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Sprinter™ Turbo Resonator Eliminator
Sprinter™ Cracked Turbo Hose Fix
Punch 'N Drain™
The Quik-Kover™
Building a Replica 1926 Bugatti Model 37A Grand Prix Car from Scratch
Building an "L-Type" replica model T roadster from scratch
Converting an Ultralight to ELSA or A/B Experimental
PUBLICATIONS
Complete Evaluation System
Path to Profit Poster
A Systematic Approach to New Product Development
Technology Evaluation & Acquisition Management

 

PRODUCTS


 
Then you NEED our Sprinter Turbo Resonator Eliminator.
 
WE HAVE THE FIXES TO KEEP YOUR SPRINTER ROLLING

 
THE SPRINTER TURBO RESONATOR ELIMINATOR
For your late 2004 through early 2007, 2.7 liter 5 cylinder in-line turbo diesel engine, our billet aluminum SRE-06 Turbo Resonator Eliminator completely eliminates turbo resonator failures forever.

 
 
The SPRINTER TURBO HOSE ADAPTORS FOR CRACKED HOSES
Completely eliminates turbo hoses cracking and blowing apart at the metal end.
 
For your 2002 through early 2007, 2.7 liter 5 Cyl. Inline engine, our ADAP-06 billet aluminum fitting with rounded ends, completely eliminates turbo intake hose from cracking and blowing apart at the metal end.

 
For your late 2007 through present, 3 liter V6 Turbo diesel engine, ADAP-09 billet aluminum fitting with rounded ends, completely eliminates turbo intake hose from cracking and blowing apart at the metal end.

 
 

 
 
 
  SPRINTER™ TURBO RESONATOR ELIMINATOR
By James F. Riordan
 
The Turbo Resonator Eliminator completely eliminates the failures caused by the original MercedesT plastic resonator. In 2006 Our local Dodge Sprinter dealership came to us with the problematic plastic assembly, which is nothing more than a small muffler like device, and asked us to come up with a solution for their continual failures. Since we also design and manufacture parts for many applications, we provided the solution in three days with our patent pending Billet part. These parts have hundreds of thousands of miles on them with no failures, they do not affect your warranty, and many Dodge dealers are stocking the part Nationwide. According to Dodge Sprinter technicians, many Sprinter-based commercial fleet and RV owners are changing this part before it fails rather than when it fails since it is a not a question of if, only when it will fail.


 
Please click on our "Frequently Asked Questions" PDF button below to view or print answers to most commonly asked questions about the Sprinter Turbo Resonator failures and our SRE-06 Sprinter Turbo Resonator Eliminator.
 
Please click on our "SRE-06 installation Instructions" PDF button below to view or print all of the details regarding installing the Sprinter Turbo Resonator Eliminator to prevent the Sprinter Turbo resonator failures. You will quickly see how easily and how fast you can install the SRE-06.

The SRE-06 - -It is not just a Part - - It is peace of mind
Frequently asked questions about
Sprinter turbo resonator failures
Installation instructions for
Turbo Resonator Eliminator

 
Sprinter™ Turbo Resonator Eliminator

SPRINTER TURBO RESONATOR ELIMINATOR Order item # SRE-06 $139.95
  Shipping $12.00
 
   
What our customers say about the Sprinter Turbo Resonator Eliminator

"Hello Jim, Another satisfied customer of your turbo resonator. After my first failure coming home from a southern trip, I ordered your resonator, had it installed on my Gulf Stream Vista Cruiser, MB model, and soon thereafter left for a 6000 mile trip over the Rockies to Yellowstone and then to the National Parks in Utah. Needless to say the climb over the passes on Interstate 70 are a challenge, but all went well and we returned (to State College PA) without any 'limp home' trouble, or any other trouble at that. Thanks for your initiative and imagination solving the Sprinter troubles. "
Don Rung

"For those looking at the Turbo Resonator eliminator, I would have to give it 110% approval. My dad arrived last month as the proud new owner of a View. He brought me up to speed on the issue with the resonator splitting and said he had an aftermarket piece with him to replace it. I mentally had set aside a whole morning to the job, but it only took about 30 minutes. Rarely in the aftermarket world, does a product exceed the mfgr's performance in all aspects without usually sacrificing something. When you pull this out of the box you'll think this is a part for an aircraft or a top fuel dragster, not a diesel RV. It is top quality machining. You can't even begin to compare the factory piece with the one from Riordan. Having dealt with a variety of aftermarket engineering in supercharging and lowering my 94 F150, I frequently seem to run across shortcomings in the aftermarket world, however the Riordan piece is first class. The fit of the Riordan piece was perfect."
Delray Dobbins
Aircraft Mechanic

"Thank you for making a product that works. A friend of mine has an Itasca View, I have the Navion, 2007, and he blew his the first time off the lot. Mine lasted 5,600 miles before it failed. I have ordered one from you for overnight delivery. Thanks for getting me back on the road again."
Lee Davis

"Thank you for taking the time to speak with me regarding the problems I have had with turbo resonators on my 2005 Freightliner Sprinter. I look forward to receiving your resonator eliminator since I have had the plastic resonator replaced three times under warranty over the past two years , in each case when I was out of state on business. Daimler's failure to improve their resonator has caused me time and money and endangered the lives of my wife and myself."
Van Talbert

"I look forward to the peace of mind and not having 3 plastic resonators fail in the first 10,000 miles on my RV."
Larry Oslund

"Jim, it was nice talking to you today, my husband has had his Sprinter van since October 2005 and off hand I believe we have had to purchase 5 possibly 6 (plastic) resonators so I welcome your product with its lifetime warranty."
Jenny Yeargen

"I just purchased your resonator replacement and I'm anxious to restore my faith in my Navion. I have been troubled with this on-going problem that we've had with our 2006 Navion. I have no faith that it will see us through a road trip without a breakdown. In the 2yrs that we've owned it, it has been towed 3 times for the same problem, the turbo resonator blowing out at the seam. The issue has been fixed under warranty at the dealer every time, but we have lost a day's travel/vacation each time and I am tired of it. I can see how this problem can cause an accident with the severe loss of power/speed when it fails. Thanks for your product."
Steve Walcott

"I have had three of these resonators go out in 72k miles and the problem is when it goes out my speed decreases at a very fast rate, this could be dangerous depending on where the outage takes place and what is following me."
Mark Parlee

"I had ordered one before and put it on today. I decided to do my other six Sprinters with them since the installation was so easy and we have had so many problems."
Mark Jordan


 
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The Sprinter™ Turbo Hose Adapter for Cracked Hoses
By James F. Riordan
 

ADAP-06 - 2002 through early 2007, 2.7 liter 5 Cyl. Inline engine
We consider it an honor that once again Dodge dealers have asked us for a fix. This time, it is for the 2002 to 2007 2.7 liter , 5 cylinder in-line engines intercooler to intake manifold hoses which are cracking and then blowing out at the end of this hose, causing the engines to go into "limp home mode." This hose has a metal fitting "formed" onto the hose where it enters the intake manifold on the top of the driver's side of the engine , (See photo below) which is failing causing cracks to form at the fitting (See photo below). At first, the tiny crack may cause an "occasional" limp home mode problem and then seemingly return to normal. Soon, however, this tiny crack "blows out" and becomes a big crack, putting the engine in limp home mode and ruining your workday or vacation schedule. Now you can eliminate this problem before it starts (no need to wait until the hose fails) with our ADAP-06 which solves the end cracking problems once and for all. (See Photo below) The ADAP-06 typically costs less than replacing the hose, since this hose is sold in a 3 part assembly (please see our Installation PDF below ) The ADAP-06 is being installed by many Dodge dealers and does not affect your warranty.
Stock Sprinter Intercooler-to-intake hose & sensor assembly with metal end
Stock Sprinter
Intercooler-to-intake
hose & sensor assembly
with metal end
 
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Sprinter ADAP-06 Cracked and Blown out turbo hose
Sprinter ADAP-06 Cracked
and Blown
out turbo hose
 
 
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Our billet aluminum ADAP-06 ready to be installed
Our billet aluminum
ADAP-06 ready to
be installed
 
 
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Please click on our "Frequently Asked Questions" PDF button below to view or print answers to most commonly asked questions about the Sprinter Turbo Intercooler-to-intake hoses cracking and our ADAP-06 Turbo Hose Adaptor that solves the problem.
 
Please click on our "ADAP-06 Installation Instructions" PDF button below to view or print all of the details regarding installing the product to prevent the Sprinter Turbo Intercooler hose ends from cracking. You will quickly see how easily and how fast you can install the ADAP-06.

The ADAP-06 - - It is not just a Part - - It is peace of mind
Frequently asked questions about
Sprinter cracked turbo hoses for 2.7 liter 5 cyl. In-line
ADAP-06
ADAP-06 Installation instructions
for Turbo Hose Adapter

SPRINTER TURBO HOSE ADAPTER FOR CRACKED HOSES
2002 Through Early 2007
Order item # ADAP-06 $89.95
  Shipping $12.00
 


 
The ADAP-06 (2.7 liter 5 Cyl.) vs. ADAP-09 (3 liter V6) The ADAP-06 is larger than the ADAP-09
The ADAP-06 (2.7 liter 5 Cyl.)
vs. ADAP-09 (3 liter V6).
The ADAP-06 is larger
than the ADAP-09
 
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ADAP-09 - late 2007 through present, 3 liter V6 Turbo diesel engine
We learned from a fleet Dodge dealer about a similar metal hose end failure on the 2007 and up 3 liter V6 and they asked us for a fix. The turbo-to-intercooler hoses AND the intercooler to intake hoses are BOTH cracking and then blowing out at the ends of the hoses, causing the engines to go into "limp home mode." These hoses have a metal fitting "formed" onto the hoses, (See photo 1 below) which are continually failing causing cracks to form at the fitting (See photo 2 below). At first, the tiny crack may cause an "occasional" limp home mode problem and then seemingly return to normal. Soon, however, these tiny cracks "blow out" and become big cracks, putting the engine in limp home mode and ruining your workday or vacation schedule. The most common hose to crack is the drivers' side intercooler-to-intake hose however both hoses are experiencing this failure. Now you can eliminate this problem before it starts (no need to wait until the hose fails) with our ADAP-09 which fits either hose end and solves the end cracking problems once and for all. (See Photo 3 below) Two ADAP-09s cost little more than replacing one blown out hose. (one hose assembly with the metal end can cost $130-$140 or more), and based on our input from Dodge dealership Sprinter techs, we are recommending replacing both of these metal hose ends at the same time on your 2007 to current V6 Sprinter to avoid future problems on the road. We have just introduced our new high pressure clamp which is wider, stronger and has internal shielding to prevent any hose damage. The ADAP-09s do not affect your warranty.
Stock Sprinter Turbo-to-intercooler hose with metal end
Stock Sprinter
Turbo-to-intercooler
hose with metal end
 
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Cracked and Blown out turbo hose
Sprinter Cracked and Blown
out turbo hose
 
 
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Our billet aluminum ADAP-09 ready to be installed
Our billet aluminum
ADAP-09 ready to
be installed
 
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Please click on our "Frequently Asked Questions" PDF button below to view or print answers to most commonly asked questions about the Sprinter Turbo Intercooler-to-intake hoses cracking and our ADAP-09 Turbo Hose Adaptor that solves the problem.
 
Please click on our "ADAP-09 Installation Instructions" PDF button below to view or print all of the details regarding installing the product to prevent the Sprinter Turbo Intercooler hose ends from cracking. You will quickly see how easily and how fast you can install the ADAP-09.

The ADAP-09 - - It is not just a Part - - It is peace of mind
Frequently asked questions about
Sprinter cracked turbo hoses for 3 liter v6
ADAP-09
ADAP-09 Installation instructions
for Turbo Hose Adapter

SPRINTER TURBO HOSE ADAPTER FOR CRACKED HOSES
Late 2007 Through Present
Order item # ADAP-09 $89.95
  Shipping $12.00
 


 
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PUNCH 'N DRAIN™
The tool every painter needs

By James F. Riordan

 
INSTRUCTIONS
 
1.) Open can by gently prying up rim of can cover using the end of one handle (See figure 1) while slowly working your way around the entire can until lid is easily removed. Remove the lid.
 
2.) Position punch so that the pointed punch pin is on the top side of the can and is inside the groove that the lid fits into.
 
3.) Gently squeeze the handles together as shown (See figure 1) Use only as much squeezing pressure on the punch handles as is required to puncture the can. The Punch 'N Drain tool is very easy to use and requires only light pressure. With very thin paint or stain, you will not need as many holes.
 
4.) The bottom "die" of the tool automatically aligns the punch properly such that the punched holes are closer to the inside rim for a leakproof reseal of can (See figure 2).

Patents Pending
Copyright © 2006 Shanabrook all rights reserved

PUNCH 'N DRAIN Order item # PND $19.95
  Shipping $12.00
 

 
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THE QUIK-KOVER™
By James F. Riordan
CD takes you from first frame tubes being laid out
Stack of 15 Quik-Kovers
Nested together
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See Quik-Kover in action
 
PLAY QUIK-KOVER VIDEO

What it is:
 
A delightfully simple disk media cover solution that provides fast and easy one-handed access to all types of disk media while fully protecting the data side of the disk. Simply pick up the disk (please click "Play Quik-Kover Video button) with the Quik-Kover already installed by placing your thumb and middle finger in the "open" areas on the outside diameter of the Kover, as shown in the video, lift the disk and then "eject the Quik-Kover from the disk by pushing against the center of the Quik-Kover with your index finger. The Quik-Kover will drop away from the disk and onto your desktop, car seat or where ever you are using the disk. When you are ready to store the disk again, just snap the disk back onto the Quik-Kover for safe storage.
 
 
Advantages and benefits of the Quik-Kover

 
NOTE: Dealer and Buyer inquiries welcome. We own the molds and intellectual property.

 
Quik-Kovers are sold in a pack of 60 covers, for $19.95 plus $5.05 Shipping. Try a pack today and if you do not think they are the best CD/DVD covers you have ever used you can return them for a refund. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
 
What our Customers say about the Quik-Kover:
 
" In our office, Quik-Kover is the ONLY CD/DVD cover that we use. They are so much better that those irritating jewel cases. We will never go back."
Stew Wilson, Consultant
 
"In our office supply business we have never seen a better or more user-friendly CD holder."
Darrell Hinz
 

THE QUIK-KOVER ™ Order item # PND $19.95
  Shipping $5.05
 

 
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BUILDING A REPLICA 1926 BUGATTI MODEL 37A GRAND PRIX CAR FROM SCRATCH - CD
By James F. Riordan
CD takes you from first frame tubes being laid out
CD takes you from first
frame tubes being laid out
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Through all phases of building process
Through all phases of
building process
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Finished from front
Finished from front
 
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Finished from rear boat tail
Finished from rear boat tail
 
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Brett Riordan driving his 1926 Bugatti Replica
Brett Riordan driving his
1926 Bugatti Replica
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This street legal replica of the famed Bugatti grand prix car was built by Jim Riordan in less than a year as a hobby project. Upon completion it was given to his son Brett Riordan who drives the car recreationally in Southern California.
 
Many innovative features are found on this car including using the cap on the fake radiator as a filler cap for the fuel tank, a large fully functional ratchet type parking brake handle which is mounted on the driver side exterior and a completely removable boat tail rear section which allows total access to the rear mounted engine and transaxle.
 
The CD includes photos with caption descriptions of every step of the building process. Not to be confused with a "builder's manual" complete with drawings, this CD is best suited for persons familiar with working on cars who can use the "TLAR method" (That Looks About Right) to design their own version of this VERY fun open wheel car. This car is much more fun to build from scratch, than kit cars, or fiberglass-replica cars. And when finished your car will be unique. A true one-of-a-kind work of art.
 
The CD includes a detailed wiring chart in PDF format explaining each wire in the e lectrical harnessing, a PDF of the materials list and cost of each item that went into the car. A detailed list of all suppliers along with their phone numbers and in most cases specific part numbers is supplied.
 
Also included are PDFs of the forms you will need to complete to register the car with the department of Motor Vehicles and information on how to apply for the California SB100 smog exemption which allows you build a radical engine and exhaust system without the bother and limitations of having smog checks every two years
 
Whether you are thinking of building a roadster from scratch, or if you are planning to build one from a kit, there is no better place to start than this CD which will give you many creative ideas.

Building a Replica 1926 Bugatti Model 37A Grand Prix Car from Scratch - CD Order item #BUGTI-1 $19.95
  Shipping $1.29
 


 
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BUILDING AN "L-TYPE" REPLICA MODEL T ROADSTER FROM SCRATCH - CD
By James F. Riordan
L-Type CD takes you from start of frame layout
L-Type CD takes you from
start of frame layout
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Through disc brake and suspension mods
Through disc brake
and suspension mods
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Installation of fuel tank lights, engine, and steering
Installation of fuel tank,
lights, engine, and steering
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This street legal "L-Type" open wheel roadster was built by Jim Riordan in 10 months as a hobby project after giving the replica 1926 Bugatti to son Brett Riordan. Within a week after giving him the Bugatti, Jim began missing the thrill of driving an "open-wheel" hot rod around town.
 
This time, Jim chose as his inspiration a mix between a modified 1927 model "T" Ford which had been given to Edsel Ford as a gift and a 32 roadster that famous hot rod builder Boyd Coddington built for the sole purpose of winning the Oakland roadster show. (Boyd DID win the show.)
 
Starting from rough sketches, Jim applied his own design features including a hinged rear section that allows the entire back end of the car to be raised for engine access and a unique air cylinder operated aluminum roof, painted with truck bed liner paint (less the heavy grit) that looks like a "rag top" and lifts up for easy entry and exit and then shuts gently. This car has been given the designation "L-Type" because of the many form/shape inputs Lynn Riordan contributed to this project.
 
This CD includes photos with caption descriptions of every step of the building process. Not to be confused with a "builder's manual" complete with drawings, this CD is best suited for persons familiar with working on cars who can use the "TLAR method" (That Looks About Right) to design their own version of this VERY fun open wheel car.
 
The CD includes a detailed wiring chart in PDF format explaining each wire in the electrical harnessing, a PDF of the materials list and cost of each item that went into the car.
 
Also included are PDFs of the forms you will need to complete to register the car with the department of Motor Vehicles and information on how to apply for the California SB100 smog exemption which allows you build a radical engine and exhaust system without the bother and limitations of having smog checks every two years
 
Whether you are thinking of building a roadster from scratch, or if you are planning to build one from a kit, there is no better place to start than this CD which will give you many creative ideas.


Building an "L-Type" replica model T roadster from scratch - CD Order item #LTYPE-1 $19.95
  Shipping $1.29
 


 
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CONVERTING AN ULTRALIGHT TO ELSA OR A/B EXPERIMENTAL - CD
By James F. Riordan
 
In creating the new Light Sport aircraft (LSA) category and giving all Ultralight aircraft owners an opportunity to convert their aircraft to either Experimental Light Sport Aircraft (ELSA) or Amateur Built Experimentals, (A/B Experimental) the FAA has opened up thousands of opportunities for aviators and has created what may be the largest growth area of aviation since the Wright brothers first flight.
 
Since you can fly an ELSA or an A/B Experimental that qualifies as an LSA, without having to undergo those pesky biennial flight physicals, many new and old aviators as well will be able to fly with only a driver's license as proof of medical fitness.
 
The questions left unanswered for the average pilot/builder/Ultralight owner are:
  1. What forms do I fill out?
  2. Where do I get them?
  3. Are there examples of how I should fill them out?
  4. Should I register my plane as an LSA or as an AB Experimental?
  5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of either one.
This CD contains PDFs of all the forms you will need to fill out, examples of the proper way to fill out the forms, examples of "program letters" that must accompany your request for a special airworthiness certificate and most importantly an explanation of considerations in choosing whether to go ELSA or A/B Experimental.
 
The program letter is supplied in PDF and in "Word" so that you can simply change the information yourself and print out your own program letter.

Converting an Ultralight to ELSA or A/B Experimental - CD Order item #LSA-1 $19.95
  Shipping $1.29
 


 
 
 

 
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PUBLICATIONS


 
Our publications range in size from reports to full size books.  All are available on CD or in printed versions.  Our CDs are compatible with both PC (Windows®) and Apple (Mac®) operating systems in the user friendly Adobe® PDF format which can be read and printed by any computer using Acrobat Reader®.  If you do not already have Acrobat Reader, it is a FREE (and SAFE) downloadable program available from Adobe Systems, at http://www.adobe.com/
 
All of our publications carry our 100% satisfaction guarantee.  See Our Guarantee for details.  California residents will have sales tax added to their order.  We do not charge "handling fees."  Packaging costs are included in our pricing.  All of the shipping costs listed here are either U.S.  Postal Service first class mail or Media/book rate and can be delivered to P.O.  boxes.  If you would like your publication to be shipped by UPS® or FEDEX®, we will be happy to accommodate you.  Please email us (see our Contact Us page) for a shipping price quote based on the carrier you prefer. 
 
Please note: We offer Pay Pal® on-line payment system, however if you would rather fax or mail in an order to us you may use the "print order form" button, fill in the information and send it to us by fax or mail accompanied by a personal check, company check or money order.  For your convenience, we accept Visa® card, MasterCard®, Discover® card and American Express® card, via PayPal online. 
 
For all other requests and information, please see our Contact Us page for office hours, fax and information phone numbers. 
 
 
 
INNOVATION AND INVENTING PUBLICATIONS


Jim Riordan's product evaluation system helps you spot the winners and avoid the losers
Jim Riordan's product
evaluation system helps
you spot the winners
and avoid the losers
COMPLETE EVALUATION SYSTEM
How to Evaluate the Potential for Success of a New Product or Technology

By James F. Riordan
 
First published in 1990, and extensively updated and amended in 2003, this world renowned and industry acclaimed product evaluation system contains a powerful and proven system for evaluating the potential success or failure of a new product or technology. 
 
If you are an inventor and your product idea passed our Free Initial Idea Evaluation with a score of 60% or more, and it appears you may have a winner, your next step is to do a thorough and complete product evaluation using this comprehensive and detailed evaluation system, now available on CD, to make a final determination of whether your product is truly a winner or loser.  This evaluation system is the same system already being used by many successful inventors, as well as corporations as large as 3M, and will provide you with all of the "hard" questions which we have proven over 25 years must be answered before you can really be sure whether you have a winner or a loser.  You will use this proven evaluation system on every idea you have for the rest of your life as you invent for a living
 
You will be able to quickly tell, with a high degree of accuracy, whether an idea has the potential to make you financially independent, free you from your present job and allow you to fire your boss and start your own business.  And, remember, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REVEAL YOUR IDEA TO ANYONE, AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FIVE HUNDRED TO FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO SOMEONE ELSE TO FIND OUT WHETHER YOUR IDEA IS WORTH MONEY. 

 
Complete Evaluation System
Size : Approx. 240 pages 8 1/2 x 11 format

CD Version Order item # EVSYS-CD $49.95
  Shipping $1.50
 


 
What others say about the Complete Evaluation System:
"Excellent, excellent, excellent. 
Had your book How to Evaluate the Potential for Success of a New Product or Technology been available to me years ago, I would have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in bad decisions and years of time and frustration.  Thanks for taking the time to compile all the relevant issues and questions in a logical, straight forward manner that marketing guys like yours truly can follow and apply.  Lets stay in touch." 
Michael Colozzi
Portola Packaging, Inc. 
 
"As an evaluation system for comprehensive detailed evaluation of a new product or technology, this book is better than anything else on the market.  I plan to use the book as a reference for my students and in my own consulting business.  I recommend that other academics, consultants and professionals involved with the innovation process add it to their libraries." 
Gerald G.  Udell
Center for Business Research and Development
Southwest Missouri State University
(Note: Gerald Udell is also the founder of the Wal Mart "WIN" program which helps inventors present their products to Wal Mart Stores)
 
"This is the best book on product evaluation that I have seen in my thirty years of product marketing.  Mr.  Riordan uses a 36-point system to spot the money-makers and to avoid the losers by guiding the reader with a cogent, practical step-by-step method of evaluating any product.  An extremely valuable tool for anyone engaged in the evaluation of a new product, it serves not only the corporate executive who is considering the acquisition of a new technology from an outside source but the assessment of a product to be developed in-house; this very fact tells the inventor that he should study this book as well, so that he may present the manufacturer, his potential buyer, with a sound presentation based on due diligence." 
D.  Rosborough
President
International Invention Register
 
"This book is a must have for any investor or manufacturer interested in backing or acquiring outside products or technology.  It is a should have for any manufacturer developing products in house." 
Minnesota Inventors Organization
 
"The question most commonly asked by inventors is, "How can I tell whether my idea is worth pursuing without telling anyone what it is?" Now there is a proven alternative to getting ripped off by shady invention marketing companies.  Evaluate your own idea with this system"
Norm Parrish
President
National Congress of Inventor Organizations (NCIO)
 
"I began reading and doing the exercises in your book on Saturday night.  I'm so impressed (as well as depressed from time to time) as I work through it.  I told you after your presentation before the ITM group, here in Santa Rosa, how impressed I was with the knowledge, information and experiences you shared.  Your book goes beyond that to the point that it is almost "incredible" the insight you have gained over the years about the inventive process." 
Jim Balanesi
Dr.  Gum
Gum Pals
 
"As I began reading your book I began 'highlighting' paragraphs I felt were of importance.  Only a few pages into it I realized I would be highlighting the whole book! Thank you for lots of great information!"
Charlie Grissom
Investor
 
"Personnel in our Technology Analysis Department have reviewed your book, "How to Evaluate the Potential for Success of a New Product or Technology," and are impressed with the apparent completeness and thoroughness of the process described therein.  They also feel the degree to which the book's methodology adds to and/or complements procedures already in place at 3M merits a closer look and a "use test" by several of our leading divisions that employ similar techniques.  Since 3M is continually striving to improve all its processes and not let large opportunities slip through the cracks, the methodology your book teaches could provide important improvements.  Several of 3M's most innovative divisions will be asked to apply the process in comparison with their current methodology." 
Kerry S.  Nelson
3M Corporation
 
"After looking through your book it is apparent that my product meets very few of the criteria for a salable product." 
Larry Mauro
Power Safe
 
"This guide details the process of deciding whether to market a new product.  It is not as complex and expensive as big companies make it nor as intuitive as most entrepreneurs assume." 
Inc.  Magazine
The Small Business Information Database
 
"Now a highly-successful inventor and consultant, Riordan has spent most of his life with a sharp eye on product development and manufacturing processes.  And, like the hero of our story, he remains open to sharing the knowledge he has gained.  To that end, Riordan has written one of the inventing world's most comprehensive books.  HOW TO EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL FOR SUCCESS OF A NEW PRODUCT OR TECHNOLOGY.  The book, which provides a step-by-step system for evaluating and developing new products, has received nearly unanimous praise from both inventors and business people." 
Mike Foley
Dream Merchant

 
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Jim Riordan's product evaluation system helps you spot the winners and avoid the losers
Path to Profit poster
by Jim Riordan
THE PATH TO PROFIT POSTER
By James F. Riordan
 
This plastic laminated 24" X 36" wall-hanging sized poster shows every step in taking a new product from an idea through collecting and protecting profits.  The plastic lamination allows you to use erasable markers to track the progress on every idea you have from now on.  An invaluable tool for those inventing for a living.  Multiple projects can be tracked at the same time using different color checkmarks for each project.  Every step is shown, from Idea to "I `did it".  This poster was originally produced in 1986 and has been completely updated and reformatted in 2003.  The Path to Profit poster is used at universities, patent libraries and small business development centers across the US to show inventors the many steps in the inventive process.  It is in use at many Fortune 500 companies as well. 

 
Path to Profit Poster Order item # PTPP $39.95
24" x36" plastic laminated (241/2 x 361/2 fin. size) Shipping $2.00
 


 

 
What Others say about the Path to Profit Poster:
 
"At Uniden, we use the Path to Profit Poster with several clear plastic overlays so we can track the R&D progress of our new telephone and radar detection products.  We find it is a very useful tool which helps assure we are not missing anything in the pre-market stages." 
Wayne Wyatt
Senior VP
Marketing, Uniden
 
"A belated thank you for your letter and the wall chart, "Path to Profit."  I've seen several charts and yours is the best.  I have recommended it to several people already.  By the way, I don't need to check your references.  I know some of the same people you do and you are well spoken of." 
Gerald G.  Udell
Director, CBRD
Southwest Missouri State University
(Note Mr.  Udell is also the founder of the Wal Mart "WIN" program which helps inventors submit their ideas to Wal Mart)
 
"This is simply the best single tool for inventors and product developers on the market today.  Any inventor who is serious about making a living from his ideas must have this poster.  Every time someone comes in my office and tells me they have an idea for a new product, I show them this poster so they can see first hand how much work is involved in the process.  That immediately separates the ones who are serious from the "wanna-bes."  I use it for every new idea my company produces." 
Dave Jacobs
President
JDS Products, Inc

 
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A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
By James F. Riordan
 
A report targeted to corporate R&D directors explaining how to develop and implement a proven and focused systematic approach to new product development.  It was published in the Licensing Law and Business Report and has been in demand since it first appeared.  This report provides invaluable input for businesses struggling to bring more products to market in a timely manner.
 
Report available in printed version only
Size : 20 pages 8 1/2 x 11 format

Print Version Order item # SANPD-P $19.95
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What others say about A Systematic Approach to New Product Evaluation:
"This is by far one of the most requested and informative reports on innovation that we have ever published."
Licensing Law and Business Report
 
"Dear Mr. Riordan:
I have recently read your report in the "Licensing Law and Business Report."  I was wondering if you have copies of this valuable report which I could distribute to clients with an interest in this area.  Also, do you have any brochures of your company which could be given to my clients?
Please respond at your earliest convenience."
Philip Warn
Law offices of Harness, Dickey & Pierce

 
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TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION & ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT
The T.E.A.M Program
By James F. Riordan
 
The T.E.A.M. Program is a complete technology evaluation and acquisition management system designed specifically to help mid sized to large companies:
  • Experience faster product to market cycles
  • Develop a consistent flow of new product ideas from multiple proven sources both inside and outside the company.
  • Develop an efficient product evaluation system that ensures more winners and less losers.
  • Develop a managed system to benefit from ideas the company previously would have shelved or dropped.
This is a valuable roadmap for companies seeking to expand their new product lines and develop an ongoing "new product develop machine" capable of increasing the numbers of viable new products produced each year.  You will learn a simple, logical, repeatable formula for internal generation of new product ideas, simple, logical and easily implemented methods of acquiring new ideas and technology from multiple outside sources through multiple channels.  You will learn how to set up an in-house evaluation team that will shorten your time to market for new products and assure that the new products you choose to produce will have the highest potential for success.  Further, you will learn how to turn ideas you have rejected for your own use into a viable revenue stream.
 
Team Program
Size : Approx 250 pages 8 1/2 x 11 format

CD Version Order item # TP-CD $249.95
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What others say about the T.E.A.M. Program
"If you don't take advantage of, and implement these strategies, and your competition does, look out." 
Tim Leary
Venture Capital Consultants
 
"In today's competitive markets, those who are able to create, develop and bring to market a flow of industry leading products in a timely manner, are the biggest winners.  I have spent many years consulting to venture funded companies, IPO's and major market movers such as Hewlett Packard.  I know what it takes to become successful and stay successful and the T.E.A.M Program is as close as it gets to an insurance policy for a company's future growth through new product development." 
Barry Rhein
CEO Barry Rhein and Associates
 
 
 
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