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Ideas and Innovation are everywhere--

in honor of Women Inventors Month we highlight some of the patents held by women who inventors and innovators.   

We celebrate the innovations that have improved our lives, have inspired others, and highlight the patents and accomplish of women inventors and innovators.  Additional stories of inventors are available from the USPTO through its Inventorseye publication "for the independent inventor community. " 

Types of IP

IBM is #1 Patent-Holding Company

Lisa Seacat DeLuca is

Most Prolific Inventor in IBM's History

Lisa Seacat Deluca is an inventor on more than 500 of the patents that kept IBM in first place at the USPTO.  IBM received more than 9,000 patents in 2020, many of which were related to cloud and cloud computing technologies.  Ms. DeLuca works in areas of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and block chain.  More information on her work can be found at the IP CloseUp article of 9 Feb 2021.  

Patent 140,253 -- Cooking Apparatus 


Featured in the 8 February 2021 IPWatchdog post, Mary Jones De Leon received her patent  for a cooking apparatus in 1873, the second black woman inventor to receive a patent.  The subject of the patent is the early precursor to the warming steam tables, but also provided dry heat with a "lamp".  

Innovation Maven

Raquel Graham

A veteran marketing strategist and consultant, Raquel Graham Crayton is innovative at every turn.  She started her own business ROQ Innovation after creating a scarf alternative for her children when they refused to wear scarves--NEKZ(R).  Launched on Home Shopping Network, NEKZ(R) sold out in 40 minutes.  Within a year, she repeated this success with HEADLIGHTZ(TM), a rechargeable LED winter beanie for outdoor activities.  

Innovating in Springfield, Illinois!

Sensible Innovations

Using technology honored at the CES Awards, Sensible Innovations has developed a platform to help people with visual impairment or blindness explore their surroundings independently.  Solution architect Rasha Said leads exciting innovation to provide newly-found freedom for exploration and self-confidence on an app.  Learn more at the website.