The Cell phone technology a black inventionFebruary 15, 2012 12 Comments
The Cell phone technology a black invention
African American inventor Henry Sampson is brilliant and accomplished nuclear physicist who co-invented the “gamma-electric cell", on July 6th, 1971 which received patent No. 3,591,860 and produces stable high-voltage output and current to detect radiation in the ground.
Henry Sampson was born in Jackson, Mississippi. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 1956. He graduated with an MS degree in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1961. Sampson also received his MS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, in 1965, and his PHD in 1967. Henry T. Sampson worked as a research Chemical Engineer at the US Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California. He also served as the Director of Mission Development and Operations of the Space Test Program at the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, California.
The patent Abstract for US patent #3,591,860 for a Gamma-Electrical Cell was issued by Henry Sampson and George H. Miley. In The abstract originally written by the inventors to describe what is the invention and how does it work
It’s stated that: “ The present invention relates to a gamma electric cell phone for producing a high output voltage from a source of production wherein the gamma electric cell include a central collector constructed of a dense metal end with the central collector encapsulated within an outer layer of electric material. A further conductive layer is then disposed on or within the dielectric material so as to provide for a high voltage output between the conductive layer and the central collector upon reception of radiation by gamma electric cell. The invention also includes the use of a plurality of collectors radiating from the central collector throughout the dielectric material so as to increase the collection area, and thereby increase the current and or output voltage. Other aspect of the invention are directed to the method of producing high voltage output gamma electric cell by encapsulation, using a dielectric material, which is cast able and cut able so as to provide for an intimate contact, between, the collectors and the dielectric material which surrounds and encapsulate the collectors. Others aspects of the method of encapsulation of the present invention include the use of specific dielectric material and also the elimination of trapped gases within the dielectric material.”
Henry Sampson also received patents for a "binder system for propellants and explosives" and a "case bonding system for cast composite propellants." Both inventions are related to solid rocket motors.
As an interesting side note, Henry Sampson is also a writer and film historian who wrote a book entitled, "Blacks in Black and White: A Source Book on Black Films."
a member of the board of directors of Los Angeles Southwest College Foundation, and a technical consultant to Historical Black Colleges and Universities Program.
He won many awards and honors such as:
* Fellow of US
* Atomic Energy Commission, 1964-1967
* Black Image Award from Aerospace Corp, 1982
* Blacks in Engineering, Applied Science, and Education Award, Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers, 1983
This technology very useful in our daily life is very important because it allows you to stay in touch even when you are on the go. You can check your email, surf the net, take pictures, listen to music, play games, store data, keep up with the latest news and much more. Also in the event of emergency, having a cell phone can allow help to reach you quickly and could possibly save lives. It is convenient to use or handle. Also it provides transactions to your bank of if you wanted to buy something off the internet instead of going to the actual store. Cell phone users can instantly send data to the home or office use their cell phone as a PDA or calendar, and store photos which can be easily transferred to a PC or laptop computer. Cells phones today are like a portable computer in the palm of your hand. Some smart minds have find the way to use it as a remote control for car like Peterson Mwangi is an inventor from Kenya who has conceived a device that can switch on and off a car engine from an SMS command via his mobil phone. The device provides another advantage as it can move the car forward and backward. One important feature of this device is that network coverage is not a prerequisite for the car to be remotely controlled by the mobile phone.