You like pasta but you are tired of stirring the water to prevent the noodles from resting against the hot bottom on the pot? Thanks to Hideki Watanabe, a dentist from Japan, you don´t have to anymore. He invented the Kuru-Kuru Nabe or the “Round and Round Pot”.
As described on inventorspot.com the pot puts basic thermodynamics to work so you don’t have to. The secret is the sculpted sides of the pot, something Watanabe came up with while experimenting with dental plaster at his office. As water in the pot begins to warm up, it rises, but the spirally angled sides of the pot direct the flow into a circular direction.
By the way, it doesn´t only work with noodles, but also with vegetables or eggs.
No invention without creativity… But not only inventors must be very innovative. When it comes to sell a product advertisers have to be too. Here´s an example from the ad agency OgilvyAction from Taiwan.
As described on their homepage in order to sell more Philips Grooming Kits, the agency had to initiate young men into the art of facial hair.
And since the hair salon is where men are most receptive to suggestions about their looks and open to try something new the idea was to transform the whole established hair cutting ritual into a unique opportunity to introduce and demo the new product.
The highlight of the experience was a low-tech ‚Augmented Reality‘ mug (brought with the salon beverage) that allowed men to experience facial hair without inhibitions in a fun and personal way. Look!
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced in a press release that the University of New Hampshire School of Law Library, which was designated as the Concord Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) on January 30, 2012, is now open to serve the intellectual property (IP) needs of the public.
“PTRCs serve as the face of the USPTO on a local level and promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that ensures that potential filers have the resources necessary to draw on for support as they begin their quest for commercial success with their intellectual property,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO David Kappos. “We look forward to working with the University of New Hampshire School of Law, formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center, to better serve New Hampshire’s IP community.”
Currently, PTRC designated libraries can be found in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This network of more than 80 public, academic, state and special libraries assists a variety of customers including inventors, intellectual property attorneys/agents, business people, researchers, entrepreneurs, students and historians.
In addition to offering free electronic services and resources designed to support the intellectual property needs of local and state patrons, the Concord Patent and Trademark Resource Center will employ USPTO-trained librarians to provide customer assistance on the use of the agency’s patent and trademark databases and public seminars on intellectual property topics for novice and experienced users.
Do you have a sweet tooth and just can´t get enough of chocolate, cookies and ice cream? Now what´s the worst thing that could happen to you – right, someone eats your favorite piece. At least with Ben & Jerry´s ice cream this shouldn´t happen anymore.
According to a press release the ice cream pint combination lock was a customers idea and inspired by the suggestion the company now came up with the Euphori-Lock.
And here´s what it is – a tenacious two-part plastic security ring that slips around your pint’s upper lid and comes complete with an easy-to-remember secret code when you’re ready to unlock your favorite treat!
While you can enjoy on your own, everyone else only reads: I´m terribly sorry but there is no „u“ in „my pint“.
Did it ever happen to you? You had someone over for coffee and you asked the person if he likes the coffee with milk and sugar. The answer was: „Milk please and half a spoon of sugar.“ And there you were trying to figure out how to make the coffee not to sweet.
Another example: According to a recipe you had to add half a spoon of something and you asked yourself how can I measure it right. Well, here is the answer, and it is simpler than you might think.
Bet you already heard about it. No wonder, Chairman and facebook-CEO Mark Zuckerberg kind of ruled the headlines last week. After the initial public offering (IPO) of the social network on Friday, on Saturday the 28-year-old billionaire married his college sweetheart Priscilla Chan.
According to Time Zuckerberg wed Chan in Palo Alto, California at their home in an intimate gathering. Most of the guests in attendance were caught unaware; instead, they thought they were attending a party in honor of Chan’s graduation from medical school. As Zuckerberg updated his facebook status to „married“ at least the whole world knew what was going on.
Do you also want to show the world your status? Here´s something for you. With these stamps you can express your feelings and you even have more opportunities than on the internet.
The exclusive product line does not only include the German version of Like and Dislike but also Hate it, Love it and Fuck it.
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Yesterday we told you that the Inventor Shop will participate at the early bird Hamburg Lifestyle Fair. But not only in Europe also in the United States there are some major invention events coming up. You shouldn´t miss them.
Since 1958 the Minnesota Inventors Congress (MIC) has hosted an invention show in Redwood Falls, MN, now called the Invention & Idea Show. This event offers inventors an opportunity to test market their inventions, to network with other inventors and to talk to patent attorneys and consultants who are experts in the product development process. This year the Invention & Idea Show is scheduled on June 8 and 9th.
Only four days later the next big invention event starts.
INPEX, the Invention & New Product Exposition, is America’s largest invention trade show and will last from June 13th until June 15th in the Monroeville Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Operated by InventHelp INPEX provides a forum for inventors to exhibit their inventions and attempt to make contacts with companies interested in licensing, marketing or manufacturing new products.
That´s one of the reasons why the Inventor Shop team will participate at a trade fair called the early bird. It will take place from July 28th until July 30th in Hamburg, Germany.
Between 15,000 and 20,000 professional visitors from Northern Germany and bordering countries attend the early bird Hamburg Lifestyle Fair. The industry experts benefit not only from the trade fair’s great variety of products and themes, but also from the supporting programme, including Trend Show, Design Island and seminars about the latest product and marketing trends.
On 80,000 sqm exhibition space the early bird presents trendy and unusual lifestyle and designer products divided into 10 themes. The trade fair’s more than 900 regular exhibitors include major brand manufacturers, commercial agencies and small design-oriented businesses.
The Inventor Shop and its exclusive products such as the Alpine Air you will find in hall B.5 stand F.18.