Former TV Weatherman's Germ Killing Coughing Cup Invention Featured In Wal-Mart Contest
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It may look like a common, everyday paper coffee cup but the inside matters most. The patent pending Coughy Cup™ combines a paper coffee cup, a plastic lid and the material used for surgical facemasks to capture, contain, filter and kill 99.9% of germs & viruses.
The inventor is John Delatorre. In 1999 he was a TV weatherman for ABC in Sacramento, California. Today he's the founder of Coughy Cup, Inc. of Sugar Land, Texas ( www.CoughyCup.com). "I'm no genius. It's like putting peanut butter with chocolate. I simply put a surgical mask filter into a paper coffee cup," said Delatorre.The Coughy Cup™ made it to the second round of Wal-Mart's "Get on the Shelf" contest. Voting is underway. Contest details can be found at getontheshelf.walmart.com. "I know what some of you might be thinking. You're saying, 'John, you expect us to walk around coughing into a cup?' No. My germ-free cups are for confined areas where people are expected to sit for long periods of time," said Delatorre.
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