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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Spring Showers Bring Inventor Power

The sporadic rain showers that springtime is known for can be a real hassle! This is especially true if you’re someone who has to commute for work or spend a lot of time outside. From getting wet and muddy to dealing with poor visibility on the roads, rainy weather can cause a range of inconveniences and hazards. However, thanks to innovative inventors and entrepreneurs, there are many exciting inventions that can help make rainy weather more manageable. Here, we’ll take a closer look at some of the most useful inventions for rainy weather.

Note: Click on the title of each invention to see the full patent!

Umbrella Opening and Closing System

This invention can take you straight from spring into summer with an upgraded patio umbrella system. The traditional umbrella is arguably one of the greatest inventions of all time. It keeps you dry in the rain, cool in the summer, and can even block severe weather like hail and wind. While the original umbrella proved incredibly useful, people have been making improvements and innovations on its design and function for years. For example, this patio umbrella is fully equipped with lights, an entertainment system, and an electronic opening and closing system powered by solar. Other inventors have improved the coating of the fabric material or the comfort of the handle design. It’s safe to say that this is a pretty stellar product – thanks to its many inventors!

Raincoat for Dogs

Sure, there’s plenty of options for us humans when it comes to raincoats, but did you know that there’s a solution for your puppy friend too? This hilariously unique invention just proves that there’s still so much room for innovators to improve upon existing products. People have turned old coolers into houses for stray cats, created vending machines for dog food, made stairs and ramps for smaller pets, and now there’s raincoats for dogs! The possibilities are endless when it comes to inventing for pets AND for inventing for rain.

Sensor for Detecting Raindrops

We’ve covered staying dry with umbrellas and raincoats, but another area of concern when it rains is safety on the roads. This inventor has come up with a sensor that detects raindrops on the windshield of your car, and it initiates your windshield wipers to start working. With both the sensor and the wipers working in sync, your windshield will remain as clear as possible for driving through thunderstorms.

Tap into Your Inventor Power

I hope that these ideas inspired you and encouraged you in your inventor journey! Creating a brand new product makes you an inventor, but so does improving on an everyday item in a substantial way. Next time you’re stuck inside on a rainy day, take the leap and start working with a patent attorney to make your invention a reality.

Here at Bold Patents, we give you all of the tools that you need to succeed as an inventor. We help you perform a thorough patent search, prepare your application, submit it to the USPTO, and we guide you with expert advice every step of the way. Reach out to us and book a free Discovery Call to get started. Go Big, Go Bold!

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