Tag: Lonnie Johnson

JTEC Energy and JES Founder Dr. Lonnie Johnson Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Press Release ATLANTA, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — JTEC Energy and Johnson Energy Storage announced that the companies’ founder, Super Soaker inventor Dr. Lonnie Johnson, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held in Washington, D.C. on May 5, 2022. Dr. Johnson was joined by his family and by […]

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Dr. Johnson Speaks at SXSW Panel on Diversity

Article by Neal Augenstein for WTOP News. Read original article here. Super Soaker inventor: ‘Put it on the table and let it stand on its merit’ It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why generations love the Super Soaker line of water guns. “I’ve been accused of being a rocket scientist,” laughs Lonnie […]

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Everyday Things Created By Black Inventors

By Dora Mekouar for Voice of America. The folding chair, gas mask, traffic signal, automatic elevator doors, potato chips and the Super Soaker childrens’s water gun toy were all invented by Black innovators.   From the three-light traffic signal, refrigerated trucks, automatic elevator doors, color monitors for desktop computers, to the shape of the modern […]

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