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Alexander Graham Bell U.S. inventor of the telephone (b.1847--d.1922).
Archimedes a Greek mathematician and inventor (287?-212 B.C.).
artificer a person skilled in designing and constructing things; inventor. [1/2 definitions]
Benjamin Franklin U.S. statesman, inventor, diplomat, postmaster, scientist, and author, considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America (b. 1706--d. 1790).
coinventor combined form of inventor.
Henry Ford U.S. automobile manufacturer and inventor who created the Ford Motor company and pioneered mass production of automobiles (b.1863--d.1947).
James Watt a Scottish engineer and inventor of the steam engine (b.1736--d.1819).
Johann Gutenberg a German printer considered to be the inventor of the system of printing with movable type (b.1400?--d.1468?).
Nikola Tesla a Croatian-born U.S. inventor who developed alternating electric current (b.1856--d.1943).
patent a government grant to an inventor, giving for a specified period the exclusive right to make, use, or sell an invented device, process, or the like. [1/7 definitions]
patented having a patent, a legal protection that allows an inventor the sole rights to make, use, or sell what he or she has invented for a particular period of time.
Samuel Morse a U.S. artist and inventor (b.1791--d.1872).
Thomas Alva Edison a U.S. inventor (b.1847--d.1931).