Start Your Own Business

Can you think of an invention that you can turn into a business?

Chester Carlson noticed that fellow patent analyzers in a New York electrical parts maker often needed extra copies of patents. Copying methods like carbon paper and photography were slow and tedious. Carlson decided to improve this, so in 1935 he set up a shop in his kitchen. Using materials he found researching at the library, he developed the first copying machine. Within three years he had invented “xerography” – the method for dry copying. It took many years of improvements, but by 1959 the first photocopiers were produced for general use.

Content courtesy of the Ah Ha! Discovery Deck, developed by John Cronin at the ipCapital Group to help inventors solve real-world problems.

Speak Your Mind