Nikola Tesla’s Top Inventions

Nikola Tesla is a name many may have heard of, but during his lifetime he was not as lauded for this genius inventions as he is today. Telsa was from Smiljan, Croatia and studied at Realschule, Karlsdadt, which was later called Johann-Rudolph-Glauber Realschule Karlstadt. He also attended school in Austria at the Technical University in Graz, where he studied physics and math, as well as going to the University of Prague to study philosophy.

He came to the US when he was 28 years old and worked with several famous people, to include Thomas Edison. Over his lifetime he had many patents in several countries. His first patent was for a commutator for dynamo-electric machines in 1884, but he went on to protect many of his other inventions with 112 in the US, as well as 30 in Great Britain, 10 in France, 27 in Belgium, 21 in Germany, 15 in Austria, 19 in Italy and several more in other countries.

Out of all these and an estimate of many others, he had several top inventions, to include:

The Tesla Coil

The Telsa Coil is a transformer that can produce A/C current. It is made of a main coil and a secondary one. They each had their own capacitor that stored the electricity and were connected via a spark gap, and powered by high voltage energy sources. The main coil builds up a charge and the resistance in the spark gap is broken down, which allows current to flow and makes a magnetic field. It looks like a lightning bolt and was able to make fluorescent bulbs work with no need for any wires!

The Magnifying Transmitter

The Telsa Coil was supposed to be part of Telsa’s wireless power system. This magnifying transmitter allowed Telsa to make it possible for his coil to cause fluorescent bulbs a kilometer away to turn on.  This was done via the transmitter make electric energy waves that then could be used via tuning a receiving circuit.

The Tesla Turbine

This style of a turbine engine utilized combustion to cause disks to rotate, and had an astonishing 90 percent fuel efficiency level.

X-Ray images

Most people credit Roentgen with inventing x-rays films, but evidence says Telsa also worked in this area, but sadly a fire in his lab destroyed much of the proof. He was said to probably have made the first x-ray picture while using a vacuum tube to create a picture of the famous Mark Twain, but it failed and instead showed his camera lens screw. But he did manage later to create one of the human body, but Roentgen beat him to it in 1895, so he is not credited with being first.


Telsa also figured out that his coil was able to send as well as receive radio signals. As of 1895 he managed to send radio signals as far away as 50 miles, but again sadly, the fire in his lab destroyed a lot of the proof, so invention of the radio is credited to Guglielmo Marconi, who had the first patent for wireless telegraphy.

Neon Lamps

While Tesla didn’t exact invent neon lighting, he made major contributions to it. He made the first neon sign, which he showed off at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, so if you love all the cool neon signs in bars and reastaurants, you have Telsa to thank.

Hydroelectric power

Nine of Tesla’s patents involved hydroelecrical power, which one built at the famous Niagara Falls which he owned. This made Tesla a pioneer in clean energy since he touted using it instead of fossil fuels.

Induction Motor

Even though Galileo Ferraris also invented and showed of an AC commutator-free 3-phase induction motor in 1885, Telsa had the patent for it first, though Ferraris built his first. This kind of engine is now common and used in things like blow dryers, power tools and vacuum cleaners.

Remote Controller

Tesla also invented a type of remote control he dubbed as a “teleautomaton” and got a patent for it in 1898. He used is to power a toy boat in a demonstration he did that same year, but was first denied the patent because until he built the boat the patent office thought the invention wouldn’t work.

Alternating Current

The most famous of Telsa’s inventions is alternating current, which we widely use nowadays.   Telsa had worked for Edison in 1884, who wanted Telsa to help him find a way to make DC current better. Telsa tried to convince him AC was more efficient, but ended up in a fight with Edison, never getting paid for his work and being discredited by Edison. But these days Telsa is the victor because AC power is what is mostly used for powering up much of our machinery.

Sadly, he died in his own hotel room in 1943, supposedly of a coronary thrombosis.

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How To Get Funding For Your Invention Idea

So, you’ve got a wonderful idea for a great invention that is going to benefit mankind. The problem is you don’t have the money to get it into production. So, what do you do to get some sort of funding to make your invention a reality?

There’s actually a lot of places as well as organizations where a prospective inventor can get funding. Some of these are from state or federal crowdfunding websites, as well as contests where an inventor can win funding for their idea, along with traditional loans, certain foundations, Social enterprise and fiscal sponsorship, venture capital or by getting a partner with money who can invest in your idea.

Here’s some info on the above examples of ways to get the money you need to fund your invention idea:

Federal and State Grants

One of the best ways to get your patent idea financed is via free money from a grant from federal or state sources. There are 1000s of such grands you can possibly qualify for on sites like You can also get information on possible grants from the US Small Business Administration, as well as the website.

Another possible grant opportunity is from the U.S. Department of Energy, which provides grants for inventors developing any sort of invention which benefits the environment or those that somehow save energy.

Win Contests

There are also several contests in which you can compete to get money to finance an invention idea. For instance, some business schools have a writing contest, i.e. MIT has a Business Plan Contest where you must be one of the semi-finalists, and then you must submit a twenty-page business report. The final winner will get $100K to use for their business. Plus another such contest is from the University of Wisconsin has a few different business plan contests.

If you aren’t affiliated with any sort of business school, then look into other such contests through places like BizPlanCompetitions. It lists more than four hundred such contests run by several foundations and corporations. Two such contests are the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, which has a $50K prize to the one that offers the top business plan, and Business Owners’ Idea Café has a contest that gives $1000 to businesses which just need to submit an innovative way to solve a basic everyday issue.

Crowdfunding Websites

These days many inventors get funding via crowdfunding websites. Some of the most popular sites include Indiegogo, GoFundMe, Peerbacker and Kickstarter. If you use one of these sites you either have to get the amount of funding you asked for or all the cash gets returned to the investors.

Regional/City Grants

Another type of free money comes from regional and city grants. Sometimes these cities will help out a budding inventor with a couple thousand dollars that might at least get you started in making your patent idea into reality. To find out if your city offers such grants, be sure to check with your city council office or see if they participate in some sort of economic development plan.


Another source of funding comes from investment angels. These people give money to help out inventors and you can find one via directories like Go4Funding or Gust. An angel doesn’t likely give you the funds without a catch, and they may want some kind of dividend on their investments. Many times these angels are no small potatoes either, as the average amount they have given to inventors is around $600K.

Venture Capital

Venture capital is when someone gives you funding by investing in a business startup. Usually the inventor has already developed their business plan and has invested some of their own monies. Then a venture capitalist steps in and provides additional funding. Usually the venture capitalist expects regular reports on how your invention is going and what your projections are for the future.

Social enterprise & fiscal sponsorship

If the invention you are working on has some kind of social mission, you may be able to get funding via social enterprise. This is also called social entrepreneurship. It includes nonprofits, for-profit companies, and civic minded people.

Or you may be able to get what is called a program-related investments, which is sometimes provided to both nonprofits and social enterprises. These are low interest loans which foundations may give to an inventor if it matches their own interests.

And speaking of nonprofits, sometimes a nonprofit will invest in an inventor. A nonprofit could then act as a fiscal sponsor for an inventor. That means you’d have a formal deal where a 501(c)(3) public charity will sponsor your project if it lacks exempt status. Then an inventor can look for grants as well as solicit for any tax-deductible donations using their sponsor’s exempt status. However, those are rare and you would need a good lawyer to set it up.

What You’ll Have to Furnish

If you apply for funding via a federal or state grant program, you will need to outline your invention idea and come up with a good business plan.

Next, you need a prototype of your invention. It’s best if you can show that your invention idea is going to generate at least one new job, which doesn’t count a job for you. That makes it more likely you will get the funding you desire.

Some places want proof you are serious so if you have a business it’s a good idea to incorporate it as an LLC. Plus, if you also have a partner, it makes your business look more credible and more likely to be offered funding.

One thing is certain, if you are trying to get funding for your invention idea, it’s best to come off as professional and dependable to those you are trying to get the funding from. No one wants to fund anyone who has doubts about their invention! Plus, don’t just send an informal letter or email or do an informal phone call to try to get someone to give you funding. It looks much better if that’s done in a professional manner if you really want a decent response.

Use InventHelp

InventHelp is a business specializing in assisting inventors in making their invention idea become fact. They have the power of many experts in almost any industry you can imagine, as well as staff that are successful in marketing, etc. If they don’t have it they can put you in with the people who can help your invention become a reality.  They are able to do everything a new inventor needs. Here’s a few news articles to show you what we mean:

Keep all the above tips in your mind when you want to pitch an invention idea. These tips will help a new inventor to thrive and succeed in making their invention dreams come true via the help of InventHelp!

Top Health Related Inventions Featured On Shark Tank

Shark Tank is in its 11th season and this hit show has helped many inventors of a wide range of products get their products before the right people, so their inventions could make them money and gain the notice of the public. The “Sharks” are a huge help to these little or unknown inventors get their products before the right people who are interested in handling or selling their product. Most of these products now make a million dollars more for their inventors. Here is a look at some of those products.

Ava the Elephant

An incredibly simple invention, Ava the elephant is a medicine dropper with a friendly elephant head on the dropper. Designed to appeal to young children and get them to take liquid medicine without fussing this eyedropper has made life easier for parents. It also helps assure that young children take the medicine they are prescribed, which is good for their health.

Squatty Potty

Squatty Potty is another simple invention that appeared on Shark Tank and took the world by storm. The device is a simple footstool that raises your knees above your hips so you are in a squatting position when going to the bathroom. This stool actually helps to prevent those blockages leading to painful constipation aiding in overall health. Once the “sharks” became interested in this products sales of this product soared and now most people in the US have at least heard of this simple invention.

Simply Fit Board

The simply fit board is a plastic balance board that allows you to rock and twist your way to better fitness. This board is used to improve balance, strengthen your core muscles and even lose weight in a fun way and while just working out for minutes a day. Most users find this board fun and fairly easy to use and seem to be sold everywhere as well as appearing in a number of YouTube workout videos, all thanks to the Shark Tank and the promotion of the product to the right sources.

Ever Well Health Testing Kits

Another health related invention that has been featured on Shark Tank is the Ever Well Health Testing Kits. While these kits are not designed to take the place of a proper diagnosis by a doctor they do allow people to become more proactive in their health care allowing them to test themselves if the suspect that they have a health problem. These test cover a wide range of health problems including food sensitivity, sexual transmitted diseases, and high blood sugar levels among others.

While these health inventions made it big with the help of the sharks on shark tank, not every inventor has access to this forum. However that doesn’t mean that you can’t the help you need to get your invention patented and before the right people. InventHelp is a company that is dedicated to help you get company off the ground.

If you are an inventor you have probably heard about InventHelp and maybe even wondered what people actually thought about the company. Here are some links that can give you insight into the company and how both employees and inventors feel about the company itself.

If you like what your read and have an invention that you want help getting to market why not contact InventHelp today?


Top Medical Inventions of the 21st Century

Inventions are not only profitable for the inventor, when it comes to medical inventions they are beneficial to the people they save! Here are some of the top medical inventions of the 21st century.

 AbioCor Artificial Heart

In the beginning of the 21st century it was ushered in with an artificial heart called the AbioCor in In July 2001. Several surgeons in Louisville, KY created it via the AbioCor, Inc. medical company in Danvers, MA. It is much more advanced than previous versions of artificial hearts because the recipient doesn’t have to be confined to a bed and connected with tubes and wires to  huge contraption.

Instead, it is actually inside the person’s boy, no console, nothing outside to constrict movement at all! It runs via a battery pack you can wear on your belt.

Mind-Reading Tools

Believe it or not in 2006 a type of “mind reading” tool was invented by scientists working at MIT Media Laboratory. It scans the person’s brain and helps doctors see their emotions. It’s called an Emotional Social Intelligence Prosthetic. Rana El Kaliouby unveiled it at the Body Sensor Network Conference.

Bio-Artificial Liver

Dr. Kenneth Matsumura is who thought up this amazing invention! It uses liver cells together with machine components, thereby the term bio-artificial since it combines mechanical with living tissue. The recipient has their blood put through a circulation device and it goes through a special membrane which ensures the cells are not rejected by the recipient. This way the cells can be used to detox the person’s blood similar to what a real liver does. It received Time’s Invention of the Year in 2001.

Face Transplants

Sadly many people lose their very personality when their face is damaged via burns, animal attacks, bombs, etc. In the past not much could be done to make them look normal again. However, back in 2005 a plastic surgeon came up with a procedure to do facial transplants from a dead donor to a live recipient. This may not make them look exactly like they did before, nor does it make them look exactly like the donor, but it can help them to look more normal.

The Camera Pill

This came out around 2008 and made it possible to have a cheap and less invasive check for esophageal cancer without anesthesia. It is in the form of a pill that’s only 1.4mm in size and simple for the recipient to swallow. It is a form of a scanning endoscope invented by scientists at the University of Washington. It’s made of one optical fiber that’s used to light it up as well as 6 other fibers that collect light, and those seven fibers are inside the pill the person swallows.

An electrical current in the pill makes it so the fibers inside it bounce around and the electronic eye in it views the person’s esophagus pixel by pixel, then it forms it all into a 2D color image for the doctors to see. The resolution isn’t as good as the standard endoscope, but it is still a step in the right direction to make cancer checks less expensive and less invasive.

Stethoscope for Smartphones

Believe it or not there’s an app for smartphones that works just like a stethoscope. It was invented by 3 graduates of business school, so they were not even doctors or scientists. It records the person’s heartrate digitally and can even detect heart murmurs accurately. It caught 50 percent of standard murmurs and a third of more advanced murmurs, so you will have to see your doctor for further tests. Still, it is a great step forward for the world of medical apps.

Bionic Contact Lens

You may have seen the Star Trek character Geordie who wears a visor to help him see since he is blind. Well, this bionic eye is not a visor, but it was invented by scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle. They combined a sort of imprinted electrical circuit with a regular contact lens made of elastic to create it, and it lets the wearer see via superimposing digitized images into their natural vision. This eye can even feed them things like a weather report or a map. Plus it also can do things like test for bacteria, viruses or a person’s cholesterol levels and send it to their doctor’s computer.

iLIMB Bionic Hand

In 2007 a man named David Gow invented the iLIMB, which was the first mechanical hand that was able to use each of their fingers separately. That was world famous because the recipient could hold a cup easier, etc. Each finger has its own motor.

If you are a budding inventor,  InventHelp is the company that can help connect you with the experts you need to get a patent, etc. Here are some news articles that you can take a look at:

Use these hints to help you to learn about becoming an inventor and making your dream come true. InventHelp can make that possible and help you with all the tools you need to do that in a much simpler fashion.

The Most Innovative Tech Inventions At CES 2022

The Consumers Electronics Show (CES) 2020 was held in Las Vegas earlier this month and the list of innovative tech inventions was truly amazing. The inventions presented ran the gambit from a toothbrush that brushes your entire mouth in just ten seconds, to a toilet-fetching robot to water recyclers and computers for artists.

Samsung Sero TV

This year’s winner of the CES Innovation Award the Samsung Sero TV is unique in that it switches from portrait to landscape mode and back again making for a whole new viewing experience.

Ace ConceptD 7 Ezel

This computer is made for artists and has a double hinged screen which allows the computer to rest flat and enables the screen to rotate into angles that makes it appear as though the art work is floating, allowing artists to view from work from a new perspective.

Hydraloop Water Recycler

This innovative water recycler implements 6 maintenance free filtration techniques that can recycle up to 85% of gray water for reuse in toilets, pools and irrigation systems.

Prinker Temporary Tattoo Printer

If you are looking for a professional tattoo, but don’t want to permanently color your skin, this temporary tattoo printer will accomplish that goal. You can even choose between a monochrome or color tattoo. This tattoo machine is expected to be available by the middle of the year.

Charmin Rollbot

One of the most innovative and unique technological inventions is the Charmin rollbot. With this little robot you never need to worry about being stuck on the “throne” without any toilet paper again. This little robot connects to a smart phone and will come into the bathroom to bring you a new roll of toilet paper. How fun is that?

Often inventors need help getting their inventions to market. Some may need help with making a prototype to get financing to put their invention into production others simply need access to resources InventHelp can help you get the help you need to see your idea for an invention come to reality.

In most cases, inventors who have new and innovative products don’t have the ability to connect with the businesses that could best use those inventions. Having a company that helps team you up with the right business for your invention can help make your business a success.

As a new unknown inventor it can be difficult getting established businesses to take your calls, no matter how great your invention may be. That’s one of the areas where new inventors can benefit from the help of a professional company that is dedicated to teaming up new inventors and their inventions with businesses that can benefit from a specific invention. InventHelp is a company that has the right contacts to put new inventors together with the businesses that can most benefit from the invention that you (the inventor) want to market

Who knows, perhaps your new invention will be one of the most innovative tech inventions at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show.