Press Release Summary = Local girl Laurie Rowe of Sheffield has created a new and easy way of tightening the blade of a hacksaw, much to the surprise of her male colleagues.
Press Release Body = Local girl Laurie Rowe of Sheffield has created a new and easy way of tightening the blade of a hacksaw, much to the surprise of her male colleagues.
She was initially unsure where to go with her idea, but she has now received advice and guidance from Atkinson & Company together with Fixed Fee IP which has helped her begin the launch of her invention.
The young female inventor has studied engineering and came up with the idea after seeing the struggle that workers had when trying to tauten blades to prevent them from snapping during usage. Previous methods have used butterfly screws or levers, but Ms Rowe's idea involves a trigger mechanism on the handle on which the hacksaw frame can be pulled back, and the blade tightened through tension. There is also a catch for easy release of the blade without causing any breakages.
Ms Rowe is currently searching for market interest of her invention with the help of Inventor-Net - created and supported by Atkinson & Company, in partnership with Fixed Fee IP. Inventor-Net brings together local professionals and experts from a wide range of disciplines to give inventors the kick start and direction their ideas need, without any risk of their idea being stolen. As Ms Rowe's idea has not yet been trademarked, it has proved useful that Inventor-Net protects any ideas that are brought in. Inventor-Net will guide Ms Rowe in the appropriate direction to raise the profile of her product, and the team are confident that the technique will take off in the industry. Ralph Atkinson, director of Atkinson & Company, said: "It is always satisfying to see inventors from our region with exciting and useful new ideas. In this case, it is even more refreshing to see a woman's face among the inventors, which actually doesn't happen a lot."
Inventor-Net Confidential has arranged the following dates in Sheffield, for those who have an idea or just want to know more:
Wednesday 11 July Wednesday 15 August Wednesday 12 September Wednesday 17 October Wednesday 14 November Wednesday 12 December
In addition to patents and trademark information, Inventor-Net can also provide advice from professionals in the product development, legal, accountancy, marketing and PR sectors. All initial advice is given free of charge as part of the opening Inventor-Net Confidential consultation.
Anyone with an idea who needs free advice on inventions, patents and trademarks, should call Eileen Ellis on 0870 850 0043 to arrange their free, totally confidential consultation with the experts at Inventor-Net.
For further information, visit www.atkinsonandco.com and www.fixedfeeip.com