Man has always been extant in the business of creating novel and a newer way of doing things. Life becomes much easier when things are done with great ease. Nigerians are not left out in the pages of history as regards inventions, despite being accredited with a lot of debilitating issues in the world.
Below are several new things and better ways of doing things that were as a result of the brainstorming prowesses of several notable Nigerians.
1. Emergency Blood Auto Transfusion System- Dr. Otu Oviemo Ovadje (RTD)
Emergency Blood Auto Transfusion System is a low-cost blood transfusion which helps medical professionals recover blood from internal organs of patients as a result of internal bleeding and recirculate the blood back into the bloodstream preventing blood loss in the patient.
It is a very effective means for a blood transfusion. It works without electricity and very safe, preventing the possibility of infection or contamination of the transfused blood.
This great invention was done by Brigadier General Dr. Otu Oviemo Ovadje (Rtd.) who was born on December 20, 1954 in Delta state, Nigeria. He served in the Nigerian army and pioneered this less expensive transfusion technique while at the Military Hospital Ikoyi Lagos when he was working at the Benin Teaching Hospital and the University Hospital in Lagos.
Brigadier General Dr. Ovadje was declared the Best African Scientist in 1995 before African Heads of States when he won the World Intellectual Property Organisation and Organisation of African Unity Gold Medal for scientific work designed to save women who usually die from abnormal pregnancy (ECTOPIC GESTATION).
EAT-SET is capable of processing 500ml of blood in just 2 minutes. Although autotransfusion was already in practice in several advanced countries, they were very expensive and quite complicated to use. Considering the fact that Nigeria lacked this life-saving machine, Dr. Oviemo gave us one.
2. Method of making electroplated interconnection structures on integrated circuit- Cyprian Emeka Uzoh
Cyprian who is credited to hold more than 126 United States Patents and over 160 patents globally in semiconductor technology.
This particular invention earned him the inventor of the year in 2006 by New York Intellectual Property Association. IBM uses his galvanoplasty technology as the main method of cabling devices using electric fields and metal mods to polish metals with low pressures.
Patent No. 6709562:Method of making electroplated interconnection structures on integrated circuit is considered to be one of the most important utilities in the semiconductor.
In total Cyprian has over 260 utility patents; considered to be Nigeria's most prolific inventor.
3. First chip multiprocessors with support for thread-level speculation (TLS)- kunle olukotun
A Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University, he is accredited to have led the Stanford Hydra research project which developed one of the first chip multiprocessors with support for thread-level speculation (TLS).
The TLS is a technique for speculatively executing a section of computer code that is anticipated to be executed later in parallel with the normal execution on a separate independent thread.
This invention was acquired by Sun Microsystem and is actively being used today in Sun Microsystem’s throughput computing technology.