Query: Patents -- 20th century
G. P. Herrick Collection
Creators:
Herrick, Gerard Post, 1873-1955
Dates:
1842-1912
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Herrick's blast furnace and rotary steam engine business, including business correspondence, patent documents, drawings, machine operations data, and publications.

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William R. Stone Microwave Oven Papers
Creators:
Stone, William R., 1920-2006
Raytheon Company
Dates:
1967-1985
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1320
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting William R. Stone's involvement in the invention and development of the microwave for industrial and home use. The collection includes biographical information; patents, and other invention related papers; photographs; design drawings; internal company papers and memoranda; Stone's research and reports, especially on the subject of microwave safety; and …

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Black and Decker Collection
Creators:
Black & Decker Corporation (Towson, Md.)
Dates:
1914-1992
Size:
1 Cubic foot (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1441
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately 150 photographic negatives, 54 photographic prints, and two rolls of film negatives documenting the history of the Black and Decker Corporation, from a few years after its founding in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1910, through the 1990s.

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George Eli Whitney Papers
Creators:
Whitney, George Eli, 1862-1963 (engineer)
Dates:
1898-1957
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0463
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers of inventor and engineer George Eli Whitney.

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James Mahaffey Cold Fusion Collection
Creators:
Mahaffey, James A.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medicine and Science
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Dates:
1989 - 1992
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1393
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains archival materials relating to the subject of cold fusion, and experiments conducted to corroborate the supposed discovery of the phenomenon. The collection includes Mahaffey's heavily illustrated laboratory notebook, dating from the beginning of the experiment on April 8, 1989 through April 20, 1989, documenting the experiment's research plan, budget, ingredients and …

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C. Willard Geer Scrapbooks
Creators:
Geer, C. Willard, 1902-1975 (physicist)
Dates:
1944-1962
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0096
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Two notebooks (scrapbooks) of clippings, correspondence, original United States patents, briefs on hearings of patent interference suits, drawings of color television tubes, photographs of Geer and his model of the receiving tube, licensing agreement proposal on the sale of patent rights to the (Bob) Hope Enterprises, and biographical information.

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N. Joseph Woodland Papers
Creators:
Woodland, N. Joseph, 1921-2012
Dates:
1943-2012
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1433
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the career of N. Joseph Woodland, who, along with Bernard Silver, invented and developed the bar code.

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Sherman Poppen Papers
Creators:
Poppen, Sherman, 1930-
Dates:
1966 - 2008
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1159
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Sherman Poppen Papers document the snurfer, the predecessor of the snowboard that he invented in 1965. The snurfer, a sled that was ridden while standing up, originally consisted of two skis bound together. Snurfer competitions fueled the development of the snowboard as a piece of sporting equipment. This collection contains material describing the snurfer's place in snowboarding history, and the associated business and legal aspects.

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InBae Yoon Papers
Creators:
Yoon, InBae, 1936-2014
Dates:
1970-2009
bulk 1973-2003
Size:
13 Cubic feet (35 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1414
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

InBae Yoon was a Korean American inventor. He specialized in OB-GYN surgery, and his inventions aided in the safety of laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The papers include personal documents, corporate agreements and licenses, technical drawings, patent applications, correspondence, project proposals, and methods and procedures.

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Kern Dental Equipment Collection
Creators:
Kern, George Robert, 1894-1962 (cabinet maker, machinist)
Kern, George Robert, Jr., 1919-1987
Dates:
1936-1970
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0479
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Blueprints, drawings, patent applications, patents, product photographs, correspondence, bills and receipts, advertising, and published articles related to the Kerns' products. The bulk of the material, 1949-1958, is from George Kern's files. It primarily relates to the development and marketing of the Dentagraph and high speed dental drills before the formation of the Fairfax Manufacturing Company in 1957.

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