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The National Inventors Hall of Fame

The Inventors Hall of Fame, located in Akron, Ohio, was established in 1973 by the National Council of Patent Law Associations, now the National Council of Intellectual Property Law Associations, and the Patent and Trademark Office of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The year of induction is in parentheses at the end of the entry.

Edward Goodrich Acheson

Robert Adler

Herman Affel

Ernst Alexanderson

Andrew Alford

Luis Walter Alvarez

Edwin Armstrong

George H. Babcock

Leo Hendrik Baekeland

Rodney Bagley

Matthias Baldwin

Robert Banks

Frederick Banting

Paul Baran

John Bardeen

C. Donald Bateman

Arnold O. Beckman

S. Joseph Begun

Alexander Graham Bell

Ruth Benerito

Willard Harrison Bennett

Emile Berliner

Henry Bessemer

Charles Best

Gerd Karl Binnig

Forest M. Bird

Clarence Birdseye

Harold Stephen Black

Samuel Blum

Baruch Blumberg

Nils Bohlin

Karl Bosch

Amar Bose

Robert W. Bower

Herbert W. Boyer

Willard Boyle

Walter H. Brattain

Rachel Fuller Brown

Luther Burbank

Joseph H. Burckhalter

William Seward Burroughs

William Meriam Burton

Vannevar Bush

Marvin Camras

Chester F. Carlson

Wallace Hume Carothers

Willis Haviland Carrier

George Carruthers

George Washington Carver

Frank Cepollina

Vinton Cerf

Daryl Chapin

Emmett Chappelle

John Charnley

Stanley N. Cohen

Frank B. Colton

James Collip

Lloyd H. Conover

William D. Coolidge

Harry Coover

Frederick G. Cottrell

Wallace Coulter

Seymour Cray

Glenn Curtiss

David Cushman

Raymond V. Damadian

Donald Davies

Mark Dean

John Deere

Lee de Forest

Robert Heath Dennard

Rudolf Diesel

Walt Disney

Carl Djerassi

Ray Dolby

Herbert Henry Dow

Charles Stark Draper

Graham J. Durant

George Eastman

John Presper Eckert, Jr.

Harold E. Edgerton

Thomas Alva Edison

Willem Einthoven

Gertrude Belle Elion

John Colin Emmett

Douglas Engelbart

John Ericsson

Lloyd Espenschied

Oliver Evans

Maxime Faget

Federico Faggin

Philo Taylor Farnsworth

James L. Fergason

Enrico Fermi

Reginald A. Fessenden

Edith Flanigen

Thomas J. Fogarty

Henry Ford

Jay W. Forrester

John Franz

Alfred Free

Helen Murray Free

Calvin Fuller

Robert Gallo

C. Robin Ganellin

Edmund Germer

Ivan Getting

John Gibbon

Charles P. Ginsburg

Robert Hutchings Goddard

William Goddard

Leopold Godowsky, Jr.

Peter Goldmark

Charles Goodyear

Robert Gore

Gordon Gould

Wilson Greatbatch

Leonard Michael Greene

Leroy Grumman

Robert Gundlach

Fritz Haber

Charles Martin Hall

Lloyd Hall

Robert N. Hall

William Edward Hanford

Elizabeth Lee Hazen

M. Stephen Heilman

William R. Hewlett

Rene Alphonse Higonnet

Maurice Hilleman

James Hillier

Richard Hoe

Marcian Edward Hoff“Ted”, Jr.

Felix Hoffmann

John Paul Hogan

Herman Hollerith

Donald Fletcher Holmes

Nick Holoynak

Benjamin Holt

Leroy Hood

Erna Hoover

Eugene Houdry

Godfrey Hounsfield

Elias Howe

J. Franklin Hyde

Ali Javan

Alec Jeffreys

Amos Joel

Clarence Johnson

Percy Lavon Julian

Robert Kahn

Charles Kaman

Dean Kamen

Donald Keck

Charles D. Kelman

Charles Franklin Kettering

Jack S. Kilby

Dale Kleist

Willem J. Kolff

Paul Kollsman

William J. Kroll

Raymond Kurzweil

Stephanie Louise Kwolek

Irwin Lachman

Edwin Land

Alois Langer

Robert Langer, Jr.

Irving Langmuir

Paul Lauterbur

Ernest Orlando Lawrence

William Lear

Robert S. Ledley

Ronald Lewis

Edwin A. Link

John Lynott

Theodore Harold Maiman

Leopold Mannes

Peter Mansfield

Guglielmo Marconi

John Mauchly

Robert Maurer

Stanley Mazor

Cyrus McCormick

Elijah J. McCoy

Ray McIntire

Malcom McLean

Harold McMaster

Ottmar Mergenthaler

Robert Metcalfe

Irving Millman

Michel Mirowski

Dennis Moeller

Luc Montagnier

Garrett Morgan

Samuel F.B. Morse

Morton Mower

Andrew J. Moyer

Louis Marius Moyroud

Kary Banks Mullis

William Murphy

Rev. Julius A. Nieuwland

Alfred Nobel

Arthur Nobile

Robert N. Noyce

Bernard Oliver

Kenneth H. Olsen

Miguel Ondetti

Elisha Graves Otis

Nicolaus August Otto

David Pall

Julio Palmaz

Louis W. Parker

Bradford Parkinson

John T. Parsons

Louis Pasteur

Les Paul

Gerald Pearson

Gregory Pincus

Charles J. Plank

Roy J. Plunkett

Jacob Rabinow

Kenneth Richardson

Norbert Rillieux

Robert H. Rines

John Roebling

Heinrich Rohrer

Edward J. Rosinski

Benjamin A. Rubin

Lewis Hastings Sarett

Arthur L. Schawlow

Peter Schultz

Glenn T. Seaborg

Robert J. Seiwald

Waldo L. Semon

Claude Shannon

John C. Sheehan

Patsy O. Sherman

William Bradford Shockley

Christopher L. Sholes

Igor I. Sikorsky

Games Slayter

George Smith

Samuel Smith

Elmer Ambrose Sperry

Rangaswamy Srinivasan

William Jr. Stanley

Charles Proteus Steinmetz

Leo Sternbach

Louis Stevens

George R. Stibitz

Leo Szilard

Donalee L. Tabern

Nikola Tesla

John Thomas

Elihu Thomson

Henry Timken

Max Tishler

Charles Hard Townes

William Upjohn

Ernest H. Volwiler

Selman Waksman

An Wang

George Westinghouse

Eli Whitney

Otto Wichterle

Stephen Wilcox

Robert R.Williams, Jr.

Granville Woods

Steve Wozniak

Orville Wright

Wilbur Wright

James Wynne

Vladimir Kosma Zworykin


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