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Start National Inventors Month with these Five Quotes

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National Inventors Month - Davison

National Inventors Month is underway and we’re starting this month-long celebration off with some motivation – after all, it is Monday!

So, what exactly does National Inventors Month entail? The month of May is reserved for the celebration of invention and creativity, which began in 1998 by the United Inventors Association of the USA (UIA-USA), the Academy of Applied Science and Inventors’ Digest magazine.

At Davison, we take great pride in our clients who had ideas and believed in them so much that they turned to us to help make their invention dreams a reality. For us, we treat every month like it’s National Inventors Month as we champion the idea people who continue to create and innovate every day.

The purpose of National Inventors Month is to promote the inventors whose ideas have served as real contributions to the world.

Today, to kick off our celebration of all things inventing, let’s take a look at some of the motivational quotes from perhaps the most prolific inventors in history!

“There is no substitute for hard work.” ­ ­- Thomas Edison

“When one door closes, another door opens; but we so often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” - Alexander Graham Bell

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk

“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” – George Washington Carver

Now that you’ve read the words of some of the most notable inventors, do you feel inspired to make today the day that you begin your inventing journey? For every inventor, it takes one step forward outside of their comfort zone to pursue that idea that’s been living in their mind for quite some time.

All it takes is a little courage, a lot of creativity and a healthy dose of perseverance to one day turn your dreams into reality!

Copyright Davison, 2016

What Are Our Clients Saying?

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Davison Design and Development Logo

As a company that’s committed to helping innovative people take their ideas and turn their dreams into reality, we’re always looking for better ways to help our clients.

What has proven to be one of the most valuable means to better serve our clients is the feedback that we receive from the people who have taken the necessary steps to get their idea moving and are seeking to chase after their dreams with us.

It’s for this reason that we send surveys to each and every client who’s working with us, so that we can hear from them firsthand about their experience with our inventing method. It’s through these personal notes and feedback that we work to evolve.

Our method is malleable in that we will do whatever it takes to provide the best experience for our clients.

To this point, we want to share with you a few glimpses of the positive feedback that we’ve received from happy clients after they have received their Pre-Development Portfolios:

“Davison knows what they’re doing 100 percent. I feel you will lift my product to be successful!”Shannon C.

“Without Davison, I probably wouldn’t get my idea off the ground.”Steven S.

“I’m excited just to have this experience – that I could possibly invent something to help people.” Tamera M.

“I needed a company who understood and was willing to make my idea come to life! Davison is making this come true!”Yvanna Y.

“I’m very happy to have Davison Inventions handle my invention!”Les B.

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.

Client Gives Round of APP-lause for this Davison Product

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Coach's Whiteboard  Davison App

In case you missed it, Davison recently evolved our development services by bringing the design and creation of app ideas to an exciting new level.

Now, idea people are being encouraged to not only safely submit their tangible invention ideas, but their new mobile app ideas as well!

In a previous blog, we featured two of the apps that we helped develop -The Daily German Verb app and the Coach’s Whiteboard app.

Today, we’re sharing the idea person behind the Coach’s Whiteboard app – Eddie Porter, and his reaction to seeing how his idea transformed into a functioning mobile app in the palm of his hands!

If you’re ready to take the next step toward making your app idea a reality, submit your idea today!

George Davison and Eddie Porter - Davison App

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The Daily German Verb App was developed by Davison for its own benefit.  The inventor of the Coach’s Whiteboard app has not received a net profit through the development of his app. Davison charges fees for services.

This Positivity is Contagious

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Davison Invention - Positive Feedback

It may be cold season and we’re trying to avoid getting sick like the plague. But, there is one bug we’re excited to catch – the positivity bug!

At Davison, one of our sources of motivation comes from the idea people who have turned to us to hopefully one day turn their idea into a new product!

In true Motivation Monday fashion, we’re sharing with you some feedback we’ve received from happy clients!

 

Davison Invention - Positive Feedback

“Davison makes inventions possible for those who can’t make it happen alone.”

Davison Invention - Positive Feedback

“I love the Davison Company and my director. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and my blessing.”

Davison Invention - Positive Feedback

“Since 2005, I had this idea and didn’t know exactly how I was going to execute this project and make it happen, but research after research I found Davison in hoping that this project can come alive finally, if I don’t try I will never know.”

If you’re ready to take the first step toward your inventing dream, submit your invention idea today!

Copyright Davison, 2016

 

Having a Bad Day? It’s National Look on the Bright Side Day!

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National Look on the Bright Side Day

Pursuing your invention dream is much like a rollercoaster. It’s filled with ups and downs, as well as twists and turns. With that being said, there are different parts of the process where you’ll be traveling at high speeds and others when it feels like you’re slowly climbing up a hill.

It’s the latter point where we’d like to mention that today is actually National Look on the Bright Side Day! Each year on this day, people are urged to look on the bright side of things.

So, we decided to help you, the person who is working towards making their dreams a reality, with some motivational tips on how to look on the bright side of the invention process when things might not be going as you’d expected!

Three ways to look on the bright side:

Remove “can’t” from your vocabulary.

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

Just like we mentioned in our blog that offered you tips on how to tune out skeptics, apply those tips plus a positive attitude to avoid “can’t” from your vocabulary. A defeatist attitude will get you about as far as a car without an engine.

Be grateful.

“Be grateful for small things, big things, and everything in between.”

There are times when looking at the bright side of things can seem out of the realm of possibility. However, it’s important to take a step back and concentrate on what you do have, rather than what you don’t have. For instance, if your journey to reaching your goals isn’t as going as smoothly or as fast as you’d like, realize that you are on the path and are working towards making your dreams a reality one way or another.

It’s OK to make mistakes.

“Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you.”

Remember, no one is perfect. Rather than looking at the negative aspects of a mistake that you’ve made, look at the bright side of that mistake and use it as a lesson moving forward. Stop dwelling on the negatives and start focusing on the positives. If life was perfect, would you be inventing a product that solved a problem? With that being said, use mistakes as learning lessons and move forward, don’t look back.

So today, on National Look on the Bright Side Day, we challenge you to look on the bright side of a negative situation and use it to your advantage. Because after all, “Why be negative when you can be positive?”

Copyright Davison, 2015

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Walt Disney Invented What?

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Walt Disney gas mask

Ideas can be big or small, crazy or conservative, out-of-this-world or practical. Whatever it may be, an idea is an idea!

If you think that your invention idea is too off-the-wall to ever be created, let us fill you in on a magical secret… even Walt Disney, one of the most creative people in history, had his fair share of wacky ideas!

In fact, in January 1942, Walt Disney traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with chemical warfare and civil defense officials to check on a design that he had created for a gas mask… you read that right – a gas mask!

This gas mask was unlike any other, because it was reminiscent of none other than Mickey Mouse. Disney’s gas mask idea was created to find a Better Way to calm terrified children.

Though it wasn’t a normal invention idea from Walt Disney, he believed in his idea and worked hard to have his innovation come to life.

It’s this lesson that inventors from all over the world should follow. If you have an invention idea, believe in it, work on it and make it come to life!

If you’ve got an invention or innovation, submit your idea today!

Copyright Davison, 2015

Sources:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/did-you-know-walt-disney-designed-the-w
orlds-weirdest-gas-mask/2015/09/12/885be808-57d8-11e5-8bb1-b488d231bba2_stor
y.html?tid=sm_tw

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The Lexus Hoverboard Proves Inventions Never Stop Evolving!

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In our industry, it is widely known that inventions are always evolving. After all, inventors are constantly finding Better Ways to do things, right?

Recently, we saw another example of an invention that continues to evolve and we just couldn’t help but share it!

 

Lexus Hoverboard

The Lexus Hoverboard. Image: wired.com

Luxury vehicle maker Lexus has just released a working hoverboard. The skateboard-esque invention uses superconductors and magnets to pull riders away from gravity, allowing them to zoom through the air like Marty McFly! While the ride is not nearly as effortless as it appeared in Back to the Future, the Lexus Hoverboard has passed initial product testing, proving that, yes, we may actually be able to fly through the air Jetson-style!

Our interests in this story are not purely to satisfy our inner child; our friends over at Inventionland have worked on a couple products that work similarly to the hoverboard concept! Remember our client, John’s BikeBoard? This outdoor enthusiast came up with an idea that combined two of his favorite alternative sports, biking and skateboarding. Imagine if this product was innovated to have hovering capabilities!

Then, there was our client, Kurt’s Hover Creeper. This innovative product actually gave a lift to mechanics everywhere, so that they could hover over imperfect garage floors to easily complete auto repairs. At the time that the product was released, it was necessary to power its air compressor via a wall outlet. But, what if the Lexus Hoverboard technology was used to give the Hover Creeper an additional lift?

It is this kind of forward thinking that fosters new inventions every day, which is why we couldn’t help but get excited about the Lexus Hoverboard’s successful product test! If you haven’t seen the Lexus Hoverboard in action yet, check it out here:

And, the Lexus Hoverboard isn’t the only recent technology that’s pushing for faster individualized transportation. A Japanese engineer has innovated a battery-powered board that is no larger than a laptop! Check out this personalized transporter that has been deemed the WalkCar here:

Here’s to two exciting new inventions that continue to prove there’s always a Better Way!

Copyright Davison, 2015

Sources:

http://www.wired.com/2015/08/lexus-hoverboard/

http://time.com/3989603/japan-walkcar-transporter/

Media:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwSwZ2Y0Ops&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvG_356itPs&feature=youtu.be

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

Celebrating National Inventors Month the Davison Way!

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Twister Bolts

What better way to celebrate our industry and National Inventors Month than by discovering some of the fruits of our clients’ and our own labor?

Well, today, we’ve got news from our founder and CEO George Davison that takes our National Inventors Month celebration to a multi-branded level!

You’re may already be familiar with our clients, Gary and Ruth. Their invention, Twister Bolts, has been one of the most successful products that we’ve ever designed.

Not only do the Twister Bolts continue to sell at major hardware retailers like Lowe’s, Home Depot and Ace Hardware; but, Gary and Ruth continue to collect royalties on their Better Way to secure toilets to bathroom floors.

Maybe you’ve even seen Twister Bolts at a local hardware store before. But, what Mr. Davison has to reveal about Home Depot’s own private label, Everbilt, we can guarantee that you’ve never seen until now. In fact, now you can even see it nationwide!

Hear it straight from Mr. Davison here:

Talk about some major product success! As Mr. Davison explained, once a client finds a Better Way to do something and it is designed, then licensed, it can be branded under multiple names and sell in several different stores… all at the same time!

So, this week, we’re celebrating National Inventors Month by showcasing our clients, Gary and Ruth, and their multi-branded success with Twister Bolts! Congratulations to Gary, Ruth and everyone at Davison and our very own invention factory Inventionland who helped them bring their Better Way to stores nationwide!

Happy National Inventors Month!

Copyright Davison, 2015

This client has realized a profit on this product.

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

 

2014: 25 Years of a Better Way!

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Before we begin 2015 and embark on our company’s 26th year in the inventing industry, it only seems fitting that we pay final tribute to the year that marked our quarter of a century in the business – among several other incredible milestones!

So, 2014… here’s to you and the way that you saw our company grow and soar to new heights!

Miracle Meatloaf Pan

January: We started 2014 off in a BIG way, soaring to over 9,000 likes on our Facebook page and introducing Chef Tony’s Miracle Stuffed Meatloaf Pan on QVC for the first time! The pan that creates multiple meal options for meatloaf sold out in less than 10 minutes! Could there be a “Better Way” to start off the new year? We don’t think so!

February: Our on-going success at QVC continues when we receive word that the Half N Half Cupcake Pan is slated to be featured on the network’s “Kitchen Unlimited with Carolyn.” During the appearance, host Carolyn Gracie calls the pan that combines two tasteful cupcake flavors into one a “fun twist on an old favorite.”

March: For the third month in a row, we see products that we’ve designed at Inventionland soar to success on QVC! This time, is it the Jade No-Burn Pan that Culinary Professional Chef Tony Notaro shows off on QVC’s “In the Kitchen with David.” Also, in March, representatives from our Licensing Department show off new products at two of the nation’s largest trade shows, Global Pet Expo in Orlando and the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago.

WQED Design Lives Here Invention Convention

April: Following great success at Chicago’s International Home + Houseware’s Show in March, a New York Times’ writer recognizes the Clip & Drain that we designed at Inventionland as a simple and convenient addition to his kitchen. Also, in April, we continue to inspire the inventors of tomorrow at Inventionland, when we hosted WQED’s “Design Lives Here Invention Convention,” which welcomed over 200 Pittsburgh-area students to our creative design facility for a day full of inventing fun and competition.

May: We celebrated a big month of product movement in May. Joining the list of over 1,200 retailers that have sold Davison products, Shopko begins to feature our products and packaging solutions. Simultaneously, we secure two more licensing agreements when the Jokari corporation licenses the Hanger Pockets and Hanger Links that we designed at Inventionland.

June: It’s bbaaaccckkk! Chef Tony Notaro showcases the Miracle Meatloaf Pan on QVC’s “In the Kitchen with David” for a second time this year! This time, we savor the success of selling over 7,000 units! This month is also a huge month for our founder and CEO George Davison in the community when he chairs Pittsburgh’s 59th Annual CLO Guild Ball alongside his mother and oldest daughter, Morgan. Davison also sponsors The Challenge Program at a Pittsburgh-area high school where five students receive financial recognition for their year-round academic achievements.

CLO Guild Ball

July: Our creative design facility receives some major world-wide attention and interest when it is featured on the hit Arabic TV show, “Khawatir.” Almost instantly, the episode soars to over 1 million views on YouTube.

August: Coupaw.com features deep discounts on two pet products that we designed at Inventionland as part of the “limited-time deals” on their website. The site, which showcases “some of the best pet services and retailers” they can find, features the Whack-a-Mouse cat toy and Sticks Throwing Dog Treats. A current client takes her invention story to an NBC news affiliate in Florida, telling reporters about how we are developing her potentially life-saving car alarm system idea.

Steve Harvey Show- Pitch to Win

September: Our founder and CEO makes great waves locally and nationally this month. George Davison appears during season three’s premiere week on the Emmy-award winning Steve Harvey show. He helps judge Harvey’s “Pitch to Win” contest and presents the winner with a $10,000 check from Inventionland! At home in Pittsburgh, we learn that a community trail system project that Mr. Davison proposed is about to get underway!

October: We’re back on QVC again! This time, the Mrs. Fields Fill N Flip Locking Layer Pan is featured on QVC’s “Gifts for the Cook” where the hosts demonstrate the pan’s many capabilities. At the same time, one of our clients from Texas, who invented Hanger Pockets, an organizational tool for the closet, is featured in “Tex Appeal” magazine!

November: It’s a big month for cooking and baking products that we designed at Inventionland. Rave reviews pour in following the Mrs. Fields Fill N Flip Locking Layer Pan appearance on QVC. Plus, mommy blogger “Mama Smith” tests out a few other baking products that were licensed by Love Cooking Company. She tells readers they are “products you cannot live without!”

December: Rotary International recognizes founder and CEO Mr. Davison as a Paul Harris Fellow for his “tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.” We also open the doors of Inventionland to help Tickets for Kids Charities mark their 20-year anniversary with an “Imagine Nation Ungala.”

And, those are just some of the moments that made 2014 so great. Read more about what an incredible year 2014 was here.

Copyright Davison, 2014

Sweet News from QVC! Our Fill N Flip to Air Today!

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And… we’re bbbaaaccckkk!

It’s been a few months since the Miracle Meatloaf Pan was featured on QVC’s “In the Kitchen with David” in June. Now that the main course is over, it’s time we and QVC viewers everywhere turn our attention to dessert!

The Mrs. Fields Fill N Flip Locking Layer Pan that we designed for the Love Cooking Company is set to be featured on QVC this afternoon!

The innovative cake pan that makes it a cinch to add your favorite fillings to each and every cake you bake is slated to appear on QVC’s “Gifts for the Cook” show, which begins at 3 p.m. (EST) today.

We’re sure that QVC’s top bakers will have some incredible recipes for our Fill N Flip Locking Layer Pan that really “take the cake” today. While you’ll have to wait to see those, we can tell you that the pan allows for incredible fillings like pudding, fruit, compote or any other delicious flavors you’re craving.

Call home or set your DVR through your phone to make sure you don’t miss today’s “D-licious” appearance on QVC. But, don’t worry, we’ll have the video and many more details after the Fill N Flip Locking Layer Pan appears on QVC’s “Gifts for the Cook” show today at 3 p.m.

Copyright Davison 2014

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