Historic Patents and Inventions






Patents & Inventions
Inventors
Adrenaline: Napoleon Cybulski, 1895
Aerosol can: Erik Rotheim, 1926
Air brake: George Westinghouse, 1872
Air conditioning: Willis Haviland Carrier, 1902
Aluminum manufacture: Charles Martin Hall, 1886
Alternator: Hippolyte Pixii, 1832
Anesthetic
Answering Machine
Antibiotics
Antitoxin
Anti-Leukemia Drugs
Aqualung
Aspirin
Assembly line
Automobile
Autopilot
Bakelite
Bar code
Barbed wire
Barometer
Battery
Bessemer converter
Bicycle
Bifocal lens
Biconical Antenna
Braille
Bridge
Bromine Extraction
Bullet
Calculating machine
Calculus
Camera, Detective: Thomas Bolas, 1881
Car radio
Carborundum
Carpet sweeper
Catalytic Cracking
Cell Phone: Martin Cooper, 1973
Cement
Chewing gum
Cholera bacterium
CMOS
Coca-Cola
Compact disk
Computer
Concrete
Condensed milk
Conductive polymers
Cortisone(Synthetic)
Cotton gin
Crossbow
Crystal Oscillator
Crystal Radio Receiver
Cyclotron
Cylinder lock
Darlington Pair
Digital Light Processing (DLP)
Digital TAD (Telephone Answering Device)
Diode
Distributor
Electric Car
Electric Distribution System
Electrolytic Capacitor
FET - Field Effect Transistor
FM Radio
DNA
Dye
Dynamite
Dynamo
Electric cooking utensil
Electric lamp
Electric motor
Electrocardiography
Electromagnet
Elevator
Evolution
Fermentation
Fiber optics
Fibers
Flush toilet
Frozen food
Fuel Cell
Full Spectrum Lighting
Gene transfer
Gunpowder
Gyrocompass
Gyroscope
Hall effect
HDPE and Polypropylene Plastics
Helicopter
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Holograph
Hot-air balloon
Ignition Coil
Implanted heart
Incandescent Light Bulb
Insulin
Integrated circuit
Intelligence testing
Interferon
Internal combustion engine
Isotopes
Isothiocyanate Compounds
Jet propulsion
Kevlar
Laser
Lawn mower
LCD
Lightning rod
Locomotive
Logic Gate
Loudspeaker
Machine gun
MRI - Magnetic resonance imaging
Match
Microphone
Microscope
Microwave oven
Morse Code
Motion pictures
Motorcycle
Neon Lamp
Nitroglycerin
NMR - nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Nuclear fission
Nuclear reactor
Nystatin
Oil well
Oral contraceptive
Oxygen
Ozone
Pacemaker
Paper
Parachute
Pasteurization
PCR - Polymerase Chain Reaction
Peanut Products
Pen
Pendulum clock
Penicillin
Pentothal
Periodic table
pH Meter
Phonograph
Photography
Photosynthesis
Photovoltaic Cell (Solar Cell)
Photovoltaic effect
Piano
Plastics
Plate tectonics
Plow
Plutonium synthesis
Pneumatic tire
Polio vaccine
Polymers
Polyurethane
Positron
Pressure cooker
Printing
Probability theory
Proton
Prozac
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride
Quantized Hall effect
Quantum electronics
Quark
Rabies immunization
Radar
Radio & Wireless: Guglielmo Marconi, 1896
Radioactivity
Radiocarbon dating
Razor
Reaper
Refrigerator
Refrigerator ship
Regenerative Circuit
Relativity
Remote Control
Revolver
Richter scale
Rifle
Rocket
Roller bearing
Rubber
Saccharin
Safety pin
Scanning tunneling microscope
Scotch tape
Scotchgard (TM) Textile Protector
Screw propeller
Seismograph
Semiconductor heterostructures
Sewing machine
Slide Rule: Edmund Gunter, 1630
Solar Cell (Silicon)
Solar energy
Spark Plug
Spectrum
Spermatozoa
Spinning
Steam engine
Steam locomotive
Steam brake
Steamship
Stethoscope
Sulfa drugs
Superconductivity
Synthetic Rubber
Tagamet - Cimetidine
Tank
Tape Recorder
Teflon
Telegraph: Samuel Morse, 1837
Telephone: Alexander Graham Bell, 1876
Telephone Switching System
Telescope
Television: John Logie Baird, 1925
Tesla Coil
Tetracycline
Thermistor
Thermodynamics
Thermometer
Titanium
Touch Screen Technology
Tractor
Transformer
Transistor
Transistor Radio
Transformer
Transparent Silica
Tuberculosis bacterium
Tunneling
Tunnel Diode (Esaki)
Typewriter
Vaccination
Vacuum cleaner
Vacuum Tube (Audion, Triode)
Van de Graaf Generator
VCR
Video disk
Vitamins
Vulcanization of Rubber
Wallpaper
Wassermann test
Wheel
Windmill
Wireless energy transfer
WiTricity
World Wide Web
Xerography
Zipper
Edward Goodrich Acheson: Carborundum, 1892
Robert Adler: Television Remote Control, 1956
Herman Affel: Coaxial Cable, 1929
Ernst Alexanderson: Radio Frequency Generation, 1909
Andrew Alford: Instrument Landing System, 1951
Luis Walter Alvarez
Edwin Armstrong
George H. Babcock
Leo Hendrik Baekeland
Rodney Bagley
John Logie Baird
Matthias Baldwin
Robert Banks
Frederick Banting
Paul Baran
John Bardeen
C. Donald Bateman
Arnold O. Beckman
S. Joseph Begun
Alexander Graham Bell
Ruth Benerito
Willard Harrison Bennett
Emile Berliner
Henry Bessemer
Charles Best
Gerd Karl Binnig
Forest M. Bird
Clarence Birdseye
Harold Stephen Black
Samuel Blum
Baruch Blumberg
Nils Bohlin
Karl Bosch
Robert Bosch
Amar Bose
Robert W. Bower
Herbert W. Boyer
Willard Boyle
Walter H. Brattain
Rachel Fuller Brown
Luther Burbank
Joseph H. Burckhalter
William Seward Burroughs
William Meriam Burton
Vannevar Bush
Marvin Camras
Chester F. Carlson
Wallace Hume Carothers
Willis Haviland Carrier
George Carruthers
George Washington Carver
Frank Cepollina
Vinton Cerf
Daryl Chapin
Emmett Chappelle
John Charnley
Stanley N. Cohen
Frank B. Colton
James Collip
Lloyd H. Conover
William D. Coolidge
Harry Coover
Frederick G. Cottrell
Wallace Coulter
Seymour Cray
Glenn Curtiss
David Cushman
Raymond V. Damadian
Donald Davies
Mark Dean
John Deere
Albert Einstein
Lee de Forest
Dov Frohman
Robert Heath Dennard
Rudolf Diesel
Walt Disney
Carl Djerassi
Ray Dolby
Herbert Henry Dow
Charles Stark Draper
Graham J. Durant
George Eastman
John Presper Eckert, Jr.
Harold E. Edgerton
Thomas Alva Edison
Willem Einthoven
Gertrude Belle Elion
John Colin Emmett
Douglas Engelbart
John Ericsson
Lloyd Espenschied
Oliver Evans
Maxime Faget
Federico Faggin
Philo Taylor Farnsworth
James L. Fergason
Enrico Fermi
Reginald A. Fessenden
Edith Flanigen
Thomas J. Fogarty
Henry Ford
Jay W. Forrester
John Franz
Alfred Free
Helen Murray Free
Calvin Fuller
Robert Gallo
C. Robin Ganellin
Edmund Germer
Ivan Getting
John Gibbon
Charles P. Ginsburg
Robert Hutchings Goddard
William Goddard
Leopold Godowsky, Jr.
Peter Goldmark
Charles Goodyear
Robert Gore
Gordon Gould
Wilson Greatbatch
Leonard Michael Greene
Leroy Grumman
Robert Gundlach
Fritz Haber
Charles Martin Hall
Lloyd Hall
Robert N. Hall
William Edward Hanford
Elizabeth Lee Hazen
M. Stephen Heilman
William R. Hewlett
Rene Alphonse Higonnet
Maurice Hilleman
James Hillier
Richard Hoe
Marcian Edward Hoff“Ted”, Jr.
Felix Hoffmann
John Paul Hogan
Herman Hollerith
Donald Fletcher Holmes
Nick Holoynak
Benjamin Holt
Leroy Hood
Erna Hoover
Eugene Houdry
Godfrey Hounsfield
Elias Howe
J. Franklin Hyde
Ali Javan
Alec Jeffreys
Amos Joel
Clarence Johnson
Percy Lavon Julian
Robert Kahn
Charles Kaman
Dean Kamen
Donald Keck
Charles D. Kelman
Charles Franklin Kettering
Jack S. Kilby
Dale Kleist
Willem J. Kolff
Paul Kollsman
William J. Kroll
Raymond Kurzweil
Stephanie Louise Kwolek
Irwin Lachman
Edwin Land
Alois Langer
Robert Langer, Jr.
Irving Langmuir
Paul Lauterbur
Ernest Orlando Lawrence
William Lear
Robert S. Ledley
Ronald Lewis
Edwin A. Link
Oliver Joseph Lodge
John Lynott
Theodore Harold Maiman
Leopold Mannes
Peter Mansfield
Guglielmo Marconi
John Mauchly
Robert Maurer
Stanley Mazor
Cyrus McCormick
Elijah J. McCoy
Ray McIntire
Malcom McLean
Harold McMaster
Ottmar Mergenthaler
Robert Metcalfe
Irving Millman
Michel Mirowski
Dennis Moeller
Luc Montagnier
Garrett Morgan
Samuel F.B. Morse
Morton Mower
Andrew J. Moyer
Louis Marius Moyroud
Kary Banks Mullis
William Murphy
Rev. Julius A. Nieuwland
Alfred Nobel
Arthur Nobile
Robert N. Noyce
Bernard Oliver
Kenneth H. Olsen
Miguel Ondetti
Elisha Graves Otis
Nicolaus August Otto
David Pall
Julio Palmaz
Louis W. Parker
Bradford Parkinson
John T. Parsons
Louis Pasteur
Les Paul
Gerald Pearson
Gregory Pincus
Charles J. Plank
Roy J. Plunkett
Jacob Rabinow
Kenneth Richardson
Norbert Rillieux
Robert H. Rines
John Roebling
Heinrich Rohrer
Edward J. Rosinski
Benjamin A. Rubin
Lewis Hastings Sarett
Arthur L. Schawlow
Peter Schultz
Glenn T. Seaborg
Robert J. Seiwald
Waldo L. Semon
Claude Shannon
John C. Sheehan
Patsy O. Sherman
William Bradford Shockley
Christopher L. Sholes
Igor I. Sikorsky
Games Slayter
George Smith
Samuel Smith
Elmer Ambrose Sperry
Rangaswamy Srinivasan
William Jr. Stanley
Charles Proteus Steinmetz
Leo Sternbach
Louis Stevens
George R. Stibitz
Leo Szilard
Donalee L. Tabern
Nikola Tesla
John Thomas
Elihu Thomson
Henry Timken
William (Lord Kelvin) Thompson
Max Tishler
Charles Hard Townes
William Upjohn
Ernest H. Volwiler
Selman Waksman
An Wang
George Westinghouse
Eli Whitney
Otto Wichterle
Stephen Wilcox
Robert R.Williams, Jr.
Granville Woods
Steve Wozniak
Orville Wright
Wilbur Wright
James Wynne
Konrad Zuse
Vladimir Kosma Zworykin




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