JOHNSON INDUSTRIES, INC.
|JOHNSON INDUSTRIES, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140131165||MATERIAL SAMPLING DEVICE WITH INTEGRATED MATERIAL ANALYZER ASSEMBLY - A material sampling and analyzing assembly comprises a material sampling device and a material analyzer assembly. The material sampling device is configured to extract a core sample of material from a supply of material. The material analyzer assembly is attached to a portion of the material sampling device. The material analyzer assembly comprises a first material analyzer configured to analyze a first testing sample, which comprises a first portion of the core sample. An alternate material sampling an analyzing assembly comprises a material sampling device comprising a discharge chute and a material analyzer assembly comprising a sample container and a material analyzer. The sample container is attached to the discharge chute. The sample container is configured to receive and temporarily retain a testing sample that is discharged from the discharge chute. The material analyzer is configured to analyze the testing sample while it is retained by the sample container.||05-15-2014|
|20140042831||Safety System - A method of controlling a motorized device comprises the steps of providing a motorized device, receiving a code, checking that code, and changing the operational state of a portion of the motorized device in response to the code in certain circumstances. In one embodiment, the motorized device comprises a drive system, an activation mechanism, and a safety circuit that is in communication with the activation mechanism and at least a portion of the drive system. After receiving an unlocking code from the activation mechanism, the next step is to determine if the received unlocking code corresponds to a predetermined unlocking code. Subsequently, if the received unlocking code corresponds to the predetermined unlocking code, then the safety circuit is transitioned from a locked state to a normal operation state. Additional codes and corresponding operational states may also be incorporated into other embodiments of the method.||02-13-2014|
|20130214618||Safety System - A safety system comprises an activation mechanism, a safety circuit, and a drive system in communication with each other. In one embodiment, the activation mechanism produces an activation signal in response to an actuation of the activation mechanism. The safety circuit operates in either a locked state or a normal operation state. In this embodiment, the safety circuit is programmed to prevent the activation signal from being communicated to the drive system when the safety circuit is operating in the locked state and to allow the activation signal to be communicated to the drive system when the safety circuit is operating in the normal operation state. The safety circuit is programmed to transition from the locked state to the normal operation state in response to receiving both an unlocking code and a follow-up signal that is received by the safety circuit within a predetermined amount of time. The safety circuit may be further programmed to transition from the normal operation state to the locked state in response to the safety circuit failing to receive an activation signal within a second predetermined amount of time.||08-22-2013|
|20130015723||Safe Switch System and Method - An apparatus comprises an enclosure, an electronic switch, and a solar panel. The enclosure is operable to house electronic components and is configured to be explosion proof. The electronic switch is in communication with the enclosure and the solar panel. The solar panel is operable to deliver power to the electronic switch without accumulating charge. The solar panel is further configured to deliver power to the electronic switch without generating any sparks.||01-17-2013|
Patent applications by JOHNSON INDUSTRIES, INC.