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2019 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees

Nineteen innovation pioneers were announced on January 8th as the 2019 Class of the National Inventors Hall of Fame®(NIHF) on the main stage at CES®.

These innovators, whose inventions range from the UNIX operating system to fluoride toothpaste, will be celebrated as the newest Class of Inductees during the NIHF Induction Ceremony. In partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), NIHF will honor these Inductees in Washington, D.C. on May 1-2 at one of the innovation industry’s most highly anticipated events — “The Greatest Celebration of American Innovation.”

“I am honored to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame,” said 2019 Inductee Bill Warner, pioneer of digital nonlinear editing for video. “I love how inventions can change the world for the better, and I am thrilled to join this year’s Class.”

THE CLASS OF 2019

• Chieko Asakawa: Web Browser for the Blind and Visually Impaired 

Chieko Asakawa invented the Home Page Reader (HPR), the first practical voice browser to provide effective Internet access for blind and visually impaired computer users. Designed to enable users to surf the internet and navigate web pages through a computer’s numeric keypad instead of a mouse, HPR debuted in 1997; by 2003, it was widely used around the world.

• Jeff Kodosky and James Truchard: Virtual Instrumentation – LabVIEW™

Kodosky and Truchard introduced LabVIEW in 1986 as a graphical programming language that enables user-defined testing and measurement and control systems. It grew to be used by engineers, scientists, academics and students around the world.

• Rebecca Richards-Kortum: Medical Devices for Low-Resource Settings

Rebecca Richards-Kortum develops low-cost, high-performance medical technologies for people in places where traditional medical equipment is not an option. She’s led the development of optical technologies to improve early detection of cervical, oral and esophageal cancer; and tools to improve newborn survival in Africa, including the Pumani CPAP system for newborns with breathing problems; BiliSpec for measuring bilirubin levels to detect jaundice; and DoseRight, for accurate dosing of children’s liquid medication.

• Dennis Ritchie (Posthumous) and Ken Thompson: UNIX Operating System 

Thompson and Ritchie’s creation of the UNIX operating system and the C programming language were pivotal developments in the progress of computer science. Today, 50 years after its beginnings, UNIX and UNIX-like systems continue to run machinery from supercomputers to smartphones. The UNIX operating system remains the basis of much of the world’s computing infrastructure, and C language — written to simplify the development of UNIX — is one of the most widely used languages today.

• Edmund O. Schweitzer III: Digital Protective Relay

Schweitzer brought the first microprocessor-based digital protective relay to market, revolutionizing the performance of electric power systems with computer-based protection and control equipment, and making a major impact in the electric power utility industry. Schweitzer’s more precise, more reliable digital relay was one-eighth the size, one-tenth the weight and one-third the price of previous mechanical relays.

• David Walt: Microwell Arrays

Walt created microwell arrays that could analyze thousands of genes simultaneously, revolutionizing the field of genetic analysis. His technology accelerated the understanding of numerous human diseases and is now being used in diagnosis. It has also made DNA sequencing more affordable and accessible.

• William J. Warner: Digital Nonlinear Editing System

Bill Warner invented the Avid Media Composer — a digital nonlinear editing system for film and video. Warner’s technology revolutionized film and video post-production by providing editors with faster, more intuitive and more creative techniques than were possible with traditional analog linear methods.

• John Baer, Karl H. Beyer Jr., Frederick Novello and James Sprague: Thiazide Diuretics/Chlorothiazide (Posthumous)

Beyer, Sprague, Baer and Novello were part of the Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories team that pioneered thiazide diuretics, the first class of drugs to safely and effectively treat hypertension. Today, thiazide diuretics remain a first-line treatment for high blood pressure and related heart problems.

• S. Duncan Black and Alonzo G. Decker: Portable Hand-Held Electric Drill (Posthumous)

Virtually all of today’s electric drills descend from the original portable hand-held drill developed by Black and Decker, whose invention spurred the growth of the modern power tool industry. By 1920, Black & Decker surpassed $1 million in annual sales and soon had offices in eight U.S. cities and a factory in Canada. Today, the company is known as Stanley Black & Decker.

• Andrew Higgins: LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel); Higgins Boats (Posthumous)

Higgins, a New Orleans-based boat builder and inventor, developed and manufactured landing craft critical to the success of the U.S. military during World War II. The best known was the Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP), or Higgins Boat, used to land American troops on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.

• Joseph Lee: Bread Machines (Posthumous)
The son of slaves, Boston-area entrepreneur Joseph Lee was a pioneer in the automation of bread and bread-crumb making during the late 1800s. The self-educated inventor was a successful hotel and restaurant owner who created his machines to allow for greater efficiency in his kitchens, and by 1900 his devices were used by many of America’s leading hotels and were a fixture in hundreds of the country’s leading catering establishments.

 Joseph Muhler and William Nebergall: Stannous Fluoride Toothpaste (Posthumous)

Dentist and biochemist Muhler and inorganic chemist Nebergall developed a cavity-preventing product using stannous fluoride. In 1956, Crest®toothpaste was introduced nationally. Four years later, it became the first toothpaste to be recognized by the American Dental Association as an effective decay-preventing agent.

For full biographies of each Inductee, visit invent.org/honor/inductees/.

THE CELEBRATION

The Class of 2019 will be honored at “The Greatest Celebration of American Innovation,” a two-day event held in our nation’s capital. Danica McKellar — star of the TV show “The Wonder Years,” Hallmark Channel regular, mathematician and author — will serve as master of ceremonies.

• May 1 – Illumination Ceremony at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum at the USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, where new Inductees will place illuminated hexagons displaying their names in the Gallery of Icons.

• May 2 – The 47th Annual National Inventors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., where the new Inductee class will be honored for their contributions to society during an evening including a black-tie dinner, ceremony and after party. To learn more about the event, visit invent.org/honor/inductees/induction-ceremony/.

“The National Inventors Hall of Fame honors the innovation game-changers who have transformed our world,” said NIHF CEO Michael Oister. “Through inventions as diverse as life-saving medicines and web browsers for the visually impaired, these superhero innovators have made significant advances in our daily lives and well-being.”

Autotalks X CES 2019

Autotalks, a world leader in V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communications solutions, was selected by HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, to provide the V2X chipset for its Telematics platform which will be showcased at CES® 2019. Autotalks’ second generation chipsets, which were selected, are mass-market ready and support both DSRC and C-V2X direct communications (PC5 protocol).

HARMAN will showcase an impressive connectivity display of its Telematics platform with C-V2X capabilities. The live demonstration will show a vehicle communicating with a motorcycle using C-V2X direct communications, where the Autotalks chipset is used in both. Harman’s solution consists of a modular TCU (Telematics Control Unit) accommodating a cellular NAD (Network Access Device) side by side Autotalks’ second generation chipset providing C-V2X capabilities. Autotalks C-V2X capabilities consist of a 3GPP compliant PC5 modem, with dual antenna and diversity for both transmission and reception, as well as an optimized closed-loop remote antenna solution for the highest radio performance. 

“Autotalks is proud to work with HARMAN on their TCU with our secure and deployment ready C-V2X solution,” said Hagai Zyss, CEO of Autotalks. “We are excited to have our chipset inside HARMAN’s Telematics platform and to demonstrate the flexibility and maturity of our global V2X solution which has been chosen for series production by leading automakers.”

“Together with HARMAN, we will achieve deployment readiness before the mass-commercialization of C-V2X in China and elsewhere.” added Zyss.

“We are pleased to showcase Autotalks’ C-V2X capabilities in our Telematics platform at CES 2019,” said Mike Peters, President, Connected Car division at HARMAN. “The Autotalks chipset provides us with the flexibility, security and performance needed in today’s worldwide market for telematics and V2X.”

Autotalks’ V2X chipset is currently available for customer and partner demonstrations.

To watch Autotalks’ new video: https://youtu.be/_PJR0ZZjxGY

FISKER’S New Emotion Battery

A new era in emotionally stirring electric luxury vehicle design – complemented with global technological breakthroughs in battery technology for charging EVs and personal consumer electronics alike – is arriving at CES 2018 with Fisker’s two global launches.

Supercar desire, five integrated Quanergy S3 LiDAR sensors for autonomous driving, automatic butterfly doors, the ‘luxury interior of the future’ and more highlight the stunning EMotion

-Fisker’s patent-pending Flexible Solid-State Battery changes global perception on EV charging and powering personal electronics with 2.5 times the energy density of lithium-ion; Working battery and bulk battery will be on display at CES

Samsung Unveils Thunderbolt Monitor

Samsung Unveils First Thunderbolt 3 QLED Curved Monitor at CES 2018.

Monitor featuring Thunderbolt 3 connectivity Streamlines Performance and Enhances Content Presentation for Entertainment and Professional Users- At CES 2018, Samsung Electronics Canada expanded the connectivity and performance capabilities of its signature curved display line-up with the debut of its new CJ791 monitor, the first curved monitor to feature Intel Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Designed for entertainment and business audiences, the 34-inch CJ791 model aligns single-source power and processing speed with an exceptional picture quality for a comfortable and productive user experience.

Through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, CJ791 users can link and dock their monitor and laptop without extensive wiring. The Thunderbolt 3 connection provides processing speed of up to 40 Gigabits per second (Gbps) – a rate nearly four times faster than current USB alternatives¹ – allowing users to enjoy connectivity across a full ecosystem of docks, displays and peripheral devices including iOS laptops, USB type-C laptops, and other desktop accessories like storage drives or external graphics cards. The Thunderbolt 3 interface also enables the CJ791 to provide up to 85 watts (W) of laptop charging power.

Whether for gaming or professional use, the CJ791 aligns Thunderbolt 3 connectivity with our immersive curvature and QLED picture quality, pushing the envelope of innovation and intuitive design,” said Pat Bugos, Vice President, Consumer Electronics, Samsung Canada. Efficiency at Work The CJ791’s clear, detail-rich design empowers business users to efficiently complete a range of tasks. The 21:9 aspect ratio provides ample screen real estate for multitasking, while a complementary 3440×1440 ultra-wide QHD resolution elevates content and imagery with nearly 2.5 times the pixel density of full HD alternatives². In turn, professionals can view large files, spreadsheets and data tables in a more readable format, and without extensive scrolling or zooming. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com

REMIX

V-MODA Offers REMIX Bluetooth® Speaker & Headphone Amp


World’s first 3D-printed fully faceted custom product with hi-fi sound quality


V-MODA (LVCC South Hall, Booth #MP25679), the award-winning maker of the world’s finest high-fidelity audio devices, is exhibiting REMIX – the company’s first portable Bluetooth® speaker that delivers uncompromising sound quality and design along with unrivaled 3D-printed customization options for every surface. The culmination of three years of R&D involving dozens of engineers and over 50 prototypes, REMIX is the next chapter in the V-MODA story.

“After developing our critically acclaimed headphones, we felt it was time to evolve, to ‘remix’ the V-MODA sound into a new form. We already had our innovative headphones with their world-renowned sound, materials and personalization; why can’t a speaker achieve the same goals and excel at the same vision?” says Val Kolton, V-MODA’s founder. “Now, after three long years of development, V-MODA’s REMIX is ready – travel-friendly and compact, yet with full-bodied sound that’s as detailed at low volumes as it is at full power. It is a historic landmark product because it is the first consumer product available right now where all surfaces are customizable via futuristic, additive-manufacturing technology.”

Built on the foundation of V-MODA’s multi-award-winning audio technology, REMIX projects precise and vibrant sound at all listening levels. Available in two finishes – minimal CNC aluminum and luxurious vegan leather – this premium speaker exemplifies the work of V-MODA’s Milano-based design studio; classically styled, beautifully proportioned and completely customizable on all six sides to reflect the personality of its owner.

Measuring just over 7.8″ (20cm) wide, REMIX is designed to go anywhere, delivering phenomenal, lifelike sound wherever you go. Powered by a newly designed glass-fiber diaphragm and long coil drivers, REMIX also features a rear-mounted bass reflex port for an accurate, clearly defined sound that’s powerful enough for monitoring duties during mobile recording and production. REMIX is not just for traveling – it is also ideal for the home or the office, completely transforming the sound of a laptop computer, or bringing superior audio reproduction into the bedroom or outdoors. 
Another remarkable world’s-first is that REMIX includes a headphone amplifier in wired analog mode, which is comparable to standalone headphone amplifiers worth $200 or more. Owners of high-end, higher-impedance headphones can drive them as they were made to be driven – with 83mW x 2 energy – thanks to REMIX’s built-in V-MODA VAMP technology and experience. Headphone amplifiers have far greater wattages than conventional smartphones and computers, which are generally built to drive earbuds rather than high-end headphones. Audiophiles have long understood the benefits of including a headphone amplifier in their audio setup, and now consumers can, too.

As the world’s first 3D-printed custom speaker, all six sides of REMIX can be personalized (patent-pending). Using V-MODA’s renowned jewelry-grade 3D-printing expertise, owners can add new sides, change the front grill or even replace the main “C-shell” housing for the ultimate in bespoke appearance.

A range of materials is available: lightweight matte fiber in nine vibrant colors (from $40 to $250 depending on the parts), five distinctive versions of steel ($140 to $2,000), raw brass and bronze (sides only, $3,500), sterling silver (sides only, $4,500), 14k gold-plated and rhodium (sides only, $5,000), 14-karat gold (sides only, $130,000) and even platinum (sides only, $370,000).

REMIX is now available in Black or Silver for $300.00 (USD) at V-MODA.com/REMIX and authorized resellers in the U.S.

3D printing customization is also available exclusively at V-MODA.com/REMIX with prices of 3D parts ranging down from $370,000 to $40.

FISKER × QUANERGY

 Fisker Inc., electric vehicle OEM, designer and manufacturer of uniquely stunning electric vehicles complemented with some of the longest EV ranges on earth, has officially announced it will showcase the all-new EMotion with Quanergy Systems, Inc. in booth #3315 at the upcoming 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. In partnership with Fisker Inc., Quanergy Systems, Inc., the leading provider of LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, will be integrating five of Quanergy’s S3 LiDAR sensors into the Fisker EMotion which will be showcased as part of the vehicle during CES January 9-12, 2018. CES will mark the first time media and showgoers will get an up close and personal look of Fisker’s newest vehicle creation.

Dedicated to bringing real-world autonomous driving to market, Fisker Inc. and Quanergy Systems, Inc. are working closely in partnership to integrate autonomous hardware, specifically LiDAR, in the Fisker EMotion body design as a seamless part of the vehicle and not an aesthetic eyesore. Quanergy’s LiDAR sensors lead the industry in all six key commercialization areas of price, performance, reliability, size, weight, and power efficiency, while meeting the mass deployment requirements of durability and dependability. The front end of the Fisker EMotion is inspired by the integration of the LiDAR in the center chrome piece – an aesthetic set to be the design DNA of all future Fisker vehicles. The smart sensing technology enables real-time 3D mapping and object detection, tracking and classification. The Fisker Emotion will be available in 2019 and will feature the Quanergy S3 LiDAR sensor and all autonomous features as part of an optional upgraded package for customers.

“The Fisker EMotion is set to be the next leader in electric vehicles and we are honored to be a part of this groundbreaking opportunity by providing our LiDAR sensors to help guide drivers on the road,” said Louay Eldada, Quanergy CEO. “Our leading LiDAR sensors will elevate the autonomous capabilities of the EMotion to support Henrik’s vision of a truly autonomous and connected experience in a luxury automobile that will further advance the world’s view of autonomous and electric vehicles.”

“The Emotion has been a dream of mine for many years and bringing it to life has been a journey of finding the best partners to incorporate the leading technology and design to make the EMotion the best possible electric vehicle on the road – advancing the conversation and mainstream capabilities of all electric vehicles on the road,” said Henrik Fisker, founder and CEO of Fisker Inc. “Partnering with Quanergy to incorporate their LiDAR systems is the missing piece needed to elevate the technology needed to give customers a true electric, autonomous and connected experience.”

  • Design: The Fisker EMotion luxury electric car, set for production in 2019, features design elements never before seen in the automotive industry. 
    • The first vehicle to be truly designed with an EV powertrain in mind: longer wheelbase designed for the world’s largest EV battery pack, a stretched cabin for more interior space and more.
    • A much more dramatically sloping aerodynamic front-end with panoramic views of the road ahead.
    • The carbon rim wheels are sized to give the car the right body volume over the wheels with a powerful, timeless sculptured form.
    • The interior will redefine the way we think of a luxury car interior, incorporating the most advanced future technologies enhancing functionality and user experience.
    • All with the most emotionally stunning style available on an EV.
  • Battery Technology: Fisker and LG Chem are ensuring that Fisker vehicles like the EMotion will leverage the power of the highest energy density cell in the world by using state-of-the-art NCM chemistry (developed by LG Chem). Fisker is also developing a highly sophisticated and thermally advanced battery pack for the EMotion that will package the largest amount of LG Chem cells ever seen before in an EV.
    • Safety: The EMotion will feature the highest battery safety features in the industry at cell, module and pack level. 
  • Charging Technology: Fisker is working on its Ultra Charger™ in close collaboration with one of the world’s premiere engineering companies, to fast charge EVs/hybrids (not just Fiskers) in ways that have never even been dreamed in the industry. Technology that literally will change the way the market and consumers think of/understand vehicle charging, infrastructure and more.  With innovation both in battery and charging tech, the Fisker EMotion will charge for 125 miles in nine minutes, with a 400 mile range overall. 
  • Servicing EVs/Hybrids: Fisker is developing a fully connected service experience for the customers. A truly premium experience will have concierge service and vehicle telematics systems integrated directly into the growing national network of Fisker service centers – enabling vehicles to eventually be able to automatically identify available service center, integrate service appointments with vehicle owners’ personal calendars, order parts, report problems and communicate service progress. Digital keys will enable a Fisker concierge to pick up and drop off vehicles without inconveniencing owners.
  • Price of Fisker EMotion Base price is set at $129,900. www.FiskerInc.com

Fisker Inc. is committed to bring these long range and fast charging innovations into the high volume electric vehicle market that will drive the mass adoption of electric vehicles. Fisker is currently also working on a high volume spacious family vehicle that will feature some of the game changing electric vehicle innovations shown in the Fisker EMotion.

About Fisker Inc.
California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most stunning electric vehicles complemented with the longest EV range on earth. The brainchild of EV pioneer and world-leading automotive designer, Henrik Fisker, Fisker Inc.’s mission is to set a new standard of excellence and performance in the electric vehicle industry – developing unique, high-performance electric vehicles with disruptive design and battery technology. To learn more, visitwww.FiskerInc.com.

About Quanergy Systems, Inc.
Quanergy Systems was founded in 2012 and builds on decades of experience of its team in the areas of optics, photonics, optoelectronics, robotics, artificial Intelligence, machine learning and controls. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, Quanergy offers the world’s leading LiDAR sensors and software for the capture and processing of 3D spatial data, and object detection, tracking and classification. Its sensing systems improve safety, efficiency and costs in sectors ranging from transportation and security to industrial automation and 3D terrestrial and aerial mapping. In transportation, the data is utilized in real time to greatly improve the accuracy and reliability of on-board driver safety systems and enhance them with perception, scenario analysis, and decision making capability for cost-effective and robust advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle (AV) solutions. Quanergy’s LiDARs lead in all key commercialization areas – price, performance, reliability, size, weight, power efficiency – while meeting the mass deployment requirements of durability and dependability using solid state technology. For more information, visit www.quanergy.com.