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National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2008 inductees
Date:2/14/2008

Fame honors through induction the individuals whose work has changed society and improved the way we live. Their vision, hard work, and creative drive have led to powerful new tools that shape the future while celebrating invention. The 2008 class will be inducted this year on May 2nd and 3rd at the annual induction ceremonies held in Akron, Ohio.

This years group of inventors who were recognizing have discovered innovations that we truly take for granted as we live our daily lives, said Fred Allen, Vice President of Selection of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Whether its through our daily actions at home or through global systems, these inventors have significantly influenced the quality of how we live.

This years inductees are an accomplished group:

Robert Adler (1913 2007) Television remote control
Adler invented the first practical wireless remote control for television while at Zenith.

Ruth Benerito (1916 - ) Wrinkle-free cotton
Changing the textile industry forever with her invention of easy-care cotton, Benerito developed the idea by linking together cellulose chains in cotton while working for the USDA.

Amar Bose (1929 - ) Audio technology
Bose has introduced a variety of products through his company, including the 901® Direct/Reflecting speaker system, customized sound systems for automobiles, and active noise-reducing headphones.

John Charnley (1911 1982) Hip replacement surgery
A British orthopedic surgeon, Charnley developed the hip replacement procedure that has allowed many patients to enjoy a better quality of life.

Willem Einthoven (1860 1927) Electrocardiograph
Einthovens invention made it possible to record the electrical current of the human heart.

Calvin Fuller (1902 1994), Gerald Pearson (1905 1987), Daryl Chapin (1906 1995) Silicon Solar Cell
While at Bell Labs, this trio developed the first practical means of collecti
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Contact: Rini Paiva
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National Inventors Hall of Fame
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