Philo Farnsworth

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Philo Taylor Farnsworth (August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971) was an American inventor and television pioneer.wikipedia
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Fusor

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In later life, Farnsworth invented a small nuclear fusion device, the Farnsworth–Hirsch fusor, employing inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC).
This design came from work by Philo T. Farnsworth in 1964 and Robert L. Hirsch in 1967.

Inertial electrostatic confinement

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In later life, Farnsworth invented a small nuclear fusion device, the Farnsworth–Hirsch fusor, employing inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC).
In his work with vacuum tubes, Philo Farnsworth observed that electric charge would accumulate in regions of the tube.

Franklin Institute

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He first demonstrated his system to the press on September 3, 1928, and to the public at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on August 25, 1934.
The world's first public demonstration of an all-electronic television system was later given by Philo Taylor Farnsworth on August 25, 1934.

National Radio Institute

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He attended anyway and made use of the university's research labs, and he earned a Junior Radio-Trician certification from the National Radio Institute, with a full certification in 1925.
American electrical engineer Alfred Norton Goldsmith joined the board in 1934, followed in 1935 by inventor and television pioneer Philo Farnsworth (a 1924 alumnus of NRI), and Harry Diamond (engineer) in 1938.

Rigby, Idaho

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In 1918, the family moved to a relative's 240-acre ranch near Rigby, Idaho, where his father supplemented his farming income by hauling freight with his horse-drawn wagon.
Philo Taylor Farnsworth drew up his first blue-prints of a television while he was a Jefferson County resident.

Philco

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In June of that year, Farnsworth joined the Philco company and moved to Philadelphia along with his wife and two children.
Philo Farnsworth, credited for inventing the first fully functional all electronic vacuum tube television system (patent # US1773980- filed Jan 7, 1927), worked at Philco from 1931 to 1933.

Beaver, Utah

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Farnsworth was born August 19, 1906, the eldest of five children of Lewis Edwin Farnsworth and Serena Amanda Bastian, a Mormon couple living in a small log cabin built by Lewis's father near Beaver, Utah.
Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of several critical electronic devices that made television possible, including the cathode ray tube. He was the first to create table-top nuclear fusion.

Rigby High School

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Farnsworth excelled in chemistry and physics at Rigby High School.
Television pioneer Philo Farnsworth attended the school, and graduated in 1923.

Brigham Young High School

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In 1923, the family moved to Provo, Utah, and Farnsworth attended Brigham Young High School that fall.
Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor, "father of television"

Image dissector

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He is best known for his 1927 invention of the first fully functional all-electronic image pickup device (video camera tube), the "image dissector", as well as the first fully functional and complete all-electronic television system. On September 7, 1927, Farnsworth's image dissector camera tube transmitted its first image, a simple straight line, to a receiver in another room of his laboratory at 202 Green Street in San Francisco.
American television pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth invented the first functional image dissector in 1927, submitting a patent application on January 7, 1927.

David Sarnoff

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In 1931, David Sarnoff of RCA offered to buy Farnsworth's patents for US$100,000, with the stipulation that he become an employee of RCA, but Farnsworth refused.
Zworykin had visited the laboratory of the inventor Philo T. Farnsworth, who had developed an Image Dissector, part of a system that could enable a working television.

ITT Inc.

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Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation was purchased by International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT) in 1951.
In 1951, ITT purchased Philo Farnsworth's television company to break into that market.

John Logie Baird

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In 1932, while in England to raise money for his legal battles with RCA, Farnsworth met with John Logie Baird, a Scottish inventor who had given the world's first public demonstration of a working television system in London in 1926, using an electro-mechanical imaging system, and who was seeking to develop electronic television receivers.
Similarly, Philo T. Farnsworth's electronic "Image Dissector" camera was available to Baird's company via a patent-sharing agreement.

Photoelectric effect

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Most television systems in use at the time used image scanning devices ("rasterizers") employing rotating "Nipkow disks" comprising a spinning disk with holes arranged in spiral patterns such that they swept across an image in a succession of short arcs while focusing the light they captured on photosensitive elements, thus producing a varying electrical signal corresponding to the variations in light intensity.
Video camera tubes in the early days of television used the photoelectric effect, for example, Philo Farnsworth's "Image dissector" used a screen charged by the photoelectric effect to transform an optical image into a scanned electronic signal.

Plan position indicator

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One of Farnsworth's most significant contributions at ITT was the PPI Projector, an enhancement on the iconic "circular sweep" radar display, which allowed safe air traffic control from the ground.
Philo Taylor Farnsworth, the American inventor of all-electronic television in September 1927, contributed to this in an important way.

San Francisco

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On September 7, 1927, Farnsworth's image dissector camera tube transmitted its first image, a simple straight line, to a receiver in another room of his laboratory at 202 Green Street in San Francisco.
Then in 1927, Philo Farnsworth's image dissector camera tube transmitted its first image.

Farnsworth Peak

Farnsworth Peak on the northern end of the Oquirrh Mountains, approximately 18 miles (29 km) south west of Salt Lake City, Utah, is the location of many of the area's television and FM radio transmitters.
The mountain is named for Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of the first completely electronic television.

Philo T. Farnsworth Award

Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Engineering Award
The Philo T. Farnsworth Award is one of the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards given to honor companies and organizations that have significantly affected the state of television and broadcast engineering over a long period of time.
The award is named after Philo T. Farnsworth, a pioneer of electronic television technology.

Iconoscope

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But Zworykin later abandoned research on the Image Dissector, which at the time required extremely bright illumination of its subjects to be effective, and turned his attention to what would become the Iconoscope.
One year later, in 1933, Philo Farnsworth also applied for a patent for a device that use a charge storage plate and a low-velocity electron scanning beam, a patent was issued in 1937, but Farnsworth did not know that the low-velocity scanning beam must land perpendicular to the target and he never actually built such a tube.

The Farnsworth Invention

The Farnsworth Invention, a stage play by Aaron Sorkin which debuted in 2007 after Sorkin adapted it from his unproduced screenplay, dramatized the conflict arising from Farnsworth's invention of TV and David Sarnoff of RCA's alleged stealing of the design.
The Farnsworth Invention is a stage play by Aaron Sorkin adapted from an unproduced screenplay about Philo Farnsworth's first fully functional and completely all-electronic television system and David Sarnoff, the RCA president who stole the design.

Evan Schwartz (author)

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Schwartz, Evan I., 2002. The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit & the Birth of Television. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN: 0-06-093559-6
He has written The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit, and the Birth of Television, the story of inventor Philo Farnsworth and his epic battle with RCA tycoon David Sarnoff.

Utah State Capitol

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Another statue sits inside the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City.
The capitol is decorated with many paintings and sculptures depicting Utah's history and heritage, including statues of Brigham Young, first territorial governor, and Philo T. Farnsworth, Utah native and a developer of television.

Aaron Sorkin

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The Farnsworth Invention, a stage play by Aaron Sorkin which debuted in 2007 after Sorkin adapted it from his unproduced screenplay, dramatized the conflict arising from Farnsworth's invention of TV and David Sarnoff of RCA's alleged stealing of the design.
In 2003, Sorkin was writing a screenplay on spec about the story of inventor and television pioneer Philo Farnsworth, a topic he had first become familiar with back in the early 1990s when producer Fred Zollo approached him with the idea of adapting a memoir by Elma Farnsworth into a biopic.

Television Hall of Fame

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He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2013.
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Brownfield, Maine

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Several buildings and streets around rural Brownfield, Maine are named for Farnsworth as he lived there for some time.
Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor