Category Archives: Successful Inventors

Tom Patterson, Inventor & Founder of Tommy John

PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4 Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it was frustration that spurred Tom Patterson’s quest to reinvent men’s undergarments. As a former medical device salesman, Tom had a re-occuring undershirt problem and set out to find a solution. Tom found traditional men’s undershirts have a generic Continue Reading...

Sari Crevin, Mompreneur, President BooginHead

PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4 Sari Crevin has had meteoric success in 3 short years with her pacifier and sippy cup/toy “leashes” PaciGrip and SippiGrip. This Human Resources Manager for Microsoft’s X-box Division started her self-financed side business in her garage just over 3 short years ago. In her 2nd year, sales Continue Reading...

Leslie Scott, Inventor of the Jenga

PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4 Leslie Scott is the inventor of Jenga, the co-founder of Oxford Games Ltd, and the author of ‘About Jenga: The Remarkable Business of Creating a Game that Became a Household Name.’ Born and raised in Africa, and educated in Sierra Leone, Kenya and England, Scott worked for Continue Reading...

Richard C. Levy, Author of Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cashing In on Your Inventions

PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4 Richard C. Levy is a marketing wiz with a flair for innovation, and a keen sense and timing for product and pop culture. He is president of Richard C. Levy & Associates, a product development and licensing company. In the past 35 years RCL&A has licensed over Continue Reading...

Jill Boehler, Inventor of Chilly Jilly

PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4 Jill Boehler is the inventor of the Chilly Jilly. She was always freezing in air conditioned restaurants, theatres, movies, trains, and airplanes in the summer and on vacation. “Someone should invent a wrap small enough to fit in my purse.” She said. “Then this problem would be Continue Reading...