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1 Put shampoo and conditioner in one bottle, in separate ends with a separator in the middle so that it doesn't mix, and doesn't take up as much room in the shower. Have pop cap lids on both ends. E-mail
2 Instead of very heavy cast/fabricated steel supports/stands for equipment, try to design lighter (may be wider) open box type fabricated supports filled with concrete. Thus save on material, manufacturing, & erection costs of these items. E-mail
3 Toaster ovens should have a replaceable wire in them that melts at extremely high temperature to cut the power, like a fuse. This could prevent oven fires from getting out of hand. (appliances) E-mail
4 One credit card (with photo) with different chips/magnetic strips for different accounts. Eliminates need to carry many cards. Better if cardholder's finger print(s) are used to activate. E-mail
5 Use windmills for intermittent power in poor, remote areas, as farms in the US plains formerly used to pump water. Use for water pumping and purification, or making ice for underground ice house. (development,electricity) E-mail
6 Make a combination padlock that instead of numbers has letters that you can set to the word you want to have as your combination. It would be much easier to remember, and I know I would prefer it over a regular numbered padlock. E-mail
7 Pens with fragrant ink. I've seen (or rather, smelled) cherry pens before, but why not vanilla, almond, rose, jasmine, camellia, or coffee? E-mail
8 A fan with a temperature sensitive regulator. A cut off temperature could be set to switch off the fan (say 23 or 24 degrees C). E-mail
9 Am anxious for someone to invent a sweeper attachment that is long, thin piece of metal to fit in narrow spaces, such as air conditioner vents, etc. E-mail
10 Apply a traser or glow-in-dark sticker to flash lights. When the power fails, you can spot and head for the flash light in the dark. E-mail
11 How many times have you gone into the basement with your hands full, fumbling for the light switch? Rig power outlet or light with a passive infrared (pir) sensor to turn on the light when it detects a person nearby, for security or convenience. E-mail
12 A digital camera which can be remotely activated by or attached to a passive infrared (pir) sensor for security. A similar example. E-mail
13 So that blind or immobile people can respond to people at their door, a hand-held intercom (like a cell phone) linked to a fixed intercom at the door. E-mail
14 In the multi-purpose exercise machines, add thin rubber lining to the adjustable weight plates. That stops annoying noise when they fall suddenly because of lack of control/practice with this equipment. E-mail
15 Night coat for pets that has glow in the dark strips so they can be readily located at night around the house. E-mail
16 A lawn mower that has a bottle that you can fill with fertilizer, pesticide, etc. While you mow the lawn, the fertilizer can be spread so that you can feed and mow at the same time! E-mail
17 Nobody can carry a soap bar or dish in a pocket or purse to wash themselves. I have invented a disposable paper soap (10 strips in one packet) to overcome this problem. Similar example E-mail
18 Instead of buying products made by huge multi-nationals, actually let free-trade work and seek to buy products made in poorer countries and shipped direct to our stores. Cutting out the middlemen will help the poor producers more. Examples: tea and coffee E-mail
19 Computerised indoor swimming holes big enough for an adult and using elastic bands tied to ankles or waist to allow a person to swim. Saves space and costs. Computer to track duration and speed. Similar example E-mail
20 There should be a hairbrush available with hairbristles that could come up and down by a button, so that it only takes a second to clean out the hairbrush.
21 How about scattering an anti-growth hormone to stop grass growing so quickly. E-mail
22 Liquid nitrogen airplane. Instead of kerosene, fill tanks with liquid nitrogen, which vaporizes through nozzles to propel plane. Safer since no fire danger; lighter since no jet engines; no air pollution; no noise pollution. Or use compressed air. E-mail
23 To prevent medical problems from inhaling dangerous fumes (soldering, welding, melting plastic), a simple "fume-sucker" can be constructed using an old vacuum hose with a fan attached to one end. The hose can lead outside. E-mail
24 3D printer that consumes supermarket plastic bags E-mail
25 In industrial liquid metal pouring, reduce chances of leakage (at launder junction) by lining ceramic mattress with a metal powder which can raise melting temp. of the service metal by a little alloying (Ti for Al). E-mail
26 Security gates for book stores and libraries should be built into the doorframes so that they will fit in well with any decor AND so that it is harder for customers to circumvent the security system. (Business products) E-mail
27 Alarm clocks and telephones should be produced that look like antiques but have all the features of new gadgets. The new features could be camouflaged so that they are unseen. These new electronics would be more decorative than plastics. E-mail
28 Medical education encourages specialisation. In general specialists are too narrow and lack an overview. Teach in med-schools "systems" approach to understand the overall effects of treatments. Build computer models of human systems to simulate and learn. E-mail
29 Carpet Rake: Small vacuums can't suck hair from carpet well. Sell a cheap, plastic, shallow rake to collect hair from carpet before vacuuming. E-mail
30 Before you get to your door, you can already have it unlocked with a remote door lock.
31 Digital keypad to turn off vehicle or prevent starting if number sequence not entered for diabetic or alcoholic testing for mental alertness. Should provide adjustable timing and alarm prior to activation of shutoff. Variable numbers adjustable also. E-mail
32 People searching for landmines can wear "snowshoes" of Kevlar (bulletproof vest material) to distribute weight and as partial protection. But mines may be too powerful for Kevlar to help. (safety,bomb,clearing) E-mail
33 Often, people throw away recyclable material just because they are too lazy. To prevent this, small recycling baskets should be kept near each garbage bin in houses so that it is easy to recycle. E-mail
34 Mass produce instead of custom make oligos for gene mutation screening or SNP genotyping, to reduce prices. E-mail
35 A Christmas tree skirt with a slit in it. This would make it easier to wrap around your tree. Make slit and add velcro to close. E-mail
36 To save space and energy, use a tankless water heater. (Example.) They last 30+ years and are safer. They are common in crowded places such as Hong Kong. E-mail
37 Nail clippers with ergonomic, oversized, perhaps loop-shaped handles for people with arthritis, poor motor control, etc. E-mail
38 Home Fire Protection: similar to tenting a home for termites. Sell homeowners a non-flammable tarp or sprayable material they can use to cover a home in case of a wildfire to keep it from burning. The tarp could be stored in a garage in sections. E-mail
39 An extra-large make-up sponge on a long stick so that a person can spread lotion on his or her own back. E-mail
40 Some kind of equipment to bend the tines on forks back into position. I have a good set of silverware, but unfortunately the dishwasher manages to bend the tines on occasion. E-mail
41 A cordless telephone with a backup battery in case your electricity goes out. Also have small mic and speaker built into base unit to permit calls to be received, even when power is cut to house. Add emergency numbers as one touch buttons. E-mail
42 Cloth (silk) gift wrapping paper. Can be reused by recipient. If you try this, I'd be very curious to know the result, so please let me know. E-mail
43 Most people do not know that some appliances still consume electricity when turned "off". To prevent this waste, pass laws requiring companies to clearly state whether their product does this or not. E-mail
44 Save precious minutes in the shower by hooking up an extra valve to your shower head which can allow an external canister containing shampoo, conditioner, or body wash to be manually turned on or off. E-mail
45 Measure the water pressure before and after the discharge valve in water pumping systems to analyse the energy conservation opportunity in water pumping systems. E-mail
46 Make an electric trumpet that is powered, like an organ, by an air pump instead of blowing air through your lips. E-mail
47 Silent vibrating watch alarms, so that if you are in a movie theater, church, etc. you can choose if it makes noise or simply vibrates like a cell phone, even lighting up to display time. E-mail
48 Transparent tape--you can never find the edge! How about when you tear it the edge turns color at the tear? E-mail
49 Removable tattoos with names or letters E-mail
50 Develop a swimming trolley that moves forward automatically and also stops to help the handicapped to exercise in (shallow) training swimming pools. E-mail