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We are very pleased to announce that our ScriptSafe is now available in Walgreens!
The ScriptSafe, invented here at Trident Design, is a patent-pending lockable carrying case for prescriptions. Unauthorized access to prescription medicine is very common among young children and teens and 41% of teens say they abuse prescription painkillers because they believe they are safer. The ScriptSafe is not just for those with teens. Prescription medication is a safety, privacy, and liability issue; dangerous drugs should always be kept secure. Its patent pending locking mechanism allows the user to lock it to a surface, preventing potential thieves from simply taking the whole lock box. Flambeau, the manufacturer of ScriptSafe, is a company that works with plastics and is also part of the product design and development industry. Flambeau has several lines of plastic cases ranging from tool boxes to paramedic cases.
The problem of keeping prescription drugs secured could be solved in different ways: potentially with safes, lockboxes, even a toolbox, but having a designated box for storing prescription drugs also helps to shed light on the epidemic of prescription drug abuse here in the U.S, check out this video Flambeau created with Steve Pasierb, CEO of The Partnership at DrugFree.org to learn more.
Stay tuned for the full story of the ScriptSafe!
We are all extremely excited to see our product the Pitzo Pizza Cutter (under license to Farberware) has shipped to Walmart and is currently available for sale. This was a internal project that was invented and designed by Trident Design Director Jessica Moreland. We also had the pleasure of licensing a stainless steel version to the German Company, Rosle who makes some of the finest kitchen utensils found anywhere. The stainless version can be found at Bed Bath and Beyond , Brookstone and Kitchen Universe with many more stores to follow.
We are so plugged into things these days. We plug in phones or music players to charge and manage them. We plug in appliances to use them. We plug in extension cords to power tools at a distance. Sometimes we need to plug in extra plugs for all our things that are electronically powered. I’m sure we all own a power strip or two for that purpose. They’re rectangular plastic blocks, usually a white or cream color, with a glowing red switch on the end. You’ve seen one power strip, you’ve pretty much seen them all, right? Well, not exactly. It’s highly unlikely you have ever seen a Power Squid before.
The Power Squid is a squid-shaped plug board. Acting as the tentacles are bendable power sockets and the body possesses the breaker switch along with other functional and protective units. Some models have surge protection and power filters. The power cord of the Calamari edition-the most technologically customized and most expensive Power Squid-has a rotatable platform for flexibility in plugging into the wall. Available on powersquid.com, the products are sold a few different colors. All Squids are under lifetime warranty. The Calamari edition and the other costly cephalopods come with a $75,000 equipment insurance policy. This company strives for prompt delivery service. They do their best to ship orders received before noon (EST) on the same business day. At the most it will take about three business days to deliver.
The Power Squid is a product of Flexity LLC, a subsidiary of Trident Design LLC. They’re based out of Columbus, Ohio. Chris Hawker conceived the idea of the Power Squid in 2000 when he noticed a mess of cords underneath his stereo late at night. Hawker documents the process of bringing the Power Squid to life in a six-part blog series titled “The Song of the Power Squid: The Inside Story of the Life of an Invention”. In addition to this products history, he shares useful information surrounding the business of innovation. You can read these blogs on Trident-design.com.
You haven’t seen it all until you’ve seen the Power Squid! It has all the electrical capabilities of your typical power strip (if not more), but its sleekly designed for greater function. Get plugged into a Power Squid!
We are good friends with our fellow inventors at Edison Nation, (www.edisonnation.com), who conduct live product and invention searches to find new ideas for corporations to pursue. They also recently launched a $25 Million Innovation Fund. This fund is going to be used to invest in high potential inventions and patents with funding up to $250,000 per invention, in order to prepare them for market. This money will be spent on R&D, engineering, patent and IP protection, and marketing materials. The Fund is sure to be an exciting opportunity for those who make it in.
We are extremely pleased to be able to announce that one of our inventors, Trevis Kurz, has had his invention (which we helped him develop and patent) selected to move forward in the Edison Nation Innovation Fund. Trevis’s already well-developed invention will get even closer to a production ready design, as well as a great boost from Edison Nation’s high profile. Trident Design will be there along the way, working with their team to perfect the device and bring it to market.
Although every one of us interact with plastic on a daily basis very few people consider that there is a whole world out their surrounding the plastic industry. Industry professionals who have a need to know the ins and outs of all things plastic related turn to the monthly periodical, Plastics News. Plastics News focuses on commercial, financial, legislative and market-related developments worldwide that affect North American plastic product manufacturers, their suppliers and customers.
Based off our successful licensing of the Trident invented Scriptsafe (which securely protects prescription medicine from unauthorized use)to Flambeau (one of the United States largest manufacturers of plastic cases and boxes.) Plastics News recently published an article about Trident Design and Chris Hawker our president. We here at Trident incorporate the use of plastic into almost every single one of the products we develop. Plastic is the most easy, affordable and moldable substance to work with and is a very crucial element in our product development process. Besides what they say that any press is good press, this is just a really nice article about Chris, Trident, and some of the things we have accomplished. Here is the link to the article, feel free to check it out.
There are endless ways to adapt and market your business these days. Clearly, Social media is taking over and being an invention development firm we have to stay up to date with this sort of thing. That is why I am working to relaunch the facebook page for Trident Design, LLC Utilizing facebook gives us a great opportunity to reach out to inventors, as well as show the general public what we do and what were all about. I am still in the initial phases of this project, but it is coming together piece by piece. I am currently adding photo and video content, links to interesting designs and inventions, as well as gathering other related content. Our goal with our new Facebook page is to provide insight,education and entertainment as related to the world of inventing. We are currently working with social media guru and close personal friend of Trident Design named Lewis Howes to relaunch our page. We hope to have everything in place and ready to go by next week, go ahead and like us, and enjoy lots of great content.
This totally slipped my mind and fell into the cracks but i think its important enough to mention even at this late date. It is a really cool article titled “Follow the fun” about Chris. The Columbus edition of Business First the premier periodical covering local,national, and international business and businesses has used one of Chris’s cool and innovative jobs as one of their front page stories. The interview took place about two months ago and was set up by the hardest working marketing assistant in the world (me). They followed up a few weeks ago to snap a couple of photos of Chris sporting some Onion Goggles, and the rest is history. The issue printed on the 15TH of April, which was also my birthday and is likely located in a store near you . The article is great, it focuses on the importance of fun in the creative process. We slowly we are building awareness of Trident Design and what we are all about. So if your interested grab a copy and read up on us, or you can get a sneak peek at their website Follow The Fun article
Have you all watched this weeks Modern Family episode? It aired last night and is one of the biggest primetime shows running right now. The reason I ask is because they featured the Onion goggles in the opening scene. When I say they featured the product I don’t mean there was a pair on a shelf somewhere in the background, I mean not only did Al Bundy wear them but they tailored the whole scene around them. This is a totally organic occurrence, we didn’t have any influence over this they decided to run with this idea all on there, and Trident couldn’t be more happy about it. So if you havent seen the episode make sure you check it out here is a link to watch the show at ABC.com Onion Goggle Episode, and here’s a link to the clip of the scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40P1mZBqUpM. Enjoy
FYI The radio interview that Chris took part in on The Launch Hour Business Radio is up and available for listening. Follow the link to the Radio Interview press play and be inspired.
How do you become a successful inventor? I’m not really sure. It’s definitely an extremely difficult question to answer. There are many variations, many different paths and they don’t all lead to success. In fact, most don’t lead you anywhere or take you on the scenic route. I tend to feel that unless you are extremely gifted or just really lucky you’re usually walking on the scenic route. It’s all part of the process, we all try to walk the line but it always seems easier to stray and only once you’ve strayed too far do you realize you’re going in the wrong direction. If you have the right attitude and the will to push on through you will eventually reach your destination. If you asked Chris this question he would tell you that “there are so many ways to approach success but the most solid and consistent approach is to stay focused and be genuine in your actions. Good marketing is key, but if you provide genuinely good content you will receive long term success.”
Chris has been asked to participate in an interview that will take place on the launch Hour, a weekly radio show for innovators, product developers & entrepreneurs. Hopefully the questions won’t be so deep and will have somewhat more of a straightforward answer; otherwise Chris will probably be sweating it out. the launch hour podcast will air 2/24/2011. To be honest Chris is an innovator, product developer, and entrepreneur so I’m sure he will be fine. As well as participating in the radio show/podcast Chris will be offering his knowledge in depth in monthly classes starting in April. Chris has decided to give back to the invention community with a series of informative classes using real world examples from his life and experiences. The intention is to prepare up and coming inventors for the realities of the business as well as encourage them to push as hard as they can.