Patents by Inventor Denis Wood

Denis Wood 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: 10889358
    Abstract: There is provided a mounting assembly for a marine vessel having a pair of stern-mounted propulsion units. The assembly includes a pair of angle-setting members which forwardly angle the propulsion units towards a bow of the marine vessel when each propulsion unit is at the center of its total steering range. Each propulsion unit has a line of action of its propulsion force. The lines of action of the propulsion units intersect each other between a center of rotation of the marine vessel and a stern of the marine vessel when the propulsion units are steered forwardly towards each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Marine Canada Acquisition Inc.
    Inventors: Ray Tat Lung Wong, Neal Wesley Denis Wood
  • Publication number: 20190144094
    Abstract: There is provided a mounting assembly for a marine vessel having a pair of stern-mounted propulsion units. The assembly includes a pair of angle-setting members which forwardly angle the propulsion units towards a bow of the marine vessel when each propulsion unit is at the center of its total steering range. Each propulsion unit has a line of action of its propulsion force. The lines of action of the propulsion units intersect each other between a center of rotation of the marine vessel and a stern of the marine vessel when the propulsion units are steered forwardly towards each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Ray Tat Lung Wong, Neal Wesley Denis Wood
  • Patent number: 10202179
    Abstract: There is provided a mounting assembly for a marine vessel having a pair of stern-mounted propulsion units. The assembly includes a pair of angle-setting members which forwardly angle the propulsion units towards a bow of the marine vessel when each propulsion unit is at the center of its total steering range. Each propulsion unit has a line of action of its propulsion force. The lines of action of the propulsion units intersect each other between a center of rotation of the marine vessel and a stern of the marine vessel when the propulsion units are steered forwardly towards each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Marine Canada Acquisition Inc.
    Inventors: Ray Tat Lung Wong, Neal Wesley Denis Wood
  • Publication number: 20160114875
    Abstract: There is provided a mounting assembly for a marine vessel having a pair of stern-mounted propulsion units. The assembly includes a moo pair of angle-setting members which forwardly angle the propulsion units towards a bow of the marine vessel when each propulsion unit is at the center of its total steering range. Each propulsion unit has a line of action of its propulsion force. The lines of action of the propulsion units intersect each other between a center of rotation of the marine vessel and a stern of the marine vessel when the propulsion units are steered forwardly towards each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Ray Tat Lung Wong, Neal Wesley Denis Wood
  • Publication number: 20140317536
    Abstract: The subject technology provides an overlay for providing contextual information (e.g., instructions) to assist a user in interacting with a dialog box. The subject technology initially detects a click event (e.g., mouse click, touch input, voice input, etc.) that activates the aforementioned dialog box, and then renders an overlay providing contextual information for responding to the dialog box. The overlay serves as a “wrapper” that provides visual cues and/or contextual information (e.g., text or instructions) to facilitate or influence the user to make a choice that is desirable to a sponsor of the offer page (e.g., setting the default home page to the sponsor's web site). Based on the information provided by the overlay, the user performs a one or more actions to interact with the dialog box (which then loads an ensuing web page once the dialog box is closed).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Hanyang Liu, John Denis Woods, Sebastian Tonkin
  • Patent number: 7717462
    Abstract: The invention relates to a steering apparatus for a vehicle. It includes a housing with a steering shaft having a longitudinal axis. A first bearing is interposed between the shaft and the housing, permitting rotation of the steering shaft about the axis. There is also a first wedge-shaped member that has a thin end against the first bearing and a means for biasing the first wedge-shaped member against the first bearing to take up play between the shaft and first bearing, and play within the first bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Teleflex Canada Incorporated
    Inventors: Xue Mei Liu, Art Ferguson, Eric B. Fetchko, Neal Wesley Denis Wood
  • Patent number: 7497183
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing power assisted steering for a marine craft having a manually operable steering pump and a hydraulic steering actuator. A powered hydraulic pump is hydraulically connected between the manually operable pump and the actuator. Hydraulic fluid volume output of the steering pump and hydraulic fluid volume output of the powered pump are sensed. The fluid output of the steering pump is compared with the fluid output of the powered pump and the powered pump is operated so that the output of the powered pump is commensurate with output of the steering pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Teleflex Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Brian James Dudra, Tat Lung Ray Wong, Neal Wesley Denis Wood
  • Patent number: 7318386
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing power assisted steering for a marine craft having a manually operable steering pump and a hydraulic steering actuator. A powered hydraulic pump is hydraulically connected between the manually operable pump and the actuator. Hydraulic fluid volume output of the steering pump and hydraulic fluid volume output of the powered pump are sensed. The fluid output of the steering pump is compared with the fluid output of the powered pump and the powered pump is operated so that the output of the powered pump is commensurate with output of the steering pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Teleflex Canada Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian James Dudra, Tat Lung Ray Wong, Neal Wesley Denis Wood
  • Publication number: 20070278777
    Abstract: The invention relates to a steering apparatus for a vehicle. It includes a housing with a steering shaft having a longitudinal axis. A first bearing is interposed between the shaft and the housing, permitting rotation of the steering shaft about the axis. There is also a first wedge-shaped member that has a thin end against the first bearing and a means for biasing the first wedge-shaped member against the first bearing to take up play between the shaft and first bearing, and play within the first bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Xue Mei Liu, Art Ferguson, Eric B. Fetchko, Neal Wesley Denis Wood
  • Patent number: 6651574
    Abstract: A valve includes a housing with an elongated bore having a longitudinal axis and a spool reciprocatingly mounted within the bore for relative movement along the bore parallel to the axis. The housing has a housing passageway and the spool has a spool passageway. The passageways align in at least one axial position of the spool along the bore, whereby fluids can pass between the spool and the housing. The passageway of one of the spool or the housing includes a first groove which extends parallel to the axis, but not substantially about said one of the spool or the housing. The passageway of another of the spool or the housing includes a second groove which extends circumferentially about said another of the spool or the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Teleflex Canada Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Mark William Ellens, Jan Kuyper, Neal Wesley Denis Wood, Steven Michael Winiski, Randall Theodore Mark
  • Patent number: 4524941
    Abstract: A rearview mirror support bracket is disclosed having a body defining a front surface, a rear surface, a top end and a bottom end. A pair of elongated, spaced, opposed clips are formed on the back surface of the body. The clips define grooves for receipt of a windshield mounted button. The body has an I-beam configuration in cross section and includes a central web and front and rear flanges defining the front and back surfaces. A wall surrounds the opposed clips and defines an open end through which the button may be slid. Resilient tension and support members are defined by the rear flange in the clip area. At least one resilient retainer is defined by the rear flange. The retainer engages the button and retains the bracket on the button after assembly. The front flange adjacent its lower end defines a spherical ball which is adapted to be snap fitted into a correspondingly configured socket included in a mirror case assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1985
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: Denis Wood, John F. Thomas, Jr., Barry Dipper, Philip D. Stegenga, John H. Veltkamp, William L. Katsma, Robert L. Norton
  • Patent number: 4436371
    Abstract: A day/night rearview mirror assembly for vehicles including a one-piece, molded, resinous mirror case having flexible, resilient portions and a substantially rigid pivot actuator which is biased by the case into either a day or night position. Movement of the actuator changes the position of the case and mirror element thereby changing the amount of light reflected. An interference fit between supports for the actuator within the case and the pivot actuator expands and pre-stresses the case to provide a predetermined biasing force which must be overcome by a pivoting force to move the actuator between its positions. A continuous lip extending around the periphery of the case allows snap-in insertion and permanent retention of a preferably prismatic mirror element. The retaining lip is sized to maintain coverage of the edge of the mirror element even during flexing of the case while the actuator is pivoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Assignee: Donnelly Mirrors, Inc.
    Inventors: Denis Wood, John F. Thomas, Jr., Barry Dipper
  • Patent number: 4435042
    Abstract: An inside rearview mirror assembly for vehicles preferably including four parts, namely, a molded breakaway mirror support bracket, a molded mirror case, a prismatic reflective mirror element, and a rigid, molded pivot actuator for moving the case and mirror element between day and night positions for reduced glare. The support bracket has a body with an I-beam configuration in cross section and vibration reducing ribs extending between front and rear flanges adjacent a central web defining the I-beam shape. Resilient clips define grooves for receipt of a windshield mounted button over which the bracket is slid and snapped on. Resilient tension and support members are included along with at least one resilient retainer to keep the bracket on the button. The case includes a peripheral lip allowing snap-in insertion of the mirror element and flexible resilient portions which provide a biasing force urging the pivot actuator into either the day or night position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1984
    Assignee: Donnelly Mirrors, Inc.
    Inventors: Denis Wood, John F. Thomas, Jr., Barry Dipper, Philip D. Stegenga, John H. Veltkamp, William L. Katsma, Robert L. Norton