InventionHome’s “Plumber’s Third Hand” Debuts at National Hardware Show

The newly licensed “Plumber’s Third Hand” got off to a strong start as it debuted at the National Hardware Show May 8th through 10th in Las Vegas. The 3-day show is one of the best venues to introduce products for the hardware/home improvement market. Attendees were able to view a video demonstration of the time-saving plumbing product at the Keeney Manufacturing Company booth. This handy tool, developed and patented by co-inventors John ...

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Relay Circuit Pro Now Offered in AutoZone’s Rental Program

Since being licensed several years ago, more than 9000 Relay Circuit Pro kits have been sold. InventionHome is now pleased to announce that AutoZone has begun a special rental program for this tool which vehicle service technicians have come to rely on. Bobby, an inventor from Oklahoma, designed his invention to include numerous diagnostics within one easy-to-use unit. The patented Relay Circuit Pro is a device designed to test all circuits ...

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I have a new invention idea. Now what?

There’s a lot to think about when you come up with a good idea. Exactly how will it work? What problem does it solve? Who will be interested in my idea? What’s my next step to show my idea? But honestly, one of the first things you should consider is patent protection of your idea. This wasn’t the case a few years ago when inventors could take more time working through ...

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Did you know? Decorating eggs for Easter and other springtime holidays/rituals has been a tradition for over 60,000 years!

Decorating eggs for Easter and other springtime holidays/rituals has been a tradition for over 60,000 years! Decorated, engraved ostrich eggs were found in Africa dating to approximately 60,000 years ago. Before the royal dynasties in Egypt and the early cultures of Mesopotamia , eggs were associated with death and rebirth, as well as with kingship, using decorated ostrich eggs. Representations of ostrich eggs, in gold and silver, were commonly placed in graves of the ancient Sumerians and ...

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InventionHome Sponsors National Hardware Show’s Inventors Spotlight

We are excited to sponsor and support the 2018 National Hardware Show’s Inventors Spotlight area for the 8th year in a row. And, once again, the area has sold out well in advance of the 3-day event.   The National Hardware Show is the most popular event for learning, sourcing and trading in the home improvement and DIY markets. This year’s show will take place May 8-10 in Las Vegas.   In addition to ...

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2018 MTC Expo: A new name for Response Expo and growing opportunities for inventors

For the past 11 years, Response Expo has been the Direct Response Television (DRTV) industry’s premier tradeshow. This spring the 12th annual event, scheduled for April 24-26, 2018 in San Diego, California, gets a new name – 2018 MTC Expo. Since the dawn of television, companies have been using the medium of TV as a way to sell new products. Television’s scale made it the best way for marketers to share their ...

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Did you know? Cadbury was the first company to market chocolates for Valentine’s Day

Cadbury, one of the world’s most famous chocolate companies, was the first company to market chocolates for Valentine’s Day. In 1861, the company created Fancy Boxes, a decorated box of chocolates. In 1868 they were sold in boxes in the shape of a heart for Valentine's Day. Boxes of filled chocolates quickly became associated with the holiday. Valentine’s Day is one of the most profitable holidays of the year for candy and greeting ...

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When should inventors patent their ideas?

If you’re anything like me, you’ve had your fair share of ideas…good, bad or ugly.  In my case, most aren’t very good, but occasionally I come up with one that I think has potential and is worth pursuing. When you do come up with that new idea, there can be a lot to think about. How will it work? What problem does it solve? Who will be interested in the idea? ...

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InventionHome sponsors popular “Inventors Corner” at the upcoming Housewares Show

InventionHome is pleased to extend its partnership for the 8th consecutive year with the International Home + Housewares Show, the largest housewares-only fair in the world, with over 62,000 home goods professionals in attendance. The 2018 International Home + Housewares Show will take place March 10-13 in Chicago, IL.  The 4-day event will feature educational sessions and networking opportunities, as well as the Inventors Corner. InventionHome is a main-stay sponsor of the ...

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Did you know? Candy canes were invented hundreds of years ago.

Candy canes, originally referred to as a ‘sugar stick’, were given to children in the mid-1600s during church services to help keep them quiet? A local candy maker in 1670’s Cologne, Germany constructed the sticks in the shape of shepherd’s crooks, honoring the occasion of Christmas Eve services in the church. A crook was added to the top of each stick to help remind children of the shepherds who visited ...

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