I have looked into the products that are the finalists on the show American Inventor and came across a very surprising detail.
The product by Robert Amore, "Toner belt" or "tonerbelt", is actually a product that is sold. Not by him, but a company called Walker's Warehouse. This is not a recent event either. It turns out the product, called the "Denise Austin Powerbelt", has been sold for 8 or so years. If you compare the pictures of both products, they are exactly the same. How is this possible?
Does the show and its fact finders not do their homework? The product is obviously patented and I know that each contestant had to get a provisional patent before going on the show. How did this guy get one if the product has already been invented?
The show has really screwed up, in my opinion. They are really serving the community and viewership a plate full of **** and doing an extreme disservice.
Check it out for yourself:
The Denise Austin Powerbelt