The following pages are an A to Z directory of famous inventors. You can select the name of the person you seek more information about, alphabetically.
Received a patent for carborundum - the hardest man-made surface and was needed to bring about the industrial age.
The history of how Thomas Adams first tried to change chicle into automobile tires, before making it into a chewing gum.
Worked on the Mark computer series. An in-depth feature from the "History of Computers
The engineer whose high-frequency alternator gave America its start in the field of radio communication.
Alcorn invented a new type of x-ray spectrometer.
Invented the localizer antenna system for radio navigation systems.
Randice-Lisa Altschul invented the world's first disposable cell phone. The history of cell phones.
Received patents for a radio distance and direction indicator, a landing system for aircrafts, a radar system for locating planes and the hydrogen bubble chamber, used to detect subatomic particles.
Invented a firepace dampening device.
The third women elected to the National Academy of engineering. Ancker-Johnson holds US patent #3287659.
Anderson patented the windshield wipers in 1905.
Invented a newborn scoring system called the "Apgar Score" for assessing the health of newborn infants.
The history of Archimedes, a mathematician from ancient Greece. He invented the Archimedes screw (a device for raising water).
Invented a method of receiving high-frequency oscillations, part of every radio and television today.
Famous Asian American inventors including An Wang and Tuan Vo-Dinh.
Developed a totally new way of processing film.
Determining who was first in the computing biz is not always as easy as ABC.
The men and women behind the many patents that created the modern automobile.
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