Patents by Inventor Scott A. Rupp

Scott A. Rupp 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: 11066100
    Abstract: A vehicle has a trailer backup steering input apparatus, a trailer backup assist control module coupled to the a trailer backup steering input apparatus, and an electric power assist steering system coupled to the trailer backup assist control module and. The trailer backup steering input apparatus is configured for outputting a trailer path curvature signal approximating a desired curvature for a path of travel of a trailer towably coupled to the vehicle. The trailer backup assist control module is configured for determining vehicle steering information as a function of the trailer path curvature signal. The electric power assist steering system is configured for controlling steering of steered wheels of the vehicle as a function of the vehicle steering information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Ford Global Technologies, LLC, The Regents of the University of Michigan Office Tech. Transfer, University of Michigan
    Inventors: Douglas Scott Rhode, David Dean Smit, Erick Michael Lavoie, Martin Fitzpatrick Frey, Thomas Edward Pilutti, Taehyun Shim, Matt Y. Rupp, Roger Arnold Trombley
  • Publication number: 20200229415
    Abstract: A gear-train driven outrigger device for use on a fishing vessel having a first tubular member for holding of an outrigger pole. The gear-train driver assembly allows rotation of the outrigger pole in an X or Y plane; the gear-train driver having a selector to chose either an upper gear assembly to allow horizontal rotation of outrigger or a lower gear assembly to allow vertical angular positioning of the outrigger pole, wherein the gear assembly allows for movement of the outrigger pole from a stowage position to an angled trolling position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventor: Scott Rupp
  • Publication number: 20200100484
    Abstract: An outrigger positioner for moving an outrigger pole from a stowage position to a deployed position, and from the deployed position to a stowage position. The outrigger driver positioner has a top assembly including a main arm pivotally attached to a base configured for receipt of an outrigger pole. A worm gear assembly is in the pivot arm is moved by a motor, causing the main arm to elevate from a horizontal position to an elevated position. A second motor is coupled to a worm gear assembly in the base assembly which is coupled to the base of the top assembly. The motor rotates the top assembly from a position parallel to a centerline of the boat to a desired position off the beam of the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Rupp, Ronald Karpanty
  • Patent number: 9173387
    Abstract: A twist grip drive handle outrigger device having a locking mechanism for use on a fishing vessel having a first tubular member for holding of an outrigger pole, which is rotatably journaled to a second tubular member that is mounted to a fixed structure. The second tubular member houses a twist grip drive handle assembly that allows manual rotation of the outrigger pole. The driver assembly constructed and arranged to provide an unlocked condition by the twisting of the handle thereby allowing adjustment of the outrigger pole upon rotation of the first tubular member. The rotation of the first tubular member allows for movement of the outrigger pole from a stowage position to a trolling position and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Rupp Marine, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Rupp
  • Publication number: 20130333271
    Abstract: A twist grip drive handle outrigger device having a locking mechanism for use on a fishing vessel having a first tubular member for holding of an outrigger pole, which is rotatably journaled to a second tubular member that is mounted to a fixed structure. The second tubular member houses a twist grip drive handle assembly that allows manual rotation of the outrigger pole. The driver assembly constructed and arranged to provide an unlocked condition by the twisting of the handle thereby allowing adjustment of the outrigger pole upon rotation of the first tubular member. The rotation of the first tubular member allows for movement of the outrigger pole from a stowage position to a trolling position and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Scott Rupp
  • Patent number: 8468736
    Abstract: A twist grip drive handle outrigger device for use on a fishing vessel having a first tubular member for holding of an outrigger pole, which is rotatably journaled to a second tubular member that is mounted to a fixed structure. The second tubular member houses a twist grip drive handle assembly that allows manual rotation of the outrigger pole. The driver assembly constructed and arranged to provide an unlocked condition by the twisting of the handle thereby allowing adjustment of the outrigger pole upon rotation of the first tubular member. The rotation of the first tubular member allows for movement of the outrigger pole from a stowage position to a trolling position and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Rupp Marine, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Blondek, Ronald Karpanty, Scott Rupp
  • Patent number: 8347546
    Abstract: A telescopic outrigger for use with fishing vessels. The outrigger of the instant invention has multiple tubes that are circular in shape and each include a means for securing to an adjoining tube and locking in a position relative thereto. The circular shape allowing for ease of sealing the connecting components from the elements. An internal locking mechanism for positive interlocking of adjoining tubes can be accessed externally for ease of servicing. The extension of the adjoining tubes by the locking mechanism allows for movement of the outrigger pole from a stowage position to a deployment position and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rupp Marine, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Rupp
  • Publication number: 20110083357
    Abstract: A twist grip drive handle outrigger device for use on a fishing vessel having a first tubular member for holding of an outrigger pole, which is rotatably journaled to a second tubular member that is mounted to a fixed structure. The second tubular member houses a twist grip drive handle assembly that allows manual rotation of the outrigger pole. The driver assembly constructed and arranged to provide an unlocked condition by the twisting of the handle thereby allowing adjustment of the outrigger pole upon rotation of the first tubular member. The rotation of the first tubular member allows for movement of the outrigger pole from a stowage position to a trolling position and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Blondek, Ronald Karpanty, Scott Rupp
  • Publication number: 20110083356
    Abstract: A telescopic outrigger for use with fishing vessels. The outrigger of the instant invention has multiple tubes that are circular in shape and each include a means for securing to an adjoining tube and locking in a position relative thereto. The circular shape allowing for ease of sealing the connecting components from the elements. An internal locking mechanism for positive interlocking of adjoining tubes can be accessed externally for ease of servicing. The extension of the adjoining tubes by the locking mechanism allows for movement of the outrigger pole from a stowage position to a deployment position and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Scott Rupp
  • Patent number: 5778817
    Abstract: An improved locking unit is disclosed for outrigger devices that are installed on a T-top equipped motorboat that has an outrigger pole supported by its inboard end above the T-top and which permits the outrigger pole to be rotated from a stowage position to a trolling position and vis versa by a person safely standing in the motorboat in the shelter of the T-top by manipulation of an improved locking unit which includes (a) a tubular member that extends through the T-top, (b) an arcuate tube, that supports the inboard end of the outrigger pole, is rotatably carried in the tubular member and has a radial hole in its lower end, (c) a locking collar fixed to the bottom end of the tubular member and having a quadrant long horizontal slot in its middle portion, (d) the inside end of a pin member extends through the radial hole & the horizontal slot and its outside end has a shackle, (e) a lever rod is pivoted at one end to the shackle and (f) the locking collar has indexing lugs to retain the lever rod in differe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Inventor: Scott A. Rupp
  • Patent number: D814273
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Rupp Marine, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Karpanty, Scott Rupp