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Computer Color Matching Apparel Store Idea

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These stores would primarily be located in malls. All the clothes would be white. Customers would come in and their hair and eye color would be matched. A computer color matching machine would find the exact recipe of fabric dyes to match the customers colors. This store would not have to keep an inventory of different colors because the colors would be custom made on site. While the customer is shopping at the mall their cloths would be dyed and ready when they return.

I see this used mainly to die scarfs, hats, collars and cuffs, shirts and tops.

The next generation of this concept would be to incorporate color matching of wigs, eyeglasses and jewelry. It could even be expanded to include a beauty shop for hair coloring and an optometrist to fit customers with colored contact lenses. Imagine a store that could coordinate the color of your hair, eyes, collar and cuffs, jewelry and hat!

To take this to its outer limits... The store could make a mold of your face when you are young and make a mask for you to wear when you are old. (Think "Mrs Doubtfire" in reverse!)

For many years computer color matching has been used to produce almost any paint color. I would use this same technology to produce fabric dye colors.  The color matching could also be done as simply as holding a swatch sample color of fabric dye near the eye or hair to find the closest match, but the advantage of using a computer is it would calculate the exact "recipe" of colors to get the closest match. 


I have done a patent search and can find nothing like this.  I found patent number 6,624,843 from 2003 and patent number 4,813,000 from 1989.  The 1989 patent has to do with general computer color matching and nothing about using fabric dyes for an apparel store, but I thought I would include it anyway.

You can search for yourself on line. Google now has seven million patents on line. Just Google "Google Patent Search" and you should find it.  It is great fun!


Please do not bid unless you can afford to lose your money... My nightmare is that some little old lady will mortgage their house or cash in their retirement fund in the hopes of striking it rich investing in one of my inventions. Don’t get me wrong, I feel every one of my inventions have the potential to help a lot of people and make a lot of money, but the statistics of inventors making money from their inventions is pitiful. One study I read said that of 1,049 inventions examined, only 7% made it into the market place and of those only 7% made money! That does not mean it can’t be done... Ever watch the TV show "The Big Idea" with Donny Deutsch? He often interviews successful inventors that have made millions from their inventions. Many of the inventions are some goofy little thing that makes everyone wonder "Why didn’t I think of that?" Often on his TV show the inventors talk about all the rejections. They would send their ideas to many different companies and would be turned down. Many of the inventors ended up starting their own companies to produce and market their inventions.

I know of one inventor who was written up in Forbes magazine a few years ago and they wrote that his income for that year was $360 million dollars! That’s almost a million dollars a day! Imagine waking up every day and asking yourself: "What am I going to do with today’s million dollars?" (Most of us in the antique phonograph society know who I am talking about since he invites us all to his house every year in June. If you were to meet him on the street you would say to yourself ... Here is a nice average guy that always has a big smile on his face, never knowing he has a "magic checkbook".)

I have attended a few invention & technology conventions over the years and learned that most companies have so many things of their own going on they usually don’t even consider taking on someone else’s invention and try to bring it from the idea stage into their production and marketing phase. To take a product from the idea stage to the patent, produce-the-product and marketing stage can cost an incredible amount of money. Ever watch the TV show "American Inventor"? ... The show seems to me to be more about the passion of the inventors than the inventions, but it is shocking how much hard earned money individuals have risked on their inventions. One guy had pulled together $300,000.00 from his mother & brothers mortgaging their houses to try and make it big with his invention of a toy drag racing track! Another had spent $33,000.00 from his retirement fund and borrowed anther $11,000.00 to try and get his commercial cake cutting pattern tool produced. One fellow on the show told of his wife and kids eating macaroni and cheese for months to be able to put $3,000.00 of his small salary towards his invention dream. (One of the judges was so moved he said he would personally give the guy his $3,000.00 back out of his own pocket.)

My dream would be that a Venture Capitol group would see this and bid or that some wealthy investor, who has a third of his money in very safe investments and a third in low risk investments and has a third "Play money" that he can afford to put in a high risk investment with potential for high return and he would bid. If you are one of these and are interested in any my inventions, please give me a call, Mike 701-280-1413. (I live in Fargo, North Dakota and have been making a living since 1979 owning a small mom & pop picture frame shop. Click on my ebay "me" page.) If I get any bids (investors) The first thing I would do is start the ball rolling on patenting all the inventions. The next thing I would do is set aside some money for ebay fees and the tax’s I would have to pay on this money - then I would pay a few other bills. Next I would contact business that are in relating fields and see if they have any interest in the research - development and production of a particular invention. I would also contact our 3 local Universities and see if any of the professors would like to get their classes involved in research & development as part of a class project. I would make a list of experiments to test and try out the best possible design of each component of the individual inventions and see if we can make the best prototype possible.

Since I started listing some of my inventions on ebay I have received a few calls and some have mentioned the risk I am taking by exposing these ideas before they have been Patented. My primary goal is that the invention goes out into the world and helps people. A secondary goal is that I, and my investors, make money. (The more I make the more I can invest back in other inventions.) If someone or some business tries to steal any of my inventions I will go after them, but having a patent is no guarantee that someone won’t take an idea. Often, at these technology & invention conventions I have heard inventors tell of large companies that see they ("the small guy on the block") is doing well with something so a large company copies it and makes a few minor changes and calls it their own. The big company that stole the idea sometimes have an army of lawyers who could drag a court case out for years before the original inventor sees any money. I know the chances of getting bidders is slim, but I learned a long time ago that the joy is in doing the work and if any money is made or not, I still had the fun trying.

Each of my inventions listed on ebay have a $95,000.00 for 25% buy-it-now OR BEST OFFER! If you have any other thoughts on a different amount at a different percent (such as 12.5% for $47,500.00) I will be glad to consider any and all offers.

If you have any questions please E-mail or call 701-280-1413 or 701-293-0234 phonomike@aol.com

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