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The inventor of the Cellular phone is Henry Sampson

Posted by The Reunion Black Family on August 28, 2012 at 3:00 PM

The inventor of the Cellular phone is Henry Sampson, Jr. Sampson is an African-American from Jackson , Mississippi . He attended Morehouse College and transferred to Purdue. He received an MS in Engineering from the

University Of California. He was awarded an MS in Nuclear Engineering from Illinois and his Ph.D from Illinois . Sampson is the first African-American to receive a Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering.In 1971 Sampson was awarded a patent for the "gamma-electric cell." This technology was used in the cellular phone.

During the AIChE Centennial Meeting held in Philadelphia in November 2008, Dr. Sampson was honored among the “Twenty Chemical Engineers in Other Pursuits.” Sampson is the recipient of a variety of awards including the Atomic Energy Commission Award (1964-1967), Black Image Award from Aerospace Corporation (1982), Blacks in Engineering, Applied Science and Education Award and Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers (1983), and was named a fellow in the U.S. Navy (1962-1964).

In addition to his work in engineering fields, Sampson is a writer, film historian, and documentary film producer who focuses on the African American presence in the film and entertainment industries. He has written five books about the portrayal of African Americans in movies, cartoons, and on radio. Sampson is married to Laura Howzell Young-Sampson, a professor at California State University-San Bernardino. Together, they are working on a biography of Sampson’s mother.-------------------------------

On July 6th, 1971, Henry T. Sampson invented the "gamma-electric cell", which pertains to Nuclear Reactor use. According to Dr. Sampson, the Gamma Electric Cell, patented July 6, 1971, Patent No. 3,591,860 produces stable high-voltage output and current to detect radiation in the ground.

 

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 1956. He went on to the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated with an MS degree in engineering in 1961; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MS in Nuclear Engineering in 1965, and a PHD in 1967.

 

Mobile Communications took a big step forward in 1983 with the invention of the Cellular System regulating the portable telephones, which use radio waves to transmit and receive audio signals. Before this time, mobile telephone service in the United States, consisting mainly of car phones, was extremely limited because metropolitan areas had only one antenna for these purposes. In addition, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) assigned only 12 to 24 frequencies to each area, which meant that only that many calls could occur at a time.

 

These limitations often meant a wait of up to 30 minutes for a dial tone and a five to 10 year waiting list just to acquire the service. With the invention of cellular phone service in 1983, personal communications no longer depended on wires. In the 1990s it would become possible to connect to the Internet from virtually anywhere in the world using a portable computer and a cellular modem with satellite service. Technologies that developed from different fields, such as personal communications, computation, and space exploration often worked together to serve the constantly evolving human needs of the information age.

 

    Henry T. Sampson worked as a research Chemical Engineer at the US Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California. 1956-61. Henry T. Sampson then moved on to the Aerospace Corp, El Segundo, California. His titles include: Project Engineer, 1967-81, director of Planning and Operations Directorate of Space Test Program, 1981-, and Co-inventor of gamma-electric cell.

 

    He holds patents related to solid rocket motors and conversion of nuclear energy into electricity. He also pioneered a study of internal ballistics of solid rocket motors using high-speed photography.

 

    He was also a producer of documentary films on early black filmmakers and 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.

 

    Sampson's Awards and Honors:

 

    * Fellow of US Navy, 1962-1964

    * 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




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16 Comments

Reply Hamilton Lara
7:34 PM on October 30, 2013 
Manter intercāmbio cultural!
Reply Jewell Wheeler
5:39 PM on February 16, 2014 
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Reply pat jones
4:28 PM on February 21, 2014 
hi Mr Sampson thank you for your invention ,Please could you post any suggestions on about more black inventors
Reply Kanye Thaga
8:46 AM on February 9, 2015 
Thank you so much Mr.Sampson for the cellular phone. I totally respect you. Thank you so much.
Reply Scout wells
8:07 AM on June 28, 2016 
Hahahahaha HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CELL PHONE. GAMMA ELECTRIC CELL IS SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT YOU NUMB DIGGERS
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Reply Voltaire
3:09 AM on December 7, 2016 
Martin Cooper was the inventor of the cell phone.

Sources:

Britannica - http://bit.ly/2d4RIon

Encyclopedia - http://bit.ly/2cQ0X8p

History of the cell phone (timeline) - http://bit.ly/1Hx3kch

Martin "Marty" Cooper (born December 26, 1928) is an American engineer. He is a pioneer and visionary in the wireless communications industry. With eleven patents in the field, he is recognized as an innovator in radio spectrum management.
While at Motorola in the 1970s, Cooper invented the first handheld cellular mobile phone (distinct from the car phone) in 1973 and led the team that developed it and brought it to market in 1983. He is considered the "father of the cell phone" and is also cited as the first person in history to make a handheld cellular phone call in public.

Myths:

Henry Sampson co-invented the "gamma-electric cell" and is known for co-creating with George H. Miley the "gamma-electric cell" a device with the main goal of generating auxiliary power from the shielding of a nuclear reactor. The "gamma-electric cell" has absolutely nothing to do with the cell phone.
Reply Voltaire
3:12 AM on December 7, 2016 
pat jones says...
hi Mr Sampson thank you for your invention ,Please could you post any suggestions on about more black inventors


Martin Cooper was the inventor of the cell phone.

Sources:

Britannica - http://bit.ly/2d4RIon

Encyclopedia - http://bit.ly/2cQ0X8p

History of the cell phone (timeline) - http://bit.ly/1Hx3kch

Martin "Marty" Cooper (born December 26, 1928) is an American engineer. He is a pioneer and visionary in the wireless communications industry. With eleven patents in the field, he is recognized as an innovator in radio spectrum management.
While at Motorola in the 1970s, Cooper invented the first handheld cellular mobile phone (distinct from the car phone) in 1973 and led the team that developed it and brought it to market in 1983. He is considered the "father of the cell phone" and is also cited as the first person in history to make a handheld cellular phone call in public.

Myths:

Henry Sampson co-invented the "gamma-electric cell" and is known for co-creating with George H. Miley the "gamma-electric cell" a device with the main goal of generating auxiliary power from the shielding of a nuclear reactor. The "gamma-electric cell" has absolutely nothing to do with the cell phone.
Reply Voltaire
3:27 AM on December 7, 2016 
Martin Cooper was the inventor of the cell phone.

Sources:

Britannica - http://bit.ly/2d4RIon

Encyclopedia - http://bit.ly/2cQ0X8p

History of the cell phone (timeline) - http://bit.ly/1Hx3kch

Martin "Marty" Cooper (born December 26, 1928) is an American engineer. He is a pioneer and visionary in the wireless communications industry. With eleven patents in the field, he is recognized as an innovator in radio spectrum management.
While at Motorola in the 1970s, Cooper invented the first handheld cellular mobile phone (distinct from the car phone) in 1973 and led the team that developed it and brought it to market in 1983. He is considered the "father of the cell phone" and is also cited as the first person in history to make a handheld cellular phone call in public.

Myths:

Henry Sampson is known for co-creating with George H. Miley the "gamma-electric cell" a device with the main goal of generating auxiliary power from the shielding of a nuclear reactor. The "gamma-electric cell" has absolutely nothing to do with the cell phone.
Reply Dr. Priscilla Reed
1:42 AM on December 8, 2016 
Thank you
Reply Django
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Reply Patrick Colliano
12:35 PM on January 22, 2017 
Morons. The gamma-electric cell has NOTHING to do with cell phones and Sampson did not invent the cell phone or have anything to do with the invention of cell phones.
The gamma-electric cell is installed in the shielding of a nuclear reactor and it converts radiation, especially gamma rays, into safe, usable electricity. And Sampson co-invented this device.
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Reply Kevin
10:43 AM on April 26, 2017 
Henry Sampson was NOT the inventor of the cell phone, he himself said that he had nothing to do with it!
https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/People/Awards/Institutional/D
EA/DEA_2013/Sampson
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