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Magnetic field sensor with ferromagnetic thin layers having magnetically antiparallel polarized components
Inventors: Grunberg, Peter
Notes: The discovery of Giant MagnetoResistance (GMR) led to the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics, as well as to use in the read heads of hard disk drives.
Production of carbon fibres and compositions containing said fibres
Inventors: Johnson, William; Watt, William
Notes: Carbon fiber was originally developed for military use, but has since been used in commercial airplanes, sports equipment, musical instruments, and a variety of other applications.
Electron discharge device system
Notes: Travelling Wave Tubes (TWTs) are used in transponders to amplify weak uplink signals, enabling such devices as satellite TV.
Cryptographic communications system and method
Inventors: Rivest, Ronald L.; Shamir, Adi; Adleman, Leonard M.
Notes: The RSA encryption algorithm has been used to enable secure encryption for financial transactions.
Solid state cell wherein an anode, solid electrolyte and cathode each comprise a cubic-close-packed framework structure
Inventors: Thackeray, Michael M.; Goodenough, John B.
Notes: Work by Thackeray and Goodenough helped develop the technology for commercial lithim-ion batteries.
Electrically erasable programmable read-only memory with NAND cellstructure
Inventors: Momodomi, Masaki; Toita, Koichi; Itoh, Yasuo; Iwata, Yoshihisa; Masuoka, Fujio; Chiba, Masahiko; Endo, Tetsuo; Shirota, Riichiro; Kirisawa, Ryouhei
Notes: Flash technology is used for data storage for a range of devices including digital cameras, camcorders, and portable media players.
Improvements in or relating to wireless systems
Inventors: Watson-Watt, Robert A.
Notes: Robert Watson-Watt and other scientists began radar research and development in 1936 at Bawdsey Manor in the UK.
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