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Stroke of Genius

Author: IPO Education Foundation

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Explore every day inventions and discover how they came to be. Each episode dives into the stories behind the inventions -- from personal struggles, to unexpected “aha” moments, to the creative determination of individual inventors. Hear about the creativity and inspiration behind inventions and how intellectual property plays an important role in dreams becoming reality!
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Join us as we get to know a Master Inventor at IBM, Lisa DeLuca. Lisa holds over 400 patents for her various inventions across the tech world. We'll hear what it's like to invent for a huge organization like IBM, get advice on patenting your own invention, and learn about some of the incredible projects Lisa has been a part of such as Digital Twin. This episode is sponsored by IBM  Learn More About Lisa Seacat Deluca Her Website: https://lisaseacat.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LisaSeacatList of granted USPTO Patents: Watch her TED TalkThis episode was produced by At Will Media on behalf of Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation
Season 2 of Stroke of Genius launches June 10th! Join IPO Education Foundation and host, Andrea Madho, as we take a look into the lives of some of the most influential inventors of our time such as Temple Grandin, Dean Kamen, and Lisa DeLuca. We'll learn about their struggles, their triumphs, and what it takes to turn a great idea into a patented invention.
Patent Pending

Patent Pending

2018-11-2600:31:17

Season 1 Finale! In this episode, we’ll profile three entrepreneurial inventors in different stages of the patent process who all share a common goal - to make the world a better place. We’ll feature: Amira Idriss, CEO and Founder of TheraV, a wearable device that uses vibration therapy to offer drug-free pain management for amputees and neuropathic pain sufferers. Danya Sherman, inventor of KnoNap, a cocktail napkin that is capable of testing for specific rape-drug presence, providing a discreet, portable, gender-inclusive tool to combat sexual assault. Joe James, whose company Agri-Tech Producers, LLC is creating green jobs in South Carolina, and providing a cost-effective approach to clean up contaminated land and water, through planting, harvesting, and treating bio-crops. Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media
What if scientists could harness the power of a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer? This episode explores CAR T Cell therapy, a groundbreaking approach to cancer treatment that re-engineers immune cells to recognize and combat cancer cells. We’ll speak with: Dr. Carl June, a pioneer in the field who developed the treatment in his lab at UPenn, Dr. Stephan Grupp, who put the research into practice at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and meet Tom Whitehead, whose daughter Emily was the very first pediatric patient to receive this treatment.   Learn more: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Cancer Immunotherapy Program The Emily Whitehead Foundation See the tocilizumab patent described in this episode Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media
Haptics

Haptics

2018-11-1200:28:27

In this episode we’ll examine the world of haptics: technologies which utilize our sense of touch. We’ll hear how a college professor is adding new life to touch screens, how one young engineer is changing Virtual Reality, and we’ll learn about foundational patents and how inventors can use them to their strategic advantage. Thanks to our guests Dr. David Parisi, Dr. Ed Colgate, Jake Rubin, & Dr. Bob Crockett. Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media
The Super Soaker

The Super Soaker

2018-11-0500:30:22

You’re probably familiar with The Super Soaker, but do you know the man behind one of the world’s most popular toys? In this episode, we’ll explore the life of Dr. Lonnie Johnson, a nuclear and mechanical engineer, who worked on NASA space missions, energy projects for the Air Force...and just happened to also create some of the best selling toys of all time. Thanks to our guests: Dr. Lonnie Johnson, Chris Bensch, Sarah Stray, Elizabeth Colton, and the Super Aqua Squad. See Lonnie & Linex Read More about Lonnie Johnson Learn more about the Super Aqua Squad Learn more about FIRST Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media
Driverless Cars//LIDAR

Driverless Cars//LIDAR

2018-10-2900:30:27

In this episode, we’ll meet David Hall, the IPO Education Foundation’s 2018 Inventor of The Year Award winner. He'll share his experience through a grueling race in the desert and how it birthed the autonomous vehicle movement. Then we'll take a forward look into the future of Hall’s manufacturing plant and learn how the land surveying industry found an unexpected use for Hall’s invention. Thanks to our guests Alan Ohnsman, David Hall, Jason Littrell, & Rob Noah   Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media
Advanced Prosthetics

Advanced Prosthetics

2018-10-2200:26:33

In this episode, we’ll examine inventions that are transforming disabilities into extra-abilities. We’ll hear the harrowing tale that led to one mountain climber's career as a prolific inventor, explore the relationship between science and design, and learn how advanced prosthetic devices could change music forever.   Thanks to our guests Elliot Weintrob, Paola Antonelli, and Dr. Gil Weinberg. Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media
Eye Surgery

Eye Surgery

2018-10-1500:29:48

In this episode, we begin by taking a sprint through the history of eye surgery. We’ll learn how a cultural pioneer used her work in Ophthalmology to break down large social barriers, how thanksgiving leftovers led to a breakthrough for LASIK eye surgery, and finally, we’ll check-in with a visionary inventor and eye surgeon to look at the cutting edge of modern eye surgery. Thanks to our guests Dr. Gary Wortz, Dr. Janus Adams, and Dr. Jim Wynne Special thanks to Jason Dole and WJFF Radio Catskill for production assistance Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media
In the season premiere of “Stroke of Genius”, we’ll explore inventions at the intersection of food and convenience. We’ll tell the story behind one of the most referenced inventions in American History: the bread slicing machine, we’ll uncover the long and winding path that has led to the modern refrigerator, and finally, we'll look ahead to an invention that may finally solve the conflict between food convenience and healthy living. Thanks to our guests Paula Johnson, Dr. Jonathan Rees, Michael Ruhlman, and Robin Liss. Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media
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Guillaume de Lamaziere

such a moving and great episode. thanks!!

May 28th
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