I am very proud to say my little brother, Chad, is now the proud owner of an officially patented Drum Wallet! He has a YouTube video on his site of him opening the FedEx envelope with all the official documentation and approval form from the United States Patent Office. You may go to his video by clicking here.
Needless to say, I am very proud of him as this process has taken him about a decade, countless messages back and forth, many phone calls, meetings with patent attorneys, write and rewrites, a lot of money, many setbacks along the way, but finally he has his first official patented product!
From the time Chad was a little boy, he has always been a drummer. I remember driving him places as a small child when he would sit in the front seat and beat on the dashboard with his index fingers as if the dashboard was a drum. It was maddening at the time, but low these many years later, his drumming has paid off.
Here is a photograph at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)in 2005 of Chad winning second place in the Worlds Fastest Drummer Contest. He beat that little pad eight hundred ninety-six times in one minute! I love the concentration he is exhibiting!
My mom recalls us always calling Chad as a child, "Thumper" because he would lie on his stomach while he slept and methodically thump his leg.
He was drumming from the time he was very small, he was drumming, even while he slept. Now, Chad is off to his next invention. Believe me, he already has several in his head at various stages of development. He has found a true passion, and he is going for it! I believe we can all learn from that!
I am very excited to see how this gets marketed as he has already discussed an International marketing plan with the largest drum manufacturer in the world! They are interested in The Drum Wallet!
If you are a drummer, know a drummer or teach drummers, you may want to check out www.thedrumwallet.com. You will not be disappointed! Of course, that endorsement is coming from his very proud big brother!
As always, I look forward to your comments.