Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Tristar Inc. Reviews the Invention of Peanut Butter

Reading Tristar Inc. reviews is an excellent way to stay up to date on the latest invention news. Tristar Inc. reviews inventions that we use in our everyday life and wants to continue this theme by reviewing the history behind a favorite food for many.

November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, and to celebrate, Tristar Inc. reviews the invention of peanut butter.

If we’re getting really technical, peanut actually dates back to the ancient Aztecs, who mashed roasted peanuts into a paste. But this product is much different from what we consider peanut butter today.

A common misconception is that early 20th century inventor George Washington Carver invented modern peanut butter. However, this is not accurate.

Carver did come up with 300 uses for peanuts and other crops such as soy beans and sweet potatoes, but by the time he published a document called “How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it For Human Consumption,” many methods of using peanut butter had already been implemented in the United States and Canada.

The invention of peanut butter should really be credited to three doctors/inventors. All three had an impact on the processing and manufacturing of, as well as the machinery used to make peanut butter.

Marcellus Gilmore Edson patented peanut paste in 1884 in Canada. What he patented was the process of creating the paste by milling peanuts between two heated surfaces. In 1895, Dr. John Kellogg, the creator of Kellogg’s cereal, patented the process of creating peanut butter or peanut paste from raw peanuts. His product was marketed as a healthy protein substitute for those without teeth. In 1903, Dr. Ambrose Straub patented the first peanut butter making machine.


By 1922, a chemist named Joseph Rosefield figured out how to make smooth peanut butter than kept the oil from separating. In 1928, he licensed his invention to the company that created Peter Pan peanut butter and he eventually started making his own peanut butter under the brand name Skippy.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tristar Inc. Products Review Inventions that Inspire the Spirit of Halloween

Collectively, Americans spend about $7 billion dollars each Halloween according to the National Retail Federation. Some of this expenditure is obviously for the mass amounts of candy that are to be handed out and consumed, but a lot of that total is also spent on Halloween-themed products that help facilitate the holiday spirit.

Tristar Inc. Products review of the United States Patent and Trademark Office archives revealed that there are many inventions that are perfect for Halloween. Here are a few:

Scary Flusher: This auto-responsive toilet flusher audio player is sure to scare all of your house guests that use the restroom. The preselected audio content automatically plays each time the toilet is flushed. The audio content can be pre-installed content or user-generated audio content.

Thumb Candy: Anyone can hand out a Snickers, Kit-Kat, or Milky Way, but if you really want to get in the spirit of Halloween, you could hand out chocolate thumbs on a stick.

Floating Mattress: Patented in 1989, this helium-filled mattress is meant for the perfect Halloween prank. The lighter-than-air bed levitates until someone pulls it down and lies on it.

Prank Candy Bag: After all, the term is “Trick or Treat.” Halloween includes plenty of treats but this candy bag with a twist takes care of the trick part. Pump the handle of this bag and a play rat will spring up and perch on the bag’s rim.

Halloween Backpack: The goal of most trick or treaters is to get as much candy as possible, but lugging around a big heavy bag or pillow case can become a pain. Well, this Halloween backpack not only makes carrying your candy easier, it also makes receiving the candy easier with its candy chute over the one shoulder.

Concerned Parent Remote Control: For those parents out there that want to make sure their children are saying “trick or treat’ and “thank you,” this remote controlled candy bag is perfect. With one click of their remote control, parents can send helpful little reminders to their children in the form of an audio message that gets played through their candy bag.

Tristar Inc. Products review all the latest trends and topics in innovation and invention. To learn more about the creation of everyday products, be sure to keep up with Tristar Inc. Products reviews.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

How Natural Disasters can lead to Great Product Invention


Back in March 2011 when an earthquake and tsunami devastated northern Japan, it was hard to find the silver lining for those who had pretty much lost everything due to the natural disasters.

But one innovative person was able to create some good out of a horrific situation through product invention.

Shoji Tanaka, an inventor and president of Cosmo Power—a Japanese engineering company--who worked as a volunteer in Japan’s disaster zone, told the New York Times that he was “appalled by the horrifying damage.” What he saw while supplying those in need with clothing and helping clean up the carnage, prompted Tanaka to invent a product intended to save lives in the event of naturals disasters that are on a similar scale in the future.

“It spurred me to work hard to complete Noah,” Tanaka told the New York Times.

“Noah” is Tanaka’s disaster-proof pod that is intended to hold up to four people and withstand the impact of a tsunami.

Tanaka’s invention is properly named, as it essentially serves as a modern-day Noah’s Ark. This bright-yellow, globe-shaped pod is 4 feet in diameter and is made of fiber-reinforced plastic that can withstand blows from a sledgehammer and survive a 33-foot drop.

Although it’s certainly not for the claustrophobic, the pod can fit up to four people.

The Noah pod is not intended to shelter people for long. Tanaka’s hope is that it provides a “temporary refuge” for those that are in jeopardy of being swept away by the rushing flood waters caused by a tsunami. The idea is that once in the pod individuals can float along and be carried by the water for a few hours until help arrives. Small air ducts in the pod make it possible to breathe and there is even a small window so passengers can see outside.


But not everyone is going to be able to afford Noah. Once the product hit the market, it was sold for about $3,800. There is also a two-person Noah survival pod available for around $10,000.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

High-Tech Inventions that Keep Babies Safe and Healthy

September is here and that means it’s time for Baby Safety Month. In order to celebrate, Tristar Inc. Products review some of the best high-tech inventions on the market that keep babies safe and healthy.

SmartThings Door and Window Sensors
Keeping your baby secure is a top priority. Never worry about intruders or anyone entering your baby’s room with door and window sensors from SmartThings. The main hub usually cost about $99 and each sensor then cost about $40. SmartThings offers a variety of sensors to fit your needs and that will allow you to monitor the windows and doors that access your baby’s room.

Nest Protect
You should already have carbon monoxide and smoke detectors installed in your house, but Nest Protect offers an all-in-one detector that changes its alerts based on the situation. Its carbon monoxide detector is supposed to last for 10 years and is currently one of the most accurate of its kind on the market.

Smart Baby Monitor
Smart technology from companies like Nokia has made it possible for parents to take the next step when it comes to monitoring their baby.  You can find baby monitors that hang over cribs and have cameras, allowing parents to see and hear their baby even when not in the same room.

Owlet Smart Sock
The Owlet Smart Sock is a wearable piece of technology that monitors a baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels while they’re sleeping. This sock connects to your iPhone and allows parents to accurately keep up with the health of their baby.

Pacif-i
Pacif-i is a smart pacifier intended for children ages three and under. It records a child’s temperature as they suck on the pacifier. It then sends the information to the parent’s smartphone via Bluetooth technology.

Mesh Window Guard
Metal bars on windows to keep kids from opening them can make your house look like a baby prison. These mesh window safety guards from Kidco will give you a safe window without ruining the d├ęcor of your home.

Hands-Free Gate

Whether you’re carrying your baby or a bag of groceries, bending down to open a baby gate with your hands can be a daunting task. But thanks to the hands-free gate, parents can now use their foot to open the gate that keeps their baby safe and secure.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Tristar Inc. Reviews the Best Inventions in Golf

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August is National Golf Month, and to help get you in the spirit, Tristar Inc. reviews some of the best inventions in the sport’s history.

The exact origins of golf are highly debated. Some believe the game goes back as far as the days of Julius Caesar, while others trace it back to the Song Dynasty in China between the years 960-1279. However, it is generally accepted that the modern game of golf was created in the Netherlands during the Middle Ages (5th to 15th century), while modern golf did not catch on internationally until the late 19th century when it gained popularity in the rest of the United Kingdom and subsequently the United States. 

Regardless of who or when golf was invented, it has been around for centuries and the equipment, courses and technology used to play has certainly evolved over the years. Here are some of the most impactful inventions in golf history.

The Modern Golf Ball
The molded golf ball of today hardly resembles its ancestors. Over the years, golf balls have gone from being wooden to having a solid core with multi-layer urethane. Not only do these modern balls enhance aerodynamic performance, they also have made golfing much more affordable because of the way they are mass produced.

The Tee
Golfers used clumps of dirt and even sometimes sand to tee their ball for more than 500 years before the first tee was invented in the 19th century. These pegs were designed to stick in the ground and provide an area to place you ball on top. This has made golfing easier and cleaner at the tee box.

Irrigation
While golf courses relied on precipitation from the sky to water the grass for hundreds of years, a better and more easily regulated process has since been created. The first fairway irrigation system was developed in Dallas in 1925 and it allowed for golf courses to be built where they previously could not. This has led to the mass amounts of golf courses we find today and the beautiful condition most of them are in.

Golf Carts
Imagine always having to walk with your clubs and not having the option to ride the course on a golf cart. Seems crazy, doesn’t it? Well that was the reality of golf until carts were invented in the 1930s, however, they didn’t become mainstream until the 1950s. This invention opened up the game to more people, drawing in those who had trouble walking the course.

Graphite Shafts
Once graphite replaced steel in the production of club shafts, it was a golf game changer. Not only did this lighten up the golfer’s swing, but it also reduced the weight of club bags everywhere. Graphite shafts provide an excellent combination of performance and durability.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tristar Inc. Reviews Five Inventions That Helped Shape Sports



As an invention company that can help take great ideas and concepts and turn them into successful, market-leading products, Tristar Inc. reviews five inventions that have had a major impact on sports.

Field Turf
Some athletes prefer playing on fresh cut, natural grass, but field turf is the next best thing and has revolutionized playing surfaces for many sports. Astroturf that used to be commonly used for playing fields in football, baseball and other sports proved to be dangerous and an alternative had to be found. Field turf is a hybrid between natural grass and Astroturf, providing the practicality of turf and feel of grass. It is what every non-natural field surface in major sports is made with these days.

The Curved Hockey Stick
The heads of hockey sticks used to be straight, but thanks to NHL Hall of Famer Bobby Hull it was discovered in the early 1960s that a curved blade allowed for quicker, more accurate shots. By 1967, curved hockey sticks became widely used across the sport.

Baseball Caps
Not only do baseball caps help keep the sun out of baseball players’ eyes, they also have become a staple of American fashion. Fans across the country sport baseball caps of their favorite teams, as the design and quality of the hats continue to improve.

Football Facemasks
The evolution of the football helmet has progressed from leather to much harder materials, but perhaps the most important addition for them has been the facemask. Keeping football players’ hands out of each other’s faces, facemasks prevent tons of injuries from happening in an already rough sport.

The Protective Cup

Speaking of injuries, a protective cup is used across nearly all sports to prevent injury to a sensitive area. Who knows what athletes did before the invention of this safety equipment, but they’re certainly thankful that it exist now.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Apple’s Plans For Self-Driving Car Shows Major Progress In Tech Invention Field

The blinding speed of technological advancements was a common theme of the 20th Century. Primitive biplanes became jets flying faster than the speed of sound. Diseases that were once considered a death sentence were eradicated. Music that once had to be pressed on to a record could be download from the Internet -- the latter arguably being one of the most important creations of all time.

It’s funny then that during these past 17 years of the 21st Century, so many dated forms of technology are still in service. Think about it: The passenger jetliners of today look relatively untouched compared to what came out in the wake of World War II. While we’re not asking anyone to reinvent the wheel here, it makes sense then that the digital advances we’ve seen in the past 40 years are now being put to use in all sorts of ways never before dreamed possible.

In a recent interview with Bloomberg’s Technology department, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained that the tech giant is doubling down on its plans for self-driving vehicles. They aren’t alone, as BMW, General Motors and Fiat all have their eyes on a similar prize.  According to the report, Apple has actually put a number of self-driving SUVs on roads in San Francisco, California. Cook went on to say that the self-driving technology, combined with electric vehicles that are already on the market and ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are changing the automotive landscape.

 “It’s a core technology that we view as very important,” Cook told the news organization for its June 2017 piece, adding that it is “probably one of the most difficult AI projects to work on.”


The sheer amount of resources that Apple has poured into the so-called “Project Titan” is encouraging to companies that help members of the public develop and produce inventions. If you have a great idea for a new invention, try researching TriStar Inc products review. By seeking out companies capable of turning your idea in a blockbuster product on store shelves across the country, there’s no doubt that amateur inventors will benefit.