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My invention...PLEASE HELP!
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Post# 4759   11/27/2006 at 17:36 (4,702 days old) by dial-a-matic ()        

I have ben working on this for a while. It is a cyclonic bagged hybrid. I call it theONE. I would post picyures, but I do not know how to. Am I to young to get a patent? I would really not want this idea stollen. Tom A, if I come to North Canton this summer , can we go to the factory so I could give them my idea? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Post# 4768 , Reply# 1   11/27/2006 at 18:44 (4,702 days old) by dysonman ()        

You should really read James Dyson's autobiography, "Against The Odds". He details the hell that the Hoover company put him through when he went to them in 1980 with his idea for a bagless cleaner. By the way, "The One" is already a name used by Hoover UK for their bagless cleaner with a filter in it.

To obtain a patent, an idea must be original (not 'prior art') so you'll have to do a patent search. I can point you in the right direction if you wish. It's EXPENSIVE to get a patent, and it has to be renewed every year (which costs money). You'll need to find a manufacturer to go into production with your idea if you ever want to see a dime out of it.

The Hoover Company no longer makes cleaners in America, except for the old style steam vac and the commerical cleaners. Regular Hoovers (like the Windtunnel) are made in Mexico and other Hoovers (like the Fusion) are made in China. Some Hoovers (like the Duros canister) are made by Sanyo and labeled a Hoover. Others, like the Hoover Electronic Bagless canister are made by LG in Korea and get a Hoover power nozzle as well as the Hoover name badge.

I once designed a bagless chamber for the Signature Series Air-Way, we called it the Air-Way Extreme. But the company (Air-Way) didn't want to give up the profit from bags. So my idea still sits on a shelf, waiting for the day when I win the lottery and buy the Air-Way factory from Steve.


Post# 4781 , Reply# 2   11/27/2006 at 21:44 (4,702 days old) by myhooverco ()        

Dial a Matic...you are very wise not to post any pictures of your machine if you want to keep your idea to yourself. I would NOT contact Hoover as they are in the midst of an ownership change. However you are more than welcome to come to North Canton and I will be glad to show you around the Hoover Historical Center. They do not allow tours of the plant at this time. I am not sure about the patent process. You may want to hire a lawyer first before talking to anyone about the details. I do wish you the best in your invention. Who knows you could be the next Murray Spangler!

--Tom
IBAISAIC


Post# 4790 , Reply# 3   11/28/2006 at 04:11 (4,702 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Or the next Jimmy Dyson

Post# 4793 , Reply# 4   11/28/2006 at 06:44 (4,702 days old) by myvacsrock (New York, NY)        

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Hey Andy!

Good luck on your design it really interests me! Your going to be a rich man! the best of luck to you and your new idea!

Kyle


Post# 4817 , Reply# 5   11/28/2006 at 14:51 (4,702 days old) by dial-a-matic ()        
Prototype...

How do I make a prototype? I just got home from school and I want to thank you all for your help!

Andy.

Tom a I have a hoover convertible 706 and I took itm all apart only to discover bare wireing inside of it. Can you help me put it together? Then if you want, you can keep it but you would promise to keep it as it was my aunts husbands mothers vacuum. It is in fair condition.

Thanks, Andy


Post# 4826 , Reply# 6   11/28/2006 at 16:36 (4,701 days old) by myhooverco ()        

Andy...email me and I will be happy to help you out with the Hoover Convertible.

--Tom





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