People know him for his invention - the Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner. Teh cyclonic separation is the principle that makes his products so special, removing particulates from air, gas or liquid stream without using filters, but vortex separation. After 5 years of tryings and different prototypes, he launched in 1983 the cleaner called G-Force
Athlete - When he was in school, he was very good at long distance running, saying that he had more determinatiom than others and not a better physique
Other inventions - Besides his well known Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner, he also designed the Sea Truck, the Ballbarrow, the Dyson Airblade hand dryer, "Air Multiplier" (a fan without external blades)
Conspiracy - He could not sell his vacuum cleaner in the UK, as the replacement dust bags market would have been affected. That's why he chose to launch his product in Japan, where he won the International Design Fair Prize in 1991
Patent - He got his first US patent in 1986
Dyson Ltd. was set up in June 1993, as he could not sell his invention to the important manufacturers. He also opened a research centre and a factory in Malmesbury, Wiltshire
James Dyson Foundation was created in 2002 for supporting design and engineering education, operating in UK, US and Japan
Awards - He won lots of prizes - The Prince Philip Designers Prize, Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), Lord Lloyd of Kilgerran Award, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), Order of Merit (OM) for "contributions and achievements in industrial design"