The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted U.S. Patent No. 7,652,952 to Johnson Outdoors Inc. for its Humminbird Side Imaging technology.
The approved patent protects Humminbird's Side Imaging sonar systems from unauthorized copying.
"Our Side Imaging sonar technology is one of the most heralded innovations in the marine electronics industry in decades," said Kelly Grindle, group vice president of Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics & Watercraft, in a statement. "It is a game-changer for anglers who demand the best equipment available to help locate and catch more fish."