Thomas Edison (1847-1931) held 1,093 U.S. patents in his name, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera and the most famous of all – electric light bulb. Thirty years after his birth, another famous inventor, engineer and businessman came along – Charles Franklin Kettering (1876-1958). He held 186 patents. Although he does not have the “household name” familiarity of Thomas Edison, we are benefiting from his efforts. Even though poor eyesight stymied his progress in grade school, he continued to believe that anything was possible.