2011
Consumer Products

Millions of plastic bottles end up in disposal landfills. When plastics break down, they don't biodegrade, they photodegrade. This means the materials break down to smaller fragments. These readily absorb toxins which contaminate soil, waterways, and animals upon digestion.

Although there are a number of cello cases availalbe on the market for the hundreds of thousands of student cellists, there is currently a sizable gap in the cost of these cases. Low-cost cases (up to $200+) are mostly 'soft' cases (bags),

Overview

The PorterBrella is a portable device used to mount to the frame of any glass embedded automobile door. It is equipped to support the weight and torque of an umbrella used during adverse weather conditions such as wind, rain, hail, and snow.

After trying several plug -in room humidifiers with disappointing results, my wife and I came up with a powerless design that sets on an air duct and uses that moving air to humidify the room.

Laptops generally have screens that range from 12 to 17 inches in size. By theory, the only way to increase the screen size of any laptop is to attach it to a bigger monitor or affix a projector to the laptop.

A means of ducting and venting the heat from the heat exchanger of a refrigerator to the outside so that the heat doesn't need to be removed a second time by the home air conditioning system, thus saving energy.

This invention allows one to locate frequently misplaced items such as a key, that one sock, the remote, etc. It uses a ubiquitous technology, namely, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. Passive RFID tags (those with no battery) are now in most products we purchase.

Robot For The Home: Doorbot

For people with limited or no mobility, opening a door to let someone enter can be a difficult task. That problem is becoming more prevalent as our population ages, and as our troops return home with debilitating injuries.

The context of use of my design is self balanced servicing tray. The problem that my design solves is the spilling or dropping the plates, cups or any other dishes served. My design provides a safe, spill proof, accident proof servicing experience.

Of the cellular phones in service at present the overwhelming majority use the standard 12-key phone keypad. This device codes the standard keypad to emulate the full typewriter keypad by requiring two keystrokes for each key, as described in detail on my web page:

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