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Welcome to our community for idea people. People come here to learn, have fun, help others, challenge themselves and – most importantly – get help breathing life into their ideas.

Whether you’re an experienced product development veteran who has successfully taken many products to market or you just have a lot of great ideas that you think would make the world a better place, there’s something for you at Edison Nation.

A quick list of a few of my favorite features:

Our Live Product Searches give you the fastest (and most cost-effective) opportunity to put your ideas on store shelves. Our opportunities page @ http://www.edisonnation.com/opportunities has all of the details as well as a list of current searches.

Check out our Videos section @ http://www.edisonnation.com/videos. There’s a lot of free content – the Around the Office videos are great!

I love the forums and prefer the all topics view @ http://www.edisonnation.com/topics to catch up with everything at a glance.

Once you have added a few members as friends, your dashboard @ http://www.edisonnation.com/account/home will automatically display their updates, helping you stay on top of it all.

Welcome to the site! Feel free to ask any general questions or just introduce yourself to our community by clicking the “post to reply” button below.

Geraldine Duchatelier
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Hi, my name is Becky and I am a “refresh” addict.

Thanks for the website and forums, Matt. We love Edison Nation and Everyday Edisons.

We first joined for Kurt to submit his inventions, but soon I became addicted to reading the search criteria and submitting an idea, or two, or three. We both enjoy the creativity and fun of watching the dashboards.

Welcome to all the newbies. You’re gonna love it here!

Becky :)

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Me Too, We will be here until we die. hahahahaha

Welcome Everyone, Toni :))

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rjlinnovations's AvatarRest In Peace

Luis…We’d like to see you at our inventor’s group which is only a few miles from you in Roselle Park.

You absolutely will find some answers there. You could also put on a little presentation about your product.

Here is the website for the group: www.nsinventors.com Let me know if you are interested. I’ll make sure I make the meeting. I don’t always go anymore.

Ron Komorowski
Inventor of Handi-Straps
www.handi-straps.com

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Glad to be here. Guess I’m a newbie as well. Finally pulled the trigger and submitted an idea. Hopefully, it will be the first in a series to follow.
Has anyone designed a full-property umbrella to avoid this Boston snow? Ha ha!

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Thanks Mark. I’m looking forward toward participating. The folks in the forums seem great!
Dan

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toni's Avatarg8_badge

Welcome Dan,wow a full-property umbrella,you gave
my invention away. Just kidding. You will enjoy
this site. It’s the best.

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Hi everyone, my name is Fred. I think of myself as an inventor, over the years I have come up with a lot of ideas for products and then see my very idea come out onto the market down the road. Anyway I’m finding a lot of good info on the site. I currently am doing patent searches on a couple of different ideas and when I’m done with that I will be looking to the rest of you for guidance on what the next best step will be for me to take. Glad to meet all of you.

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Welcome Fred, you came to the right forum.
Many here willing to help. Good luck with your
searching. Try Google Patent Search too.

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Welcome everyone…I’m LisaLisa and I’m very shy…lol lol but I try to visit and talk to everyone. I must say I truly enjoy being among so many talented men and women and I must also say thanks to everyone who has extended a helping hand to me. EN is a great place to be!
P.S. I’m also the graphic lady who loves to add graphics to every post…lol see below:))))
Best Of Luck To Us All!!!


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Hey mark i see you everywhere your a big help and i like that business photo im not? I had a question i would like to ask if anyone has any information on any inventor group in honolulu hawaii i would really appreciate it. ALOHA AND MAHALOS EVERYONE GET LICENSED!

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Aloha Sam,
Give these guys a try:

Hawaii-International Inventors Association, Inc.

Richard Sakoda
945 Makaiwa Street
Honolulu, HI 96816
Tel: (808) 523-5555
Fax: (808) 538-3168
sakodaesq@aol.com

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Welcome Luis, Fred, Daniel, and any others I missed! Believe me, there is no better resource on the web. Good luck to you all!

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Hi Guys I’m Dave.
I have been in the construction trades for 35 yrs. I rec’d my first patent in 2006 for a tool I invented. I brought it to last yr’s casting call in Providence. That’s when I joined EN. I’ve hit “Top 5” once for WPH and submitted a few other ideas also. I am slowly getting involved in forums and enjoy the family relationships that are forming and all the encouragement you offer.Thanks!
Also thanks to Matt and EN for giving us a family to belong to…

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David, I make a great Lasagna. Stop by anytime.lol

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Welcome David,
We are happy to see you! Make yourself at home we have some wonderful people here at EN that are willing to help in anyway they can.


P.S. Toni will you send me some Lasagna…lol lol

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ALL NEWBIES WELCOME!!!!!

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Thanks Toni and Lisa! What are your stories for those of us who do’t know you yet? I love lasagna by the way.

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Hello everyone…I am a newbie(Kinda)..I just want to say that I have a great deal of respect for everyone that is on this site. The information available on this site is flat out awesome! As for me…I live in Las Vegas and I am a Flair Bartender at the best entertainment bar in the world. I have 1 issued patent in the automotive industry…O.E.M. device…yeah I know…such an easy industry to break into…lol…anyway, I have a beautiful wife/best friend of 5 years and 3 gorgeous little girls ages 4,2, and 4 months…what were we thinkin huh..they are all my EUREKA moments! I will surely be needing help from you all, and I cannot wait until I can be of assistance to some of you. I have quite a fabricating background if needed by anyone. I love the LPS formats, and I am patiently waiting for the right ones for all my ideas…as I’m sure most everyone else is as well. Good luck to everyone and hopefully we will meet each other down the road…ideally in line at the bank!!

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Hi Kevin,
Welcome to the family!

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I am new at this and would just like to ask a few questions. I have a very simple idea that I would like to submit, but it is not an idea for the kitchen, and it doesn’t seem like its good enough for the other company Hammer or something like that. It would fit more in the educational department to help others learn. Should I submit it here and hope someone picks it up or what? Would I be able to pay for a gold membership in advance say like six months or so?

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Thanks Matt i will call Richard asap good luck to all EN team keep up the good work and follow your dreams aloha kakou.

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Hi Cheryl and welcome! Someone tried to pay in advance a while back and found that it wasn’t possible, though they may have changed.
My advice would be to look at the form for the current searches: each one is different but they are similar. Use the format to develop your submission and then either submit it to the Hammacher or keep it on hold for another search that is a better fit. If you submit it to HS and it’s not picked, you can keep it and submit it to any following searches without having to pay the $25 fee again. You would have to pay the monthly Gold membership fee to do that. Hope this helps.

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Hi everyone! I joined EN last month so you can say I am practically a newbie. I discovered EN while searching for my favorite magazine, Inventor’s Digest because they have stopped appearing on the newstand where I usually buy it from. Discovering EN was a Eureka moment by itself for me. I work in Finance (accounting) for an oil & gas company, so inventing is my greatest escape to the monotonous nature of my job.

It’s wonderful to be in the company of the most creative minds that the inventing industry has to offer.

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I joined Edison Nation last month, I must say I’m enjoying this Forum immensely!!! I’m a Nurse, Musician, Writer and am driven by the power of Invention. I’ve been designing things all of my life but never put any of it out there until of late. I seen a lot of that which I designed taken by someone else re-engineered and taken to market, but that’s the name of the game, who can build the better mousetrap. I really got started with this in 2004 when i decided i wanted to break into the sports Industry, (thus the name SPORTZIAM). My ideas got off to a great start but were bought to a screeching halt when my Son had a set of Identical twins, one died shortly after birth and the second died two years later. In the interim my focus was on helping my family heel from our tragic loss and helping take car of Quinnn because he required round the clock care, was born completely disabled an on a feeding tube. We shared 2 years with Quinn and tried to give him as much Love and comfort as we could. In 2006 He passed in his sleep. We’re still in the heeling process but have put our lives back together and are evolving stronger and more determined than ever to try and help others who experience The Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. So at some point if I get any of my products to market so the money would be donated to that very cause for research. My grandson’s have passed by my dream lives on. I am the very proud parent of 7 wonderful children all of which are grown except one who is 16 and lives at home with me, an inspiring engineer or a move over Tom Brady football hopeful. The eldest of my sons, is a Senior Software Engineer for NASA, one is a Lawyer, two are Chefs, one is a Physical Therapist and one is work towards a PHD in political Science, It’s been an interesting journey to say the very least. Hope this gives you some in sight as to what I am about. Have a great day.

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April, I am so sorry for your loss. You certainly
have your family behind you to keep you going.
I am sure your grandsons are looking down at
grandma and saying “Go Gettem Grammy”. If I can
help you with any questions you may have, feel
free to ask and if not maybe I can tell you who
to ask. Good Luck April

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Wow!! April I too am sorry for your loss but I’m so happy that God has given you such a wonderful family. The support of family is so important and can help to heal the wounds.As a retired Hospice Nurse I do understand your loss…you must be so proud of your children and like Toni stated your grandsons are saying GO Gettem!!!
What a wonderful journey you are on and I wish you the Best!!

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Hi April, Hi Tania, Hi Jansen! Glad to meet you!
Blessings!

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Hello to everyone!!!!

Yes, jump in.

I’ve learn ALOT here! Also met some great people!

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Hello to you all and thank you for the warm welcome and kind assistance since I very recently joined less than one month ago.

I am an architect, designer, art director, project manager and fabrication engineer (For lack of a better term, if there is such a thing!).

Most of my work over the past 20+ years has involved themed architecture and design. Including theme park rides, shows and attractions, restaurants and some retail. I learned my trade mostly on the job, working with many talented individuals and groups of people who have been kind enough to mentor me and vice versa.

Currently I am employed with a company that engineers and builds custom decorative light fixtures, such as chandeliers, wall sconces, pendants and some other related specialty items as different projects dictate. 95% of our work is installed in just about any of the Casinos in Las Vegas and elsewhere throughout the USA and even in several overseas projects.

Before that I was the project designer for a major architectural firm in Las Vegas.

I have a knack for being able to conceptualize, sketch, render, detail and direct just about anything someone can describe and make it look nice. At least, I’ve been told…..

It seems that I am in very good company here and I really am looking forward to mixin’ it up with all these creative people!

Woo-hoo!

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Welcome, Charles. Good luck with your HS!

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toni's Avatarg8_badge

Matt, please fix my picture and I want to keep my Gold Status, I reregistered to sign on by mistake. Help!!!

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Toni, I just posted a reply in the other thread that you posted in: http://www.edisonnation.com/forums/live-product-search/topics/bed-bath-and-beyond-lps

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HEy Matt, did I missed something, i went to open en on my favorites and it gave me a page error, were there some formatting changes?

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Hello all,

My name is Josh and im super stoked to see a great sites for pospective inventors. Hats off to the founders of this great resource for inventors,with all the schemes out their from companies that have no interest whatsoever of helping people get their idea’s to market,it’s refreshing to see that their are those that have an interest in everyday people that have good ideas and inventive minds that need a little help mapping there way through the process!

I placed my first idea for LPS a couple of weeks ago,and im tickled with the fact that there are pros that are gonna look the idea over and give me thumbs up or down on something my little (pea brain) came up with……lol!

I do believe their are alot of inventors out there but its hard to bring us all together at once,but ENandEE have came up with a unique way of making this possiable.I guess i would call myself a more (OUT OF THE BOX) thinker than inventor,hince my EN tagname IDEAMonster. Thats what my ideas become for me, a monster like the one you told your parents about that was in your closet when you where a little kid. But they never believed you…..lol!

I’m just just a regular JOE with no formal education beyond HS but i’ve always been a creative type of person and look at how things can be eaiser needed or better in a logical kind of way, cause that’s really the only way i know.I dont know if that’s good bad or indifferent,but it’s how i create.I have never took anything apart and put it back together never had any of my idea’s made into prototypes or any of the such,but i’m very interisted in finding and learning about the (HOW TO) of it all. I hope that i can be of assistance to this group in some sort of way,not really sure how i can do that with all the talented inventors that frequent here? My experience is simple real world kinda stuff,i ran a family business and have been in sales in some fashion all my life.I’m pretty good at marketing,sales and promotion.I will no doubt be buggin some of you for ideas and info regarding my inventions,and i’m more than happy to help when and where i can!

Thanks for reading my intro,all the best

Josh

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Welcome, Josh! Good luck in your first LPS.

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Welcome Josh!

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Devin,
The page you had bookmarked has probably disappeared. We re-engineered the entire site in anticipation of a lot of traffic coming from the Bed Bath & Beyond search. It’s now faster by a magnitude of 100x-1000x, depending on the page in question. We need to work on a custom error page for any of the old pages that have changed names. Thanks for reminding me :-)

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If you have any problems, please submit your question to: http://support.edisonnation.com/

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No problem matt, thats what i’m here for lol.

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Thanks Sally,Mark and Mike G happy to be a part of the EN family. Congratulations Mike G on your LPS accomplishment,not really sure which one it was for,but congrats none the less!!

So i guess ill ask my first question to you guys.As you can tell i’ve been lurking a little on the forums,and have noticed that there are terms used like “G” this and that,and a few others?? Will someone please fill me in on what those letters mean?

I know it’s a newbie question,but i see it a lot in the LPS threads,and it would be nice to know what they mean…

Once again thanks for the welcome,and i look forward to helping and learning as much as possible!

Josh

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OOOOOh that helps tremendously,thanks Tania:) I was beginning to think that i maybe needed to study up on Star Track language or something……lol!

I feel much better,thx.Yes it is a great community and im happy to be a part of it!

Nice to meet you Tania,thanks again!

Josh

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Welcome to our world Josh, you will love it here at EN. :)

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Thank You Queen Toni,i finally met the queen:) You are very active here on EN Toni i can only hope to keep up!

Glad to be part of the EN world,look forward to learning and helping all i can.

Josh

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Don’t worry Josh, we will keep you actively involved :)

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Welcome Josh, this is a very informative group always ready to offer expert advice, so jump right in!!!

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Hey Matt, can you fix the pictures?

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Thanks a ton April:) Still trying to figure out were to jump in that’s going to have the softest landing….lol

Toni,i hope that you all do, i kinda have a MO of falling away from groups. But i don’t see that happening in this situation,to interesting and like minded people here to just forget about!

Once again TY for all the warm welcomes:)

Josh

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rjlinnovations's AvatarRest In Peace

You got it Mark…this place is like that song Hotel California…once you come in you can never leave….I make sure of that… B-E-W-A-R-E

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Hi April,
A few profile images were not carried over in the transition to our new site Sunday night. It sounds like yours was one of them (so was mine). It seems that it’s the profile images that were most recently modified. We’re sorry for the hassle. All of your photo gallery images should have been transferred just fine. In order to update your profile photo (and take our new photo cropper out for a spin), click on your name to go to your profile and then click “Edit My Profile.”

Thank you and we’re sorry for the hassle!

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Hi Matt, I can now post, but it seems I have to sign out and sign back in. I did have to redo my avatar, the profile photo was easy. The site looks Great! I know you all did this before, and yea, I did get a kick out of everyone panicing, than- I couldn’t post, so that is what I get! hehehee. I still wish you had a spell button! I am not new, I was waiting on a spell button————-just kidding Matt, I know you all had to work hard to make your site look this good!————Everyone is great and so much fun!

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