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    Default Need Help & Opinions - Our new spray bottle that sprays every drop

    I still gan't get over that Mikey interview... wow.

    Anyway, I need the help of the board.

    After becoming frustrated with yet another spray bottle that didn't work, I decided to fix the problem. And with the help of two friends, developed a spray bottle that actually sprays out every drop of liquid.

    We've presented it to most of the cleaner companies and have received feedback such as “this design should have been incorporated into spray bottles all along” and “if this were an industry standard we'd adopt it in a second.”

    I won't go into details about why we don't have a deal yet, but I'd like to ask everyone to view the 3 min video... and if you are impressed by our work, please pass it along.



    We need as many opinions as we can get.

    Thanks,

    Kevin

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    very nice.
    Do you guys have experience with patent law and attorneys, etc?
    Do u know how to go to market w/o getting fucked up the ass by those "inventor" companies?
    And on the video, i'd can all the footage of the disaster stuff..not neccessary and really gives a negative feel to the product....

    just my .02
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    Been through a number of patents... and it's filed for the bottle so we can show it.

    Good feedback on the disaster stuff... I'm thinking about creating a second one where we show the other bottles not working to the sounds of "I can't get no satisfaction"

    We just started a new blog at http://spraywell.blogspot.com/

    Also some great comments regarding the Mikey article... you really summed up my feelings on the subject!

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    thx.
    did u file for utility patent or design patent?

    have you rec;d "patent Pending" status?

    you guys have hit something thsat can change your family's legacy and fortunes for all of time..do not sell out to some company for wquick payoff...if you truly believe in it, then go for broke.

    However, if its only a design patent, i would offer slightly different advice..
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    At this point we've filed a provisional patent which allows us to use patent pending status, while offering us IP protection both in the US and Internationally.

    When we finished the design I thought it was going to be the easiest sell of my life... but that hasn't been the case... yet.

    These companies, so far, have been resistant to adopting it because of an earlier innovation that failed to gain market share. It was the bendable weighted stem, if you remember it... and really only works well by suspending the laws of physics.

    It's my hope that we can draw enough attention to this via the net to get the first one to come on board.

    And thanks for the support! I've enjoyed reading your posts over the years.

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    thx for the kind words.
    ive been through this patent stuff and so on, so feel free to ask anytime, id love to see you succeed.
    Just remember, a design patent is weaker and easily circumvented..so keep that in mind!
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    cool, thanks.

    I'm certainly not an expert on patent law but I think we have a pretty good legal team on-board... at least I hope we do.

    And if we get this done, I think I'll have the Other Half play a party... cabo style.

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    The video only shows it spraying a wall. I think the problem is spraying a flat surface parallel to the floor, such as a table or a counter top. You have to tilt the bottle at a 45 degree angle to get the spray to accurately hit the surface. If the bottle is less than 1/4 full, you'll run out of liquid.

    For years I've thought that an adjustable spray nozzle (where you can aim the tip down 45 or so degrees) would be a much better idea because it's better suited for how people actually use spray bottles. That way you can still hold the bottle upright but the spray is aimed down. I've joked to friends that if I had a few extra thousand dollars laying around I would research and patent something like this.
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    Looks great. Isn't there a board that you can call to make your invention official, to copyright it? Be careful with this, you don't want some jackass stealing your prototype.

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    That's a good idea re: the angle of spray... we'll do that for our next video.

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    I would assume that companies aren't willing to make a change because of their existing machinery was built especially for whatever bottle they're using.

    A new bottle would mean a complete retooling of their assembly line to incorporate a new bottle into their automated system.

    I'd say fuck the big boys, try to introduce the bottle concept to a another smaller, start up compnay that's pimping a new product that will change the world. Not only will they have the "new product" but the new bottle to match the the cutting edge product they're selling.

    Are you manufacturing the bottle or are you looking to just the sell the idea and move on?

    I like it a lot.....too bad I do video for a living.....
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    You might be right as the path might be through a smaller company... our idea is to license the design.

    Thanks for not commenting on our video talents :-)

    As to companies needing to retool... really we're only talking about bottle molds, which granted are expensive. We've designed this to work using current manuf methods.

    Thanks guys for checking it out and for your feedback!

    Kevin

 

 

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