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Now, SOME companies will give you a package deal to develope your product. They could care less if you sell any..
There are conpaies that WATCH patent expiration dates as they come to expire. BAM..
There are Companies that will BUY your idea and offer you a licensing fee if they like the idea.
Originally posted by stars15k
I have two inventions I haven't seen before, but they are low-tech and so easily copied that it would be a waste to even try to develop either one.
1) A Sweater Saving Button Backer. I'm a hand-knitter and like large fancy buttons. I designed a shaped shawl (which doesn't fall off your shoulders or a hanger!) with a loose stitch. Most fancy buttons should not be washed; most garments are washed. Sewing a button onto a sweater pulls the garment, possible even creating holes and snags. I figured out how to use a large button which is on the inside of the sweater, with elastic cord that goes through the sweater and attach the button onto the outside. This gives a nice, easily removed for washing button, which is never actually sewn to anything. It also distributes the pulling from use over a much larger space, so the sweater doesn't get pulled everytime you use the button. It works like a dream. It's easy. It's very practical. It's also just a large button and elastic thread. How can you sell something like that? It's about 30 cents to make your own!
2)iPod Hanger. I hate wearing an armband for my iPod, use Nordic walking sticks so can't just carry it, and usually do not have pockets in my clothes. An iPod weighs next to nothing, but if you just wrap the cord behind your neck, it will slip down. If you wrap it around your neck, it will choke up. Both look bad. So I weighed my iPod, then some large beads and a hoop, to match. Place your earbuds in, put your iPod where you want it, put the cord around your neck and attach the beaded hoop opposite the iPod (a simple knot) and VOILA` ! A counterweight that keeps your iPod in place without slipping, looping, pins, lanyards, armbands, pockets, or anything else. It just hangs around your neck, easily in reach, and hands-free. Also something that works, but is so easy to copy a patent would be completely useless. Heck someone could just create a plastic Hello Kitty or whatever the correct weight and completely bypass "my" invention completely. Keep wondering about suggesting to Belkin, though. I think it would catch on. I've never seen anything like it at all.
Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
Invented years ago. A std detecting condom. Got all the specs. But invention agency basically took the money and played games. Figured it would help society (positive germ warfar).
IF its stolen THEN HELP THE SPECIES!edit on 1/23/11 by Ophiuchus 13 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by mrwupy
How about a root cellar, three feet wide and made of CPVC. Spring loaded or counter balanced. Bury it in your back yard and you can store all kinds of food in it to be kept fresh for those times you might be facing the end of the world. Bins in the bottom for potato's and onions, fresh veggies go mid shelf and dried fruits and seasonings up top.
Cheap to make, easy to hide and even easier to install.
Put together a few designs, make sure they work, advertise, in the climate of the world today you will soon be rich.