Infection Monitor

Product Research Associates is seeking a medical-product manufacturer to license, develop and market this device.   Used daily upon waking, acquires a basal metabolic reading, detecting infections before clinical symptoms such as a fever, permitting early medical intervention.   Click on the image to see how the device reports.   One patent using the algorithm has issued (6,838,993 Expired) and a new application has been prepared.   An international (PCT) application will follow. 



Electronic Door Lock and Security System

Electronic door locks have finally taking their rightful place in the lockset industry.   Product Research Associates has developed a unique concept that takes the product out of the crowded market of me-too keyless-locks and offers advanced security features for the concerned homeowner, worried about a burglar kicking open the door.   It will be easy to install without degrading the security strength of the door, and there are no wires between the keypad and control module and no battery in the keypad (a patentable feature).   We are seeking a client interested in the combined consumer electronic lock and home security markets.   Patent disclosure document has been completed.  



IoT Multi-featured Alarm Clock

The concept of this new product includes a touch-screen digital alarm clock, photo sorter and display, weather report, a health monitoring feature, MP3 music player and more.   This product was conceptualized with Industrial Designer Ian McDermott at DesignDesign.   Product Research Associates is seeking a client interested in this new multi-featured Alarm Clock concept.   Patent application is in process.  


IoT Electronic Lighted Makeup Mirror

Product Research Associates has developed a concept for an exciting new lighted mirror.   A wide variety of lighting effects can be produced to show the user how her makeup will appear in sunlight, moonlight, office light and more, through a full range of brightnesses.   It will help determine the makeup colors ideal for the users skin tones and hair and eye colors.   It will allow the user to compare a wide range of fabric colors to her makeup.   When the user wants help, the Internet can show her how to get the effects she wants.   We are seeking a client interested in this new lighted mirror concept.   Patent application is in process.


IoT Pre-Symptomatic Health Monitor

Product Research Associates has developed a concept for an exciting new health monitor.   This health monitor includes an integrated blood pressure monitor, a means to record and graph on a color touch-screen display: body temperature, peak expiratory flow, blood pressure, body weight and heart rate, a means to respond to a plurality of health-related questions, a digital alarm clock and a telephone. The monitor is capable of monitoring an individual for the onset of respiratory and non-respiratory infections and a worsening, or improving, heart-failure condition using a proprietary algorithm.   The monitor is able to forward the data and algorithmic analysis to a remote computer through wired or wireless means and communicate visually with healthcare personnel.   We are seeking a client interested in this new health-monitor concept.   Patent application completed and filed with patent attorney.  


IoT Opto-Action Portable Game

Product Research Associates has recognized the need for a physical action game requiring the hand-eye coordination skills needed for racket and paddle games such as tengamenis and ping pong.   A tennis court, ping pong table or other graphics can be projected onto the game's playing surface, and the ball movement is generated optically for a realistic quasi-holographic experience - you feel the ball hitting the paddle.   Two can play on this portable table-top game or one can play against the onboard computer.   Add a wireless adapter and you can play against an opponent anywhere in the world through the Internet.   Patent application is in process.   Note: Foam-core model shown was constructed by Industrial Designer, Ian McDermott.


Biosymtec Monitor

For its client, Beiswenger and Associates Inc.,   Product Research Associates is seeking a medical-product manufacturer to license, develop and market this device.   This medical device, used daily upon waking, acquires oral and pulmonary pre-symptomatic signs in seconds, detecting respiratory and non-respiratory infections, days before clinical symptoms such as a fever, permitting early medical intervention.   One U.S. patent has issued (8,8901,609) and two other applications have been filed.  



Lightning/Surge Protector

Product Research Associates is seeking a surge-protector manufacturer to license, develop and market this device.   A lightning-sensor/circuit-disconnect surge protector, which alerts when lightning strikes are occurring in the vicinity, safely disconnects power, Cat 5, Coax and phone lines leading to equipment, if no action is taken.   The device can be operated wirelessly.


 


Lantern Votive Candle Holder  

Product Research Associates is seeking a vintage-home-accessory manufacturer to license, develop and market this product concept.   The lantern votive candle holder includes glass windows that gradually change color, either as the lantern warms up or sequentially as programmed by user.



Expandable Hose Accessory/Feeder

Product Research Associates is seeking a Lawn & Garden manufacturer to license, develop and market this device, an accessory for the popular expandable hose (Pocket Hose).   When finished watering, the user will be able to pulse the trigger on the nozzle on and off twice, with which the hose will automatically retract back toward the faucet while the water in the hose collects into a special container at the faucet.   Further, when the hose is used again, the water in the special container will be entrained with the water passing through the hose and out of the nozzle.   It will also be possible, therefore, to add L&G chemicals to the special container so that the user could, for example, fertilize his/her plants while they are being watered.



Mosquito Eliminator

Mosquitoes are "popular" again, with the infestation of the Zika Mosquito in Florida.   PRA's product research engineer researched means to attract mosquitoes, purchasing thousands of mosquitoes from a Madison, Wisconsin, laboratory.   He demonstrated that bug lights, without a means to attract mosquitoes, did not reduce the surrounding population.   Mosquitoes are not phototropic, i.e., not attracted to light.   What they are attracted to is the heat, carbon dioxide and water vapor produced by humans.   Product Research Associates has created a product concept that will deliver the three components, closely matching that of the human, and kill the mosquitoes it traps.   We are seeking a Lawn & Garden manufacturer to license, develop and market the product.



Hydroponic Appliance

Product Research Associates has taken an interest in the broadening market for this product.   Research has shown that the appliance, about the size of a two-door refrigerator, would be capable of growing enough vegetables to feed a family of three two meals each week.   A large-format plastic injection molder could produce the product economically.   We are seeking a client in the lawn & garden field having large format molding capabilities.   There are novel features to the developed concept which we believe the average family will appreciate.   The market is flooded with expensive grow cabinets.   We believe this new concept will deliver a price within the average family's budget.