Super Soaker Patented in 1986

  • 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

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Super Soaker Patented in 1986

  • 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

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Alan Amron – Born

November 20, 1948

  • May 10, 1980 patented first battery-powered automatic water gun
  • Used by: Larami, LJN Entertech, Tyco, Mattel, Buddy L, Coleco, Playtime and Blue Box toys
  • Sept 8, 1986 article he said “Because of the war in Vietnam, no one was buying toy guns, Now, Rambo and Bambo and suddenly it’s okay.. I don’t like guns either. But I’ve never known anything that could make money this fast”
  • 1994 – invented, a voice-activated, multidirectional water-spouting headset

https://patents.google.com/patent/US4022350

“Because of the war in Vietnam, no one was buying toy guns, Now, Rambo and Bambo and suddenly it’s okay.. I don’t like guns either. But I’ve never known anything that could make money this fast”

 

Lonnie Johnson – Born

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

Super Soaker Patented in 1986

  • 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

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