Houston Inventors Association

COMPANIES LOOKING FOR NEW PRODUCTS

AUTOMOTIVE
If you have an original tool invention in the automotive service industry, Lisle Corporation is interested in evaluating your invention.

Kraco Enterprises, Inc. is seeking new products for the automotive aftermarket, as well as related home, workshop or hardware products for development, license and retail distribution. marketing@kraco.com, or write or call Brad Kraines or Connie Huffa, Marketing Department, KRACO ENTERPRISES, INC., 505 E. Euclid Avenue, Compton, CA 90224, ph: 1-800-678-1910

HIGH TECH GADGETS
The Sharper Image - High Tech Gadgets. Please call their product submission line at 415-445-6125 or contact them at: productideas@sharperimageonline.com See their product line at: The Sharper Image

Gadget Universe - High Tech Gadgets, 16060 Ventura Blvd. Suite 158 Encino, CA 91436, hyeung@aroamarketing.com. See their product line at: GadgetUniverse.com

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INFOMERCIAL PRODUCTS
Exceptional Products, Inc. (EPI), www.sellontv.com a direct response television marketer and distributor in Dallas is looking for new, innovative mass market products. They market all products on television through long and short form commercials ("infomercials") as well as on QVC, HSN and national retailers.

QVC National Product Search, The largest electronic retailer in America is always looking for new products to air on TV. For more information or to get a submission form, visit www.QVCproductsearch.com or call (866)302-4633.

Guthy-Renker For more information or to get a submission form, visit Product Submission.

Home Shopping Network (HSN) For more information or to get a submission form, visit Become a Vendor.

Thane For more information or to get a submission form, visit Submissions.


KITCHEN and HOUSEWARES
National Presto Industries is seeking outside inventions for the kitchen, housewares, and food preparation market.

The Dial Corporation is looking for new consumer products. in the following categories: *Personal Care products and devices (Skin, Hair, Feet, Oral), *Laundry cleaners or additives, including Soil & Stain removers and devices, *Home Air treatment products or devices (Fragrancing, Freshening, Filtering), *Auto Air treatment products or devices (Fragrancing, Freshening, Filtering), *Carpet and Upholstery treatments, *Household surface treatment or cleaning products *Auto surface treatments or cleaner products, *Dog and/or cat fur & skin care products, *Novel Food packaging or dispensing systems, *Other novel packaging or dispensing systems, *Devices that simplify or enhance the cleaning or home freshening process

Orange Glow International Safe cleaning products. Contact Frank Kvietok at (303) 740-1909, ext. 345.

COLEMAN-POWERMATE , a subsidiary of the SUNBEAM Corp., has a detailed policy regarding submitting new product ideas for consideration. You may obtain a copy of the submissions policy by calling (561) 912-4900 or writing to: Invention Submissions, Sunbeam Corporation, 2381 Executive Center Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33441.

OFFICE SUPPLIES
Fellowes, www.fellowes.com, one of the worlds largest manufacturers of office products, is seeking patented products in the field of computer accessories, ergonomic accessories, laptop accessories, and office products.
Contact: Tim Shipley, Senior Marketing Manager, Phone: 630-671-5112 or email TShipley@fellowes.com
STAPLES Office Supplies is seeking innovative ideas and products in the office supplies field.

TOOLS and HOME IMPROVEMENT PRODUCTS
Garden Weasel is seeking: nearly any mass appeal item, pet related items, gift items, lawn and garden, hardware, houseware, toys, plumbing, home improvement, automotive, recreational.

Big Idea Group is seeking innovative, highly marketable ideas for tools and home improvement products on behalf of multiple corporate partners. See their "Wish List".

Benjamin Obdyke, national manufacturer of home improvement products is Inc., and they're looking to license or acquire new products or tools used in exterior construction (primarily residential) more specifically, roofing and siding products. They sell through wholesale roofing and siding distributors and lumberyards. You can learn more about Benjamin Obdyke -- and the types of products they're looking for -- on their web site: Benjamin Obdyke

Homax Products, national supplier of paint sundry, tile maintenance and fencing products, seeks inventions to market in retail home improvement industry. Inventors call (800) 729-9029, 840 W. Horton Road, Bellingham, Wash. 98226

Pelham West Associates is a product scout company for a group of small manufacturers/distributors. They seek a wide range of products. For their procedures and a current list of products wanted by their clients, check their web site: www.pelhamwest.com.

Orange Glow International Safe cleaning products. Contact Frank Kvietok at (303) 740-1909, ext. 345.

Pacer Technology is looking for consumer friendly adhesive products. Call Greg Lindsay at (800) 538-3091 or visit the website.

COLEMAN-POWERMATE , a subsidiary of the SUNBEAM Corp., has a detailed policy regarding submitting new product ideas for consideration. You may obtain a copy of the submissions policy by calling (561) 912-4900 or writing to: Invention Submissions, Sunbeam Corporation, 2381 Executive Center Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33441.

TOYS and KIDS' PRODUCTS
Big Idea Group is seeking innovative, highly marketable ideas for toys and kids'products on behalf of multiple corporate partners, reaching out to inventors of all ages and all levels of experience. See their "Wish List".

Hogwild Toys Innovative toys, gifts and fun products for the young and old.

Parent Smart Products is seeking infant safety products invented by parents.

MISCELLANEOUS CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Garden Weasel is seeking: nearly any mass appeal item, pet related items, gift items, lawn and garden, hardware, houseware, toys, plumbing, home improvement, automotive, recreational.

Big Idea Group is seeking innovations in all areas of consumer products, with special emphasis on the following categories: QVC items, toys and kids' products, office supply, school library items, promotion and impulse, home & garden, holiday & seasonal, pets, tools, kitchen & housewares, health & wellness, organization & storage, arts & crafts, and sports & recreation.

The Dial Corporation is looking for new consumer products. in the following categories: *Personal Care products and devices (Skin, Hair, Feet, Oral), *Laundry cleaners or additives, including Soil & Stain removers and devices, *Home Air treatment products or devices (Fragrancing, Freshening, Filtering), *Auto Air treatment products or devices (Fragrancing, Freshening, Filtering), *Carpet and Upholstery treatments, *Household surface treatment or cleaning products *Auto surface treatments or cleaner products, *Dog and/or cat fur & skin care products, *Novel Food packaging or dispensing systems, *Other novel packaging or dispensing systems, *Devices that simplify or enhance the cleaning or home freshening process

The National Mail Order Association (NMOA) is seeking unique, interesting products for its "Made in America Hot Product Contest". Inventors, manufacturers, artisans and craftspeople are invited to participate. The contest helps buyers from mail order marketers find new and interesting products for their companies to sell. For more information and to obtain an entry form, visit www.nmoa.org/contest.

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FOOD PRODUCTS
Food Inventors Network, a division of the Big Idea Group, with a focus on food, beverage, and related packaging, helps inventors get ideas commercialized through licensing, evaluates ideas at open-call Roadshows, and conducts Idea Hunts and contests for clients who are looking for specific product ideas.

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL
Hogan Manufacturing Company,manufactures wheelchair lifts and ramps for city buses and buildings, in addition to other steel products. They are now looking to acquire products in the following areas: (1) Mass transit industry, i.e. products for buses - (2) Garbage, landfill equipment - (3) Lifts for the handicapped community - (4) Alternate co-generation., including: Energy savings; Solar; and Geothermal.
They are looking to acquire patented products that have the potential of selling at least 1,000 units per year, with a market price of $4,000 to $5,000 or more per unit, that are made of metal and can be shipped by truck. Their web site is www.hoganmfg.com.


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