Posts Tagged: National Inventor’s Hall of Fame Inductees


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
8 months ago 5

Sumita Mitra, Inventor of Filtek Nanocomposite Dental Materials at 3M, Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

This year, the National Inventors Hall of Fame will be inducting a new class which includes the inventor of a dental composite material which was revolutionary for …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

Howard S. Jones, Jr., Revolutionizes Long-Range Air Communications with Conformal Antennas

Thanks to the work of Howard S. Jones, Jr., one of the 2018 inductees into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the United States was able to advance …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

Evolution of Gas Sensors: Beatrice Hicks creates device to measure gas in critical industrial applications

Inventor, Beatrice Hicks, is both a 2017 inductee into the National Inventors Hall of Fame as well as one of America’s truly trailblazing women engineers, one of …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Evolution of Tech: Iver Anderson gets the lead out of electronics solder

Soldering, the process by which two items are joined together by melting a filler metal with a low melting point and pouring liquid metal onto the joint, …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Evolution of Auto Exhaust Catalysts: Dr. Haren Gandhi invents three-way catalysts for cleaner exhaust

Improvements in fuel economy and reduced emissions are largely the result of fuel additives and exhaust catalyst equipment working to clean up the chemicals emitted when fuel …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Evolution of Technology: Butyl rubber puts Sparks, Thomas into National Inventors Hall of Fame

William Sparks and Robert Thomas were inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame earlier this year for inventing butyl rubber, which was patented on August 22, 1944. Starks …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Evolution of Technology: Roger Angel’s honeycomb mirrors enable extremely large telescopes

The use of larger mirrors enabled the creation of more powerful telescopes over time. However, by the 1970s the size of the mirror itself was becoming a …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

The Evolution of Food Safety: HOF Inventors John Silliker and Welton Taylor tamed Salmonella

The 2016 inductee class for the National Inventors Hall of Fame includes two microbiologists whose contributions to the field of food safety have helped to keep many foodborne …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Per-Ingvar Brånemark’s discovery of osseointegration revolutionizes modern dental implants

This January 29th marks the 25th anniversary of the issue of a seminal patent in the field of dental implants, one that helped its inventor find a …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 3

43rd Annual Inventors Hall of Fame Ceremony Honors Champions of Innovation

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, Gene and I attended the National Hall of Fame 43rd Annual Induction Ceremony at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum and the National Portrait …
By Renee C. Quinn
4 years ago 1

The Evolution of Video Game Consoles: A Tribute to Ralph Baer

Over the past week the world lost a major name in video game technology, the man who originally developed the entire concept of playing games through a …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1