About Us

Nascent Design Inc. was organized in 2006 to develop and bring to market the most promising intellectual property (inventions) of the company founders.  The definition of nascent is "coming into existence."  We are highly motivated by the emergent aspect of developing new, significant ideas that actually help people.  This genesis aspect is a key element of our thinking, our purpose, and our enthusiasm at NDI.    

While the Power Shifter® rapid change engine mounting system is our best known project to date, there are several other very exciting projects in the works at NDI.  We're developing solutions for automotive fuel efficiency, medical and laboratory equipment, consumer and pet products, and tools.  An update to our patented VirusLock® computer security and data backup device will position it as an item of particular interest for OEM computer manufacturers and IT security personnel.  Other projects include a solar tracker for sustainable energy, and a machine vision solution for robotics. 


We offer specialized technical services including assistance to businesses and inventors in engineering design, product development, rapid prototyping (see photo) drawing creation and 3D solid modeling, patenting, and manufacturing, both high and low volume production.

Patents Assigned to Others

Behrens originated intellectual property for previous employers as follows:  Patents one and two are for a special bearing design that allows light thrust loads to be handled by a needle bearing--which normally can sustain only a radial load. 

Patent three is for a hospital patient lifting device that can:
  • lift a fallen, heavy patient from the floor
  • straddle a bed or operating table for patient transport
  • carry ancillary equipment such as monitors, oxygen, etc.
  • include a privacy curtain and call chime
  • weigh the patient being carried, for dosing considerations


The Power Shifter® system, and other exciting intellectual property is available for licensing, allowing manufacturers to realize all the advantages of our products and systems.

Funding meaningful technologies that offer profound benefits for real people is now--and has always been--a sound investment philosophy.  We believe we offer just such an opportunity.

Would you like to be a part of our exciting work here at Nascent Design?  With $750k funding, we can launch an entire line of machines.    

We invite inquiries from prospective investors; click to send us an e-mail

We look forward to hearing from you.

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