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NEW SEARCH! REXON IS BACK and LOOKING FOR INNOVATIONS IN POWER TOOLS AND POWER WINCHES AND HOISTS!

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The Rexon Team is back to work with Edison Nation in two innovation searches for electrical power tools and winch and hoist innovations. The team is looking for innovation that can be uses by both novice DIY’ers and professional, commercial users. 

POWER TOOL SEARCH:

REXON IS LOOKING TO EXPAND ITS TOOL ASSORTMENT WITH NEW SOLUTIONS THAT EXTEND BEYOND TABLE TOP TOOLS. WHEN COMING UP WITH YOUR NEW IDEAS, CONSIDER HOW YOU CAN SET REXON’S TOOLS APART FROM THE CURRENT MARKETPLACE. 

WINCH AND HOIST SEARCH:

INNOVATION SEARCH FOR POWER WINCH AND HOISTS THAT IMPROVE UPON THE EXPERIENCE OF LIFTING & LOWERING A LOAD.

LET YOUR THOUGHTS ON HOW TO LIFT & LOWER, OR PULL IN AND LET OUT, MOVE YOU TO INNOVATE THE NEXT GREAT WINCH OR HOIST.

PERHAPS IT IS AN EXPERIENCE WITH TRIMMING A LINE ON A SAILBOAT, OR MOVING SCENERY ON A MAJOR THEATRICAL PRODUCTION, OR A GREAT OFF-ROADING ADVENTURE WHEN PULLING YOUR JEEP BACK TO SOLID GROUND IS REQUIRED.

If you have an idea that would be a great fit for either one of these searches, submit it now! 

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williamj
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dljinnovations's Avatargold

Cool search.  I'll have to try to "hoist" in an idea or two!!!

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Love Craftsman products, owned them for over 40 years. Now thats a brand! Gonna play, I’ll be in!

Derrick James
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I'll have to quiz my contractor re: a tool they don't have that they need.  I can't think of anything for this - yet.  :)

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Kim, I'm with you.  I don't have a clue.  Will have to dig deep on this one!  Glad they're back though!

Kim L
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Awesome search(es) - my mind is spinning with the possibilities!

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Working on one for hoist, might have one or two for tools.

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Hi everyone, 

Just a quick reminder that the forums are public and as we indicate in the forum rules, any posts made in the forums where you are revealing details of your innovation idea will be removed.

We did have two recent posts that were added to this forum thread that we had to take down because they were in violation of this rule. 

Thank you and happy inventing!

Kristina 

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Just now submitted one, it's my first submission in over two years, felt good. : )

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GOOD LUCK to all!  

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Excellent @williamj - I'm rooting for you!

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Ditto what Robert said William.

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I sent mine in!! ......Into Initial review!  Hoping To Get This!! 

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I gotta come up with one

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All the best with your idea Mark.

You can do it Phyllis......come up with something good.

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Glad to see you're in, Mr. Bill.  This should be right up your alley.  Good luck everyone!

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Well I'm struggling to come up with something for this one.  Maybe I need to focus on the Power Tool Search for a while.  However, I'm "pulling" for you wiliamj and others in this search.

I think I need a winch to pull some creative ideas out of my noggin!!

Kim L
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Derrick, perhaps you just need to hoist yourself out of this minor slump?  : )

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Ok williamj, just for you, I'm going to double down on the "hoisting".  Actually, I think I may have an angle.  I'll have to do some research on it to see if I really have something or not.  I think it's a good idea. It's just a matter of whether of not it's been done already.

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Derrick, that's the wonderful thing about ideas, they're all good ideas. Even if you're not the first to think of it or it turns out to be non-functional, there is enjoyment in the process of the thinking up and the contemplation of ideas. That's what keeps a lot of us going. Good luck and enjoy.

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Good job lifting each other up guys...

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Robert, all of these puns are making me winch... oops, wince, sorry. Where the heck is spell check when you need it.

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I had a great idea for this search...so great that after a quick search I learned that it's been done many times already.

Sometimes I am tempted to believe in Jung's "collective unconscious" or the "universal id" - or maybe some ideas/inventions are just obvious after a while given the zeitgeist at the time.

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Robert, a good idea is still a good idea regardless of how many people think of it.

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Okay, passed 3 now waiting to get through the dreaded 4.

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Way to go William.  Also, I agree with your previous comment that developing these ideas is lots of fun.

After some research on my idea, I learned that my idea might not be so great after all.  Found a great article on winches that lead me to this conclusion.  Still time to tweak it though, but better hurry up as March 4 will be here before you know it.

Robert Pontius
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Hi everyone!! A quick reminder!

The Rexon searches close tonight at 11:59 PT!

Be sure to get those ideas in before the searches close to be evaluated for potential licensing opportunities with Rexon. 

Good luck to all!!

Derrick James
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  Presentation March 29 th 2019   ONE  G-6  ONE G-5 !  good luck !   TJM.

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     TWO at   G- 6  !   good luck to everyone still in !   TJM.

Kim L
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Sounds like you have a couple of solid ideas Tim.  All the best to you.  Presentation is just a week away.

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I've got one in Power Tools at G4 (opted in).

Tried and tried but couldn't come up with anything for Winches and Hoists (nothing that didn't already exist).

Kim L
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Congrats Tim - I'm guessing there's a very high probability you will make it to the Presentation/G7. Good luck!

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  Thanks Derrick and Robert , one G-7 today ! and one still at G-6 , TJM. 

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  Two  at  G- 7 !  good luck to all that are going to the big show !!!! TJM.

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Just wanted to say THANKS , to the EN TEAM for all the hard work that has to be done for the Rexon presentation for tomorrow Good Luck !   TJM.

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I have 2 G7’s for  this Rexon search. Wish me luck! Also Thank You Edison Nation for all you do!

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One G7 for me. I was so busy with work this week I wasn't paying attention to my dashboard and didn't even know I had a G7.

Best of luck to all!

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 Good luck to all the G7’s. I hope they love your ideas !

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Just bumping this to the top , hope Rexon  liked at least one concept from the presentation last Friday !  ( 3 - 29  - 19  )  TJM.

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Yea I am a G-7 also. Hope all goes well. Good luck to everyone!

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Is this search still on?

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Jim - Good morning. Yes, should be posting some updates early next week.

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  I 'm  out  !    two  R - 8 ' s    TJM.

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The Rexon links appear to be non-functional, linking to an "OOPS" page. What's going on with this search? Also, what's going on with EN? I don't seem to see much activity. Am I wrong?

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Mike - good find, the links are impacted by the recent revamping and updating that EN has done to the website. As the searches were closed and the landing pages were not active, we didn't update those two links, will be sure to have that corrected. 

In regards to the search, the dashboards have begun to be updated as you can see from prior post that Tim M. had made, so starting yesterday and continuing over the next day or two, those innovators who have ideas involved in the search will be getting their updates and status reports.

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R8 for my one submission to the Rexon search. Feedback leaves me with the hope that this is a good idea still searching for the right partner, so onward and upward!

Hopefully there are some of you still in this search!

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So . . . is this search open or closed? It would be nice to know such. Particularly since I have a previous submission to another search that might fit nicely.

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Hi Mike,

This search closed a couple months ago.  See below from search description:

DEADLINE:

Monday, March 04, 2019
at 11:59PM Pacific Time.

Another option is that you could always opt it in to the All Category Search, and suggest Rexon as a potential pitch target.

Robert Pontius
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Well my two ideas got presented, and after a long wait I thought sure I finally had some that stuck. Well I got 2 R8’s. Well back to the drawing board. Never give up!

Robert Pontius
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@Kenneth - Bummer on the R8's, but great job on getting two G7's, they must be ideas worth expanding on to get that far!

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Douglas, yes and no.   I think they weren’t the right fit for them. I think its finding the right company. Will try again, another time.

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Hey Kenneth.  I know what you mean by thinking this is THE ONE, only to see the dreaded R8.  I just keep telling myself that one of these days it really will be THE ONE, and I will finally get the long sought-after G8 Keep on keeping on man!!

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yep. Two R8's

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Never know what they're looking for.

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Sorry for all of the R8's but I hope there are still some, or at least 1, still under consideration.

Inventing is a tough business, but it can be rewarding and well worth the time and effort if you can get make a breakthrough.

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Hi Kristina,

Sounds like fun ! A couple ?'s, Do the new innovations need to be Patentable and do they have to be in atleast a Patent Pending state to be concidered ?

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Lance, this search has been closed since March 4.

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Hi Lance

Ideas do not need to be patented or patent pending.  Edison Nation does make a determination that they believe an idea has a very good chance of being patented before they will present that idea to a sponsoring company.

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Thanks for jumping in with answers Fred.  Good catch.  Even though the search is closed, Lance's questions are still valid.

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Thanks Derrick, I didn't know. I will check for next time.

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