McCoy, E. patents Lubricator for Steam Engines on this date in 1872, Patent No. 129,843
Henry Sampson, an African American, invented the cellular phone.
Jones, F. M. Air Conditioning Unit July 12, 1949 Patent No. 2475841
L.C. Bailey granted patent # 620,286 for the folding bed
Inventor, AP Abourne was awarded patent for refining coconut oil, 1880
African-American inventor, William C. Carter, patented an umbrella stand (U.S. patent#323,397).
U.S. Patent # 304,552 September 2, 1884 "Follower-Screw for Tobacco Presses." Official Gazette of the USPTO v.28, p.883
Inventor, FW Leslie, patents the envelope seal, 1891
Virgie M. Ammons of Eglon, West Virginia "Inside the fireplace chimney is a device called a "Damper". The damper is opened and closed to allow smoke... Continue →
Inventor Isaac R.Johnson patented his frame of a bicycle which can be separated or folded to store in the trunk of a car or other small places. This... Continue →
Patent # 4,618,380 George E. Alcorn (Reston, VA) patents method of fabricating an imaging X-ray spectrometer.
W.F. Burr patents Switching device Oct.31,1899 Patent # 636,197
C. W. Allen Self-leveling table Nov. 1, 1898 Patent No.613,436
The image converter for detecting electromagnetic radiation was patented by George R. Carruthers making him the first Black to do so.
Granville T Woods patents the Synchronous Multiplier Railway Telgrap.
S.H. Love patents improved vending machine, Patent No.1936515.
Jones, F. M. Two-Cycle gasoline Engine Nov. 28, 1950 Patent No. 2523273
Robert Tools, the first recipient of the Abiocor artificial heart, dies of multiple organ failure after suffering a stroke several days earlier.
William A Hinton, developer of the Hinton test for diagnosing syphilis, is born
Alice H Parker patents the gas heating furnace.
Alfred L. Cralle invented the ice cram scooper, patent #576,395
Gertrude E. Downing and William Desjardin Corner Cleaner Attachment, Patent No. 3,715,772 on February 13, 1973
Grenon, H. Razor Stropping Device Feb. 18, 1896 Patent No. 554,867
Otis Boykin, Inventor, patented the Electrical Resistor. U.S. 2,972,726 He is responsible for inventing the electrical device used in all guided... Continue →
Eli Whitney patented cotton gin which made cotton king and increased demand for slave labor.
Thomas J. Martin is awarded a patent for the fire extinguisher.
Reynolds, H. H. Window Ventilator for Railroad Cars Apr. 03, 1883 Patent No.275,271
Joyce, J. A. Ore Bucket Apr. 26, 1898 Patent No. 603,143
Abolitionist, inventor, entrepreneur, James Forten was born in Philadelphia, PA, 1766 on this date.
On this date in 1923, George Washington Carver of Tuskegee Institute received the Spingarn Medal, the NAACP's highest award, for distinguished... Continue →
On this date in 1848, Inventor and engineer, Louis Latimer was born.
On this date in 1881, Louis Howard Latimer patents his electric lamp with a carbon filament.
On this dated in 1884, Judy W. Reed patents dough kneader and roller, Patent No. 305,474
On this date in 1923, the U.S. Patent Office grants Garret T. Morgan Patent No. 14755024 for his three-position traffic signal. Although, Morgan’s... Continue →
On this day in 1894, G.W. Murray patents Fertilizer Distributor Patent No. 520,889
On this day in 1894, G.W. Murray patents Cotton Chopper, Patent No. 520,888.
On thus day in 1894, G.W. Murray patents Planter, Patent No. 520,887
On this date in 1890, Humphrey H. Reynolds, patents Safety Gate for Bridges, Patent No. 437,937
ON this date in 1888, Obadiah. B. Clare, patents Trestle, Patent# 390,753
On this date in 1806, Mathematician Benjamin Banneker (74) dies, in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland.
ON this date in 1898, C.O. Bailiff patented the shampoo headrest. Patent #US612008 A
On this date in 1887, the elevator as well as safety devices for elevators where invented by Alexander Miles, Patent # 371,207
O this date in 1914, Garrett T Morgan patents the gas mask. Patent #US1113675 A
On this date in 1834, Harry Blair patents his corn-planting machine. The planter resembled a wheelbarrow, with a compartment to hold the seed and... Continue →
On this date in 1980, Valerie Thomas invented the illusion transmitter. Patent #US4229761.
On this date in 1915, Attorney James L. Curtis named minister of Liberia.
On this date in 1892, Lincoln F. Brown patents Bridle bit. Patent No. 484,994
On this dated in 1806, Benjamin Banneker, inventor and scientist, dies at the age of 74. In 1753, he borrowed a pocket watch from a well-to-do... Continue →
On this date in 1891, P. B. Downing's Street Letter Mail Box patented. Patent No. 462,096 and a patent #462,093 for the mailbox (letterbox).
ON this date in 1898, C. W. Allen Self-leveling table. Patent No.613,436
On this date in 1896, J. H. Hunter Portable Weighing Scales. Patent No. 570,533
On this date in 1879, T. Elkins puts patents on the refrigerating apparatus. U.S. patent #221,222
On this date in 1928, Marjorie Joyner was issued a patent for a permanent wave machine which could wave the hair of both white and Black people. U.S.... Continue →
On this date in 2001, Robert Tools, the first recipient of the Abiocor artificial heart, dies of multiple organ failure after suffering a stroke... Continue →
On this date in 1875, A.P. Ashbourne patents biscuit cutter. US Patent #US170460 A
On this date in 1874, T.J. Byrd patents Car couplings. Patent# 157,370
On this date in 1884, Granville T. Woods patented his first electric device, an improved telephone transmitter.