Famous Inventors : A to Z

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Leonardo DaVinci
Famous Inventor & Artist Leonardo DaVinci. Self Portrait

Gottlieb Daimler

In 1885 Gottlieb Daimler invented a gas engine that allowed for a revolution in car design.

Raymond V Damadian

Invented the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner that has revolutionized the field of diagnostic medicine.

Abraham Darby

English scientist that invented coke smelting and advanced the mass production of brass and iron goods.

Newman Darby

Innovations in windsurfing.

Charles Darrow

Designed a later version of the game Monopoly.

Joseph Dart

In 1842, the first grain elevator was built by Dart.

Leonardo DaVinci

The Renaissance man - learn about the artist as a famous inventor, his inventions, and his life. Gallery of Leonardo DaVinci Inventions

Humphry Davy

Invented the first electric light.

Mark Dean

Co-invented improvements in computer architecture that allow IBM compatible PCs to share the same peripheral devices.

John Deere

Invented the self-polishing cast steel plow.

Lee Deforest

Invented space telegraphy with the triode amplifier.

Ronald Demon

Received a patent for the "Smart Shoe".

Robert Dennard

Received a patent for RAM or random access memory.

Sir James Dewar

He was the creator of the Dewar flask, the first thermos, and the co-created cordite, a smokeless gunpowder.

Earle Dickson

Invented bandaids.

Rudolf Diesel

Invented the diesel-fueled internal combustion engine.

Daniel DiLorenzo

DiLorenzo designed, built, and microsurgically implanted neuroelectric interfaces that provide a patient with the sensory feedback otherwise lacking in paralyzed or even prosthetic limbs.

Walt Disney

Produced many famous animated films - invented the multiplane camera.

Carl Djerassi

Invented oral contraceptives.

Toshitada Doi

Aibo creator - numerous patents.

John Donoghue

There is a new technology called brain computer interface, and Braingate and John Donoghue are major players in this new field.

Marion Donovan

The convenient disposable diaper was invented by New Yorker, Donovan in 1950.

Herbert Henry Dow

Herbert Dow was the famous inventor of a process of extracting Bromine, the founder of Dow Chemicals, and also invented electric light carbons, steam and internal combustion engines, automatic furnace controls, and water seals.

Charles Stark Draper

Invented a gyroscope that stabilized and balanced gunsights, bombsights and launching long-range missiles.

Cornelis Jacobszoon Drebbel

Among Drebbel's many inventions are: the first navigable submarine, a scarlet dye, and a thermostat for a self-regulating oven.

Dr. Charles Richard Drew

The first person to develop the blood bank.

Richard G Drew

Banjo playing, 3M engineer, Richard Drew invented Scotch Tape.

D F Duncan Sr

Duncan created the first US yo-yo fad.

John Dunlop

The famous inventor of the first practical pneumatic or inflatable tyre/tire.

Graham John Durant

The co-creator of Tagamet - inhibits the production of stomach acid.

Peter Durand

Invented the tin can.

Charles and Frank Duryea

America's first gasoline powered commercial car manufacturers were two brothers - Charles and Frank Duryea.

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Sir James Dyson

Sir James Dyson was the founder of Dyson Industries and the award winning designer of vacuum cleaners.

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