Self-Advancing, Step-Tap Drill Bit Used for Space Shuttle Repair Is Ideal for Industrial and Aerospace Use Engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have developed the cutting edge of cutting an edge—a patented, self-advancing, step-tap drill bit. Originally developed for Space … Continue reading

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Our initial introduction of the High Altitude Hydration System to the outdoor industry was a resounding success. I managed to cram no fewer than 18 meetings into my two days at the show. Opinions among manufacturers, retailers and end-users were … Continue reading

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An effective, iterative IP marketing process should include a well-conceived plan that focuses on delivering an acceptable return on your resource investments. Your plan should be more of a “living,” outline-level guide than a voluminous document that you rarely revisit. … Continue reading

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I’m live blogging today from the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City. Fuentek is here to demonstrate the high altitude hydration system designed by former astronaut Scott Parazynski. Yesterday I met with seven retailers to demonstrate the system … Continue reading

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Former astronaut co-invents system for harsh environments Extreme condition clothing: Scott Parazynski’s Mt. Everest gear is on display at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Parazynski is the only person to fly into space and climb Mt. Everest. The High … Continue reading

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As a consulting firm, we would directly benefit from the idea posited by Robert E. Litan and Lesa Mitchell of the Kauffman Foundation, published as part of “The HBR List: Breakthrough Ideas in 2010” piece in the January 2010 issue … Continue reading

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An effective, iterative IP marketing process begins with revisiting the decision to proceed with marketing. This first step might seem odd, given that the “go” marketing decision was informed by an assessment. But in most cases, there is a lag … Continue reading

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NASA’s Kennedy Space Center invites companies to license this innovative power-limiting circuit for batteries. This technology is designed to limit the power output from a battery without compromising battery lifetime in situations where there is little headroom for dropping voltage … Continue reading

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Updated September 2016 Too often in my work, I see organizations trying to commercialize inventions without really considering the commercial viability of the technology. Just because you can get a patent on an innovation doesn’t automatically mean you should commercialize it. … Continue reading

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Feature Article Making Your Company into a Virtual Organization This article was published in the Winter 2009 issue of Mobility Entrepreneur Magazine and can be downloaded here with the publisher’s permission.

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