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Do you have an invention or innovation related to construction?
Yes
Are you, or have you been working in the building trades?
Yes
Do you provide a service to inventors?
Invention Evaluation, Invention Marketing
At what stage is your invention?
My invention is ready for marketing
What do you need help with?
Brainstorming

My invention is the CordSnake

I developed the CordSnake on my construction jobs. It was a lot of fun to start with a basic idea, and then develop it step-by-step into a working prototype. I filed my own Provisional Patent Application and then my own Utility Patent. I don't necessarily recommend that, but the CordSnake is such a simple device that I decided to go it on my own.

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Posted on February 28, 2011 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

Inventor Creates Wrenches With LED Lights

This from " target="_blank"">WIRED Online. The comments are interesting. because they show how an idea gets evaluated by people.





"Gone, at last, are the days of bribing your best friend with pizza and beer to hold your flashlight as you tinker (or fumble) with a wrench in the dark recesses of your car. Grab yourself a set of Hi Beam-Light Wrenches and you can use one hand to hold the wrench and the… Continue

Posted on September 10, 2009 at 6:35am — 1 Comment

YakAboutIt.com is open!

YakAboutIt.com is now open. This site features one invention exclusively for one or two days. Take a look and tell your friends and fellow inventors. Very cool.
www.yakaboutit.com

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 11:11pm

Do You Have Enough Financing In Place For A Large Order?

This is from Joe McVoy, who helps inventors get their inventions into Walmart and other large retail stores.



"How Much Financing Do You Need To Sell To Wal-Mart?"



Whether you want to sell to Wal-Mart or any other retail

chain, here's an easy way to calculate how much working

capital you'll need.



1. Determine how many stores you will be selling to.

You might be planning to only sell one… Continue

Posted on August 23, 2009 at 6:24pm — 4 Comments

Builder Wins 2009 Best of Edison Award

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EZ Smart Tools Receives 2009 Best of Edison Award



WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009



EZ Smarts Tools has been selected for the 2009 Best of Edison Award in the Woodworking Machinery category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).



The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their… Continue

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 1:36pm

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At 5:26pm on August 7, 2009, Jeff Gawronski said…
Will do! Glad to hear your CordSnake will be a part of our site.
At 7:11pm on August 17, 2009, Blaise Farese said…
Hey Mike hows it going? See you are still at it. Thats good man. As you know becasuse of the economy my product is about net zero. Just got an order for a dozen Trimmasters, first in 4 months. What we need is a phalanthropist to help us out. Trying to sell mine, know any companies that are buying?
Good to talk to you again
Blaise
At 11:47pm on August 17, 2009, Richard Todnem said…
Hi Mike,

I will check with my website guy about the Stud horse video. I'm not sure how large it is or how to upload, but I would like to add it to this site. Really appreciate your tenacity and willingness to share.
Thanks again,
Richard
At 12:34pm on August 21, 2009, Mike S. said…
Thanks Mike,
I am just getting familiar w/ your site prior to uploading any info.

Mike
At 7:24pm on August 27, 2009, Marjorie Hall said…
nta Cruz CA in the 1989 earthquake which was also successful and sold in the tents they had setup there. It is also in the library at UCSC. Title is Get Up WE Need To SEE YOU STanding.
At 7:29pm on August 27, 2009, Marjorie Hall said…
Most of my comment did not go through. I had a successful product which sold on QVC. I learned very fast how to sell an idea mfg shipping etc. I also saved much money by doing my prov. patent patent search drawings myself. Now I would like to help others to save money with their ideas. So if anyone would need my help on their idea they can email me brandy2102003@yahoo.com. I also did video tapes which part of my comment is on the other comment which only half went through. I am now also in sales trying a new venture there.
At 11:45pm on August 27, 2009, Dino Makropoulos said…
Hi Mike.
Thanks for providing a good place for ides and networking.
I hope to provide and learn some good info.
Thanks and I will try to help your concept because I like it.
Good luck and Good luck.
ycf dino
eurekazone
At 2:45pm on September 5, 2009, Jerry Scott Sandlin said…
No I have not gotten any protection for it yet ,any suggestions will be greatly appreaciated
At 8:43am on September 10, 2009, richard f. kutschman said…
Mike: My invention is protected by patent. It is an insulated crawlspace vent that is designed like a picture frame that glues in the block from the outside and has
2" of foam insulation and a screen mounted on the inside. The object is to have a vent that attaches by glueing to the outside, and allows an insulated door to be removed for summer and installed for winter. I can fax info pictures, but don't have the knowledge to upload on pc.
At 12:50am on September 11, 2009, Leslie Holdiman said…
Thanks for the welcome Mike.
How Do I get my information on my invention to you to be posted.

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