The Global History of Patents

The Global History of Patents

Patents have long held a distinction in human history, much further back than most realize. Like many aspects of life, it started with our most primal necessity: food. Robin Jacob, a British intellectual property expert, believes the earliest concept of a patent was in 600 BC. A chef had created “some kind of newfangled loaf …

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What to Have in Your Inventing Toolbox

What to Have in Your Inventing Toolbox

The inventing process is much like the human race- always growing, adapting, building, and changing. With everything around us moving so rapidly, it can be difficult to get your footing (especially for those of us who don’t like change). Just when you’re finally starting to enjoy the prototyping stage, you move onto finalizing your design. …

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What’s in a Name: Tech Companies

What’s in a Name: Tech Companies

You’ve created an entirely new invention. You’ve prototyped, you’ve tested, you’ve perfected, you’ve researched, and you’ve finally got a product you can be proud of. Now for your next challenge: choosing a name. It’s funny how, for a lot of inventors, naming the product is actually much harder than creating it in the first place. …

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Glovestix – A New Way to Beat the Stench

Glovestix – A New Way to Beat the Stench

A three-hour car ride home from a lacrosse tournament doesn’t sound all that bad. However, a three-hour car ride home from a lacrosse tournament with a pile of stinky, sweaty gear in the back of the car may make you think twice about going on that road trip. This is exactly what happened to the …

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Solemender – Roll Away the Pain

Solemender – Roll Away the Pain

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain, affecting more than two million people each year. Those who have had this otherwise unpleasant ailment are all too familiar with the pain associated with each step – often compared to needles stabbing in and out of your heel. Thankfully, there is a …

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Drain Wig: Clean Drains in Seconds

Drain Wig: Clean Drains in Seconds

  As parents to five daughters, Jennifer and Gifford Briggs were no strangers to long hair clogging their shower drains. Not only does this pose a drainage issue, but it’s also at the bottom of every household’s to-do list. Nobody wants to get down on their hands and knees to clean a drain full of …

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Christmas Tree Hugger – Reinventing Holiday Décor

Christmas Tree Hugger – Reinventing Holiday Décor

If you celebrate Christmas, you certainly remember the excitement that came when it was time to put up the Christmas tree. Boxes upon boxes of ornaments scatter the living room as if a decorative bomb went off, leaving behind a colorful mess in its wake while you eagerly ran back and forth putting up as …

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From TV Show Prop – To Real Life Success: The Guzzle Buddy

From TV Show Prop – To Real Life Success: The Guzzle Buddy

Jennifer Sullivan, mother of two, was enjoying a rare moment of downtime and watching one of her favorite shows, Cougar Town. In this episode, two women were talking about wine and how uncorking the bottle is always the most dreadful part.  In the episode, one of the women took out a device which she screwed …

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Father’s Day Grilling Gadget Giveaway!

Father’s Day Grilling Gadget Giveaway!

THERE’S SOMETHING TO BE SAID ABOUT DADS! They’re there for us through thick and thin and taught us the value of hard work and dedication. Whether they choose to spend Father’s Day in front of a grill, working on the family car, or on the golf course, it’s their time to shine. We wanted to …

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Top 10 Iconic Summertime Inventions

Top 10 Iconic Summertime Inventions

Summer, summer, summertime… If ever there was an appropriate time to quote Will Smith, this is the season.  What do you think of when you think of summer?  Let’s sit back and unwind with a little history lesson of inventions that are staples in most people’s summertime experience. 1.) Ice Cream Cone. The first ice …

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