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One hundred patents that shaped the modern world.

Author: David Segal
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Patent documents describe inventions and offer accurate information about the history of technology. This book shows how patents and the inventions they describe have shaped the modern world. Patent  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Segal
ISBN: 9780198834311 0198834314
OCLC Number: 1089914361
Description: 226 sidor
Contents: Preface: Facts, Alternative Facts and Patent Literature1: Electric telegraph (1840)2: Vulcanisation of rubber (1844)3: Mauveine (1857)4: Dynamite (1868)5: Celluloid (1869)6: Barbed wire (1874)7: Gelignite (1875)8: The telephone (1876)9: Electric lamp (1880)10: Alternating current motors (1888)11: Diesel compressor engine (1896)12: Acetylsalicylic acid (1900)13: Wireless telegraphy (1901)14: Tarmac (1904)15: The diode (1905)16: The triode (1907)17: Haber-Bosch process (1910)18: Cellophane (1918)19: Insulin (1923)20: Television (1924)21: Frozen food (1930)22: Monopoly (1935)23: Polythene (1937)24: Nylon (1938)25: Xerography (1940)26: Polytetrafluoroethylene (1941)27: Frequency-hopping (1942)28: Synthetic polymers: Terylene (1946)29: Radar (1947)30: Point-contact transistor (1947)31: Semiconductor amplifier (1950)32: Programmable stored-memory computer (1951)33: Barcode (1952)34: Cavity magnetron (1953)35: Building construction (1954)36: Cortisone (1956)37: Contraceptive pill (1956)38: Solar cells (1957)39: The maser (1959)40: Silicon chip: I. R.N. Noyce (1961)41: Velcro (1961)42: Lycra (1962)43: Bouncing bomb (1963)44: Silicon chip: II J.S. Kilby (1964)45: Silicon chip: III. R.N. Noyce (1964)46: Shape memory alloys (1965)47: Light-emitting diodes (1966)48: Ruby laser (1967)49: Superalloys (1967)50: Ring-pull (1967)51: Silicon chip: IV. J.S. Kilby (1969)52: Computer mouse (1970)53: Quorn (1971)54: Kevlar (1972)55: Post-it notes (1972)56: Computerised tomography (1973)57: Cephalosporins (1973)58: Charge-coupled device (1974)59: Miniature electronic calculator (1974)60: Antidepressants: fluoxetine (1977)61: Artificial heart (1980)62: Lithium-ion batteries (1981)63: Monoclonal antibodies (1982)64: RSA encryption (1983)65: Recombinant DNA technology (1984)66: Stereolithography (1986)67: Polymerase chain reaction (1987)68: Ceramic oxide superconductors (1988)69: Digital compression (1988)70: Cyanobiphenyl liquid crystals (1990)71: Vancomycin (1992)72: Magnetic resonance imaging (1992)73: Personalised medicine (1992)74: Organic light-emitting diodes (1993)75: Fuel cells (1995)76: Blue light-emitting diodes (1995)77: Herceptin (trastuzumab) (1998)78: Tencel (1998)79: Three-dimensional printing (1998)80: Automated DNA sequencing (1998)81: Patenting genes (1998)82: PageRank (2001)83: Robotic surgery (2002)84: Quantum computing (2003)85: Flash memory (2004)86: Hydrogels (2004)87: Lithography (2008)88: iPod (2008)89: Hyaluronic acid (2008)90: Wireless mesh networks (2008)91: Polylactic acid (2009)92: Electric vehicles (2009)93: Biodiesel (2009)94: Stem cells (2011)95: Fibre optics (2013)96: Drones (2014)97: Graphene (2014)98: Metamaterials (2017)99: Gene editing (CRISPR) (2017)100: Video streaming (2017)

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Segal is not afraid to include equations and structural formulae where they add clarity. His approach is chronological, thus we have the board game Monopoly (1935) and the photocopying method of Read more...

 
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