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Lonnie Johnson – Born

October 6

October 6, 1949

  •  U.S. Air Force
  • 1979 to 1991 at NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • May 27, 1986  Patented the “Power Drencher”  air-pressurized water gun
  • 1991 Rebranded as “Super Soaker”
  • Feb 27, 1995  Assigned Super Soaker patent to LARAMI CORP
  • 1996 – patented the Nerf version of super soaker
  • Excellatron Solid State, LLC
  • Johnson Electro-Mechanical Systems (JEMS)
  • 2008 awarded the Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics
  •  2011 inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame
  • November 2013, Johnson was awarded nearly $73 million in royalties from Hasbro for super soaker & nerf guns

https://patents.google.com/patent/US4591071

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