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  • TechHelp Welcomes Dan Brown to the New Product Development Team

    Dan Brown has joined the TechHelp New Product Development Team in the Boise State NPD Lab as a Consumer Product Development Engineer. Dan will help Idaho manufacturers and inventors assess, design, prototype and build new products. Dan is in his second year at Boise State studying Mechanical Engineering (ME).

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  • Inventor Spotlight – Part Two – Q&A on Invention with Doug Gaus of Innovation in Mind

    Poof Fling Flyer by Alex Brands Story Part One  Introducing Inventor, Doug Gaus Part Two – Q&A on Invention with Doug Gaus Part Three – Intellectual Property, Selling Your Idea & Licensing July 2016 Update – Sales Soar at Walmart & Amazon In our last Inventor Spotlight Post, we introduced Doug Gaus of Innovation in Mind and […]

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  • Read the Story of Butter Bay – A Better Butter Storage System

    Put a U.S. Made Butter Bay on Your Kitchen Table Today!!  In Chapters One and Two of the Butter Bay story, we explored the launch of the Butter Bay and how inventor, Jerry Scarrow, came up with his idea.  In Chapter Three, we followed Jerry’s product design & development journey with the TechHelp New Product Development […]

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  • Butter Bay Chapter IV – From Prototyping to Manufacturing – in the USA

    Put a U.S. Made Butter Bay on Your Kitchen Table Today!!  In Chapters One and Two of the Butter Bay story, we explored the launch of the Butter Bay and how inventor, Jerry Scarrow, came up with his idea.  In Chapter Three, we followed Jerry’s product design & development journey with the TechHelp New Product […]

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  • Butter Bay – Chapter III: Product Design & Development

    In Chapters One and Two of the Butter Bay story, we explored the launch of the Butter Bay and how inventor, Jerry Scarrow, came up with his idea.  In this week’s episode, we explore how Jerry took his idea for a better butter storage & delivery system through product design & development on his own […]

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  • Butter Bay – Chapter II: The Idea

    We all use butter; probably on a daily basis. It sits on the table in a dish or crock or in the fridge in a butter dish. The butter on the table is soft but is it safe and does it taste good?  Butter from the fridge seems safe and fresh but it doesn’t spread worth […]

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  • The Butter Bay  – Chapter I – LAUNCH!!

    Enjoy No Muss, No Fuss, Fresh, Spreadable Butter Congratulations to local inventor and “butterprenur”, Jerry Scarrow (R), for commercializing his idea for the Butter Bay – a better butter container. The Butter Bay is a new take on the centuries-old French crock method for storing and serving butter. Butter Bay keeps butter soft and spreadable anytime, without […]

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  • How A Chinese Finger Trap Connected Melni to Success

    Mark Melni of Melni Connectors

    Not all inventors go back 4,000 years to find stimulus for new ideas. But then, Mark Melni is not your run of the mill inventor. In addition to running Microchips Etc, a family electronics business for 20 years, Mark is a classically trained pianist who published the “Lost Arts” album with his son, Paul. This renaissance […]

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