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John Hopps invented the first cardiac pacemaker.

Package Saver
Have you ever wondered, "who invented the circular thing that keeps the pizza from hitting the inside of the box top?"

A pager is a dedicated RF (radio frequency) device.

Paige Typesetter
A competitor to the linotype machine was the Mark Twain funded paige typesetter.

The history and invention of Paintball.

Paint Roller
The paint roller was invented by Norman Breakey of Toronto in 1940.

Panty Hose
The history of panty hose.

Paper/Papermaking/Paper Sacks or Bags
The history of paper, papermaking and paper sacks; the patents and persons behind the different processes.

A history of the paperclip.

Paper Punch
History of the paper punch.

Paper Towels
Who invented paper towels and other kitchen innovations.

Louis Sebastien Lenormand is credited with being the first person to demonstrate the principle of the parachute in 1783.

Parking Meter
Carl Magee invented the first parking meter in 1932.

Particle Accelerators
The history of particle accelerators.

The history of pasta.

Louis Pasteur invented pasteurization.

Kary Mullis received a patent for PCR, the process for amplifying nucleic acids.

Learn about PCS technology (Personal Communication Services) or digital cellular phones.

Peanut Butter
The history of peanut butter.

The history of the drug penicillin and how it works. Penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming. Andrew Moyer patented the industrial production of penicillin. John Sheehan invented a synthesis of natural penicillin.

The history of pens and other writing instruments (including pencil sharpeners and erasers).

"Pepsi-Cola" was invented by Caleb Bradham in 1898.

Donalee Tabern and Ernest Volwiler co-invented the general anesthetic, Pentothal.

Periodic Table
The history of the periodic table.

The history of the periscope.

The history behind perfume.

Perpetual Motion Machine
The USPTO will not patent a perpetual motion machine.

Petroleum Refining
Edith Flanigen received a patent for a petroleum refining method, and was one of the most inventive chemists of all time.

Pez Candy
Don't forget someone had to have invented the Pez dispenser - smile and enjoy.

Phillips Head Screw
The Phillips head screw was the brainchild of Henry Phillips. He invented the new screw to work better with power screwdrivers.

Randice-Lisa Altschul invented the world's first disposable cell phone.

The word "phonograph" was Edison's tradename for his musical playback device, which played wax cylinders rather than flat disks.

The photocopier was invented by Chester Carlson.

Louis Moyroud and Rene Higonnet invented the first practical phototypesetting machine.

Learn about the Camera Obscura, the history of photography, the significant processes, polaroid photography and the invention of photographic film.

Inventions related to photovoltics or photoluminescence.

The history of the piano.

Piggy Bank
The piggy bank's origin owes more to the history of language.

The patents and people behind the first oral contraceptives.

Pillsbury Doughboy
On October, 1965, Pillsbury debuted the loveable 14-ounce, 8 3/4-inch character in a Crescent Roll commercial.

The history of pinball.

The history of pizza.

Learn about the history of plastic, the uses for and the making of plastic, plastic in the fifties and more.

Noah McVicker and Joseph McVicker invented Play-Doh in 1956.

Pliers - Tongs, Pincers, Plyers
Simple pliers are an ancient invention. Two sticks probably served as the first uncertain holders, but bronze bars may have replaced wooden tongs as early as 3000 BC.

John Deere invented the self-polishing cast steel plow.

Learn about ancient and modern plumbing from around the world - bathes, toilets, water closets.

Pneumatic Tube/Pneumatic Devices
A pneumatic device is any of various tools and instruments that generate and utilize compressed air.

Pogo Stick
Legend and history of the jumping toy.

Polaroid Photography
Polaroid photography was invented by Edwin Land.

Police Technology
The methods and techniques of, and the equipment available to, police agencies.

Polio Vaccine
History of the polio vaccine and biography of polio researcher Jonas Salk.

Polyethylene terephthalate created synthetic fibers such as polyester dacron and terylene.

John Larson invented the polygraph or lie detector in 1921.

Polystyrene is a strong plastic created from erethylene and benzine that can be injected, extruded or blow molded, making it a very useful and versatile manufacturing material.

Polyurethane is an organic polymer.

Pom Poms
Pompoms and the history of cheerleading innovations.

The history of the popsicle.

Post-It Notes
Arthur Fry invented Post-It Notes as a temporary bookmarker.

Postal Innovations
William Barry invented the postmarking and canceling machine. William Purvis invented the hand stamp. Philip Downing invented the letter-drop letter box. Rowland Hill invented the postage stamp.

Potato Chips
Potato chips were invented in 1853.

Poulsen Arc Transmitter
The arc transmitter was invented by Valdemar Poulsen in 1902.

Power Loom
Edmund Cartwright was a cleric who invented the power loom.

Printers (Computer)
The history of computer printers.

Learn about the history of printing and printer technology.

Prony Brake
Gaspard de Prony invented the Prony brake or dynamometer.

The history of prosthetics and amputation surgery begins at the very dawning of human medical thought.

Prozac® is the registered trademarked name for fluoxetine hydrochloride and the world's most widely prescribed antidepressant.

Pumpkin Carving Kits
The art and history of pumpkin carving.

Punch Cards
Herman Hollerith invented a punch-card tabulation machine system for statistical computation.

Push Pins
Edwin Moore invented the push-pin.

Learn the history behind the crossword and other brain-teasing puzzles.

The origins of Saran Wrap® (PVDC) film and the history of the Dow Chemical Company.

Waldo Semon invented a way to make polyvinyl chloride or vinyl useful.

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