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6 Persons in the National Inventors Hall of Fame:

Forrest Bird

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Morton Bird
Also Known As:
Dr. Forrest M. Bird
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Biomedical engineer, created mechanical ventilators for help in breathing.
National Inventors Hall of Fame 1995.
Presidential Citizens Medal 2008.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 2009.
Idaho Aviation Hall of Fame 2008.

Frank Zamboni

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Joseph Zamboni Jr.
Also Known As:
Frank J. Zamboni
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented the Zamboni machine, used to resurface ice rinks. Other sports facility inventions.
United States Hockey Hall of Fame 2009.
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 2006.
National Inventors Hall of Fame 2007.

Joseph Woodland

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Norman Joseph Woodland
Also Known As:
N.J. Woodland
N. J. Woodland
N. Joseph Woodland
Nickname(s):
Joe
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Helped design the UPC barcode while working for IBM after earlier co-inventing and patenting an earlier barcode.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1992.
National Inventors Hall of Fame 2011.

Les Paul

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lester William Polsfuss
Also Known As:
Lester Polfuss
Rhubarb Red
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Mary Ford by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Famed guitarist. Responsible for electric guitar sound and popularity of the Les Paul Gibson guitar. Invented multi-track recording.
Songs:Band:Often recorded with his wife,:Songs:Duo:Grammy Hall of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988.
National Inventors Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1988.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1990.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
National Medal of Arts 2007.
New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame 1996.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 2006.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Music City Walk of Fame 2011.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1541 Vine Street as a member of Les Paul and Mary Ford for contributions to the recording industry.

Ray Dolby

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ray Milton Dolby
Also Known As:
Dr. Dolby
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Engineer and physicist. Inventor of sound technology for theaters. Awarded an honorary OBE, Order of Officer of the British Empire, by Queen Elizabeth II in 1987.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1997.
Television Hall of Fame 2014.
National Inventors Hall of Fame 2004.
Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame 2004.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 22 January 2015.

Vint Cerf

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vinton Gray Cerf
Also Known As:
Vinton Cerf
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Last name pronounced SURF. Co-inventor of the TCP/IP protocol that forms the basis of the Internet.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
National Inventors Hall of Fame 2006.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1997.
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