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In-Brella

In-brella is a fully functioning inward operating umbrella. It's design can aid in solving the following problems: - Alleviates scratching the roof of your car during operation. - Keeps your clothing and auto dry by storing wet canopy inside of a dry tube. - Is a safer umbrella to use in crowded situations.
Sheryl McDonald, Top 12 Finalist on American Inventor
http://www.In-brella.com/
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Patent Number: Patent Pending US Serial No: 60/736,283
Invention Status: In Progress

Keywords: In-brella
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Jul 23, 2008
by Anonymous

why would someone be opening

why would someone be opening an umbrella in their car in the first place??

Nov 19, 2008
by Anonymous

ya

she has to button her shirt in the second pic or take it off

Sep 27, 2010
by Anonymous

great idea

great idea

Jan 5, 2011
by Anonymous

good idea but needs design work

I see how this can be useful because when you get in your car after using the umbrella out in the rain, you don't want to make your car wet but it inevitably gets wet when you close your umbrella as you sit down in your car. So if the umbrella can be closed in a way that will keep the water outside of the car, it would be great.

However, the body of the umbrella is ridiculously bulky and ugly looking.

May 25, 2012
by Anonymous

looks like a bat. may not

looks like a bat. may not get good attention when carrying into a store