Johnson Outdoors has patented a tip valve for a cook system that automatically stops gas flow when tipped over and resets when reconnected to the fuel canister. The valve includes a ball bearing within a bore with tapered diameters, allowing for smooth operation without mechanical pins. GlobalData’s report on Johnson Outdoors gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Johnson Outdoors, Sleep quality monitoring was a key innovation area identified from patents. Johnson Outdoors's grant share as of January 2024 was 72%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Tip valve for cook system automatically stops gas flow when tipped

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Johnson Outdoors Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11873990B2) discloses a tip valve designed for a cook system with a burner base housing a burner within a shroud that combusts fuel from an external fuel canister. The tip valve includes a fuel canister connector body with a threaded connector for the external fuel canister, a bore housing a ball bearing, an actuator pin, and a tip seal. The bore is tapered, with an angle of taper between 1° and 45°, and includes a counter bore and locator slots. The tip seal is positioned to seal against the burner base, and the actuator pin has a threaded connector portion for fixation within the fuel canister connector body.

Furthermore, the patent also describes a method for resetting the tip valve of the cook system, involving positioning the system vertically with the burner higher than the fuel canister and disconnecting the fuel canister from the connector body. The design of the tip valve aims to provide efficient and safe fuel flow control within the cook system, ensuring proper combustion and operation. With features like the tapered bore, ball bearing mechanism, and secure actuator pin fixation, the tip valve enhances the overall functionality and reliability of the cook system, offering a practical solution for users seeking a well-designed and effective cooking appliance.

To know more about GlobalData’s detailed insights on Johnson Outdoors, buy the report here.

Premium Insights


The gold standard of business intelligence.

Blending expert knowledge with cutting-edge technology, GlobalData’s unrivalled proprietary data will enable you to decode what’s happening in your market. You can make better informed decisions and gain a future-proof advantage over your competitors.


GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

GlobalData Patent Analytics tracks bibliographic data, legal events data, point in time patent ownerships, and backward and forward citations from global patenting offices. Textual analysis and official patent classifications are used to group patents into key thematic areas and link them to specific companies across the world’s largest industries.