Sal Mancuso is in an Elite Group, one of the few Inventors that Successfully Commercialized a Product
Sal invented, patented and commercialized his product (the “Pendulator”) that can be seen at www.thependulator.com.
Here are three mounting arrangements for the Pendulator. BRILLIANT!
How many times have you ridden in a golf cart, taken can of soda somewhere only to have it end up spilling on you. Well problem solved, THE PENDULATOR!!!Here are just a few uses:
Take a look at the various articles that Sal has been mentioned in over time:
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Introducing the Gear Ring by Kinekt Design
Kinekt Design (pronounced “Connect”) brings forward-thinking design objects and products that fuse together a modern aesthetic with tangible interaction.
New York, New York, February 05, 2010 – Kinekt Design LLC, announced its first product launch – the Gear Ring. The ring is crafted from the highest grade alloy of jewelry stainless steel to ensure the function and precision of all the components. It embodies the company’s vision of playful yet refined design.
A few companies are taking notice:
The company has been working on developing the Gear Ring for over a year and this is their first rotating/spinning piece. A product designed for men and women, the ring is elegant yet striking, with comfort styling and smooth movement at a great price of $165. The price includes FREE world wide shipping comes with a LIFETIME WARRANTY and can be purchased online. A video can be seen below or on the company website (www.kinektdesign.com) which shows how the Gear Ring works.
Kinekt Design creator, Glen Liberman, was always fascinated and inspired by small mechanisms and their movements. With this interest, the concept was envisioned for the Gear Ring, a product “complex enough to play with, yet simple enough to wear:”
Interview with the three owners: Andy Patel, Glen Liberman and Rachel Liberman
Question: How did the three of you start working together?
Answer: Well, Glen and Rachel started working together first. Rachel and Glen have launched projects/products together as well working independently. When Rachel met Andy and learned he had a strong business and finance background as well as an entrepreneurial passion it made more and more sense for all three of us to start working together. Our first business together is Kinekt Design LLC.
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Forty (40) Simple Inventions that made Inventors or Companies Residual Wealth or Millions
1. J.C. Hormel of Hormel Foods in the 1930’s, rather than disposing of excess pork shoulders, he combined them with sodium nitrate and water to create a jellied loaf of canned table meat, popularly known as Spam. More than 6 billion cans of Spam have been produced. http://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8#q=history+of+J.C.+Hormel+of+Hormel+Foods&hl=en&rlz=1R2GFRD_enUS355&tbs=tl:1&tbo=u&ei=s
2. The History of Jello: Frank Woodward, a school dropout and, who by the age of 20 had his own business, bought the rights to Jell-O for $450. http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bljello.htm
3. The chocolate chip Toll House cookie was a MISTAKE! http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/wakefield.html
4. Kitty Litter is a huge hit: http://www.essortment.com/all/kittylitterwho_rixo.htm
5. Q-Tip: http://www.qtips.com/history.php
6. Scotch Tape: http://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8#hl=en&tbo=p&rlz=1R2GFRD_enUS355&tbs=tl%3A1&q=Scotch+tape&aq=&aqi=g6g-c1g1g-c1g1&aql=&oq=Scotch+tape&fp=60911712a90c7586
7. LaserMonks: LaserMonks.com is a for-profit subsidiary of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Spring Bank, an eight-monk monastery in the hills of Monroe County, 90 miles northwest of Madison. Yeah, real monks refilling your cartridges. Hallelujah! Their 2005 sales were $2.5 million!
8. FitDeck: Create a deck of cards featuring exercise routines, and sell it online for $18.95. Sounds like a disastrous idea to me. But former Navy SEAL and fitness instructor Phil Black reported 2005 sales of $4.7 million. Surely beats what the military pays.
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HaloCreatives.com is a “go to” Website Development Team for You and Your Business.
by Andrew R. Spriegel, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Attorney at Moxon & Spriegel, LLC at www.mspatentlaw.com.
Think about the value of a GREAT website, it is the “salesman/saleswomen” for your business 24/7, it represents YOU, it never has a bad day, no medical coverage necessary, it gives a consistent message, no travel expenses as it travels all over the world, it cannot get sick, it becomes more and more valuable over time, it never talks back, it keeps track of who and how often people visit your site… How much would you have to pay a sales team to provide a small portion of the services that you get from a website? Yet so many businesses have an under achieving sales team and yet either no website or worse, a badly designed website.
Think about the disadvantages of no website or a BAD website. Customers question whether you are even in business without a site, they wonder about the quality of your work, it can hurt you 24/7 if it is done poorly… Mary & Ritch Lawlor at Halo Creatives (www.halocreatives.com) are on a mission and their mission is to help you build your business and drive sales. They recently created a website for Tim Taylor (an inventor) and me at www.kaaajing.com. The site is awesome and it has the edginess that we were looking for and they complete the site on time and a very affordable price.
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Here are examples of relatively simple inventions that made and continue to make millions of dollars in sales. As you review these ideas ask yourself various questions:
- What need did the invention meet or problem did it solve?
- How difficult would the product be to prototype?
- How was the product marketed?
- What type of job did the inventor have before they came up with their invention?
- Do you like the product website?
- Would you or have you purchased the product?
- Does the products price seem reasonable?
- Would you pay that amount of money for the product?
- You can almost always research the invention described and find out how the inventor conceived the idea, developed the prototype and marketed the product.
- The one recurring theme that I find is there is no get rich quick or get rich easy invention and the real work is often in marketing the product.
Simple Invention #55 that made loads: http://bit.ly/GXmH9
Simple Invention #54: “Pump it” up pumps out $70 million: http://www.pumpitupparty.com
Simple Invention #53: Creates a ton of dough (millions): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play-Doh
Shameless self promotion: InventionRocks Linkedin Profile: http://bit.ly/u5ncI
Simple Invention #52: makes buku bucks: Excused Absence Network…purchase of fake doctors notes: http://myexcusedabsence.com (I do not promote this invention…your reputation is everything in the business world!)
Simple Invention #51: The dog tug shock absorber: http://tinyurl.com/bkkxmr Protects you from Jerks!
Simple Invention #50: Meatball Magic – http://www.bestofasseenontv.com/meatbalmagic/meatballmagic1.html
Simple Invention #49: Cleavage Coolers, http://bit.ly/16KHuT (Very COOL!)
Random Insert: Fourteen Essential Questions to Ask People About your New Invention Idea: http://tinyurl.com/nuutf3 (Don’t kid yourself everyone likes their own ideas)
Simple Invention #48: Goggles for your dog: http://www.doggles.com : millionaires with shops all over the world! If I had a dog…yes!
Random Thought: Hundreds of thousands of inventors have the talent and ability for creating products. However, only a small percentage are able to profit from its success!
Simple Inventions #27-47: 20 KID INVENTORS AND THEIR INVENTIONS: 5 years and above: http://tinyurl.com/lk2zcp
Simple Invention #26: Decorate your Crocs with jibbitz: http://www.crocs.com/products/jibbitz
It can be done: An innovation revival at Xerox has lifted profits to $1.2 billion: http://tinyurl.com/m8mkn3
Simple Invention #25 “Make a Fortune!” – Purcell Sisters, great idea you can do: http://www.purcellsisters.com/newsletters/make-fortune
Simple Invention/Business #24 Selling USED wedding dresses: http://bit.ly/EgMOw
Simple Invention/Business #23 Selling used wedding rings at http://www.idonowidont.com where jilted lovers could sell their engagement rings.
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My message: do not be discouraged if your invention takes off slower than you anticipate, you are in good company!
If you are an inventor of a great/useful product do not be discouraged by the slow adoption of your invention. Here are just a few examples of the hundreds if not thousands of examples:
Barrels: – Developed in Rome for carrying water, most of the Empire chose to use a more fragile type of transport known as amphora, a type of ceramic vase with two handles and a long neck narrower than the body. It took a long time for barrels to catch on as being better to transport liquid.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphora; http://www.factsmonk.com/Roman_Inventions
Photocopier and the fax machine: They were both so revolutionary that they had a very slow market acceptance.
Toilet: This device was the first known as a water closet and used running water. Unfortunately, Harrington made the mistake of writing a book about his invention. People were disgusted by the book and insulted by the invention. Harrington’s water closet was mocked and the majority of the public ignored his invention (Colman 1994).
Information Technology: Time it took for various media to reach an audience of 50 million people. This data is a little misleading based upon populations and information availability.
Radio: 38 years
TV: 13 years
Internet: 4 years
iPod: 3 years
Facebook: 2 years
There are many more examples of inventions that have caught on slowly: production/assembly robots and the automobile.
My message: do not be discouraged if your invention takes off slower than you anticipate, you are in good company!