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Inventors’ Dreams Come True at The Container Store

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“Fail your way forward.” This may be some of the greatest advice Davison founder and CEO Mr. George Davison has for any inventor. This advice is something he has learned and followed himself during his almost thirty years of inventing.

preview-party-inviteFlash back to 1987. “In 1987, I could only dream to be in dialogue with the manufacturer and the retailer all at the same time!” said Mr. Davison, who was determined to do just that – fail his way forward, develop a better way to invent, and establish the right relationships to get products to store shelves.

Fast forward to present day when just last week, Mr. Davison joined our friends from Inventionland and Jokari/US, Inc. at The Container Store’s new Pittsburgh location for an exclusive, invite-only preview party held before the actual grand opening of the store!

“There I was with Jokari and buyers from The Container Store, walking the floor!” said Mr. Davison realizing this unique opportunity that only presents itself after building years of industry relationships.

It’s these industry relationships and insider knowledge that bring value to the services provided by Davison to clients every day so that – just like Mr. Davison – our clients, too, have a better chance at finding success on their inventing journeys.

At The Container Store preview, there was much excitement after seeing client Jennifer’s Hanger Pockets on store shelves in The Container Store’s own private label packaging!

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It’s another solid story of success for client Jennifer who, you may recall, earlier this year had her invention packaged under Jokari’s Paula Deen Everyday Collection!

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Here’s to great inventors having their dreams come true at The Container Store!

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

Davison Client Invention Reshapes the Burger

Davison News, Inventor Stories, Product News

Chef Tony Burger Dog Pan Inventor

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!

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


An Inventor’s Idea + Davison Inventing Method + QVC = Success

Davison News, Product News

Mega Bacon Pan QVC - Davison Design and Development

In the invention industry, things change; they evolve.

This sentiment holds especially true for the Mega Bacon Pan, which evolved from our client Jean’s Meatball Baker.

Last month, the Mega Bacon Pan was featured on QVC’s “In the Kitchen with David.”

QVC host David Venable was intrigued and excited about the Davison-designed product! During the segment, Chef Tony showcased the possibilities with this innovative kitchen product, which included perfectly-cooked bacon, jerkies and even healthy chicken breasts!

The two-part pan with baking sheet and wire rack holds 18 slices of bacon and elevates each slice out of its own grease on a diagonal, so that the fats and oils can drain away for a crisp, flavorful piece of bacon!

“We say goodbye grease, hello flavor!” said Chef Tony, as he was showcasing the product to viewers across the country.

During the segment, both Chef Tony and David Venable showcased the perfectly-cooked bacon, which the pan allows to cook on its side.

While this sizzling news was exciting, this month, we want to use this QVC appearance as a lesson in confidence for those idea people who are working towards their invention dreams.

Chasing after your dreams requires discipline, knowledge and the courage to take the necessary steps in order to get you closer to your goals.

Whether you have an idea for a kitchen product or an idea for another category, think of how Jean’s belief in her idea brought her product to success and even evolved into other successful products!

We encourage you to use Jean as a source of inspiration and motivation along your journey as she is a great example of what can happen when you believe in your idea and work hard to hopefully see your product in the spotlight, too.

Are you ready to move forward with your idea? Submit today!

Copyright Davison, 2016

A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.

Hollywood Celebrities Innovate with Davison

Davison News, Inventor Stories, Product News

At Davison, we take pride in helping many aspiring inventors fine-tune their invention ideas and turn them into new products. As we bring ideas through our product development process, our dedicated team and clients both hope for product success.

With the help of our licensing department, Davison has moved new products into more than 1,200 retail and online stores! In terms of “product success,” we’d say this is a pretty big deal for those clients who’ve had the opportunity to see and touch their products on store shelves!

Clients came to Davison for inventing expertise and innovation. Stores have found Davison products to be innovative enough for the shelves. And lately, that innovation has driven celebrities to stamp their approval on Davison client products!

Diana’s Chilly Mat

Diana couldn’t stand to see her precious pets panting from the heat. Through our product development process, Davison was able to bring designs for Diana’s “Chilly Mat” to life and to store shelves! After selling in stores like Home Depot, Wayfair and HugsPetProducts.com, the Chilly Mat made its way into the hands and packaging of pet-lover Paula Deen!

Diana Chilly Mat - Davison

Jennifer’s Hanger Pockets

Jennifer came to Davison with her idea for Hanger Pockets as a convenient way to organize and pair accessories with their matching outfits! Though she loved the original product design and packaging, when she found out it was being licensed and repackaged under her cooking and baking mentor Paula Deen’s Everyday collection for Jokari/US, Inc., she was thrilled!

Jennifer's Hanger Pockets - Davison

Jean’s Meatball Baker

If there’s one well known QVC chef that knows how to cook healthier, it’s Chef Tony Notaro! So, how perfect would it be that Davison client Jean’s Meatball Baker that elevates meatballs out of their own grease when baking would stir up an idea for yet another new product? The Bacon Baker became part of Love Cooking Company’s Chef Tony line of healthy bakeware.

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Justin’s Dessert Diva

Davison client Justin had an idea for a better way to carry and serve tasty treats and desserts. While his original product was licensed to Love Cooking Company, who would have thought that an entire line of new carry and serve options would later be derived from Justin’s original product! Just check out Love Cooking Company’s new Decadent Delights collection by leading wedding and entertaining expert David Tutera!

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Congratulations to these and other clients who’ve gotten to see their product reach “celebrity status!” Do you need help with your idea? Confidentially submit your invention idea today!

A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.

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Davison Products Align With Big Beverage Brands, Pepsi & Mountain Dew!

Product News

Davison client and corporate inventions have reached tremendous big-brand success, thanks to a PepsiCo North America license held by a corporate partner we’ve aligned with for years to bring products to store shelves – Jokari/US, Inc.!

After following our product development process, our client’s Can Pump invention became a staple in Jokari’s unique collection of innovative beverage gadgets. For years, Jokari sold the Can Pump in its original design and packaging.

Well, the product has evolved and is now part of Jokari’s Pepsi Heritage, Pepsi Modern and Mountain Dew collections! We can’t think of a Better Way to drink your favorite fizzy soda than with the help of a Davison client invention that keeps open cans of soda from going flat!

Founder and CEO George Davison’s own invention, the Bottle Ice, has realized the same success as it now falls under the same new Jokari collections as the Can Pump!

Here’s to a huge evolution and success of Davison client and corporate inventions! If you’re ready to start your inventing journey, confidentially submit your idea today.

 

 

You’ll Want to Sit Down for This…

Davison News, Product News

Curved Bench - George Davison Invention

In previous blogs, we talked about the idea of failing forward and not letting failure derail your progress.

Our very own founder and CEO George Davison is a testament to this notion as he stayed persistent after the failed invention of his toothbrush sanitizer idea.

Though failure could have stopped him in his tracks, he decided to push forward and achieve many other great things and create many great inventions along the way.

As National Inventors Month is quickly coming to a close, we couldn’t think of a Better Way to close out this month-long celebration than by introducing George Davison’s latest invention, the Curved Bench that has recently hit the market!

And there’s no better person to share this exciting news than Mr. Davison himself!

Curved Bench - George Davison Invention

“When I used to coach soccer, the benches were always straight and I was always frustrated because I couldn’t get my kids to rally in a half circle and focus on the coaching,” said Mr. Davison.

Recently, Mr. Davison walked on our loading dock to find his newest invention had just come in! “I [saw it and] said ‘It is! It’s here!’ I just wanted to share the news. It’s awesome!” said Mr. Davison.

Can’t you just feel the excitement?!

The Curved Bench has been licensed to Creative Outdoor Distributors and this six-seat bench is now available for purchase through both Amazon.com and Overstock.com!

As George Davison excitedly told us, this innovative product is great for a variety of activities like sporting events and sitting around a campfire with your family and friends!

Here are some more pictures for you to enjoy of Mr. Davison seeing his product for the first time!

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Curved Bench - George Davison Invention

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Client Invention Shows QVC Viewers a Better Way to Make Brownies

Licensing, Product News

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In case you missed it last Wednesday, Davison client Bobby’s PushPan Brownie Pan was featured on the popular QVC segment, “Kitchen Unlimited with Carolyn.”

Bobby came to Davison with his idea for better brownies. His innovative pan would later be licensed to our friends at Love Cooking Company, who were also excited for this brownie innovation to debut on leading video and ecommerce retailer QVC!

It’s always exciting to see one of our products in the limelight!

While on the show, the product went by the name “PushPerfect 8” Brownie Pan with Slicing Grid” and was shown by longtime QVC guest host Marie Louise Ludwig, alongside host Carolyn Gracie.

This wasn’t Ludwig’s first time showing off a Davison-licensed product. In fact, she showcased the Pinata Nonstick Cupcake Pan last September.

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In last week’s segment, QVC host Carolyn Gracie and Ludwig both demonstrated the innovative PushPerfect 8” Brownie Pan and how it can be used to make just about anything.

For example, brownies with ganache on top or crispy cereal treats to satisfy any sweet tooth and some other savory options like pull-apart pepperoni cheese bread and cornbread are just a few delicious choices.

It didn’t take long for Gracie to proclaim that the PushPerfect 8” Brownie Pan had become one of her favorite baking pans!

The pan comes with its own slicing grid that can be used during or after baking.

“You get perfect squares every time!” said Ludwig, noting how you can leave the grid in during baking to make sure each square has a chewy edge.

“And, nobody fights because they got the bigger or the smaller pieces,” said Ludwig.

Now, thanks to the PushPerfect 8” Brownie Pan, baking just got a little bit easier!

You can get your very own PushPerfect 8” Brownie Pan on QVC.com for $27.50 right now. For a bite of inspiration, pick up yours to try a Davison client’s inventive idea today!

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See the PushPerfect 8” Brownie Pan in action on QVC!

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A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.

The inventor of the Push Pan Brownie Pan has not realized a net profit on the product.

 

‘Tis the Season for Inventor “D”elight

Dare to Invent, Davison News, Innovation, Innovative Inventions, Inventions, Inventor Stories, Product News

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As we put the final touches on our holiday preparations and the last bows on each of our presents, in the spirit of the holiday season, there’s nothing quite as special as seeing the smile on someone’s face as you give them a gift.

But, it’s safe to say that receiving a gift can be just as great as giving a gift!

As an innovator/inventor, you dream, day in and day out, that your idea will one day change the lives of many – a gift for all. In the invention world especially, one of the best gifts that an inventor could unwrap is the gift of seeing their hard work, determination and inventive spirit come alive as a product that proudly sits on a store shelf.

With the holiday season in full swing, and as you’re likely getting ready for quality time spent with family and friends, we’d like to give you a small gift – a gift that we hope will inspire you to one day dare to invent.

Enjoy this quick clip of some of our clients seeing their inventions in stores for the first time!

Who knows, the next product you see in stores could be yours!

Copyright Davison, 2015

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And the Best Group Costume Award Goes to…

Holiday, Inventionland, Product News

A few weeks ago, we shared the exciting news with you that the Piñata Cupcake Pan was on QVC. Well this time, we are stuffed with excitement again to share with you a creative costume that our friends over at Inventionland shared with us from their recent Halloween party!

Three of our creative Directors of New Products here at Davison channeled their innovative and inventive spirits to create a costume that won them the award for Best Group Costume.

Lara, Laurie Ann, and Katelynn went above and beyond to tie in their costumes to our company! As you can see in the picture below, the group dressed as a piñata + a cupcake + Peter PAN and the result was the Piñata Cupcake Pan – get it?

Pinata Cupcake Pan Halloween Costume

“We all had such a great time putting these three costumes together. We worked really hard on them during our lunch breaks throughout the week, leading up to the very last minute! Laurie Ann is so creative and is always thinking outside of the box! We couldn’t have done it without her! Katelynn came up with the idea initially and we just built on it from there. We were so excited to win and even if we didn’t win a thing, the look on Mr. D’s face was rewarding enough! “said Lara.

This sweet costume was inspired by the Mrs. Fields Bake N Stuff Cupcake pan, a product that our friends over at Inventionland designed for the Love Cooking Company. Before airing on QVC, this innovative baking product was repackaged as the Piñata Cupcake Pan!

Pinata Cupcake Pan Halloween Costume

“We had so much fun with our costumes! Katelynn and Lara were troopers working so hard during lunchtime with all of my bossiness. I agree with Lara that seeing the look on Mr. Davison’s face was priceless. The hardest part was maneuvering around in a giant cupcake,” said Laurie Ann.

Just like the Piñata Cupcake Pan made an impression on QVC viewers, so too did this costume on the judges!

“This is the third Halloween party that I’ve attended to date at Inventionland and I must admit this year was the best! Laurie Ann is so creative in the way she put together the concept of the ‘Pinata Cupcake Pan’! It was so much fun getting to work together and bring the idea to life. The look on everyone’s faces was well worth the embarrassment of walking around as a Pinata! I’m excited about next year’s challenge and, who knows, maybe it will be another costume inspired by a great product!” exclaimed Katelynn.

We must admit that this costume was pretty sweet! Congratulations Lara, Laurie Ann and Katelynn for a job well done!

Copyright Davison, 2015

Three Reasons to Go Cook for Your Pets

Davison News, Hugs Pet Products, Product News

 

National Go Cook for your Dog Day

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Did you know that yesterday was National Go Cook for Your Pets Day? Every year, this date is reserved for pet parents to uncover new and exciting pet-friendly recipes that are nutritionally sound and, of course, delicious.

So, if you want to get your furry four-legged friends tails wagging with Davison “D-light”, we have some pet products that will help you serve up something special every day for Fido!

Paula Deen Premium Select Pet FoodAs you might have already known, our friends over at Hugs Pet Products have formed a great partnership with none other than celebrity chef Paula Deen! As a result of this collaboration, you can now fill your pet’s bowl with Paula Deen Hugs Premium Select Pet Food.

This nutritious blend of wholesome ingredients comes in three flavors that Fido is sure to love, Beef and Rice, Chicken and Rice, and Lamb and Rice. (It’s so good, he’ll think it’s homemade!)

But, that’s not the only reason that we love this pet food. The design team over at Inventionland created the Paula Deen Hugs Premium Select Pet Food packaging! We must admit they did a PAWesome job and it looks great on store shelves, too! We recently got a sneak peek at the product on Food City store shelves.

Paula Deen Premium Select Pet Food in Stores

What’s a meal without dessert? Incomplete! That’s why our Davison-designed Silicone Dog Treat Pans, now also packaged for Hugs’ Paula Deen line, provides a healthy pet treat alternative, and is the perfect product to whip up a treat for your pet. The flexibility of the pan enables health-conscious pet parents the opportunity to create fresh, homemade treats for their canine companions. If you’re looking for a recipe, look no further; Paula Deen and Hugs Pet Products have you covered.

Silicone Dog Treat PanPaula Deen Wheat-Free Treat Mixes

The Paula Deen Wheat-Free Baking Mixes, whose packaging was also designed by Inventionland, come in two delicious flavors, Peanut Butter Recipe and Southern Chicken Recipe. These 100 percent homemade treats are the perfect final dish for Fido’s home-cooked meal or even as an everyday reward for great behavior!

So following National Cook for Your Pets Day, we shared with you three products touting the Davison ‘D’ – Paula Deen Hugs Premium Select Pet Food, the Silicone Dog Treat Pan and Paula Deen Wheat Free Baking Mixes – that will surely keep Fido’s tail wagging and his heart full!

Copyright Davison, 2015

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