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Ken Driessen

Wisco Kidd Productions

12022 N. County Rd. T

Hayward Wisconsin

715-934-2824

wiscokidd@hotmail.com

 

 

PROJECT PROPOSAL

 

For production of an educational, informative and entertaining, made for television, series titled: THE PATENTS PENDING SHOW™.  From the platform of the show, promote energy efficient ecologically friendly products and lifestyles.

 

 

Synopsis:

 

The Patents Pending Show(PPS) evolved from my long time desire to live a more self-sufficient environmentally friendly life. When I was a young child a neighbor once told me that if I wanted to have a good life and become rich, all I had to do was invent the next Frisbee ™ or Hoola Hoop™.   I never forgot that thought.  Since my adolescence I have sought to achieve a rural alternative lifestyle. I thought such a life style would give me independence, pride, freedom and provide a meaning in life superior to that of an average worker enslaved by money.  I believed it was more efficient, cheaper and more rewarding to provide most of my needs through my own labor.  Back in the mid ‘70s when I was first introduced to the Whole Earth Catalog, I was excited to find that others had similar desires.  Since the mid ‘70s the earth’s human population has increased from about 4 billion to over 6 billion and each individual’s desire to consume has also increased.   While the Earth is suffering from the impact of our species, the Whole Earth, catalog/ magazine concept is still around.  Published by Point Foundation, Whole Earth is the successor of the Whole Earth Catalog, first published in 1968 by Stewart Brand, http://www.wholeearthmag.com/about.html. By 1980 I had began to make prototypes of windmills and other alternate energy devises such as a parabolic trough solar collector.  I lived off the grid during the 90’s where it was essential to explore and use energy alternatives to maintain a modern life style.  By the mid ‘90s I began to document some of my progress though photo and video footage.  It was some time in 2002 when I first became attracted to the thought of developing my invention endeavors into an educational yet comical TV Show. 

 

It is around that “new millennium” time when I noticed the so-called ‘reality TV’ concept was becoming popular.  It would be hard to debate the statement that the Survivor and Junk Yard Warriors shows have little if anything to do with reality.  Those type shows illustrated to me that there is a vacuum when it comes to the successful combination of educational and entertaining programming.  I was also familiar with The Red Green Show at that time. While most of Green’s skits are more entertaining then educational, meaning that in the real world there are only so many uses for duct tape, I enjoy the light and setting of the show.   Finally in his January 31, 2006 State of the Union speech; even the silver spoon, oil man, President George W. Bush mentioned the need for energy conservation and alternate energy development. There is a niche, which The Patents Pending show can fill like no other.

 

The PPS will become a series, which will document and illustrate all phases of the invention process.  The first few episodes will center on my own inventive efforts.  The show will be educational, entertaining and sometimes even comical.  If the show achieves a level of interest and longevity it may evolve beyond my own efforts into a show that seeks out inventors of alternate energy devices and documents their stories. Even if such topics are usually presented in a serious manner, my vision of PPS would add some comedy to the chore of inventing and bringing eco-friendly products to the marketplace.  

 

A typical show will consist of scenes and conversation involving concept, design, patent process, prototype manufacturing, marketing and promotion of the products and lifestyle.

There will be the ongoing optimistic versus pessimistic dialog.  Usually the inventor has to defend and explain his works to an antagonistic nay-sayer who believes the inventor’s efforts are a useless pipe dream and total waste of time.  There is the potential for real and staged action scenes during most all of the focus themes.  None of the shows that could be considered the competition to PPS have been able to wear out the use of skits involving ‘don’t attempt this at home’!

 

Success and popularity will be accompanied by spin offs such as a movie version of the show.  Some of the products featured on the show may be manufactured locally and marketed to end consumers creating high pay manufacturing jobs for people in the community.

 

 

Treatment:

 

The Patents Pending Show series episodes will start with a typical show introduction including scrolling title text and music. Then the lead person (inventor) will be introduced working on one of the phases of development of their product.  Right now I’m sitting on the computer as I often do. My girlfriend is usually sympathetic and supportive but sometimes she just cannot understand how or why I spend so much time in front of this computer.  Dialog may be similar to her saying “get out from in front of that computer right now Ken. You ran out of unemployment and you better get up off your ass and go look for a real job”.  I could get mad and walk out heading for a tavern or a library where I meet a third person and begin explaining my product and/or efforts to make it real.  That person will be negative, in most cases an echo of the significant other’s disbelieve to the point of being antagonistic.  The inventor will be forced into defending and explaining that his cup is already half full even if he has yet to receive even an iota of compensation for his work.

 

In his/my determination I may go to a pawnshop to pawn something to raise money to rent a machine shop to manufacture parts for the prototype.  Then I head to the machine shop where the owner doubts my experience but eventually lets me in. Then being overwhelmed with work I recruit helpers in Tom Sawyer fence painting style.   I could be machining a part of which I need multiple pieces while explaining the process to the prospective helper. 

 

Episodic descriptions of the series when first considered sound like an oxymoron.  Each episode will have aspects of a beginning and end within the episode.  Many of the episodes will also have a “To be continued” overtone so important to a series that wants to attract and keep a television audience.  In other words an episode may include a review of the patent application I just finished drafting, writing up an IOU, then robbing my girlfriend’s piggy bank for the application fee. That episode will end with a scene at the post office when I drop the envelope into the box. It takes money to make money and the good inventor knows he will be able to pay her back.  More toward my reality I worked trades jobs to get money to spend on inventing.  So while each episode has an endpoint, the story line of the product of the day is ongoing.  The individual product ideas will involve several episodes and the completion of those connected episodes will end in ways that reflect the actual outcome of the work on that product.  If the show were to mirror reality, where most ideas patented or otherwise end up never making it to the market, the ending episode of product that turns out to be a useless widget would end with enactments of, “Back to the drawing board” or “It is a good thing you kept your day job”.   

 

Some if not most of the products, which will be the chosen subject of one or more episodes, would require amounts of money outside of the realm of this proposal to bring into full working industries and selling products to end users.  We could debate outsourcing to China and that whole debacle.   Many shows will only involve the design and workings of micro versions only intended to prove or disprove the feasibility of the technology.  In other words, we at PPS will not reinvent the wheel or even  the Space Shuttle, we will explore alternative energy sources and sustainable lifestyles.  Below are some of the ideas for products I would consider featuring on PPS.

 

 

Electric Bicycle: there will be many models including pedal assisted and non-pedal motor only models.  There will be models with suspension, street and off road models.  The first model will be a kit, which adapts to most non-suspension mountain bikes.  Specific design characteristics, which make my design superior to other designs, will not be discussed until the interested persons sign a nondisclosure agreement of some sort.  If this project receives funding soon, I am capable of producing at least 10 production prototype bikes by September  1st.        

 

Although I’m open to suggestions and alternatives, I believe I am most prepared to produce the first episode around the electric bicycle, which I call the Electric Horse™. The prototype Electric Horse featured in the demonstrational DVD included as sample work proves the concept works. A battery powered electric bike can be a useful, economical, ecological, short-range transportation vehicle.  While this prototype bike performs well, it is an ugly ducking. I have designs for an even more efficient, faster and much better looking bike. Since I have a plan and it is my most current project, I believe the Electric Horse ™ would be a good project to be the feature of the first few episodes.

 

Ultra Light Electric Automobile (ULEA):  In my opinion the history of electric vehicles is plagued with the concept that they must look and act like current fossil fuel consuming vehicles.  Diminishing fuel supplies and increased cost should force transportation of goods off the highways and back to the rail system.  This factor will help convince people that they do not need the false security of several tons of dead weight in their automobiles as a safety factor in case of an accident.  Furthermore many people are willing to ride motorcycles, which expose the rider in great bodily harm in an accident with another vehicle or a singe vehicle accident for that matter.  It is possible to make an electric or  internal combustion engine vehicle with acceptable acceleration and handling weighing as little as 500 lbs.

 

Lighter Than Air Surveillance Vehicle (LTASV):  I have plans for a miniature craft that can carry cameras and sensors for military, governmental and commercial use.  The original plan was for the design of a sort of two-passenger blimp, which could be used recreationally. The drone and the manned versions could both be used for nature observation quietly and therefore superior to the way helicopters are now used.  Nondisclosure agreement necessary to receive design specifics for this project.

 

Solar Powered Refrigeration/AC unit:  This product is illustrated on the PPS archive episode DVD attached. Once the prototype is built and tested for output performance it could be possible that a large commercial unit is economically feasible.  There is also a still picture of an earlier prototype of the solar powered refrigeration unit attached below. If this project were used in the series, it could be centered around building a devise that keeps beer cold from the heat of the sun.

 

Human/Animal Urine to Fuel Conversion: If you mix human urine and dryer lint then heat it to about 98.6 deg. F, you are going to get a lot of ammonia gas being produced. Ammonia is an industrial chemical that is a precursor to acetylene and other products.  If you have smelled used baby diapers you know a lot of Ammonia is produced.  While ammonia gas does burn, in my opinion even under ideal conditions, I really don’t believe this one is viable.  As a show theme, we could attempt to recruit volunteer urine donors.  Then the processing of it all could get quite stinky.  There is something to what I am saying.  I do not know how many of the men folk around here have peed directly on a camp fire, but doing so makes the fire flare up with a yellow smelly smoke. Raw urine almost burns!

 

Residential, small business and community plastic shredder:  Some communities require residents to buy marked garbage bags to pay for processing of garbage and limit the amount of garbage going to landfills.  Plastics can be shredded, recycled and then extruded or formed into useful products. Paper shredding technology has been made economically reasonable. I have experimented with using a paper shredder to shred plastic bags with some success.  I believe micro residential and small business plastic bag and bottle shredders could be designed, produced and sold to help reduce those items landfill impact, save in transport costs of recycling and encourage the production of items being produced from such plastics.

 

Residential Geothermal/Groundwater Heating and Cooling System:  Will use two shallow non-potable wells 20 ft. and circulate that water through a heat exchanger and or a heat pump/refrigeration unit. In the summer cool water could be circulated through a radiator with a fan to cool residential space with much less energy than conventional air conditioners. In cold winter months the geothermal configuration of heat pump use could provide space heat at an energy use rate below that of conventional heat pumps and fuel burning. 

 

Feces Powered:  Each human at one time in life has had experienced the wrong combination of food and bacteria in the stomach and intestines resulting in a buildup of gas where you feel like you are about to explode.  We human mammals are not very efficient burners of the food we eat and most of the energy in our food remains in the feces. Certain bacteria could be added to our human manure to produce methane, which is the main ingredient of natural gas.   

 

I’ve heard that some Asian communities use human manure on vegetable gardens and also to produce methane.  Automobiles can be run off of methane gas.  This is a subject that would make a great episode for the Patents Pending TV series.  It may also be an experiment that can be undertaken to find maximum yield of usable fuels and compounds that can be obtained from human waste.  Louis Pasture’s invention of the gooseneck to make a barrier between human wastes stored in the septic system and our living space was quite ingenious and certainly saved humans from the spread of infectious disease when we had a limited understanding of disease.  In today’s society I don’t believe it is necessary or prudent to flush 5 gallons of water we could drink down the toilet every time we have to urinate or defecate.  The waste of energy to pump water and the later use of energy to purify the water mixed with human excrements are compounding factors adding to the deficit of not utilizing the energy contained in these excrements.  

 

Wood waste utilization:  In rural areas where family residences heat with wood already, some of that energy could be turned into electricity with a boiler, steam engine and generator configuration.  I have a design for just such a unit, which is discussed in the attached Archives segment of the DVD.  Rural residents increasing the efficiency of wood and bio-fuels use can significantly reduce the use of fossil fuels on a national level.  

 

Portable Wood Slash Pile to Electricity Conversion Processor:  One tractor and trailer would haul the transformers, one would haul the boiler and genset.  The generation would take place near a highline and a fiberglass non conductive boom extension device will hook up to the highline.  Short haul trucks and front end loaders would be used to transport the wood fuel (slash piles) to the portable electric generation plant. 

 

Wood to bio-fuel conversion:  I would like to build a pilot plant that combines the use of two processes to produce a blended bio-fuel capable of replacing gasoline.  A recently developed genetically modified microorganism can be used to digest sawdust and produce ethanol.  A liquor can be produced from destructive distillation of wood that can be burned in a modified diesel engine.  I believe the use of these substances through mixture and maybe chemical cracking or reaction will produce a liquid fuel near enough to gasoline that it can be burned in automobiles designed to burn gasoline with little or no modification.    This part of the series will “in fiction” have a secret garage where the fuel is made.  Distillation of ethanol, even if it is made as a fuel and not for consumption, requires a BATF permit which we will get. In the show the ethanol production will be portrayed as if done in a secret clandestine operation.

 

 

 Project Timetable:

 

The ruff version demonstration DVD included with this proposal took most of the summer of 2005 to produce.  As with most things people do in our modern society, money is a factor. I had to work, live and operate on an inferior shoestring budget to produce the low quality demo’ show.  At minimum, with higher definition television broadcasting quality equipment, I could film and edit footage of a reenactment of the design and production of the Electric Horse™ as it exists, and edit it by August of this 2006.  I have designs for a more high tech cool looking bike with even better performance qualities.  If funding were provided for the improved production prototype I’m sure I could build that and produce several episodes of the show this coming summer.

 

I would be much happier with a budget that would allow work on multiple episodes beginning now and through this summer to prepare for the Patents Pending series airings beginning this fall.  If the sky were the limit, I would have a Patent’s Pending Show prototype production facility built and in use by mid summer.  If the funds were available, we at the PPS studio would be working on several episodes simultaneously this summer.  The happiest goal I could imagine in the progress of the show would be the dream of owning or even running a prototyping workspace, home office by 2008. 

 

 

Interactive elements:

 

Yes it would be applicable and advantageous for The Patents Pending Show to also have a web site.  It will take only a season or two to go through the majority of my show and product ideas listed above.  A web site could be used to solicit for inventors and their products to be featured on future PPS episodes. The site could contain links to sites where products featured in past shows are available for purchase. Web site builders and their companies are highly competitive and visible.  If PPS is successful and generates money for the construction of a web site, all as we have to do is ask for bids from reputable companies and individuals.

 

 

 Budget 

 

Writing a budget for a project like this for me is similar to a kid in a candy store.  To have the equipment and resources to produce the PSS would be like a dream.  When I awake form the dream and come down to reality, to describe a bare bones minimum budget containing just what is necessary to record some professional footage to be edited into one or two episodes, may be a real place to start.   Then in an optimistic light, the sky is the limit to this project as chances are it can be developed into a business with multimillion-dollar annual gross income.  Then to form a wish list containing the most liberal items, equipment and personnel then introduce a spreadsheet style form with maximum and minimum columns and totals:

 

Equipment                                         Minimal Start UP              High End Series Production

Cameras

 

High definition digital still camera

 

Fuji Finepix S9000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 639

Canon Rebel XT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 879

 

HD movie Camera

 

Sony PDW-530/530p . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,000+

 

 Sony HVR-Z1U . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . .4700

 

 

JVC GY-HD100U . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,300

 

Canon XL2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(equal to Sony)

 

Recorder/player

Sony HVR-M10U . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .3700

 

High Definition Editing software

 

Adobe Premiere Pro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500

 

Sony Vegas including PC card . . . . . . (equal to Adobe)

 

HDTV monitor

Marshall VR171P-HD-17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . 2700

 

Blue fish editing computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . 7000

 

Lebec Tripod . . . . ..  . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .1000

 

Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4000

(Video conversion cards,

lenses, tape, chords,

wire, lights, adaptors.)

 

Producer’s seminar/workshop attendance

 

Fairfax, public access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1800

 

Santa Fe screen writer’s conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .?

CTV Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . .80(year membership)

 

 

Van for Equipment Transportation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..  . 20000

 

Prototype Equipment and Parts

 

Rental of shop space, tools, parts etc . . . . .2000+/show

 

Prototype design and production shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . 90 – 500k

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                                                                     $10,280                                          @$600k

 

Salaries

 

Screen Actors Guild Independent Producers Ultra Low Budget Letter Agreement, states that all actors other than stunt men get a hundred dollars a day plus benefits. The contract by the name above gives an idea of the going prices for labor in movie and for television low budget start ups.  I’ll work for $10/hour or a salary of $1600(negotiable) per month on this project and be totally happy. I’d work for minimum wage until the grant proposals are completed and there is money coming in to justify paying me what an average producer who works for a non-profit entity makes. 

 

As with any thing else, as the business grows the greater salaries will grow within the realm and reason of the regulations of a non-profit entity.  Using some of the new and sophisticated digital media and editing equipment enables high quality low cost production in reach.  It is also within my philosophy that local people could be educated and employed during this production. 

 

 

Key Personnel (Required)

 

While I’m not a seasoned television producer, I am a seasoned artist and inventor. The plan is for me to do a vast majority of the work myself and produce the first few episodes with a minimal budget. With proper equipment and more time spent editing I am sure I can produce a few very professional and entertaining episodes involving the process of bringing an idea through the inventing, prototyping and patenting process. With out success on the plan to produce sellable episodes that receive airtime, there will be no income and no money to hire all the experts that are often required to produce a show. In other words I, Ken Driessen for the time being am the only key person.

 

RESUME OF:

 

KENNETH LEROY DRIESSEN

12022 N. Co. Rd. T

Hayward WI 54843

715.934.2824 or wiscokidd@hotmail.com

 

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Industrial Construction Electrician, Magnuson Corp, Hayward WI. : Hang conduit, install switch gear, pull wire, terminate connections at a Louisiana Pacific OSB factory which is starting a new product line, construction, 3/05 to 6/05. 

 

Producer/announcer, Kootenay Coop Radio, CJLY 93.5, Nelson B.C.: Producer and host of show entitled: At Liberty, which included political topics and music, 8/03 to 12/03.

 

Electrician, R&N Electric, Hope B. C.: Install lighting, motor controllers, breaker boxes, outlets, service entrance, industrial, commercial and residential construction.  11/02 to 1/03.

 

Electrician, IBEW Journeyman Wireman: contractors worked for: Chetek Electric, commercial construction, install EMT conduit, load centers, food service equipment, Van Ert Electric, Wausau WI, install paper mill equipment including rigid conduit, motor controllers and termination of fractional hp. to 900 hp.  motors.    Carlson Electric Hayward WI.  Install residential heating and air conditioning equipment 9/98 to 11/99.

 

Electrician, Maynard Steel Inc., Milwaukee, WI: Industrial electrical maintenance in a foundry setting.  Service and repair of cranes, furnaces and various equipment.  Troubleshoot control systems, wire and install new equipment.  4/98 to 9/98.

 

Mine Maintenance Man, Nixon Fork Mine, McGrath, AK.: Responsibilities  included: Operate and maintain 3406 Cat. generator plants. Mounting, coupling and wiring of 480v three-phase motors from 1 to 150 H.P. Responsible for all mine maintenance, including transport, mill and mine maintenance ‘95-’96

 

Mine Maintenance Man, Copper Range Co., White Pine, MI: Did, electrical troubleshooting of transport, drilling and bolting equipment. Installed lighting and junction boxes.  Also did surface and millwright work.  I was also a First Responder, Chief Steward and safetyman,  ‘91-94

 

Engineering Liaison, Pettibone Michigan, Baraga, MI.: Detail drafting, layout and revision of assembly drawings on mylar and AutoCAD. Design of systems and assemblies for Speed swings, Carry lifts, and Extendo machines. Set up and used a P.C. based system to maintain bills of material for several lines of machinery. Also used MAPICS main frame system to find and correct part numbering discrepancies. ‘89-’90

 

Engineering Assistant, General Dynamics Electric Boat Div., Groton, CT: Wrote purchase orders, replied to liaison action requests. Reviewed and organized galley equipment drawings. Worked on design of a diesel engine quick start system including deriving a calculus formula to determine engine oil level at different dive angles. Worked with tradesmen to solve problems with equipment and its installation. ‘88

 

Music Teacher, Lac Court Oreilles School System, Hayward Wisconsin, develop and instruct alternative music program including voice, guitar and piano lessons. Involved with the start up of WOJB Radio 88.9, 8/79 - 5/80

 

EDUCATION

 

A.A.S., Mechanical Design Engineering Technology, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI.: 3.50 g.p.a. in Technology Department. May ’88;  113 credits completed, education major, Mount Scenario College ’81-’84, Ladysmith WI

 

INTERESTS/HOBBIES

 

Designed and built an electric bicycle. Built prototype for a solar powered air conditioner. I have designed and built my own home. Designed a guitar instructional poster for which I have a copyright.   I play music for local jamborees and benefits. Wrote produced and performed original CD entitled Wiscokidd: Thirdy Years of Fishing and Hunting.

 

*SEE SAMPLE WORK BELOW AND ATTACHED

 

 

Business Plan

 

Explain the current status of the project and discuss your plans for completing it. Identify potential funding resources and indicate approach being taken to secure funding.

 

Some of my inventions deal with cutting edge technology pertinent to economic and environmental sustainability.  There seem to be no funds available to an independent private person for endeavors such as designing, building and patenting such products.  I support this notion with experience of searching for such private and public funding.  I have sent out proposals and business plans to private venture funding entities and foundations.  The only replies I received from the foundations were rejections because I was not a non-profit entity.  For such a project as this, I feel lack of funding is quite an ironic and unfair situation.

 

I have donated blood to the Red Cross and at times was a regular donor of gallons of my blood.  Red Cross is a non-profit organization whose directors all receive 6 figure digits. Since 2000 the presidents (CEOs) of the Red Cross receive half a million dollar salaries for the sale of the blood good people donate.   Non-profit status has at times become a method for greedier and less savory people to receive a high pay rate and use up money that has been donated to help less fortunate poorer people in need.  In other words non-profit has to do with the status of the corporation/business entity. Individuals within the non-profit organization can receive competitive salaries.

 

So this is why I am willing and anxious to become part of a tribal education program.  For such a tribal educational entity, public grants and private foundation funding is available for such projects as an educational TV series that promotes invention of alternate energy and energy saving devices.

 

While I would like to get equipment and operating funds in hand as soon as possible to produce the show, I imagine my first job will be to raise the necessary funds.  Once I am an affiliate of a tribal education entity, I believe my first job will be to write applications and proposals for grants.  I have researched and downloaded the forms necessary to become a tax exempt non-profit entity.  I have downloaded forms to apply for funding from CPB/PBS to become an independent producer for them.

 

It may be that The Patents Pending Show could be funded as a program within the local education system or it may be that PPS could become a subsidiary non-profit of a local community entity.  In the second case it would be necessary to apply for Federal 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status. This requires filing a US department of the treasury internal revenue form 1023 titled; Application for Recognition of Exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including a $500 fee. Once this decision is made and I, as an employee of a local governmental or educational entity, we will be able to seek funding from one or more of the following entities and many additional private foundations:

 

Public Broadcasting Service/Public Broadcasting Corporation

http://www.pbs.org/producers/proposal.html

 

Independent Television Service

http://www.itvs.org/producers/ddf_app.htm

 

National Endowment for the Humanities

http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/tvproduction.html

 

Creative Capital

http://www.creative-capital.org/

 

US Department of Energy

http://www.er.doe.gov/grants/

 

 

It is quite possible that commercial broadcasting corporations such as Discovery, ABC,NBC, CBS, Fox, National Geographic network or others may want to purchase rights to air to The Patents Pending Show.  To get an idea of the money available to produce movies and shows, the Public Broadcasting Service budget for program purchasing is about 333 million per year.

 

In a time when owners and manufacturers are encouraged by greed and government tax breaks to make their products overseas, it may be possible to create good paying manufacturing jobs in the community, producing innovative environmentally friendly products.  If products illustrated on the show lead to successful patented and licensed products, a contractual agreement could make which would allocate some of those royalties to PPS to cover production expenses   The community would also benefit from use and implementation of products illustrated on PPS episodes.  Such profitable spin-offs could assist in continued long term funding of the show.  Another possible spin-off could be for the investment into equipment and resources used to produce the PPS could be used to produce news and shows involving local culture.

 

Sample Work

 

Digital video works:

 

PPS demo DVD

 

PPS archives DVD

Including: Ron’s First Fight

& Wisco Kidd Music

 

Photos of some inventing and work history attached below:

 

 

 

 Information on how the program was funded.

 

So far I purchased all the equipment used to produce the demo DVD, friends volunteered during production of the scenes.

 

 

 Indication of rights available. 

 

I, Ken Driessen own the name, The Patents Pending Show as registered with the State of Wisconsin.  I as the writer/producer have exclusive rights to the contents of the show as of the date of creation. I am familiar with the patent and copyright processes and I’m capable of applying for both.

 

 Web address

 

http://wiscokidd.tripod.com

 

 

 

Thank you for considering my proposal for The Patents Pending Show project.

 

 

________________________    Dated: ____________________

Ken Driessen

Wisco Kidd Productions

12022 N. County Rd. T

Hayward Wisconsin

715-634-2801

wiscokidd@hotmail.com

 

 

A few still photos of Ken and some of his projects:

 

            

This is a photo of the solar                 I built this windmill       Here I am setting the

collector I built that can be used        that generates                 first block for the house

to run a refrigerator.                           Electricity.                      I built in Baraga Michigan

 

 

 

   

Here is a picture of the house during the           Here is the house with the natural edge 

framing.                                                              siding which I designed.

 

 

            

Here is a cockpit still shot from the flight          A still shot of Hayward from the air.

we took around the Hayward area

 

 

        

This is Nelson Lake from the air.

 

 

 

 

      

This is a picture of me standing in a tram          Here is a picture I took of a drill rig which

(ore hauler) bucket 1900 foot underground        is known as a ‘jumbo’ in the under ground 

at Copper Range Mine in White Pine.                 shop at the White Pine Mine Michigan.

 

 

     

Here is another picture of a jumbo                    This is a picture of a shaker table and I’m

underground at White Pine.                               pointing to gold on the table in McGrath

                                                                            Alaska

 

 

 

    

This is a picture of me near Bridal           This is my current prototype of the Electric

Falls in British Columbia Canada.            Horse™. It goes up to 30mph for 10mi.

ya later

I like BEER

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A message for the Feuhr:

What a job!

George Bush's Grandfather was Prescott and he made alot of money supporting Hilter and the Third Riech.  Why should the spawn do anything but take away your rights and torture people?  Cheney is a criminal too.  It is our job to defend our species and planet against those who have made a pact with the devil beast. He is not my president.

Favorites

Here's a list of some of my favorite stuff:

St. Pauligirl Beer
 
Martin Guitars
 
Women
 
Herbs
 
Ralph Nader
 
Not necessarily in that order.

Here's a list of some of my favorite music:

John Lennon
 
John Prine
 
Johnny Cash
 
and other Js