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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener and welcome to the bowl today’s show where you the inventor entrepreneur or business owner get your daily dose of inspiration so you can make the world a better place

part three of our five part series on fireworks and taking a deeper dive into the evolution of that innovation of how we’ve come to the present day fireworks show that we know and many of you are maybe just coming off of that holiday the day after I pre that you showing up here and listen to the Ted Bowl Today Show today I’m inspired by your motivation to learn today everyone take a look at what is the modern firework you know what is what goes into that design the actual you know embodiment of the mortar and the shell and so these are the fireworks these are the big ones right not just the pull the string poppers but the ones that make big explosions up in the sky how do they work what are they made of so I found a little graphic on verve dot-com and so we’re using that graphic right now and we’re giving them proper attribution at the bottom it shows a nice illustration of what goes into a mortar or a mortar is the word for a firework right a capsule as it were in sort of a spherical shape or you can see that it’s attached to a cylindrical portion at the bottom and so there’s two main components to this standard mortar one’s called a propellant right the part of the firework that shoots it straight up in the air that’s what’s located on the bottom in the cylindrical section that gets it virt way up there okay but the actual boom the the part that makes that bone that loud sound is the propellant it’s not the firework itself that’s for the most part silent now there can be added added pyrotechnics that will actually create a little bit of sound with the explosion but the bigger you know bass sound an explosion happens at the propellant stage in just getting that rocket up in the air so the you can see if this diagram there’s actually a little tiny small stars as they call them or mini embers then when the embers but once they are actually part of the the firework and when they explode they are coated likely in different elements you know as we discussed yesterday I think it is how different colors are able to be generated by different elements by putting the the proper metallic structure and the powder coatings with those different elements you know we talked about boring barium and copper for blue and sodium for yellow this is what the you know the power techniques the folks that fireworks organized these these little tiny balls within the mortar and position them just right so that when they explode they they appear in this fashion spread all out or do with a filter down and have all the different effects that we see may have seen even last night so I hope you enjoyed taking a look at fireworks in detail with me today it’s it’s fun for me to kind of take a step back from the law here and there to just look at some fun things right all around us that we’re experiencing right now in life so if you enjoyed this this week so far and you want to forward this to someone you know all you had to do is send the email to them and they can sign up for the bull today show themselves so my pleasure talking with you here today on the bold today show I’m JD Houvener hope you have a wonderful day go big go bold

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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