Patents Assigned to Polaris Industries Inc.
  • Publication number: 20210129944
    Abstract: A pontoon boat is provided that includes a deck and a plurality of pontoons running longitudinally beneath the deck and providing buoyancy to the pontoon boat. The plurality of pontoons include a multi-chine configuration that increases the stability of the pontoon boat and provides handling characteristics similar to that of a hulled boat. The plurality of pontoons may include two outer pontoons and a third pontoon positioned laterally intermediate the outer pontoons. The third pontoon may include a plurality of chines, and each of the outer pontoons may include at least one chine. At least a portion of each of the at least one chines of the outer pontoons may be positioned vertically below the plurality of chines of the third pontoon. The chines on the third pontoon may extend longitudinally further than each of the at least one chines of the outer pontoons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Roy Fishburn, Gabriel A. Marshall
  • Publication number: 20210129943
    Abstract: A snow vehicle is disclosed comprising a uni-body frame having a forward engine compartment, a propulsion unit coupled to the frame, and a front ski steered by a steering mechanism. The snow vehicle has a chain coupling the sprocket of the propulsion unit located outside of the frame and directly coupled to the belt drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Allen M. Mangum, Jimmy D. Brooks
  • Patent number: 10994592
    Abstract: A sunshade is configured to extend over a portion of an operator area of the vehicle and includes a frame configured to be removably coupled to mounts for side view mirrors of the vehicle and a body coupled to the frame. At least a portion of the body is configured to move between a raised position and a lowered position relative to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Holroyd, Garth H. Bracy, Daniel G. Ritz, Alex M. Baltes
  • Patent number: 10994645
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes a plurality of ground engaging members and a frame supported by the plurality of ground engaging members. The frame assembly extends generally along a longitudinal axis of the utility vehicle. The utility vehicle further includes a front seating section coupled to the frame. The front seating section is configured to support an operator and a first passenger. Additionally, the utility vehicle includes a rear seating section coupled to the frame. The rear seating section is configured to support a second passenger and a third passenger. The rear seating section has an angled panel configured as a dead pedal for the second and third passengers, and a portion of the rear seating section extends forwardly into the front seating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron D. Deckard, Phillip B. Swain
  • Patent number: 10994785
    Abstract: The present invention relates to all terrain vehicles having at least a pair of laterally spaced apart seating surfaces. More particularly, the present invention relates to side-by-side all terrain vehicles having plural rows of seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron D. Deckard, Brian M. Safranski, Richard L. Sunsdahl
  • Patent number: 10988187
    Abstract: A utility vehicle is described having front and rear passenger area, and an HVAC system provides treated air to both front and rear areas. The front area includes a tunnel extending longitudinally rearwardly, and a low profile duct extends within the tunnel to communicate treated air to the rear passenger area. The frame has been modified to mount a drive shaft carrier bearing to maximize the area under the tunnel for hose routing. The frame has been modified to maximize the ingress area for the foot of the rear passenger. The frame has been modified to better seal the vehicle when doors are utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle J. Schounard, William L. Barbrey, Shawn D. Peterson, Daniel S. Weber, Derek M. Frie
  • Patent number: 10987987
    Abstract: A damping control system for a vehicle having a suspension located between a plurality of ground engaging members and a vehicle frame are disclosed. The vehicle including at least one adjustable shock absorber having an adjustable damping characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon P. Graus, David D. Helgeson, Alex R. Scheuerell
  • Patent number: 10987989
    Abstract: A damping control system for a vehicle having a suspension located between a plurality of ground engaging members and a vehicle frame includes at least one adjustable shock absorber having an adjustable damping profile and a driver actuatable input. The driver actuatable input may be positioned to be actuatable by the driver in the absence of requiring a removal of either of the hands of the driver from a steering device of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon P. Graus, Brian D. Krosschell
  • Patent number: 10981448
    Abstract: A vehicle may include a CVT unit or a power source which requires ambient air. An air inlet for an air intake system coupled to the CVT unit or the power source which requires ambient air may be provided in a side of a cargo carrying portion of the vehicle. The vehicle may include a rear radius arm suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Brian M. Safranski, Robbi L. Peterson, Richard L. Sunsdahl, Aaron D. Deckard, Louis J. Brady
  • Patent number: 10974595
    Abstract: An all-terrain vehicle including a frame having longitudinally-spaced ends defining a first longitudinal axis, and an engine supported by the frame. The engine includes a crankshaft defining a second longitudinal axis substantially parallel to the first longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen L. Nelson, Jeffrey D. Bennett, Daniel E. Erickson, Benjamin J. Dieter, John D. Schreier, Louis J. Brady
  • Patent number: 10974790
    Abstract: A power generation system is provided including a power boost regulator operative to provide load matched voltage operation of an AC power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Hosaluk, Matthew D. Reeves, Joseph D. Tharaldson, Chad A. Dale
  • Patent number: 10967881
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes a frame and a plurality of ground-engaging members supporting the frame. Each of the plurality of ground-engaging members is configured to rotate about an axle. The utility vehicle further includes a powertrain assembly supported by the frame and a braking system configured to operate in a normal run mode and an anti-lock braking mode. The braking system includes an anti-lock braking control module operably coupled to the plurality of ground-engaging members and configured to automatically engage the anti-lock braking mode in response to a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Pongo, Brian E. Brandt, Joshua T. Weed, Agata Kaleta, Jacob J. Minick, Ryan D. Kincade
  • Patent number: 10967694
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes a rear suspension assembly which has a trailing arm generally extending longitudinally. Also, the rear suspension assembly includes an upper radius rod extending in a generally lateral direction relative to a centerline of the vehicle. Additionally, the rear suspension assembly includes a lower radius rod extending in a generally lateral direction relative to the centerline of the vehicle. The rear suspension assembly further includes a suspension member configured to control toe of the at least one rear ground-engaging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Louis J. Brady, John M. Nutter, Timothy J. Giese, Donald S. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20210094661
    Abstract: A pontoon boat including a thruster system is disclosed. The pontoon boat executes various operations relating to a speed and heading of the pontoon boat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew C. Schmid, Katie C. Kirchner, Michael F. Donoughe, Jeremy C. Smith, Blair A. Donat, Gabriel A. Marshall, Bradley R. Fishburn
  • Publication number: 20210094522
    Abstract: A dual input master cylinder, comprising a housing having a first input, a piston base positioned within the housing, and a piston rod having a first end and a second end, the first end of the piston rod abutting the piston base and the second end of the piston rod acting as a second input of the dual input master cylinder, wherein the piston rod is capable of being spaced apart from the piston base
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Pongo, James E. Kehren
  • Publication number: 20210094627
    Abstract: A vehicle shown herein is a side by side utility vehicle having a skid plate positioned beneath a frame, wherein at least a portion of an edge of the skid plate extends upward above a lowermost portion of the frame. The vehicle may further or alternatively include a brake and steering mount coupled to the frame, at least one tie down integrated into the frame, at least on deflection shield positioned between a radiator of the vehicle and a seating area of the vehicle, a floor having at least one channel, and/or a propeller shaft accessible through a console of the floor of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Lee M. Clark, Owen J. Dickinson, Aaron D. Deckard, Evan R. Wozniak
  • Patent number: 10960914
    Abstract: A front fork assembly of a snow bike is disclosed having left and right legs, each having an upper leg portion and a lower leg portion. The left leg upper and lower leg portions are linearly movable relative to each other. A right leg has an upper leg portion and a lower leg portion, the right leg upper and lower leg portions are linearly movable relative to each other. A ski mount has a lower end for coupling to a ski and an upper end for coupling to the left and right leg. A linear force element is coupled to the left and right legs with a first end adjacent the first ends of the forks and seconds ends coupled to the ski, the linear force element has a different linear force characteristic than the left and right legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Allen M. Mangum, Cody L. Telford
  • Patent number: 10960941
    Abstract: A vehicle shown herein is a side by side powersports vehicle having a utility bed recessed in the rear body portion below an upper surface, the utility bed forming a stepped portion relative to the rear body portion and having a maximum lateral width greater than a diameter of at least one of the wheels, and a minimum width less than a diameter of at least one of the wheels, whereby a spare wheel may be stored on the stepped portion of the utility bed. As shown herein, the utility bed is defined as a removable tub, which can be removed from the rear body portion. The utility bed has defined troughs in a floor thereof angled rearwardly wherein the utility bed has drains which drain away from any heat source of the vehicle. The seats of the vehicle allow longitudinal movement and tilt capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Endrizzi, Tristan M. Hipps, Garth H. Bracy, Anthony J. Kinsman, Jerome J. Rubatt, Blake A. Anderson, Dennis J. Lutz
  • Patent number: D915974
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Robert McDowell
  • Patent number: D918007
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Troy Unger