Black History Month - African American Patent Holders - O, P, Q, R

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John W Outlaw - Horseshoe

John W Outlaw - Horseshoe
John W Outlaw - Horseshoe. USPTO

Illustrations from the original patents

Included in this photo gallery are the drawings and text from original patents. These are copies of the originals submitted by the inventor to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

John W Outlaw - Horseshoe

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Alice H Parker - Heating furnace

Alice H Parker - Heating furnace
Alice H Parker - Heating furnace. USPTO

Alice H Parker invented an improved heating furnace and received patent #1,325,905 on 12/23/1919

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John Percial Parker - Portable screw-press

John Percial Parker - Portable screw-press
John Percial Parker - Portable screw-press. USPTO

John Percial Parker invented an improved portable screw-press and received patent #318,285 on 5/19/1885.

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Robert Pelham - Pasting device

Robert Pelham - Pasting device
Robert Pelham - Pasting device. USPTO

Robert Pelham invented a pasting device and received patent 807,685 on 12/19/1905

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Anthony Phills - KeyRules

Anthony Phills - KeyRules
Anthony Phills - KeyRules. Anthony Phills

Anthony Phills received U.S. patent #5,136,787 on August 11, 1992 for a "ruler template for computer keyboard."

Inventor, Anthony Phills was born in Trinidad & Tobago and grew up in Montreal, Canada and now been lives in Los Angles. Presently, Anthony is the Founder and CEO of Blinglets Inc a new mobile service and Chief Creative Officer and Shareholder in Bling Software. KeyRules was Anthony's first patent, which he licensed exclusively to Aldus Software (now known as Adobe) in 1993.

Anthony Phills has designed for Adobe (InDesign), RealNetworks (RealPlayer 5), Microsoft, Barry Bonds, Siemens, GM, Banamex, CitiBank, Bell Canada, Tommy Hilfiger, Ricoh, Quicken, Videotron, Mirabel Airport, and other notables. Anthony has a degree in Creative Arts. and has lectured at McGill University in entrepreneurial studies.

Patent Abstract - U.S. Patent #5,136,787

There is disclosed a template for a computer keyboard which provides markings constituting a measurement scale. The template provides an aperture therein to thereby permit keys of the keyboard to passthere through. The measurement scale has units of measurement which may be in inches, centimeters, millimeters, Pica units, point sizes and Agate lines.

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Willam Purvis - Fountain pen

Willam Purvis - Fountain pen
Willam Purvis - Fountain pen. USPTO

Willam Purvis invented an improved fountain pen and received patent #419,065 on 1/7/1890

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William Queen - Guard for companion ways or hatches

William Queen - Guard for companion ways or hatches
William Queen - Guard for companion ways or hatches. USPTO

William Queen - Guard for companion ways or hatches

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Lloyd Ray - Improved Dustpan

Lloyd Ray - Improved Dustpan
Lloyd Ray - Improved Dustpan. USPTO

Lloyd Ray invented an improved Dustpan and received patent 587,607 on 8/3/1897

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Albert Richardson - Insect destroyer

Albert Richardson - Insect destroyer
Albert Richardson - Insect destroyer. USPTO

Albert Richardson invented an insect destroyer and received patent 620,362 on 2/28/1899.

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Norbert Rillieux - Sugar processing evaporator

Norbert Rillieux - Sugar processing evaporator
Norbert Rillieux - Sugar processing evaporator. USPTO

Norbert Rillieux - Sugar processing evaporator

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Cecil Rivers - Front Page - Patent #6,731,483

Circuit breaker with single test button mechanism Front Page - Patent #6,731,483.
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John Russell Prism Mailbox

Prism Mailbox
Prism Mailbox. Copyright 2006 Prism Mailbox

John Russell received patent #6,968,993 on 11/17/2003 for a "mailbox assembly."

The Prism Mailbox is an adaptation of a simple rural mailbox and a cleanbox that gives the user an option to collect postal mail the conventional way, or to examine and open mail without touching it. Inventor, John Russell is also a Police Officer in Southern California.