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Black inventors are among history's most revered geniuses, known for their relentless inquisition, passionate research and their desire to push the envelope. George Washington CarverMadam C. WalkerLonnie G. JohnsonGarrett MorganPatricia BathPercy Julian and more are responsible for some of the world's greatest technological and social advancements.
Marie Van Brittan Brown created an early version of the modern home security system more than a century later. Philanthropist and entrepreneur Madam C. The first African-American U. Jennings applied for a patent in and received his history-making approval the following year.
Miles created a mechanism that forced both elevator doors to close simultaneously, thus preventing dangerous accidents. Patricia Bath became the first female African-American medical doctor to receive a medical patent when she invented a laser cataract treatment device called a Laserphaco Probe in The co-founder of the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness patented her invention in As the story goes, having to iron on uneven surfaces frustrated his wife, Mary Eleanor Delaney, and so he created the ironing board to make her life a little easier.
McCoy is also the man behind another major invention beloved by homeowners: the lawn sprinkler. The North Carolina native wrote in her application that the purpose of her invention was "to produce a cheap, simple, convenient, and highly effective device, particularly adapted to be used in ironing the sleeves and bodies of ladies' garments.
The central heating furnace de that Alice H. Parker patented in December made use of natural gas for the first time to keep homes warm and toasty. Inspiring her innovation: the limited efficiency of fireplaces along with the smoke and ash they produce during the cold winters at her Morristown, New Jersey house. Before Frederick McKinley Jones developed the automatic refrigeration equipment used in long-haul trucks transporting perishables in the late s, the only way to keep food cold en route to delivery destinations was by using ice.
Thanks to his invention, grocery stores were able to buy and sell products from far distances without the risk of them spoiling during transport. Madam C. Walker created specialized hair Black inventors in the 21st century for African American hair care and was one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire. Garrett Morgan blazed a trail for African American inventors with his patents, including those for a hair-straightening product, a breathing device, a revamped sewing machine and an improved traffic al.
Known as "Black Edison," Granville Woods was an African American inventor who made key contributions to the development of the telephone, streetcar and more. African American chemist Percy Julian was a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs such as cortisone, steroids and birth control pills. Elijah McCoy was a 19th century African American inventor best known for inventing lubrication devices used to make train travel more efficient.
James West is a U. Entrepreneur and inventor Sarah E. Goode was one of the first African American women to receive a United States patent. George Washington Carver was an African American scientist and educator. Carver is famous for many inventions including a of uses for the peanut. Scientist George Carruthers created inventions, such as the ultraviolet camera, or spectrograph, which was used by NASA in the Apollo 16 flight, revealing the mysteries of space and the Earth's atmosphere.
Patricia Bath was the first African American to complete a residency in Black inventors in the 21st century and the first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent. She invented the Laserphaco Probe for cataract treatment in Lewis Howard Latimer was an inventor and draftsman best known for his contributions to the patenting of the light bulb and the telephone. Computer scientist and engineer Mark Dean is credited with helping develop a of landmark technologies, including the color PC monitor, the Industry Standard Architecture system bus and the first gigahertz chip.
When he died inhe had 26 patents in his name. Famous Black Inventors. Walker Sarah Breedlove the first female self made millionaire in the world poses for a portrait circa People In This Group.Black inventors in the 21st century
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