Business Veterans to Help Inventions Spring to Life

DaVinci Institute’s Inventor Boot Camp – 2008

It all starts with an epiphany. Every invention begins with a single “eureka moment” or some “brilliant revelation” that causes the inventor to take action.

These epiphanies become the idea seeds that will eventually get planted around the world. But we can only wish the process was as simple as adding water and fertilizer and waiting for the ideas to spring to life.

Inventions are not just patents to be hung on a wall. They are the starting point for a new business enterprise. So, not only does the inventor have to figure out how to create a working product or device, they also have to drive their invention towards a business model that will enable it to survive. And that’s where we come in.

 

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U.S. Patent Office to Create National Workforce, Hiring Patent Examiners in Denver

U.S. Patent Office to Create National Workforce, Hiring Patent Examiners in Denver

1,200 newly hired patent examiners attend the new USPTO Patent Training
Academy, a university-style approach to teaching USPTO’s new examiners.

USPTO Reps will be on hand on Monday at the Colorado Inventor Showcase to recruit new patent examiners for positions that allow people to live anywhere in the country, including Colorado, after a training period in DC

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Club Workshop – Open Access Workshop Club

Club Workshop - Open Access Workshop Club 

Featured Invention at the Colorado Inventor Showcase 

Do you create? Are you an inventor?  Do you build things? Do you work on your own car? If you are any of the above than you’ve got to check out Club Workshop!  Denver’s first open access workshop club, featuring equipment, facilities and training for a wide variety of personal projects and interests; from automotive to electronics, inventing to prototyping, woodworking to metalworking.

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Rubberband Contest For Young Inventors

Rubberband Contest For Young Inventors 

There’s a really cool contest going on now for students grades 5 through 8, challenging them to invent something with one or more rubber bands. It’s the first of its kind, according to the sponsors, and just thinking about using a rubber band in something totally new has got to be a stretch.

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Colorado First Robotics – Inspires Young People To Appreciate Science And Technology

Colorado First Robotics - Insires Young People To Appreciate Science And Technology

Colorado First Robotics Will Be Featured At The Colorado Inventor Showcase 

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. FIRST’s Vision is to positively transform culture by inspiring young people, their schools, and communities to appreciate science and technology. FIRST brings together schools with businesses, and students with professionals as mentors, all with the support of local universities.

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Next Gen Toasters

 Next Gen Toasters

Is it possible for a toaster to be this much fun?

A kitchen gadget from Inseq Design creative talent. Made of aluminum and plastics, Zuse is a toaster equipped with optical sensor which activates digital toasting once it senses the presence of bread. Inspired by the early matrix printers and designed to work as a traditional print maker, it burns line-by-line black and white pictures with 12 by 12 pixel resolution into the toast. Comes with a memory chip which stores multiple images. (Pics)

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New Kind of Solar Dish to Energize Power Production

 New Kind of Solar Dish to Energize Power Production

Team leader Spencer Ahrens fastens mirrors in place using wire and plastic washers

Researchers say that a new type of solar energy collector, which concentrates the sun into a beam that could melt steel, could revolutionize global energy production. The prototype is a 12-foot-wide mirrored dish was made from a lightweight frame of thin, inexpensive aluminum tubing and strips of mirror. It concentrates sunlight by a factor of 1,000 to produce steam

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Pringles Can Creator Buried In A Pringles Can

pringles can

Pringles Don’t Work As Shingles

Dr. Fredric J. Baur got his wish after he died. Baur was the man who invented the design for the Pringles potato chip can.

And after he passed away last month his family honoured his last wishes, and placed some of his remains inside a Pringles can. That can was then placed inside a traditional urn, both now resting in the Arlington Memorial Gardens in Springfield Township, Ohio.
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Europe Honors Its Best: European Inventor of the Year Awards For 2008

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The 2008 European Inventors of the Year were awarded recently in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Even if you don’t recognize the names of the inventors, you will certainly know their inventions and the contributions those inventions have made to the world during the last 10 to 15 years.

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Dean Kamen Invents the “Luke Arm”

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Dean Kamen’s “Luke arm”—a prosthesis named for the remarkably lifelike prosthetic worn by Luke Skywalker in Star Wars—came to the end of its two-year funding last month. Its fate now rests in the hands of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which funded the project.

If DARPA gives the project the green light—and some greenbacks—the state-of-the-art bionic arm will go into clinical trials. If all goes well, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gives its approval, returning veterans could be wearing the new artificial limb by next year.

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