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Fulton Airphibian FA-3-101

Manufacturer:
Continental, Inc.  Search this
Designer:
Robert E. Fulton, Jr.  Search this
Materials:
Fuselage: steel tube with fabric covering
Dimensions:
Aircraft Car
Wingspan: 10.2 m (34 ft.) Wheel Base: 1.8m (72in)
Height: 2.34 m (7 ft. 8 in.) 1.5m (5ft)
Length: 6.76 m (22 ft. 2 in.) 3.8m (11 ft 6 in)
Weight: Empty 680.4 kg (1,500 lb) 496 kg (1100 lb)
Gross: 947 kg (2,100lb) 510 kg (1700 lb)
Type:
CRAFT
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1947-1953
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph J. Ryan
Inventory Number:
A19600127000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Thomas W. Haas We All Fly
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9a66335e2-bb5b-42ba-bf3a-9b7b1e9979c7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600127000

Jose L. Hernandez-Rebollar Innovative Lives Presentation

Creator:
Hernandez-Rebollar, Jose L.  Search this
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Transcripts
Audiocassettes
Digital images
Cd-roms
Date:
2005 August 3
Summary:
Jose L. Hernandez-Rebollar was born in the state of Puebla in Mexico. He is the inventor of the AcceleGlove, a prototype device which can translate the alphabet and over 300 words into American Sign Language. The collection contains original and reference audio cassettes of Dr. Rebollar's presentation, "The Process of Invention: The AcceleGlove," a transcript of the presentation, photocopies of his power point presentation slides, and a CD-ROM containing digital images taken at the presentation.
Scope and Contents:
Collection documents Dr. Jose L. Hernandez-Rebollar's invention prototype of the AcceleGlove. In his power point presentation The Process of Invention: The AcceleGlove, Rebollar discusses his childhood in Mexico and his educational background, emphasizing his Ph.D. work on the AcceleGlove at The George Washington University. Dr. Rebollar describes his research and his attempt to solve communication and translation problems associated with turning American Sign Language into spoken words and text. Rebollar also discusses American Sign Language and its applications. A demonstration of the AcceleGlove is given. The presentation concludes with a question and answer period.

Series 1: Original Audio Cassettes, 2005, is one audio cassette recording of Dr. Rebollar's Innovative Lives Presentation on August 3, 2005. The recording is approximately 70 minutes.

Series 2: Reference Audio Cassettes, 2005, contains copies of Dr. Rebollar's Innovative Lives Presentation on August 3, 2005.

Series 3: Transcript of presentation, August 3, 2005

Series 4: Digital Images, 2005, consists of one CD-ROM containing 46 digital images (jpeg files) documenting Dr. Rebollar's Innovative Lives Presentation. The digital images were taken by Richard Straus of Smithsonian Photographic Services.

Series 5: Power Point Slides contains two photocopied sets of the twenty-one slides used during Dr. Rebollar's power point presentation The Process of Invention: The AcceleGlove.
Arrangement:
Collection is divided into five series.

Series 1: Original Audio Cassette, August 3, 2005

Series 2: Reference Audio Cassettes, 2005

Series 3: Transcript of Presentation, August 3, 2005

Series 4: Digital Images, 2005

Series 5: Power Point Slides, 2005
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Jose L. Hernandez-Rebollar was born in the state of Puebla in México. He completed his B.S. in electronics at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in 1993 and received his masters in Electronics Engineering from the Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Optica y Electrónica (National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics) in 1997. In 1998, Dr. Rebollar obtained a Fulbright scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. at The George Washington University. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Science in Electrical Engineering in 2003. He majored in Signals and Systems with a minor in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and Bioelectronics.

Dr. Rebollar's invention, an electronic glove, called the AcceleGlove, can turn American Sign Language (ASL) gestures into spoken words or text. The glove is placed on the hand and strapped to the arm, allowing sensors on the glove to generate signals from the movement, orientation, and positioning of the hand and the fingers in relation to the body. These signals are analyzed by a micro-controller to find the position of the fingers and hand trajectory. The AcceleGlove translates the alphabet and over 300 words in American Sign Language.

The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation was founded in 1995 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History through a generous gift from the Lemelson Foundation. The Center's mission is: to document, interpret, and disseminate information about invention and innovation; to encourage inventive creativity in young people; and to foster an appreciation for the central role invention and innovation play in the history of the United States. The Innovative Lives series brings together Museum visitors and American inventors to discuss inventing and the creative process and to experiment and play with hands-on activities related to each inventor's product. This collection was created by the Innovative Lives Program of the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Provenance:
Transferred by Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, January 30, 2006.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Language and languages  Search this
Self-help devices for people with disabilities  Search this
Sign language  Search this
American Sign Language  Search this
Inventors -- 21st century  Search this
Inventions -- 21st century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Transcripts
Audiocassettes
Digital images
CD-ROMs
Citation:
Jose L. Hernandez-Rebollar Innovative Lives Program, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0917
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Jose L. Hernandez-Rebollar Innovative Lives Presentation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85f51aca3-98f7-4bb8-bee7-d145bd9f00ad
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0917
Online Media:

Records of Think Surgical, Inc.

Creator:
Think Surgical, Inc. (Fremont, California)  Search this
Names:
Bargar, William L.  Search this
Erbe, Klaus  Search this
Foley, Robert  Search this
Forstein, Micah  Search this
Nacion, Ramon  Search this
Newcomb, Alex  Search this
Engineer:
Hanson, Randall  Search this
Whiseant, Steve  Search this
Zuhars, Joel  Search this
Extent:
5.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 1 map folder, digital files)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1983-2010
bulk 1991-1994
Summary:
The collection documents the development of ROBODOC™, the first robot to perform surgery on a human in the United States through correspondence, memoranda, press clippings, press releases, engineering drawings, regulatory policies and procedures, photographs, and audiovisual materials.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the development of ROBODOC™, a robotic surgical system that would redefine precision joint replacement procedures. The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, press clippings, press releases, engineering drawings, regulatory policies and procedures, photographs, and audiovisual materials documenting the development of the ROBODOC™. The collection is strong in documentation about regulatory policies and procedures the company undertook for approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into six series.

Series 1: Project History and Background Materials, 1985-2003

Series 2: Engineering Materials, 1989-2000, bulk 1991-1993

Series 3: User Guides, 1991-2001

Series 4: Food and Drug Administration, 1987-2001

Series 5: Press Clippings, 1983-2010

Series 6: Audiovisual Materials, 1988-2009
Historical:
ROBODOC™ was the first robot to perform surgery in the United States. It was developed in 1986 by IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center, and researchers at the University of California, Davis. They formed a collaborative initiative to develop a surgical device for Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA). The team included William Bargar, M.D., Howard "Hap" Paul, D.V.M (1949- 1993), and engineers, Brent Mittelstadt and Peter Kazanides. See US Patent 5,769,092 for Computer-aided system for revision total hip replacement surgery and US Patent 5,806,518 for Method and system of positioning surgical robot, 1998. The original company, Integrated Surgical Systems (ISS) was incorporated in 1990.

The goal of ISS was to create a robotic surgical system that would redefine precision joint replacement procedures. Drilling into bone by hand is not always precise, and often requires glue to fill in empty spaces. Additionally there is a danger the bone will splinter. In this regard, ROBODOC is similar to computer-controlled machine tools. ROBODOC "mills" the bone or joint for accurate fitting similar to machine tools.

In May of 1990 the device was successfully tested on dogs. Since 1998 when it received 510 (K) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Total Hip Arthroplasty over 28,000 procedures have been performed worldwide.

ROBODOC™ was eventually sold in 2007 to Novatrix Biomedical, Inc. which formed Curexo Medical, Inc. to handle the acquisition of Integrated Surgical Systems, Inc. (ISS). ISS became THINK Surgical, Inc. in 2014.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Odex I Walking Robot Collection (AC0203)

Massie/McLurkin Innovative Lives Presentation and Interviews (AC0603)

Computer oral History Collection (AC0196)

Gerber Scientific Instrument Company Records (AC0929)
Provenance:
Collection donated by Think Surgical, Inc. through Dr. Mun In-Ki, CEO and President, April 2016.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Inventions -- 21st century  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Inventors -- 21st century  Search this
Medical Equipment  Search this
Medical innovations  Search this
Orthopedics  Search this
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1378
See more items in:
Records of Think Surgical, Inc.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8601b4863-51f3-42bd-93a9-45bf2acd55f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1378
Online Media:

African futures edited by Clemens Greiner, Steven van Wolputte, and Michael Bollig

Editor:
Greiner, Clemens  Search this
Wolputte, Steven van  Search this
Bollig, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 387 pages illustrations (chiefly color) 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa
Afrique
Date:
2022
21st century
1960-
21e siècle
Topic:
Civilization  Search this
Economic history  Search this
Forecasting  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Conditions sociales  Search this
Conditions économiques  Search this
Prévision  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1155747

Esquire's Portrait of the 21st Century: Elon Musk

Artist:
Lincoln Schatz, born 9 Dec 1963  Search this
Sitter:
Elon Musk, born 28 Jun 1971  Search this
Medium:
Single-channel generative video (color, silent)
Dimensions:
Duration: variable
Type:
Time-Based Media
Date:
2008
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Artwork\Photograph  Search this
Container\Bottle  Search this
Generative art  Search this
Elon Musk: Male  Search this
Elon Musk: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Elon Musk: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Entrepreneur\Technology  Search this
Elon Musk: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Business magnate  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Lincoln Schatz
Object number:
S/NPG.2010.119.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm495e4aa57-2019-45c9-9cf9-0f732ffcf36b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.2010.119.12

Esquire's Portrait of the 21st Century

Artist:
Lincoln Schatz, born 9 Dec 1963  Search this
Sitter:
George Timothy Clooney, born 6 May 1961  Search this
Meghan O'Sullivan, born 13 Sept 1969  Search this
J. Craig Venter, born 14 Oct 1946  Search this
Parag Khanna, born 27 Jul 1977  Search this
Brian Burton, born 29 Jul 1977  Search this
David Chang, born 5 Aug 1977  Search this
Jeffrey Preston Bezos, born 12 Jan 1964  Search this
Maya Arulpragasam, born 18 Jul 1975  Search this
Anthony Atala, born 1958  Search this
Mehmet Cengiz Oz, born 11 Jun 1960  Search this
Santiago Calatrava, born 28 Jul 1951  Search this
Marc Jacobs, born 9 Apr 1963  Search this
Elon Musk, born 28 Jun 1971  Search this
LeBron Raymone James, born 30 Dec 1984  Search this
Samantha Power, born 21 Sept 1970  Search this
Jay D. Keasling, born 12 Jan 1964  Search this
Noah Feldman, born 1970  Search this
Kenneth Griffin, born 15 Oct 1968  Search this
John Maeda, born 1966  Search this
Medium:
19 single-channel generative videos (color, silent)
Dimensions:
Duration: variable
Type:
Time-Based Media
Date:
2008
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Generative art  Search this
Jeffrey Preston Bezos: Male  Search this
Jeffrey Preston Bezos: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Jeffrey Preston Bezos: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Entrepreneur\Technology  Search this
J. Craig Venter: Male  Search this
J. Craig Venter: Science and Technology\Scientist\Biologist\Geneticist  Search this
Marc Jacobs: Male  Search this
Marc Jacobs: Visual Arts\Designer\Fashion designer  Search this
LeBron Raymone James: Male  Search this
LeBron Raymone James: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Basketball  Search this
Samantha Power: Female  Search this
Samantha Power: Literature\Writer  Search this
Samantha Power: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor  Search this
Samantha Power: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
Samantha Power: Politics and Government\US Representative to United Nations  Search this
Samantha Power: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
Jay D. Keasling: Male  Search this
Jay D. Keasling: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor  Search this
Jay D. Keasling: Science and Technology\Scientist\Biochemist  Search this
Jay D. Keasling: Science and Technology\Engineer\Chemical engineer  Search this
Jay D. Keasling: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor\Bioengineering  Search this
Noah Feldman: Male  Search this
Noah Feldman: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Noah Feldman: Literature\Writer  Search this
Noah Feldman: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor  Search this
Noah Feldman: Education and Scholarship\Scholar  Search this
Kenneth Griffin: Male  Search this
Kenneth Griffin: Business and Finance\Banker\Investment banker  Search this
John Maeda: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
John Maeda: Male  Search this
John Maeda: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor  Search this
John Maeda: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\University administrator\University president  Search this
John Maeda: Science and Technology\Scientist\Computer scientist  Search this
Maya Arulpragasam: Female  Search this
Maya Arulpragasam: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Maya Arulpragasam: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Maya Arulpragasam: Performing Arts\Performer  Search this
Anthony Atala: Male  Search this
Anthony Atala: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor  Search this
Anthony Atala: Medicine and Health\Medical Scientist  Search this
Anthony Atala: Medicine and Health\Physician\Urologist  Search this
Mehmet Cengiz Oz: Male  Search this
Mehmet Cengiz Oz: Literature\Writer  Search this
Mehmet Cengiz Oz: Medicine and Health\Physician\Surgeon\Cardiac surgeon  Search this
Santiago Calatrava: Male  Search this
Santiago Calatrava: Visual Arts\Architect  Search this
Elon Musk: Male  Search this
Elon Musk: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Elon Musk: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Entrepreneur\Technology  Search this
Elon Musk: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Business magnate  Search this
George Timothy Clooney: Male  Search this
George Timothy Clooney: Performing Arts\Director\Motion pictures  Search this
George Timothy Clooney: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist  Search this
George Timothy Clooney: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Meghan O'Sullivan: Female  Search this
Meghan O'Sullivan: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor  Search this
Parag Khanna: Male  Search this
Parag Khanna: Literature\Writer  Search this
Brian Burton: Male  Search this
Brian Burton: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
David Chang: Male  Search this
David Chang: Crafts and Trades\Culinary Arts\Chef  Search this
David Chang: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Restaurateur  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; partial gift of Lincoln Schatz
Object number:
NPG.2010.119
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 2008 Lincoln Schatz
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4861a893a-f67f-45a8-a505-ab1a6d4220e4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2010.119

Is America exceptional? A business history curator's perspective

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:36:19 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_fc5e3526f04e702dde4ec326225491e5

Director John Gray shares the joyful moments and lessons learned in opening a new wing

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:57:45 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_e2ffa6ff7516f354eb099ee6f409df7a

Manny Villafaña Papers

Creator:
GV Medical, Inc.  Search this
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.  Search this
CABG Medical, Inc.  Search this
ATS Medical, Inc.  Search this
St. Jude Medical, Inc.  Search this
Med General, Inc.  Search this
Kips Bay Medical, Inc.  Search this
Helix BioCore, Inc.  Search this
Villafana, Manny, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
10 Cubic feet (25 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Papers
Minutes
Annual reports
Clippings
Brochures
Reports
Press releases
Stock records
Date:
1961-2014
Summary:
The collection documents Manny Villafaña, inventor, entrepreneur and founder of several medical device companies since 1971. The majority of the collection pertains to St. Jude Medical, which introduced the mechanical heart valve technology that became the industry standard.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 10 cubic feet of material documenting Manny Villafaña, an inventor and entrepreneur. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence and clippings related to his professional life. There are a few personal items in the collection, such as a St. Jude prayer card, included with the records of St. Jude Medical and a photograph of Villafaña (1988) at the construction site of the Basilica of St. Mary.
Biographical / Historical:
Manny Villafaña (b. 1940- ) began his career in medical technology as a salesman for Medtronic, Inc., exploring the potential market in Argentina. Upon his return to the U.S. Villafaña went on to found Cardiac Pacemakers Inc. and later St. Jude Medical. During the decade following the founding of CPI, Manny Villafaña business savvy and medical technology know-how would propel him to celebrity in the Minnesota business community and national entrepreneurial scene. Some of the technology introduced by Villafaña's companies, such as the St. Jude's pyrolytic bileaflet artificial heart valve, have become industry standards. Villafaña would eventually found seven medical technology companies, with Kips Bay being the most recent.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Wilson Greatbatch Innovative Lives Presentation, 1996 (ACNMAH 0601)

James A. E. Halkett and Sigmund A. Wesolowski, M.D., Papers, 1948-1951 (ACNMAH 0220)

Van Phillips Oral History and Papers, 1991-2004 (ACNMAH 0859)

George Edward Burch Papers, 1984-1986 (ACNMAH 0316)

James A. E. Halkett and Sigmund A. Wesolowski, M.D., Papers, 1948-1951 (ACNMAH 0220)

Materials at Other Organizations

Conversazione, November 20, 1997, January 21, 1998 and May 20, 1998. Oral history is on file at the Minnesota Historical Society.
Separated Materials:
Related heart valves are in the Division of Medicine and Science, National Museum of American History. See Accession 2015.003.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Manny Villafaña on January 29, 2015.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cardiovascular Equipment Industry  Search this
Heart, Artificial  Search this
Inventors -- 21st century  Search this
Medical Equipment  Search this
Medical innovations  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Inventions -- 21st century  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Heart -- Surgery  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1980-2010
Papers
Minutes
Annual reports
Clippings
Correspondence -- 20th century
Brochures
Correspondence -- 21st century
Reports
Annual reports -- 20th century
Press releases
Stock records
Citation:
Manny Villafaña Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1340
See more items in:
Manny Villafaña Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cb57dd20-d95b-4a2d-9751-ccd23465facd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1340

Folia Water Materials

Creator:
Dankovich, Theresa  Search this
Names:
Folia Water  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Filters
Date:
2016.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of the Safe Water Book, loose filters, and a Tasita, a filter holder that connects two bottles together, created by chemist and inventor, Theresa Dankovich.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Biographical / Historical:
Dankovich created the Safe Water Book, a book of silver-nanoparticle filter papers that kill disease and bacteria. The paper filters are called Folia Filters. The filters are used in conjunction with the Tasita, a plastic filter that holds the paper and connects two bottles together. The filters come in the form of Safe Water Books. Each book contains 26 filters and one book provides a year of safe drinking water. Dankovich holds a B.S. in fiber science from Cornell, an M.S. in agricultural and environmental chemistry from the University of California, Davis, and a Ph.D in chemistry from McGill University. She is the Chief Technology officer and Chairwoman of Folia Water, a company she founded in 2015.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Theresa Dankovich, 2016.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Health  Search this
Inventions -- 21st century  Search this
Filters and filtration  Search this
Water -- Purification -- Filtration  Search this
Inventors -- 21st century  Search this
Water -- Bacteriology  Search this
Sanitation  Search this
Public health  Search this
Entrepreneurship  Search this
Water -- Filtration  Search this
Drinking water  Search this
Water -- Purification  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Filters
Citation:
Folia Water Materials, 2016, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1407
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8bbd16421-d318-4ccb-a23f-7190fb0aee87
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1407

Elwood Norris Innovative Lives Presentation and Oral History

Topic:
Innovative Lives Program (NMAH public program series)
HyperSonic Sound
Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Interviewee:
Norris, Elwood  Search this
Interviewer:
Rosenthal, Paul R.  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Oral history
Interviews
Compact discs
Date:
March 10, 2007
Scope and Contents:
Presentation of Elwood ("Woody") Norris, the inventor of HyperSonic Sound (HSS) at the Arlington Public Library in Arlington, Virginia; and oral history interview with Lemelson Center staff member Paul Rosenthal. Norris discusses his life and inventions.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Elwood "Woody" Norris began his training in electronics by repairing broken radios as a child and learning all he could about the field. A classic independent inventor, Norris is self-educated, self-funded and self-motivated. With inventions spanning fields from acoustics to aviation to medicine, Norris is changing technology for the better. His achievements have earned him the 2005 Lemelson-MIT Prize.

Devoid of a woofer and tweeter, Norris' HyperSonic Sound (HSS®) system consists of an emitter measuring as little as one-sixteenth of an inch thick, digital processor and amplfier. Designed to control the direction of sound emitted, HSS is focused like a laser beam. When aimed directly at a listener it has the effect of wearing headphones, almost like a voice inside one's head. It projects high-frequency sound in the air, which produces ultrasonic waves that can also be made to bounce off walls or other objects, unlike conventional speakers which are larger and typically require a box. The sound is clearer and remains at the same level for all listeners over great distances, since it does not radiate in all directions like a conventional speaker. HSS has been used for targeted messaging and capturing customer attention with sound, with additional applications targeted for the future, such as surround sound in home theaters. A side benefit of HSS is that people can move aside from the sound beam if they don't want to listen.

In 1967, inspired by Doppler radar, Norris created a sonar tool to isolate different movements inside the human body. This Transcutaneous Doppler system, which sends ultrasound through the skin, was designed to listen to targeted sounds, and was a precursor to the sonogram.

Mostly computer operated with handlebar assistance, Norris's AirScooter® invention is a personal transportation vehicle that weighs just over 250 pounds. The AirScooter has two counter-rotating blades with two pontoons, and Norris plans to offer an optional GPS navigational system in the future. While originally envisioned for recreational users, it has also sparked the interest of law enforcement officials and general commuters.

In the mid-1980s, Norris created a hands-free ear-mounted speaker/microphone device operating on the principle that sound travels through the bones in a persons head. The device was designed at the request of NASA, as a replacement for the built-in microphone in helmets used by astronauts. Norris's patents were sold to the Danish audio company, JABRA Corporation who produced a commercial version of the cell phone headset.

Another invention by Norris is Flashback® the first handheld recording and playback device that eliminated audio-tape. It uses non-volatile flash memory and is totally solid state—no moving parts.

Norris founded and served as Director and President of Parametric Sound Corporation, now known as Turtle Beach Corporation, and also served as Chief Scientist at Turtle Beach. He also founded LRAD Corporation and was the Chairman of LRAD Corporation's Board of Directors before retiring in 2010.

Most recently, Norris has been working on BolaWrap, a handheld, non-lethal restraining device, currently being used by hundreds of law enforcement agencies. The small device works like a lasso, designed to detain people without causing severe injury. Norris expects to offer a range of new product solutions to "help meet the challenges of modern policing."

Norris, who grew up in Cumberland, Maryland, attributes some of his success to his high school drama group which developed his public speaking and confidence and even earned him a national thespian award. Norris has garnered over 100 U.S. patents in the fields of electrical and acoustic engineering. He currently serves as Chief Technology Officer for Wrap Technologies Inc.

Source

Lemelson-MIT Program (https://lemelson.mit.edu/award-winners/elwood-woody-norris last accessed on April 21, 2021)
Provenance:
Audio and video recordings created by the Innovative Lives Program of the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, March 10, 2007.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Inventors -- 21st century  Search this
Sound  Search this
Inventions -- 21st century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral history -- 2000-2010
Interviews -- 2000-2010
Compact discs
Citation:
Elwood Norris Innovative Lives Presentation and Oral History, March 10, 2007, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1108
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep818fd0432-1416-473f-bb4a-ddb3ae8f080b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1108

Productions

Topic:
21st Century Elephant (Television program)
9/11: Stories in Fragments (Television program)
9/11: Day That Changed the World (Television program)
Aerial America (Television series)
Air Disasters (Television series)
Amazon River Crocs (Television program)
Amphibian Rescue (Television program)
Big Cats of the Savannah (Television program)
Bionic Vet (Television series)
Born Fighting (Television program)
Cheetah: Price of Speed (Television program)
Decoding Immortality (Television program)
Dive Detectives (Television series)
Diving with Crocodiles (Television program)
Doomsday in Tunguska (Television program)
Fighting Irish of the Civil War (Television program)
Garden Secrets (Television secrets)
Goshawk: Soul of the Wind (Television program)
Helicopter Missions (Television series)
Hip Hop: The Furious Force of Rhymes (Television program)
Hunt for the Double Eagle (Television program)
Islam and the West (Television series)
Kingfisher (Television program)
Kuru: The Science and the Sorcery (Television program)
Lions in Battle (Television program)
Maharajas Motor Car (Television program)
Merlin: The Legend (Television program)
Mighty Ships (Television series)
Mission to Murder Hitler (Television program)
Mystery of the Hope Diamond (Television program)
Mystery of the Nazca Lines (Television program)
Nature's Dive Bombers (Television program)
Nature's Matchmaker (Television program)
North Pole Conspiracy (Television program)
Oasis Earth (Television program)
Phil Collins: Going Back to Detroit (Television program)
Pioneers Turned Millionaires (Television series)
Polar Bear: Living on Thin Ice (Television program)
Real Story (Television series)
Secrets of the Taj Mahal (Television program)
Smithsonian Spotlight (Television series)
Stealing Shakespeare (Television program)
The Re-Inventors (Television series)
The Wyeths: A Man and his Family (Television program)
Trashopolis (Television series)
Warriors of the Kalahari (Television program)
Wildlife: Kings of the Prairie (Television program)
World War II: Final Days (Television program)
Zoo Vets: Fangs, Flippers and Tusks (Television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Extent:
0.41 cu. ft. (0.41 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
2011
Descriptive Entry:
Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. It was formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series and ground-breaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage. This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Museums and television  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-610, Smithsonian Channel, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 12-610
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-610

British design from 1948 : innovation in the modern age / [edited by] Christopher Breward & Ghislaine Wood

Author:
Breward, Christopher 1965-  Search this
Wood, Ghislaine  Search this
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Physical description:
400 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
2012
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Design  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1013129

Hands on : Dutch design in de 21ste eeuw / Jeroen Junte ; foto's Maarten Schets = Hands on : Dutch design in the 21st century / Jeroen Junte ; photos Maarten Schets ; [translation Michael Meert]

Title:
Hands on, Dutch design in the 21st century
Dutch design in de 21ste eeuw
Dutch design in the 21st century
Author:
Junte, Jeroen  Search this
Physical description:
277 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Netherlands
Date:
2011
C2011
21st century
Topic:
Design--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1008542

Graphic design worlds : words / edited by Giorgio Camuffo, Maddalena Dalla Mura ; [translations, Jeremy Scott, Sylvia Notini]

Author:
Camuffo, Giorgio  Search this
Dalla Mura, Maddalena  Search this
Triennale Design Museum (Milan, Italy)  Search this
Physical description:
333 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibition catalogues
Date:
2011
©2011
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Graphic arts--History  Search this
Designers--Interviews  Search this
Graphic arts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1013113

Ten objects that will help you understand Latinx history

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 29 Sep 2021 21:28:47 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_6dd32c58127e6005382943c2db5613c4

Reinventing the chair, a pencil sketch in three dimensions

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 01 May 2015 18:27:58 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_3d816d9805049fa7103d14ce758e8ac4

Fritos pie : stories, recipes, and more / Kaleta Doolin ; foreword by Davia Nelson

Author:
Doolin, Kaleta 1950-  Search this
Subject:
Doolin, Charles Elmer 1903-1959  Search this
Doolin, Charles Elmer 1903-1959 Family  Search this
Frito-Lay, Inc History  Search this
Frito-Lay, Inc History  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 201 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2011
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Corn products industry--History  Search this
Family-owned business enterprises--History  Search this
Corn chips  Search this
Cooking (Corn)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_966515

Smart phones: Collecting an electronic montage

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Lectures
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:26:55 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_03b143c13cc3f7ce0ff6b821671be8e3

Ten objects that will help you understand Latinx history

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 29 Sep 2021 21:28:47 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_3b0c1285f9f1e78da964b631a316bc21

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