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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
114343000 BOATS, BOAT COMPONENT, OR ATTACHMENT 267
114312000 SUBMERSIBLE DEVICE 122
114271000 HULL OR HULL ADJUNCT EMPLOYING FLUID DYNAMIC FORCES TO DERIVE A LIFT OR ALTER TRIM, (E.G., PLANING HULLS, ETC.) 102
114065000 BUILDING 101
114264000 FLOATING PLATFORM 88
114230100 MOORING DEVICE 87
114121000 BALLASTING 68
114144000 STEERING MECHANISM 66
114242000 TOWING OR PUSHING 60
114560100 DISPLACEMENT-TYPE HULL (E.G., SPECIFIC AFTBODY, ETC.) 55
114102100 SAIL OR CONTROL MEANS THEREFOR 53
114258000 MOTHER SHIP, FLOATING LANDING PLATFORM, AND HARBOR 50
114390210 WATERCRAFT WITH MEANS USED IN PROVIDING SAILPOWER 48
114294000 ANCHOR 34
114221000 IMPLEMENTS 25
114219000 FENDERS 25
114550500 MOTORIZED SELF-PROPELLED WATERSKI OR WATERSCOOTER-TYPE VEHICLE (E.G., PERSONAL WATERCRAFT, ETC.) 24
114044000 VESSEL RAISING AND DOCKING 19
114218000 BITTS, CLEATS, AND PIN RAILS 15
114293000 ANCHORING ARRANGEMENT 15
114040000 ICE BREAKERS 13
114089000 SPARS 12
114267000 FLOAT STRUCTURE 12
114268000 WITH HOIST OR DECK ENGINE 10
114140000 KEELS 10
114201000 HATCHES AND COVERS 10
114001000 WARSHIPS 9
114390120 SAILBOARD AND RIG MEANS THEREFOR 9
114365000 LIFE CRAFT HANDLING DEVICE, APPARATUS, OR IMPLEMENT 9
114026000 SCOWS 8
114256000 FLOATING OR SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE STORAGE VESSEL 7
114173000 PORTS 7
114200100 TORPEDOES 7
114000000 VALVES 6
114210000 ANCHOR TRIPPERS 6
114382000 MISCELLANEOUS 5
20100083893Method for making a submersible surface with antifouling protection - A method for manufacturing a submerged surface, such as the hull of a marine vessel or a submerged grate or conduit, uses particles that are electrically conductive and disposes those particles on the exposed surface. The particles are held in, place by an electrically conductive composite material, such as a conductive gel coat, and a charge distribution layer is used to spread the current through all parts of the conductive outer surface.04-08-2010
20100300346Watercraft Immobilizing System - A sub-surface watercraft immobilizing system and method which may be deployed from any vessel to provide primary passive defense against one or more attacking watercraft(s), fitted with marine engine(s). The system is designed to provide practical all round coverage and consists of a sub-surface towed array/entanglement system of wires and/or spectra/nylon lines weighted for neutral buoyancy, deployed from removable/replaceable cartridges that may be disposable or refurbished. The towed array/entanglement system uses outriggers, weighted submersible rollers and spreaders. A system of secondary and possibly tertiary tentacles is deployed from the primary lines just below the water surface to foul and immobilize propellers and engine cooling water intakes. This is a non-lethal system designed to render one or more detected, or undetected, attacking watercraft inoperative or ineffective.12-02-2010
20100101477System and Method for High Current Recovery Cursor - A high current cursor comprises a outer frame in which a center carriage travels. The center carriage travels between the top and bottom of the outer frame. Movement of the center carriage is limited within the outer frame constraints and its own locking mechanism. Center carriage carries a bend restrictor for an umbilical or lift line. When the center carriage travels down to a predetermined position within the high current cursor, equipment is allowed to exit the high current cursor or is retrieved back into the high current cursor when the bend restrictor reaches a predetermined position within the outer frame, e.g. at its lowest point, allowing dispersal and/or retrieval without obstruction back to a fixed recovery point.04-29-2010
20110114008Actuator - An actuator (05-19-2011
20090038530Watercraft drogue system - A watercraft drogue system including a line deployable in the water to be intercepted by the lower unit of the watercraft's engine, at least a first drogue on one end of the line, a length of stretchable line adjacent the drogue, and at least a first length of slack line secured by a frangible tie. The frangible tie of the watercraft drogue system is designed to break when the drogue is deployed. The length of stretchable line of the drogue system expands in length in order to reduce the tension in the line to prevent kick up of the lower unit of the watercraft's engine and thus arrest the watercraft.02-12-2009
114183000 BILGE DISCHARGE 5
20090050042Method of and apparatus for detecting and controlling bilge water in a sea vessel - An improved bilge water level monitor, alert and control system for boats and other vessels. The system provides a method of detecting excessive leakage of water into the bilge and in response to the excessive water in the bilge, triggering an alarm to notify the operator and others and energizes bilge pumps to remove the excessive water. The system is designed with many redundancies in the sub elements and subsystems for safety. The system provides a means for reducing the likelihood of exhausting battery power in the event of a significant seawater leakage problem. The electrical power rating of the monitoring circuitry components is relatively low, thereby reducing the size and weight of those components relative to prior bilge pump monitoring and alert systems. There is no electrical wiring exposed to bilge water during system operation thereby reducing damage to the wiring components. The water level detection and control circuitry operates with sufficiently low amperage to substantially eliminate the hazard of spark-induced combustion.02-26-2009
20090107383APPARATUS FOR PLUGGING A SEACOCK EXTERNALLY - This invention is directed to a thru-hull fitting or specifically a seacock which is below the normal waterline of a marine vessel and this invention provides an exterior plug to stop leakage and/or allow for maintenance of the interior hull valve, piping, and/or associated tubing without necessitating the need to haul out the vessel. The seacock plug includes a rubber bellows assembly; o-ring flange assembly, sealing wedge, and compression lead screw with T-handle that forms a watertight seal around the irregular interior shape hull fitting.04-30-2009
20130145975Battery Operated Small Craft Bilge Pump - A small lightweight battery operated remote switched bilge pump is provided weighing less than one pound for installing in a small watercraft, including a kayak, canoe, sailboat, row boat, dingy, featuring a bilge pump comprising a low voltage inline pump, a housing having a compartment with an integrated strainer base and configured to receive the low voltage inline pump, and having a watertight compartment to receive lightweight batteries to power the bilge pump for about 1.5 hours, and a switch assembly to selectively operate on/off functionality of the bilge pump remotely; and a Velcro® arrangement to couple the bilge pump to a surface of the small watercraft to allow easy installation of the bilge pump in about 15 seconds to perform bilge pump functionality without drilling or making holes in the small watercraft, and to allow easy removal of the bilge pump for cleaning and battery replacement.06-13-2013
20120272886SELF LOAD SENSING CIRCUIT BOARD CONTROLLER DIAPHRAGM PUMP - A self-priming diaphragm pump is connected to a circuit board which activates the self-priming diaphragm pump at predetermined intervals, e.g., for 1-3 seconds. When the self-priming diaphragm pump is activated, the circuit board senses the amperage draw from the pump's motor and either continues to run the pump or stops the pump depending on the different amperage levels read. If there is water present in the bilge, the motor is working harder, requiring more amperage and circuit board keeps the pump running. If there is no water present for the pump to draw, the amperage load is very low and the circuit board shuts the pump off, retesting it in the predetermined interval.11-01-2012
20110308441Personal watercraft apparatuses, systems, and methods - A system for electrically expelling water from a personal watercraft includes a waterproof container. The waterproof container defines a volume, which contains a portable source of electrical power, the portable source of electrical power is within the waterproof container. A fluid movement device is electrically connected with the portable source of electrical power and the fluid movement device is outside the waterproof container. A switch is electrically connected to the portable source of electrical power, the switch has an on position and an off position. A first mounting bracket has a first end and a second end, the first end has a first mounting position. The fluid movement device is attached at the first mounting position and the second end is held under a seat of the personal watercraft. When the switch is in the on position, the fluid movement device will pump water and when the fluid movement device is in the off position, the pump will not pump water.12-22-2011
114390110 METHOD OF SAILING SAILPOWERED WATERCRAFT 5
20120174847METHOD OF UPRIGHTING AND LOCATING A WATER SPORTS BOARD IN THE WATER AND A DIRECTIONAL FLOAT THEREFOR - This invention relates to a novel method and a novel inflatable flotation device for the method which are used in association with water sports boards such as kite boards, surfboards and the like, for the purpose of uprighting the water sports boards when inverted and encouraging the water sports boards to be moved by the wind in the direction of a water sports board rider when the rider becomes separated from the water sports board.07-12-2012
20130213286"SHIP WITH ADJUSTABLE PANEL AT THE BOW" - The invention relates to a ship, in particular a ship comprising at least one sail rotor. According to the invention, the ship has a front part that has a height-adjustable and/or pivotable panel.08-22-2013
20110041747Aerodynamic wind propulsion device and method for controlling - The invention relates to an aerodynamic wind propulsion device, particularly for watercrafts, comprising an aerodynamic wing being connected to a steering unit by a tractive cable, having a first end of the tractive cable connected to the steering unit and a second end of the tractive cable connected to a base platform, a guiding line having a first end connected to the aerodynamic wing or to the steering unit, a pole being connected to the base platform. According to the invention, an aerodynamic wind propulsion device as mentioned above is provided, characterized in that a second end of the guiding line is connected to the base platform during and between starting and landing maneuvers wherein the guiding line is guided through or along the pole and is capable of transferring a tensile force onto the aerodynamic wing at least during starting or landing.02-24-2011
20100282151MAST TRACK WITH EXTERNAL HEADBOARD CAR - Disclosed are luff extrusions that solve problems of batten chafing and friction locking. The inventive luff extrusions provide batten end receptacles with channels for headboard cars. The luff extrusions absorb the wind-generated compressive forces exerted by the battens on the batten pockets and eliminate the need for sail slides.11-11-2010
20120247379PORTABLE SAIL FOR PADDLE-TYPE VESSELS - A removable sail for a paddle-style boat, such as a kayak preferably takes the form of a fast deploying down-wind sail attachable to a deck of the kayak. The sail includes a curved, but non-circular shaped flexible material coupled to a collapsible, continuous frame member, for example the frame member may be sewn into a channel made by the material. When mounted to the deck of the boat, the sail may be arranged in a deployed or a stowed configuration, the latter being deployable on the fly in that the sail can be quickly sprung into the deployable configuration. The non-circular shape of the sail cooperates with a hull shape of the boat while providing a sufficient surface area for capturing wind energy. The sail may also include a transparent region that helps prevent excessive amounts of spray from striking the paddler and yet still provides an adequate viewing range.10-04-2012
114199000 CABLE STOPPERS 5
20120160146FAIRLEAD LATCH DEVICE - A self-aligning fairlead latch device is provided for guiding and securing an anchor chain between an offshore structure and an anchor. The fairlead latch device includes a latch housing pivotally mounted to a fairlead housing. The latch housing includes one or more latches for securing the anchor chain in place. The fairlead latch device further includes an upper retainer component that is coupled to an upper support structure and a lower support structure. The coupling of the upper retainer component to the support structures allow the fairlead latch device to be relocated by lifting of the device from the support structures.06-28-2012
20100175604Dual axis chain support with chain pull through - A chain support 07-15-2010
20080282955Pull In - Pay Out Mooring System - A mooring method for a moored vessel that comprises a first chain stopper that is fixed to the vessel and is operable to selectively couple an upper chain to the vessel. A chain tensioner is coupled to the vessel and is operable to pull the upper chain. A second chain stopper is fixed to the vessel and is operable to selectively couple the upper chain to the vessel. The chain tensioner engages the upper chain at a location between the first chain stopper and the second chain stopper.11-20-2008
20110041751DEVICE FOR A SHARK JAW - A device for a shark jaw onboard a vessel is described, where the shark jaw is arranged to secure an anchor line, a cable, a chain or the like, characterized in that the shark jaw comprises measuring equipment in the form of one or more load readers arranged to one or more sides of the shark jaw to read strains which arise during load effects in said anchor line, cable, chain or the like.02-24-2011
20090133612DYNAMIC MOTION SUPPRESSION OF RISER, UMBILICAL AND JUMPER LINES - Dynamic motion decoupling and damping is achieved with the use of mass, added mass, buoyancy, submerged weight and drag in arbitrary locations on catenary and/or tensioned lines. The original line configuration may or may not be modified. Novel, drag and added mass enhancing devices effective in all directions can be used to increase the suppression effectiveness and/or in order to reduce the number of devices used. This invention is suitable for use on new designs and it is also suitable for retrofitting on existing, already installed lines.05-28-2009
114116000 BULKHEADS AND DOORS 3
20080236468Quick Close Security Door System - A security door closure system for cruise ships and other similar public entrance points to prevent terrorist attack or ship take-over is needed. Cruise ship passenger and ship provisioning entrance gangplanks pass through large hydraulically operated shell doors. The gangplank must be removed to close the shell door. The quick close security door system (Door-Gate) is a portable bullet resistant rapid close door system that is placed in conjunction with the gangplank or other entry system, which when closed prevents forced entry. A single lever either remotely or manually operated immediately closes the doors, which then cannot be forced opened from the entrance side.10-02-2008
20130008364WATERTIGHT DOOR SYSTEM - A watertight door system that provides for subdivision of cargo holds, and having a door frame assembly with a sliding door. Conveyor support stringers are movably connected to the sliding door and conveyor idlers are movably connected to and the conveyor support stringers. A linear actuator associated with the door frame assembly selectively actuates the door between an open and closed position, whereby actuation of the door by the hydraulic cylinder causes the conveyor support stringers to move with the door, and the conveyor idlers to be lowered without removal thereof. Belt side plugs are positioned on either side of the door frame assembly, and can move both inwardly against a conveyor belt edge and outwardly from the conveyor belt edge.01-10-2013
20130025520DOOR FRAME SEALS - A watertight door system for a marine vessel comprises a door and a door frame having a threshold. A circumferential seal is around an opening of the door frame closed by the door. The seal is formed between seal components of the door and seal components of the door frame. The frame is adapted for connection to the bulkhead and comprises two sides, a top member and a floor trough. Means are provided to press the door against the frame when the door is in a closed position. The trough has a floor plate substantially flush with a top edge of the trough, which floor plate is adapted to form a floor panel of the floor of the vessel, with said trough received in an aperture of the floor. The trough has a lid to close the trough, at least when the door is in an open position, so that the floor is rendered substantially level through the door aperture. The seal may extend along the lid (in the case of a pivoting door) or in the trough, in the case of a sliding door.01-31-2013
114182000 SCUPPERS 3
20100294186Scupper joint for ship - A scupper joint for a ship includes a body and a nut. The body has a tubular structure as a piece cut from a seamless tube. The tubular structure is processed to have a first section and a second section. The first section has a flange at one end thereof as an evagination and a threaded segment at an outer periphery thereof. The second section has at lease one annular protrusion at an outer periphery thereof. The nut has an annular structure as a piece cut from a stainless steel board. The tubular structure is processed to have an end evaginated to form a flange and is processed to have an inner wall threaded to form a threaded segment. The threaded segment of the nut and the threaded segment of the first section are configured to couple with each other.11-25-2010
20110017116U-shaped gutter drain - A gutter drain is used in connection with a gutter around a hatch mounted in an opening of a boat deck. The gutter drain has a generally U-shaped saddle. The saddle has a pair of opposed side portions extending upward from a bottom portion. The saddle outer surface conforms closely to the gutter inside surface. A circular mounting sleeve is attached to the saddle, and has a plurality of flexible annular rings to mount the gutter drain. A circular nozzle is attached to the mounting sleeve by an elbow having an angle greater than 90°, and has an annular ridge to retain a drain tube.01-27-2011
20120137948Scupper Plug with One-Way Valve - A scupper plug with a one-way valve is provided. The scupper plug permits one-way flow of water through a scupper drain so that water will drain through the scupper drain but not flow back up through the drain and into the passenger area of a water vessel. The scupper plug has a frame that carries a valve structure. A valve member is mounted to the valve structure. The valve member sealingly engages the frame to form a seal therewith.06-07-2012
114211000 VENTILATION 3
20080250997THREE-SIDED WIND SCOOP - A three-sided wind scoop is provided for aerating and cooling the interior of a sailboat. The wind scoop comprises three flexible rectangular shaped panels, one side of each panel being joined together to form a center seam; the top of each said three panels being attached in an equal angel Y-shaped configuration to an essentially circular flexible fabric which forms a cap or top cover for said wind scoop. The Y-shaped configured panels of the wind scoop are designed to capture the wind and the direct the flow of air down into the boat regardless of the direction of the wind in relation to the boat and the cap of the wind scoop is designed to capture the wind flowing upward from said Y-shaped configured panels and direct it back downward, thereby adding to and facilitating the downward flow of the air.10-16-2008
20110023765MACHINERY ARRANGEMENT FOR MARINE VESSEL - The invention relates to a machinery arrangement for a marine vessel (02-03-2011
20110100281Boat hatch wind deflector system - A ventilator wind scoop system is disclosed for attachment to a boat deck hatch having a hinged hatch cover which opens to uncover the hatch opening whereby the scoop system communicates through such opening with the boat's below deck space. The scoop system has a deflector unit formed of wind-resistant fabric. The deflector, which is anchored to the inner face of the hatch cover and to supports inside the lower deck, is positioned as desired. The opposing portion of the deflector is anchored within the lower deck, preferably to the ceiling or sides to allow air flow to be forced to the front of the boat or in any direction needed. The wind scoop system is easily customized to fit a wide variety of hatch sizes and when not is use folds into a compact size for easy storage.05-05-2011
114381000 CHOCK OR LASHING 2
20110005453Latch for boat bow - A latching mechanism for use in securing a boat that is afloat, includes a main body having a channel for accepting a line that will hold the boat. A latching member is pivotally secured within the main body and is movable between a position that closes off the channel and movable to a position which opens the channel, the latching member being pivotable about a pivot point on the main body. A spring force holds the latching member in a closed position and a cable attached to the latching member at a location on an opposite side of the pivot point pivots the latching member to an open position.01-13-2011
20090320739Support Block for a Watercraft - A support block for a watercraft which can include a pontoon having a keel strip, comprises a curved upper surface for accommodating the bottom of the watercraft, wherein upper surface has a radius of curvature that is larger than the radius of curvature of the bottom of the watercraft, and the block is made from a material that will deform when loaded such that the upper surface will conform to the radius of the bottom of the watercraft. The upper surface of the block can have a notch for accommodating the keel strip.12-31-2009
114257000 SUBMERGED STORAGE VESSEL 2
20120260839SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SUBSEA GAS STORAGE INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL - A method for deploying a gas storage vessel below the surface of the water comprises coupling an upper end of the gas storage vessel to a deployment apparatus positioned at the surface of the water. The gas storage vessel has a total dry weight and a lower end opposite the upper end. The gas storage vessel also includes a storage tank defining an inner region inside the tank and an exterior region outside the tank. In addition, the method comprises lowering the gas storage vessel below the surface of the water with the deployment apparatus. Further, the method comprises pumping a buoyancy control gas into the inner region of the tank. The buoyancy control gas in the inner region of the tank generates a buoyancy force acting on the gas storage vessel.10-18-2012
20120085276SUBSEA AUTONOMOUS DISPERSANT INJECTION SYSTEM AND METHODS - A system for autonomously supplying a chemical dispersant to a subsea hydrocarbon discharge site which comprises a subsea storage vessel configured to store the chemical dispersant subsea is described herein. The storage vessel includes a dispersant outlet in fluid communication with the subsea hydrocarbon discharge site.04-12-2012
114255000 FISHING VESSEL 2
20110192337VESSEL FOR CONTAGIOUS FISH DISEASE CONTROL - The present invention relates to a vessel for handling of contagious or dead fish comprising: a hull with a generally closed deck (08-11-2011
20100313807Fish handling and bait rigging island in power boats - A fish handling and bait rigging island is adapted to be mounted on a deck in the cockpit of a power boat. The island includes a base, sides extending upwardly from the base, and a top. The sides of the island are spaced away from sides of the cockpit sufficiently to permit access to sides of the island from the cockpit around the perimeter of the island. The top includes one or more of a bait cooler, a live well with aeration system for live bait or fish, a salt water sprayer, a fresh water sprayer, a container for fresh water, and a fillet station for cleaning and filleting fish, with the fillet station having a sink with a drain and a fish cleaning platform. The platform is inclined to provide improved fish access. The sides of the island can include a re-spooling center, a fold down seat, and tackle and other compartments.12-16-2010
114227000 LEAK STOPPERS 2
20130139740Oil Leak Containment System for a Ship hard Aground - A leak prevention device and method of use to prevent leakage and sinkage of ships that have collided with immobile objects comprising at least two inflatable cylindrical bodies that have cables attached to each of its ends. The cylinders are lowered over one side of a ship or delivered by rescue vessels and then manipulated by the cables or guide wires, one past the stern of the ship and the other past the bow of the ship so that the lines are on the opposite side of the ship, so that guide-wires pass under the hull of the ship and surround the object of the collision fully on one side. The process is repeated on the opposite side of the ship so that the two cylindrical structures crisscross. The cables are then tensioned and inflated with compressed air forming a tight seal between the hull and the point of collision.06-06-2013
20100132605Emergency repair plug to slow down water inflow through an opening - An emergency repair plug for sealing an opening in a boat hull, comprises a conical body made of a solid foam, spongy cellular material that is compressible by hand and able to return to its original shape. The conical body is compressible by hand to a smaller dimension so that a portion of the conical body larger than an opening to be plugged can be inserted into the opening. The conical body is able to return to its larger size after compression, thereby to be wedged in the opening to slow down water inflow through the opening.06-03-2010
114188000 FURNITURE 1
20110203508SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LEVELLING A PLANE WITH RESPECT TO A MOVABLE REFERENCE - A self-levelling system comprising a base (08-25-2011
114390160 APPARATUS HELD BY OR ATTACHED TO RIDER TO CONTROL SAILBOARD OR SAILBOARD RIG 1
20120227651Rotatable Footstrap Plate And Footstrap Assembly For Gliding Boards - A rotatable footstrap plate (09-13-2012
114179000 HAWSE PIPES 1
20110132248Chock Insert For a Maritime Craft - A chock insert for a maritime craft comprises a body 06-09-2011

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