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NYCAuburn
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Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?

Dad and grandpas friend invented the pop tab on cans and made a fortune still make royalties

High school counselor invented the little tab on the middle of some brands of shoes on the toe that pulls it forward with laces.

Neighbors kid down the block patented the silicon handle for yeti tumblers and sold it to them
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arseinclarse
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
Some nerd I know created a message board for losers to hang out on
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shutterspeed
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
7 Minute Abs


The Easter Bunny
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
My great uncle was part of the team that invented ziploc bags


patnuh
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
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7 Minute Abs


What if someone comes out with 6 minute abs?


Obtuse1
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
My great uncle invented the Chicago Sunroof but never got any royalties. He flies into a rage anytime he hears Vince Gilligan's name.


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Bama323_15
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
When in college, I invented a way to sneak beer into the stadium.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/DE4wfqf.jpg


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shutterspeed
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
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What if someone comes out with 6 minute abs?


No. No, no, not 6. I said 7. Nobody's comin' up with 6. Who works out in 6 minutes? You won't even get your heart goin, not even a mouse on a wheel


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HeadSlash
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
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Some nerd I know created a message board for losers to hang out on


Got a t-shirt?


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LegendInMyMind
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
I know the guy who invented the hair socks or booms used to clean up oil spills. He was a hairdresser when he got the idea. Well, actually my folks know him. I just know him through them.


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NYCAuburn
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
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My great uncle was part of the team that invented ziploc bags


That’s pretty cool


I forgot about friends dad from elementary helped develop the Reebok pump shoes. He use to bring them in for everyone. We went crazy when they came out with the co2 ones


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Jim Rockford
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
My mom's cousin is married to a guy who holds a bunch of medical patents. If you work in the medical field you most likely use their lab testing products. Their net worth is in the nine figure range or close to it. Other than a nice house and a good bit of travel they don't live real extravagantly.

ETA they used to test the products with their own blood samples. I was scared to visit them as a kid because they might ask me to give blood.
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olemc999
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
Went to college with the son of the guy that invented this drill bit...

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Mr Personality
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
Phil Swift is my dad


olemc999
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
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Phil Swift is my dad


Ask him if Flexseal can work on that WAP.


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Sidicous
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
My Uncle invented the circuit that saves your progress due to unexpected shutdown when he worked for Texas Instruments. Since he did it using their equipment, facilities, and products the patent belongs to them. He did get an award and a $10k bonus though. (this was back in the late 80's/early 90's)

Moral of the story:: If you're gonna invent something, don't do it at work.


Tbonepatron
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
A friend’s grandfather was the politician Dudley Leblanc who invented Hadacol. If you’re not old enough to remember, it was basically akin to a snake oil that had vitamins and was 12% alcohol.


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jacksajester
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
One of my dad’s friend’s grandpa invented the Higgins boat. I assume they made and are still making a bit of money.


olemc999
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
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Moral of the story:: If you're gonna invent something, don't do it at work.



That’s the truth. If you wanna see an interesting story on how patents work look up the story behind Gatorade. It was done in the University’s lab with government grant money during the scientist free time.


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Arthur Bach
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re: Anyone know someone who invented something and made some money?
Ruff Hewn and Buccaneer Slacks

I don’t think anyone is going to remember those, though.


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