Patents Assigned to Johnson Outdoors Inc.
  • Patent number: 10772389
    Abstract: A tank cinch is configured to cooperate with a strap to secure a tank of compressed air to a buoyancy compensation device. The tank cinch includes an adjustable frame having a sliding member, a first cam receiver and a second cam receiver. A lever body including a first cam and a second cam is pivotably joined to the adjustable frame and is pivotable about a pivoting axis defined by the adjustable frame. The lever body is configured to fix a first end portion of the strap. The adjustable frame is configured to fix a second end portion of the strap with the sliding member when the lever is rotated about the pivoting axis towards the adjustable frame member. The cams are arranged to bear against an outermost surface of the tank and to be received in the cam receivers when the lever body is pivoted towards the adjustable frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Jacopo Rossi, Corrado Cominetti, Bradley E. Lally
  • Patent number: 10717507
    Abstract: A back pack cinch for a strap securing a breathing tank, and an associated buoyancy compensation device worn by a driver are provided. The back pack cinch includes a cinch body. A cover is rotatably mounted to the cinch body. The cover has an open position and a closed position. The cover in the closed position is configured to tension a strap. A tab is rotatably mounted to the cinch body. The tab has an open position and a closed position. In the closed position, a portion of the strap is pressed against the serrated bearing surface by the tab to hold the portion of the strap in a fixed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph B. Stella, Bradley E. Lally, Corrado Cominetti, Alberto Belloni
  • Patent number: 10684368
    Abstract: A sonar mapping system that includes a sonar transducer assembly configured for mounting on a watercraft, and a display configured to show a topographical chart of a body of water. The sonar mapping system further includes a processor coupled to the sonar transducer assembly and display. The processor is configured to create the topographical chart in real time, and to update the topographical chart in real time, based on sonar data provided by the sonar transducer assembly. The processor is also configured to render the created or updated topographical chart on the display. The sonar mapping system has memory accessible by the processor and configured to store the topographical chart rendered by the processor, and to store the sonar data provided by the sonar transducer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Per Pelin, Scott A. Harrington
  • Patent number: 10545235
    Abstract: A sonar mapping system that includes a sonar transducer assembly configured for mounting on a watercraft, and a display configured to show a topographical chart of a body of water. The sonar mapping system further includes a processor coupled to the sonar transducer assembly and display. The processor is configured to create the topographical chart in real time, and to update the topographical chart in real time, based on sonar data provided by the sonar transducer assembly. The processor is configured to render the created or updated topographical chart on the display. The sonar mapping system has memory accessible by the processor and configured to store the topographical chart rendered by the processor, and to store the sonar data provided by the sonar transducer assembly. The sonar data includes information indicative of vegetation present on a lakebed, seabed, or riverbed surface, the information being displayed on the topographical chart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Per Pelin, Scott Allen Harrington
  • Patent number: 10526050
    Abstract: A shallow water anchor and related methods are provided. The shallow water anchor includes a four-bar linkage and a hydraulic actuator for actuating the four-bar linkage. An anchoring element is connected to the four-bar linkage. A hydraulic control arrangement operates the hydraulic actuator to transition the hydraulic actuator between stowed and deployed positions and vice versa. The shallow water anchor can incorporate a controller which monitors a current limit, a pressure limit, or both to perform a variety of anchoring functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Edwin Turek, Jason Robert Woodruff, Wesley Calvin Marcus, Ronald Phillip Hansen, David Gerald Liverseed, Justin Lane Alders, Janusz Stanislaw Komor
  • Publication number: 20190283854
    Abstract: A control system for a trolling motor operated based upon commands generated by a wireless remote control device and a wired foot pedal is provided. The controller is interposed between the trolling motor and the wired foot pedal to add wireless controllability to the trolling motor via the wireless remote control. The controller communicates with the remote control through a bidirectional wireless communication link to receive commands and to provide status information on the operation of the motor. The remote control includes user inputs for generating commands that are sent wirelessly to the controller to control operation of the marine device. The remote control also includes a display for displaying real time status information that is received wirelessly from the controller. The controller generates control signals upon receipt of wireless communication from the remote control that simulate signals that are normally generated by the wired foot pedal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Salmon, David M. Samek
  • Patent number: 10408933
    Abstract: A sonar imaging system, that includes a control head with a user interface and a display unit for displaying a sonar-generated image, is provided. A sonar transducer assembly is coupled to the control head and configured to transmit sonar data to the control head. The sonar data is used to generate the sonar-generated image. The sonar transducer assembly includes a first side scan acoustic sonar element that transmits a sonar beam. The sonar transducer assembly further includes a plurality of sonar beam receiving elements. Each receiving element is arranged to receive a portion of the return beam from the first side scan acoustic sonar element. Each of the plurality of sonar beam receiving elements is configured to identify both a depth and a lateral distance of an underwater object relative to the position of the sonar transducer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Sean M. DeHart, David A. Betts, Zachary Thomas Jordan, Jesus Carmona-Valdes, Brian Lee Chase, William Mark Gibson
  • Patent number: 10384748
    Abstract: A cover adapted to be reversibly attached over an opening of a storage compartment contained on a personal watercraft. The cover includes a generally planar substrate having formed therein a dry storage chamber and at least one additional feature selected from the group consisting of a cup holder, an equipment rail, a surround tray, an accessory mounting plate, and a magnetic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. McDonough, Timothy A. Bragg
  • Patent number: 10274390
    Abstract: A tank pressure transmitter with integrated breathing gas analyzer and associated methods are provided. The tank pressure transmitter can include a gas sensor which detects a constituent of a breathing gas. The transmitter is operable to compile a constituent reading from the constituent detected, and communicate this constituent reading wirelessly to a dive computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Arne Sieber, Reima K. Holopainen, Joe Stella, Sebastian Reif, Bradley E. Lally
  • Publication number: 20190092439
    Abstract: In one aspect, an embodiment of the invention provides a back pack cinch for a strap securing a breathing tank to a buoyancy compensation device worn by a diver. The back pack cinch includes a cinch body. A cover is rotatably mounted to the cinch body. The cover has an open position and a closed position. The cover in the closed position is configured to tension a strap. A tab is rotatably mounted to the cinch body. The tab has an open position and a closed position. In the closed position, a portion of the strap is pressed against the serrated bearing surface by the tab to hold the portion of the strap in a fixed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph B. Stella, Bradley E. Lally, Corrado Cominetti, Alberto Belloni
  • Publication number: 20190082795
    Abstract: A tank cinch is configured to cooperate with a strap to secure a tank of compressed air to a buoyancy compensation device. The tank cinch includes an adjustable frame having a sliding member, a first cam receiver and a second cam receiver. A lever body including a first cam and a second cam is pivotably joined to the adjustable frame and is pivotable about a pivoting axis defined by the adjustable frame. The lever body is configured to fix a first end portion of the strap. The adjustable frame is configured to fix a second end portion of the strap with the sliding member when the lever is rotated about the pivoting axis towards the adjustable frame member. The cams are arranged to bear against an outermost surface of the tank and to be received in the cam receivers when the lever body is pivoted towards the adjustable frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Jacopo Rossi, Corrado Cominetti, Bradley E. Lally
  • Patent number: 10196120
    Abstract: A universal mounting bracket for outboard marine equipment is provided. The universal mounting bracket includes a first member mounted to one end of an arm, and a second member mounted to the other end of the arm. The first and second members mate with the arm to define respective first and second adjustment axes. The arm is adjustable relative to the first member about the first axis. The second member is adjustable relative to the arm about the second axis. Adjustment about the first and second axes allows a user to govern the distance of marine equipment mounted to the second coupling relative to a watercraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventor: Craig E. Turek
  • Patent number: 10174950
    Abstract: A portable stove is provided. The portable stove includes an accessory port such that it may be connected to an accessory component. With such a connection, a single fuel source which provides a regulated flow of fuel may be utilized for both the portable stove and the accessory component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Hebert, Jr., Adam E. Wilcox, Jeffrey M. Megivern
  • Patent number: 10137970
    Abstract: A first stage pressure regulator is provided. A valve body has an inlet and an outlet that define a pressure chamber therebetween. The valve body defines a pressure compensation chamber having an opening fluidly communicating the pressure compensation chamber with the surrounding water. The first stage pressure regulator comprises an inlet tubular union removably received into the inlet. A removable high pressure orifice body defines an orifice therethrough. The orifice body is carried by the valve body proximate the inlet. A valve seat is within the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Alessandro Cigolini, Franco Solari, Corrado Cominetti
  • Patent number: 10107908
    Abstract: A 360-degree sonar imaging system and method are provided. The system includes a sonar transducer assembly pod with tilted mechanically scanning sonar (MSS) transducers that is deployed into the water below the bottom of the boat. The system provides photo-like imaging of an area surrounding a boat which does not require the boat to be in motion. The pod is deployed by a variety of manual, (trolling motor, transom) or powered mechanical (bow, transom, or fairing block) deployment mechanisms to allow for deployment and retraction of the sonar transducer assembly. In particular embodiments, the MSS system communicates with a side-scan-sonar-imaging-equipped control head unit to display the images generated therefrom. Various speeds and sector scans are provided, as well as a locked side-scan sonar mode. Waypoint navigation and split screen views are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Betts, Sean M. DeHart
  • Publication number: 20180299547
    Abstract: A sonar mapping system that includes a sonar transducer assembly configured for mounting on a watercraft, and a display configured to show a topographical chart of a body of water. The sonar mapping system further includes a processor coupled to the sonar transducer assembly and display. The processor is configured to create the topographical chart in real time, and to update the topographical chart in real time, based on sonar data provided by the sonar transducer assembly. The processor is also configured to render the created or updated topographical chart on the display. The sonar mapping system has memory accessible by the processor and configured to store the topographical chart rendered by the processor, and to store the sonar data provided by the sonar transducer assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Per Pelin, Scott A. Harrington
  • Patent number: 10035575
    Abstract: A trolling motor system with a lift assist device is provided. The trolling motor system includes a lift assist device which aids in moving a shaft assembly of the trolling motor system along a trim axis thereof. The lift assist device includes a biasing element which extends therefrom and connects to a shaft assembly of the trolling motor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Darrel A. Bernloehr, Craig E. Turek
  • Patent number: 10029764
    Abstract: A shallow water anchor is provided. The shallow water anchor comprises a first anchor extension and a second anchor extension axially received by a housing. The first anchor extension is axially received by the second anchor extension such that the first and second anchor extensions are sequentially deployable from the housing using an actuation arrangement. The actuation arrangement is controlled by a control interface that is operable to detect when the shallow water anchor has reached a fully extended state and fully retracted state. The shallow water anchor further includes a biasing compensator that compensates for fluctuations in the overall depth of water the anchor is deployed in due to waves or other anomalies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Darrel A. Bernloehr, Gregory Paul Beamer, David M. Samek
  • Patent number: D843156
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Hebert, Jr., Adam E. Wilcox, Garrett Casey
  • Patent number: D880234
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Garrett Casey, Michael E. Hebert, Jr., Adam E. Wilcox