T2 Design - Design and Prototyping Service
T2 Design helps inventors take their invention idea from concept to reality.
T2 Design has successfully been working with inventors designing consumer products, building prototypes, patent searching and facilitating manufacturing for more than 15 years.
T2 Design was featured on two episodes on ABC's hit TV show "American Inventor" building two of the twelve semi-finalist inventions. Inventors come to T2 Design at various times during the invention process. Whether an inventor is at the early idea stage, the design, patent or prototype stage, or ready for manufacturing, T2 Design will provide a team of experts to prepare an invention for licensing or manufacturing.
T2 Design has experience with inventions ranging from gym and sports equipment, automobile accessories, household, kitchen and pet products, industrial tools, health aides and toys, dolls and games.
T2 Design works with inventors performing engineering, patent searching, electronics development, product design, packaging, music, virtual and physical prototyping and manufacturing.
T2 Design is located in Santa Monica, California and has an "A" rating from the Better Business Bureau. For more information, please visit their website at www.T2design.com.
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Services Providedproduct evaluation, product benchmark studies, patent searching, industrial design, engineering, mechanisms design, electronics design, digital circuit design, computer aided design, solid modeling, virtual prototypes and animation, prototype construction, prototype testing, engineering drawings for production, manufacturing liaison, manufacturing sourcing
Terms of Service
Fixed price quotations are generally available for all services.
Product Evaluation At T2 Design the invention development process generally begins with a consultation in which we evaluate your invention, conduct a preliminary U.S. patent search, assess and attempt to correct any design problems, and determine a strategy for bringing the product to market. The consultation provides an opportunity for design brainstorming, and the discussion of pertinent issues including: patenting, manufacturing, marketing strategy, project risk, and licensing.
The cost of the one hour phone consultation is $125.00. Payment may be by check in advance, or by charging to Visa, MasterCard or Discover over the phone.
Patent Searches T2 Design conducts patent searches only with highly experienced patent searchers. The fee for a United States patentability search is $450. A combined International and United States patentability search $625, and includes a written patentability opinion from a patent attorney or patent agent. Both types of patentability searches include samples of the closest prior art patent references.
Prototype Cost Prototype design and construction cost vary depending on the complexity of the product. Generally, the consultation should provide us with enough information to allow the preparation of a fixed price quote for the design and construction of an invention prototype. Most prototypes cost between $1,500 and $15,000, with the cost related to the complexity of the project.
Virtual Prototypes Virtual Prototypes are very useful for pitching an invention to a potential licensee at a cost that is much lower than that of a physical prototype. Photo realistic images of an invention can be developed by designing the invention in three dimensions on the computer. The results can be viewed from different angles, and illuminated to create professional virtual photographs of the invention. The invention can also be animated and shown on video. The cost of most virtual prototypes is usually between $1500 and $3000 depending on complexity. (Info good as of December 2006.)