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Concealable Cargo Rack (M):

Concealable device used to transport cargo. Notice of Allowance for issuance of patent for this invention was filed 10/11/2018. Inventor needs assistance filing continuation before issuance date of patent in early January.

Reading Aide Monitor (E):

Wearable device which aides and tracks reading performance for children.

Automatic Mailbox (M):

This invention provides an improvement on conventional mailboxes.

Wheeled Child Safety Seat (M):

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

Pipe Adapter (M):

This invention is a mechanically actuated steel grade pipe adapter that can be used to join and lock two different sized pipes. Works best in high-pressure applications. Scalable.

Woodworking Tool (M):

Inventor is a skilled and avid woodworker. 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.

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.

Tabletop Game (CP):

Tabletop role playing game with components including combat, choosing player characteristics and deploying spells. Inventor is a teacher with an educational background in graphic design.

Dental Hygiene Kit (CP):

This invention is a compact travel kit for oral hygiene products.

Hair Extension Mechanism (CP):

This invention is an improvement on existing hair extensions as it allows for a more convenient and healthier way of affixing a synthetic or natural hair extension to a person’s scalp.

Life Jacket Device (CP):

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

Camera LCD Screen Shade (CP):

Mechanism which eliminates glare on camera's LCD screen. Inventor is retired anatomy professor and ex-photographer.

Hair Wrap (CP):

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

Online Auction System (S):

System for auctioning items online.