Patents by Inventor Miller W. Owen, III

Miller W. Owen, III 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: 20210269122
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a device for acting on water flow as a watercraft moves through the water. The device is generally comprised of a primary plate having two downward angled tabs and a handle. Device is installed on the stern of watercraft, preferably engaged to a prior art ladder. The angular tabs and primary plate delay a portion of the wake from reaching the surface of the water, thereby allowing time for the converging water flow from either side of the watercraft to merge more seamlessly with the wake. This convergence creates a more laminar surf wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Miller W. Owen, III, Thomas Watts
  • Patent number: 10457367
    Abstract: A device for redirecting a portion of the reverse flow of a jet stream created by a watercraft to provide a lateral thrust. The main body of device is fixed to the watercraft and includes two intersecting channels disposed therein. Each channel has a bend that and fluidly connects an inlet to an outlet. The reverse flow enters the respective inlet in a downward and backward direction with respect to main body. The respective inlet and channel of main body bend the reverse flow such that, when the reverse flow exits the outlet, the reverse flow is primarily lateral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Miller W. Owen, III, Thomas W. Watts
  • Patent number: 10239596
    Abstract: A device for redirecting a portion of the reverse flow of a jet stream created by a watercraft to provide a lateral thrust. The main body of device is fixed to the watercraft and includes a channel disposed therein. The channel has a curve that is defined by an outer wall. The channel fluidly connects an inlet to an outlet. The reverse flow enters inlet in a downward and backward direction with respect to main body. The inlet and the channel of main body bend the reverse flow such that when the reverse flow exits the outlet the reverse flow is primarily lateral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Miller W. Owen, III
  • Publication number: 20190077493
    Abstract: A device for redirecting a portion of the reverse flow of a jet stream created by a watercraft to provide a lateral thrust. The main body of device is fixed to the watercraft and includes two intersecting channels disposed therein. Each channel has a bend that and fluidly connects an inlet to an outlet. The reverse flow enters the respective inlet in a downward and backward direction with respect to main body. The respective inlet and channel of main body bend the reverse flow such that, when the reverse flow exits the outlet, the reverse flow is primarily lateral.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Miller W. Owen, III, Thomas W. Watts
  • Publication number: 20190047672
    Abstract: A device for redirecting a portion of the reverse flow of a jet stream created by a watercraft to provide a lateral thrust. The main body of device is fixed to the watercraft and includes a channel disposed therein. The channel has a curve that is defined by an outer wall. The channel fluidly connects an inlet to an outlet. The reverse flow enters inlet in a downward and backward direction with respect to main body. The inlet and the channel of main body bend the reverse flow such that when the reverse flow exits the outlet the reverse flow is primarily lateral.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventor: Miller W. Owen, III
  • Patent number: 9359054
    Abstract: An auxiliary appendage attachable to the steerable nozzle of an existing water craft. A first and second rudder blade attach to steerable nozzle. The first rudder blade includes a torsion spring providing a downward torsion force. A detent attached to steerable nozzle prevents rudder blades from hyper-extending in the direction of the downward torsion force. Rudder blades are connected by a deflection bar. Deflection bar is angled towards rudder blades. Rudder blades pivot between a downward position to an upward position based on the forces created thereon from both the torsion spring and the movement of the water over the appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas W Watts, Miller W Owen, III, Shane Huseby, Steven Edward Caskey
  • Publication number: 20140165896
    Abstract: An auxiliary appendage attachable to the steerable nozzle of an existing water craft. A first and second rudder blade attach to steerable nozzle. The first rudder blade includes a torsion spring providing a downward torsion force. A detent attached to steerable nozzle prevents rudder blades from hyper-extending in the direction of the downward torsion force. Rudder blades are connected by a deflection bar. Deflection bar is angled towards rudder blades. Rudder blades pivot between a downward position to an upward position based on the forces created thereon from both the torsion spring and the movement of the water over the appendage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas W. Watts, Miller W. Owen, III, Shane Huseby, Steven Edward Caskey
  • Patent number: D948798
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Jennifer Michele Owen, Miller W. Owen, III