Joseph Enterprises, Inc is a
gadgetcompany, owned by Joseph Pedottand is based in San Francisco, California. Its two most popular items are The Smart Clapper and the Chia Pet.
The Smart Clapper, whose slogan is "Clap On! Clap Off!", was
patented on July 9, 1986and first sold to the public on September 1, 1985. [U.S. Patent & Trademark Office [http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=serial&entry=73608656 Trademark Applications and Registrations Retrieval (TARR)] Retrieved on 29 November, 2007] The apparatus was used for activating switches in response to different acoustic signals. The Chia Pet was first used on September 8, 1977, and aside from its name, the Chia Pet is not a patented invention. The first Chia Pet was the ram, marketed and distributed in 1982.
Products marketed by Joseph Enterprises tend to be advertised on television during the
* [http://www.chia.com Joseph Enterprises, Inc homepage]
* [http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blchia.htm Chia Pet - About.com]
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