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American Inventor Judges To Select Houston And Tampa Finalists

July 18, 2007 12:06 AM by Joe Blackmon

The nationwide search for America’s next big invention continues with
open casting calls in Houston and Tampa. Viewers will witness inventors
pitching their ideas and products to the panel of expert judges to see
if their dreams will be realized. Highlights from Houston – George
Foreman’s hometown – include an apparatus to keep man’s best friend fit
and entertained, a cooking contraption vying to become the next George
Foreman Grill, a life-saving device designed by a Houston SWAT captain,
and an invention that could revolutionize communication for the hearing
impaired.

In Tampa, an enhancement to the everyday coffee pot and a modification to the age-old napkin will be seen. The panel will weigh their decisions as they choose one finalist from each city to continue to the next level, on "American Inventor," WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

"American Inventor’s" panel of expert judges are businessman/former heavyweight champion/ordained minister George Foreman, British tycoon Peter Jones, entrepreneur Pat Croce and Spanx creator Sara Blakely. Nick Smith hosts.

"American Inventor" is produced by FremantleMedia North America, Simon Cowell’s Syco Television and Peter Jones TV Ltd. Simon Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Siobhan Greene, Peter Jones and Clay Newbill are executive producers. Dug James and Tabitha Hansen are co-executive producers.

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  1. patty Says:
    July 18th, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    It’s not a patent related question… just a comment about the American Inventor in tonight’s show… How to be in contact with them or to post something online so they can get a public message at the TV show.
    This invention was the last to be on TV tonight, it was a deaf person that is trying to invent a portable device that a person can talk into and it turns it into text. Then the deaf person types into and it shows text. It was a great way for the deaf world to start communicating. My comment to this is… It would be WONDERFUL for stroke patients also. They are looking at it from a deaf world, where as stroke patients that cannot keep up with someone talking and doesn’t understand or remember long enough to get home… and sometimes, the person can read well, but understanding verbal communications has slower processing times. it then becomes a personal assistant of sorts. It’s a FABULOUS idea and I’d like to broaden thier horizons on all of who is could help.

  2. Rebecca Says:
    July 18th, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    I am also interested in contacting this same person from American Inventor. My company is willing to offer our services of strategic planning and potential investment dollars to make this device patentable as well as marketable. Please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you.

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