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12 Years of Royalties and Still Counting

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Husband and wife duo, Ruth and Gary, reached out to Davison 12 years ago for our expertise in preparing and presenting their product to corporations for licensing. Twister Bolts and Twister Caps solved the problem of caps popping off the base of the toilet – a relatable problem for many consumers. Little did they know then that their product would be a huge success and would result in a royalty check every quarter for a dozen years!

Just like with most invention ideas and products, it’s not always an easy path to success. When it came to Ruth and Gary’s Twister Bolts and Twister Caps, it was clear this product wasn’t going to get licensed right away, taking into account that toilet bolts come in different sizes. From a retailer’s perspective, they are always looking for a simple solution for customers that won’t cause confusion in a store aisle or result in customers headed back to the store for returns.

“The problem was how do we get different threads to fit?” said Mr. Davison. “We came up with a better way!” By designing caps and bolts to fit two major sizes – ¼ inch and 5/16 inch – Ruth and Gary’s Twister Bolts were fit for store shelves success.

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With millions of units selling around the nation in big box stores like ACE Hardware, Home Depot and various mom and pop hardware stores still to this day, it’s a big win for Ruth & Gary and for the team at Davison who couldn’t be happier to see a client succeed. It’s all about moving forward and not giving up!

“These people didn’t give up. They worked on the project before they got here and failed. They spent quite a bit of money and failed. They then decided to bring us in and to get back up again and try to fail their way forward with us!” said Mr. Davison.

“Failing your way forward is normal. Keeping yourself positive through the process is sometimes a challenge, but you can’t find success if you’re not willing to get back up and try and try again. From the Davison perspective, what we like about this is we believed in our clients. We believed in our ability to help them. We brought them into our community so they felt a sense of belonging as inventors and together we were able to create something that’s now helping consumers with a problem in their house for over twelve years!” said Mr. Davison.

While the clients can see the fruits of their labor every quarter, we can see their success on store shelves!

Are you ready to pursue your inventing dreams like Ruth and Gary? If so, you can safely submit your invention idea, here!

Copyright Davison, 2016

The typical project is not licensed, sold in stores or profitable.

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Davison is Ending Summer on a Positive Note

 

The unofficial end to summer took place over the weekend as we celebrated Labor Day, which means that the unofficial start to fall has begun.

With the beginning of each new season comes the chance to start fresh and refocus your attention on things that matter, like your goals.

It’s always motivating for us at Davison when we receive feedback from our clients who have reviewed their Pre-Development Portfolios.

Their feedback is valuable to us, because it gives us a better understanding of how we can improve and refine our inventing method to help idea people everywhere potentially realize their dreams.

It’s for this reason that we like to share what our clients are saying about us with you. Check it out!

  • When it comes to determination, LaDarrell H.’s fire was reignited with Davison, “I tried 20 years ago, but was discouraged and quit.”
  • “Very professional.” – Kenneth B.
  • “Thanks for all the work!” – Gregg G.

If you’re ready to make your inventing dream a reality, submit your invention idea today!

Copyright Davison, 2016

The typical client project is not licensed, sold in stores or profitable.

 

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Edison and the Kinetographic Camera

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August 31, 1897.

This was the day that famed inventor and innovator Thomas Edison received a patent for the kinetographic camera. By creating a device that made it possible for films to be viewed by one person at a time through a viewer, Edison created what would later become the motion picture camera.

Edison was always trying to find a better way to do something. The invention of the kinetographic camera came to be as he was trying to boost the sales of his phonograph, which was an invention that allowed for the recording and reproduction of sound.

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Inventions usually come to light as a solution to a particular problem. In the case of the kinetographic camera, the problem that Edison was having was synchronizing sound with moving pictures.

Since he couldn’t sync the two media together for his phonograph, he then invented the kinetographic camera with his assistant W.K.L. Dickson, which used celluloid film that had been invented by George Eastman to create moving pictures without sound – silent films.

Once he got his hands on the celluloid film, Edison had three of his workers pretend to be blacksmiths for his moving film.

The film could only be viewed through a peephole at the top of the camera, but it was this invention idea that inspired many to gain interest in the film industry.

The invention however, wasn’t an immediate success. In fact, it took about a decade for it to catch some momentum. That momentum was cut short as screen projectors were introduced into the industry, which made it easier for a group of people to watch a silent movie all at once.

That didn’t deter the inventing duo, because between 1893 and 1903, Edison produced more than 250 films at the Black Maria, which was a film studio that was created by Dickson. Many of the films are those that are found in the Edison Motion Pictures collection at the Library of Congress.

Catch a glimpse of some of the earliest movies here, filmed with Edison’s kinetographic camera!

The lesson behind Edison’s kinetographic camera is to always keep your eyes open and be willing to welcome ideas. His journey started to boost sales for the phonograph and ultimately transformed into the creation of a brand-new invention.

Change is a constant in the invention industry and you can leave your mark, too.

The only way to find out is by submitting your invention idea today.

 

Copyright Davison, 2016

Sources:

https://thestandardedition.com/2010/08/31/edison-and-the-kinetographic-camera/

http://techzibits.com/august-31-thomas-edison-patents-the-kinetographic-camera/

https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/aug31.html

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http://techzibits.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/edison-kinetoscope.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfqUjBDIkT8

 

 

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Our Clients are Talking. Hear What They Have to Say!

As another school year is upon us, we can’t help but think of our clients, who work diligently to learn and better themselves with the Davison Inventing Method.

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Though the school year may just be getting started, Davison is continually getting grades back from our clients, who are always providing us with useful feedback to help us further our knowledge.

It’s for this reason that we’re sharing with you some responses that we’ve received from our clients, who have reviewed their Pre-Development Portfolios.

Client feedback is important to us, so once we review their thoughts, we put them to good use and refine our inventing method in the hopes of helping idea people everywhere to potentially see their dreams come to fruition.

Our clients have spoken! Check out what they had to say about their Pre-Development Portfolios:

  • “Very nice portfolio…” – D’jimmy D.
  • “The whole experience has been extraordinary with the assistance of Davison.” – Otusanya A.
  • “I really liked how everything was put together. It’s just what I imagined.” – Devonta C.
  • “I like the help that I have been given to get my idea out there.” –  Thomas D.

If you’re ready to make your inventing dream a reality, submit your invention idea today!

Copyright Davison, 2016

The typical client project is not licensed, sold in stores or profitable.

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Davison Client Invention Reshapes the Burger

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When clients come to Davison, they come for inventing expertise and guidance backed by over 25 years of experience in helping everyday idea people hopefully bring their inventions to life.

As is with many new inventions, ideas are usually created as a solution to a common problem.

This continued to be true for one Tampa Bay, Florida mother who invented a unique baking pan that brings two all-American classics – hamburgers and hot dogs – together in a way that not only culminated into a new invention, but brings innovation to cooking and recipes.

This isn’t just any inventor story. This is the story of a Davison inventor who found a better way to combine two cookout favorites into one, in a healthier way.

For Davison client, Ingrid, the ingredients in hot dogs were particularly troubling. Though often a crowd favorite, Ingrid wanted to find a better way to make a healthier hot dog alternative.

After having been to many summer cookouts, Ingrid came up with an idea for a pan that would shape ground meat into the form of a hot dog. The pan would drain the grease during the cooking process and the final product would be a healthier alternative to a hot dog that would still preserve the convenient, easy-to-eat shape.

After being licensed to Love Cooking Company under their Chef Tony Notaro line of healthy cooking bakeware, Ingrid got to see and hold her final product in its packaging, with her idea turned invention all the more real.

Chef Tony Burger Dog Pan Inventor

If this isn’t exciting enough, Ingrid and her story were featured in a recent Tampa Bay Times’ article, which outlines the invention’s pending debut on QVC’s In the Kitchen with David and the hopes that Ingrid has for not only this invention, but also the “book full of inventions” that she’s been saving up for, in order to pursue.

Ingrid’s invention is reshaping the way that we make burgers. Now, the question remains, how can your invention potentially reshape and offer a better way to do something?

Start your quest for the answer and submit your invention idea today!

Copyright Davison, 2016

A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit. The client has not realized a net profit.


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