News for Inventors
Staples Invention QuestStaples (the office supplies superstore) Invention Quest is back. Staples has broken the competition into three separate categories:
* Invention Quest (19 years and older),
* Invention Quest Kids (18 years and younger), and
* Invention Quest Associates (for Staples Associates).
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Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that we now have an Inventor Calender on AmericanInventorSpot.com. It will the be the central location where we will put all the contests, conventions, and any other interesting inventor events.
To find it, just go to the navigation bar to FOR INVENTORS, then scroll down to INVENTORS CALENDAR. Presto, like magic... it appears.
If you come across an inventor event that you would like to share, please contact us . You can either click on the blue link here or go up to the navigation bar to CONTACT. Thanks in advance for any information.
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SackMasterWe 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 »
So we all know about the Ipod and how cool it is already.
I’m not going to beat you over the head with something the whole world knows. However, I bet you didn’t know you could give your Ipod a facelift. read more »
Jay 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.
Erik & 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 »
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).
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 »
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 »
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 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.
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.
Attention, all parents, grandparents, proud aunts, uncles, and friends!
Martha Stewart is looking for some amazingly talented kid inventors--of all ages--who would like to exhibit their creations on her show. If you know the perfect child, please email the inventor's story and contact information. They will try to respond to all emails.
Here's an opportunity for all you female inventors that want to be a guest on the Martha Show. I think it will be a great opportunity.
Here's the deal:
New products, cool gadgets and all the "I want that's"... that's what we're going to start giving you. We'll do the searching, and the posting. All you have to do is keep on visiting. And if you find something out there you think is worthy of this space, let us know so we can share it with the thousands of people who now visit this site every week.
Hope you like it.
Programmable Liquid Container lets you customize your cola
We used to think it was pretty sweet that we had two flavor options in each package of Nerds candy, so the idea of a customizable soda with an almost infinite combination of fragrances, flavors, and colors has us understandably excited. Massachusetts-based IPIFINI (the bold is part of the branding) has exceeded our wildest dreams with their Programmable Liquid Container, which contains small, flavor additive-filled (or paint-filled, for the home improvement set) "buttons" around the periphery of the plastic container.
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There's a new article out interviewing Doug Hall, one of the judges on the American Inventor show that has a great quote:
'Inventor' Expert Tells It Like It Is
By John Kiesewetter
The Cincinnati Enquirer
When Simon Cowell went looking for a blunt, bold judge for his new "American Inventor" reality show on ABC, he found Cincinnati inventor Doug Hall.
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