About The TUB TABLE™
The Story behind The TUB TABLE ™
often asked how I came up with The TUB TABLE™ - Here’s how the
1997 I was sitting in my home in Escondido, California. I
really loved this house, but it was the type that was always too hot or
too cold inside. On this one particular day I was
the living room trying to enjoy my People magazine, but just couldn't
get warm or comfortable. So I decided to go take a hot bath
and finish reading in the tub. Try as I might, I just
couldn't fully relax. I had to keep my arms up out of the
water and my magazine was getting soggy. Frustrated, I got
out of the bath and headed to my local Home Depot. I bought
plexi-glass, PVC piping and some really intoxicating glue, and headed
home to build something to fix the problems of reading in the bath
tub. The original design attached to the wall and laid flat
when not in use. Several smelly, sticky hours later I starred
at it and thought, now what?
forward to 2002. I was sitting in my living room, now in
Orange County, getting my daily dose of Oprah. On this
particular day, she was touring Diva's Homes. I
think she was in Patty La Belle's home; in any case, Oprah was oohing
and ahhing room by room, when they entered the bathroom. It
was as big as my whole home and I was oohing and ahhing right along
Oprah! Oprah says, I love your bathroom...I'm thinking, oh me
too! Then Oprah says, Oh look, you have a TV in your
bathroom, I do too she goes on to say. Now, I'm sitting up
because, I do too! Then Oprah said "now, if there was just
some way to keep the bottom of O magazine from getting wet".
CLICK!!! --LIGHT BULB MOMENT -- The TUB TABLE™!
God has an amazing sense of humor. It wasn't but a week or so
later that my agent called and said I had booked an infomercial for a
breast enhancing product. So off I go to get my product and take my
before pictures and hopefully go home to get "enhanced"!
weeks passed and The Tub Table idea is still in my mind floating around
when I returned to do my after shots looking healthier. (I know you're
wondering...the product is called "Voluptus" and yes it
works!) As I was walking to my car, I heard a voice in my
head gently say, "go in there". I chalked it up to hunger
pains and dismissed it. As I started to put my key in the
door and I heard the voice, a bit louder this time say, "GO in
there". I was standing in a business park in Irvine,
California. It's one o'clock in the afternoon; I haven't eaten
and I'm getting crankier by the second. All I can think about
is a cheeseburger. As I look around, I see a business that
had a beautiful drum set with a other percussion instruments around
it. Again, I dismiss it and get into my car. As I
put my key in the ignition, the voice literally screams, "GO IN
THERE"! By now, I'm screaming back, "FINE"! I enter
the business and quickly find a very nice woman by the name of Lauren
May. I explained that I wasn't a crazy person, but that I
didn't know why I was standing there. I was just following
the voice in my head. After fifteen minutes of failing to
find the connection, I started to make my apologies for the
interruption to her day and blaming hunger pains for the lunacy.
As I turned right to exit, I saw my answer! Her wall was
covered with metal etched plaques for each Patent they owned.
I said, "It looks like you know a thing or two about Patents and I
think I know why I'm here now". After a good chuckle, she
told me to call her husband. He generously listened to my
idea, gave valuable feedback and then offered to refer me to a
gentleman that he knew who might be able to help.
steps from that day to today were many. Most of them were
more than a little frustrating leading nowhere, but I am a committed person
(though some may say committable). With a constant theme of
Murphy's Law, there have more than a few times that I have wanted to
give up, but again, I'm committed. I really believe in The
TUB TABLE™. We all work hard every day and deserve some truly
relaxing time just for ourselves. And, I think it would be
terrific if there was a place for your morning coffee or late night
cocktail in hotel bath rooms.
found an Attorney and filed my applications for a Patent and
Trademark. I also registered the domain name TubTable.com to
protect my Patent application. Remember I said Murphy's Law
rules (sometimes I think that's how we know we're on the right track,
but perhaps that thought falls into the category of committable),
either way the theme continued through to (2007) when my Patent
& Trademark Attorney passed away (yes, DIED!) unexpectedly BEFORE completing
my job. I scrambled, begged the USPTO office and bothered them daily as I finished the Patent, paid additional
fees and was FINALLY awarded both the Patent.
you have a dream, I encourage you to GO FOR IT! Don't let
anyone or anything stop you. The lights are on in my home
thanks to a committed inventor!
you are interested or know anyone that might be interested in the TUB
TABLE™, please do not hesitate to contact me via Kimzcourt@hotmail.com or on
my CELL phone at 323/320-1873.
Thanks for taking the time to read my story. Remember, You're
God bless you on your journey!