Pittsburgh Area Inventors Unite – come learn, protect, evaluate, and share !



In lieu of an April  meeting, we did take a tour of Tronix3D in Pittsburgh (Point Breeze) on – Wednesday, April 19th, 2023    –  5pm  -6:30.  Visit: tronix3D.com  It was great! Thanks to Scott for the contact and Mike at Tronix for hosting us.


Co-founder Mike Vindler explains to club members the very impressive capabilities of a state-of-the-art HP 5200 Multijet Fusion. 

Due to an extreme lack of interest for in-person meetings, henceforth, I will be holding only Virtual meetings, such as Zoom, conference calls, or the like.  Those will most likely be on the last Tuesday of the month in 2023.

For May, InventionCon2023 will serve as our meeting this month. It is free, but you should register to get into sessions. Link is:


Always check back a day or so before any listed meeting dates for updates.

For phoning in to meetings, Now use the Zoom ones unless otherwise noted.

You should email me if you wish to stay on or get on my email list. Even if you do not want to tune into meetings, you may wish to read about the resources and articles I send out from time to time. That is fine with me, but be sure to let me know. I will soon start purging emails from my list that I have not gotten any response from in over a year. 

email me:  PghInventor@gmail.com

Since I am going strictly online, you can probably tune in to other Inventor’s Clubs around the country.

Other Inventors Clubs (links) to check out:

http://www.inventors.org/  (Houston -$50/yr)

http://www.alamoinventors.org/  ($25/yr -Virtual only)


Topics for Future Meeting:  Got any suggestions? email: PghInventor@gmail.com

I recommend subscribing to InventorsDigest



As usual, send me any suggestions for topics

If you have  an invention idea you would like to discuss in private, I will be glad to meet with you and sign a secrecy agreement (NDA). Just email PghInventor@gmail.com     

I will be glad to help with preparing a Provisional Patent Application at no cost. 

From November presenter:  https://dreamproductguru.com/
From one of our 2021 presenters, you should check out their website: FerenceLaw.com

Pgh Inventors Club Presentation – 10-28-21

Got a topic you want discussed? Email it to pghinventor@gmail.com   

   Please email me with any future agenda topics – pghinventor@gmail.com.

  If needed for accessing meeting, my cell is 412-527-6921

Cannot make it to our meetings?  A popular inventors club, the San Diego Inventors Forum (SDIF), is willing to share videos of their speakers and have put them here:


In case you did not notice it, our web address is still


Email: pghinventor@gmail.com


 Cannot get there?  Email me for the link to our Zoom connection  

I have created a new tab – Local Inventor Spotlight  –  check it out and let me know if you want on there – or have other suggestions.


And, in case you were wondering, there is not cost to join or attend our club meetings

Check out the Links and Library tabs.
These are places I will be putting articles that I think may be of interest to some inventors. 

Let’s keep those inventive juices flowing !!!


 Feel free to post a comment with any questions or issues regarding inventing, and we will see if any members have an answer.

Mailing Address:  130 Hidden Valley Rd,  Monroeville, PA 15146

Comments on: "Home" (5)

  1. Members, and others, are invited to post a question that a club member may be able to answer, such as where to get help making a certain type of prototype, or where they might be able to buy something or other.

  2. Iris & Others,
    I have done some part time work for James Ray and Associates and would recommend them as one to consider, but getting a couple of quotes is not a bad idea.
    (see http://www.AP-Patents.com)
    I suggest that in checking out for a patent attorney or agent, you look at their body of work over the past 2 years or more to see what sorts of patents that they have been successful in getting allowed. Go to http://patft.uspto.gov/ and on left side click on Quick under patents. Then in “term” box type in the firms name, then in Field 1 select Agent or Attorney – then click on Search. You can see the titles and numbers for patents starting with their most recent. You can click on each one if you want to see more. Design patents that start with a D should not even be counted – they take no skill other than for the draftsman doing the Figures.
    As for provisional patents, if you have the time, moderately good computer skills, and patience, you might consider doing it yourself. James Ray and Associates charges about $1100, so it comes down to how much do you value your time, and how many more might you do in the future. There is no point in doing first-class drawings for a provisional – things might change within the year before filing a utility application. I frequently discuss these matters at our monthly meetings, if you can make one.
    Founder, Pittsburgh East Inventors Club

  3. Rodney Norris said:

    Hello, I plan on attending the next meeting 9/26/17. But I have several large-scale inventions. I have 11 small electronic inventions as well. I don’t just have ideas. I do what I can to actually produce them and or working prototypes. I am looking to team up with likeminded people to form a company with to produce inventions be them mine or others. I have come to realize that 100% of zero dollars is still zero dollars! By Teaming up with others that can assist in the production of inventions maybe we all could add to the wallet. If you’re of entrepreneur spirit, even if have no clue on your own invention… this may be your chance! Hopefully we find some reasonably skilled individuals. Example…. Anyone know someone reasonably proficient in Blender Cad/animation? I have an animated depiction of one of my inventions that needs to be edited to be more reflective of the actual design of the invention for presentations. Another is the need for someone to help with configuring / cooling of Li batteries that drive SEVERAL electric ducted fans. And people to help build working ¼, ½, and or full-scale prototypes.
    If Clean abundant water, Super-fast and efficient space flight, Mars/Lunar Habitats, Flying Transport, and Storm/Hurricane prevention, (Yes, it is possible! I have animation of device), If any of these things interest you, or you know someone it would, or just want to help to ride on the coattails of others, LOL…. Please contact me. Totally willing to share in everything with those who would help/join me!

    Rodney Norris
    South Park Resident
    Cell 706-513-2209

  4. The windshield wiperdiaper and the Wiperglove

  5. If you have not seen the film, “Flash of Genius” with Greg Kinnear,as the inventor of intermittent wiper blades for vehicles, it is AWESOME to see what this depiction of an inventor went through.

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