For the 12th year, InventionHome has sponsored the Inventor’s Corner at North America’s largest home products trade show, The Inspired Home Show. This past weekend the Chicago show hosted hundreds of product companies from around the world, including Newell Brands (Rubbermaid), Sterilite, Chefman, Whitmor, and National Presto, all of which proudly exhibited their products and brands for retail buyers and executives. The Inventor’s Corner provided a dedicated area for smaller brands and ...Read More
InventionHome Sponsors “The Inventors Corner” at The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Marketplace for the 12th Consecutive Year
We are excited to partner with the International Housewares Association (IHA) as they prepare for North America’s largest home products trade show, The Inspired Home Show. InventionHome is a mainstay sponsor of the “Inventors Corner”, which is among the top destinations at the show year after year, and one of the best venues to introduce your product to the housewares industry. Each year, the Show brings together more than 60 independent ...Read More
In Loenen (Netherlands) on February 26, 1297, the first recorded game of golf was played with a carved stick and small leather ball. The winner was whoever hit the ball with the least number of strokes into a target several hundred yards away. The game evolved over the next few centuries and most sports historian credit the modern game of golf to Scottish origins. The first documented mention of golf in ...Read More
Did you know that weather radar was developed during World War II?
Radar was invented shortly before the 1930s and deployed specifically for military use. However, radar operators discovered that weather was causing echoes on their screen and masking potential enemy targets. Techniques were developed to filter them, but scientists began to study the phenomenon. Soon after the war, radar was being used to detect precipitation. Weather radar has evolved on its own and is now used by national weather services, research departments ...Read More
How is a trademark different from a patent?
It is not uncommon for new inventors to ask questions about the type of protection they should seek with a new idea or invention. Here is some basic information on the types of protections you may consider. An Intellectual Property Right (IPR) is a right given to a person over the creation of their intellect or mind. IPRs include patents, trademarks and copyrights, and are governed by the US Patent and ...Read More
Did you know? Bubble wrap was originally invented as wallpaper.
Engineer Al Fielding and Swiss inventor Marc Chavannes invented bubble wrap in 1957 while trying to create a textured wallpaper by sealing two shower curtains together to trap air bubbles. It wasn't until three years after the origination of their invention that Frederick W. Bowers, a marketer at Sealed Air, which made the product, finally came up with the perfect use for it. In 1959, IBM had announced a new word length ...Read More
Did you know? The first tourist attraction corn maze was created in 1993 in Annville, Pennsylvania
Corn mazes are fall-favorite attractions among both children and adults. Many are based on artistic designs such as characters from movies and appear in many different designs. Some mazes are even created to tell stories or to portray a particular theme. Most have a path which goes all around the whole pattern, either to end in the middle or to come back out again, with various false trails diverging from ...Read More
How to Earn Royalties On Your Invention
We’ve all heard of inventions that have sold millions of units like Proactiv, Bowflex, Ped Egg, Snuggie and the George Foreman Grill, but what does it take to license an idea for royalties? If you are not familiar with the term “license”, think of it as a way of renting your invention as opposed to selling your invention. If you are not in a position to develop, manufacture and sell your invention ...Read More
Did you know? The Windows operating system was first created and released to the public in the 1980s
The first independent version of Microsoft Windows, version 1.0, was released on November 20, 1985. Despite achieving little popularity with the general public, Bill Gates and Microsoft continued to develop new features to the system. With the release of Windows 95 on August 24, 1995, Microsoft grew immensely in popularity due to the ease of use and innovation while using personal computers. Newer versions such as Windows 7 and Windows 10 ...Read More
Home Improvement Inventions Wanted for 2020 National Hardware Show
The 2020 National Hardware Show, scheduled for May 5-7 in Las Vegas, is the most popular event for learning, sourcing and trading in the home improvement and DIY markets. This year marks the 75th anniversary for the show where more than 25,000 industry professionals gather. InventionHome is pleased to announce our 10th consecutive year sponsoring the “Inventors Spotlight” area at this 3-day event. By consolidating independent inventors into one place, the ...Read More