Inventors Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

James Allen - Black Inventor
James Allen invented a clothes line support. Page 12.

James Allen - Black History Month
James Allen invented a clothes line support. Page 13.

African American Inventor - James Allen
James Allen invented a clothes line support. Page 11.

African American Inventor - James Metthew Allen
James Metthew Allen invented a remote control apparatus. Page 15.

James Metthew Allen - Black inventor
James Metthew Allen invented a remote control apparatus. Page 14.

African American Inventor - John Allen
John Allen invented a package-tie. Page 16.

John Allen - Black Inventor
John Allen invented a package-tie. Page 17.

Nathaniel Alexander
Nathaniel Alexander patented a folding chair. Page 6.

African American inventor - Ralph Alexander
Ralph Alexander invented a corn planter check rower. Page 8.

African American Inventor Robert Allen
Rober Allen invented a vertical coin counting tube. Page 19.

Robert Allen
Rober Allen invented a vertical coin counting tube. Page 20.

Robert Allen - Black Inventor
Rober Allen invented a vertical coin counting tube. Page 18.

Tanya Allen - African American Inventor
Tanya Allen invented an undergarment with a pocket for releasably securing an absorbent pad. Page 21.

Virgie M Ammons
Virgie M Ammons. Inventors. Page 22.

James Adams - African American Inventor
James Adams invented a propelling means for airplanes. Page 4.

James Adams - Black Inventor
James Adams invented a propelling means for airplanes. Page 3.

Marc Auguste
Marc Auguste. Inventors. Page 25.

Ralph Alexander - Black Inventor
Ralph Alexander invented a corn planter check rower. Page 7.

William Abrams - Black Inventor
William Abrams invented hame attachments part for a draft horses' collar.

William Abrams - Patent Text
William Abrams invented hame attachments part for a draft horses' collar. Page 2.

Black History Month - African American Inventors
Included in this photo gallery are the drawings and text from original patents.

Black History Month - African American Inventors
Included in this photo gallery are the drawings and text from original patents.

Black History Month - African American Inventors
Included in this photo gallery are the drawings and text from original patents.

How a Photovoltic Cell Works
To induce the electric field within a PV cell two separate semiconductors are sandwiched together.

Boron as a Semiconductor Material
Boron as a semiconductor material

Other Semiconductor Materials
Other Semiconductor Materials. Inventors.

How a Photovoltic Cell Works
How a photovoltic cell works. Inventors.

How a Photovoltic Cell Works
In a photovoltic cell photons are absorbed in the p layer.

Making N and P Material for a Photovoltic Cell
The most common way of making p-type or n-type silicon material is to add an element that has an extra electron or is lacking an electron.

An Atomic Description of Silicon - The Silicon Molecule
The silicon atom has 14 electrons.

Introducing Phosphorous
Phosphorous boron silicon and other semiconductor materials.

Conversion Efficiency of a PV Cell
conversion efficiency of a PV cell

Clifton M Ingram - Well drilling tool
Clifton M Ingram - Well drilling tool. Page 8.

June B Horne - Emergency escape apparatus
June B Horne - Emergency escape apparatus and method of using same. Page 7.

Roland C Hawkins
GM engineer Roland Hawkins invented a cover device and method for an electrical connector. Page 5.

Andre Henderson
Andre Henderson invented a remote control device with credit card reading and transmission capabilities. Page 6.

David Harper - Mobile utility rack
David Harper - Mobile utility rack. Page 3.

William Hale - Aeroplane
William Hale - Aeroplane. Inventors.

William Hale - Motor vehicle
William Hale - Motor vehicle. Inventors. Page 2.

African American Inventors
Included in this photo gallery are the drawings and text from original patents and photos of inventors and inventions.

Joseph Hawkins - Gridiron
Joseph Hawkins - Gridiron. Inventors. Page 4.

Edward R Lewis - Spring gun
Edward R Lewis invented an improved spring gun. Page 17.

Figure 8
Figure 8. Inventors. Page 9.

Figure 9
Figure 9. Inventors. Page 10.

Black History Month - African American Inventors
Included in this photo gallery are the drawings and text from original patents.

Collapsible Tent and Frame
An side elevational view with some parts deleted for clarity of illustration of the tent of Fig. 1 in folded condition. Page 2.

Collapsible Tent and Frame
transverse cross-sectional view on larger scale. Page 3.

Figure 3A
Collapsible Tent and Frame. Inventors. Page 4.

Example of Patent Drawing
an enlarged elevational view taken. Page 7.

Collapsible Tent
Collapsible Tent. Inventors. Page 8.

Thermopower Waves
A new method of generating thermoelectricity has been invented by nanotechnology researchers.

Build a Submarine - Lesson Plan
Lesson plan on how to build your own submarine simulation.

Ole Kirk Christiansen and the History of LEGO
Ole Kirk Christiansen founded LEGO in 1932, though the company initially made stepladders and ironing boards.

John Dunlop, Charles Goodyear and the History of Tires
John Dunlop and Charles Goodyear are the two most important figures in the invention of the pneumatic (inflatable) tire.

The History behind Candy Canes
Before they were candy canes, they were straight sugar sticks and later bent by hand. Today some believe they are a secret symbol for Christianity.

Gasoline - History and Invention
Learn about the history of gasoline and the numerous processes and agents invented to improve the quality of gasoline.

Timeline of Gasoline and Fuel Improvements
A timeline illustrating the history of gasoline from the first inventor to unleaded. Page 2.

Who Invented Ginger Ale?
Learn the history of ginger ale, including its popularity during Prohibition, and its long-standing medicinal benefits.

The Invention and History of the French Horn
The modern orchestral brass French horn was an invention based on early hunting horns.

Historical Inventions - F
Famous inventions and gizmos. Inventors.

How To Defy Gravity According to Micheal Jackson
A description of Micheal Jackson's anti-gravity illusion shoes that he used to dance Smooth Criminal

Micheal Jackson Demonstrates Anti-Gravity Lean
Micheal Jackson, the King of Pop, was also a celebrity inventor who invented a pair of anti-gravity illusion shoes to use for his dance moves in Smooth Criminal.

Micheal Jackson Biographies and Videos
Watch the video of Micheal Jackson's Smooth Criminal, and learn how something he invented was all part of it.

1733 - John Kay's Flying Shuttle for Textile Making
John Kay invents the flying shuttle. Page 2.

Industrial Revolution - Spinning Jenny
The spinning jenny was the first machine to improve upon the spinning wheel

Advertising for Ready Made Clothing
Advertising for Ready Made Clothing

Pictures of the Industrial Revolution- Newcomen Steam Engine
Photos and pictures of the Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution - James Watt Improves the Steam Engine
James Watt steam engine was more powerful than Thomas Newcomen's steam engine. Page 4.

Industrial Revolution - Water Frame
Richard Arkwright patents the water frame

Spinning Mule - Pictures From the Industrial Revolution
In 1779, Samuel Crompton invented the spinning mule, which combined the moving carriage of the spinning jenny with the rollers of the water frame.

Power Loom's Effect on the Women of the Industrial Revolution
When the power loom became efficient women replaced most men as weavers in the textile factories. Page 7.

Benjamin Franklin's Experiments With The Lightning Rod
Benjamin Franklin conducted his famous kite flying experiments and proved that lightning is

Emile Berliner Gramophone
Picture of Emile Berliner gramophone

His Master's Voice
His Master's Voice is perhaps the most famous trademark in the world.

Gramophone Patent
Gramophone Patent. Inventors.

Emile Berliner - Newspaper Clipping
Emile Berliner - Newspaper Clipping

Emile Berliner's - Photo of Washington Home
In his small house in Washington - Emile Berliner began working on additional improvements to the Bell telephone.

Gramophone Record
An example of a Gramophone Record pressed in 1908.

Cyrus McCormick, Inventor of the Reaper
Cyrus McCormick invented the first commercially successful reaper mechanical reaper, earning him the title

Anton Van Leeuwenhoek, Microscope Pioneer
Anton Van Leeuwenhoek invented the first practical microscope, and used it to become the father of microbiology.

How John McAdam Changed Roads Forever
John Loudon McAdam invented a new way of building roads, and his name is the basis for the modern

Reginald Fessenden and the First Radio Broadcast
Canadian-born inventor Reginald Fessenden refined Thomas Edison’s work and transmitted the world’s first voice message in 1900.

The First Skyscrapers (And How They Became Possible)
The first skyscrapers began dotting the Chicago and New York skylines in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Inventions of Leonardo DaVinci
Leonardo DaVinci the renaissance man and one of the most famous artists in the world was also an incredible inventor.

Stretching Device for a Barrel Spring
Stretching Device for a Barrel Spring a 1498 drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. Page 2.

John Baird - Mechanical Television System
John Baird is remembered as being an inventor of mechanical television radar and fiber optics.

Niels Bohr - The Manhattan Project
Danish physicist Niels Bohr won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics in recognition of his work on the structure of atoms and quantum mechanics.

Inventions in History - C
Famous inventions - patents with historical information.

C - Inventions in History
Patents with historical information - famous inventions. Page 2.

Who Invented Catseye Road Studs - Percy Shaw
Percy Shaw patented his invention of cat's eye road studs in 1934.

The History of Cheesecake and Cream Cheese
Cheesecake is believed to have originated in ancient Greece - cheesecake debuted during the first Olympic Games held 776 BC being served to the athletes.

Patents Belonging to Lewis Howard Latimer
Lewis Howard Latimer invented a water closet for railroad cars an electric lamp and a threaded wooden socket for light bulbs.

Lewis Howard Latimer
Lewis Howard Latimer invented a process of manufacturing carbons

Lewis Howard Latimer
Lewis Howard Latimer invented a globe supporter for electric lamps

Lewis Howard Latimer
Lewis Howard Latimer invented a locking rack for hats coats and umbrellas

Lewis Howard Latimer
Lewis Howard Latimer invented an apparatus for cooling and disinfecting

Lewis Howard Latimer - Photo of Inventor
Photo of black inventor Lewis Howard Latimer

California Famous People - California Inventors
What famous people come from California?

Hawaii Famous People - Hawaii Inventors
What famous people come from Hawaii?

Iowa Famous People - Iowa Inventors
What famous people come from Iowa?

Famous People From Maryland - Inventors
What famous people come from Maryland?

Emile Berliner - Biography
Biography of Emile Berliner inventor of the gramophone.

Emile Berliner - Telephone and Microphone
Emile Berliner commenced to study the telephone and built a microphone for it. Page 2.

World of Famous Inventors and Inventions
All about famous inventors and inventions, with biographies and interviews with inventors. Learn how to turn your own ideas into inventions.

George Hancock and the Invention of Softball
Softball was

The History of the Snowmaking Machine
The first snowmaking machine was developed in Canada in the 1940s, but it wasn't perfect. A series of inventors improved it into what we use today.

James Wright and the Invention of Silly Putty
James Wright invented Silly Putty for kids in the 1940s, but it went on to much bigger and better things, including a trip into space.

The First Shopping Mall in America
The Country Club Plaza near Kansas City, Missouri was America's first shopping mall, long after people began buying through mail order.

Did Antonio Meucci Invent the Telephone?
Did Antonio Meucci invent the telephone before Alexander Graham Bell? See how his lack of funds resulted in not filing a patent in time to be first.

Inventors
All about inventors.

The Improved Elevator of Alexander Miles
Alexander Miles was a successful black businessman who invented a mechanism that improved elevator safety in 1887. Learn about his remarkable life.

Emmett Chappelle: Distinguished African-American Scientist
Inventor Emmett Chappelle was recognized as one of the 100 most distinguished African-American scientists and engineers of the 20th Century.

Charles Goodnight - Inventor of the Cowboy Chuckwagon
The Cowboy Chuckwagon and Charles Goodnight go hand in hand. The chuckwagon (a cowboy's portable kitchen wagon) was invented by Goodnight in 1866.

Thomas Savery's Great Invention -- the Steam Engine
Thomas Savery is credited with inventing the steam engine, but his design had some problems and others improved on his idea over the years.

Who Made the First Scissors?
Scissors have been around since ancient times. No one is quite sure who invented them, but an Englishman is credited with first manufacturing them.

The History of Sputnik I and Its Effect on the U.S.
The race to space began when the Russians launched Sputnik I, resulting in numerous other aeronautical advancements and events in history.

The History of Saran Wrap and PVDC
A Dow Chemical lab worker accidentally invented Saran and PVDC in 1933. It's initial name was based on an indestructible material in a comic strip.

Wernher Von Braun and The History of the V-2 Rocket
The V-2 rocket traces its origins to Germany, the World Wars and a brilliant young engineer named Wernher von Braun who first invented the V-4 rocket.

History of the Railroad
Before trains, there were wagonways made of rails that allowed horse-drawn carriages and wagons to move along more efficiently.

The History of Laptop Computers - Who Invented Laptop Computers?
The earliest laptop computers did not look anything like the book-sized folding laptops that we are familiar with today.

Lesson Plans for Teaching about Inventors and Science - Science Lesson Plans
Find a lesson plan for teaching about invention and inventors and other science lesson plans for grades K to 12.

Thomas Edison's Greatest Inventions
The legendary inventor Thomas Edison was the father of landmark inventions such as the phonograph, the modern light bulb, the electrical grid and motion pictures.

Who Developed the Polio Vaccine?
A bitter rivalry between two scientists helped to eradicate one of the most feared epidemics.

What is Electricity?
Electricity is a form of energy used all over the world to power everything from toasters to cars. Learn about how its made and where it comes from.

Inventions and Famous inventors - W
Patent histories on famous inventions.

Who Invented the Sony Walkman?
The history of the Sony Walkman.

History of Water Skiing and Its Inventor
Water skiing came about in 1922 when Ralph Samuelson an eighteen-year-old proposed the idea that if you could ski on snow then you could ski on water.

Granville T Woods - African American Inventor
Granville T Woods invented improvements to electric railways - air brakes - telephones - telegraphs - egg incubator - amusement park ride.

Granville T Woods - Famous Qoutes
Famous qoutes from Granville T Woods. Page 2.

Famous Quotes from Madam Walker
I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South - From there I was promoted to the washtub - Madam Walker. Page 2.

The History of the Zamboni Invented by Frank Zamboni
Zamboni is the original ice cleaning machine invented by Frank Zamboni.

How Many Women Inventors are There?
How many women inventors are there - until about 1840 only 20 US patents had been issued to women

Easter Egg Photo Gallery
Photo gallery of Easter egg patents and other Easter objects.

Patent for the Hula Hoop
Patent for the Hula Hoop. Inventors. Page 18.

Patent For Improvement in Fastening Pocket Openings - Riveted Jeans
Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis co-patented the process of putting rivets in pants for strength. Page 11.

Candy Company Makes Chocolate Easter Bunnies
Candy Company Makes Chocolate Easter Bunnies. Page 3.

UK's Most Expensive Easter Egg Unveiled
UK's Most Expensive Easter Egg Unveiled. Page 20.

Easter Egg Factory Works Around The Clock To Meet Demand
Easter Egg Factory Works Around The Clock To Meet Demand. Page 21.

Easter Greetings Card
Easter Greetings Card. Inventors. Page 23.

Easter Greetings Card
Easter Greetings Card. Inventors. Page 22.

First Integrated Circuit Invented by Jack Kilby
First Integrated Circuit Invented by Jack Kilby. Page 17.

First Transistor Radio - Regency
First Transistor Radio - Regency. Page 16.

President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll
President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll. Page 12.

Cadbury's Celebrate Creme Egg Season In Covent Garden With The Goo Games
Cadbury's Celebrate Creme Egg Season In Covent Garden With The Goo Games. Page 4.

Easter Chocolate Production At Cadbury
Easter Chocolate Production At Cadbury. Page 5.

Easter Parade Held On Manhattan's 5th Avenue
Easter Parade Held On Manhattan's 5th Avenue. Page 13.

Easter Parade Held On Manhattan's 5th Avenue
Easter Parade Held On Manhattan's 5th Avenue. Page 9.

New Yorkers Show Off Their Finery At Annual Easter Parade
New Yorkers Show Off Their Finery At Annual Easter Parade. Page 11.

Sorbians Prepare Easter Eggs
Sorbians Prepare Easter Eggs. Inventors. Page 7.

New Yorkers Show Off Their Finery At Annual Easter Parade
New Yorkers Show Off Their Finery At Annual Easter Parade. Page 10.

Sorbians Prepare Easter Eggs
Sorbians Prepare Easter Eggs. Inventors. Page 18.

NECCO
A Necco truck - the inventors of conversation hearts

First Crossword Puzzle
Arthur Wynne invented the first crossword puzzle for a newspaper called the New York World. Page 14.

Texas Instruments Speak and Spell
Texas Instruments Speak and Spell. Page 30.

November Calendar Famous Inventions and November Birthdays
Today in history for the November calendar with famous inventions and November birthdays.

November Birthdays - Scientists and Inventors with November Birthdays
Famous scientists and inventors with November birthdays. Who was born on the same day as you. Page 2.

November Birthdays
Famous scientists and inventors with November birthdays. Page 3.

November Birthdays - Inventors
Famous inventors and scientists with November birthdays. Page 4.

Famous Inventions and Inventor Birthdays in August
The month of August famous inventions patents and trademarks and August birthdays.

August Birthdays - Scientists and Inventors with August Birthdays
Famous scientists and inventors with August birthdays. Who was born on the same day as you. Page 2.

August Birthdays
Inventors and scientists with August birthdays. Page 3.

Famous August Birthdays
What mad scientist has the same August birthday. Page 4.

Scientists and Inventors With June Birthdays
Famous scientists and inventors with June birthdays. Who was born on the same day as you. Page 2.

June Birthdays - Inventors and Scientists
Do you share your June birthday with a famous inventor? Check out who was born in June and what they invented. Page 3.

Inventors and Scientists June Birthdays
Famous inventors and scientists with June birthdays. Page 4.

March Calendar of Famous Inventions
The month of March calendar of famous inventions patents and trademark and famous March birthdays

Television is not One Invention
Who invented remote controls and rabbit ears? Page 4.

June Calendar - Famous Events and Birthdays
June events in science and invention history and birthdays.

Scientists and Inventors with March Birthdays
Famous scientists and inventors with March birthdays. Who was born on the same day as you. Page 2.

March Birthdays - Inventors and Scientists with March Birthdays
Famous inventors and scientists with March birthdays. Page 3.

March Birthdays - Inventors & Scientists
Which famous inventor shares your March birthday? Find out here along with what they invented. Page 4.

Inventing Play-Doh - Noah & Joseph McVicker
Play Doh was originally designed as a wallpaper cleaner.

Charles Richter - Inventor of the Richter Magnitude Scale
The Richter Magnitude Scale was invented in 1935 by Charles Richter of the California Institute of Technology as a mathematical device to compare the sizes of earthquakes.

The Richter Magnitude Scale
In 1935 Charles Richter of the California Institute of Technology invented the Richter Magnitude Scale. Page 2.

How a Solid Propellant Rocket Works
Preluding the liquid fueled rocket - this rocket type began with contributions by scientists Zasiadko Constantinov and Congreve.

How a Liquid Propellant Rocket Works
Liquid fueled rockets where first theorized by Tsiolkozski in in 1896. Page 2.

The History of Halloween or Samhain, Day of the Dead
The fantasy and folklore of All Hallows Night, even an event like Halloween or Samhain has inventors working on its behalf.

The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows Night
All Saints Day otherwise known as All Hallows - hallowed means sanctified or holy - continued the ancient Celtic traditions. Page 2.

The History of Suspenders
Who invented suspenders? The first patent ever issued related to suspenders was issued in 1894.

Solar Cells - History and Definition
A solar cell is any device that directly converts the energy in light into electrical energy through the process of photovoltaics.

Famous Inventors and Their Contributions - S Biographies
Biographies of famous inventors - what they invented for the world.

Timeline of Photovoltaics History - 1839 to 1996
Current photovoltaics systems come from the 150-plus years of work done by inventors and scientists like Hertz and Einstein among others.

Photovoltaics Timeline - History of Photovoltaics
Timeline of photovoltaics. Inventors. Page 2.

Electricity Milestones - Electronics Timeline
Timeline - important events in the history of electricity.

Timeline of Electricity
The history of electricity - year by year milestones. Page 2.

Timeline - The Invention of Television
Television was not invented by a single inventor instead many people working together and alone contributed to its evolution.

Timeline Television - From Black and White to Color
In 1928 the first television station license was issued. Page 3.

Early Rockets and Gunpowder - How Fireworks Work
Developed by the ancient Chinese - fireworks are the oldest form of rockets and the most simplistic model of a rocket powered by gunpowder. Page 3.

Timeline Television
Soon after 1900 two major paths in the development of a television system were pursued by different inventors. Page 2.

The History of Shoes
A history covering both shoes and shoe making machinery.

The History of Sneakers
The first rubber soled shoes called plimsolls were developed and manufactured in the United States in the late 1800s. Page 2.

Alex Steinweiss - Who Invented the Album Cover?
Alex Steinweiss changed the look of album covers forever, from plain brown envelopes to illustrated works of art.

B2 Spirit Bomber - Stealth Bomber
B2 bomber - the first B2 Spirit bomber was publicly displayed in 1988.

Robert Oppenheimer - Manhattan Project
Chief among the people who unleashed the power of the atom was Robert Oppenheimer, who oversaw the Manhattan project from conception to completion.

Standards for Drawings - Patent Rules
Patent drawings rules reference material - prepare your drawing sheet correctly and according to standards.

Standards For Drawings - Margins and Views
Patent drawings rules reference material - prepare your drawing sheet correctly. Page 2.

Standards For Drawings - Shading and Line Quality
Make sure you get your views right and learn these rules for patent drawings. Page 3.

Standards For Drawings
Patent drawings rules reference material - prepare your drawing sheet correctly and according to standards. Page 4.

Numbering Your Drawings
Wondering how to number your drawing in your patent? Get your patent in order with these rules. Page 5.

Writing Your Patent Application: Granted Patent Example
This is an example of a patent granted for a improved collapsible tent.

Example: Canadian Patent for a Collapsible Tent Frame
Need help writing the background section of your patent? Check out this example from a Canadian patent for a collapsible tent frame. Page 2.

Example of a Canadian Patent for a Collapsible Tent Frame - Summary
Get help writing the summary of the invention section of your patent by looking at this example from a Canadian patent for a collapsible tent frame. Page 3.

Example of a Patent for a Collapsible Tent Frame- Detailed Description
Get help with the detailed description section of your patent by checking out this example of a Canadian patent for a collapsible tent frame. Page 4.

Sample of a Granted Patent
Need help defining the embodiments of your invention? Check out this sample from a Canadian patent for a collapsible tent frame. Page 5.

Writing Descriptions for a Patent Application
Tips on writing descriptions for a patent application.

Patent Application Tips - Example of a Granted Patent
This is an example of a patent granted for a separable electrical connector.

Example of a Granted Patent
This is an example of a patent granted for a separable electrical connector. Page 2.

Patent Application Tips - Example of a Granted Patent
Check out this summary of the invention for a separable electrical connector patent. Page 3.

How to Write Your Patent
Check out this example of the preferred embodiment section of this granted Canadian patent for separable electrical connector. Page 4.

Layout of a Patent Application
Having trouble writing the embodiments of the invention section of your patent? Check out this example of a granted Canadian patent for a separable electrical connector. Page 5.

Sun Energy - Photovoltics and Photovoltaic Systems
Photovoltaic systems convert light energy into electricity.

History of the Pneumatic Tube and Similar Tools
Pneumatic devices are various tools and instruments that generate and utilize compressed air - The first documented genuine pneumatic tube in the United States is officially listed in a patent issued to Samuel Clegg and Jacob Selvan in 1840

Invention of Polystyrene and Styrofoam
Polystyrene is a strong plastic that can be injected, extruded or blow molded and styrofoam is a popular foam polystyrene packaging.

Who Invented Styrofoam?
What we commonly call styrofoam is actually the most recognizable form of foam polystyrene packaging. Page 2.

The History of Intel
In 1968, Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore were two unhappy engineers working for the Fairchild Semiconductor Company who decided to quit and create their own company Intel.

The Agricultural Revolution
The agricultural revolution was a period of agricultural development between the 18th century and the end of the 19th century, which saw a massive and rapid increase in agricultural productivity and vast improvements in farm technology.

Growth of Agriculture and Technology
The decade of the Civil War serves as a landmark to mark the passing of one period in American life and the beginning of another - especially in agriculture and technology. Page 2.

Francis Cabot Lowell and the Textile Revolution
Early history of the textile industry in America and Francis Cabot Lowell's contributions.

Charles Dickens on Mill Life
Charles Dickens visited Francis Cabot Lowell's mill in the winter of 1842 and recorded his impressions of what he saw there in the fourth chapter of his

History of the Iron Lung or Respirator
The first respirator was called the iron lung invented by Philip Drinker and Louis Agassiz Shaw - who used an iron box and two vacuum cleaners.

Creative Thinking Lesson Plans for Teachers
Lesson plans on creativity and creative thinking - improve your creativity.

Black History Month - African American Inventors, L
Complete research material for black history month - a table of African American inventors and patent holders whose names begin with L.

Inventors and Black History Month
Complete research material for black history month - a table of African American inventors. Page 2.

La-Z-Boy Recliner
La-Z-Boy Recliner. Inventors.

Patent for a President - Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln had a strong interest in new technology and was the only United States President to hold a patent.

Teaching Brainstorming
Lesson plans on inventions and inventive thinking and creativity. Page 2.

Teaching Creativity
Cultivate more creativity and inventive thinking in the classroom with these fun lesson plans. Page 3.

Developing an Invention Idea
Help your students develop their very own invention with these creative lesson plans. Page 4.

Teaching Marketing
Teach students how to develop slogans and jingles with these fun marketing lesson plans. Page 5.

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors & SpaceX Founder
Elon Musk. Inventors.

Inventing the Geiger Counter
Hans Geiger co-invented the Geiger Counter.

Innovations for the Hearing Impaired - Sign Language
No one person invented sign language it evolved world-wide in a natural fashion

Innovations for the Hearing Impaired - TDD Telecommunications Device for the Deaf
TDD is a method of coupling Tele-Typewriters to telephones. Page 2.

Hearing Aids - Innovations for the Hearing Impaired
It is uncertain who invented the first electric hearing aid. Page 3.

Cochlear Implants - Bionic Ear
The cochlear implant is a prosthetic replacement for the inner ear or cochlea. Page 4.

African American Inventors at NASA - Joycelyn Harrison
Joycelyn Harrison is a NASA engineer at the Langley Research Center researching piezoelectric polymer film and developing customized variations of piezoelectric materials

Inventions Patented by Joycelyn Harrison
List of inventions patented by Joycelyn Harrison. Page 2.

Hold It In - The History of Synthetic Marijuana
John Huffman is the reluctant inventor of synthetic marijuana and doesn't understand why anyone would want to smoke it.

Flying Machines - Early History
While air balloons allowed mankind to float, inventors dreamed of making flying machines that would allow mankind to have controlled flight.

Who Invented the Green Garbage Bag? Harry Wasylyk
The familiar green plastic garbage bag was invented by Harry Wasylyk in 1950.

Famous Invention History - B - Famous Invention History
Patent biography and invention history information about famous or new inventions.

Famous Inventors - B
Famous inventors their biographies and their inventions.

Proving Aristotle Was Wrong
Galileo Galilei proved that Aristotle was wrong. Aristotle believed that heavier objects fall to earth faster than lighter ones. Galileo proved that they fall at the same speed.

Galileo Galilei - Work With Magnetism
In an attempt to disprove his contemporaries Gallileo Galilei spent years studying magnetism with armed lodestones

Galileo Galilei - First Refracting Telescope
Galileo Galilei built the first refracting telescope, an instrument of significant military advantage, that he then used to explore the solar system.

Galileo Galilei The Law of the Pendulun
A pictorial history of the inventions and discoveries of Galileo Galilei.

The Thermoscope
Galileo Galilei invented a crude thermometer called the thermoscope in attempt to raise some quick cash.

Galileo Galilei - Military and Surveying Compass
Galileo Galilei was desperately in need of cash to provide for his family when he invented a compass for military and civilian applications.

Filipino Biologist Angel Alcala and Artifical Coral Reefs
Angel Alcala is behind the invention of artifical coral reefs to be used for fisheries in Southeast Asia.

Eduardo Quisumbing - Filipino Botanist
Eduardo Quisumbing was a noted expert in the medicinal plants of the Philippines.

The History of the Electric Blanket
The electric blanket was invented sometime in the early 1900s In 1936 the first automatic electric blanket was invented.

Decline and Rise of Electric Cars From 1930 to 1990
In the history of electric vehicles, electric cars had all but disappeared by 1935, the years following until the 1960s were dead years for development. Why?

Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and the Statue of Liberty
Information on the life and design of Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Statue of Liberty designer and creator of many monumental sculptures

The History of Ultrasound in Medicine
George Ludwig and John Wild are credited for pioneering the use of medical ultrasound, which is widely used for obstetric imaging.

Do You Know Who Really Invented the Wheelbarrow?
They changed the way we work. But do you know who really invented the wheelbarrow? A prime minister from Ancient China did!

Easter Celebrations Origins and Customs
Easter celebrations are held on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25 - learn how the traditions and customs of easter eggs and bunnies started.

Easter Eggs Rolling
In England Germany and some other countries children rolled Easter eggs down hills on Easter morning. Page 2.

The Life of Thomas Edison
Biography of Thomas Edison, early life, his marriages, and major inventions

Thomas Edison - First Business Ventures
The life of Thomas Edison, his first business and marriage partnerships and the opening of Menlo Park. Page 2.

Thomas Edison and the New Electrical Lighting Industry
Thomas Edison and the history of electrical lighting. Page 3.

Thomas Edison and the Motion Picture Industry
Thomas Edison' role in the history of motion pictures. Page 4.

The Final Years of Thomas Edison
Biography of Thomas Edison - his last years. Page 5.

Oliver Evans - Steam Engines and Mills
Millwright and inventor, Oliver Evans pioneered the high pressure steam engine.

History of Ice Cream
Ice cream is often called The Great American Dessert find out the history behind ice cream - sundaes and cones.

History of Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip
Mayonnaise was invented in 1756.

History of the Black Box (Flight Data Recorder)
David Warren lost his father to a plane crash as a child, and he grew up to invent the flight data recorder.

Leo Baekeland and Bakelite: The Plastics Revolution
In 1907 Leo Baekeland ushered in the age of plastic when he introduced Bakelite, the first commercially-available synthetic plastic.

Copyright Notice and the Use of the Copyright Symbol
Copyright notice and how to correctly use the copyright symbol.

Use of the Copyright Symbol
Inventors. Page 2.

Nicholas Copernicus - Copernican System
Astronomer Nicholas Copernicus proved that the sun was the center of the solar system and that the earth was shaped like round balls - Martin Behaim invented the first globe.

Definition of a Plant Patent
What is a plant patent? Inventors.

Disclosure - Intellectual Property Term Definition
Disclosure is an intellectual property term that means one of two things.

How to File for a Design Patent
Design patent - how to apply for a design patent.

Design Patent - The Claim - Drawings and Photographs
Design patent - making the claim can you use a photograph or drawing if so in black and white or color. Page 2.

Design Patent - How To Shade Correctly
Design patent - how to shade the drawings and use broken lines. Page 3.

Design Patent - Putting Your Application Into Order
Design patent - make great drawings - format your application correctly - hire a professional when necessary. Page 4.

Design Patent - Passing The Examination
After you submit your application for a design patent - the examination process begins. Page 5.

Famous Inventors - D Biographies
History and biographies on the patent achievements of famous inventors.

History Of Bullet Proof Vests
The history of body armor and bullet proof vests available for use by law enforcement and police for protection - ballistic resistant bullet proof vests are manufacturered from space age materials.

Kevlar Bullet Proof Vests
Designs developed of a bullet proof vest made of seven layers of Kevlar fabric. Page 2.

List of Famous Inventions B
Patent biography and history information about famous inventions.

Beauty Related Inventions - History of Makeup
The history and future of beauty products

Famous Inventors: Names Beginning With a B
The famous inventors and inventions of history - listed wih patents and biographies.

Inventors with Surnames B
Famous inventors whose last names started with B. Page 2.

Luther Burbank - Agricultural Inventor - Profile
Luther Burbank held several plant patents on different types of potatoes including the Idaho potato and other fruits and vegetables

The Basics of Copyright Registration
How to register your copyright and the basics about copyright law. Understand how to file an application yourself and what advantages that formal registration will have.

Advantages To Registering A Copyright
What are the advantages of registering a copyright. Do I have protection if I don't file? Page 2.

The Procedure for Copyright Registration
The procedure for copyright registration, it's not all that hard to do, but get it right the first time. Page 3.

Tips For Making Sure Your Copyright Registration Application Is Accepted
Tips for making sure that your copyright registration application is accepted. Get it to the copyright office in the right form. Page 4.

Made in Canada - the History of Canadian Inventor
Canadian inventors have patented more than one million inventions yet few people can name one Canadian inventor or accomplishment.

Canadian Inventors and Inventions
Did you know the zipper was invented in Canada? Find that and more in this list of Canadian inventions. Page 2.

History of Christmas Lights and Trees
The history of Christmas lights and the tradition of lighting Christmas trees.

History of the Battery
Alessandro Volta invented the first battery, the history and timeline of the electric battery.

What is Creativity?
If there is one thing that an innovative person needs to improve their performance it's creativity. What is creativity? How do you increase your ability to creative?

The Quotes of Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell invented the first practical telephone and is best known for his quote, which was the first voice transimission over the newly invented telephone, Bell is quotes as saying,

Stories about Great Thinkers and Inventors
Lesson plans - stories about great thinkers and inventors that will inspire you.

Young Inventors
By the age of six Thomas Edison's experiments with fire were said to have cost his father a barn. Page 2.

Great Women Inventors - Inventive Thinking & Creativity
It is not surprising that up until the mid 20th Century women's inventions were often related to childcare housewor and healthcare all traditional female occupations. Page 3.

Minority Inventors
Between 1863 and 1913 - 1,200 inventions were patented by minority inventors. Page 4.

Early History of African American Inventors
Thomas Jennings born in 1791 is believed to have been the first African American inventor to receive a patent for an invention

Innovative African-American Inventors
What were African American inventors inventing during the 19th and early 20th centuries? Page 2.

Famous African American Inventors of the 19th Century
What were African American inventors inventing during the 19th and early 20th centuries? Page 3.

African American Inventors and Medicine
Patricia Bath invented a method for removing cataract lenses, Charles Drew invented the blood bank, Percy Julian synthesized cortisone for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Page 4.

Contemporary African American Inventors
What are contemporary African American scientists and inventors achieving today? Page 5.

Inventor Henry Blair and His Patents
Henry Blair was the second black inventor issued a patent by the United States Patent Office.

Janet Emerson Bashen Biography - Bashen Corporation
In January 2006, Janet Emerson Bashen became the first African-American female to hold a patent for a software invention

Common Myths About Famous Black Inventors
What is the truth about patents held by historical black inventors.

Henry Baker - Uncovering Black Inventors
What we know about early African American innovators comes mostly from the work of Henry Baker. Page 2.

History of April Fool's Day and Joke Inventions
Some people didn't believe the change in the date so they continued to celebrate New Year's Day on April first - others played tricks on them and called them April fools.

History of Automatic Teller Machines or ATM
Luther Simjian invented the first ATM machine or hole in the wall banking.

The ATM Machine of John Shepherd Barron - Inventor of the PIN Number
In 1967 John Shepherd Barron invented and installed a slightly radioactive ATM in London - he also invented the PIN number. Page 2.

Don Wetzel - History of the ATM Machine and Don Wetzel
Don Wetzel was the inventor of a successful automated teller machine or ATM in the USA. Page 3.

Face for a Snowman
Have you ever really looked at a snowman with an expression only a mother could love. Page 11.

Games Snowman Play
The snowman likes to play mini games that end before he melts. Page 24.

Macrame Frame Snowman
This snowman turns into macrame. Inventors. Page 23.

Snow Mold
Snow Mold. Inventors. Page 25.

Snow Mold
You need help molding your snow? Page 6.

Snowman Accessory Kit
Snowman Accessory Kit. Inventors. Page 14.

Accessory Kit For a Snowman
Snowman Accessory Kit. Inventors. Page 13.

Snowman Accessory Kit
What goes into a Snowman accessory kit. Page 12.

Can a Snowman Serve Drinks?
Well this snowman can serve you your favorite beverage. Page 8.

Snowman Doll
The inventor has created an toy snowman. Page 21.

Snowman Hat
You can hide things in this lovely snowman hat. Page 10.

Snowman Becomes a Mailbox
Will a letter to Santa get there faster if the mailbox looks like a snowman? Page 20.

Snowman Mold
Make a snowman the easy way. Inventors. Page 5.

Snowman Ornament
The snowman lurks as an ornament. Page 22.

Snowman Photo
The snowman sits in a basket and waves. Page 16.

Snowman Trademarks
Snowman Trademarks. Inventors. Page 15.

Snowman Trademarks
Snowman Trademarks. Inventors. Page 17.

Snoboy
Famous trademark of Snoboy. Inventors. Page 18.

Mr Freeze
The famous trademark of Mr Freeze. Page 2.

Snowman Trademarks
Snowman Trademarks. Inventors. Page 3.

Snowman Trademarks
Snowman Trademarks. Inventors. Page 19.

Can a Snowman Pick Up Leaves?
This snowman likes to gather leaves, makes room for the snow. Page 9.

Are Snowmen Flexible?
How do snowmen shape things to their liking? Page 4.

Ornamental Child's Pillow in the Fanciful Form of a Snowman
Ornamental Child's Pillow in the Fanciful Form of a Snowman. Page 7.

Worlds Largest Snowman
According to the Guinness book of records the world's largest snowman is actually a snow woman.

The Invention of Snowman
Enjoy these strange and wonderful pictures of snowmen from actually patents, real trademarks, and other incredible images.

The Invention of Snowman
Enjoy these strange and wonderful pictures of snowmen from actually patents, real trademarks, and other incredible images.

The Invention of Snowman
Enjoy these strange and wonderful pictures of snowmen from actually patents, real trademarks, and other incredible images.

Florida Famous People - Florida Inventors
What famous people come from Florida?

Idaho Famous People - Idaho Inventors
What famous people come from Idaho?

Missouri Famous People - Missouri Inventors
What famous people come from Missouri?

Famous Inventors from New Mexico
What famous inventors, entrepreneurs, and other important figures come from New Mexico?

The Story of Benjamin Franklin: Birth & Early Childhood
The life and times of Benjamin Franklin, beginning with his parents, his birth, his childhood and his eventual move from Boston to Philadelphia.

The History of Benjamin Franklin (Publisher & Printer)
Benjamin Franklin as a publisher and printer. Page 2.

The History of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin founded several famous newspapers. Page 3.

Benjamin Franklin and Electricity (The Kite Experiment)
Benjamin Franklin's experiments with electricity. Page 4.

Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin Franklin and his Scientific Reputation
Benjamin Franklin's scientific reputation has grown with the years. Page 5.

Benjamin Franklin and The History of the Colonies
Benjamin Franklin and his times with the post office in the colonies.

Benjamin Franklin - Statesman Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin and fought for the American colonies. Page 2.

Benjamin Franklin - The History of Benjamin Franklin's Final Years
Benjamin Franklin and his final years. Page 3.

History of Electricity - Early Inventors and Innovators
The foundations of modern electrical science were definitely established in the Elizabethan Age.

Joseph Henry - Power and History of Electricity
Joseph Henry worked on an early telegraph and magnetic engine. Page 2.

History of Electricity - First Electric Cars Generators and Street Lights
Learn who in the history of electricity History was behind the first electric cars generators and street l;ights. Page 3.

History of Electricity - Thomas Edison
Early life of Thomas Edison - work with telegraph. Page 4.

Thomas Edison Improves The Stock Ticker
Thomas Edison improves the stock ticker and the dynamo. Page 5.

How Flight Control Systems Stabilize Rockets
Learn what makes a rocket's flight pattern stable or unstable and about the various methods used throughout history to correct instability.

The History of Early Fireworks, Rockets and Weapons of War
Today's rockets and weaponry have roots deep in the technology of the past. They’ve evolved through thousands of years of experimentation and research.

Barbed Wire Fence
Lovely photo of a barbed wire fence. Page 3.

Barbed Wire
Barbed Wire. Inventors. Page 2.

Collage of Barbed Wire Images
Collage of Barbed Wire Images. Inventors.

Barbed Wire - Photos of Barbed Wire
Gallery of patents and photos of barbed wire.

Basket of Chocolate Foil Wrapped Easter Eggs
Basket of chocolate easter eggs. Inventors. Page 19.

Dying Easter Eggs
Dying Easter Eggs. Inventors. Page 27.

Painted Easter Eggs
Painted Easter Eggs. Inventors. Page 6.

Shopper Picks out an Easter Egg
Shopper Picks out an Easter Egg. Inventors. Page 2.

Easter Eggs from the Ukraine
Easter Eggs from the Ukraine. Inventors. Page 8.

Germany Easter
A woman walks among giant Easter eggs coloured in the numerical progression of colours within the colour spectrum at the Arkaden shopping mall on March 22, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. Easter is among the main religious holidays in Germany. Page 14.

Dying Easter Eggs
Dying Easter Eggs. Inventors. Page 26.

Method of Coloring Easter Eggs
Method of Coloring Easter Eggs. Inventors. Page 24.

Tie-dyeing Easter Eggs
Tie-dyeing Easter Eggs. Inventors. Page 25.

Easter Egg Photo Gallery
Photo gallery of Easter egg patents and other Easter objects.

Easter Egg Photo Gallery
Photo gallery of Easter egg patents and other Easter objects.

Valentine Day Special - Heart Shaped Patents
Valentine inventions and heart shaped patents for romance.

Valentine Day Special - Heart Shaped Pizza Pan
The ornamental design for a heart shaped pizza pan.

Valentine Day Special - Valentine Candy Box
A design for a heart shaped gift box that could hold candy.

Valentine Day Special - The Love Box
Dale Ledman and George Spector of New York invented the love box

Valentine Day Special - The Love Clock
The love clock with a valentine face was invented by Ormond McGill

Valentine Day Special - Cupicorn - The Love Unicorn
The love unicorn adorned with valentines was invented by John Herndon

Valentine Day Special - Long Stemmed Valentine Card
An ornamental design for a long stemmed Valentine card.

1919 Globe
Helen Johns Kirtland leaning on a globe. Page 3.

James Wilson's American Globes
In 1827 James Wilson brought his globes down to Washington to display to Congress. Page 6.

Mars Viking Image Mosaic Globe
Project sheet with instructions for creating the Viking and Global Surveyor Mars globes using tennis balls. Page 8.

Three-Dimensional Model Map
An unusual example of a three-dimensional model is this map of the Crown Prince Islands in Disco Bay on the west coast of Greenland. Page 4.

Boy looking at store window display of toys
Boy looking at store window display of toys

Boy playing with toy horse, cannon, and soldier.
Boy playing with toy horse, cannon, and soldier. Page 3.

Boy with mechanical toy
Boy with mechanical toy. Inventors. Page 2.

Gameboard
Gameboard showing people involved in moral and immoral situations. Page 15.

Girls with Toys
Portrait of Peggy Senese and Esther Bell sitting on tables covered with toys in a room in Chicago, Illinois. Senese is holding a toy horn to her mouth, and Bell is holding a model airplane. Toy automobiles, trucks, dolls, and assorted toys are sitting on the tables. Page 17.

Two old men in toy workshop.
Two old men in toy workshop. Inventors. Page 16.

1961 Ken Doll
1961 Ken Doll. Inventors. Page 20.

1969 Christie Doll - Multi Ethnic Dolls Join The Mattel Barbie Doll Family
The 1969 Christie Doll was the first African American doll introduced into Mattel Barbie Doll family. Page 22.

1979 Barbie Dream House
1979 Barbie Dream House. Inventors. Page 23.

1980 African American Barbie Doll
1980 African American Barbie. Inventors. Page 24.

1980 Hispanic Barbie
1980 Hispanic Barbie. Inventors. Page 25.

1990s Barbie & Ken
1990s Barbie & Ken. Inventors. Page 26.

2008 Barbie 3-Story Dream House
2008 Barbie 3-Story Dream House. Inventors. Page 27.

2008 Barbie Doll as a TV Chef
2008 Barbie Doll as a TV Chef. Inventors. Page 28.

Barbie Doll 1960 Dream House
Barbie Doll 1960 Dream House. Inventors. Page 21.

The First Barbie Doll (1959)
The first Barbie doll shown at New York Toy Fair in 1959. The original Barbie sold for $3. Fashions were sold separately priced from $1 to $5. Page 19.

Sweet Talkin Ken
Sweet Talkin Ken. Inventors. Page 29.

Cecchi Seismograph
The record obtained by a Cecchi seismograph at Moncalieri, Italy, on February 23, 1887. Page 6.

Chang Heng's Dragon Jar
Chang Heng's Dragon Jar. Inventors.

James Forbes Seismometer
James Forbes Seismometer. Inventors. Page 2.

Luigi Palmieri of Italy
In 1855 Luigi Palmieri of Italy designed a mercury seismometer. Page 4.

Robert Mallet - 1851 Seismoscope
Robert Mallet - 1851 Seismoscope. Page 3.

Inventors
Inventors. Page 5.

Photo Gallery - History of Seismometry
Illustrated history of the innovations surrounding earthquake study.

E.F Anderson - Toy Patent
E.F Anderson - Toy Patent. Inventors. Page 5.

Electronic Game
Electronic Game. Inventors. Page 9.

Family Relationship Card Game
Family Relationship Card Game. Inventors. Page 8.

H Senior - Weeping Doll
H Senior - Weeping Doll. Inventors. Page 7.

Meccano
Instruction book for the 1956 Meccano No 7 and 8 Outfits. Page 18.

Nintendo Game Boy Patent
Nintendo Game Boy Patent. Inventors. Page 11.

Patent for a Electronic Game Display 2
Patent for a Electronic Game Display. Page 10.

System for Playing Cards Remotely
System for Playing Cards Remotely. Page 12.

Patent for Yo-Yo
Ups and downs of yo-yo's. Inventors. Page 4.

C.H. Westcott - Toy Building Block
C.H. Westcott - Toy Building Block. Page 6.

Toys, Toys, Toys!
Toy advertisement. Inventors. Page 13.

Photo Gallery - Famous Toy & Patents
Photo gallery of famous toys and patents.

Photo Gallery - Famous Toy & Patents
Photo gallery of famous toys and patents.

Photo Gallery - Famous Toy & Patents
Photo gallery of famous toys and patents.

1886 Mousetrap
1886 Mousetrap. Inventors. Page 3.

1917 Mousetrap
1917 Mousetrap. Inventors. Page 7.

1950 Mousetrap
1950 Mousetrap. Inventors. Page 10.

1968 Mousetrap
1968 Mousetrap. Inventors. Page 11.

1980 Mousetrap
1980 Mousetrap. Inventors. Page 6.

Abraham Lincoln's Patent
Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. president to receive a patent. Page 3.

Alexander Graham Bell - Telephone Patent
United States Patent issued to Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. Page 4.

An Wang Patent
An Wang patented pulse transfer controlling devices. Page 15.

First Patent Granted
The First Patent Granted in the United States. Page 2.

First Plant Patent
The first plant patent was granted to Henry Bosenberg for a climbing or trailing rose. Page 14.

George Washington Carver Patent
George Washington Carver. Inventors. Page 13.

Granville T Woods Patent for Electric Railway
Granville T Woods Patent for Electric Railway. Page 8.

Famous Magician Harry Houdini - Also an Inventor
Famous magician Harry Houdini was also an inventor. Page 10.

Lewis Howard Latimer - Patent for Electric Lamp
Lewis Howard Latimer - Patent for Electric Lamp. Page 7.

Thomas Alva Edison - Patent for Electro Light
Thomas Alva Edison didnot invent the light bulb rather he improved upon a 50-year-old idea. Page 6.

Orville and Wilbur Wright Patent for Flying Machine
Orville and Wilbur Wright Patent for Flying Machine. Page 9.

Philip Leder - Transgenic Non-Human Mammals = Patenting Life
Philip Leder transgenic non-human mammals. Page 21.

Phillip Stevens
Phillip Stevens invented a new nozzle to control delivery of propellants from rocket motors. Page 19.

Garrett A Morgan Traffic Light Patent
Garrett A Morgan Traffic Light Patent. Page 12.

Article 1 Section 8 Clause 8 of the US Constitution
Article 1 Section 8 Clause 8 of the US Constitution that concerns patents.

Ysidro Martinez
Ysidro Martinez' invention of a below-the-knee prosthesis avoids some of the problems associated with conventional artificial limbs. Page 20.