Patents by Inventor John O. Jones, Jr.

John O. Jones, Jr. has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4544867
    Abstract: A vibrator control circuit is provided for controlling the driving current supplied to the driving coil of an electromagnetic vibrator for a bed or the like. The control circuit is adapted to be connected to source of A.C. line voltage such as a standard wall outlet and controls the duration of the portion of each cycle of the A.C. line voltage supplied to the vibrator. The control circuit includes an electronic switch, e.g., a transistor, connected in series with the driving coil of the vibrator and a control pulse generator for supplying control pulses to the electronic switch to control switching of the electronic switch in timed relationship with respect to the A.C. line voltage waveform so as to gradually vary the duration of the portion of the A.C. line voltage supplied to the electromagnetic vibrator during each cycle of the A.C. line voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Inventors: John O. Jones, Jr., Charles White, Jr.