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Wheeled Child Safety Seat (M):

This invention is a portable and multi-use car seat. Inventor is an undergraduate biomedical and economics student. Provisional application was filed on 4/4/2018.

Heart Assistance Device (M):

This invention is an implantable device which aids in the proper functioning of a heart with an adverse medical condition. The inventor is a retired researcher.

HVAC Air Manipulation Device (M):

This invention is a device which re-directs and balances the air flow in HVAC systems. Inventor is a HVAC technician who has experienced a substantial improvement in the effectiveness of HVAC systems when employing this invention.

Orbital Engine (M):

This invention is an improved mechanical engine device. The inventor is a retired engineer.

Car-Top Mount with Density with Population Density Estimation (E):

This invention integrates with a global positioning service to estimate the density of a population in the vehicle’s vicinity. Non-provisional application filed by volunteer attorney on 2/28/2017 (Appl. No.: 15/445,045). Currently in prosecution stage.

One-Hand Automatic Closing Mailbox (M):

This invention is an improved model of a mailbox which can be operated with the use of one hand and is automatic.

Woodworking Tool (M):

This invention is a woodworking tool which is used to produce record adapters and is an improvement on existing products in terms of time, safety and precision. Inventor has a functional prototype. Inventor is a skilled and avid woodworker.

Autonomous Lawn Mower (M):

This invention is a lawnmower that uses software to be fully automated.

Velcro Hair Cleaner (CP):

This invention is a device aids in the removal of hair.

Reading Aide Monitor (CP):

This invention is a wearable device which aides and tracks reading performance for children.

Lawn Wand (CP):

This invention is used to signal the location of a house.

Scented Umbrella (CP):

This invention is used to dispense a scent or odor on an umbrella.

Life Jacket Device (CP):

This invention prevents irritation and lacerations from life jacket components such as straps.

Hair Wrap (CP):

This invention is an improvement on current overnight hair wrapping products.

Locking Pocket Carrying Good and Method of Use (CP):

This invention is a pocket that is both odor-proof and detachable. Non-provisional filed 4/13/2018 (Appl. No.: 15/952,883).

Hand Warming Device (CP):

This invention is used to keep hand warms. 

Personal Vaporizer Holster (CP):

A detachable pivoting holster for personal vaporizers.

Dental Hygiene Kit (CP):

A compact travel kit for oral hygiene products.

Baseboard Cleaner (CP):

This invention is used to improve the cleaning method of baseboards.

Vertical Farming System (CP):

This invention allows for the maximum density of growing space for plants.

Football Training Apparatus (CP):

This invention is a mechanical device that assists with the training of football athletes.