News for Inventors
Most inventors have to wait a long time to see their products on the market, if they ever get there. That''s why two of the critical character traits of an inventor must be persistence and patience. Dr. John Davis, a Roanoke, Virginia pediatric dentist, waited 10 years to see his PreVent pacifier on the shelves and online stores of Baby's R Us. That was finally his Super Bowl.
One inventor, Andrew Lewis of Harlem, has come up with a way to keep the eyesore saggies above the butt. It was a trend many of us hoped would go away, but it has actually caught 'on fire' in urban neighborhoods. Saggy pants. The fat workman's 'crack,' so often hyperbolized as the height of grossness, is now considered fashion among school kids and even those in their twenties!
This past January performance body suits were banned from swimming competitions, leaving many competitors spineless... in a way.
Your power strip has six power outlets, but strangely, you cannot insert more than three or four power plugs at a time. The outlets are all meant for the standard two or three pronged plug, but as we know there are any number of adapters that depend on electric power, and they take up a lot more room than a regular lamp plug. With 709 inventors contributing, Quirky's Pivot Power creates an elegant solution.
Get your inventions ready for Season 4 of the Emmy award-winning show, Everyday Edisons. Sorry, the casting directors are not coming to a city near you this year.... You're going to them... via the Internet. That's right. Season 4 casting will be conducted online through Edison Nation.
Dean Kamen, best known for the invention of the Segway personal transporter, will co-host an 8-part series on invention starting tomorrow, October 22, 2010, for Planet Green on the Discovery Channel. The series, titled Dean of Invention, was named for and after Kamen, as he is now holds more than 400 patents himself. Though inspiring for all, Dean of Invention is intended to inspire young persons to enter science and math so that they can be a part of shaping their own futures.
This Fall the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) has selected its first Student Ambassador team, a group of exceptional students at 14 universities that are charged with encouraging and leading the creation of socially beneficial technologies and bringing them to commercialization. No easy feat, but the NCIIA will give them plenty of support.
There were 15 finalists in the previous round of the 2010 James Dyson international design contest and now there is but one: Samuel Adeloju for his invention of the LONGREACH Buoyancy Deployment System. Though the system looks like a sawed-off bazooka and the supposed emergency person operating it is depicted as warrior from Second Life, LONGREACH's highly explosive warhead is actually a rescue device.
Edyeglass technology hasn't advance very much since the 19th century... until now. TruFocals, soon to be re-branded Superfocus, are the coolest things in prescription eyeglasses since Benjamin Franklin made his own. In fact, they are designed just like Franklin's glasses.