On August 26, 1791, John Fitch was awarded a U.S. Patent for the steamboat. The Library of Congress has same great resources here on the topic, as well as a page for younger students.
We did a quick search of Wyoming Inventors, one of the State Library’s six digital collections, and found a few patents on this date in history from the Equality State’s innovators:
- 1913: Telegraphic Transmitter, William E. Shaw, Sheridan
- 1913: Firearm, John D. Pedersen, Jackson
- 1930: Oil-Storage Tank, Walther C. Athon, Lavoye
- 1941: Camshaft Bearing Tool, George L. Clickner, Casper
- 1986: Campfire Cooking Grill, Mark Allred and Von D. Allred, Afton
- 1986: Method of Recovering Hydrocarbon Using Mining Assisted Methods, W. Ray Oakley, Douglas, and Robert H. Trent, Longmont, CO
- 2003: Cavitation and Cleaning Tool, Clint Rhodd, Gillette
- 2003: Walker and Wheel Assembly Therefor, Troy A. Heien, Laramie
- 2003: Apparatus and Method For Reconstructing a Ligament, Eugene Marlowe Goble, Alta, and Daniel F. Justin, Logan, UT
- 2014: Dilution and Sampling System, Derek J. Mancinho, Laramie, and Myat S. Win, Nottingham, MD
The WSL is a Patent and Trademark Depository Library, offering resources such as Wyoming Inventors, Wyoming Trademarks, and help with patent and trademark questions. Contact Karen Kitchens at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 777-7281 for assistance.