the direction of the impact, at the same speed that the car was going before the crash. read more »

Reminder... Doug Hall - Sunday Night, 9PM EST, May7 - LIive Blog Here Only! And Now With Special Guests!


Tomorrow night Doug will be back - to answer questions, give you insight, and tell it like it is....LIVE! read more »

DOUG HALL - Blogging Live- Sunday Night 9PM EST - Here At AmericaInventorSpot.com Only - Answering Your Questions Live!


Doug Hall will be back LIVE at AmericanInventorspot.com to tell it like it is - this Sunday night, May 7th - for his second appearance.

If you missed it the first time, this is your chance to ask Doug whatever you want. He said this weeks Episode is going to leave fans VERY passionate and wanting to talk/vent. read more »

American Inventor - Episode 9 (Hour 2) Doug Hall Decides The Fate of Who Moves On! The Winner Is ....


EPISODE 109 – DOUG HALL DECIDES WHO MOVES ON. There’s only one spot left in the Final 4.

Joseph and Jennifer Safuto – Inventor of the Flushpure toilet seat. Every time you flush the toilet microparticles of bacteria fly all over the place.

Despite their last round of horrible presentation they moved on to this round. read more »

American Inventor - Episode 8 - Peter Jones Judes - To See Who Moves on to the Final 4! The Winner is ...


Tonight, Peter Jones judges a former teacher, a coach and a therapist. They each have 4 weeks to prove they should move on.

All three of tonight’s inventors have one thing in common – they’ve put off they’re lives to make other lives better.

Jodi Plistka invented The Headliner because she lost all her hair 20 years ago to Alopecia.

20 years ago Ed Hall had dreams of NBA stardom. He eventually became a teacher. Inventor of WordAce – an electronic educational game designed to make learning fun. read more »

American Inventor Episode 108 and Episode 109 Airs Thursday, May 4, 2006 - TWO HOURS 8:00 - 10:00 PM


If you've seen episode 106 or 107, then you know the drill by now. One of the four judges on American Inventor mentors three of the semi-finalists. read more »

Starting a Small Business and Need Some Advice?


When you start a small business, you have to do everything.

Do you feel like you have so much to do to get your business on track and sometimes, feel overwhelmed by all that you need to do and all that you don't know how to do? Well, as you know, the web can be a terrific resource for small business owners and other entrepreneurs. But how can you find the good resources that are out there?


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Will There Be a Second Season of American Inventor?


So the advertisers at Mediaweek seems to be pondering whether there will be a second season on American Inventor. Doug Hall, in his recent blogging here, said he was "caustiously optimistic". A recent article for Mediaweek seems to mimic that tone. read more »

What You Need to Ask Your Prototyper


Guest blogger William Colbath continues his helpful series on Prototyping with the following article for AmericanInventorSpot.com :

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Hi all.

Hope you are all doing well. I want to thank everyone that
wrote me about the death of my great granddaughter. Your comments were appreciated.

Last week I talked about engineers, this week I am going to talk a little about prototypers and what makes them tick.
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Spherical Safety Seat, Un-Brella, Double Traction Bike: Are They Copycat Products?


Since I wrote my last article "Are the American Inventor Final 12 Products Already on the Market?" (posted April 19, 2006), we have received more e-mails and comments informing us about other products in the Final 12 that already exist that were not previously discussed. So I decided to write a follow up on the following three products:

1. Sheryl McDonald – Un-Brella (InBrella);

2. Francisco Patino - Double Traction Bike (D-Tract 2x2); and

3. Janusz Lieberkowski - Spherical Safety Seat.

None of these three products had a patent.


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New Search is On For Inventor of the Future


Yesterday, we received a request from Becker Entertainment to assist them in finding a special Inventor. We said we would be happy to help their efforts and asked them to submit an article for posting on our site. Here's their letter:

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Becker Entertainment is a Sydney based production company, currently developing a new documentary idea for the Discovery Science Channel.


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Wade Sun's 13 Rules of Invention Success - Part 4


Wade Sun is the inventor of the Disc Eraser™. He has written an article for AmericanInventorSpot.com readers as a guest blogger to share the lessons he learned as he went through the process of developing his invention.

Over the past week, we published the first three parts of his four part series on his 13 Rules of Invention Success. Here is Part 4 of his 4 part series:

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An Inventor's Toolkit: What Every Inventor Needs


We asked Carl, our terrific guest blogger from Inventive Rants to write about some of the critical elements to success in inventing. This week, he chose to write on the Inventor's Toolkit as his special posting for American Inventor Spot readers.

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When I invented my product, I read every book I could find on success, invention and making money. Looking back, I don't think that any one book put it all together for me, but here is a list of things that did help me.


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Wade Sun's 13 Rules of Invention Success - Part 3


Wade Sun is the inventor of the Disc Eraser™. He has written an article for AmericanInventorSpot.com
AmericanInventorSpot.com readers as a guest blogger.

Yesterday, we published Part 1 and 2 of a 4 part series on his 13 Rules of Invention Success. Here is Part 3 of 4:

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American Inventor Show- Episode 107 Recap - Group 2 Semi-Finalist Cutdowns. The Winner Is...


FYI – MR. ANNOUNCER GUY STATES…THEY WENT TO 7 CITIES, saw 10,127 INVENTIONS, of which 223 were for toilet products.

Tonight it’s MARY LOU QUINLAN who decides who moves to the FINAL 4.

Here’s how the show sets up the inventors – total reality show BS” “A prison guard, an unemployed mother, and a teenage immigrant all compete for 50 thousand dollars.


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