2012
Consumer Products

People and their electronic devices are migrating from the desk to rooms with comfortable furniture. Here they work, shop and play in comfort but are still plagued by nagging inconveniences. The low battery alarm demands that we stop, get up and plug in. Electrical wall outlets are scarce and difficult to reach behind heavy furniture. Household extension cords and power strips are hidden from view, forcing the user to crawl around looking for them. Unplugging from obstructed electrical outlets is just as inconvenient, so billions and billions of power supplies remain on wasting enormous amounts of power even if the electronic device is turned off. Unused devices and cables lie around cluttering furniture, vulnerable to damage from heat build ...

Hold a piece of dry wall up with your elbow, hold the screw with one hand, drill with the other if you have not left it on the floor, all without falling from the ladder. A drill motor mounted to a glove solves many problems encountered with current drills.

A drill motor is mounted to a glove so it is available for use at anytime yet can be released to be able to use the hand for other functions. The battery or cord is strapped under the arm where the switch is operated by bringing the arm ...

In peristaltic pumps (squeeze tube) a new approach is made with this application by using a disposable tube. The pump frame comes equipped with motor, drive and rollers. A few twists with the pumping tube and you have a new pump. It is designed where the tubing is to be discarded or cleaned after use.

At present there are three different tube sizes. The standards are 1/16”, 1/8” & 3/16” ID hose sizes. Silicone for sanitary applications and norprene for heavier duty industrial uses. Low voltage D.C. motors (12v & 24v) are available and are easily converted to A.C. current by a plug-in adapter. The plug-in adapter has different D.C. voltage available for meeting varied flow rates required. The ...

What problem does your design idea solve?
What are the potential benefits?
How is your idea novel or an improvement on what is currently available in the marketplace?
Where would this idea be applied?
What is the market potential?
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How would your product be manufactured?
How would the production cost compare with products already in the marketplace?

1. The ability to store large amounts of heat energy during sunny days to be used at a later time. To create a new market that uses infrared radiation from the solar network.

2. The benefits are that less energy is wasted instead of using heat in a coal power plant to create steam to create electricity ...

RICE eliminates crank, connecting rod, cam shafts, timing belt box, valves, and the transmission of the conventional piston & cylinder. RICE replaces functions of the eliminated parts with software.

A rotor is formed when four blades (3F or 3B) are attached to a hub (2F or 2B). Four blades of front rotor (3F) together with four blades of back rotor (3B), divide the cylindrical cavity of the engine case (4B+4F) into 2 intakes, 2 compressions, 2 combustions and 2 exhausts chambers. The hub of each rotor (2B or 2F) is ratcheted (7+ or 7-) to both the engine shaft (1) and to its corresponding half-engine-case (4B or 4F). Directions of ratchets allow rotors and shaft to only rotate counterclockwise. ...

This device is a great toddler distractor. While it could be described as a toy, it is more an appliance used by parents to entertain their child for hours, so they can perform other functions, such as chores, talking with other adults, or even resting with their feet up.

The name of Rotating Toy is just a temporary descriptor until a suitable name can be found.

When you turn it on and place it on the floor, it drives around in large circles with little arms waving around the outside. Then, when it encounters an obstacle, it turns itself to continue it's relentless search for open spaces. It goes around feet, table legs, gets out of corners, and occassionally ...

My proposal is for an underwater combat simulation game called SEACOM-2013 Extreme Aquatic Games. I design and build shallow water pure Oxygen Rebreather diving equipment for recreational use. US Navy SEALS use a similar (but more advanced) diving system. The paintball, laser-tag, and AirSoft combat simulation community has grown recently in popularity, with many groups forming all around the US. They play out an extensive land based set of combat simulation scenarios, just for the physical and mental challenges and entertainment. My proposal is for the formation of a similar combat simulation game, but instead of land based combat scenarios, our group would develop an underwater version for combat gamers called SEACOM-2013. We would offer a civilian version (in ...

What if sensors, meters, instruments were just Apps instead of single purpose, bulky, expensive equipment? Sensordrone is a first step towards making this a reality.

Mobile computing is the way of the future, but most sensor products have not kept up, and are still very expensive and bulky. Sensordrone is a multi-purpose, configurable sensor that dramatically extends the sensing capability of smartphones & tablets. It is a key Fob sized platform for both consumers and developers (software and hardware developers).

For consumers, Sensordrone includes multiple environmental sensors allowing people to run a variety of Apps, like carbon monoxide monitoring, temperature, humidity, breath alcohol, stud-finder, light, weather, altimeter, barometer, data-logging and many more. The beauty of the device is that ...

Many of the ways people store shoes takes up too much space, can lead to mold growth, or doesn’t allow for shoe collectors to display or protect their shoes.

Shoe-Inn is a hanging, easily adjustable set of thin shelves. The shelves are hung by cords through a notch in each corner. Since each shelf only holds one shoe, friction of the cord through the notch is all that is needed to stay in place. To adjust any shelf, simply hold the cord and push the shelf up or down. This way the shelves can be adjusted to fit any shoe height and preserve its shape unlike pocket organizers. Shelves can be added or removed without affecting other shelves.

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The invention is an improvement in hand tools. The screwdriver is one of the most common and oldest of hand tools. The invention has several embodiments whose novel features include the ability to generate more torque for tightening or loosening a fastener and the ability to access a screw in tight quarters by employing a fastener engaging surface on the side edge of the tool. In addition a fixed insert driver is incorporated into the handle of the tool. By employing insert style bits increased torque can be applied to any fastener by directly engaging the screw whether they be Philips, Allen etc, or indirectly through the use of a bar (converting the tool into a T style driver) ...

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