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Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 16, 2013 - 05:39pm PT
god already claimed your patent.
i have a hydraulic-actuated master cylinder,
it lives right near my tie in point.
it rearranges stars.

it is impartial to solo travel
or engagement with a partner.

no disrespect.
im sure that you're a smart cookie.

you are just way f*#king bizarre,
like most of us here.
Jeffrey VanMiddlebrook

Boulder climber
Mountain View, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 16, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
Rush to judgement, Coz? You've no doubt availed yourself of some of my inventions and you don't even know it. Ever used a chainsaw? I invented a safety device for chainsaws in 1972 when you probably didn't even know what a chainsaw is. Do you use modern plumbing? Well, I'm currently in negotiations with the #1 plumbing products manufacturer in the US to begin production on a sewage device that most likely will protect you someday from poop invading your home. My oldest son is taking the charge to get my retro-fit fit-all anti-carjack security device to market, a device you might someday have on your car. Need I go on? Don't be so cynical.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 16, 2013 - 05:42pm PT
Well. . . I have a real interest in solo devices. . . but. . . I'm outta here!
coz

Gym climber
Belmont
Mar 16, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
I gave up drinking Ron, now I just call out old guys on the interweb.

I want to see this alleged device, don't u...?
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 16, 2013 - 05:45pm PT
this thread's weird.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 16, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
Super weird.

Jeffrey VanMiddlebrook

Boulder climber
Mountain View, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 16, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
Belmont, as in SF Bay Area? Methinks an old friend of mine -- Greg Schaffer -- was co-owner of the Belmont Climbing Gym. I know he asked me once about some engineering issues on that building when it was under construction. He also was partners in Planet Granite and Rockzilla, but I think he divested himself of all climbing gyms investments.

Haven't seen Greg since 2007 when we went to a HAI pool party at a Woodside estate. Still in constant contact with his twin brother Jeffrey, the well-known hiking guide author and maverick geologist.
coz

Gym climber
Belmont
Mar 16, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
What, I'm 50 years old guy. I remember when there wasn't any chain saws, ru drunk?

Blah, Blah, Blah...

I just want to see your device, OK... no offense, but man you're spewing.

Now you're talking smack about Bay Area climbing to me, this is getting good.
John M

climber
Mar 16, 2013 - 05:54pm PT
Hey Jeffrey.. Just so you know, there are a number of inventors on this forum. Ekat and her former hubby came up with the silent partner.
Jeffrey VanMiddlebrook

Boulder climber
Mountain View, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 16, 2013 - 05:56pm PT
Hmm, not spewing, dude-o-roni. Did you bother to read my response regarding why I abandoned the Solo-Dare? Do you have any idea how much money it takes to acquire a utility patent on an invention with lots of claims? Would you waste thousands upon thousands of dollars to complete a patent process when the industry is telling you it does not want to buy into a product with potentially high liability? Sorry, Coz, but my inventor's ego just ain't that out of control to acquire an issued patent with no hope of monetary reward.

I've given you the germ of the idea -- my gift to the Universe -- so now let's see how clever you are to do something with it.
monolith

climber
SF bay area
Mar 16, 2013 - 05:58pm PT
I'd call it Solo Dare too if involved a 'master cylinder' on the harness. Surprised if you could even get a call back from a manufacturer.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 16, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
I saw some kick ass Dead shows in Mountain View.
Jeffrey VanMiddlebrook

Boulder climber
Mountain View, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 16, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
Methinks you need a strong beer, Coz. If you remember a time when there were no chainsaws then either you're an old acid hippie out of the Sixties with fried neurons, or you're extremely old, older than my 63 years, or you're just a smart-ass who loves to talk smack and accuse others of it.
coz

Gym climber
Belmont
Mar 16, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
Weird?

Out...
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Mar 16, 2013 - 06:06pm PT
I also invented toilet paper before any of you knew how to use it! As a trade I'll show you mine if you show me yours.
But back on point--What's the point? Don't we get to see the mysterious things that are already patented?
I am thinking of inventing something called "jack" but I'm going to keep it in the box.
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Mar 16, 2013 - 06:13pm PT
Without a pic or drawing of the device...

This thread sucks
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 16, 2013 - 06:13pm PT
Hmmmmm, did you by any chance invent Grecian formula?
John M

climber
Mar 16, 2013 - 06:17pm PT
I wonder how many devices have gone to the grave because it cost too much to get a patent, or they run into something like bad timing.

My neighbor across the street is an inventor. He is not a climber but he designed the black diamond camelot. He also invented something to do with snorkels which is on every snorkel out there. Right now he is working on a device for belaying two people. He has a dozen or so patents.

Interesting stuff.. inventions.
dave729

Trad climber
Western America
Mar 16, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
Not cost effective if the target market is small or may die when using the invention. But I say if its fun just do it!

Credit: dave729







coz

Gym climber
Belmont
Mar 16, 2013 - 06:21pm PT
Perhaps most of you are unaware or too young to know I invented the question mark?
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