Ruth Wakefield invented Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Craven Walker invented the swinging 60's icon, the Lava Lite® lamp.
Hal Walker received a patent for laser telemetry and targeting systems.
Madame Walker was a St. Louis washerwoman turned entrepreneur, who invented a method to soften and smooth kinky hair. Photo Gallery
, The Life and Times of Madam C J Walker
Mary Walton invented several anti-pollution devices during the Industrial Revolution.
An Wang received a patent for the principles of magnetic core memory.
Harry Wasylyk invented the green garbage bag.
Lewis Edson Waterman invented an improved fountain pen.
James Watt invented improvements to the steam engine. See Also - James Watt Biography
, James Watt - Captivity of Steam
Robert Weitbrecht invented TTY also called TDD or the tele-typewriter.
James West holds 47 US and more than 200 foreign patents on microphones and techniques for making polymer foil-electrets.
George Westinghouse perfected the first automatic, electric block signal. He helped spearhead the development of alternating current and figured out an efficient way to transmit clean, natural gas to homes. He invented an improvement to steam-powered brakes or air brakes.
Don Wetzel and the history of the modern automated teller machines (ATM).
Sir Charles Wheatstone invented an early telegraph and microphone and accordion.
In 1886, Schulyer Wheeler invented the electric fan.
African American, John White patented an improved lemon squeezer in 1896.
Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1794. The cotton gin is a machine that separates seeds, hulls and other unwanted materials from cotton after it has been picked.
Hans von Ohain and Frank Whittle and the history of the jet engine.
Stephen Wilcox received a patent for of the water tube steam boiler.
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was a pioneer in open heart surgery.
Robert Williams invented ways to synthesize vitamins.
Thomas Leopold Willson invented a process for Calcium Carbide.
Patented an improved fire escape ladder.
Invented the Slimsuit, a slimming swimsuit.
Granville Woods invented improvements to electric railways, air brakes, telephones and telegraphs, a chicken egg incubator and an apparatus for an amusement park ride.
Dr Stanley E Woodard is an award-winning aerospace engineer at the NASA Langley Research Center.
Steven Wozniak was the co-founder of Apple Computers.
and Orville Wright
received a patent for a "flying machine" that we know as the airplane.
Arthur Wynne invented the crossword puzzle.
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