Otis Boykin

Otis Boykin

Born: Dallas, Texas  1920-1982

Invention: Electrical Resistors

invented an improved electrical resistor used in computers - radios - television sets and a variety of electronic devices

Personal Bio

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Otis Boykin invented an improved electrical resistor used in computers - radios - television sets and a variety of electronic devices. Boykin's resistor helped reduce the cost of those products. Otis Boykin also invented a variable resistor used in guided missile parts, a control unit for heart stimulators, a burglar-proof cash register and a chemical air filter. Otis Boykin patentAfter graduating from Fisk University and the Illinois Institute of Technology, Otis Boykin worked in a laboratory testing automatic controls for airplanes. He later worked as a consultant for several firms and as a successful inventor. Boykin died of a heart failure in 1982.

Cited: inventors.about.com
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