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Davison-Designed Hanger Pockets Have Got Serious Tex Appeal!

Product News

No, you didn’t read that headline incorrectly. We said that the Hanger Pockets we designed at Inventionland for our client Jennifer have some serious “Tex Appeal!”

Now, what on earth did we mean?

The clothing accessory organizer that conveniently slips over a hanger, allowing users to keep their outfits carefully coordinated, has been featured in the September issue of a Central Texas life and style magazine, aptly named “Tex Appeal.”

According to their website, Tex Appeal is “fascinating, alluring, engaging, tempting, influencing, and charming… all about Central Texas living . . . the people, the places, and the things that make us appealing.”

In their September 2014 issue, Tex Appeal writers featured an article that told the story of how Hanger Pockets came to be. Not only was a Davison inventor and her product featured in the magazine, but our founder and CEO Mr. Davison contributed to the story as well!

In a one-on-one interview with our inventor, Jennifer, she reveals that she originally signed with Davison in 2008, but it took her over two years to save the funds to move her idea forward. Our client said that even when her idea moved forward, there was a lot of waiting around.

“When I did hear, I got rejections from several manufacturers. At that point, I decided to put the matter in God’s hands and move forward with my life,” Jennifer said.

Early in 2014, Jennifer got a call that was not a rejection, but a licensing agreement with the Jokari Corporation. Though she was overjoyed, she said that she, again, waited another six month for her Hanger Pockets to hit the market.

“Be sure you have a strong support network also, because you will go through a roller coaster of emotions – you need people around who will believe in you and listen. You also have to walk by faith and not what you can see at the moment,” said Jennifer.

Mr. Davison said that Jennifer’s product is off to a great start, thanks to her persistence to pursue her idea.

“Hanger Pockets is off to a good start; it’s gotten the kind of response we hoped to get… [Jennifer] had an idea that worked and Jokari was happy with it, too. This is a win-win for all parties involved,” said Mr. Davison.

Read more about Jennifer’s Hanger Pocket story and see what the magazine has to say about our nine-step Better Way to Invent on pages 42-43 of Tex Appeal.

Congratulations, again, to Jennifer and the entire Davison and Inventionland teams that worked to bring Hanger Pockets to market!

Copyright Davison 2014

Sources:

http://issuu.com/tdtnews/docs/texappealsept2014/0

Whack-a-Mouse Tops 180,000 Views on YouTube!

Product News

Let the great Davison-designed pet product news keep coming!

Yesterday, we told you about Sticks Throwing Dog Treats and the Whack-a-Mouse Interactive Cat Toy, two pet innovations that were designed for Hugs Pet Products and recently had been featured on Coupaw.com, a pet-and-deal-lover’s best friend.

Today, we’re excited to tell you even more great news about the innovative Whack-a-Mouse that we designed at Davison.

You see, a little over a year ago, the people at ThinkGeek created a short, entertaining video that featured cats, dogs and even humans playing with the Whack-a-Mouse, aptly called the “Cat Whack a Mole.”

Now, that video has reached over 180,000 hits on YouTube, ranking it as one of the top five videos when you search for “Whack-a-Mole” or “Whack-a-Mouse” on the site!

What does that mean for the Davison-designed pet product? Well, we did a little more digging and found out that those 180,000+ views translated to the Whack-a-Mouse being out of stock on ThinkGeek.com!

What a lesson in the law of supply and demand!

But, don’t worry; if you would like to pick up a Whack-a-Mouse for your dog, cat or even for yourself, ThinkGeek expects to have more in stock in just 1-3 weeks.

See the Whack-a-Mouse on YouTube or at ThinkGeek today.

Copyright Davison, 2014

Jade No-Burn Cookware Leaves HOT Impression on QVC!

Davison News, Product News

Were you “In the Kitchen with David” on Sunday, March 30? QVC’s popular kitchen show featured the Jade No-Burn Pan that was designed at Inventionland for the Love Cooking Company and the revolutionary new cooking product did not disappoint!

QVC host David Venable, along with Culinary Professional and Jade No-Burn Pan spokesman Chef Tony Notaro showcased the many capabilities of the seven-in-one pan.

At one point in the piece, Chef Tony referred to the pan’s kitchen capabilities saying, “It’s absolutely mind-blowing!”

To prove just how much the Jade No-Burn Pan can do, the dynamic kitchen duo demonstrated several dishes, including everything from grilled chicken and sausage to sauteed rice and macaroni and cheese.

After only seven minutes on the air, Venable let viewers know that 1,000 pans had already been purchased and that the phone lines continued to ring off the hook!

Speaking of phones ringing, Chef Tony gave an awesome everyday example of just why the Jade No-Burn Pan can benefit anyone who cooks with it.

“If you get a phone call or the kids call you and you get distracted, you don’t have to worry about the food burning,” said Chef Tony.

Sound unbelievable? Chef Tony thought so, too… until he cooked with the pan.

“When they first told me about this pan… I didn’t believe it, till I cooked with it. Now, I’m sold,” said Chef Tony.

While the secret is not in the sauce, it  IS inside of the pan! Part of Sunday’s demonstration included showing off the revolutionary jade technology that allows the pan to heat up to medium heat and maintain that temperature, making it impossible to burn your food.

“It is an amazing little piece of technology…,” said Venable. “It regulates the perfect medium heat.”

The Jade No-Burn Pan is now available in black, platinum, copper and red varieties. Venable suggested that there may be even more options for the pan in the future.

“This is just the first of more to come, if you guys tell us you like it,” said Venable.

That sounds “D-lightful!” Stay tuned for more news and reviews of Love Cooking Company’s Jade No-Burn Pan that we designed at Inventionland!

For now, check out the Jade No-Burn Pan on QVC!

Copyright Davison 2014

This product was developed at Inventionland for a corporate client.

No Split Decision: The Half N Half Cupcake Pan on QVC was a Huge Success!

Product News

With the recent success of the Miracle Loaf stuffed meatloaf pan on QVC, news of Davison-designed products making a big splash on the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer seems like everyday news here. So, when we announced last week that the Mrs. Fields Half N Half Cupcake Pan also was slated to appear on QVC, it may not have come as a huge surprise.

Today, we’re excited to share that the Half N Half Cake Pan, which was licensed by Love Cooking Company, not only appeared on QVC’s “Kitchen Unlimited with Carolyn” last Wednesday, but it has also received rave reviews from viewers who purchased the innovative bakeware!

If you missed the show, you can see long-time QVC kitchen product specialist Marie Louise Ludwig showcasing the Half N Half Cupcake Pan here:

Ludwig introduces the Half N Half Cupcake Pan as a “fun twist on an old favorite,” showing off adorable Easter chick cupcakes, pink and blue cupcakes that are perfect for a baby’s gender-reveal party and a scrumptious peanut butter cookie and brownie combination cupcake.

Obviously captivated by true inventor spirit, Ludwig says, “The sky’s the limit as far as creativity is concerned!”

We couldn’t agree more and neither could a couple customers, who instantly ranked the Half N Half Cupcake Pan with five out of five stars.

One user, whose review calls the pan “genius and time saving,” also said, “I got excited when I saw this so I told myself I gotta have it. It’ll make my baking fun, faster and easier. Genius!”

Another user, who called the pan “cupcake fun for everyone,” said “It takes a little patience to make things turn out perfectly, but I have given this set as a gift on a few occasions, and my friends and family love it as much as I do. Happy baking…”

Both reviewers also said that the Half N Half Cupcake Pan is the perfect gift for families, so if you haven’t picked your up yet, grab one for yourself and a family member or friend!

Congratulations to our client, Richard, and everyone who has worked on making the Half N Half Cupcake Pan such a success!

Copyright Davison 2014

Find Davison-Designed Soda Straws at Walmart… and at Davison.com!

Davison News, Inventions, Product News

Davison-designed products may have sold in over 1,000 stores and online retailers, but even Mr. Davison still gets excited when he sees new products on store shelves. It’s undeniable… we LOVE seeing our products on the shelves of retailers everywhere!

But, did you know there is one, centralized place where you can see ALL of our client and corporate products?

As quickly as they’re in stores, they’re on one of the 48 pages full of products on Davison.com!

We’ve just added Soda Straws, an innovative product that actually allows you reseal a can that you’ve already opened. Recently, a member of the Davison team was out shopping when he saw Soda Straws on Walmart shelves. Now, everyone can see Soda Straws on Davison.com!

We’ve all cracked open an ice-cold can of our favorite beverages and either have not been able to finish it or spilled it, because we couldn’t close it. That’s where Soda Straws come in.

They have an innovative flip-top cap to prevent spills and even keep bugs out. Also unlike ordinary straws, Soda Straws are reusable. Thirsty? Find them at Walmart!

In fact, Mr. D recently made a trip to Walmart to see the Davison-designed Soda Straws on the store shelves, take a look!

You see, what’s even greater about our product pages is that you not only get a glimpse of our products; you also learn what problems they solve and how our Better Way to Invent helped to create them! The Davison product pages even show which stores our products have sold in.

When new products hit store shelves, find them at Davison.com. Take a look at the newly-updated Soda Straws page or browse through any of the other pages full of Davison-designed products!

Copyright Davison 2013

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

Hydro Bone Celebrated by NBC’s Petside.com as ‘Beat the Heat’ Solution

Davison News, Product News

Petside.com – an NBC Universal company that covers pet health, behavior, lifestyle and trends, highlighting the joys and challenges of having pets by serving up current, topical content from around the pet care world – featured Davison’s Hydro Bone in its “9 Products to Keep Your Pet Cool” article.

Petside’s Charlotte Reed writes, “Combining fun and chewing-refreshment, the Hydro Bone is the ultimate hydrating chew toy for your pet. The molded dog toy has a foam core, which absorbs and holds liquid. Simply soak the Hydro Bone in water and it slowly releases water to quench your dog’s thirst and keep [him or] her hydrated as [he or] she plays. The Hydro Bone is also freezable for lasting enjoyment.”

The Hydro Bone was created by a dog lover, who knew there had to be a better way to keep her puppy hydrated while in the car. Diane DiRaimo loved taking her Japanese Chin puppy Alexander James for rides, but she had a hard time keeping him hydrated and happy on long trips. She knew putting a water bowl in the car or feeding him out of a water bottle was out of the question… but, she thought, surely there must be a better way to provide Alexander with on-the-spot refreshment!

Dogs need water, and dogs love bones, right? So Diane brought her idea for a hydrating bone to Davison, where fellow animal lover and Creationeer, Curtis, and his creative team, got to work on helping Diane’s idea soak up success, creating an absorbent chew toy with a foam core.

The Hydro Bone, which was selected as a Dog Fancy Editor’s Choice Winner, comes in three sizes, for dogs and puppies six weeks and older. The water-holding toy combines refreshment with fun, so it quenches your dog’s thirst while playing. When soaked, the molded rubber bone’s foam core absorbs water (just like a sponge), which is then released through specially designed holes as the toy is squeezed. The durable Hydro Bone is also freezable for lasting refreshment and cooling.

Congratulations to Diane and the Davison team for whetting the appetites of national pet pundits!

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

Kid Tested, Perfect Pizza Pan Approved!

Davison News, Product News

davison inventionsSome of the toughest critics have chosen to put a Davison-designed product to the test.  This time it was a reader from Ingredient, “a magazine for kids curious about food,” who did a slice-by-slice examination of The Original Perfect Pizza Pan.

You may recall, the Perfect Pizza Pan was invented by none other than our President… when he was a client!  And, the rest, is well… history!

So, how did the Perfect Pizza Pan, which allows you to customize every slice of pizza, “pan” out, when Bridget in Minnesota put it to the test?

davison productsAccording to Bridget, the pan was easy to use and it worked on the first try, making it great for anyone who likes pizza – and who doesn’t like pizza?!

She also summed it up, saying, “Kids love it.  Adults have hardly any clean up and so, it’s fun for the whole family!”

And, we couldn’t agree more!  Congratulations to our inventor-President and everyone who worked on this exceptional product!

Read Bridget’s entire review by clicking here.

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

TheraPED to Share Stage on “Country Music’s Biggest Night!”

Davison News, Featured Invention, Product News

So, you know the client-inspired, Davison-designed, Health Enterprise-licensed TheraPED has recently been featured on various blogs and in TOMI magazine. Now, we’ve learned that the innovative spa-therapy product is going to be next to country music royalty!

That’s right, the TheraPED has been selected as one of the exclusive items to be included in the gift bags given to artists who perform during the 45th Annual CMA Awards on November 9th!

Health Enterprises President Brendan Leonard shared the exciting news with us and said he hopes country’s leading ladies pamper themselves with the fashionable, refreshing products.

“We hope the female recipients have an opportunity to relax and enjoy TheraPED’s soothing relief after the show,” Leonard said.

We’d have to agree with Kenny Chesney, we can’t wait to see their refreshed feet and “toes in the sand,” thanks to these awesome Davison-designed products!

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

Tailgating Tag-a-longs to Kick-off Your Pre-game Party!

Featured Invention, Product News, Upcoming Inventions

We’ve all seen the bright, yellow buses… kids are back in school and the air is slowly getting a little colder, which can only mean a couple things… summer is over and FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE!

football inventions

To make sure we’re all ready for some football in time for kick-off, we’ve compiled a list of the latest, most innovative tailgating must-haves out – that you can get for under $100!

First up, the Portable X-Grill!  Further proving just how far the charcoal grill has come, this 11-pound fold-up grill is complete with a charcoal grate and convenient carrying-tote!  Even better, this grill won’t break your back or your bank!  It’s only $49 through garden.com.

tailgating inventionsAnd, if you need to make some special burgers for this fun grill, then why not bring along the Davison-designed Fill n’ Grill!  The Fill ‘N Grill makes filling burger patties with flavorful ingredients (cheese, bacon, onions, sauce, and so much more) quick and mess-free – not to mention D-licious!  With the help of this grilling favorite, your patties are sure to be the talk of the football tailgate!

If you’d like to knock off two items in one,  the Buccaneer Cooler and Barbecue Set includes a BBQ grill, lid and cooking utensils inside a removable, insulated cooling tote!  The only thing this gear is missing is the food and beverages!  Sliding onto the list at just under $100, this is one tailgating must-have you won’t want to be without!

Hang on to summer a little longer and kick your tailgate party into high gear, with the Waring Tailgater Portable Blender!  With a 15-foot AC adapter that plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter, the multi-functional blender will help you serve up pina coladas and daiquiris or just keep your beverages cool with some freshly-crushed ice!  It’s in stores and online for about $75!

inventionsFor a little protection from the elements, don’t forget a compact, Instant Canopy!  Most of them set up in minutes  – but will provide hours of protection against sun or rain!  They’ll protect 6-10 tailgaters comfortably and are small enough to fold up into most trunks!  They retail for about $80 – but their uses are, well… priceless!

When you’re eating delicious pre-game goodies and drinking tasty, ice-cold beverages, it’s inevitable, Mother Nature WILL come a-calling!  Thus, the Passport Potty saves the day, providing a clean, full-flushing answer to needing to run to the port-a-potty every 10 minutes!  Retailing for around $70 online, the only thing the Passport Potty doesn’t provide?  Privacy!

Now, for those who are truly dedicated to their teams and ready to tailgate through the entire season, this product may be the key for keeping you toasty, even on the coldest of days!  The Temp-a-chair portable, heated chair will warm you up for about four hours and it’s equipped with a car charger for even longer-lasting comfort!  The temp-a-chair includes a convenient cup-holder and weighs only nine pounds… for under $100, it’s a must-have you may even try to take into the game!

Well, we’ve got most of the gear covered… now, we’ll leave the cooking to you!

Deluxe Dog Butler to Blaze Trails at Fall Trade Shows

Davison News, Product News

This fall brings exciting opportunities for many Davison-designed Hugs Pet Products items!  The Hydro Bone, Silicone Dog Treat Pan, Auto Dish and Pugz Shoes for Dogs were featured on last Monday’s Inventionland segment on the CBS “Early Show.”

Now, Hugs Pet Products’ entire current line, along with some awesome new items, are hitting the trade show circuit, which means big-time exposure across the nation!

Davison inventionsOne new product set to roll-out this fall is the Deluxe Dog Butler, an enhanced version of the previous Davison-designed Dog Butler.

Conveniently including everything needed for a relaxing walk in the park with a canine companion, the Deluxe Dog Butler includes an expandable bungee leash, designed to lessen the stress and strain on you, a storage compartment for treats to reward your pup and a flashlight holder for late-night walks.  It even includes 10 adorably-designed (and always necessary!) Potty Paws mitts to pick up after your four-legged friends!

hugs pet productsAccording to Davison’s Vice-President of Licensing, the fall trade show circuit provides some awesome opportunities to present new and current products to some big-name national retailers.

“We are showing [the Deluxe Dog Butler], along with the entire line of Hugs Pet Products to Petco Wednesday in San Diego, Bed Bath & Beyond the following Wednesday in New York and at the Super Zoo trade show in Las Vegas, the week of September 13th,” said the VP.

It sounds like we may be seeing the Davison “D” on some more store shelves soon!  To follow the Licensing Team as they present innovative products around the nation, view the entire Trade Show schedule online at http://www.davison.com/tradeshows/.

Kudos to everyone who has worked on bringing the Deluxe Dog Butler (and all of our “D-lightful” items!) to trade shows, the marketplace…and beyond! :)

This corporate product was invented and licensed by Davison for its own benefit.

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