Content tagged "Patents History"

Patent for Bread-Toaster Issued October 18, 1921

Charles P. Strite, born in Minneapolis, Minn., received patent #1,394,450 on October 18, 1921 for the bread-toaster. During World War I, Strite worked in a manufacturing plant in...

Kodak Film Patent Issued October 14, 1884

George Eastman, who was born in Waterville, N.Y., received patent #306,594 on October 14, 1884 for photographic film. Eastman's invention revolutionized photography by using coated...

Patent for Xerox Technology Issued October 6, 1942

Chester F. Carlson, considered the father of xerographic printing, received patent #2,297,691 on October 6, 1942 for electrophotography. Carlson's invention, the first method of...

Cardiac Pacemaker Patent Issued October 9, 1962

On October 9, 1962, Wilson Greatbatch received patent #3,057,356 for the cardiac pacemaker. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Greatbatch's innovation was selected in 1983 by the National...

Television Patent Issued August 26, 1930

On August 26, 1930, Philo Taylor Farnsworth received patent #1,773,980 for the first television system. Farnsworth, who was born in Beaver, Utah, produced the first all-electric...

First U.S. Patent Issued Today in 1790

On July 31, 1790 Samuel Hopkins was issued the first patent for a process of making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer. The patent was signed by President George Washington....