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Inventor Invention

Emanuel Sachs String Ribbon Process

Don Sadoway SlimCell Battery

Peter Safar Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Jonas Salk Polio Vaccine

Jordan Sand
(Invention Apprentice)
Paper (from alternative resources)

Yoshiyuki Sankai
Hybrid Assistive Limb-3

Klaus K. Schmiegel Prozac

Peter Schlumbohm Chemex filter coffeemaker

Martin Schubert Polarized Light Emitting Diode

Brian Schulkin Mini-Z

Peter Schultz Fiberoptic Communications

Edmund Schweitzer Digital Protective Relay Systems

Florence Seibert Tuberculosis Test

Waldo Semon Plasticized PVC

Gerhard M. Sessler and James Edward West Foil Electret Microphone

Patsy Sherman Scotchgard™

Weyuan Shi Cavity-Fighting Lollipop

Donna Shirley Mars Rover

William Shockley, John Bardeen & Walter Brattain Transistor

Edwin Shoemaker and Edward Knabusch La-Z-Boy

Kavita Shukla
(Invention Apprentice)
Fenugreek-Treated Paper

Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky Helicopter

Isaac Singer Sewing Machine

Spencer Silver Post-it® notes

Jennifer Sloane Privacy Strips

Amy Smith
(MIT Student Prize Winner)
Screenless Hammermill

Carl Sontheimer Cuisinart®

Percy Spencer Microwave Oven

Elmer Sperry Gyroscopic Compass

Frank Sprague Electric Trolley System

Richie Stachowski Water Talkies and other water toys

William Stanley Transformer

Charles Steinmetz Improvements to Alternating Current Motor

Elisabeth Stiles "Stiles" Desk

William Stone MK6 Rebreather

Levi Strauss Blue Jeans

Charles Strite Pop-Up Toaster

Harriet Russell Strong Dry Land Irrigation and Water Conservation Techniques

Ivan Sutherland Sketchpad

Timothy Swager
(Lemelson-MIT Prize Winner)
Amplified Chemical Sensors

Janese Swanson Toys and Gadgets (founder of Girl Tech)

Wilfred Sweeny Nomex


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