The TUB TABLE Company, Inc
 

 
About The TUB TABLE

   
 

 

The Story behind The TUB TABLE ™

I'm often asked how I came up with The TUB TABLE™ - Here’s how the journey began.

According to the WSJ, "Real Men Take Baths"

Now you can COMPLETELY relax!

In 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

sitting in 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?

Fast 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"!

Six 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.

The 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.

I 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.   Praise God!

If 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!

If 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 not alone!

May God bless you on your journey!

Kim Cooper~

 

 
 
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