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Inventor Invention

Ruth Wakefield Chocolate Chip Cookie

Madam C.J. Walker Hair Care Products

Edward Craven Walker Lava Lamp

Hildreth "Hal" Walker Laser Telemetry and Targeting Systems

Jay Walker Priceline.com (Offer Screening System)

Patrick Walsh Solar-Charged LED Lamp

Mary Walton Anti-Pollution Devices

Charles Walton RFID Contributions

An Wang Principles of Magnetic Core Memory

Cardinal Warde Optical Information Processing Technology

John Warnock and Charles Geschke PostScript

Robert Watson-Watt Radar

Dennis W. Weatherby Automatic Dishwasher Detergent

Rufus J. Weaver Stair-Climbing Wheelchair

Paul Wenner Gardenburger

James Edward West and Gerhard M. Sessler Foil Electret Microphone

George Westinghouse, Jr. Compressed airbrake system

Eli Whitney Cotton Gin

Sheila Widnall Aeronautics, Safety and Technology
Eric Wilhelm & Colin Bulthaup Liquid Embossing

Roberta Williams Computer Games

Samuel Wilson see Uncle Sam

Paul Winchell Artificial Heart Patent

Carol Wior Slimsuit

Granville T. Woods Multiplex Telegraph

Steve Wozniak Personal Computer

James Wright Silly Putty

Orville & Wilbur Wright Airplane

Nathaniel Wyeth Plastic Soda Bottle

Arthur Wynne Crossword Puzzle

Wu Chien-Shiung Radiation-detection and radioactive-decay wavelength separation devices

Ivan Yaeger Prosthetic Arm

Linus Yale
Locking Mechanisms

Rosalyn S. Yalow

Paul Yock Rapid Exchange balloon angioplasty/stenting system

Alejandro Zaffaroni Controlled-release Drug Delivery Systems

Hajib (Gene) Zaid Corrosion Inhibitor Industrial Chemicals

Frank Zamboni Ice Resurfacing Machine

Paul Zamecnik Antisense Therapeutics

Rachel Zimmerman Blissymbol Printer

Vladimir K. Zworykin Electronic Television


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