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|• Henry Sampson
African American inventor Henry Sampson
is a brilliant and accomplished nuclear physicist who invented a Gamma-Electrical
Cell. Henry Sampson's patent (US 3,591,860) can be viewed in its entirety
online or in person at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. View
Portions of the patent below.
Henry Sampson was born in Jackson,
Mississippi. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University
in 1956. He graduated with an MS degree in engineering from the University
of California, Los Angeles in 1961. Sampson also received his MS in Nuclear
Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, in 1965,
and his PHD in 1967.
Sampson was employed as a research
chemical engineer at the U.S. Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California,
in the area of high energy solid propellants and case bonding materials
for solid rocket motors. Henry Sampson also served as the Director of Mission
Development and Operations of the Space Test Program at the Aerospace Corporation
in El Segundo, California.
As an interesting sidenote, Henry
Sampson is also a writer and film historian who wrote a book entitled,
"Blacks in Black and White: A SourceBook on Black Films."
Henry Sampson also received patents
for a "binder system for propellants and explosives" and a "case bonding
system for cast composite propellants." Both inventions are related to
solid rocket motors.
Patent Abstract for US patent #3,591,860
for a Gamma-Electrical Cell issued to Henry Thomas Sampson and George H
Miley on 7/6/1971. A patent abstract is written by the inventor to briefly
describe what his/her invention is and what it does.
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