Hassan Kamel Al-Sabbah

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Statue of Hassan Kamel Al Sabbah in Nabatieh district, Lebanon

Hasan Kamel Al-Sabbah (in Arabic حسن كامل الصباح) sometimes referred to as Camil A. Sabbah, (August 16, 1895 - March 31, 1935) was an electrical and electronics research engineer, mathematician and inventor. He was born in Nabatieh, Lebanon. He studied at the American University of Beirut. He taught mathematics at Imperial College of Damascus, Syria, and at the American University of Beirut. He died in an automobile accident at Lewis near Elizabeth Town, N.Y. He was the nephew of linguist and writer Sheikh Ahmad Rida.

In 1921, he travelled to the United States and for a short time studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the University of Illinois in 1923. He entered the vacuum tube section of the Engineering Laboratory of the General Electric Company at Schenectady N.Y. in 1923 where he was engaged in mathematical and experimental research, principally on rectifiers and inverters and he received 43 patents covering his work. Among the patents were reported innovations in television transmission.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ * Kasem, Casey (2002). "Arab Americans (cached)". Arab American Institute. 
  2. ^ "USPTO # 01747988, Transmission of Pictures and Views". United States Patent and Trademark Office. May 25, 1925. 
  3. ^ "USPTO # 01706185, Transmission of Pictures and Views". United States Patent and Trademark Office. May 27, 1925. 
  4. ^ "USPTO # 01694982, Transmission of Pictures and Views". United States Patent and Trademark Office. May 27, 1925.