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Patricia Bianconi

Synthetic Diamond Processes

Diamond is the hardest known material, natural or manmade, in existence, as well as a lasting and beautiful component of f

Patricia Billings


Patricia Billings of Kansas City, Missouri has invented one of the most revolutionary – and potentially profitab

Forrest Bird

Babybird Respirator

Forrest Bird, inventor of the first reliable, low-cost, mass-produced medical respirator, was born in Stoughton, Massachus

Clarence Birdseye

Birdseye Frozen Foods

Clarence Birdseye (1886-1956) found a way to flash-freeze foods and deliver them to the public - one of the most important

Hazel Bishop

Long Lasting Lipstick

Long-lasting lipstick was one of the first modern cosmetics of its kind, one that took advantage of advances in chemistry

John Blackburn

Intelligent Training System

Workplace fires cause billions of dollars in damage each year.

Ernesto Blanco

Stair-climbing wheelchair

Ernesto Blanco is one of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) leading teachers and practitioners of invention

Katherine Blodgett

Nonreflecting Glass

With a master's degree in hand at age 19, Katherine Blodgett (1898-1979) was the first female scientist to be hired by Gen

Bessie Blount

Electronic Feeding Device

Bessie Virginia Blount (1914-2009) led a remarkable life that began in Hickory, Virginia, where she was born on November 2

Walter Bogdon

Bogdon Reception Stick

Candymaker Walter Bogdon created the delightful novelty confection known as the Bogdon Reception Stick.

Nils Bohlin

Three-Point Safety Belt

Nils Ivar Bohlin, creator of the three-point lap/shoulder automobile seatbelt, was born on July 17, 1920 in Harnosand

Gail Borden

Condensed Milk

Gail Borden, Jr., creator of the first commercial process of condensing milk, was born in Norwich, New York on November 9,

Amar Bose

Direct / reflecting audio speakers

Amar Bose used his instincts and education to produce stereo speakers that are world-famous for giving high-end performanc

Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight

The Modern Athletic Shoe

Rubber-soled shoes were first mass-marketed as canvas top "sneakers" by U.S. Rubber, with its Keds® in 1917.