Ocean Tomo to sponsor the 2019 National Inventors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Honoring the Greatest Innovators

Thu, 4/18/2019 - 1:00PM — KRISTI L. STATHIS

Ocean Tomo is proud to sponsor the 2019 National Inventors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Ocean Tomo will be sponsoring the 2019 National Inventors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony which will be held in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 1, 2019 and Friday May 2, 2019. During this two-day event held in our nation’s capital, 19 remarkable inventors will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF). Since 1973, the National Inventors Hall of Fame has honored more than 500 individuals who have made the world a better place with their inventions, ideas, and technologies. Ocean Tomo has supported and sponsored the NIHF Induction Ceremony for many years and recognizes the importance of honoring inventors and inventions that help promote creativity and the spirit of innovation.

Ocean Tomo CEO, James E. Malackowski, serves on the board of directors of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. When asked about his volunteer time and the importance of the NIHF, Malackowski replied, “I commit my time to the NIHF because it inspires me. Through both recognition of great inventors and teaching the newest generation, NIFH programs showcase endless opportunities of how innovation has and will continue to impact our daily life.”

The National Inductors Hall of Fame presented the 19 inductees for the class of 2019:

  • Edmund O. Schweitzer III: Digital Protective Relay Schweitzer brought the first microprocessor-based digital protective relay to market, revolutionizing the performance of electric power systems with computer-based protection and control equipment, and making a major impact in the electric power utility industry. Schweitzer's more precise, more reliable digital relay was one-eighth the size, one-tenth the weight and one-third the price of previous mechanical relays.
  • David Walt: Microwell Arrays Walt created microwell arrays that could analyze thousands of genes simultaneously, revolutionizing the field of genetic analysis. His technology accelerated the understanding of numerous human diseases and is now being used in diagnosis. It has also made DNA sequencing more affordable and accessible.
  • William J. Warner: Digital Nonlinear Editing System Bill Warner invented the Avid Media Composer — a digital nonlinear editing system for film and video. Warner's technology revolutionized film and video post-production by providing editors with faster, more intuitive and more creative techniques than were possible with traditional analog linear methods.

  • For a full list of Inductees, please visit invent.org/inductees/new-inductees.


    Kristi L. Stathis is the Marketing Director for Ocean Tomo and serves on the board for the Center for Applied Innovation, a Chicago-based non-profit organization created to manage education, public policy outreach and related economic activity around applied technology and intellectual property (IP) rights in the State of Illinois and around the world. She is the co-creator of the Center for Applied Innovation’s Invent for Humanity™ Technology Transfer Exchange Fair, a community, marketplace and event facilitating Appropriate Technology transfer for the betterment of mankind. She also serves on the board of The Children’s Research Fund, principal benefactor of the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, the research arm of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, having served as the annual campaign co-chair in 2013.

    Contact: KristiStathisBlogs@OceanTomo.com

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