Jaap Haartsen invented the wireless communication system Bluetooth in 1994 for the Swedish company Ericsson. This invention makes it possible to communicate between different sorts of electronic devices. Bluetooth is now installed in over three million devices.
With this revolutionary invention he is being included in the National Inventors Hall of Fame in the United States of America. Previously Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb, and the Wright brothers, the inventors of the first airplane were included in the Hall of Fame. CC Proof is very pleased with such an accomplishment. For me it was an honor to congratulate Jaap this week personally with this accomplishment.
Jaap doesn’t only own the patent of Bluetooth, he also owns 149 other patents. Are you curious about what a patent looks like? Click here for the official Bluetooth patent.
Fun fact: Did you know that the name ‘Bluetooth’ comes from the name of King Harald Bluetooth, the second king of Danmark, who was king in the tenth century? King Harald Bluetooth was known for connecting Scandinavia, and know Bluetooth is known for connecting different electronic devices.