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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener and I’m your host of the bold Today Show or Hugh the inventor entrepreneur or business owner gets your daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place

all right we’re talking about 4th of July week I’m sure a lot of you are vacationing or we’ve got big plans for the bacon dependants Day celebration come up tomorrow this week we’re excited to share our focus for patents on fireworks right those things that light up the sky and amaze everyone each year build up that excitement you know have all those memories built in what goes into fireworks and taking a historical view looking way back at the evolution of where they came from to help inspire you to think about what’s that next big thing maybe you’re working on it right now and getting that whole ideation part set up thinking about just getting creative with core elements structures and so we’re going to tell the story about the beginning of fireworks this week we run explore looking into more developed fireworks as we get into the 1800s and 20th centuries looking at modern fireworks how they’re constructed some really fun ideas that people are using some wild creations too going on right now and then what’s next for fireworks what’s on the horizon all right this first section is looking at a bit historical as we did a couple weeks ago when we looked at you know the soccer ball in a similar fashion believe it or not the ancient Chinese or the first documented to look at doing fireworks and about 400 to 200 BC alchemists those that were just in the field of coming up with different potions and working with different substances nap natural herbal remedies for medicinal purposes these are the types of folks that actually came up with controlled explosions and so it was purely just a fire that was going and at the time they would throw in different elements whether it be you know seeds or pieces of you know natural elements that have been ground up or combined otherwise and rocks trying to find different ailments that would burn differently and they definitely did and so it was just simply a way to have paper or any other burn you know combustible product put into the fire and this was oftentimes used for royalty those have been those in the higher order of the of the Chinese parliament at the time this is the way they would celebrate they would use different ways of burning materials in these in these types of celebration hores and that was really the earliest form of fireworks just be able to burn something and have it take on a different explosion or during a different shape of fire other than you know of course as we know today fireworks that go aerial this simply was just a standard fire but with different elements being put it thrown into the fire so that the fire would either grow or shrink or kind of transfer the way it would consume those products so in your everyday invention you know entrepreneur thinking about a different way of doing the next thing think of the the origins of the firework right think about how they had to come up with elements from nature how they had to kind of think way out of the box to try to come up with a solution that would that would please their superiors right so or in this case your consumers so what a consumer is looking for in your industry and so I’ll ask you just to think this week about being very creative celebrate try to bring about an entirely different way of doing what people have always done and see what where things go thank you for tuning in for this version of the bowl today’s show I’m your host JD Houvener have a great day everyone and happy 4th of July

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About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at