June 13, 2007 11:40 PM by Joe Blackmon
On the second episode of American Inventor, the four judges saw several
more inventors from San Francisco and Los Angeles. The judges also
selected a winner from both Los Angeles and San Francisco to move to
the next round of the competition.
The judges were often unanimous in their decisions on the San Francisco inventors. Some of the inventors that the judges all agreed on putting through to the finalist round were muli-purpose lawnmower inventor Milton Butler, fresh cuts plastic flower deodorizer inventors Erica Fand & Shelley Kohan, collapsible wheelchair inventor Michael Every, HT Custom Build Racers inventor Ricky DeRennaux, and hearing aid stabilizer inventors George and Rahana Cox.
Even though the judges weren’t unanimous, easy flow electric cake decorating dispenser inventor Tami Harris and Mr. Bright Eyes battery tester inventor Richard Kerr also were selected as finalist.
After selecting the Los Angeles and San Francisco finalists, the judges had to select a winner from each city. As the Los Angeles winner, the judges selected HT Custom Build Racers inventor Ricky DeRennaux. As the San Francisco winner, the judges selected Guardian Angel inventor Greg Chavez.