Moundsville Woman Becomes an Inventor


A man in Marshall County goes to the mailbox Tuesday to find one heck of a surprise. A surprise that has been two-and-a-half years in the making.

It’s news that comes in the form of a document. A document that has the possibility to be life changing for the Millers of Marshall County. It’s an idea they had over two years ago and now they’ve received notice that their patent has gone through.

That invention is the ‘Toe Protective Padding’, it’s a memory foam pad that is self adhesive on one side, so you can stick it to the corners of your walls and furniture to help prevent or reduce the awful pain of stubbing your toes.

That came about one day when Regina Miller did just that, “two-and-a-half years ago, and that’s how long it took to get the patent itself, I stubbed my toe, I fell on the floor, I don’t want to say what I said and about five minutes later I come up with this invention,” Miller said.

The product isn’t available in stores yet, but there are some development companies that currently have their eyes on it. Like any inventor, Miller hopes her product will do well and sell out around the country and if it does, she genuinely wants to make a difference in our communities, “I want to give back to the community, because that’s that’s the was I was raised. You help people, you don’t be greedy no matter how much it is,” said Miller.

Regina’s husband Donald, went to mailbox Tuesday and when he came back in, Regina saw a large envelope. She was anxious that it would be the patent they have been working so hard to get, and after spending thousands to push the project forward, she’s proud to display her certificate that shows she is now an inventor, “I invented something, and I’m going to be in history with other inventors, Einstein, you know what I’m saying; it’s just that part itself is exciting,” Miller said enthusiastically. 

Miller said; she is very excited for the opportunity to have one of her ideas patented and even if it goes no where, she’s very excited to be among a group of people known as inventors.

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