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Inventors at work : the minds and motivation behind modern inventions

Author: Brett Stern
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Apress, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of 23 interviews with inventors of famous products, innovations, and technologies. The conversations reveal how they come up with ideas and manage the first steps of inspiration, how they experiment, how they sell their ideas and secure funding, how the execute the final product, and how the commercialize and protect their work.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brett Stern
ISBN: 9781430245063 1430245069
OCLC Number: 798061884
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 310 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Gene Frantz, DSP chips --
Eric Fossum, image sensors --
Ron Popeil, housewares --
Robert Dennard, computer memory --
Gary Michelson, spinal implants --
Al Maurice, polymers --
Helen Greiner, robotics --
Glen Merfeld, batteries --
Steve Gass, table saws --
Karen Swider-Lyons, fuel cells --
Don Keck, fiber optics --
Bob Loce, imaging systems --
Lonnie Johnson, energy systems --
Tim Leatherman, folding hand tools --
Reyn Guyer, toys --
Bernhard von Lengerich, food manufacturing --
Curt Croley, Shane MacGregor, Graham Marshall, mobile devices --
Matthew Scholz, healthcare products --
Daria Mochly-Rosen, drugs --
Martin Keen, footwear --
Kevin Depperman, seed genomes --
John Calvert, Elizabeth Dougherty, USPTO --
Steve Wozniak, personal computers.
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