Six Jacob Rabinow's Inventions -- WEB Pages for NIST Virtual Museum
Jacob Rabinow holds 230 U.S. patents on a variety of mechanical and electrical devices. Among these are the automatic letter-sorting machine used by the U.S. Post Office, the magnetic particle clutch, formerly used in several European automobiles, in airplanes, servo-mechanisms and in great many other machines, best-match principle in optical and magnetic character reading machines, and many safety mechanisms for ordnance devices. A summary of six patents were prepared for the NIST Virtual Museum. They are the: conveyor belt card sorter; letter sorting machine; magnetic powder clutch and brake; notched-disk memory; rapid reversing motor; and reading machine. Mr. Rabinow's latest award in recognition of his many invention accomplishments was the Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award (1998).