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  • Mary Kies (1752 - 1837)
    Mary Kies was the first woman to apply for a U.S. patent. In May of 1809, she received a patent for a straw-hat making process. Her process included weaving straw with silk or thread to create a styl...
  • Charles Henry Hawn (1841 - 1932)
    Charles Henry 'Hank' Hawn Born: May 10, 1841 Adams County, Illinois - Twelve miles from Quincy Ill. Died: November 15, 1932 Fresno, California Parents: James Washington Hawn and Mary Polly Hawn...
  • Frank Black Wildman (1856 - 1947)
    Biography of Frank Black Wildman from a business perspective Married (Feb 20 1884) Mattie Brown daughter of Edward L. and Sarah (Saxton) Brown. patents example: FRANK B. WILDMAN. No. 668,569....
  • LCdr Gregory Caldwell Davison, USN (1871 - 1935)
    * * * US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD Class of 1892. Naval career in Torpedo Boat Operations. Inventor of several torpedo types, depth charges, and the Davison gun.. Upon retirement from the Navy, he b...
  • Robert Greene Elliott (1874 - 1939)
    An electrician, and executioner for the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont. His memoirs are in Elliott, R. G. (and A. R. Beatty). 1940. Agent of Dea...


Inventors are people who invent unique or novel devices, methods, compositions, processes or discoveries.

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List of notable inventors

For a complete list, please see: Inventors Project Profiles.

  • Dr. Andre Cipriani, pioneered the development of the Cobalt-60 Therapy units which are used for the treatment of cancer and occupational radiation protection.

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