Two InventHelp Client's Inventions Appear on QVC, While One Awaits an Air Date

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Powerhouse shopping network QVC expresses interest in three InventHelp client products.

The Over the Door Towel Holder

When QVC hit the airwaves in 1986, the idea of shopping at home through a TV set was a revolutionary one. Some twenty years later, the home shopping industry - with networks such as QVC and HSN - has become a powerful medium for selling everything from diamond jewelry to power tools. Now a trio of InventHelp clients are getting their chance.

Inventors Joe Simonsen, Gary Allen and Dr. Larry Cole all have tentative deals to sell their products on QVC. Though the inventors have very different products developed for very different reasons, it was their relationship with InventHelp that led them to QVC.

At the 2005 INPEX show, InventHelp initiated talks with an independent QVC agent to attempt to bring some InventHelp client products to QVC.

After becoming an InventHelp client in February of 2006, Joe Simonsen's invention, "The Over the Door Towel Holder," was presented to QVC and the network expressed interest in airing it. In May of 2007, Simonsen's towel holder debuted on the QVC program "Problem Solvers," which offers viewers products to make everyday living easier. To date, The Over the Door Towel Holder has sold nearly half of its inventory, and the invention is scheduled to appear on-air again July 31st.

InventHelp client Gary Allen's invention, the "AbsorbEase," was also accepted by QVC and made its on-air appearance on July 12, 2007. The product consists of a piece of material that is placed into a pan during or after cooking to absorb excess grease. Allen was inspired to invent by a common household problem -- what to do with used cooking grease. Since pouring it down the drain causes plumbing problems and outdoor disposal is not environmentally friendly, Allen came up with AbsorbEase as a convenient solution.

While Allen designed his product to solve the pesky problem of cooking grease, Dr. Larry Cole invented the "Sleep Posture Pillow" to help individuals achieve a good night's sleep. He fashioned a uniquely shaped pillow that helps keep the spine inline while also elevating the head to keep the air path open. Dr. Cole brought his invention to InventHelp in March 2006 and, not long after, the invention was presented to the QVC buyer, who expressed interest. If everything falls into place, Dr. Cole hopes to see his product on QVC in the near future.

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