Patents by Inventor Anson Chan

Anson Chan has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10227125
    Abstract: A steering system for a marine vessel comprises a helm, a control head, and a joystick. The helm and control head may respectively provide user inputted steering commands and user inputted shift and throttle commands on a first CAN network. The joystick and the control head may respectively provide user inputted steering commands and user inputted shift and throttle commands on a second CAN network. The helm may provide user inputted steering commands on the first CAN network. The control head may provide user inputted shift and throttle commands on the second CAN network. The joystick may provide user inputted steering commands and user inputted shift and throttle commands on either the first CAN network or the second CAN network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Marine Canada Acquisition Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Clarke, Pierre Garon, Ray Wong, Anson Chan, Kristofer Sven Smeds, David Higgs, Richard Redfern
  • Publication number: 20170121004
    Abstract: A steering system for a marine vessel comprises a helm, a control head, and a joystick. The helm and control head may respectively provide user inputted steering commands and user inputted shift and throttle commands on a first CAN network. The joystick and the control head may respectively provide user inputted steering commands and user inputted shift and throttle commands on a second CAN network. The helm may provide user inputted steering commands on the first CAN network. The control head may provide user inputted shift and throttle commands on the second CAN network. The joystick may provide user inputted steering commands and user inputted shift and throttle commands on either the first CAN network or the second CAN network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Douglas Clarke, Pierre GARON, Ray WONG, Anson CHAN, Kristofer Sven SMEDS, David HIGGS, Richard REDFERN
  • Patent number: 9477253
    Abstract: A steering system for a marine vessel comprises a helm, a control head, and a joystick. The helm and control head may respectively provide user inputted steering commands and user inputted shift and throttle commands on a first CAN network. The joystick and the control head may respectively provide user inputted steering commands and user inputted shift and throttle commands on a second CAN network. The helm may provide user inputted steering commands on the first CAN network. The control head may provide user inputted shift and throttle commands on the second CAN network. The joystick may provide user inputted steering commands and user inputted shift and throttle commands on either the first CAN network or the second CAN network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Marine Canada Acquisition Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Clarke, Pierre Garon, Ray Wong, Anson Chan, Kristofer Sven Smeds, David Higgs, Richard Redfern
  • Patent number: 9104227
    Abstract: A steering apparatus comprises a rotatable steering shaft and a sensor which senses angular movement of the steering shaft. An electromagnetic actuator actuates a stop mechanism to releasable engage the steering shaft. There is a microcontroller which causes the electromagnetic actuator to actuate the stop mechanism to fully engage the steering shaft and prevent rotation of the steering shaft in a first rotational direction, which corresponds to movement towards the hardstop position, while allowing rotational play between the steering shaft and the stop mechanism in a second direction, which corresponds to rotational movement away from the hardstop position, when the sensor senses that the steering shaft has reached a hardstop position. A driver applies a reserve polarity pulse to the electromagnetic actuator when the stop mechanism is fully engaged and the steering shaft is rotated, as permitted by the rotational play, in the second rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: MARINE CANADA ACQUISITION, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Clarke, Anson Chan, David Higgs
  • Publication number: 20150192947
    Abstract: A steering apparatus comprises a rotatable steering shaft and a sensor which senses angular movement of the steering shaft. An electromagnetic actuator actuates a stop mechanism to releasable engage the steering shaft. There is a microcontroller which causes the electromagnetic actuator to actuate the stop mechanism to fully engage the steering shaft and prevent rotation of the steering shaft in a first rotational direction, which corresponds to movement towards the hardstop position, while allowing rotational play between the steering shaft and the stop mechanism in a second direction, which corresponds to rotational movement away from the hardstop position, when the sensor senses that the steering shaft has reached a hardstop position. A driver applies a reserve polarity pulse to the electromagnetic actuator when the stop mechanism is fully engaged and the steering shaft is rotated, as permitted by the rotational play, in the second rotational direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: MARINE CANADA ACQUISITION, INC.
    Inventors: DOUGLAS CLARKE, ANSON CHAN, DAVID HIGGS
  • Publication number: 20150034001
    Abstract: A steering system for a marine vessel comprises a helm, a control head, and a joystick. The helm and control head may respectively provide user inputted steering commands and user inputted shift and throttle commands on a first CAN network. The joystick and the control head may respectively provide user inputted steering commands and user inputted shift and throttle commands on a second CAN network. The helm may provide user inputted steering commands on the first CAN network. The control head may provide user inputted shift and throttle commands on the second CAN network. The joystick may provide user inputted steering commands and user inputted shift and throttle commands on either the first CAN network or the second CAN network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Douglas Clarke, Pierre Garon, Ray Wong, Anson Chan, Kristofer Sven Smeds, David Higgs, Richard Redfern
  • Patent number: 8516916
    Abstract: There is provided a linear actuator. The linear actuator has a mounting member. The linear actuator has an output member constrained to move linearly with respect to the mounting member along a linear axis. The linear actuator includes a motor assembly pivotally mounted on the mounting member. The motor assembly has a pivotal actuator member which is pivotally connected to the output member. The motor assembly is capable of moving the output member along the linear axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Marine Canada Acquisition Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Scott, Ray Tat Lung Wong, Anson Chan
  • Publication number: 20100314956
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a linear actuator. The linear actuator has a mounting member. The linear actuator has an output member constrained to move linearly with respect to the mounting member along a linear axis. The linear actuator includes a motor assembly pivotally mounted on the mounting member. The motor assembly has a pivotal actuator member which is pivotally connected to the output member. The motor assembly is capable of moving the output member along the linear axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Jon Scott, Ray Tat Lung Wong, Anson Chan
  • Patent number: 6983872
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for aligning a substrate. The apparatus comprises a ball pick head for picking up a plurality of solder balls in a ball pick-up process and depositing them onto the substrate, and a vision system adapted to view and obtain positional information of the substrate. Furthermore, a carrier is provided to which the vision system is mountable, such that operation of the vision system is decoupled from movement of the ball pick head. Drivers responsive to said positional information viewed by the vision system are operative to align at least the substrate and the ball pick head for depositing solder balls onto the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: ASM Assembly Automation Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi Wah Cheng, Ping Chun Benson Chong, Chin Pang Anson Chan
  • Publication number: 20040245319
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for aligning a substrate. The apparatus comprises a ball pick head for picking up a plurality of solder balls in a ball pick-up process and depositing them onto the substrate, and a vision system adapted to view and obtain positional information of the substrate. Furthermore, a carrier is provided to which the vision system is mountable, such that operation of the vision system is decoupled from movement of the ball pick head. Drivers responsive to said positional information viewed by the vision system are operative to align at least the substrate and the ball pick head for depositing solder balls onto the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Applicant: ASM Assembly Automation Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi Wah Cheng, Ping Chun Benson Chong, Chin Pang Anson Chan