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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.
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
Lewis Edson Waterman invented an
improved fountain pen.
James Watt invented improvements
to the steam engine.
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
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).
Invented an early telegraph, microphone,
and the accordion.
In 1886, Schulyer Wheeler invented
the electric fan.
African American, John White patented
a 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.
Daniel Hale Williams
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was a pioneer
in open heart surgery.
Robert Williams invented ways to
Thomas Leopold Willson invented
a process for Calcium Carbide.
Invented the Slimsuit, a slimming
Patented the fire escape ladder.
Granville Woods invented improvements
to electric railways, air brakes, telephones and telegraphs, a chicken
egg incubator and an apparatus for an amusement park ride.
Steven Wozniak was the co-founder
of Apple Computers.
and Orville Wright
Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright
received a patent for a "flying machine" that we know as the airplane.
Arthur Wynne invented the crossword
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