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soft innovations 9-12 - Sheet Clips Nicole Girsch Team #2:...

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Unformatted text preview: Sheet Clips Nicole Girsch Team #2: Designalicious Type/ Main Purpose This innovation is a product The main purpose is to secure the sheets at the foot of the bed preventing them from moving out of place while you sleep. Main Drivers/Potential Customers I developed this innovation because the sheets on my bed always get messed up after I sleep, making it much more difficult to make my bed every morning, and sheet clips would secure the sheets at the foot of the bed The potential customers are anyone who is bothered by their sheets not staying in place throughout the night Visual Depiction Attached to underside of bed and clipped onto end of sheets Narrative Description This innovation works by simply attaching to the foot of the bed under the mattress and clipping onto the bottom of the top sheet, disabling the sheets to get pulled out of place due to frequent tossing and turning during sleep. Prior Works Collection Google Patent Search: http://www.google.com/patents?id=XiMqAAAAEBAJ& (clamp for fitted sheet, mine is for top sheet) USPTO: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u= %2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch bool.html&r=6&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s 1=%22bed+sheets %22&s2=clips&OS="bed+sheets"+AND+clips&R S="bed+sheets"+AND+clips Flexible Phone Nicole Girsch Team #2: Designalicious Type/ Main Purpose This innovation is a product The main purpose of this innovation is to eliminate the possibility of breaking your cell phone by dropping it or breaking them it to some external stress or force. Main Drivers/Potential Customers The reason why I came up with this innovation is because, if you are like me, you have experienced breaking your phone by accidentally dropping or banging it against a hard surface. Cell phone users Visual Depiction Flexible Material Narrative Description This innovative cell phone will be made up of some flexible, soft material rather than hard plastics that allow it to bend and conform, but more importantly keep it from being damaged when dropped or banged against a hard surface. Prior Works Collection Google Patent Search: http://www.google.com/patents?id=yh8NAAAAEBAJ& (flexible holder, not actual cell phone material) USPTO: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u= %2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s 1=%22flexible+material%22&s2=%22cell+phone %22&OS="flexible+material"+AND+"cell+phone" &RS="flexible+material"+AND+"cell+phone" Cups with BuiltIn Coasters Nicole Girsch Team #2: Designalicious Type/ Main Purpose This innovation is a product. The main purpose is to simplify the idea of a coaster by simply attaching it to the bottom of cups. Main Drivers/Potential Customers With an attached coaster, you never have to worry about guests leaving their drink on a nice table without setting it on a coaster. Also, many people are simply to lazy to get up while relaxing on the coach to grab a coaster for their drink. Everyone Visual Depiction Cup Attached Coaster Narrative Description This innovation is simply a cup and a coaster combined. The coaster is permanently attached to the bottom of the cup. Prior Works Collection Google Patent Search: http://www.google.com/patents?id=klMEAAAAEBAJ& (combo beverage sleeve and coaster) USPTO: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u= %2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s 1=coasters&s2=cups&OS=coasters+AND+cups &RS=coasters+AND+cups Toothpaste Dispenser Nicole Girsch Team #2: Designalicious Type/ Main Purpose This innovation is a product The main purpose is to make it easier to get toothpaste out of its container. Main Drivers/Potential Customers When a toothpaste bottle gets near empty, it becomes difficult to get the toothpaste out, but this innovation has a mechanism for pushing the toothpaste to the end, and easily dispensing the toothpaste onto your toothbrush. Everyone Visual Depiction Looks like this but mounted on the wall. Narrative Description This product works by inserting an inverted tube of toothpaste into the mechanism. The turning knob enabled toothpaste to be squeezed out of bottom of tube ensuring usage of every last bit of toothpaste in the bottle. Prior Works Collection Google Patent Search: http://www.google.com/patents?id=eHg3AAAAEBAJ& http://www.google.com/patents?id=eHg3AAAAEBAJ (not mounted on wall and inverted like mine is) USPTO: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u= %2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch bool.html&r=3&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s 1=toothpaste&s2=dispenser&OS=toothpaste+A ND+dispenser&RS=toothpaste+AND+dispenser ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2008 for the course ENDS 101 taught by Professor Godkin during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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