Inventor Develops Oil-Changing Accessory (IPL-449)

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Pittsburgh-based InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, is submitting this client’s idea, Filter Funnel, in the hopes of a good faith review.


"Changing the oil can be a real mess, especially if the used oil spills during the process and gets on your hands or clothes, or drips onto the garage floor," said an inventor from Whiteland, Ind. "In order to prevent such messes, I came up with this packaging modification."

He created a prototype for the patent-pending FILTER FUNNEL to channel used oil away from the hands and body when changing the oil. This prevents used oil from getting on hands, clothing, garage floor, driveway and other surfaces. The unit stops spills and messes, and it also safeguards against burns caused by hot oil. The accessory reduces the need for cleanup following an oil change. Additionally, the invention saves time and effort, and eliminates hassles and frustrations.

The original design was submitted to the Indianapolis office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 16-IPL-449, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368 -

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