Lonnie Johnson is interviewed by William Thornton at Al.com: "Lonnie Johnson is always moving, always thinking, always tinkering. That becomes apparent on a visit to his laboratory in downtown Atlanta."
Lonnie Johnson's Super Soaker water gun, introduced in 1990, has racked up retail sales of more than $1 billion. Using the revenue from his past success, he's developing two devices he believes can revolutionize electrical power generation and storage.
Get to know engineer Lonnie Johnson, founder and president of Johnson Research and Development Co., who invented the wildly-popular Super Soaker water gun, worked on high-performance Nerf dart guns, and focuses today on inventions related to clean energy.
Atlanta-based Johnson Battery Technologies has made strides in its battery development work, specifically in terms of being able to create batteries that function well even at high temperatures. The batteries are also designed to be non-explosive.