Patents by Inventor Jeffrey W. Henry

Jeffrey W. Henry 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: 20190270495
    Abstract: A watercraft includes a hull having inner and outer surfaces and at least one collapsible strake coupled to the hull. The collapsible strake includes a movable skin hingedly coupled to the hull. The collapsible strake also includes a dampening element and a negative stiffness element each extending from an inner surface of the movable skin to the outer surface of the hull. The movable skin is configured to rotate between an uncollapsed configuration having a first stiffness and a collapsed configuration having a second stiffness greater than the first stiffness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher P. Henry, Sloan P. Smith, David W. Shahan, Joseph Creecy, Jeffrey Bowles, Christopher Swanhart, Robert Walling
  • Patent number: 6957662
    Abstract: A redundant array pumping system and control system is provided for water rides for ensuring continuous and non-disruptive supply of water. The pumping system incorporates a redundant pump and filter array in conjunction with a nozzle system for injecting water onto a ride surface. The nozzle system may incorporate a plurality of redundant or quasi-redundant nozzles. The hydraulic system can include many levels of redundancy as applied to its various components, such as pumps, filters and nozzles. Additionally, the system can be equipped with a plurality of pressure and flow sensors for monitoring and controlling the performance of the pumps, filters and nozzles of the hydraulic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Light Wave Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Lochtefeld, Jeffrey W. Henry
  • Publication number: 20020082097
    Abstract: A water transportation system and method are described, generally related to water amusement attractions and rides. Further, the disclosure generally relates to water-powered rides and to a system and method in which participants may be actively involved in a water attraction. This transportation system comprises at least two water stations and at least one water channel connecting the at least two water stations for the purpose of conveying participants between the at least two water stations. In addition, the water transportation system may include conveyor belt systems and water locks configured to convey participants from a first source of water to a second source of water which may or may not be at a different elevation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2001
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Henry, John Schooley