Edison was a prolific inventor, holding 1,093 US patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. More significant than the number of Edison's patents was the widespread impact of his inventions: electric light and power utilities, sound recording, and motion pictures all established major new industries world-wide. Edison's inventions contributed to mass communication and, in particular, telecommunications. These included a stock ticker, a mechanical vote recorder, a battery for an electric car, electrical power, recorded music and motion pictures.
Fournier is an inventor, holding seven patents. He was directly behind the idea, execution, manufacturing and creating a business – multiple times. The Hinge Handle is just one patent among others and among hundreds ideas that came to Emile as easily as his friends. If you're in the Calgary area and would like to join Emile for a coffee, you may email him at firstname.lastname@example.org