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. 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.
2016 Inductees
JD Albert

JD Albert

Electronic Ink

Patent No. 5,961,804
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Roger Angel

Roger Angel

Lightweight Mirrors for Astronomical Telescopes

Patent No. 4,606,960
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Roger Bacon

Roger Bacon
High-Performance Carbon Fibers
Patent No. 2,957,756
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Bantval Jayant Baliga

Bantval Jayant Baliga

Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT)

Patent Nos. 4,969,028; 5,998,833
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Per-Ingvar Brånemark

Per-Ingvar Brånemark

Modern Dental Implant

Patent No. 4,988,299
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Barrett Comiskey

Barrett Comiskey
Electronic Ink
Patent No. 5,961,804
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Joseph Jacobson

Joseph Jacobson

Electronic Ink

Patent No. 6,124,851
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Sheldon Kaplan

Sheldon Kaplan

EpiPen® Auto-Injector

Patent No. 4,031,893
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Victor Lawrence

Victor Lawrence
Signal Processing in Telecommunications
Patent Nos. 4,034,197; 4,213,187
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Radia Perlman

Radia Perlman

Robust Network Routing and Bridging

Patent Nos. 5,086,428; 7,339,900
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John Silliker

John Silliker

Microbiological Food Safety and Testing

Patent No. 2,876,108
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William Sparks

William Sparks
Butyl Rubber
Patent No. 2,356,128
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Harriet Strong

Harriet Strong

Water Storage and Flood Control

Patent No. 374,378
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Ivan Sutherland

Ivan Sutherland

Display Windowing by Clipping

Patent No. 3,639,736
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Welton Taylor

Welton Taylor
Microbiological Food Safety and Testing
Patent No. 4,010,078
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Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas

Butyl Rubber

Patent No. 2,356,128
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The Event
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
2016 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee Enshrinement
Thursday, May 5, 2016
National Inventors Hall of Fame 2016 Induction Ceremony
Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Presenting Sponsor
United States Patent and Trademark Office

National Inventors Hall of Fame
Collegiate Inventors Competition
Invention Project
Camp Invention
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