Black History Month - African American Inventors

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Walter H. Sammons - Improved Comb
Walter H. Sammons - Improved Comb. Walter H. Sammons

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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Walter H Sammons

  • #1,362,823, 12/21/1920, Comb

Adolphus Samms

  • #3,000,179, 9/19/1961, Rocket engine pump feed system
  • #3,199,455, 8/10/1965, Multiple stage rocket
  • #3,257,089, 6/21/1966, Emergency release for extraction chute
  • #3,310,938, 3/28/1967, Rocket motor fuel feed

George T Sampson

  • #312,388, 2/17/1885, Sled propeller
  • #476,416, 6/7/1892, Clothes drier

Henry Thomas Sampson

  • #3,140,210, 7/7/1964, Binder system for propellants and explosives
  • #3,212,256, 10/19/1965, Case bonding system for cast composite propellants
  • #3,591,860, 7/6/1971, Gamma-Electrical Cell, (co-inventor George H Miley, this patent is not for cell phone tecnology)

Dewey S C Sanderson

  • #3,522,011, 7/28/1970, Urinalysis machine

Ralph W Sanderson

  • #3,362,742, 1/9/1968, Hydraulic shock absorber

Richard L Saxton

  • #4,392,028, 7/5/1983, Pay telephone with sanitized tissue dispenser

    Virginia Scharschmidt

    • #1,708,594, 4/9/1929, Safety window cleaning device

    Henry Scott

    • #4,881,528, 11/21/1989, Spinal traction and support unit used while seated

    Howard L Scott

    • #3,568,685, 3/9/1971, Treating human, animal and synthetic hair with a waterproofing composition

    J C Scott

    • #D 212,334, 10/1/1968, Shadow box

      Linzy Scott

      • #4,275,716, 6/30/1981, Knee brace

      Robert P Scott

      • #524,223, 8/7/1894, Corn silker

      Samuel R Scottron

      • #224,732, 2/17/1880, Adjustable window cornice
      • #270,851, 1/16/1883, Cornice
      • #349,525, 9/21/1886, Pole tip
      • #481,720, 8/30/1892, Curtain rod
      • #505,008, 9/12/1893, Supporting bracket

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      Earl D Shaw

      • #4,529,942, 7/16/1985, Free-electron amplifier device with electromagnetic radiation delay element

      Glenn Shaw

      • #5,046,776, 9/10/1991, Fascia protector for fuel tank filler

      Jerry Shelby

      • #5,328,132, 7/12/1994, Engine protection system for recoverable rocket booster

      Dennis W Shorter

      • #363,089, 5/17/1887, Feed rack

      Wanda A Sigur

      • #5,084,219, 1/28/1992, Method of fabricating composite structures

        Esteban Silvera

        • #3,718,157, 5/27/1973, Ram-valve level indicator

        Joycelyn Simpson look under Joycelyn Harrison

        Stephen Chambers Skanks

        • #587,165, 7/27/1897, Sleeping car berth register

        Isadore Small

        • #3,814,948, 6/4/1974, Universal on-delay timer

        Brinay Smartt

        • #799,498, 9/12/1905, Reversing-valve
        • #935,169, 9/28/1909, Valve gear
        • #1,052,290, 2/4/1913, Wheel

        Bernard Smith

        • #4,544,535, 10/1/1985, Method or preparing nonlaminating anisotropic boron nitride

        John Winsor Smith

        • #647,887, 4/17/1900, Game

        Jonathan S Smith

        • #3,432,314, 3/11/1969, Transparent zirconia composition and process for making same

        Joseph H Smith

        Mildred E Smith

        • #4,230,321, 10/28/1980, Family relationships card game

        Morris L Smith

        • #3,389,108, 6/18/1968, Printing fluid comprising an aqueous solution of a water-soluble dye and a thermosetting vinylsulfonium polymer
        • #4,882,221, 11/21/1989, Chemically treated paper products - towel and tissue
        • #4,883,475, 11/28/1989, Chemically treated paper products - towel and tissue

        Peter D Smith

        • #445,206, 1/27/1891, Potato digger
        • #469,279, 2/23/1892, Grain binder

        Robert T Smith

        • #1,970,984, 8/21/1934, Spraying machine

        Samuel C Smith

        • #3,956,925, 5/18/1976, Hardness tester

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        Lanny S Smoot

        • #4,565,974, 1/21/1986, Optical receiver circuit with active equalizer
        • #4,890,314, 12/26/1989, Teleconferencing facility with high resolution video display
        • #4,928,301, 5/22/1990, Teleconferencing terminal with camera behind display screen

        William Snow

        • #437,728, 10/7/1890, Liniment

        Harde Spears

        • #110,599, 12/27/1870, Improvement in portable shields for infantry and artillery

          Richard Bowie Spikes

          • #972,277, 10/11/1910, Self-locking rack for billiard cues
          • #1,590,557, 6/29/1926, Combination milk bottle opener and cover
          • #1,828,753, 10/27/1932, Method and apparatus for obtaining average samples and temperature of tank liquids
          • #1,889,814, 12/6/1932, Automatic gear shift
          • #1,936,996, 11/28/1933, Transmission and shifting means therefor
          • #3,015,522, 1/2/1962, Automatic safety brake system

          Osbourne C Stafford

          • #3,522,558, 8/4/1970, Microwave phase shift device

          Elbert Stallworth

          • #1,687,521, 10/16/1928, Electric heater
          • #1,727,842, 9/10/1929, Electric chamber
          • #1,972,634, 9/4/1934, Alarm clock electric switch

          Arnold F Stancell

          • #3,657,113, 4/18/1972, Separating fluids with selective membranes

          George B. D. Stephens

          • #2,762,377, 9/11/1956, Cigarette holder and ash tray

          John Standard

          Albert Clifton Stewart

          • #3,255,044, 6/7/1966, Redox couple radiation cell
          • #3,255,045, 6/7/1966, Electric cell

          Earl M Stewart

          • #2,031,510, 2/18/1936, Arch and heel support (co-inventor Seymour Shagrin)

          Enos W Stewart

          • #362,190, 11/27/1887, Punching machine
          • #373,698, 5/3/1887, Machine for forming vehicle seat bars

          Marvin Charles Stewart

          • #3,395,271, 7/30/1968, Arithmetic unit for digital computers
          • #3,605,063, 9/14/1971, System for interconnecting electrical components

          Thomas Stewart

          Henry F Stilwell

          • #1,911,248, 5/30/1933, Means for receiving mail and other matter on aeroplanes while in motion

          Rufus Stokes

          • #3,378,241, 4/16/1968, Exhaust purifier
          • #3,520,113, 7/14/1970, Air pollution control device

          Edward H Sutton

          • #149,543, 4/7/1874, Improvement in cotton cultivators

          James A Sweeting

          • #594,501, 11/30/1897, Device for rolling cigarettes
          • #605,209, 6/7/1898, Combined knife and scoop

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