#35317 Overall Influence

Robert Kearns

American engineer and inventor


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Robert William Kearns was an American engineer, educator and inventor who invented the most common intermittent windshield wiper systems used on most automobiles from 1969 to the present. His first patent for the invention was filed on December 1, 1964, after a few previous designs by other inventors had failed to gain any traction in manufacturing.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

Case Western Reserve University

University in Ohio, United States

University of Detroit Mercy


Wayne State University

American public research university located in Detroit, Michigan

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How’s this person influential?
#1226 World Rank