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2019 Michigan Inventors Expo – Thursday, August 29th in Lansing, Michigan

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on August 25, 2019

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Meet Stephen Key, Co-Founder of IGA, Jacob Ward, a registered patent attorney, Kedma Ough, author of Target Funding, and Ken Johnson, inventor of the famous card game, Phase 10!

The Michigan Inventors Coalition is proud to announce this year’s 7th Annual Michigan Inventors Expo, co-hosted with Inventors Groups of America!

Join us on Thursday, August 29th at the Kellogg Conference Center. Are you looking to showcase your invention? Booths are limited to 50 this year, so sign up early. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for exposure and education. Space is limited – register today!

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They Invented What? (No. 110)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on August 25, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 4,411,156:  Odor testing apparatus.

 

What is claimed is:

1. A structure for testing small animal litter, comprising a plurality of animal confinement compartments in which the animals live and consummate their daily functions and in which litter for animal waste is placed for use by the animals, a compartment for enclosing a person testing the odors of the litter in particular animal compartments, port means near the bottom of each animal compartment, separate air flow conduits connecting said port means with the odor tester compartment for drawing air from the lower portion of the animal compartment into the tester compartment, a valve means for controlling each of said conduits, a fan for creating a flow of air from said animal compartments through selected port means and conduits and into said tester compartment, and an access door through which a tester can enter the tester compartment…

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