My Mom was in inventor. Sadly though each time she applied for a patent, someone had all ready beaten her to it. Two that I can remember were the disposable toilet mop and a portable purse organizer. She just missed each time.
I inherited her desire to find an easier way but like her, my timing has always been off. My most ambitious one was a hydraulic toilet seat. I thought I had made my fortune with this one.
By stepping on a lever, a man could raise a toilet seat without touching it. Then when he finished, by just removing his foot from the lever the hydraulics would quietly lower it back down. I thought of all the arguments it would save and would make the perfect wedding gift.
I even talked a friend who is a mechanical engineer into working out the bugs. Fortunately, he did some searching and found it had all ready been invented. Rats. At that time there was a patent for my very idea.
| The Flipper. Mine would have been more complex |
and hydraulic but basically the same principal.
I thought of many things then realized that with my luck, someone has all ready solved the problem. Sure enough, there is a thing called a Tucker.
I've had a plastic pie server for years that I never used. Son of a gun, it works perfectly as a sheet tucker. A metal one might tear the sheet.
I just push the sheet between the mattress and box spring with the server and it makes a really neat, very quick tuck. Easy as can be on the back and nails. You're welcome.
Well I again didn't get to invent anything but at least I found a simple version that works. Hope it is something that will help you also.
Have you ever had a cool idea only to find someone else has beaten you to it?