Thomas Alva Edison

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Noun1.Thomas Alva Edison - United States inventorThomas Alva Edison - United States inventor; inventions included the phonograph and incandescent electric light and the microphone and the Kinetoscope (1847-1931)
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He received the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award in 1998 for a biological implant for bone repair that is now a market-leading product.
The music industry has come a long way since Thomas Alva Edison produced practical sound recordings on tinfoil.
He is also the recipient of a Thomas Alva Edison Award from the Research and Development Council of New Jersey in 2008 for his work on the electronic communication of color data for packaging.
In 1931, inventor Thomas Alva Edison died in West Orange, New Jersey, at age 84.
The awards are named after legendary inventor Thomas Alva Edison, whose new product development methods and innovative achievements made him a household name around the world.
As the pioneer in lighting technologies, right from the invention of the first affordable incandescent lamp by Thomas Alva Edison to pioneering the industry revolutionizing technology of LEDs in the 1960s, GE Lighting has been setting new trends in the lighting industry globally.
In 1931, the same year he died, Thomas Alva Edison told his friends Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone: "I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy.
Claudio, former president of the Puerto Rico Association of Private Education, during a community activity held recently at the Thomas Alva Edison School in Caguas, entity she heads, reports News Is My Business (July 22, 2013).
This was seen in the case of Thomas Alva Edison. Not only did Edison's inventions and innovations like the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the first commercially viable electric light bulb change the world, he also went on to establish General Electric, the world's third largest company according to Forbes Global 2000.