USA/American Inventions

Since 1790, when the first United States patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins, there have been over 7 million patents assigned to American inventors. Below is a growing list of popular inventions patented in America, with info about the inventors, their inventions, links to the original patents, pictures and more.

Updated 10-8-16


US Inventions A-E

Airplane (motorized)
Arc Welder
Automobile (electric)
Bifocal Lens
Bubble Gum
Calculator (pocket)
Camera (digital)
Camera (Kodak)
Camera (Polaroid)
Carpet Sweeper
Circuit (integrated)
Coca-Cola
Computer
Computer (electronic)
Contact Lens
Cotton Gin
Dishwasher
Disk (floppy)
Electrostatic Generator
Engine (gasoline)

US Inventions F-P

Ferris Wheel
Fiber Optic Wire
Flat-iron (electric)
Gasoline (cracked)
Hard Drive (computer)
Heart (artificial)
Helicopter
Jet Ski
Lamp (fluorescent)
Lamp (incandescent)
Lightning Rod
Lock (cylinder)
Locomotive (electric)
Mason Jar
Microphone
Microprocessor
Microwave Oven
Motor (AC)
Motor (DC)
Movie Machine
Phonograph
Plow (disc)
Pneumatic Hammer
Potato Chip
Printing Press

US Inventions R-U

Propeller (screw)
Radio Amplifier
Radio (FM)
Razor
Record
Remote Control
Rocket (liquid Fueled)
Rubber (vulcanized)
Segway Transporter
Sewing Machine
Slinky
Steamboat
Steel (alloy)
Stove (electric)
Synthesizer (electronic)
Teflon
Telegraph
Telephone
Telephone (cellular)
Tesla Coil
Toaster (automatic)
Transistor
Tupperware
Typewriter
Universal Serial Bus
More Coming.