List of National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees

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The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) inductees includes over 500 inventors spanning three centuries of lifetimes. John Fitch was the earliest born inventor inducted into the NIHF (1743), while Mark Dean is currently the most recently born (1957).

Contents: Key - Inductees - External links


Key[edit]

Key
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Denotes inventor was also awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)'s Medal of Honor,
given for an exceptional contribution or extraordinary career in the IEEE fields of interest

Inductees[edit]

Inductee Birth Death Notability Year NIHF
Acheson, Edward GoodrichEdward Goodrich Acheson 1856 1931 Carborundum 1997 [1]
Adler, RobertRobert Adler 1913 2007 Television remote control 2008 [2]
Affel, HermanHerman Affel 1893 1972 Coaxial cable 2006 [3]
Aiken, HowardHoward Aiken 1900 1973 Automatic sequence controlled calculator (Harvard Mark I) 2014 [4]
Alderson, Samuel W.Samuel W. Alderson 1914 2005 Crash test dummy 2013 [5]
Alexanderson, ErnstErnst Alexanderson* 1878 1975 Radio 1983 [6]
Alford, AndrewAndrew Alford 1904 1992 VHF omnidirectional range 1983 [7]
Allen, Samuel LeedsSamuel Leeds Allen 1841 1918 Flexible flyer sled 2007 [8]
Alvarez, Luis WalterLuis Walter Alvarez 1911 1988 Radio distance and direction indicator; Hydrogen bubble chamber 1978 [9]
Anderson, MaryMary Anderson 1866 1953 Windshield wiper 2011 [10]
Antheil, GeorgeGeorge Antheil 1900 1959 Frequency-hopping spread spectrum 2014 [11]
Armat, ThomasThomas Armat 1866 1948 Movie projector 2011 [12]
Armstrong, Edwin HowardEdwin Howard Armstrong* 1890 1954 FM radio 1980 [13]
Arnold, FrancesFrances Arnold 1956 Evolution of enzymes 2014 [14]
Ashkin, ArthurArthur Ashkin 1922 Optical trapping 2013 [15]
Atalla, MartinMartin Atalla 1924 2009 MOSFET 2009 [16]
Babcock, AlpheusAlpheus Babcock 1785 1842 Cast iron piano frame 2007 [17]
Babcock, George HermanGeorge Herman Babcock 1832 1893 Steam generator 1997 [18]
Baekeland, LeoLeo Baekeland 1863 1944 Bakelite 1978 [19]
Baer, RalphRalph Baer 1922 Television gaming and training apparatus 2010 [20]
Bagley, RodneyRodney Bagley 1934 Substrate for catalytic converters 2002 [21]
Baldwin, Matthias W.Matthias W. Baldwin 1795 1866 Steam locomotive 2005 [22]
Banks, RobertRobert Banks 1921 1989 Polypropylene plastics 2001 [23]
Banting, FrederickFrederick Banting 1891 1941 Isolated and purified insulin 2004 [24]
Baran, PaulPaul Baran 1926 2011 Digital packet switching 2007 [25]
Bardeen, JohnJohn Bardeen* 1908 1991 Transistor 1974 [26]
Bateman, C. DonaldC. Donald Bateman 1932 Ground proximity warning system 2005 [27]
Beard, Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson Beard 1849 1921 Improved Janney coupler for railroad cars 2006 [28]
Beckman, Arnold OrvilleArnold Orville Beckman 1900 2004 pH meter 1987 [29]
Begun, Semi JosephSemi Joseph Begun 1905 1995 Magnetic recording 1998 [30]
Bell, Alexander GrahamAlexander Graham Bell 1847 1922 Telephone 1974 [31]
Benerito, Ruth R.Ruth R. Benerito 1916 2013 Wrinkle-free cotton 2008 [32]
Bennett, Willard HarrisonWillard Harrison Bennett 1903 1987 Mass spectrometry 1991 [33]
Berliner, EmileEmile Berliner 1851 1929 Gramophone and microphone 1994 [34]
Bessemer, HenryHenry Bessemer 1813 1898 Bessemer process for steel production 2002 [35]
Best, Charles HerbertCharles Herbert Best 1899 1978 Isolation of insulin 2004 [36]
Bigelow, Erastus BrighamErastus Brigham Bigelow 1814 1879 Powered loom 2006 [37]
Binney, EdwinEdwin Binney 1866 1934 Carbon black manufacturing 2011 [38]
Binnig, GerdGerd Binnig 1947 Scanning tunneling microscope 1994 [39]
Bird, Forrest M.Forrest M. Bird 1921 Respirator 1995 [40]
Birden, JohnJohn Birden 1918 2011 Radioisotope thermoelectric generator 2013 [41]
Birdseye, ClarenceClarence Birdseye 1886 1956 Frozen food 2005 [42]
László Bíró 1899 1985 Ballpoint pen 2007 [43]
Bitzer, DonaldDonald Bitzer 1934 Plasma display 2013 [44]
Black, Harold StephenHarold Stephen Black 1898 1983 Feedback amplifier 1981 [45]
Blake, Eli WhitneyEli Whitney Blake 1795 1886 Machine for crushing stone 2007 [46]
Blanchard, HelenHelen Blanchard 1840 1922 Innovations to sewing machine 2006 [47]
Blanchard, ThomasThomas Blanchard 1788 1864 Pattern lathe 2006 [48]
Blodgett, Katharine BurrKatharine Burr Blodgett 1898 1979 Langmuir-Blodgett film 2007 [49]
Blum, Samuel E.Samuel E. Blum 1920 2013 LASIK eye surgery 2002 [50]
Blumberg, Baruch SamuelBaruch Samuel Blumberg 1925 2011 Vaccine for hepatitis B 1993 [51]
Bogardus, JamesJames Bogardus 1800 1874 Iron frame building 2007 [52]
Bohlin, NilsNils Bohlin 1920 2002 Safety belt 2002 [53]
Borden, GailGail Borden 1801 1874 Process for condensed milk 2006 [54]
Bosch, CarlCarl Bosch 1874 1940 Haber-Bosch process for ammonia production 2006 [55]
Bose, AmarAmar Bose 1929 2013 Audio feedback control 2008 [56]
Bower, Robert W.Robert W. Bower 1936 MOSFET 1997 [57]
Bowerman, BillBill Bowerman 1911 1999 Modern athletic shoe 2014 [58]
Boyden, SethSeth Boyden 1788 1870 Process for making malleable iron 2006 [59]
Boyer, HerbertHerbert Boyer 1936 Genetic engineering 2001 [60]
Boykin, OtisOtis Boykin 1920 1982 Electrical resistor 2014 [61]
Boyle, WillardWillard Boyle 1924 2011 Charge coupled device 2006 [62]
Bradley, MiltonMilton Bradley 1836 1911 Game board 2006 [63]
Brandenberger, Jacques E.Jacques E. Brandenberger 1872 1954 Cellophane 2006 [64]
Brannock, Charles F.Charles F. Brannock 1903 1992 Brannock device for foot measuring 2007 [65]
Brattain, Walter HouserWalter Houser Brattain 1902 1987 Transistor 1974 [66]
Brill, YvonneYvonne Brill 1924 2013 Dual thrust level monopropellant spacecraft propulsion system 2010 [67]
Brown, GarrettGarrett Brown 1942 Steadicam Camera stabilizer 2013 [68]
Brown, Rachel FullerRachel Fuller Brown 1898 1980 Nystatin antifungal 1994 [69]
Browning, JohnJohn Browning 1855 1926 Breech-loading rifle 2007 [70]
Brush, Charles F.Charles F. Brush 1849 1929 Arc light for street lighting 2006 [71]
Bundy, Francis R.Francis R. Bundy 1910 2008 Diamond synthesis 2010 [72]
Burbank, LutherLuther Burbank 1849 1926 Plant breeding 1986 [73]
Burckhalter, Joseph H.Joseph H. Burckhalter 1912 2004 Isothiocyanates 1995 [74]
Burroughs I, William SewardWilliam Seward Burroughs I 1857 1898 Adding machine 1987 [75]
Burton, William MerriamWilliam Merriam Burton 1865 1954 Catalytic cracking 1984 [76]
Bush, VannevarVannevar Bush 1890 1974 Differential analyzer 2004 [77]
Calahan, Edward A.Edward A. Calahan 1838 1912 Stock ticker 2006 [78]
Campbell, Donald L.Donald L. Campbell 1904 2002 Catalytic cracking 1999 [79]
Campbell, George AshleyGeorge Ashley Campbell 1870 1954 Loading coil 2011 [80]
Camras, MarvinMarvin Camras 1916 1995 Magnetic recording 1985 [81]
Carlson, ChesterChester Carlson 1906 1968 Xerox photocopying process 1981 [82]
Carothers, WallaceWallace Carothers 1896 1937 Synthetic rubber, nylon 1984 [83]
Carrier, WillisWillis Carrier 1876 1950 Air conditioner 1985 [84]
Carruthers, George RobertGeorge Robert Carruthers 1939 Ultraviolet camera 2003 [85]
Carver, George WashingtonGeorge Washington Carver 1864 1943 Peanut products 1990 [86]
Cepollina, FrankFrank Cepollina 1936 Satellite servicing techniques 2003 [87]
Cerf, VintVint Cerf 1943 Internet protocol (IP) 2006 [88]
Chapin, DarylDaryl Chapin 1906 1995 Solar cell 2008 [89]
Chappelle, EmmettEmmett Chappelle 1925 Bioluminescence 2007 [90]
Charnley, JohnJohn Charnley 1911 1982 Hip replacement surgery 2008 [91]
Cho, Alfred Y.Alfred Y. Cho* 1937 Molecular beam epitaxy 2009 [92]
Claude, GeorgesGeorges Claude 1870 1960 Neon light 2007 [93]
Cochrane, JosephineJosephine Cochrane 1839 1913 Dishwasher 2006 [94]
Cohen, Stanley NormanStanley Norman Cohen 1935 Genetic engineering 2001 [95]
Collip, JamesJames Collip 1892 1965 Isolated and purified insulin 2004 [96]
Colt, SamuelSamuel Colt 1814 1862 Colt revolver with interchangeable parts 2006 [97]
Colton, Frank B.Frank B. Colton 1923 2003 Oral contraceptives 1988 [98]
Conover, LloydLloyd Conover 1923 Tetracycline 1992 [99]
Coolidge, William D.William D. Coolidge 1873 1975 X-ray tube 1975 [100]
Cooper, PeterPeter Cooper 1791 1883 Steam locomotive 2006 [101]
Coover, HarryHarry Coover 1917 2011 Superglue 2004 [102]
Corliss, George HenryGeorge Henry Corliss 1817 1888 Improvements to steam engine 2006 [103]
Coston, MarthaMartha Coston 1826 1904 Signal flare used for ships 2006 [104]
Cottrell, Frederick GardnerFrederick Gardner Cottrell 1877 1948 Electrostatic precipitator 1992 [105]
Coulter, Wallace H.Wallace H. Coulter 1913 1998 Coulter principle 2004 [106]
Cousteau, JacquesJacques Cousteau 1910 1997 Diving unit 2010 [107]
Cowen, Joshua LionelJoshua Lionel Cowen 1877 1965 Model train 2007 [108]
Coxe, EckleyEckley Coxe 1839 1895 Traveling grate furnace 2006 [109]
Cray, SeymourSeymour Cray 1925 1996 Supercomputer 1997 [110]
Crompton, GeorgeGeorge Crompton 1829 1886 Loom 2007 [111]
Crosthwait, DavidDavid Crosthwait 1892 1976 Heating and ventilation system (HVAC) 2014 [112]
Curtiss, GlennGlenn Curtiss 1878 1930 Hydroplane 2003 [113]
Cushman, DavidDavid Cushman 1939 2000 Captopril 2007 [114]
Daimler, GottliebGottlieb Daimler 1834 1900 Design of automobile and motorcycle engines 2006 [115]
Damadian, Raymond VahanRaymond Vahan Damadian 1936 Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 1989 [116]
Daugman, JohnJohn Daugman 1954 Iris recognition algorithm 2013 [117]
Davies, DonaldDonald Davies 1924 2000 Digital packet switching 2007 [118]
De Forest, LeeLee De Forest* 1873 1961 Audion tube for radio detection 1977 [119]
de Mestral, GeorgeGeorge de Mestral 1907 1990 Velcro 1999 [120]
Dean, MarkMark Dean 1957 Computer peripherals 1997 [121]
Deere, JohnJohn Deere 1804 1886 Farm plow 1989 [122]
Dennard, Robert H.Robert H. Dennard* 1932 Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) 1997 [123]
Devol, GeorgeGeorge Devol 1912 2011 Industrial robot 2011 [124]
Dick, AlbertAlbert Dick 1856 1934 Duplicating equipment 2011 [125]
Diesel, RudolfRudolf Diesel 1858 1913 Internal combustion engine 1976 [126]
Diffie, WhitfieldWhitfield Diffie 1944 Public-key cryptography 2011 [127]
DiMarchi, RichardRichard DiMarchi 1952 Insulin Lispro 2014 [128]
Disney, WaltWalt Disney 1901 1966 Multiplane camera 2000 [129]
Djerassi, CarlCarl Djerassi 1923 Oral contraceptives 1978 [130]
Dolby, RayRay Dolby 1933 2013 Dolby noise reduction 2004 [131]
Dow, Herbert HenryHerbert Henry Dow 1866 1930 Bromine extraction 1983 [132]
Draper, Charles StarkCharles Stark Draper 1901 1987 Stabilizing gyroscopic 1981 [133]
Dresselhaus, MildredMildred Dresselhaus 1930 Lattice structure 2014 [134]
Drew, Richard GurleyRichard Gurley Drew 1899 1980 Adhesive tape 2007 [135]
Drinker, PhilipPhilip Drinker 1894 1972 Iron lung 2007 [136]
Dunlop, John BoydJohn Boyd Dunlop 1840 1921 Pneumatic tire 2006 [137]
Durant, Graham J.Graham J. Durant 1934 2009 Cimetidine 1990 [138]
Durfee, BenjaminBenjamin Durfee 1897 1980 Automatic sequence controlled calculator (Harvard Mark I) 2014 [139]
Eastman, GeorgeGeorge Eastman 1854 1932 Photography 1977 [140]
Easton, Roger L.Roger L. Easton 1921 2014 TIMATION satellite navigation system 2010 [141]
Eckert, J. PresperJ. Presper Eckert 1919 1995 ENIAC 2002 [142]
Edgerton, Harold EugeneHarold Eugene Edgerton 1903 1990 Stroboscope photography 1986 [143]
Edison, ThomasThomas Edison 1847 1931 Practical electric light 1973 [144]
Einhorn, AlfredAlfred Einhorn 1856 1917 Novocain 2007 [145]
Einthoven, WillemWillem Einthoven 1860 1927 Electrocardiograph 2008 [146]
Elion, Gertrude B.Gertrude B. Elion 1918 1999 Leukemia drug 1991 [147]
Ellis, CarletonCarleton Ellis 1876 1941 Margarine 2011 [148]
Emmett, John ColinJohn Colin Emmett 1939 Cimetidine 1990 [149]
Endo, AkiraAkira Endo 1933 Mevastatin 2012 [150]
Engelbart, DouglasDouglas Engelbart 1925 2013 Computer mouse 1998 [151]
Ericsson, JohnJohn Ericsson 1803 1889 Screw propeller 1993 [152]
Espenschied, LloydLloyd Espenschied* 1889 1986 Coaxial cable 2006 [153]
Evans, OliverOliver Evans 1755 1819 High pressure steam engine 2001 [154]
Evinrude, OleOle Evinrude 1877 1934 Outboard motor 2007 [155]
Faget, MaximeMaxime Faget 1921 2004 Space capsule 2003 [156]
Faggin, FedericoFederico Faggin 1941 Microprocessor 1996 [157]
Farmer, Moses G.Moses G. Farmer 1820 1893 Electric fire alarm system 2006 [158]
Farnsworth, PhiloPhilo Farnsworth 1906 1971 Television 1984 [159]
Fergason, JamesJames Fergason 1934 2008 Liquid crystal display 1998 [160]
Fermi, EnricoEnrico Fermi 1901 1954 Nuclear fission 1976 [161]
Fessenden, ReginaldReginald Fessenden* 1866 1932 AM radio 2000 [162]
Firestone, Harvey SamuelHarvey Samuel Firestone 1868 1938 Pneumatic tire 2006 [163]
Fitch, JohnJohn Fitch 1743 1798 Steamboat 2006 [164]
Flanigen, Edith M.Edith M. Flanigen 1929 Molecular sieves 2004 [165]
Flom, LeonardLeonard Flom 1927 Iris recognition algorithm 2013 [166]
Fogarty, Thomas J.Thomas J. Fogarty 1934 Embolectomy catheter 2001 [167]
Folkman, JudahJudah Folkman 1933 2008 Angiogenesis inhibition 2010 [168]
Ford, HenryHenry Ford 1863 1947 Automobile 1982 [169]
Forrester, Jay WrightJay Wright Forrester* 1918 Random access memory (RAM) 1979 [170]
Fossum, EricEric Fossum 1957 CMOS active pixel image sensor camera-on-a-chip 2011 [171]
Franz, John E.John E. Franz 1929 Roundup 2007 [172]
Free, AlfredAlfred Free 1913 2000 Glucose detection for diabetes 2000 [173]
Free, Helen MurrayHelen Murray Free 1923 Glucose detection for diabetes 2000 [174]
Freeman, RossRoss Freeman 1948 1989 Configurable electrical circuit having configurable logic elements and configurable interconnects 2009 [175]
Frohman, DovDov Frohman 1939 Erasable programmable read only memory array (EPROM) 2009 [176]
Fry, ArthurArthur Fry 1931 Post-it notes 2010 [177]
Fuller, Calvin SoutherCalvin Souther Fuller 1902 1994 Solar Cell 2008 [178]
Fulton, RobertRobert Fulton 1765 1815 Steamboat 2006 [179]
Gabor, DennisDennis Gabor* 1900 1979 Electron holography 2012 [180]
Gadgil, AshokAshok Gadgil 1950 Water disinfection 2014 [181]
Gagnan, ÉmileÉmile Gagnan 1900 1979 Aqua-lung diving equipment 2010 [182]
Gallo, RobertRobert Gallo 1937 HIV isolation 2004 [183]
Ganellin, C. RobinC. Robin Ganellin 1934 Cimetidine 1990 [184]
Germer, EdmundEdmund Germer 1901 1987 Fluorescent lighting 1996 [185]
Getting, Ivan A.Ivan A. Getting 1912 2003 Global Positioning System (GPS) 2004 [186]
Gibbon, John HeyshamJohn Heysham Gibbon 1903 1973 Heart-lung machine 2004 [187]
Gillette, King C.King C. Gillette 1855 1932 Safety razor 2007 [188]
Ginsburg, CharlesCharles Ginsburg 1920 1992 Video tape recording 1990 [189]
Glidden, JosephJoseph Glidden 1813 1906 Barbed wire 2006 [190]
Goddard, Robert H.Robert H. Goddard 1882 1945 Rockets 1979 [191]
Goddard, WilliamWilliam Goddard 1913 1997 Hard drive and floppy disk 2007 [192]
Godowsky, Jr., LeopoldLeopold Godowsky, Jr. 1900 1983 Kodachrome 2005 [193]
Goldmark, Peter CarlPeter Carl Goldmark 1906 1977 Long playing record 2007 [194]
Goodwin, HannibalHannibal Goodwin 1822 1900 Transparent flexible nitrocellulose 2011 [195]
Goodyear, CharlesCharles Goodyear 1800 1860 Vulcanization of rubber 1976 [196]
Gore, Robert W.Robert W. Gore 1937 Gore-Tex 2006 [197]
Gould, GordonGordon Gould 1920 2005 Laser 1991 [198]
Gramme, ZénobeZénobe Gramme 1826 1901 Direct-current dynamo 2006 [199]
Gray, ElishaElisha Gray 1835 1901 Telephone and telegraph improvements 2007 [200]
Greatbatch, WilsonWilson Greatbatch 1919 2011 Heart pacemaker 1986 [201]
Greene, LeonardLeonard Greene 1918 2006 Aircraft stall warning 1991 [202]
Grumman, LeroyLeroy Grumman 1895 1982 Retractable landing gear 2003 [203]
Gundlach, RobertRobert Gundlach 1926 2010 Photocopier 2005 [204]
Haber, FritzFritz Haber 1868 1934 Ammonia production process 2006 [205]
Hall, Charles MartinCharles Martin Hall 1863 1914 Aluminum production process 1976 [206]
Hall, LloydLloyd Hall 1894 1971 Food preservation 2004 [207]
Hall, Robert N.Robert N. Hall 1919 Magnetron 1994 [208]
Hall, Thomas SeaveyThomas Seavey Hall 1827 1880 Railroad signal 2007 [209]
Hall, TracyTracy Hall 1919 2008 Synthetic diamond 2010 [210]
Hallidie, Andrew SmithAndrew Smith Hallidie 1836 1900 Cable car 2006 [211]
Hamilton, Francis E.Francis E. Hamilton 1898 1972 Automatic sequence controlled calculator (Harvard Mark I) 2014 [212]
Hammond, Jr., John HaysJohn Hays Hammond, Jr. 1888 1965 Radio control 2011 [213]
Hanford, William EdwardWilliam Edward Hanford 1908 1996 Polyurethane 1991 [214]
Hawkins, Walter LincolnWalter Lincoln Hawkins 1911 1992 Polymer cable sheath 2010 [215]
Hazen, Elizabeth LeeElizabeth Lee Hazen 1885 1975 Nystatin 1994 [216]
Heilman, M. StephenM. Stephen Heilman 1933 Defibrillator 2002 [217]
Heilmeier, George H.George H. Heilmeier* 1936 Electro-optic liquid crystal device 2009 [218]
Hellman, MartinMartin Hellman 1945 Public-key cryptography 2011 [219]
Hennebique, FrançoisFrançois Hennebique 1842 1921 Reinforced concrete construction 2011 [220]
Henry, Beulah LouiseBeulah Louise Henry 1887 1973 Ice cream freezer 2006 [221]
Hewitt, Peter CooperPeter Cooper Hewitt 1861 1921 Mercury-vapor lamp 2011 [222]
Hewlett, William RedingtonWilliam Redington Hewlett 1913 2001 Audio signals 1992 [223]
Higonnet, Rene AlphonseRene Alphonse Higonnet 1902 1983 Phototypesetting machine 1985 [224]
Hilleman, MauriceMaurice Hilleman 1919 2005 Vacciness 2007 [225]
Hillier, JamesJames Hillier 1915 2007 Electron microscope 1980 [226]
Hoe, Richard MarchRichard March Hoe 1812 1886 Rotary printing press 2006 [227]
Hoerni, JeanJean Hoerni 1924 1997 Planar manufacturing process 2009 [228]
Hoff, MarcianMarcian Hoff 1937 Microprocessor 1996 [229]
Hoffmann, FelixFelix Hoffmann 1868 1946 Aspirin 2002 [230]
Hogan, J. PaulJ. Paul Hogan 1919 2012 Polypropylene and HDPE 2001 [231]
Holland, John PhilipJohn Philip Holland 1840 1914 Submarine 2007 [232]
Hollerith, HermanHerman Hollerith 1860 1929 Recording data on a machine readable medium, punched card, tabulator 1990 [233]
Holley, Alexander LymanAlexander Lyman Holley 1832 1882 Steelmaking 2006 [234]
Holly, BirdsillBirdsill Holly 1820 1894 Fire hydrant 2006 [235]
Holmes, DonaldDonald Holmes 1910 1980 Polyurethane 1991 [236]
Holonyak, NickNick Holonyak* 1928 visible light emitting diode 2008 [237]
Holt, BenjaminBenjamin Holt 1849 1920 Tractor 2006 [238]
Hood, LeroyLeroy Hood 1938 DNA sequencer 2007 [239]
Hoover, Erna SchneiderErna Schneider Hoover 1926 Computerized telephone switching 2008 [240]
Hornbeck, Larry J.Larry J. Hornbeck 1943 Spatial light modulator and method 2009 [241]
Houdry, EugeneEugene Houdry 1892 1962 Catalytic cracking 1990 [242]
Hounsfield, GodfreyGodfrey Hounsfield 1919 2004 CAT scanner 2007 [243]
Howe, EliasElias Howe 1819 1867 Sewing machine 2004 [244]
Hulett, GeorgeGeorge Hulett 1846 1923 Loading and unloading machine 2006 [245]
Hull, ChuckChuck Hull 1939 Stereolithography 2014 [246]
Hunt, WalterWalter Hunt 1796 1859 Safety pin 2006 [247]
Hyatt, John WesleyJohn Wesley Hyatt 1837 1920 Celluloid 2006 [248]
Hyde, James FranklinJames Franklin Hyde 1903 1999 Transparent silica 2000 [249]
Ingersoll, SimonSimon Ingersoll 1818 1894 Steam powered rock drill 2006 [250]
Ives, Frederic EugeneFrederic Eugene Ives 1856 1937 Color photography 2011 [251]
Jacobs, Irwin M.Irwin M. Jacobs 1933 Spread spectrum multiple access communication system 2013 [252]
Javan, AliAli Javan 1926 Helium-neon laser 2006 [253]
Jeffreys, AlecAlec Jeffreys 1950 Genetic fingerprinting 2005 [254]
Jenkins, Charles FrancisCharles Francis Jenkins 1867 1934 Movie projector 2011 [255]
Jobs, SteveSteve Jobs 1955 2011 Personal computer, mobile phone, animated movie, digital publishing 2012 [256]
Joel, Jr., Amos E.Amos E. Joel, Jr.* 1918 2008 Switching concept for cellular phones 2008 [257]
Johnson, ClarenceClarence Johnson 1910 1990 Aircraft 2008 [258]
Jones, Frederick McKinleyFrederick McKinley Jones 1893 1961 Refrigeration 2007 [259]
Jordan, KenKen Jordan 1921 2008 Radioisotope thermoelectric generator 2013 [260]
Julian, Percy LavonPercy Lavon Julian 1899 1975 Cortisone synthesis 1990 [261]
Kahn, BobBob Kahn 1938 Internet Protocol 2006 [262]
Kahng, DawonDawon Kahng 1931 1992 Electric field controlled semiconductor device 2009 [263]
Kaman, CharlesCharles Kaman 1919 2011 Innovations to helicopter 2003 [264]
Kamen, DeanDean Kamen 1951 Ambulatory infusion pump 2005 [265]
von Kármán, TheodoreTheodore von Kármán 1881 1963 Turbojet 2003 [266]
Keck, DonaldDonald Keck 1941 Optical fiber 1993 [267]
Kellogg, John HarveyJohn Harvey Kellogg 1852 1943 Breakfast cereal 2006 [268]
Kelman, CharlesCharles Kelman 1930 2004 Cataract surgery 1990 [269]
Kemp, ClarenceClarence Kemp c. 1860 1911 Solar water heater 2011 [270]
Kettering, Charles F.Charles F. Kettering 1876 1958 Automobile 1980 [271]
Kies, Mary DixonMary Dixon Kies 1752 1837 Process for weaving straw 2006 [272]
Kilby, JackJack Kilby* 1923 2005 Integrated circuit 1982 [273]
Kingsbury, AlbertAlbert Kingsbury 1863 1943 Thrust bearing 2007 [274]
Kleist, DaleDale Kleist 1909 1998 Fiberglass 2006 [275]
Knight, Margaret E.Margaret E. Knight 1838 1914 Paper bag machine 2006 [276]
Kolff, Willem JohanWillem Johan Kolff 1911 2009 Artificial heart 1985 [277]
Kollsman, PaulPaul Kollsman 1900 1982 Altimeter 2003 [278]
Kroll, William JustinWilliam Justin Kroll 1889 1973 Titanium 2000 [279]
Kurzweil, RaymondRaymond Kurzweil 1948 Optical character recognition 2002 [280]
Kwolek, StephanieStephanie Kwolek 1923 2014 Kevlar 1995 [281]
Lachman, IrwinIrwin Lachman 1930 Catalytic converter 2002 [282]
Lake, ClairClair Lake 1888 1958 Automatic sequence controlled calculator (Harvard Mark I) 2014 [283]
Lamarr, HedyHedy Lamarr 1914 2000 Frequency-hopping spread spectrum 2014 [284]
Land, Edwin H.Edwin H. Land 1909 1991 Polaroid 1977 [285]
Langer, AloisAlois Langer 1945 Defibrillator 2002 [286]
Langer, Robert S.Robert S. Langer 1948 Drug delivery 2006 [287]
Langmuir, IrvingIrving Langmuir 1881 1957 Electric lighting 1989 [288]
Langstroth, L. L.L. L. Langstroth 1810 1895 Beehive 2007 [289]
Lanza, Vincent L.Vincent L. Lanza 1922 1972 Polymer cable sheath 2010 [290]
Latimer, Lewis HowardLewis Howard Latimer 1848 1928 Filament for electric light bulb 2002 [291]
Lauterbur, PaulPaul Lauterbur* 1929 2007 Magnetic resonance imaging 2007 [292]
Lawrence, ErnestErnest Lawrence 1901 1958 Cyclotron 1982 [293]
Lear, BillBill Lear 1902 1978 8-track system 1993 [294]
Lechleider, JosephJoseph Lechleider 1933 Digital subscriber line (DSL) 2013 [295]
Ledley, RobertRobert Ledley 1926 2012 Whole-body CAT scan 1990 [296]
Leland, Henry M.Henry M. Leland 1843 1932 Interchangeable parts for automobiles 2011 [297]
Lewis, Ronald M.Ronald M. Lewis 1936 Catalytic converter 2002 [298]
Link, Edwin AlbertEdwin Albert Link 1904 1981 Link trainer 2003 [299]
Liskov, BarbaraBarbara Liskov 1939 Programming Languages and System Design 2012 [300]
Lodge, OliverOliver Lodge 1851 1940 Wireless telegraphy 2007 [301]
Loomis, AlfredAlfred Loomis 1887 1975 Long range navigation system (LORAN) 2013 [302]
Lumière, AugusteAuguste Lumière 1862 1954 Cinématographe 2007 [303]
Lumière, LouisLouis Lumière 1864 1948 Cinématographe 2007 [304]
Lynott, JohnJohn Lynott 1921 1994 Hard drive 2007 [305]
MacDougall, JohnJohn MacDougall 1940 Ion implantation 2009 [306]
Macomber, StanleyStanley Macomber 1887 1967 Open web joist 2011 [307]
Maiman, Theodore HaroldTheodore Harold Maiman 1927 2007 Laser 1984 [308]
Manchester, KenKen Manchester 1925 Ion implantation 2009 [309]
Mannes, LeopoldLeopold Mannes 1899 1964 Kodachrome 2005 [310]
Mansfield, PeterPeter Mansfield 1933 Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 2007 [311]
Marconi, GuglielmoGuglielmo Marconi* 1874 1937 Radio 1975 [312]
Marrison, WarrenWarren Marrison 1896 1980 Quartz clock 2011 [313]
Martin, HomerHomer Martin 1910 1993 Catalytic cracking 1999 [314]
Mason, John LandisJohn Landis Mason 1832 1902 Mason jar 2006 [315]
Matzeliger, Jan ErnstJan Ernst Matzeliger 1852 1889 Shoe lasting 2006 [316]
Mauchly, JohnJohn Mauchly 1907 1980 ENIAC 2002 [317]
Maurer, Robert D.Robert D. Maurer 1924 Optical fiber 1993 [318]
Maxim, Hiram StevensHiram Stevens Maxim 1840 1916 Machine gun 2006 [319]
Maybach, WilhelmWilhelm Maybach 1846 1929 Carburetor and radiator 2007 [320]
Mazor, StanleyStanley Mazor 1941 Central processing unit (CPU) 1996 [321]
McCormick, CyrusCyrus McCormick 1809 1883 Mechanical reaper 1976 [322]
McCoy, ElijahElijah McCoy 1844 1929 Engine lubricator 2001 [323]
McIntire, RayRay McIntire 1918 1996 Styrofoam 2008 [324]
McLean, MalcomMalcom McLean 1913 2001 Shipping containers 2008 [325]
McMaster, HaroldHarold McMaster 1916 2003 Tempered glass 2008 [326]
Mead, CarverCarver Mead 1934 VLSI method for designing chips 2009 [327]
Mergenthaler, OttmarOttmar Mergenthaler 1854 1899 Linotype 1982 [328]
Merkle, RalphRalph Merkle 1952 Public-key cryptography 2011 [329]
Metcalfe, RobertRobert Metcalfe* 1946 Ethernet 2007 [330]
Michelson, Gary K.Gary K. Michelson 1949 Spinal surgical devices 2011 [331]
Midgley, Jr., ThomasThomas Midgley, Jr. 1889 1944 Ethyl gasoline, fluorocarbon refrigerants 2003 [332]
Miles, AlexanderAlexander Miles 1837 1905? Elevator doors 2007 [333]
Miller, LewisLewis Miller 1829 1899 Combine harvester 2006 [334]
Millman, IrvingIrving Millman 1923 2012 Vaccine for hepatitis B 1993 [335]
Mirowski, MichelMichel Mirowski 1924 1990 Heart defibrillator 2002 [336]
Moeller, DennisDennis Moeller 1950 Computer peripherals 1997 [337]
Molloy, BryanBryan Molloy 1939 2004 Prozac 1999 [338]
Montagnier, LucLuc Montagnier 1932 HIV isolation and antibody test 2004 [339]
Moog, RobertRobert Moog 1934 2005 Moog synthesizer 2013 [340]
Moore, GordonGordon Moore* 1929 Semiconductor production 2009 [341]
Morgan, Garrett A.Garrett A. Morgan 1887 1963 Gas mask 2005 [342]
Morse, SamuelSamuel Morse 1791 1872 Telegraph 1975 [343]
Mower, MortonMorton Mower 1933 Implantable heart defibrillator 2002 [344]
Moyer, Andrew J.Andrew J. Moyer 1899 1959 Penicillin 1987 [345]
Moyroud, Louis MariusLouis Marius Moyroud 1914 2010 Photograph composition 1985 [346]
Mullis, KaryKary Mullis 1944 Polymerase chain reaction 1998 [347]
Murphree, Eger V.Eger V. Murphree 1898 1962 Catalytic cracking 1999 [348]
Murphy Jr., William P.William P. Murphy Jr. 1923 Blood bag and disposable medical trays 2008 [349]
Murray, Thomas E.Thomas E. Murray 1860 1929 Early power generation 2011 [350]
Muybridge, EadweardEadweard Muybridge 1830 1904 Stop action photography 2011 [351]
Nernst, WaltherWalther Nernst 1864 1941 Metallic filament incandescent lamp 2011 [352]
Nieuwland, JuliusJulius Nieuwland 1878 1936 Synthetic rubber 1996 [353]
Nobel, AlfredAlfred Nobel 1833 1896 Dynamite 1998 [354]
Nobile, ArthurArthur Nobile 1920 2004 Prednisone 1996 [355]
Northrop, John KnudsenJohn Knudsen Northrop 1895 1981 Flying wing plane 2003 [356]
Noyce, RobertRobert Noyce* 1927 1990 Integrated circuit 1983 [357]
von Ohain, HansHans von Ohain 1911 1998 Jet engine 2003 [358]
Oliver, Bernard M.Bernard M. Oliver 1916 1995 Pulse code modulation 2004 [359]
Olsen, KenKen Olsen 1926 2011 Magnetic core memory 1990 [360]
Ondetti, MiguelMiguel Ondetti 1930 2004 Captopril 2007 [361]
Otis, ElishaElisha Otis 1811 1861 Elevator brake 1988 [362]
Otto, NicolausNicolaus Otto 1832 1891 Otto cycle for internal combustion engine 1981 [363]
Owens, Michael JosephMichael Joseph Owens 1859 1923 Bottle making machine 2007 [364]
Page, Charles GraftonCharles Grafton Page 1812 1868 High-voltage induction coil 2006 [365]
Painter, WilliamWilliam Painter 1838 1906 Bottle cap 2006 [366]
Pall, DavidDavid Pall 1914 2004 Filtration technology 2008 [367]
Palmaz, JulioJulio Palmaz 1945 Intravascular stent 2006 [368]
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