Patents by Inventor Neal W. D. Wood

Neal W. D. 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: 10683074
    Abstract: A hydraulic steering system comprising a primary propulsion unit having a tiller, an auxiliary propulsion unit having a tiller, and a hydraulic steering actuator operatively coupled to the tiller of the primary propulsion unit. A tie bar couples a tie bar mount of the hydraulic steering actuator to the tiller of the auxiliary propulsion unit. A first connecting member which connects the tie bar to the tie bar mount of the hydraulic steering actuator and a second connecting member which connects the tie bar to the auxiliary propulsion unit are oriented substantially perpendicular to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Marine Canada Acquisition Inc.
    Inventors: Noam Davidson, Richard Redfern, Neal W. D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20130284080
    Abstract: A hydraulic steering system comprising a primary propulsion unit having a tiller, an auxiliary propulsion unit having a tiller, and a hydraulic steering actuator operatively coupled to the tiller of the primary propulsion unit. A tie bar couples a tie bar mount of the hydraulic steering actuator to the tiller of the auxiliary propulsion unit. A first connecting member which connects the tie bar to the tie bar mount of the hydraulic steering actuator and a second connecting member which connects the tie bar to the auxiliary propulsion unit are oriented substantially perpendicular to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Noam Davidson, Richard Redfern, Neal W.D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20120244761
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a hydraulic steering actuator may be provided. The actuator may include: a cylinder and piston rod reciprocatingly mounted within the cylinder and extending through the cylinder for movement along a piston rod axis; a pair of spaced-apart cylinder arms extending radially outward of the cylinder and a pivot plate extending between the cylinder arms; a pair of support arms which are pivotable about a tilt axis and are connected to opposite ends of the piston rod to allow arcuate movement of the piston rod about the tilt axis while maintaining the piston rod axis parallel to the tilt rod axis; and a tie bar mount disposed on the cylinder and having an aperture extending therethrough for the receiving a connecting member which connects a tie bar to the tie bar mount, wherein the aperture extends axially in a direction substantially perpendicular to the piston rod axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Teleflex Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Noam DAVIDSON, Richard Redfern, Neal W. D. Wood