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2015 Inductees
George Alcorn

George Alcorn

X-ray Spectrometer

Patent No. 4,472,728
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John Burke

John Burke

Artificial Skin

Patent No. 4,060,081
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Mary-Dell Chilton

Mary-Dell Chilton
Transgenic Plant
Patent No. 6,051,757
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Edith Clarke

Edith Clarke

Graphical Calculator

Patent No. 1,552,113
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Marion Donovan

Marion Donovan

Waterproof Diaper Cover

Patent No. 2,556,800
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Charles Drew

Charles Drew
Surgical Needle
Patent No. 2,389,355
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Jaap Haartsen

Jaap Haartsen

Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

Patent No. 6,590,928
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Thomas Jennings

Thomas Jennings

Dry Scouring

Patent No. 3306x
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Kristina M.  Johnson

Kristina M. Johnson
Polarization-Control Technology
Patent No. 5,132,826
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Paul B. MacCready

Paul B. MacCready

Gossamer Condor

Patent No. 4,206,892
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Shuji Nakamura

Shuji Nakamura

Blue LED

Patent No. 5,290,393
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Stanford R. Ovshinsky

Stanford R. Ovshinsky
Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery
Patent No. 4,575,330
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Gary D. Sharp

Gary D. Sharp

Polarization-Control Technology

Patent No. 5,132,826
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Ioannis Yannas

Ioannis Yannas

Artificial Skin

Patent No. 4,060,081
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