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Ryan Bayer
 USA
Hallway motion sensor light Printer Friendly Version
My invention is a small night light that plugs into the wall. When you walk by a dim light comes on. This will also have an on/off switch. This would be useful for when you get up in the middle of the night and our going to get a glass of water or something. Having this be a motion sensored light only your pets, children and other relitives can sleep in darkness. It will be a dim light so it will not hurt your eyes. Everyone knows there is nothing worse than either running into a wall in the middle of the night and waking your family up or turning on a bright light and waking up your family and hurting your eyes.
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 Australia
Thumb drive notification when you try to log out Printer Friendly Version
I've done it before, and I imagine you might have too. You plug in your USB drive into the USB port and open up your work, spend ages working on it, save. Log out. Walk away.
...which is fine, if you're at home. But I'm a school student, and a number of times I have left my thumb drive in a school computer, or seen it happen to other people. Sometimes, you get it back. Other students are not so honest.
The problem is, if you lose the USB drive, you use the work on it as well, either temporarily or permanently. The logical thing to do would be to back it up, but we're not perfect, and I (and probably others) never do.
I have seen programs (although I've never used them) that display a warning when you power off your computer/put it into standby, telling you that your USB drive is still in the computer. However, there are two problems with this (for my intended use, anyway):
1. At school (I'm a student) we don't turn off the computers at the end of each class. Instead, we simply log off so the next person may use the computer. The warning would never appear.
2. From what I've seen, these programs are installed on the computer itself, rather than being stored on the USB drive. We have over 100 computers and you can never be sure which one you're going to be using. Clearly the program needs to be stored on the USB drive, NOT the computer you plug it into.
So, what I'm suggesting: A small program that runs from your USB drive and, when it is still plugged into the computer and you try to log off, it displays a notification something along the lines of, "Wait a minute, don't leave me behind!"
(If anybody know of something like this, PLEASE let me know!)
Reward: Free use of this program and clear instructions on how to make it work if it's not just a simple app. 

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Grayman
 USA
Scarf Lock Printer Friendly Version
The sticky part of velcro will grab the material of your average scarf quite nicely. I have found that two such pieces of velcro, back-to-back, will lock a scarf in place. Securing the scarf even in a good wind. The whole scarf is used not just most of it. For example, most people lay the beginning end of the scarf on their shoulder, wrap the scarf around a few times and lay the trailing end on a shoulder, but they have to do this because there was no way to keep it tight. With the scarf lock, if you like that name, just press the fore part of your scarf against your face and wrap to your desired tension around your head. When you get to the trailing end you press the velcro against it and then press that against the remaining scarf around your head. Sandwiching the velcro in the scarf. There is one problem, because constantly using the velcro tears at the fabric, it may ruin your favorite scarf over time. However from a business point of view this forces the customer to buy another scarf anyway. Which is actually what a business would want, right?
Reward: If you like the idea and actually make a fortune remember what my signature says. It may pay off for us both. 

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