Patents by Inventor Bradley R. Fishburn

Bradley R. Fishburn 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).

  • 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: 20210094665
    Abstract: An aquatic vessel, illustratively a pontoon boat including a thruster system is disclosed. The aquatic vessel executes a process to automatically position the aquatic vessel relative to a target location such as a mooring implement. Exemplary mooring implements include a dock, a slip, or a lift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew C. Schmid, Michael J. Fuchs, Blair A. Donat, Gabriel A. Marshall, Bradley R. Fishburn, Herman Herman, Prasanna Kannappan, Matthew Glisson, Krishna Pandravada, Suryansh Saxena, Louis Hiener, Nishant Pol, Gabriel Goldman, Karl Muecke
  • Publication number: 20200385097
    Abstract: A pontoon boat including a thruster system is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley R. Fishburn, Blair A. Donat, Gabriel A. Marshall, Michael J. Fuchs, Andrew C. Schmid
  • Publication number: 20090031939
    Abstract: A pontoon boat is shown which includes a frame, and a plurality of pontoons attached to the frame. The plurality of pontoons comprises two outer pontoons of substantially cylindrical configuration and a center pontoon comprising a substantially curvilinear configuration, wherein a height of the center pontoon is substantially equal to the diameter of the outer pontoons. One embodiment of the pontoon is elliptical in cross section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: Bennington Marine LLC
    Inventor: Bradley R. Fishburn
  • Patent number: 7430980
    Abstract: A collapsible frame for a cloth or canvas-like top for a boat, having latching members which retain the collapsible frame to a plurality of mounting brackets secured to the boat frame. An over the center rotating latching member allows the collapsible frame to be quickly connected to the boat when not in use. The rotating latching member does not require the usage of removable parts that may be lost or misplaced. The rotating latching member also couples to an insert including an arcuate surface complementary to the rotating latch member. The insert includes slots that may be used to organize wires connected to the bimini top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Bennington Marine LLC
    Inventor: Bradley R. Fishburn
  • Publication number: 20070295264
    Abstract: A watercraft that includes a frame; pontoons mounted to the frame; a deck supported on the frame, the deck including a hatch covering an opening through the deck; and a storage unit mounted to the frame beneath the opening in the deck, and the storage unit having a bottom that is above a water line of the watercraft. The storage unit may be formed from a rotational-molded plastic. The bottom of the watercraft may include a trough. The trough may be deeper in one portion of the bottom and may be graduated from a shallowest point towards the front of the storage unit and deepest towards the rear thereof. A drain aperture may be provided at the deepest portion of the trough. The frame may include structural members, and the storage unit may include channels in an upper mounting end thereof, opposite the bottom, configured to receive the structural members. The channels may have a mounting surface and inclined surfaces extending away from the mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicant: Bennington Marine LLC
    Inventor: Bradley R. Fishburn
  • Patent number: 7107926
    Abstract: A collapsible frame for a cloth or canvas-like top for a boat, having latching members which retain the collapsible frame to a plurality of mounting brackets secured to the boat frame. An over the center rotating latching member allows the collapsible frame to be quickly connected to the boat when not in use. The rotating latching member does not require the usage of removable parts that may be lost or misplaced. The rotating latching member also couples to an insert including an arcuate surface complementary to the rotating latch member. The insert includes slots that may be used to organize wires connected to the bimini top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Bennington Marine, LLC
    Inventor: Bradley R Fishburn
  • Patent number: 7051669
    Abstract: A collapsible frame for a cloth or canvas-like top for a boat, having latching members which retain the collapsible frame to a plurality of mounting brackets secured to the boat frame. The latching members allow for the boat frame to be quickly orientated in either an open position, providing protection to the occupants of the boat, a closed position, used to store the frame on the boat when not in use, or a travel position, securing the boat cover frame in a manner sufficient to allow movement of the boat on a trailer. In changing the position of the frame, the latching member may be disconnected from the mounting brackets without the use of tools or removable parts that may be lost or misplaced. Additionally, the latching members include a pair of wings including retaining ridges which allow a latching of frame members to one another, securing frame members not in use during various configurations of the collapsible frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Bennington Marine LLC
    Inventors: Jeremiah S Warfel, Joseph L Engelhaupt, Jerry L Scott, Bradley R Fishburn
  • Patent number: 6939184
    Abstract: A dampening assembly used in watercraft to isolate the motor from the deck of the watercraft. In an embodiment of the invention, a frame including cross-members and a plurality of brackets supports the deck. The dampening assembly of the present invention extends from the brackets of the frame to the motor and retains the motor at a position ensuring the motor does not contact the frame. The only path available to the vibrations generated by the motor is represented by the dampening assemblies that direct the vibrations to the brackets and tubes, thereby eliminating the high amplitude, low frequency vibrations that readily transfer throughout the deck and frame structure. In this manner, the vibrations are prevented from traveling directly through the cross-members of the frame and into the deck of the watercraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Bennington Marine, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley R. Fishburn, Jeremiah S. Warfel
  • Patent number: 6820569
    Abstract: A collapsible frame for a cloth or canvas-like top for a boat, having latching members which retain the collapsible frame to a plurality of mounting brackets secured to the boat frame. The latching members allow for the boat frame to be quickly orientated in either an open position, providing protection to the occupants of the boat, a closed position, used to store the frame on the boat when not in use, or a travel position, securing the boat cover frame in a manner sufficient to allow movement of the boat on a trailer. In changing the position of the frame, the latching member may be disconnected from the mounting brackets without the use of tools or removable parts that may be lost or misplaced. Additionally, the latching members include a pair of wings including retaining ridges which allow a latching of frame members to one another, securing frame members not in use during various configurations of the collapsible frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Bennington Marine LLC
    Inventors: Jeremiah S. Warfel, Joseph L. Englehaupt, Jerry L. Scott, Bradley R. Fishburn
  • Publication number: 20040175996
    Abstract: A dampening assembly used in watercraft to isolate the motor from the deck of the watercraft. In an embodiment of the invention, a frame including cross-members and a plurality of brackets supports the deck. The dampening assembly of the present invention extends from the brackets of the frame to the motor and retains the motor at a position ensuring the motor does not contact the frame. The only path available to the vibrations generated by the motor is represented by the dampening assemblies that direct the vibrations to the brackets and tubes, thereby eliminating the high amplitude, low frequency vibrations that readily transfer throughout the deck and frame structure. In this manner, the vibrations are prevented from traveling directly through the cross-members of the frame and into the deck of the watercraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Bradley R. Fishburn, Jeremiah S. Warfel
  • Publication number: 20040134408
    Abstract: A collapsible frame for a cloth or canvas-like top for a boat, having latching members which retain the collapsible frame to a plurality of mounting brackets secured to the boat frame. The latching members allow for the boat frame to be quickly orientated in either an open position, providing protection to the occupants of the boat, a closed position, used to store the frame on the boat when not in use, or a travel position, securing the boat cover frame in a manner sufficient to allow movement of the boat on a trailer. In changing the position of the frame, the latching member may be disconnected from the mounting brackets without the use of tools or removable parts that may be lost or misplaced. Additionally, the latching members include a pair of wings including retaining ridges which allow a latching of frame members to one another, securing frame members not in use during various configurations of the collapsible frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Jeremiah S. Warfel, Joseph L. Engelhaupt, Jerry L. Scott, Bradley R. Fishburn
  • Patent number: 6681713
    Abstract: A combination engine compartment cover and privacy enclosure includes a frame member, which is rotatable about a pivot adjacent to an engine compartment access through a deck of a pontoon boat. The entire enclosure can rotate to a position to access the opening, or the enclosure can be used as a privacy enclosure. A top cover of the unit is also rotatable relative to the frame and has a support bracket attached to a back of the top cover, where the bracket is rotatable to an upright position, where a privacy curtain may be assembled around the enclosure by way of snap members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Bennington Marine, LLC
    Inventors: Jerry L. Scott, Jeremiah S. Warfel, Bradley R. Fishburn, Joseph L. Engelhaupt
  • Patent number: 6672241
    Abstract: A collapsible frame for a cloth or canvas-like top for a boat, having latching members which retain the collapsible frame to a plurality of mounting brackets secured to the boat frame. The latching members allow for the boat frame to be quickly orientated in either an open position, providing protection to the occupants of the boat, a closed position, used to store the frame on the boat when not in use, or a travel position, securing the boat cover frame in a manner sufficient to allow movement of the boat on a trailer. In changing the position of the frame, the latching member may be disconnected from the mounting brackets without the use of tools or removable parts that may be lost or misplaced. Additionally, the latching members include a pair of wings including retaining ridges which allow a latching of frame members to one another, securing frame members not in use during various configurations of the collapsible frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Bennington Marine, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremiah S. Warfel, Joseph L. Engelhaupt, Jerry L. Scott, Bradley R. Fishburn
  • Publication number: 20030127034
    Abstract: A combination engine compartment cover and privacy enclosure includes a frame member, which is rotatable about a pivot adjacent to an engine compartment access through a deck of a pontoon boat. The entire enclosure can rotate to a position to access the opening, or the enclosure can be used as a privacy enclosure. A top cover of the unit is also rotatable relative to the frame and has a support bracket attached to a back of the top cover, where the bracket is rotatable to an upright position, where a privacy curtain may be assembled around the enclosure by way of snap members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Jerry L. Scott, Jeremiah S. Warfel, Bradley R. Fishburn, Joseph L. Engelhaupt
  • Publication number: 20030075097
    Abstract: A collapsible frame for a cloth or canvas-like top for a boat, having latching members which retain the collapsible frame to a plurality of mounting brackets secured to the boat frame. The latching members allow for the boat frame to be quickly orientated in either an open position, providing protection to the occupants of the boat, a closed position, used to store the frame on the boat when not in use, or a travel position, securing the boat cover frame in a manner sufficient to allow movement of the boat on a trailer. In changing the position of the frame, the latching member may be disconnected from the mounting brackets without the use of tools or removable parts that may be lost or misplaced. Additionally, the latching members include a pair of wings including retaining ridges which allow a latching of frame members to one another, securing frame members not in use during various configurations of the collapsible frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Applicant: Bennington Marine, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremiah S. Warfel , Joseph L. Engelhaupt , Jerry L. Scott , Bradley R. Fishburn