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Black History Month - African American Inventors

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Black history inventors are listed alphabetically: use the A to Z index bar to navigate and select or just browse the many listings. Each listing has the name of the black inventor followed by the patent number(s) which is the unique number assigned to an invention when a patent is issued, the date the patent was issued, and a description of the invention as written by the inventor. If available, links are provided to in-depth articles, biographies, illustrations and photos on each individual inventor or patent. How to submit to the database.

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James J. Mabary

  • #530699, 12/11/1894, cutter for trimming soles of boots or shoes
  • #532171, 1/6/1895, cutter for trimming soles of boots or shoes

Arthur L MacBeth

  • #1,419,281, 6/13/1922, Picture projection theater Hugh D MacDonald Jr.
  • #3,447,767, 6/3/1969, Rocket catapult

John L Mack

  • #4,596,041, 6/17/1986, Participant-identification recording and playback system

Shannon L Madison

  • #3,208,232, 9/28/1965, Refrigerating apparatus
  • #4,793,820, 12/27/1988, Electrical wiring harness termination system

Walter G Madison

  • #1,047,098, 12/10/1912, Flying machine

Kenneth Morgan Maloney

  • #3,868,266, 2/25/1975, Alumina coatings for an electric lamp
  • #4,079,288, 3/13/1978, Alumina coatings for mercury vapor lamps

Calvin R Mapp

  • #4,033,347, 7/5/1977, Disposable syringe

Patrick Marshall

  • #5,947,121, 9/7/1999, Tracheotomy tube water blocking system

Willis Marshall

  • #341,589, 5/11/1886, Grain binder

Thomas J Martin

  • #125,063, 3/26/1872, Improvement in fire extinguishers

Washington A Martin

  • #407,738, 7/23/1889, Lock
  • #443,945, 12/30/1890, Lock

Onassis Matthews

  • #6,704,638, 3/9/2004, Torque estimator for engine RPM and torque control, Co-inventors Michael Livshiz, Joseph Robert Dulzo, Donovan L Dibble, Alfred E Spitza, Jr, Scott Joseph Chynoweth
  • #6,761,146, 7/13/2004, Model following torque control, Co-inventors Michael Livshiz, Joseph Robert Dulzo, Donovan L Dibble, Scott Joseph Chynoweth
  • #7,069,136, 6/27/2006, Acceleration based cruise control system, Co-inventors Tameem K Assaf, Joseph R Dulzo
  • #7,159,623, 1/9/2007, Apparatus and methods for estimating vehicle fuel composition, Co-inventors Mark D Carr, Joseph R Dulzo, Christopher R Graham, Richard B Jess, Ian J MacEwen, Jeffrey A Sell, Michael J Svestka, Julian R Verdejo

Jan Ernst Matzeliger

  • #274,207, 3/20/1883, Automatic method for lasting shoes
  • #421,954, 2/25/1890, Nailing machine
  • #423,937, 3/25/1890, Tack separating and distributing mechanism
  • #459,899, 9/22/1891, Lasting machine
  • #415,726, 11/26/1899, Mechanism for distributing tacks, nails, etc.
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