Inventor Authors

Edwin Armstrong
American Inventor
Edwin Howard Armstrong was an American electrical engineer and inventor. He has been called "the most prolific and influential inventor in radio history". Wikipedia
Leo Baekeland
Belgian Inventor
Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland was a Belgium born, American chemist who invented Velox photographic paper and Bakelite , an inexpensive, nonflammable, versatile, and popular plastic, which marked the beginning of the modern plastics industry. Wikipedia
Leonard Bailey
American Inventor
Leonard Bailey was a toolmaker/inventor from Massachusetts, USA, who in the mid-to-late nineteenth century patented several features of woodworking equipment. Wikipedia
Rick Baker
American Inventor
Pierre Beaumarchais
French Inventor
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was a French playwright, watchmaker, inventor, musician, diplomat, fugitive, spy, publisher, horticulturalist, arms dealer, satirist, financier, and revolutionary . Wikipedia
Alexander Graham Bell
Scottish Inventor
Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Wikipedia
Harold Stephen Black
American Inventor
Harold Stephen Black was an American electrical engineer, who revolutionized the field of applied electronics by inventing the negative feedback amplifier in 1927. Wikipedia
Amar Bose
American Inventor
Amar Gopal Bose is an American entrepreneur, electrical engineer and sound engineer. He is the founder and chairman of Bose Corporation. Wikipedia
Tim Bray
Canadian Inventor
Timothy William Bray is a Canadian software developer and entrepreneur. He co-founded Open Text Corporation and Antarctica Systems. Bray was also one of the main authors of the original XML specification. Wikipedia
Isambard K. Brunel
British Inventor
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS , was an English mechanical and civil engineer who built dockyards, the Great Western Railway, a series of steamships including the first propeller-driven transatlantic steamship and numerous important bridges and... Wikipedia
Vinton Cerf
American Inventor
Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf is an American computer scientist, who is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet", sharing this title with American computer scientist Bob Kahn. Wikipedia
James Chalmers
Scottish Inventor
Colin Chapman
English Inventor
Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman CBE was an influential English design engineer, inventor, and builder in the automotive industry, and founder of Lotus Cars. Wikipedia
Walter Chrysler
American Inventor
Walter Percy Chrysler was an American automotive industry executive and founder of the Chrysler Corporation. Wikipedia
Henri Coanda
Romanian Inventor
Henri Marie Coanda was a Romanian inventor, aerodynamics pioneer and builder of an experimental aircraft, the Coanda-1910 described by Coanda in the mid-1950s as the world's first jet, a controversial claim disputed by some and supported by others. Wikipedia
Peter Cooper
American Inventor
Peter Cooper was an American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States. He designed and built the first steam locomotive in the U.S. Wikipedia
Alan Cox
Welsh Inventor
Alan Cox is a British computer programmer who maintained the 2.2 branch of the Linux kernel and continues to be heavily involved in the development of the Linux kernel, an association that dates back to 1991. Wikipedia
Melvil Dewey
American Inventor
Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey was an American librarian and educator, inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification, and a founder of the Lake Placid Club. Wikipedia
Rudolf Diesel
German Inventor
Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel was a German inventor and mechanical engineer, famous for the invention of the Diesel engine. Wikipedia
Ray Dolby
American Inventor
Ray Dolby is an American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR. He was also a co-inventor of video tape recording while at Ampex. He is the founder of Dolby Laboratories. Wikipedia
George Eastman
American Inventor
George Eastman was an American innovator and entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. Wikipedia
Thomas A. Edison
American Inventor
Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Wikipedia
Douglas Engelbart
American Inventor
Douglas "Doug" Carl Engelbart is an American inventor, and an early computer and internet pioneer. Wikipedia
John Ericsson
Swedish Inventor
John Ericsson was a Swedish-American inventor and mechanical engineer, as was his brother Nils Ericson. He was born at Långbanshyttan in Värmland, Sweden, but primarily came to be active in England and the United States. Wikipedia
Oliver Evans
American Inventor
Oliver Evans was an American inventor. Evans was born in Newport, Delaware to a family of Welsh settlers. At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to a wheelwright. Wikipedia
John Ambrose Fleming
English Inventor
Sir John Ambrose Fleming FRS was an English electrical engineer and physicist. He is known for inventing the first thermionic valve or vacuum tube, the diode, then called the kenotron in 1904. He is also famous for the left hand rule . Wikipedia
Lee De Forest
American Inventor
Lee de Forest was an American inventor with over 180 patents to his credit. De Forest invented the Audion, a vacuum tube that takes relatively weak electrical signals and amplifies them. Wikipedia
Leon Foucault
French Inventor
Jean Bernard Léon Foucault was a French physicist best known for the invention of the Foucault pendulum, a device demonstrating the effect of the Earth's rotation. Wikipedia
Jacque Fresco
American Inventor
Jacque Fresco , is an American self-taught structural designer, architectural designer, concept artist, educator, and futurist. Wikipedia
R. Buckminster Fuller
American Inventor
Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. Wikipedia
Hugo Gernsback
American Inventor
Hugo Gernsback , born Hugo Gernsbacher, was a Luxembourgian American inventor, writer, editor, and magazine publisher, best known for publications including the first science fiction magazine. Wikipedia
Charles Goodyear
American Inventor
Charles Goodyear was an American inventor who developed a process to vulcanize rubber in 1839-a method that he perfected while living and working in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1844, and for which he received patent number 3633 from the United... Wikipedia
Elisha Gray
American Inventor
Elisha Gray was an American electrical engineer who co-founded the Western Electric Manufacturing Company. Wikipedia
Wilson Greatbatch
Inventor
Wilson Greatbatch was an American engineer and inventor. He held more than 350 patents and was a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Lemelson-MIT Prize. Wikipedia
John Robert Gregg
American Inventor
John Robert Gregg was an educator, publisher, humanitarian, and the inventor of the eponymous shorthand system Gregg Shorthand. Wikipedia
Lori Greiner
American Inventor
Lori Greiner is an American inventor, entrepreneur, and television personality. Wikipedia
Gary Gygax
American Inventor
Ernest Gary Gygax was an American writer and game designer best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons with Dave Arneson. Gygax has been described as the father of D&D. Wikipedia
John Harrison
English Inventor
John Harrison was a self-educated English carpenter and later a clockmaker. Wikipedia
Jeff Hawkins
American Inventor
Jeffrey Hawkins is the founder of Palm Computing and Handspring . Wikipedia
Andy Hertzfeld
American Inventor
Andy Hertzfeld is an American computer scientist and inventor who was a member of the original Apple Macintosh development team during the 1980s. Wikipedia
Rowland Hill
English Inventor
Frank Hornby
English Inventor
Frank Hornby was an English inventor, businessman and politician. Wikipedia
Robert Jarvik
American Inventor
Robert Koffler Jarvik, M.D. is an American scientist, researcher and entrepreneur known for his role in developing the Jarvik-7 artificial heart. Wikipedia
Mikhail Kalashnikov
Russian Inventor
Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov is a Russian small arms designer, most famous for developing the AK-47, AKM, and AK-74 assault rifles. Wikipedia
Dean Kamen
American Inventor
Dean L. Kamen is an American entrepreneur and inventor from New Hampshire. Wikipedia
Charles Kettering
American Inventor
Charles Franklin Kettering was an American inventor, engineer, businessman, and the holder of 186 patents. He was a founder of Delco, and was head of research at General Motors from 1920 to 1947. Wikipedia
Ray Kurzweil
American Inventor
Raymond "Ray" Kurzweil is an American author, inventor, futurist, and director of engineering at Google. Wikipedia
Edwin Land
American Inventor
Edwin Herbert Land, ForMemRS, FRPS, Hon.MRI was an American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. Wikipedia
Bill Lear
American Inventor
William Powell Lear was an American inventor and businessman. He is best known for founding the Lear Jet Corporation, a manufacturer of business jets. Wikipedia
Tim Berners Lee
English Inventor
Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA , also known as "TimBL," is a British computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. Wikipedia
Tim Berners-Lee
English Inventor
Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA , also known as "TimBL," is a British computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. Wikipedia
Robert Metcalfe
American Inventor
Robert Melancton "Bob" Metcalfe is an electrical engineer from the United States who co-invented Ethernet, founded 3Com and formulated Metcalfe's Law. As of January 2006, he is a general partner of Polaris Venture Partners. Wikipedia
Paul Moody
American Inventor
Robert Moog
American Inventor
Robert Arthur "Bob" Moog , founder of Moog Music, was an American pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Wikipedia
Samuel Morse
American Inventor
Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American inventor. He contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs, was a co-inventor of the Morse code, and also an accomplished painter. Wikipedia
William Thomas Green Morton
American Inventor
William Thomas Green Morton was an American dentist who first publicly demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic in 1846. Wikipedia
James Naismith
Canadian Inventor
James Naismith was a Canadian-American sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891 and is often credited with introducing the first football helmet. Wikipedia
James Nasmyth
Scottish Inventor
James Hall Nasmyth was a Scottish engineer and inventor famous for his development of the steam hammer. He was the co-founder of Nasmyth, Gaskell and Company manufacturers of machine tools. Wikipedia
Bernard Palissy
French Inventor
Bernard Palissy was a French Huguenot potter, hydraulics engineer and craftsman, famous for having struggled for sixteen years to imitate Chinese porcelain. Wikipedia
Isaac Pitman
English Inventor
Sir Isaac Pitman , an Englishman knighted in 1894, developed the most widely used system of shorthand, known now as Pitman shorthand. He first proposed this in Stenographic Soundhand in 1837. Wikipedia
John Romero
American Inventor
Alfonso John Romero is a director, designer, programmer, and developer in the video game industry. He is best known as a co-founder of id Software and was a designer for many of their games, including Wolfenstein 3D, Dangerous Dave, Doom and Quake. Wikipedia
Erno Rubik
Hungarian Inventor
Erno Rubik is a Hungarian inventor, architect and professor of architecture. He is best known for the invention of mechanical puzzles including Rubik's Cube , Rubik's Magic, Rubik's Magic: Master Edition, Rubik's Snake and Rubik's 360. Wikipedia
David Sarnoff
American Inventor
David Sarnoff was a Belarusian-born American businessman and pioneer of American radio and television. Wikipedia
George Stephenson
English Inventor
George Stephenson was an English civil engineer and mechanical engineer who built the first public inter-city railway line in the world to use steam locomotives, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway which opened in 1830. Wikipedia
Nikola Tesla
Inventor
Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electrical supply system. Wikipedia
Leon Theremin
Russian Inventor
Lev Sergeyevich Termen was a Russian and Soviet inventor. He is most famous for his invention of the theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments, and the first to be mass produced. Wikipedia
Brian Walker
American Inventor
Josiah Warren
American Inventor
Josiah Warren was an individualist anarchist, inventor, musician, and author in the United States. Wikipedia
George Westinghouse
American Inventor
George Westinghouse, Jr was an American entrepreneur and engineer who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry. Wikipedia
Eli Whitney
American Inventor
Eli Whitney was an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. This was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and shaped the economy of the Antebellum South. Wikipedia
Frank Whittle
English Inventor
Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, OM, KBE, CB, FRS, Hon FRAeS was a British Royal Air Force engineer officer. He is credited with single handedly inventing the turbojet engine. Wikipedia
Orville Wright
American Inventor
The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur , were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who were credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained... Wikipedia
Wilbur Wright
American Inventor
The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur , were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who were credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained... Wikipedia
Konrad Zuse
German Inventor
Konrad Zuse was a German civil engineer, inventor and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the world's first functional program-controlled Turing-complete computer, the Z3, which became operational in May 1941. Wikipedia