S1 Gard

The S-1 GARD Danger Zone Deflector is a public transportation safety device consisting of a curved polyurethane guard, mounted in front of the right rear wheels of transit buses, designed to deflect a person out of the path of the wheels in order to prevent injury or death. It is currently installed on bus fleets in major cities such as Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Stockholm, San Francisco and Baltimore, among others.

The S-1 GARD is recommended by the Transportation Research Board as a strategy for mitigating bus collisions with pedestrians, and has been credited by public transit officials with significantly reducing, if not eliminating, injuries and fatalities involving the rear right wheels of transit buses.

For more information, visit s1gard.com or read about the S-1 GARD on Wikipedia.

Barrier Receiver Management System

The Barrier Receiver Management System is a casted BASF urethane barrier. It is mounted under the body between the front wheel and the right rear wheel, acting as a barrier preventing roll over incidents. Future bus OEMs world wide will be going electric, making buses more energy efficient and quiet, adding more dangerous exposure on road ways.

Minimize Danger Zone:  MDZ Shield-R  &  MDZ Shield-F

The Minimize Danger Zone Shield (or MDZ Shield) is an affordable and proven new solution to eliminate the danger zone gap surrounding the right dual wheels of the school bus.

The “danger zone” refers to the area extending 10 feet to the front, rear and sides of the school bus, where children are at most risk of being hit by passing vehicles or by their own bus.

The MDZ Shield is a casted, high-performance BASF polyurethane shield that acts as a physical barrier in front of the rear dual wheels, designed to deflect a child out of the path of the school bus, preventing catastrophic injury or death. The shield is easily and quickly mounted to the side of the bus around the wheel well opening, lessening both material and labor costs while making it easily visible for inspection.

For more information, visit www.mdzshield.com.


Consumeron, LLC, was founded in 2009, well before the arrival of the prominent players in today’s last-mile realm – ventures like Google Shopping Express, Postmates, and even Uber. The idea occurred to founder Mark B. Barron two decades ago, while gathering materials at Home Depot for his property management firm with his brother. “I asked my brother, ‘Why am I here? My time is too valuable,'” Barron recounts. “But if I hired someone to get things for me, they’d get the wrong thing. I wanted to find a way to see what they see.” Patent has successfully cleared the demanding scrutiny of the Alice Section 101 Patent Eligibility after 4.5 years.

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Gun Safe

Unlike most entrepreneurs who make millions of dollars inventing pointless apps like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur named Mark B. Barron wants to use smartphones to solve America’s gun violence problem.
The 56-year-old inventor has created a new app called Lockdown, which he believes could decrease the country’s number of gun-related crimes. The app works with a “clip” containing a GPS chip that a user can attach to his gun. The owner leaves his gun in designated areas and enters a code when he wants to remove his weapon. If someone removes the gun without entering the code, the smart chip sends a notification to the owner’s smartphone. The gun owner can then cancel the alert, or forward it to police, family, neighbors, or anyone else he’s chosen as an emergency contact on the app.

For more information, visit Vice Story or RSF Magazine.


Invented and patented 2002

The Dryline is a system for emptying wetlines and eliminating excess fuel on tanker trucks, providing much-needed safety and reducing fatalities not only among operators, but also among the general public.

The Dryline has been endorsed by the International Liquid Terminals Association and is currently in service.

For more information, review the patent here

Chemo Cap

Cap helps prevent patient’s loss of hair in cancer treatment

For the cancer victim, the road to remission is almost always a painful and frightening one. There is a measure of nausea to deal with, as induced by both radiation and chemotheropy. There are the backaches and headaches that often accompany necessary spinal taps and bone marrow tests.

But perhaps the most painful facet of treatment for the chemotherapy patient is the humiliation that accompanies loss of hair. Unlike nausea or other aches and pains, this blow to one’s vanity often can last several months.

Mark Bowen (Barron) of Bel Air thinks he has devised a solution to the problem, saving many cancer victims from needless hair loss. Bowen calls his device the ‘Chemo Cap.’

The Chemo Cap, only sold to doctors and hospitals, uses the newly discovered process of scalp hypothermia to prevent baldness in many users of the cancer drug adriamycin. The technology involves freezing the scalp and deceasing the blood flow to areas of hair growth during administration of the drug.

Researchers at the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson reported ‘remarkable success’ with the technique in their report to the American Society of Clinical Oncology in May. The Arizona researchers say they achieved at least some hair retention in 88 percent of the patients tested.

Barron claims he was working on his Chemo Cap long before that report published, however, Barron says he devised the technique for a woman he knew with breast cancer.

The Chemo Cap invention was published in the medical journal The Lancet documenting the technique and the invention.

Today, products similar to Barron’s Chemo Cap (now marketed and sold under names such as DigniCap and Penguin Cold Caps) have achieved more widespread adoption and shown success rates of 80 to 90 percent with certain chemotherapy regimens. For more information, please view the Wikipedia entry on hypothermia caps, as well as recent Los Angeles Times and Washington Post articles, by clicking the links above.

For more information, visit Los Angeles Times or read about the Chemo Cap on Wikipedia.

Tontine Coffee Bar

Founded 1791, Reestablished 1991-New York, NY

Tontine Coffee Bar was re-established by Mark in 1991 in New York City.

According to the New York Historical Society, Tontine was originally established in 1791 at the northwest corner of Wall and Water Streets, and served as one of the most important buildings in New York, where merchants and brokers met to transact their business and political leaders held court. In fact, the New York Stock Exchange was founded at Tontine Coffee House in 1792 and remained its home until 1817.

Unfortunately, despite early success, Tontine met unexpected challenges as Mark lacked the venture capital experience to expand and grow the coffee chain. As Mark says, “Deals are a dime a dozen; execution is everything.”

For more information, visit Wikipedia.


Founded in 1991 to be a discount telecommunications carrier

The timing for the industry was perfect and Mark diligently met with companies like AT&T and Sprint, who complimented his marketing techniques.

Although the business seemed to be an innovative telecommunications service, Mark could not expand the company without the necessary capital. LatTel was established prior to the telecommunications boom of the early 90’s, which came to an end when the WorldCom Communications scandal occured between 1999-2002.