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Designed to separate cotton fiber from seed, Whitney’s cotton gin, for which he applied for a patent on October 28, 1793, and received a patent on March 14, 1794, introduced a new, profitable technology to agricultural production in America.
Thomas Alva Edison, inveterate American inventor, was born on February 11, 1847. In 1891, Edison submitted a patent application for a kinetoscope, more commonly referred to today as a motion picture camera. Edison wanted to “do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear.” Later, he submitted patent applications, like this one in [...]
On January 27, 1880, Thomas Edison received the historic patent embodying the principles of his incandescent lamp that paved the way for the universal domestic use of electric light.
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