My grandfather, Henry J. Walter, was born in Vienna, Austria. He arrived in the United States as a teenager with nothing more than a high school education. Undaunted, he worked his way up to the position of Vice President of Clairol, and was named as an inventor on over 50 patents throughout his life.

After a successful career, on March 16th, 1984, he filed his final patent. This invention revolutionized the world of personal care appliances like hair rollers, curling irons, massager attachments, and body brush attachments. By using induction heating, he solved the long-standing issues of slow heating and safety hazards.

This patent can still be found today under patent number 4499355.

Patent355 carries forward my grandfather's spirit of exploration and innovation. We strive to embody his values in all the work we do, sparking a sense of curiosity in our clients, colleagues and companies we invest in. We challenge ourselves to lead with an inquisitive mindset, and to create solutions that push the limits of innovation. We are always asking questions and we too strive to leave our own mark on this world, just as my grandfather did.

-- Nate Andorsky
Founder | Patent355

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