Congratulations to our 2019 Inductees
This year’s NIHF Inductees have designed and developed revolutionary inventions and made a significant, lasting impact in technology, engineering, medicine, the military and everyday life.
By inducting these men and women into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, we celebrate their achievements and recognize their legacies as visionary U.S patent holders.
Home Page Reader
Jeff Kodosky and James Truchard
Virtual Instrumentation — LabVIEW™
Medical Devices for Low-Resource Settings
Edmund O. Schweitzer III
Digital Protective Relay
Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson
UNIX Operating System
Digital Nonlinear Editing System
John Baer, Karl H. Beyer Jr., Frederick Novello and James Sprague
Thiazide Diuretics (Chlorothiazide)
S. Duncan Black and Alonzo G. Decker
Portable Hand-Held Electric Drill
Andrew J. Higgins
LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel); Higgins Boat
Joseph Muhler and William Nebergall
Stannous Fluoride Toothpaste
Learn more about NIHF Induction
Our new NIHF Inductees will be officially welcomed at our annual Induction event this May. We invite you to learn more about the 2019 Class and all of our illustrious NIHF Inductees by visiting invent.org.