National Inventors Hall of Fame
Ceremony
Celebrating the advancements of today.
A REVERENT AFFAIR
Each year, the National Inventors Hall of Fame honors new Inductees with events culminating in our annual Induction Ceremony at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This reverent affair not only hails the outstanding achievements of U.S. patent holders, but also brings those men and women together with fellow innovators, corporate leaders and members of the public who congratulate them.
2014 Inductees
Howard Aiken

Howard Aiken
Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (Mark I)
Patent No. 2,616,626
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George Antheil

George Antheil
Secret Communication System
Patent No. 2,292,387
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Frances Arnold

Frances Arnold
Directed Evolution of Enzymes
Patent No. 6,153,410
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William Bowerman

William Bowerman
Modern Athletic Shoe
Patent No. 3,793,750
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Otis Boykin

Otis Boykin
Electronic Resistors
Patent No. 2,891,227
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David Crosthwait

David Crosthwait
Heating and Ventilation System Design
Patent No. 1,727,965
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Richard DiMarchi

Richard DiMarchi
Insulin LisPro (Humalog®)
Patent No. 5,514,646
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Mildred

Mildred
Superlattice Structure
Patent No. 7,465,871
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Benjamin Durfee

Benjamin Durfee
Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (Mark I)
Patent No. 2,616,626
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Ashok Gadgil

Ashok Gadgil
Water Disinfecting Device
Patent No. 5,780,860
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Francis Hamilton

Francis Hamilton
Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (Mark I)
Patent No. 2,616,626
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Charles Hull

Charles Hull
Stereolithography (3D Printing)
Patent No. 4,575,330
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Clair Lake

Clair Lake
Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (Mark I)
Patent No. 2,616,626
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Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr
Secret Communication System
Patent No. 2,292,387
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Willis Whitfield

Willis Whitfield
Clean Room
Patent No. 3,158,457
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The Event
May 2015

For information on attendance and sponsorship, please contact us.
Presenting Sponsor
United States Patent and Trademark Office

2014 Inductee Sponsors
Accenture
Arrow Electronics, Inc.
Eli Lilly & Company


2014 Silver Sponsors
Rob Briggs and Alyssa Lenhoff
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
The Amos E. Joel Young Inventors Endowment
Ruth and Don Keck
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
2014 Bronze Sponsor
3D Systems
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
Lisle M. Buckingham Fund of Akron Community Foundation
Corning Incorporated
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards
IBM
Indiana University
Ray & Jennifer Leach
Marconi Society
National Academy of Inventors
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Collegiate Inventors Competition
Camp Invention
United States Patent and Trademark Office
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