Over the course of his entire life, he was granted 1,093 patents.
He was granted a patent for the invention the following year.
Then in 1999 he was granted a patent on the idea and slowly the world started to take notice.
He retired in 1962 after having been granted 70 patents.
He was granted 23 patents in this field during his lifetime.
He was granted seven patents on lifting water by air.
He was granted a patent for his telegraph in 1838.
He was granted a five-year patent on October 5, 1832.
He is thought to be the youngest person to have been granted a patent for their invention.
As of January 2013, the company has been granted 98 patents around their positioning technology.