Client Spotlight: Dynamic Products, Inc., Minneapolis, MN

Jeff Bernat is the founder and president of Dynamic Products, Inc. (DPI). Jeff is a prolific inventor with a eye toward devices that are fun, provide comfort or solve specific problems. The mission of DPI is to ‘provide a quality product to make life a little more comfortable and enjoyable, by creating products to enhance experiences in every-day events.’  Jeff is a great example of our ‘solo-inventor’ clients who capitalize on their ingenuity and transform ideas into real, marketable products and/or licensing opportunities.  We have worked with Jeff since 2009 to secure patents on several of his ideas:

The Dynamic Hammock

Our first project with Jeff was securing rights to a collapsible hammock structure that could be worn as a backpack for easy transport, dubbed the Dynamic Hammock.  The hammock can be extended for use or compacted for travel, capable of use with a variety of attachments and can even be made to float!  A unique cinching system allows the hammock to be deployed and stabilized (ready to use) within seconds.  The Dynamic Hammock is now protected by US Patent No. 8,745,782.

K-9 Kannon™

K-9 Kannon

The K-9 Kannon was invented in part to help the elderly, or persons with shoulder injuries enjoy the simple experience of throwing a ball for their dog.  Anyone with a high-energy breed can appreciate that sometimes they just want to keep playing, even if your body has had enough.  The device incorporates a special-purpose barrel end that allows the ball to be picked up from the ground without subjecting your hand to a mouthful of dog slobber.  A band-propelled piston acts as a firing ram that projects the ball where ever you aim it.

Due to an upcoming deadline U&A was tasked with getting a patent application on file quickly and was successful in securing rights to the toy.  The K-9 Kannon is protected under US Patent No. 8,393,299.

You can find the K-9 Kannon in retail stores such as Walmart, Menards, Cabela’s and

The Sandbox

The Sandbox

The Sandbox is a multi-function sanding and scraping tool.  The hand-sized housing stores a roll of sandpaper that loops around the flat underside of the device for sanding a surface.  A multi-bladed scraper is disposed on the front of the device that can be used for scraping different kinds and shapes of surfaces.

The Sandbox is covered under US Patent No. 9,421,680.

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