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By Terri Fergason Neal,Marian Pierce

James Lee Fergason replaced your lifestyles, even though you did now not understand it. He invented the twisted nematic lcd (TN-LCD), ubiquitously used at the present time within the monitors of clever telephones, calculators, iPods, flat-screen TVs, electronic watches, machine and capsule pcs, scientific apparatus, and plenty of different units. Jim was once one of many America’s such a lot prolific inventors, preserving greater than a hundred and fifty U.S. patents and over 500 overseas patents. The examiners on the U.S. Patent and Trademark workplace reverentially known as him “Mr. Liquid Crystal.”

This booklet recounts the superb tale of Jim’s discovery of liquid crystals and invention of LCDs, a systematic trip that all started within the past due Nineteen Fifties and lasted many years till his demise in 2008. From the day Jim spotted how liquid crystals shaped a brightly coloured iridescent liquid, he used to be instantly taken via their probabilities and dedicated his complete occupation to making useful purposes for this new approach to optical show.

Mr. Liquid Crystal explains intimately the technology of liquid crystals, the fake begins and “Aha” moments that Jim and his crew went via to construct usable and marketable LCDs, and the felony demanding situations Jim came across himself dealing with. Over the process his 50+ 12 months occupation, Jim’s patents and innovations have been challenged two times by means of businesses claiming they invented and owned his paintings. In either situations, Jim gained. For his life of paintings, Jim Fergason was once inducted into the nationwide Inventors corridor of status in 1998.

Mr. Liquid Crystal is a publication that might fascinate scientists, inventors and everybody with a dream.

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