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Are you as fascinated with gadgets, gizmos and inventions as I am? You must have some interest or you wouldn’t have found this page.

My interest started in my mother’s kitchen. She was one that found and bought these contraptions, even if they weren’t used that much. This was in the pre-infomercial - but she still was able to find all kinds of them.

But these gadgets, gizmos and inventons got me into thinking about and loving the creativity that comes out of people’s minds - many minds looking to find a problem and solve it - even sometimes when the “problem” is ludicrous.

Are you curious how people come up with these ideas - and then how they are made? I think this process is intriguing. Some people can look at a problem - and a light bulb lights up over their head (like in the cartoons) - and there it is -a new thing like - ta-da - radio, or ... light bulbs, or something like the “Furby.” Amazing!

Although this site is meant to be for you, I should let you know me. I spent quite a few years as an IP attorney, helping inventors prepare their ideas to be patented. Working with inventors led to some great experiences. Inventors I met range from “regular Joes” to “Wacky.”

I dealt with a range of people from - career firemen (who invented a hose-winder) - to a fisherman who developed a combo backpack/fishing chair to make his life easier - to a guy who had hair like Einstein, only balder.

His hair stuck out in long strands every which way, like he had an experiment blow up in his face. He also had thick glasses and was non-verbal - the epitome of the absent-minded professor or mad scientist. His invention was about neutralizing nuclear waste by shooting it into space and using the Van Allen Zone. I wish I could tell you it worked, but unfortunately he died before we could completely prosecute his patent.

Let me clarify something. I am not, and have never been a Registered Patent Attorney. So what I say here is based on my experience working with inventors, but not formal training or certification. I helped inventors prepare their inventions for a patent attorney to write up (which is actually the fun part of the process). Getting the idea down on paper with drawings is a major step to getting a patent.

Of course, in today’s world, “invention” is only the start of things. You’ve heard the phrase, “Marketing is King?” Unfortunate but true. 99% of inventing something is trying to get your gadget, gizmo or invention to market. And one of the strongest marketing tools for gadgets and gizmos is the “infomercial.” We plan to get into the infomercial process and how you are sucked in to buy - but that’s another page.

WHAT ELSE IS COMING?

  • We have tips on inventing
  • The pitfalls in the invention process
  • How and where to find gadgets and gizmos
  • Reviews of gadgets and gizmos
  • Hot new gadgets and gizmos as we find them
  • What to look for in an infomercial
  • Reviews of infomercial gadgets and gizmos

Now, since this “our site (yours and mine),” we need to know what you are interested in. What is your passion? (that relates to gadgets-gizmos-inventions, that is. We don’t need to know about your, ahem, other passions).

Contact us through our CONTACT page.

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Please check out our other pages on specific topics. There is more info and some specific guidelines - along with some great and goofy gadgets and gizmos. And bookmark us please. More is coming soon.

CAVEAT(That's legal talk for WARNING - WATCH OUT!)

This site, like a lot of sites carries ads from Google. I have no control over the ads that are placed. That means there is the possibility that some of the ads are for invention companies that I have warned you about. Please click them if you're interested, for most of them should be fine and above board - but when you check them out - really check them out. (and let me know if you find a scam)

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Gadgets, Gizmos & Inventions Weblog
Information and tips on gadgets, gizmos & inventions, with sources, infomercials and what to watch for; and the patent process, patent information companies, and what scams are out there.
INVENTIONS - A PRODUCT OF CREATIVE IMAGINATION
History and definition of inventions
FIVE THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN DEVELOPING YOUR NEW INVENTION
FIVE THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN DEVELOPING YOUR NEW INVENTION
CHINDOGU (???): THE NOT SO ANCIENT JAPANESE ART
Explanation of the art of Chindogu
NEW INVENTION - NEW SCAM
Explanation of new Nigerian scam that targets new invention inventors
PATENT: SEVEN WAYS TO KEEP YOU FROM THE WOLVES
Patent: 7 way to protect yourself from invention companies
PATENT: WHAT CAN BE PATENTED?
Patent: areas that can be patented
PATENT: WHAT DO YOU MEAN UNIQUE?
Definition of new & unique under patent law
PATENT: WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT IS NOT
Explain difference between Patent, copyright & trademark
MOST AMAZING INVENTIONS OF 2005
list of some of the amazing inventions of 2005
PATENT AN IDEA: PROTECTION
Explanation of patent an idea protection through a Disclosure Document
INVENTION PATENT: WHO MAY APPLY
Information on who may apply for an invention patent
PATENT INFORMATION: SEARCH
Patent information on patent search
NEW INVENTION?: GET GOING!
Information on why you need to move on a new invention
PATENT FAQs
List of patent FAQs
PATENT: RESOURCES PAGE
Patent resource sites for information
PATENT: CHOOSE YOUR REGISTERED PATENT ATTORNEY WELL
Tips on choosing a registered patent attorney
Gadgets and Gizmos
What are Gadgets and Gizmos
INFOMERCIAL: AN AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE
History of the infomercial and American life
COOL NEW GADGET: STUPID IS THAT STUPID DOES
cool new gadget from stupid.com
COOL ELECTRONIC GADGET: THE BRIGHTBOX
All about the cool electronic gadget, the Brightbox
COOL ELECTRONICS
Talk about cool electronics and the convergence of TV and Internet
COOL ELECTRONICS: MORE ON CONVERGENCE
More talk about cool electronics and convergence of TV and Internet
HOT NEW GADGET FOR THE MILLENIUM
description of the hot new gadget M400 Skycar
COOL ELECTRONIC GADGET: THE ORB
Cool electronic gadget called the Ambient Orb
Gary Cogley: ABOUT ME
Bio of Gary Cogley
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy for site
TERMS & CONDITIONS
site terms and conditions
CONTACT US
Contact information for this site
Gadgets - Gizmos - Inventions Site Map
Site map for gadgets, gizmos, inventions
Site Info
Site information
BUY ELECTRONIC GADGET ONLINE - AT BIDCLEVER.COM
Site to buy electronic gadget online
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Description of the cool new gadget: Sensodome
YOU WANT THE COOLEST GADGET? - HAMMACHER-SCHLEMMER
Finding the coolest gadget at Hammachre-Schlemmer
CHEAP GADGET: TEACH YOUR KIDS SCIENCE
Review of the cheap gadget panopticon for bugs
COOLEST GADGET? THE DOG POWERED SCOOTER
Description of the coolest gadget - dog powered scooter
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Description of new invention with electromagnetic energy
(LO) TECH GADGET: WHAT IS IT?
Contest to describe tech gadget
GADGET: THANK YOU & SURVEY
Gadget thank you page and survey of users
GADGETS RESOURCES
Resource s to find and see gadgets and gizmos
FASCISM: IS IT FOR YOU?
Description of points leading to fascism and how close we are
INVENTION: THE WILD, THE STRANGE, THE WACKY
A selection of the strange, wild, and wacky in the invention world
INVENTION: THE CREATIVE AND COMIC INVENTORS
Discussion of the invention by creative and comic inventors
SPY GADGETS: FOR ONE AND ALL
Explanation of site to find spy gadgets
INVENTION START: WHERE IS THAT?
Invention start: how to get going
GADGET GIZMO: IT’S A GUY THING
Description of the gadget gizmo found on things you never knew existed.com
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN INVENTION: INVENTOR - AMONG OTHER THINGS
Description of Benjamin Franklin invention with examples of his inventions
INSPECTOR GADGET: THE GADGET MAN’S GADGET (MAN)
Description of Inspector Gadget and all his gadget parts
WIRELESS WEATHER STATION: A WEATHER GEEK’S GADGET
Discussion of the wireless weather station gadget
PATENT INFORMATION: PATENT ABSTRACTS - WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY?
Patent information on patent abstracts
ELECTRONIC GADGET: THE CAR CHIP - BANE OF TEENS
Explanation of the electronic gadget known as the CarChip
TECH GADGET: MASTER GADGET AND GIZMO PROBLEM SOLVER - MACGYVER
Discssion of teh use of tech gadget and inventon on the MacGyver TV show
(LO) TECH GADGET: WHAT IS IT? - ANSWER TO FIRST PUZZLE
Answer page to lo tech gadget what is it 1 answer page
INFOMERCIAL: 4 WAYS THEY GRAB MORE MONEY FROM YOU
Information on 4 grabbers that hook you on an infomercial
INVENTION PATENT: WHO WAS FIRST TO COME UP WITH THE AUTOMOBILE?
Story of first invention patent for an automobile
GADGET HOT TECH: A SPEEDOMETER FOR YOUR COMPUTER
Description of teh gadget hot tech speedometer for your computer internet connection
LEONARDO DA VINCI INVENTION: GENIUS AND MASTERY
Discussion of Leonardo Da Vinci invention
INVENT HELP: THE 99% PERSPIRATION PART
Invent help for building and marketing an invention
LICENSE: THE WAY TO GO? PERSPIRATION - PART TWO
Discussion of how to license a patent or invention
AFRICAN AMERICAN INVENTION: DISMISSED, UNRECOGNIZED AND SOMETIMES FORGOTTEN
A tribute to African American Invention
INVENTION NEED: OR FIND A NEED AND FILL IT
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NEW INVENTION TECHNOLOGY: THE WEIRD AND THE WONDERFUL
Some weird and wonderful new invention technology
INVENTORS AND THEIR INVENTION: DOER’S AND DREAMERS
Diatribe on lack of respect for inventors and their invention
NEW INVENTION: A STICKER?
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KITCHEN GADGET FOR THE GADGET KITCHEN
Relating a kitchen gadget or two for the gadget kitchen
COOL NEW GADGETS - FOR WINE CONNOISSEURS (WINOS)
Showing two cool new gadgets for wine drinkers
COOKING GADGET: EASE OF LIFE IN THE KITCHEN
Preview of the cooking gadget and what's new
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SPY GADGET: BRING ELECTRONIC TRUTH TO THE LYING GAME
Review of spy gadget lie detectors
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WACKY INVENTIONS: IT’S A GUY THING - CONTINUED
Review of book on wacky inventions
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Description of future invention of a car that runs on water and hydrogen
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Review of guides to home power, solar power, wind power, and alternative power
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describing Cool-N-Save, the latest invention for energy savings
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