Parental Control The V Chip

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Probably the greatest invention as far as parental control over TV programs was the V-Chip. This article is going to take a look at how the chip was invented and came to be. The V-chip was invented by Professor Tim Collings. It is patented with US patent number 5,828,204 and Canadian patent number 2,178,474. The […]


Invention Faq Answers About Marketing Your Invention

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* What is a patent? A patent is a grant that gives a person the authority to stop others from manufacturing, selling, using, or importing their patented invention. This authority is effective for twenty years from the patent application filing date. It is a contract between a person and the state in which he or […]


File A Patent

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Before you file for a patent you must make a choice to either hire a lawyer to file the patent for you or to do it on your own. If you opt to hire a lawyer to help you file a patent you should be ready to spend some money. Most patent lawyers charge a […]


Self Serve Patents

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Do it yourself patents can be a great alternative for those who cannot afford to dish out thousands of dollars for a patent lawyer. Filing your own patents can be done but there are some challenges. While not impossible, the biggest drawback on doing it yourself is that you don’t have the luxury of professional […]


Teaching Used To To Esl Students

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Here’s a way to introduce the structure “used to” to your ESL students. 1 Find or draw on the board a picture of someone who looks like they could have just won some money. A photo from a magazine of someone driving an expensive car, or sitting in a luxurious room, for example, would work […]


Invention Marketing And Licensing For The Inventor

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There are a lot of less than forthright organizations that allegedly help individuals sell their inventions to industry. In all my years of working as a patent lawyer, I have never come across a single person who ever used one of these organizations to effectively market or sell their invention. However, I have met several […]


Patents For Inventors Your Questions Answered

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Are you confused about what a patent is and whether you should get one? This is a primer for beginning inventors that answers your most commonly asked questions. 1) What is a patent? A patent is a form of “intellectual property” which rewards persons whom invent a new and non-obvious: a) process or method; b) […]


American Inventions

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The history of how America emerged as the premier superpower in the world is about more than just a great military or a homeland so rich in natural resources that we were able to become the breadbasket of the world. There are many forces that combined in the American experiment that has made this country […]


Hidden Cameras For Pets

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You can find hidden cameras for all sorts of purposes now. They come in all sorts of things too. You can get teddy bears with a camera in the nose, to watch the babysitter. A pack of cigarettes that is actually a camera can record your conversations. However, there is one camera invention that I […]


Carpet Cleaning Machines

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With the invention of Carpet, the invention of a Carpet cleaning machine was not far away. The first hand held Carpet cleaning machine was designed and tested in the 1860’s in Chicago, while the first power operated vacuum machine was invented in the early 1900’s by an English man named H. Cecil Booth. At around […]


Vacuum Cleaner From History To Technology

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For many housewives, the vacuum cleaner reduced the fraction of time cleaning the house. From the beginning,vacuum cleaners were only able to suck up dust and dirt, but with modern technology these days, inventors are able to design wet cleanes that can steam carpets and kill germs at the same time for more hygenic purpose. […]


New Inventions I Would Like To See

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Do you want to create money-making new inventions? Not me. I just like to dream them up. Here are some of the new ideas I would love to see created in reality. I hope a reader or two will do something with them. New Inventions For Outdoors Free-standing tents without poles: The idea here is […]


Easy Invention Ideas

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Easy invention ideas? Why easy? Sometimes it’s just too intimidating to think about building a new type of car, television, or other complicated invention. So these are ideas for garage or basement tinkerers. Coming up with a prototype for most of these will cost no more than the money in your pocket. They are not […]


Step By Step Patents

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Do you have an idea or an invention that you would like to get patented?? Are you confused or unsure of what to do to obtain an invention patent? The best place to go to get patent information is through the U.S. Patent Office. This patent information is available online at their website at uspto.gov. […]