Arthur Kuris

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Born (1913-04-18) April 18, 1913 (age 108)
Odessa, Russia
DiedJanuary 22, 2000(2000-01-22) (aged 86)
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States Of America
Alma materCity College of New York
OccupationPioneer

Arthur Kuris (April 18, 1913 – January 22, 2000)[1] was an American pioneer in the field of ultrasonics and the inventor of the cavitron.

Early life

Arthur Kuris was born in Odessa, Russia, in 1913. In 1922, he immigrated with his father, mother and 4 siblings to New York City through Ellis Island. He attended Townsend Harris High School and in 1935 graduated from City College of New York with a BS in Psychology. Arthur married his beloved with Henrietta in 1939. Mr Kuris was a mathematics teacher who developed pioneering techniques for cutting and drilling gemstones using emerging ultrasonic technology. A self-taught physicist in applied ultrasonics, he founded and was President of Cavitron Equipment Corporation in the 1950's with Dr. William Balamuth. To this day the Cavitron name is carried by Dentsply.

Ultrasonics and the Invention of the Cavitron

A pioneer in the field of ultrasonics, Arthur Kuris was a self-taught physicist in applied ultrasonics. He founded and was President of Cavitron Equipment Corporation in the 1950's with Dr. William Balamuth. To this day the Cavitron name is carried by Dentsply. His achievements were featured in Life Magazine November 3, 1952.

Some notable patents include: Method and apparatus for ultrasonic cleaning of teeth (patent number: 3375820; Patent date: April 2, 1968) Ultrasonic oil recovery (Patent number: 3990512; Patent date: November 9, 1976) Ultrasonic cauterization (Patent number: 3636943; Patent date: January 25, 1972) Ultrasonic toothbrush (Patent number: 4333197; Patent date: June 8, 1982) Ultrasonic oil spill removal (Patent number: 4222868; Patent date: September 16, 1980) Ultrasonic electric razor (Patent number: 3756105; Patent date: September 4, 1973) Ultrasonic oil spill removal (patent number: 4126547; Patent date: November 21, 1978)

After the sale of Cavitron, Mr. Kuris became President of Ultrasonic Systems, Inc.

Later life

Kuris and his wife, retired to Hollywood, Florida, until his death at the age of 86.

References

  1. "Paid Notice: Deaths KURIS, ARTHUR". January 25, 2000 – via NYTimes.com.

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