SOURCE: Invented in Utah

Invented in Utah

October 14, 2010 19:58 ET

Klymit Inertia-X-Frame Crowned Invented in Utah 2010 Winner

Top Three Inventors to Split $61,000 Worth of Development Services

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - October 14, 2010) -  The Klymit Inertia-X-Frame by Nate Alder has been chosen as this year's winner of the Invented in Utah Challenge. The Inertia-X-Frame is a durable, ultra-lightweight camping pad that weighs only 9.1 ounces and rolls up to the size of a soda can. Its unique design allows it to inflate in only two to four breaths. Alder will split $61,000 in services provided by Invented in Utah sponsors with the two runners up.

"I am always impressed with the level of innovation that seems to run rampant here in Utah," said Michael Horito of Rocketship, Inc. and founder of Invented in Utah. "Nate Alder takes home a well-deserved win for the Klymit Inertia-X-Frame, which is an interesting and marketable product that should have tremendous appeal to the outdoor enthusiast."

Second place went to Jess Colton for his TykeToter, a front-mounted toddlers' bicycle seat that allows full participation and interaction while on a ride.

Cal Vandyke from Black Dirt Organics, LLC was awarded third place for Fulvic Bloom, a bio-organic liquid compost. It uses a patent pending, chemical free process to extract fully bio-available nutrients from compost.

Both runners up will receive a share of the $61,000 in services which will include services and support ranging in topics from intellectual property law to industrial design expertise to marketing to help take the products from idea to reality.

Nearly 100 entries were narrowed down to just five finalists. Rounding out the rest of the top five were the Lay-Right side-sleep pillow system, by Vaughn North, which serves as a welcome solution for people with snoring or sleep apnea problems and the Nasal Irrigation Device by Mark Carpenter, which is a simple, yet extremely effective squeeze bottle nasal irrigator.

Horito said, "We offer our congratulations to all five finalists and we wish the winners well for the future and look forward to watching these inventions flourish."

Sponsors of Invented in Utah 2010 include: Rocketship, Inc., Utah CEO Magazine, UVEF, SL SBDC, Prosper, VPI Engineering, Ensign Group International, Utah Machine Shops, SNG PR, ISSIMO, Pulse Interactive Media, PowerStream, CFOwise, Tuscany 3D, Doba, Startup Princess, Capital G Design, Noah's and Miller Business Resource Center at Salt Lake Community College.

About Invented in Utah
Invented in Utah 2010 is a non-profit organization that holds events that promote "inventorship" in the state of Utah and connects inventors with the local businesses that serve them. This includes the Inventor Symposium and the Inventor Challenge. The primary goal of which is to promote creativity and innovation in Utah and help people take their inventions from idea to reality. For more information, please visit

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