Entrepreneur / Inventor Exchange


Entrepreneur / Inventor Exchange

A forum for engineers who aspire to become inventor-entrepreneurs to learn the pitfalls of the business and the most likely paths to success.

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Ross Engineering - A Florida Civil Engineering Consulting Firm

Started by Robert Ross, P.E. Mar 7, 2015. 0 Replies

Thank you for accepting me into your website and forum. I am one of the founders and owners of Ross Engineering, a Florida civil engineering consulting firm. We started in 2003 and have slowly grown…Continue

Tags: storming, green, building, brain, innovation

Electrical engineer specializes in sensors needed for a project

Started by hugh Jul 13, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello All,I'm looking for an electrical engineer who is well versed with sensors to help put together a system.  I'm offering monetary compensation as well as partnership.  I'd appreciate any…Continue

Patent Valuation Group

Started by Roderick Whitfield Nov 2, 2013. 0 Replies

There is a "Patent Valuation"  Group  on linkedin.com that has some great content discussions even course details on Intellectual Property.Continue

Virtual Prototyping versus Physical Prototyping

Started by Roderick Whitfield Feb 13, 2012. 0 Replies

Patrick Dickerson is the owner of the  Animated Pixel atThe Animated Pixel  who is a virtual prototyper  in which vurtual prototyping has…Continue

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Comment by Ross McNeilage on July 9, 2011 at 9:34pm

Hi Rod

How's the turbine coming along??

Any more pix?

Cheers from sunny Melbourne (haha it 6C here today about 40F and 30kt winds)

Comment by Roderick Whitfield on July 9, 2011 at 9:05pm

Inventors Clubs Of K.C. will be hosting the 6th Annual Inventors Contest Aug.2,2011 at   The Kauffman Foundation, Conference Center

                        4801  Rockhill Rd.

                         Kansas City, MO 64110

    www.InventorsClubKC.org    and contact@InventorsClubKC.org

Comment by Ross McNeilage on July 4, 2011 at 3:06pm

Here is an interesting article about inventors/ entrepreneurs. Perhaps we inventors should take note of some of the salient points


Comment by Michael Sandstrom on May 16, 2011 at 5:41pm

Patent applied for, April 13, 2011. Added different models and surround sound 7.1.



Comment by Pham Duc Mau on May 16, 2011 at 2:51pm

Engineer Inventors:


If you want to get a look at your potential enemies, look in a mirror!


It's not certain that inventions will boost an engineer employee career, but helping your employer design around somebody else's patent certainly does!


Recently I consulted for a company designing a 3-phase Switched Mode Voltage Regulator.


There is a need to sense the current in each phase. An existing product uses a single amplifier to sense the current of each of the 3 phase in sequence. The advantage of using a single amplifier is not only to lower cost and lower power consumption but also to avoid the difference in offset voltages if 3 separate amplifiers were used.


However, management insisted on developing a brand new circuit using 3 separate amplifiers just to avoid the patent.


When I objected to the longer design time and inferior performance, as well as added risk ( the patented single amplifier has been proven in silicon), management retorted


"Shall we deduct the royalty from your paychecks if we license that patent?"

Comment by Mobasher on May 16, 2011 at 12:36pm

The future of global green smart mass traist system



Comment by Roderick Whitfield on April 1, 2011 at 11:32pm

There is a new radio  program geared at helping Technology entrepreneurs, engineers/inventors

with there business, licensing and contracting for great interviews with guess

pertinent to this cause go to:



Comment by Roderick Whitfield on March 16, 2011 at 6:51pm

Well Bruce this does not surprise me  that about 7 percent of our Gross national

products are effected  by actually should be preventive maintenance(inspections), predictive maintenance(lubrication) which should be routine in any manufacturing

and assembly enterprise. This would surely have a profound effect on potential

profits and losses as well as  tool life(pneumatic, hydraulic, electric/mechanical) and replacement with increasing revenue losses to the enterprise.   

Comment by Bruce W Sunderland on March 16, 2011 at 5:29pm

new machine lubrication concept -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi It is worthy to note an MIT study calculated that six to seven percent of America’s Gross National Product is spent repairing wear damage caused by poor lubrication. Those numbers are from a dow corning advertisement. Crunching the numbers using 14 trillion x 7% = 980 billion. Figure about 5 million high school seniors per year in the country. If we do the math in round numbers that is about $200,000 per high school senior each year. If we could just save 50% thru better lubricators we would certainly be more competitive. I am in the process of developing a pneumatic frl type machine lubricator that makes it possible to detect, monitor and control each and every drop of oil dispensed into the airstream of a machine using compressed air. It is in the prototype stage and has been demonstrated to work as described. You can understand that it has the potential to impact all of industry since it is difficult to manufacture any product in quantity without using various machines that use compressed air. It should reduce downtime and increase thruput due to extended life of all pneumatic machine components including air solenoids, cylinders and air motors. There should be a residual savings of energy as well due to less air loss from reduction of seal wear and constant lubrication. Is this something that you would have applications for or do you know someone who has applications for it? 

 brucesu1@yahoo.com Bruce Sunderland

Comment by Roderick Whitfield on December 14, 2010 at 6:21pm

The USPTO will be extending Provisional Patents from 12 months to 24 months,

not they offer a great deal of protection, but however quickly gives you the right to

use "Patent Pending" for further details: Go to IPWatchdog.com Blog or dirctly

to the U.S. Patent&Trademark office,  http://www.uspto.gov



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