Posts Tagged: Evolution of Technology


2018 HoF Inductee Jacqueline Quinn Invents EZVI Environmental Remediation Technology to Cleanup Groundwater Contaminants

Clean sources of groundwater are incredibly important to the general population of the United States. More than 50 percent of the U.S. population relies on groundwater sources …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

A Look at RSA Cryptography and the Seminal Patent that Landed the Inventors in the Hall of Fame

One of the first and most widely-used public key systems for cryptography is known as RSA cryptography, named for the trio of inventors who developed the system …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 5

Tang and Van Slyke Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame for Development of OLED Display Technology

Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are semiconductor films composed of an organic compound having electroluminescent properties which utilize an electrical current to emit light. The technology has wide …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Warren Johnson, The Father of Thermostats and Automated Room Temperature Control

Warren Johnson one of the 2018 inductees into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his invention of automatic room temperature control. July marks the anniversary of two …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Spandex Patent Lands Inventor Joseph Shivers in the HOF

The synthetic elastic fiber known as spandex, a name which comes from an anagram of 'expands,' is used in a wide range of clothing and apparel …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Frances Ligler’s Portable Optical Biosensors Improve Environmental Detection of Toxins, Pollutants

Dr. Frances Ligler is a pioneer in biosensor activity and a member of the 2017 class of inductees into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. This New Years’ …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Looking Back on Five Years With IPWatchdog

Somewhere near the end of 2011, I responded to an ad that was left on Craigslist. A website called IPWatchdog.com was looking for a writer to contribute …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 12

The Evolution of Modern Ballpoint Pen: A Patent History

Bíró was not the first inventor to conceive the use of a rolling ball in socket mechanism for an ink writing utensil. By the latter part …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

The Evolution of Bicycles: A Patent History

The next major development in bicycling technologies comes in the 1860s, when the first attempts are made at adding a driving mechanism. This would be the start …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 1