Patents by Inventor Terry Ellwood Wright

Terry Ellwood Wright 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: 6083066
    Abstract: A rowing apparatus which allows an oarsman to face forward while propelling a watercraft such as a canoe (20) forward when pulling on handles (32). The articulated apparatus includes two sheaves coupled by a pair of criss-crossing, adjustable cables enclosed within a housing (24). A detachable, obtuse-angle shaped handle (32) attaches to a handle lever (34), which attaches to an upper side of one of the sheaves. An under side of the other sheave attaches to an oar blade lever (38), which extends to an oar blade (40). Each sheave has an axle (120) supported at its extremities by housing (24) and a canopy (26). A canopy cover (28) encloses each canopy (26), fastens to each axle (120), and rotates with its respective lever (34) or (38). A pair of outriggers (30A) and (30B) pivotally support housing (24) at an outboard location and attach to a pair of thwarts (46) and (48). A pair of webbing straps (50) form an "X" brace between thwarts (46) and (48).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Inventor: Terry Ellwood Wright