Top 5 patents and their inventor
America has always been at the aware of innovation advancements since the mid-nineteenth century. Cotton gin, telegraph, phonograph, movie camera, light bulb, artificial heart, computer, and iPad were all invented in the United States. Countless other inventions were made in the United States, as well. However, the majority of them are unknown to the general public, and some have had as much influence on how we live as those described above.
Thomas Edison is incorrectly regarded as the all-time leading patent holder. And, while Edison is said to have had 1,093 patents, some inventors are even more prolific, with some holding nearly four times the number of patents given to Edison.
Jerome “Jerry” The patent king, was an American engineer, inventor, and patent holder. The Patent King He has a staggering 605 patents, costing companies around the world some $1.5 billion in licensing fees. But what did Jerome Lemelson actually invent?
His Portfolio covers very big names, the list includes an amazing array of corporations: old-economy stalwarts like Alcoa, Boeing, Dow Chemical, Eli Lilly, and GE; manufacturing behemoths like Ford, GM, and U.S. Steel; technology titans like IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Cisco. The portfolio of products covered over the years by Lemelson’s patents is equally staggering: They include components in such everyday consumer products as the Walkman, the VCR, the fax machine, and the camcorder.
The top 5 patents are as follows-
- Lemelson- first major invention involved utilizing a universal robot, for use in a variety of industrial systems, that could do numerous actions such as welding, moving and measuring products, and utilized optical image technology to scan for flaws in the production line. He wrote a 150-page application which he submitted for his first patent, on what he termed “machine vision”, in 1954. Parts of these automated warehousing systems he licensed to the Triax Corporation in 1964. And then he never stopped.
Lemelson was described as a “workaholic”, and he spent 12 to 14 hours a day writing up his ideas, oftentimes spending as much as 18 hours a day tinkering. His notebooks, in which he wrote these ideas down, numbered in the thousands.
Lemelson’s younger brother said that when he and Lemelson were roommates in college, after they would go to sleep, the light would go on several times during the night and Lemelson would write something down. In the morning, Lemelson’s brother would read and witness the several inventions that Lemelson had conceived of that previous night. His brother stated, “This happened every night, seven days a week”.
Lemelson died in 1997, after a one-year battle with liver cancer. In the final year of his life, he applied for over 40 patents.
- Kia Silverbrook:- Holding 4,747 U.S. patents as of 2021, Australian-born Silver brook is one of the most prolific inventors of all time. A majority of Silver brook’s inventions are for advances in computer printing, inkjet, and digital paper. But his patents cover more areas than that and range from 3D printing to DNA analysis to nanotechnology. Once an employee of a research subsidiary of Canon, Inc., Silverbrook left the Japanese firm in 1994 to establish his own research, development, and invention licensing company.
- Shunpei Yamazaki- Securing patents for what seems like an endless stream of inventions for more than 40 years, Yamazaki held 5,807 U.S. patents in 2021.Other inventions of his include a method of producing cold nuclear fusion and an integrated circuit chip of glass, widely used in electronic and computer applications. He is the president and founder of Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd. a research and development firm in Tokyo.
- Donald Weder- Floral and decorative packing are American-born Weder’s main creative focus, and he reportedly holds 1,400 U.S. patents. Weder’s Highland Supply Company, a small enterprise that he inherited from his father, is now a major player in the floral industry, a result of the younger Weder’s managerial skills and inventions. Although Weder’s inventions relating to flowerpots, floral paper, and methods of wrapping and packaging are not as transformative as the iPad, they have helped provide the funding for his philanthropic Weder Family Trust. The Trust, along with Highland Supply, has sponsored the preservation of timberlands and the planting of more than 100,000 trees.
- Paul Lapstun- owns or co-owns with his colleague, Kia Silver brook, mentioned above, approximately 1,298 U.S. patents.10 Among his inventions are a wide-format inkjet printer, and a device that permits the sending and receiving of emails but only if the sender possesses a special enabling business card.
Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and Steve Jobs are three of the most universally known inventors; their inventions dramatically changed the way we live. But there are numerous other inventors as well – little-known beyond their field of expertise – who have also contributed to our advanced technological civilization. Their contributions may not have been widely publicized, but they’ve added in countless ways to our convenience and comfort, and ultimately to our prosperity.