Car Bidet � do-it-yourself car-bottom washer available for sale or license:
The Car Bidet � is a do-it-yourself device that washes the bottoms of car and trucks. It attaches to a garden hose, as shown here:
Salt and chemicals rust undercarriage components:
Car-bottom rust is dangerous and expensive
Under-car washing is mandated in car owners' manuals
A powerful "V" shaped water jet ejects up from the tip of CarBidet's lower pipe (bottom-left in photo above), striking the car's underside. The Car Bidet � DISLODGES road salt very effectively:
The Car Bidet � WHEELS under a car and rolls like a vacuum cleaner.
The Car Bidet � TILTS sideways to flush gunk off the backs of wheels.
Pushing The Car Bidet's � handle down raises its water-ejecting end up into otherwise hard-to-get-to under-body cavities, where corrosive salt and mud build up.
Features and benefits of using the Car Bidet � include:
The Car Bidet's � water torrent goes where its user wants it positioned
The Car Bidet � causes lots of bad stuff to fall off of undercarriages
The Car Bidet � prevents cut-up hands on sharp under-car metal which can happen when reaching under a car with a hose.
The angle between CarBidet's hinged pipes easily adjusts, which changes CarBidet's handle height from the ground.
The Car Bidet � feels good to use for tall or short or in-between users.
The Car Bidet � weighs little -- its easy to roll it where you want it.
Ordinary garden hose water pressure gives a strong flush.
The Car Bidet � two pipes hinge closed when not in use
... plus ...
It is stowable
It hangs on a wall
It stores in a car
It doesn't take-up much storage space, and
In a retail store, it doesn't take-up much display space.
Car Bidet � is the trademark for:
STOWABLE WASHER FOR VEHICLE UNDERCARRIAGE, AND HINGE MOTION STOP AND ELEVATION CONTROL FOR STOWABLE WASHERS AND THE LIKE, which is protected by Patent: US 7,806,351 B1 and STOWABLE WASHER FOR VEHICLE UNDERCARRIAGE, which is protected by Patent: US 6, 247,658 B1. CAR BIDET is U.S. Registered Trademark: 3,034,756. The patents and trademark are owned by John Bakas. Patent and trademark rights are available for sale or license.
Contact John Bakas at 319-338-0938 or 415-776-4117 or email him at [email protected]
ELEMENTS OF THE CAR-BIDET� CAR BOTTOM WASHER:
An outline of compelling benefits:
Car Bidet � Car Bottom Washer � latest model
1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The intellectual property consists of two utility patents, a trademark, and a website (carbidet.com). The patent and trademark numbers are at the end of this outline and at the bottom of the web-page.
2. RIGHTS CAN BE PURCHASED OR LICENSED
Patent and trademark rights can be purchased or licensed on terms that are logical for both parties. The inventor can help with a considerable amount of beneficial know-how and trade information, but has no interest in owning or managing a business.
3. A RARE HIGH-PROFIT, LOW-RISK, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
This is a major and rare opportunity for a new or expanding business. The patents and trademark are the core of it. This business opportunity implies control of an entire huge untapped industry -- do-it-yourself undercarriage washing. Control of an industry -- a monopoly -- translates to freedom from traditional manufacturing cost pressure. The result is a respectable profit margin while being able to manufacture locally rather than in a low-wage foreign country. The new jobs would benefit any community.
4. THIS DEVICE IS LOW TECH
The advantages of a business built around a low-tech product over one centered on a high-tech product, include less:
A. Specialized, more available, and therefore less costly management, marketing, and production people,
B. Startup investment in specialized production equipment and employee training,
C. Start-up time,
D. Complicated problems of all sorts,
E. Risk, and less
F. Investor apprehension due to an easy to understand product.
5. UNDERCARRIAGE IS VULNERABLE TO DAMAGE
The undercarriage is the vehicle surface most vulnerable to damage due to lack of care. Essentially all undercarriage mud and salt damage is a safety issue -- many undercarriage components cannot be effectively coated with rust-preventative chemicals. The greatest need for non-collision car repair results from preventable undercarriage rust.
6. UNDERCARRIAGE IS IGNORED
The undercarriage is the only car surface that is completely ignored by the established do-it-yourself car-care industry, and for good reason -- other than the CarBidet� Car Bottom Washer, no one has developed or patented a viable do-it-yourself undercarriage washing appliance.
7. CAR MAKERS MANDATE UNDERCARRIAGE WASHING
Car makers mandate regular undercarriage washing in their owners' instructions. Some, or all, specify that it should be done manually. Some warn of potential hand injury from sharp undercarriage metal. Some threaten to void warranties if such washing is not done.
They do not suggest any reasonable do-it-yourself tool for the purpose.
8. SALES DURING ECONOMIC DOWNTURNS
Vehicle preservation tools sell well during economic downturns.
9. A CRITICAL TOOL
In addition to do-it-yourself car care, this washer is a critical tool for other applications, including:
A. Farm equipment,
B. Emergency fire and medical vehicles,
C. Municipal, school, and commercial buses,
D. Police and other municipal vehicles,
E. Military vehicles,
F. Airport service and fire vehicles,
G. Construction equipment,
H. Forestry and wild-land vehicles -- for removal of organisms that attach to
undercarriages and are transported to places where they cause environmental damage,
I. Other commercial vehicles,
J. Vehicle maintenance facilities, and
K. Vehicles driven through bio-hazardous floodwater
10. POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Undercarriage washing has a positive environmental impact. It preserves vehicles, and thereby conserves the money, energy, and other resources needed to prematurely repair and replace those vehicles.
11. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THIS DEVICE
A. This device is intended to be low-tech and inexpensive.
B. It consists of two pipes, one vertical and the other horizontal, hinged to one-another. The angle between the pipes adjusts to change the handle distance to the ground, and thereby accommodate tall and short users.
C. A conventional garden hose provides water to the handle of the vertical pipe. The water jets up from the far end of the horizontal pipe in a powerful "V" pattern.
D. The horizontal pipe rolls on wheels and reaches parts of the undercarriage chosen by the operator that are not otherwise reasonably accessible with inexpensive manual equipment. Pushing down on the handle elevates the water-ejecting end of the washer. By this means, the water torrent can be positioned up into places where undesirable salt and gunk accumulate, including horizontal shelf-like �gunk-pockets� that are generally not flushed by a typical vertical water stream. The device effortlessly tilts sideways to flush the backs of wheels and easily maneuvers into all parts of wheel wells.
E. When not in use the two pipes fold parallel to one-another -- requiring minimal storage space, and minimal display space in retail stores.
F. This washer dislodges salt and rust-causing mud very effectively. Using it is a satisfying customer experience. Users who are even minimally informed about transportation matters can instantly see its value and its sales potential.
G. A description is also summarized on: www.carbidet.com
12. RETAILERS ARE INTERESTED
Some of the well-known large mass retailers have expressed considerable interest.
13. A FIRE DEPARTMENT IS USING THIS WASHER
The Iowa City, Iowa Fire Department is now using this washer and the people there are impressed with it. The fire-fighting community has a great and obvious need for it. Fire departments pay enormous amounts of money for their vehicles. Unnecessary undercarriage rust damage is a financial burden -- particularly in the current economic climate. Therefore, the relatively low cost of this item, ranging from about twenty dollars (for home use) up to possibly a few hundred dollars (for commercial use), makes it a cost-effective purchase.
14. A FIRE EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTOR AGREED TO SELL THIS PRODUCT
The world's largest fire truck maker believes this device can benefit its products, which include military vehicles. Accordingly, they involved a supplier of such accessories they have a high opinion of and use for such items. This supplier is a mid-west fire equipment distributor and a fire truck manufacturer. The distributor is prepared to carry this washer within its product line. There are about one hundred fire equipment distributors in the U.S.
15. FEWER UNITS NEEDED TO START WITH
The number of units a fire equipment distributor would need to start off with is far less than the number reasonably needed by any traditional large retail chain. There are nearly 500,000 fire departments in the U.S. and its fair to presume that most of them will eventually need more than one of these washers.
16. FACTORS FAVORABLE TO INTRODUCING THIS PRODUCT INTO THE FIRE EQUIPMENT INDUSTRY
A. Existing demand for this product
B. Unavailability of this washer through any other source
C. The world's largest fire truck maker supports this product
D. A Major distributor agreed to market this product
E. Customary high prices in the industry imply a fairly high per unit profit margin
F. Fewer units required than mass-market retailers
G. Far less stringent simultaneous large unit number delivery requirements than mass-market retailers
17. SIGNIFICANCE OF FAVORABLE FIRE INDUSTRY FACTORS
A. These factors mean that initial manufacturing can be done through a fairly low volume labor-intensive process, employing comparatively low-skilled workers, rather than through a more automated traditional process appropriate to mass retailing. The comparatively high per-unit labor cost would not be the problem it naturally would be if competitive products were on the market and/or if the retailer were a high volume retail chain selling to the average car owner.
B. The great advantage of all this is that the need for expensive specialized manufacturing equipment, such as plastic molds, would be minimal at the start -- a major benefit to a new business inclined to limit start-up investment. Subsequent automation can take place after cash flow is established, thereby minimizing business risk.
C. Immediate low-volume, high profit margin, fire equipment industry sales provide a valuable opportunity to gear-up for the high-volume consumer mass market.
18. BENEFITS OF EXISTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
A. Two utility patents and a trademark have been issued. A website is established. This long, uncertain, expensive process is complete. The product is nearly ready to manufacture and market.
B. Years of product development and market research have gone into this washer. The resulting know-how minimizes the remaining amount of work needed.
19. BENEFITS OF THE TRADEMARK
A. Generally elicits immediate laughter when first encountered
B. Attention grabbing, memorable, compelling, powerful
C. Sufficiently descriptive to suggest the purpose of this product
D. Appeals to a wider demographic, and therefore a larger market, than would result from a technical description
E. Presents more opportunities for creative advertising than would result from a technical description -- therefore broadening the market demographic
F. Humorousness of the trademark opens the gift market -- Fathers Day, Christmas, birthdays
G. The considerable uncertainty and long lead-time needed to register a trademark is eliminated
H. Trademarks outlive patents, and therefore enhance the future strength of the business if and when competition evolves after the patents expire
I. These benefits make this trademark valuable, and therefore add value to this business opportunity
20. FREE ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
A. This product will naturally be attractive to the press and the transportation journalism community, which has few new and compelling car-care products to talk about. It is, therefore, reasonable to expect access to this vast free advertising resource.
B. The attention-grabbing trademark is also valuable journalism material.
C. Those who wash their own vehicles are invariably excited and positive about using this tool, and amazed at the amount of gunk it removes and deposits on the ground. Therefore, word of mouth advertising naturally follows.
21. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SPECIFICS
A. CAR BIDET� is U.S. Registered Trademark: 3,034,756
B. STOWABLE WASHER FOR VEHICLE UNDERCARRIAGE, AND HINGE MOTION STOP AND ELEVATION CONTROL FOR STOWABLE WASHERS AND THE LIKE, is
Patent: US 7,806,351 B1, and
C. STOWABLE WASHER FOR VEHICLE UNDERCARRIAGE, is Patent: US 6, 247,658 B1
22. INVENTOR John Bakas owns the patents, trademark and website, and is available to tell you about this business opportunity.
Inventor: John Bakas
Phone: 319-338-0938 or 415-776-4117
E-mail: [email protected]