8-Year-Old Inventor Gets Patent

An 8-year-old boy from Honeoye Falls, NY, has dreamed up a way to tame cell phone cord clutter – and got a U.S. patent for his invention, according to the Associated Press.

Bryce Gunderman first thought of the idea when he was 6, and he heard his dad complaining about the tangled mess of chords from their cell phones on the kitchen counter.

He came up with an outlet cover plate with a shelf told hold the phone, it would cut clutter without damage to holes or walls. He made sketches and his dad, Robert, helped work on a prototype.

The family applied for a patent and received it last month and are working on selling it.

Bryce already knows what he plans to buy with the money he makes – hockey tickets.

Photo by USPTO.

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