10 + 2 Maiores Inventores do Mundo (por números de patentes)

10 + 2 Greatest Inventors of the World
Thomas Edison was widely known as the world's most-patented inventor. He held a total of 1,093 U.S. patents (1,084 utility patents and 9 design patents). In 2003, he was passed by Japanese inventor Shunpei Yamazaki. On February 26, 2008, Yamazaki was passed by Australian inventor Kia Silverbrook. Silverbrook holds 4,518 U.S. utility patents as of November 15, 2012.
Prolific inventors with more than 300 worldwide utility patent families are shown in the following table. In many cases, this number is also the number of U.S. utility patents granted. A patent family is a set of patents filed in various countries to protect a single invention.
NOTE: Was last updated on November 18, 2012. 

10. Melvin De Groote - 925 patents filedMelvin De Groote
De Groote was born in 1895 and worked as a flavorings expert at the Mellon Institute. He was rumored to have been hired by Coca Cola to re-formulate its taste after they removed the alcoholic ingredients that were made illegal under Prohibition.
Notable inventions include de-emulsifying agents that separate crude oil from salt, sulfur and water. Without them, most of the oil pumped in the US for the last century would have been too corrosive for pipelines or tankers to transport.

9. John F. O'Connor - 949 patents filed
Brno, Brno Město, historická koňská tramvaj
O'Connor was born in 1864, but almost nothing is known of his life.His notable invention is railway draft gearing, the system used to connect a railroad locomotive to its frame.


8. Gurtej Sandhu - 970 patents filed
Gurtej Sandhu
Born in India. Gurtej S. Sandhu is the engineering manager responsible for directing strategic technology developments at Micron Technology, Inc. He received his degree in electrical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and received a Ph.D. degree in physics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1990. He then joined Micron Technology, where he has been in a number of engineering and management roles responsible for process technology development, pilot manufacturing and transfers to manufacturing. He has been involved with a broad range of process technologies, such as ion implantation, deposition technologies, plasma processing,
CMP, Litho and front-end and back-end module integration technologies for IC processing.
He has been associated with microelectronics technology for over 15 years and has pioneered a number of process technologies such as CVD Ti, Plasma MOCVD TiN among others, which are currently employed in mainstream IC manufacturing. Moreover, he has been associated with introduction of a number of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) based processes into IC manufacturing. Dr. Sandhu has authored over 75 technical papers .

7. Donald Weder - 976 patents filed

Born in 1947 of Highland, Illinois is an American inventor and businessman. Weder holds 975 utility patents and 412 design patents for a total of 1387 US patents. Weder is still actively inventing, so his ultimate number of patents is yet to be known.
Weder is still active today, having been president of floral company Highland Supply Corporation since 1977.Weder's patents are all related to the floristry industry. He created various ways to wrap flowers and flower pots, and different materials to use for doing so.

6. George Albert Lyon - 993 patents filed
George Albert Lyon
George Lyon was born in 1882. During his life he was known for his love of fishing, his chess skills, and his impressive aim with a slingshot.He invented the automobile bumper, saving lives and minimizing damage, Stainless steel products.

5. Leonard Forbes - 1,010 patents filed


Forbes was born in 1940 in Canada and has lived quite an academic life - he's taught at University of California at Davis, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Portland State University, and Oregon State.Notable work includes a method for stacking semiconductors in a wafer for increased performance.

4. Thomas Edison - 1,084 patents filed
Thomas Edison
One of the more notable inventors in American history, Edison lived from 1847 to 1931 and earned the nickname "The Wizard of Menlo Park."He famously invented the light bulb, the phonograph, and an improved typewriter that perforated paper.


3. Paul Lapstun - 1,229 patents filed
Paul Lapstun
Paul Lapstun is an Australian inventor with a number of patents in the technology field.He notably invented a system that lets someone send an email to another person only if they have that person's business card, printing, digital paper, Internet, electronics,CGI, VLSI

2. Shunpei Yamazaki - 2,985 patents filed
Shunpei Yamazaki
Born in 1942, Japanese inventor and physicist Yamazaki passed Edison as the most prolific inventor on June 17, 2003.His notable work is the thin-film transistor (pictured). It's a special kind of transistor made by depositing thin films of a semiconductor over a piece of glass, and it's how LCD displays work.

1. Kia Silverbrook - 4,518 patents filed
Kia Silverbrook
Silverbrook was born in 1958 and hasn't stopped inventing since. He holds patents in a diverse set of fields, from digital music synthesis to mechanical engineering.Silverbrook notably invented Memjet, a high-speed color printing technology. When Silverbrook first announced the technology in 2007, it was so advanced that many thought it was a hoax.

11. Francis H. Richards - 894 patents filed
Born in 1850 in Connecticut, Richards had the choice of attending a technical college or of learning to become a machinist. He went the machinist route and began working under the supervision of his father, also an accomplished inventor.
Notable works include the Richards Envelope Machine, which prints, folds, gums, counts, and bands 80,000 letters envelopes per day.

12. Jun Koyama - 784 patents filed
Notable inventions, thin film transistors, Liquid crystal displays, OLED

Source: businessinsider.com and wikipedia.org

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