Sunday, December 16, 2012

Weakerz: wearable speakers invention

My daughter Lily and I have been working on a concept for wearable personal speakers that allows someone to listen to their itunes library but without cutting themselves off from the world... even though she is a fan of Apples in-ear earbuds she really helped me zero in on the need to allow her and younger generations to tune into their life's soundtrack...

... the wearable speakers are safer she admits since you can hear cars and other people around you without sacrificing the fidelity of the music you listen to.

The device, which is not yet finished or patented, allows the user to have two little speakers aimed at the users ears for everything from music to answering the phone...

Lily also helped with the branding and marketing plan for the device... she's named the device Weakerz... playing on the wearable speakers idea and has also done the trademark and design brief.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Sometimes the simplest things are the best


A few months ago a part time inventor from Adelaide named Ros Branson asked me for help with her invention... a classy and simple pen holder for ring binders... for the life of me I thought id seen the idea before but its turned out to be very uncrowded space especially for something so obviously useful...

For any of you that know me personally, you will know I swing from personal management system to system trying to find the ultimate approach and I always return to paper so this classy but simple addition is going into my quiver of useful tools along with a reminder of the hard effort and mental energy that is being poured into great ideas like this.

Ros told me today she is thinking about doing a small production run with a local manufacturer and going to sell it to the stationary and office chains... I for my part will support her with a reference wherever she needs it.. Good on you Ros.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Multiple Payment Options Technology

One of the most disruptive parts of buying from a website is the ordeal of setting up an account and then being forced to go to another site such as Paypal to complete the transaction. It is of paramount importance to not make the buyer jump through any unnecessary hoops and to minimize what is necessary in the first place.... Enter the "One Button Merchant Services" button.

This simple use of XHTML and Javascript combined with a smart back end allows shop owners to offer their online buyers a simplified streamlined purchase completion process that occurs right in the page the customer is viewing... no need to go to various screens to be engulfed by a complex purchase process...
The buy button appears to be normal when browsing the site. But when the visitor decides to buy...



A layer appears that allows the user to select their payment method and complete the purchase. Technology like this appears with companies like Ribbon.co however this methodology expands way beyong that simple system buy allow an array of merchant services such as Bitcoin in addition to the traditional transaction services of Mastercard, Visa and Paypal.

This technology is currently under development and on sale will include:
  • Provisional Patent as filed + filing receipts
  • Example Code and Architectural explanation
  • Patent Execution Strategy
  • In House Prior Art Search
  • Technology Implementation Strategy
  • Patent and Assignments Rights Agreement
Please contact Ric Richardson at ricricho at gmail dot com for details.