INVENTIONS & INVENTORS

Protect Ideas from Theft

By |October 25th, 2015|

PATENTS
A patent is an agreement between the inventor and the government. The inventor agrees to reveal information about the invention to the public and, in […]

Invention Ideas – Where Do They Come From?

By |October 25th, 2015|

The Natural Next Step
Often several people will invent the same thing at the same time. Why? Because something already exists that inspired the inventors. The […]

Invention Process

By |October 15th, 2015|

Often things that don’t work well motivate many people to invent. What if your pencil keeps slipping out of your hand? Could you invent a […]

Ruth Wakefield Invents the Chocolate Chip Cookie

By |September 25th, 2015|

Many accidental inventions have occurred in kitchens, including the invention of the tasty chocolate chip cookie.

Ruth Wakefield (1903-1977) and her husband owned the Toll House […]

Olivia Poole Invents the Jolly Jumper, 1910

By |September 25th, 2015|

Olivia Poole (1889-1975) proves the old adage that “necessity is the mother of invention.”

In the early 1950s, Olivia was a mother of seven young children, […]