Big firms secure most patents, but local inventors do, too

Inventions come from all sorts of people, places and circumstances, though it seems that most of the patentable ones these days arise from the research labs of big companies.
Yet some inventions still are born from one person’s eureka moment during an otherwise routine activity, such as during bath time for the children at home.
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Catching up with Shelfie

Joy Jones’ quest to make bath time safer and cleaner for her two daughters is coming along quite nicely.
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Bed & Bathtime Fun

Every parent wants to make sure their little one has a good night’s sleep. Establishing a good routine is always key, but sometimes mom and dad can use a little assistance. Here is a photo gallery with some great little helpers to make bath to bedtime as easy as counting sheep.
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Entrepreneurs Create Must-Have Products Inspired by Parenthood

Huggies MomInspired Welcomes Eight New Grant Recipients to its Community of Mom and Dad Entrepreneurs

According to Entrepreneur Magazine, entrepreneurial spirits are those who are motivated by challenges and feel the need to take action and fill needs.1 Today, Huggies MomInspired Grant Program is delighted to announce the 2014 class of eight grant recipients who embody just that. These parents have created must-have products and ideas inspired by parenthood and an unmet need. Designed by and for parents, this year’s handpicked products include everything from a folding stepstool for potty training success on the go to a multi-use connector that safely tethers anything you might need to a car seat, highchair, stroller, or shopping cart throughout your day with baby.

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Joy Jones Solves a Regular Bathtime Struggle With This Genius Invention

Prepare yourself.

You’re about to have a “Why didn’t I think of that!?” moment.

Think about all the times you’ve said, “Please stop splashing/dripping outside the tub,” as kids play with sopping wet toys on that irresistible, yet slim, tub ledge.

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16 finalists compete in chamber’s i.e.* startup competition

Sixteen companies will compete next month for the top prize in the Greater Richmond Chamber’s third annual i.e.* startup competition.

The finalists, named Friday, each will pitch their business to a panel of judges during a public event April 17 at Richmond CenterStage.

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Every time my children take a bath I end up putting a towel (or two) down to catch the water that is splashing onto the floor. The more they play - the more water pours over the sides of the bathtub. There is now a solution!

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Rubber Ducks