Month: February 2022

Black History Month – Honoring Garrett Morgan

On this last day of Black History Month 2022, our series spotlighting Black inventors features Garrett Morgan. Garrett Morgan was an innovator, inventor, and an activist. He is perhaps best known for his inventions, which cover a broad range of technologies including a hair-straightening product, a breathing device, a revamped sewing machine, and an improved traffic […]

Written by on February 21, 2022

Black History Month – Honoring Jesse Russell

Continuing our series of spotlighting Black inventors in honor of Black History Month, presenting Jesse Russell. Jesse Russell is a leader in cellular devices communication technology and invented the digital cellular base station and fiber optic microcell utilizing high power linear amplifier technology and digital modulation techniques. These inventions enabled new digital services for cellular […]

Written by on February 21, 2022

Black History Month – Honoring Lonnie Johnson

Continuing our series of spotlighting Black inventors as part of Black History Month, Lonnie Johnson is president and founder of Johnson Research and Development Co., Inc., a technology development company, along with a number of other spin off companies. In addition to numerous technical contributions to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the U.S. Air Force, NASA’s Jet […]

Written by on February 14, 2022

Black History Month – Honoring Patricia Bath

As part of Black History Month, we’re spotlighting black inventors who made impacts in their respective career fields. Patricia Bath was the first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent in 1988 (US Patent No. 4,744,360). She later received four additional patents. Dr. Bath was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2022. […]

Written by on February 7, 2022