Patents by Inventor Todd D. Dannenberg

Todd D. Dannenberg 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: 9690295
    Abstract: A propulsion and steering control system for a marine vessel has a joystick device operable to provide control commands, the joystick device having a handle extending on an axis. The control system also has a control unit that receives control commands from the joystick device and correspondingly controls at least one marine drive. The joystick device and the control unit operate in a Heading mode such that the control unit controls the marine drive to automatically maintain the selected heading of the marine vessel. Rotation of the handle about the axis adjusts the selected heading by a predefined increment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan C. Abellera, Todd D. Dannenberg, Mark W. Henker, Yana V. Foltice, Brian J. Poirier
  • Patent number: 6547611
    Abstract: A personal watercraft having an electrical reverse mechanism is disclosed. The electric reverse mechanism has a reverse thrust gate mechanically pivotable by an electric motor between a full-up position to permit full-forward propulsion of the watercraft and a fill-down position to enable either full-reverse propulsion or braking of the watercraft. The electric reverse mechanism may include a directional control toggle switch that outputs to the motor a forward signal when toggled to a forward position and a reverse signal when toggled to a reverse position. The motor pivots the reverse gate toward the full-up position when receiving the forward.signal and toward the full-down position when receiving the reverse signal. The electric reverse mechanism may include a display meter that displays an indication of the relative position of the reverse gate between the full-up and full-down positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Bart O. Boroos, Alan T. Hovda, Kevan Rusk, Todd D. Dannenberg
  • Patent number: 6345585
    Abstract: A jet-propelled personal watercraft having a grab handle for a child riding in front of the operator of the watercraft. The watercraft includes a hull defining an engine compartment sized to contain an internal combustion engine for powering the watercraft, a deck portion providing a passenger area containing controls operable by an operator in the passenger area, and a longitudinally extending seat adapted to accommodate at least two riders seated in straddle fashion. A jet propulsion unit is powered by the engine, the jet propulsion unit including a steerable water discharge nozzle. The controls include a set of handlebars operatively connected to the steerable water discharge nozzle to facilitate steering of the watercraft by the operator, the handlebars extending transversely with respect to the watercraft and having a center and a rotational axis extending through such center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Alan T. Hovda, John E. Thompson, Benoit Renaud, Todd D. Dannenberg
  • Patent number: 5546616
    Abstract: A head rest assembly is provided for use in conjunction with a bathing fixture such as a hydro-massage whirlpool. A pillow is provided which can be easily connected and supported by the jet nozzle assembly. A support bracket is partially enclosed in the pillow for connection with the nozzle assembly. The nozzle assembly has a living hinge feature which allows adaptation to various curvatures of the tub wall. A magnet can be connected to a bracket and a reed switch is connected to the nozzle assembly which serves as a safety feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: John M. Bloemer, Michael J. Kurth, Alan D. Bengtson, Robert C. Giese, Todd D. Dannenberg, Carter J. Thomas, Edwin R. Potter, Jr., Thomas A. Bonnell, Daniel N. Halloran, Thomas W. Clarke
  • Patent number: D368133
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1996
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Mary J. Reid, Todd D. Dannenberg
  • Patent number: D371597
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Todd D. Dannenberg, Carter J. Thomas
  • Patent number: D377970
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventor: Todd D. Dannenberg
  • Patent number: D643440
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Todd D. Dannenberg, John I. S. Park, Fernando Pardo
  • Patent number: D380041
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Alan D. Bengtson, Thomas A. Bonnell, Todd D. Dannenberg, Robert C. Giese, Jason S. Lind, Carter J. Thomas
  • Patent number: D382047
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Herbert V. Kohler, Jr., Todd D. Dannenberg
  • Patent number: D390925
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Mary J. Reid, Iain M. Smith, Todd D. Dannenberg
  • Patent number: D407469
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Todd D. Dannenberg, Carter J. Thomas
  • Patent number: D689423
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: John I. S. Park, Ryan C. Abellera, Todd D. Dannenberg, Piotr Zin
  • Patent number: D689424
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: John I. S. Park, Ryan C. Abellera, Todd D. Dannenberg, Piotr Zin
  • Patent number: D704931
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan C. Abellera, John I. S. Park, Todd D. Dannenberg
  • Patent number: D710781
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: John I. S. Park, Todd D. Dannenberg
  • Patent number: D740858
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Todd D. Dannenberg, John I. S. Park, John C. Sodano, Ryan C. Abellera, Piotr Zin
  • Patent number: D746758
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Todd D. Dannenberg, Ryan C. Abellera, John I.S. Park
  • Patent number: D750179
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Foulkes, Travis J. Vaninetti, Todd D. Dannenberg
  • Patent number: D757126
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Travis J. Vaninetti, Todd D. Dannenberg