Happy Mindfull Monday!

Happy #MindfullMonday lets kickstart your inventive week ahead. According to the Texas A&M annual mobility study the average American spends 38 hours per year sitting in traffic. What is the your largest complaint about your commute? #mindfullmonday #mindfullproducts #inventorrelations #whereideasbecomeopportunities #mindfull

Game Changing Invention

Inventions can change the world as we know it, it is important to patent your game-changing inventions, such as Patent No. 1,394,450 Bread Toaster. Patent No. 1,394,450, by Charles P. Strite, 1921. #toaster #patents #patent #gadgets #gamechanger #mindfullproducts #inventorrelations #whereideasbecomeopportunities #mindfull

Happy Mindfull Monday!


Happy #MindfullMonday lets kickstart your inventive week ahead. A 2009 study by the National Gardening Association found that the number of homeowners growing their own produce is on the rise. 2009 saw a 19% increase in home vegetable gardens over 2008. What is an issue you encounter in your garden? #mindfullmonday #mindfullproducts #inventorrelations #whereideasbecomeopportunities #mindfull

An Open Letter From Our President, Ben Hoch

Several inventors have approached us over the past few days in light of the current events that are happening in our industry. I am aware that many of you have been affected by what is going on, so I would like to introduce our company to you.

Welcome to MindFull Products!  

We are an inventor’s platform, but unlike Quirky, we are not an open source invention site. Each submission is reviewed by our staff with years of experience, in product marketing, development, design, production, and sales. Our site submissions are totally confidential. We have no influencers, product marketers or crowd input.

One advantage to this is that our inventors get the total royalty. We are constantly looking for innovative products to sell to our customers. We currently have hundreds of products in most of North Americas biggest mass-market retailers, through MindFull Products and our sister companies.  

We are looking for consumer products that you are likely to see on the shelves of major retailers. For more information about this, go to http://www.mindfullproducts.com/faq

For our small submission fee (by the way…there are no other hidden fees), we aid the inventor with all aspects in taking the product to market and pay them a royalty for their idea. Please watch this one-minute video to see exactly how we work.


Often, we offer a “Free Submission” promotion for different product categories. For example, effective September 1, 2015, our new promotion will be for School and Office Accessories. Please visit our website and see how it works.  We will alert the community of these promotions through social media, so make sure to follow us!

Thank you for reaching out to us and I hope this is the beginning of better things to come!


Ben Hoch

This New Invention Could Get That Last Drop of Toothpaste Out of the Tube

You know how it goes. You can see the glue -- or paint, or suntan lotion, or honey -- still in the bottle, but no amount of shaking or squeezing can get the substance to leave the container. So you throw the bottle away, wasting the contents you were hoping to use.

LiquiGlide, a company created at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by a professor and one of his graduate students back in 2012, is able to reduce that waste to zero thanks to a coating that keeps the inside of containers constantly slippery. The invention has caught the attention of famed glue company Elmer’s Products, which has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with LiquiGlide for the use of such coatings in glue containers, The New York Times reports. The coating has also been licensed to a packaging company in Australia to use inside paint cans. As J. David Smith, one of LiquiGlide’s founders, told the Times, “We expect it to be ubiquitous.”

The science behind the coating can be a bit tricky, but the Timesexplains it this way: “Essentially, the lubricant binds more strongly to the textured surface than to the liquid, and that allows the liquid to slide on a layer of lubricant instead of being pinned against the surface, and the textured surface keeps the lubricant from slipping out.” Moreover, the ingredients of the lubricant and the textured layer can be adjusted to be effective for various liquids -- from paint to condiments -- that each have their own particular properties and viscosities.

LiquiGlide assures the coatings are non-toxic and can be created from all sorts of materials. According to its website, consumer products such as condiments or body lotion can be coated with food materials. “If you took a ketchup bottle with our coating and scraped off the coating with a knife, you could eat it and it would be completely harmless.”

For product makers, the coating can be applied through a “simple spray coating process, using existing machinery, available on the market today,” the company states. It can be used on any smooth surface, including glass, metal and plastic.

It might seem, to product companies, that the coating would cause customers to buy their products less often if they're able to use every bit of it. Instead, LiquiGlide argues the opposite, explaining that because there's no need for customers to ration their use of a product as it's running out, they'll actually consume it faster. "This will increase sales for consumer brands, as it pushes consumers to an earlier repurchase point," the company states.

While ketchup companies have not yet expressed interest, LiquiGlide plans to explore other, more industrial applications for its coating, including the pipelines and tanks used for oil, the Times reports.

Earlier this month, the company received $7 million in funding from Toronto-based Roadmap Capital which will be used to move into a new laboratory in Cambridge, Mass.

In 2009, Consumer Reports magazine found that sizable percentages of various products never make it out of their packagings. Skin lotion was the worst offender, with somewhere between 17 and 25 percent of liquid staying in the bottle. Detergent, condiments and toothpaste were also wasted, as up to 16 percent, 15 percent and 13 percent of the materials were stuck to their respective containers.

Via Entrepreneur