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  Lemelson-MIT: Invention Dimension
Invention Dimension is a fun-filled and at times wacky approach to making learning about invention exciting for the kid in all of us.
Test your invention IQ with our interactive ãBrain Drainä game or take this monthâs invention Trivia Challenge.
Or visit our popular Links and Resources Archives for other online invention information and resources, including education; news; product protection and marketing; invention organizations; and sites for kids.
web.mit.edu /invent/invent-main.html   (210 words)

  INVENTION,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The process of invention is invariably preceded by one or more discoveries; a discovery may be accidental, such as a child’s discovery that fire burns, or induced, such as the discovery that helium is the lightest of the inert gases and, therefore, best suited for use in inflating airships.
The period of recorded history began with the invention of writing, and writing as a means of mass communication became important with the invention of movable type in the 15th century.
Invention proceeded steadily throughout the period of written history, but since the advent of printed books people all over the world have been able to obtain records of the discoveries of the past for use as a basis for further discoveries and inventions.
www.history.com /encyclopedia.do?articleId=212819   (1427 words)

 Invention Encyclopedia Article @ ColorfulImaginations.com (Colorful Imaginations)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
An invention may sometimes be based on earlier breakthroughs, collaborations or ideas, and the process of invention requires at least the awareness that an existing concept or method can be modified or transformed into a new invention.
The history of invention is full of such castles, as inventions are not necessarily invented in the order that is most useful; for example, the design of the parachute was worked out before the invention of powered flight.
Inventions are one of the chief examples of "positive externalities" (an economist's name for a beneficial side-effect that falls on those outside a transaction or activity).
www.colorfulimaginations.com /encyclopedia/Invention   (977 words)

 Califonia Laws Against Fraudulent Invention Marketing Companies -- NATIONAL INVENTOR FRAUD CENTER
No invention developer shall acquire any interest, partial or whole, in the title to the customer's invention, unless the invention developer contracts to manufacture the invention and acquires such interest for such purpose at or about the time the contract for manufacture is executed.
No contract for invention development services shall require or entail the execution of any note or series of notes by the customer which, when separately negotiated, will cut off as to third parties any right of action or defense which the customer may have against the invention developer.
The invention developer shall have 90 days after the end of each fiscal year within which to change the bond as may be necessary to conform to the requirements of this section.
www.inventorfraud.com /California.htm   (3732 words)

 invention - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Invention (device or process), creation of new devices, objects, ideas, or procedures useful in accomplishing human objectives.
Invention (music), musical term applied by German composer Johann Sebastian Bach to 15 two-part keyboard pieces that he composed in a freely...
Industrial Revolution, widespread replacement of manual labor by machines that began in Britain in the 18th century and is still continuing in some...
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=invention   (207 words)

 Great Inventions of the Next Fifty Years - MSN Encarta
Inventions for the 21st century: Lesson plan from Scholastic designed to help students imagine new inventions for the future.
The one invention in the Museum of Future Inventions that I know about is the Instant Sleep chamber, which gives you the benefits of a full night's sleep in seconds.
So, if an instant sleep chamber were invented, it might indeed take hold, even if no one wanted it, because even though necessity is the mother of invention, invention can also be, and very often is, the mother of necessity.
encarta.msn.com /column_GreatInventions/Great_Inventions_of_the_Next_Fifty_Years.html   (1570 words)

 Protecting Your Invention
Inventions and discoveries were addressed in the first of the series, "Handling Your Invention." An additional brochure is forthcoming entitled: Marketing Your Invention" and is written in a question/answer format so you can quickly select information of particular interest to you.
The invention must not be obvious to anyone knowledgeable in the area at the time the invention was made.
The disclosure of an invention to the public more than one year before application for patent is made will be considered a bar to the issuing of a patent.
www.msu.edu /unit/oip/protecting.html   (3268 words)

 Quoteland :: Search
The basis of growth of modern invention is science, and science is almost wholly the outgrowth of pleasurable intellectual curiosity.
The inventions in mechanic arts, the discoveries in natural philosophy, navigation and commerce, and the advancement of civilization and humanity, have occasioned changes in the condition of the world and the human character which would have astonished the most refined nations of antiquity.
Although human subtlety makes a variety of inventions by different means to the same end, it will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple, or more direct than does nature, because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
www.quoteland.com /search.asp?query=invention   (397 words)

 Invention City - Protecting Your Invention
Anyone else is free to use your invention in any country in which you do not have a patent and sell your invention in any other country in which you do not have a patent.
Little or no work on your invention for long periods of time could lead the PTO to think that you have abandoned or are not serious enough about developing your invention.
If your invention is "publicly disclosed", it is in the "public domain", as mentioned earlier, and anyone can make, use or sell your invention and you have no rights in your invention.
inventioncity.com /protecting_invention.html   (2955 words)

 McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Necessity Is the Mother of Invention
Invention was planted in Necessity's belly by Inspiration, one of a significant number of wandering men who, years ago, came through the town on the trains.
Eight months later, Invention was born with a caul covering the two tiny wings on the back of her neck.
His opinions of Invention got the better of him once and he came at her with a pair of rusty scissors, threatening to cut off her wings.
www.mcsweeneys.net /2002/05/08necessity.html   (3381 words)

 About the Invention Process
In some cases it is necessary to for an inventor to be able to prove they were working on their invention in a diligent fashion.
The invention notebook should be like a diary of what you did and tried and when and how it went and what you are thinking about doing and trying and why.
In an invention notebook one expects to see wear and tear, the use of different pens and pencils, detailed notes, etc. If you have something that is legitimate it should be fairly obvious, particularly if people can testify that you write everything down in your invention notebook.
www.ipwatchdog.com /invention_process.html   (2344 words)

 New Invention
Figure 6 is a sectional side view of the present invention showing one possible frame construction for the present invention having an extendable retractable footrest and an optional backrest for the lower seat.
Figure 10 is a sectional side view of the present invention showing one possible frame construction for the present invention having an extendable retractable footrest, selectively adjustable backrest and an optional backrest for the lower seat.
Figure 12 is a cut away view of the present invention showing the internal components of the reclining components of the reclining backrest in the upright position.
www.invention.net /murkey.htm   (653 words)

 The Truth About Invention Submission Companies
The total number of inventions evaluated by the invention promoter for commercial potential in the past 5 years, as well as the number of those inventions that received positive evaluations, and the number of those inventions that received negative evaluations.
The total number of customers who have contracted with the invention promoter in the past 5 years, not including customers who have purchased trade show services, research, advertising, or other nonmarketing services from the invention promoter, or who have defaulted in their payment to the invention promoter.
Invention scams offer money back guarantees, no initial money down and then when money is discussed they only charge approximately $800 (or less) to start, with little or no discussion about likely additional fees.
www.ipwatchdog.com /invent_idea_cos.html   (1775 words)

 Lesson 3 for "Form & Analysis"
Although "invention" had been applied to short imitative works before him, the genre is strongly associated with Johann Sebastian Bach.
While Bach's Inventions are usually scrutinized for the presence of motives, countermotives, expositions, developments, sequences (FORMAL things in a FORMAL order), I wish to focus upon PROCEDURES he used to reposition such objects or re articulate them as new objects.
It is in these procedures we feel Bach's "heartbeat" when it comes to his second purpose for writing inventions: so that the student may learn "not only to compose good inventions, but to develop them well...and to acquire a taste for the elements of composition." Next...
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~tas3/mus303/week3.html   (890 words)

 Rhetorical Invention Homepage
We can align "rhetorical invention" closely with "invention" in the generic sense -- the creation of what is new in any discipline or endeavour.
This list of classes provides WWW links to college undergraduate- and graduate-level classes and seminars which are engaged in the study of Rhetorical Invention.
The goal of the project is to facilitate a better understanding of the processes involved in invention and design through extended case-studies.
www.rpi.edu /dept/llc/invention   (390 words)

 Legal Definition of 'Invention'
An invention is also a new, useful, and nonobvious improvement of a process, machine, or product.
Inventions that involve processes, machines, manufactures, and compositions of matter, and any improvement thereof, can be patented.
The invention must be new, useful, and, even though new, it must have been nonobvious at the time it was invented.
www.lectlaw.com /def/i068.htm   (128 words)

 New Invention
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the interior mechanism of the present invention.
Shown is a motor having a worm gear engaging a sprocket gear that turns a first shaft, which then turns a pair of pulleys with transmission belts extending to another pair of pulleys.
The elevated heel stop and the suspension members are permanently affixed to the platform and are supported by a rod that is freely rotatable by use of bearings.
www.invention.net /harmon.htm   (534 words)

 Inventors and Inventions
Invention is the creation of something that has never existed before.
A WebQuest on Inventions by Harriet Pahn http://www.memphis-schools.k12.tn.us/admin/tlapages/eureka.htm
This tour is designed for teachers to use as a resource and guide when planning a unit on inventions cumulating with an 'Invention Convention', where students display and explain their invention to their peers, teachers and parents.
www.42explore2.com /invent.htm   (868 words)

Invention is tied to the rhetorical appeal of logos, being oriented to what an author would say rather than how this might be said.
Invention describes the argumentative, persusive core of rhetoric.
Aristotle, in fact, defines rhetoric primarily as invention, "discovering the best available means of persuasion." An important procedure that formed part of this finding process was stasis.
humanities.byu.edu /rhetoric/Canons/Invention.htm   (229 words)

 Lemelson Center: Explore invention at the Lemelson Center
Lemelson Center: Explore invention at the Lemelson Center
Sitting at a counter with his young daughter, Joseph Friedman watched her struggle to drink her milkshake through a straight paper straw.
The Lemelson Center is dedicated to exploring invention in
invention.smithsonian.org /home   (104 words)

 Invention submission invention marketing scams
Also, some invention promotion firms may claim to know or have special access to manufacturers who are likely to be interested in licensing your invention.
Be careful of an invention promotion firm that offers to review or evaluate your invention but refuses to disclose details concerning its criteria, system of review, and qualifications of company evaluators.
According to experts used in FTC cases, an invention promotion firm that does not reject most of the inventions it reviews may be unduly optimistic, if not dishonest, in its evaluations.
www.inventnet.com /scam.html   (1574 words)

 Invention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further development.
Nothing is more important than to see the sources of invention which are, in my opinion more interesting than the inventions themselves.
The patent system changed this; secured to the inventor, for a limited time, the exclusive use of his invention and thereby added the fuel of interest to the fire of genius, in the discovery and production of new and useful things.
www.chemistrycoach.com /invention.htm   (1934 words)

 Invention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
But invention may be emerging as a major concern of rhetoric and composition.
He goes on to explain that “contact with others is not the only means writers use to create disorder and to find content," and he suggests contact with other written texts, explaining that “One’s purpose for writing may often dictate the type of disorder one searches for or is willing to create for oneself” (36).
As sites for invention, listservs, blogs and wikis provide opportunities for writing students to bring writing experiences foregrounded in a number of other activities of invention; students have experiences with other texts structured not only outside of, but also very much within, the electronic medium.
home.earthlink.net /~schuhbox2/id7.html   (471 words)

 Invention Promotion Firms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Some invention promotion firms may claim to know or have special access to manufacturers who are likely to be interested in licensing your invention.
After giving your invention a preliminary review, a firm might tell you it needs to do a market evaluation of your idea — for a fee that can be several hundred dollars.
Unscrupulous invention promotion firms tell all inventors that their ideas are among the relative few that have market potential.
www.ftc.gov /bcp/conline/pubs/services/invent.shtm   (1637 words)

 Patents Inventors Resources and Information
If you decide to use the services of an invention promoter/promotion firm, keep in mind that the firm must disclose specific information to you regarding their past business practices.
Be aware that just because a license agreement was eventually secured for a given invention does not necessarily mean that it was a "direct result" of the promotion activities of the firm.
The complaint should fairly and impartially summarize the action or inaction of the invention promoter/promotion firm that is the basis of the complaint.
www.uspto.gov /web/offices/com/iip/complaints.htm   (1369 words)

 Invention in Rhetoric and Composition
Invention in Rhetoric and Composition examines issues that have surrounded historical and contemporary theories and pedagogies of rhetorical invention, citing a wide array of positions on these issues in both primary rhetorical texts and secondary interpretations.
After a discussion of treatments of invention from the Sophists to the nineteenth century, Invention in Rhetoric and Composition introduces a range of early twentieth-century multidisciplinary theories and calls for invention’s awakening in the field of English studies.
It then showcases inventional theories and pedagogies that have emerged in the field of Rhetoric and Composition over the last four decades, including the ensuing research, critiques, and implementations of this inventional work.
wac.colostate.edu /books/lauer_invention   (484 words)

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