Most inventors work hard to create and perfect their new products or ideas, going through one formulation after another to create something of lasting impact. For some, the invention of a lifetime is stumbled upon like a happy surprise. In the world of science and medicine, there have been a number of incredible and, in some cases, society-changing new products and cool inventions that were developed by happenstance. Below we take a look through the microscope at some of the most ingenious and life-saving medically inspired inventions. Read More >>
More than seventy years after his death, Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla is finally getting his due. He grew up in the area now known as Croatia with a mother who invented small household appliances. This may have spurred his interest in electrical systems and given rise to his own passion for innovation. Tesla immigrated to the United States in 1884 and soon began working with another inventor, Thomas Edison, before parting ways in less than amicable circumstances. While Edison was known as a powerful figure who focused on career advancement, Tesla was the awkward foreigner who simply wanted to invent. He was poor at self-marketing and had consistent trouble finding the money needed to finance his work. Read More >>
Happy 4th of July, America! It’s another great year celebrating with fireworks, outdoor activities and tasty cookout food. Here are a few cool new gadgets we think could be more than helpful to you during your weekend celebration or really any summer barbecue.
As America celebrates another year of independence with fireworks displays across the nation, it is interesting to note that their original use was in New Year’s celebrations. Who invented fireworks and how did this colorful and explosive entertainment come into being? Read More >>
Posted by Nicole Lininger | Filed under Invention History
Earlier this year, we shared a number of inventions as famous for what you didn’t know about them as what you did. This month we share with you more inventions and the myths surrounding their creation, many of which prove the theory that history’s greatest inventions have been a culmination of smart thinkers improving on a basic idea.
More than likely, you are reading this blog post via the InventHelp blog by surfing the World Wide Web (WWW) on the Internet. This same information management system allows you to send electronic mail to friends and family, share pictures of your son’s baseball game to social media, and research term papers without leaving your home. The rise and use of the Internet may be one of the greatest technological advancements of our society in this generation. Interestingly enough, its creation was not the work of one person but of a process of refinement and improvement spanning decades. Read More >>
Inventors wishing to self-manufacture and market their new products often find themselves in the position of needing an influx of cash to help fund their ventures. For these new entrepreneurs, funding a project used to mean soliciting friends, family, or local businesses, hat in hand, presenting your idea and hoping for a handout. With the growth of crowdfunding—current numbers estimate an industry growth rate of more than 92% in 2014–there are new ways to bankroll their projects. Are you unfamiliar with fundraising ideas such as this one? Then read on to learn more. Read More >>
Alan Adler likes coffee, and back in 2005, before single-cup coffee makers became a home and office staple, making single cups of good coffee in a drip machine was very difficult and took science-like precision to get right.
A toy inventor who designed flying discs for Parker Brothers, Adler put his creativity to work and designed his first prototype for the Aeropress coffee maker. The prototype was a pair of plastic cylinders that fit together to create an airtight plunger. Hot water was forced through the grounds at high pressure, reducing the steep time to about 30 seconds. In about two minute’s time, you have a good cup of coffee.
New innovations such as one-cup machines have not lessened the public’s enthusiasm for Aeropress coffee. It is easy and inexpensive to use and requires no electricity. Plus it’s a little fun. There is even a World Championship in which individuals compete to see who can create the best cup of coffee using the Aeropress. Here is a link to some winning recipes.
Some of history’s best new innovations were designed by inventors attempting to solve simple problems, like getting a good cup of coffee. Let your imagination guide your way and keep dreaming!
*Note: This is not an InventHelp client invention.
At InventHelp Headquarters, the start of Spring means that INPEX, our annual Invention New Product Exposition trade show, is just around the corner! Running this year from June 18 through 20 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh, INPEX allows inventors to exhibit new products and inventions to business attendees at America’s largest invention trade show.
Whether you attend INPEX or another trade show, we want to help you be prepared. Here are some networking tips intended to assist entrepreneurs in making a trade show experience productive. Read More >>
There may be as many myths about the origin of famous inventions as there are inventions themselves. Many individuals have found themselves mis-credited for the work of others when their great contribution was actually improvements on a product or intellectual property…or they were simply the first to patent a product. Let’s take a look at and then dispel some of the most widely held myths. Read More >>