Steve lyon's timeline 1971-1980

  • liquid-crystal display

    liquid-crystal display
    This was by James Fergason. A liquid crystal display (LCD) is a flat panel display, electronic visual display, or video display that uses the light modulating properties of liquid crystals.
  • pong first video game

    pong first video game
    This was by Nolan Bushnell. Pong (marketed as PONG) is one of the earliest arcade video games, and is a tennis sports game featuring simple two-dimensional graphics.
  • Hacky Sack

    Hacky Sack
    By John Stalberger and Mike Marshall. The classic hacky sack circle consists of two or more players that keep the footbag off the ground without using their hands.
  • Ethernet

    By Robert Metcalfe and Xerox. Systems communicating over Ethernet divide a stream of data into individual packets called frames. Each frame contains source and destination addresses and error-checking data so that damaged data can be detected and re-transmitted.
  • Post-it notes

    Post-it notes
    By Arthur Fry. A Post-it note (or Sticky Note) is a piece of stationery with a re-adherable strip of adhesive on the back, designed for temporarily attaching notes to documents and other surfaces. Although now available in a wide range of colours, shapes, and sizes, Post-it notes are most commonly a 3-inch (76 mm) square, canary yellow in colour. A unique low-tack adhesive allows the notes to be easily attached and removed without leaving marks or residue.
  • Stay tab on a drink can

    Stay tab on a drink can
    Invented by Daniel F. Cudzik for a Reynolds Metals Co. aluminium can. The mechanism uses a separate tab attached to the upper surface as a lever to depress a scored part of the lid, which folds underneath the top of the can and out of the way of the resulting opening
  • ink-jet printer

    ink-jet printer
    By Chester Carlson. An inkjet printer is a type of computer printer that creates a digital image by propelling droplets of ink onto paper. Inkjet printers are the most commonly used type of printer[1] and range from small inexpensive consumer models to very large professional machines that can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

    Magnetic resonance imaging
    By ramond v. Damadian. An MRI scanner is a device in which the patient lies within a large, powerful magnet where the magnetic field is used to align the magnetization of some atomic nuclei in the body, and radio frequency fields to systematically alter the alignment of this magnetization.
  • Jarvik-7

    The artificial heart Jarvik-7 invented by Robert K. Jarvik. A man had this heart implanted in 1982 and he lived 112 days.
  • Cellphones

    By Martin Cooper. A mobile phone (also known as a cellular phone, cell phone and a hand phone) is a device that can make and receive telephone calls over a radio link whilst moving around a wide geographic area.
  • Roller Blades

    Roller Blades
    By Scott Olson. The company was started by Scott Olson (b. 1960) and Brennan Olson (b. 1964) in Minneapolis as Ole's Innovative Sports; when they sold the company, it became Rollerblade, Inc.[6] and has changed hands over time between Nordica, Benetton Group and Tecnica.
  • Hepatitis Vaccine

    Hepatitis Vaccine
    invention by Baruch Blumberg. The vaccine protects people from the Hepatitis virus. The virus can be deadly and causes liver problems and liver cancer.