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English mathematician that invented
a precursor to the computer.
Received a patent for the water
tube steam boiler, a safer and more efficient boiler.
The first high level computer programming
language, Fortran was written by John Backus and IBM.
Baekeland & Plastic
Leo Hendrik Baekeland patented a
"Method of Making Insoluble Products of Phenol and Formaldehyde".
Research plastic history, uses for and the making of plastic, plastic in
the fifties, and visit an online plastic museum.
Remembered for the mechanical television
(an earlier version of television) Baird also patented inventions related
to radar and fiber optics.
His inventive spirit would lead
Banneker into publishing a Farmers' Almanac.
and fellow research chemist Paul Hogan invented a durable plastic called
Received a patent for the transistor
invented in 1947.
Bartholdi - Statue of Liberty
Earned U.S. Patent #11,023 for a
"Design for a Statue".
Earl Bascom invented and manufactured the rodeo's first one-hand bareback
The first African American woman
doctor to receive a patent for a medical invention.
Editor and co-owner of "Scientific
American", Beach was awarded patents for an improvement he made
(1857), for a cable traction railway system (1864) and for a pneumatic
transit system for mail and passengers (1865).
Received a patent for a railroad
car coupler and a rotary engine.
Invented an apparatus for testing
In 1986, K. Alex Müller and
Johannes Georg Bednorz invented the first high-temperature superconductor.
Patented magnetic recording.
Bell and the telephone -- the history
of the telephone and cellular phone history.
Automotive and aviation inventor
Ms. Benjamin was the second black
woman to receive a patent. She received a patent for a "Gong and Signal
Chair for Hotels".
Invented the radio frequency mass
On January 29, 1886, Karl Benz received
his first patent for a crude gas-fueled car.
Invented the disk gramophone. The
history of the gramophone.
Invented the World Wide Web and
HTML or hypertext markup language.
Determining who was first in the
computer biz is not always as easy as ABC.
An English engineer who invented
the first process for mass-producing steel inexpensively.
Invented a indestructible and fireproof
Co-invented Crayola Crayons.
Co-invented the scanning tunneling
Invented the fluid control device;
respirator and the pediatric ventilator.
Invented a method to make commercial
Invented the wave translation system
that eliminates feedback distortion in telephone calls.
The second black man issued a patent
by the United States Patent Office.
An American who invented a sewing
machine for sewing the soles of shoes to the uppers. In 1858, he received
a patent for his special sewing machine.
Invented a device to help a disabled
Co-invented a vaccine against viral
hepatitis and developed a test that identified hepatitis B in blood sample.
Bombardier developed in 1958 the
type of sport machine that we know today as a "snowmobile".
An improvement to the ironing board
(U.S. Patent #473,653) was invented by African American Sarah Boone on
April 26, 1892.
In 1849, the Bourdon tube pressure
gauge was patented by Eugene Bourdon.
Invented a device that provided
semiconductors with more speed.
Bowerman - Sneakers
Co-invented the modern athletic
Considered the founding father of
Invented an improved "Electrical
Resistor" used in computers, radios, television sets, and a variety of
Invented braille printing.
A pioneer in the machine tool industry.
Jacques Edwin Brandenberger
Cellophane was invented in 1908
by Brandenberger, a Swiss textile engineer, who came up with the idea for
a clear and protective, packaging film.
Co-invented the transistor - invented
Electronic television is based on
the development of the cathode ray tube that is the picture tube found
in modern television sets. German scientist, Karl Braun invented the cathode
ray tube oscilloscope (CRT) in 1897.
Patented the first successful car
C. B. Brooks invented an improved
street sweeper truck.
Patented the a "Disposable Syringe".
Patented a "receptacle for storing
and preserving papers" on November 2, 1886. It was special in that it kept
the papers separated. Perhaps an early forerunner to the Filofax?
Invented the world's first useful
antifungal antibiotic, Nystatin.
Prolific gun inventor known for
his automatic pistols.
Holds agricultural patents on different
types of potatoes (Idaho), peaches etc.
Co-patented first antibody labeling
Invented the first practical adding
and listing machine.
Invented the video game Pong and
is perhaps the father of computer entertainment.
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