Black History Month - African American Inventors

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Alice Parker - Central Heating
Alice Parker - Central Heating. USPTO

Black history inventors are listed alphabetically: use the A to Z index bar to navigate and select or just browse the many listings. Each listing has the name of the black inventor followed by the patent number(s) which is the unique number assigned to an invention when a patent is issued, the date the patent was issued, and a description of the invention as written by the inventor. If available, links are provided to in-depth articles, biographies, illustrations and photos on each individual inventor or patent.

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Harold Pace

  • #5712899, 1/27/1998, Mobile location reporting apparatus and methods

Lionel F Page

  • #2,170,032, 8/22/1939, Auxiliary circulating device for automobile heaters

Alice H Parker

  • #1,325,905, 12/23/1919, Heating furnace

John Percial Parker

  • #304,552, 9/2/1884, Follower-screw for tobacco presses
  • #318,285, 5/19/1885, Portable screw-press

James A Parsons Jr.

  • #1,728,360, 9/17/1929, Iron alloy
  • #1,819,479, 8/13/1931, Method of making silicon iron compounds
  • #1,972,103, 9/4/1934, Process for treating silicon alloy castings
  • #2,200,208, 5/7/1940, Corrosion-resisting ferrous alloy

Moses Payne

  • #394,388, 12/11/1888, Horseshoe

Robert A Pelham

  • #807,685, 12/19/1905, Pasting device
  • #NA, 1913, Tallying machine

John Perry Jr.

  • #3,284,239, 11/8/1966, Biochemical fuel cell (co-inventor Herbert F Hunger)

Frank R Perryman

  • #468,038, 2/2/1892, Caterers tray table

    Charles A Peterson

    • #3,391,903, 7/9/1968, Power generating apparatus

    Henry Peterson

    • #402,189, 2/30/1889, Attachment for lawn mowers

    William Henry Phelps

    • #579,242, 3/23/1897, Apparatus for washing vehicles

    Anthony Phills

    • #5,136,787, 10/3/1991, Ruler template for computer keyboard

    John F Pickering

    • #643,975, 2/20/1900, Air ship

      Henry Pickett

      • #152,511, 7/30/1874, Improvement in scaffolds

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      Traverse B Pinn

      • #231,355, 8/17/1880, File holder

      William D Polite

      • #1,218,458, 3/6/1917, Gun

      Austin J Polk

      • #558,103, 4/14/1896, Bicycle support

      Jessie T Pope

      • #2,409,791, 10/22/1946, Croquignole iron

      James Hall Porter

      • #3,534,528, 10/20/1970, Gas well sulfur removal by diffusion through polymeric membranes

      Alfred G B Prather

      • #3,715,011, 2/6/1973, Gravity escape means

      Frank Rodger Prince

      • #3,637,743, 1/25/1972, Production of 2-pyrrolidones

        Abraham Pugsley

        • #433,306, 7/29/1890, Blind stop
        • #433,819, 8/5/1890, Shutter worker

        Samuel Pugsley

        • #357,787, 2/15/1887, Gate latch

        John E Purdy

        • #405,117, 6/11/1889, Folding chair, (co-inventor Daniel A. Sadgwar)
        Walter Purdy
        • #570,337, 10/27/1896, Device for sharpening edged tools
        • #609,367, 8/16/1898, Device for sharpening edged tools
        • #630,106, 8/1/1899, Device for sharpening edged tools

        William H Purdy

        • #D 24,228, 4/23/1895, Spoon design (co-inventor Leonard C. Peters)

        Willam B Purvis

        • #256,856, 4/25/1882, Fastener for bag
        • #273,149, 2/27/1883, Hand stamp
        • #293,353, 2/12/1884, Paper bag machine
        • #419,065, 1/7/1890, Fountain pen
        • #420,099, 1/28/1890, Paper bag machine
        • #519,291, 5/1/1894, Electric railway
        • #539,542, 5/21/1895, Magnetic car balancing device
        • #588,176, 8/17/1897, Electrical railway system

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