Wednesday, November 23, 2005

select inventions

I think I understand the potential foolishness of sharing my invention ideas in such a public forum. But I also think I know the value of having such a public record should an idea be stolen. Let's be clear here, you have been warned--don't steal my ideas; now, I'm not opposed to working with others to bring these ideas to life, in fact I welcome it, I need some collaboration. It has been a disheartening lack of collaboration with certain authors whose last names rhyme with 'bowling' that has stymied my (and his or her) progress on a novel in a series I'm working on, but that's another story. I am pretty excited about these inventions, for the most part they have been gathering dust, though whenever I reconsider them, I get excited all over again. I welcome any feedback to push or refine the ideas, or tell me your inventions--maybe we can collaborate? OK, here they are:

1. Transfer pen: OK, this is a pen-shaped device that can replace, or at least change how we might think about computer networking, the conventional computer 'mouse', and conventional electronic file storage. It works like this: I notice some files on your computer desktop. I want to get one. In the past, I would have to have you save it to a disk, or e-mail it, or I would have to search through the files on a network to locate it. Not with the transfer pen. I bring my transfer pen, I place the tip of the pen on the icon of the file on the screen, it "picks up" the file, and it is now stored on the transfer pen! When I return to my computer, I simply place the tip of the transfer pen on my desktop, and I successfully upload the file onto my computer. I can also use the transfer pen to manipulate icons on my desktop; I can draw, write, or use it in any way I use my conventional mouse. Dang, I really need to draw a picture here to illustrate how it functions. Please, please use your imagination(s). To proceed from here, I really need someone who knows how to make a transfer pen, or get it one step closer. Know anyone?

2. Human flying (this idea is the roughest--but still extremely exciting): OK, this is basically a device that lets humans fly. It's not an airplane, it would use technology like a hover-craft, only it wouldn't require any extra devices or gear, and any kid could "hook up" and fly. Wouldn't you like to fly? Wouldn't you be willing to pay a pretty penny to be able to fly? So would I. And so would millions of people around the world. To proceed from here, I really need someone who knows how to build a more fitting hover-craft type of device without extraneous gear or devices.


  1. Your flying idea is AWESOME!

  2. Rachel4:46 AM

    Whenever I have computer questions I call Jared. If there is anyone who would know where to find a transfer pen it would be Jared. Good luck!

  3. Hey Ben, why don't you ask your precious "robot friends" to help you come up with the transfer pen?

  4. ben, take it from rachel: i know about this kind of stuff. the transfer pen will NOT succeed; It's a great idea, but i think it will be overshadowed by the butter stick and other inventions found here

  5. heimerwisen12:08 PM

    You should not worry about public disclosure of your inventions. None of us should. In fact, the only thing to really fear is robot-bear rape. How about an invention to protect us from that? The linked article raises this issue but does not offer solutions. Won't someone think of the children?

  6. ben it seems you may have a lawsuit on your hands. these jerks stole your flying idea.

    bird man

  7. Heimerweisen: Can't find the article link--were you tricking me?

    Everyone: Thanks, and I'm still waiting to hear if you know someone that can help bring these to further fruition.