Seat And Foot Support Patents (Class 114/363)
  • Patent number: 10913517
    Abstract: A boat chair configured such that it may be converted between several storage and/or use configurations and may be detachably affixed to and removed from a boat or placed on a boat using a free-standing stand. The boat chair may be configured such that the boat chair may be used in multiple use positions and may be transitioned into one or more storage configurations to allow for the boat chair to be more easily transported and/or stored. The boat chair may further be configured such that the use configurations may allow for customized position and/or use of the boat chair on a boat, including use of a free-standing stand for the boat chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Martin Levin, Rick Dries
  • Patent number: 10850812
    Abstract: A modular leaning post kit for a boat includes a seat base and a pair of seat legs, the seat base being removably installable onto the seat legs to provide an assembled leaning post structure, and the assembled leaning post structure being installable onto a boat. Additional leaning post structures that may optionally be added onto the assembled leaning post structure, comprising one or more of a foot rest, a grab rail, a back rest/fishing rod holder, an upholstered seat top, and an upholstered back rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Marine Accessories Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Duane Williams, Chris Hill, John Clarke
  • Patent number: 10786703
    Abstract: A rowing machine convertible for use both indoors and outdoors. In the outdoor mode, the rowing machine is configured for adaptation to a watercraft, such as a kayak or stand up paddle board (SUP). A rower operating the rowing machine pulls on a rope or cord to cause paddles positioned at the rearward end of the machine to rotate and move the machine on a body of water. In the indoor mode, legs are attached to the machine for placement on a rigid surface. The paddles are placed in a container holding fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: John C. Zimmer
  • Patent number: 10668992
    Abstract: A device for providing user-support on a stand-up paddle board (SUP) includes a support post having a user-support pad mounted to its upper end portion and a horizontal rotation axle around which the support post is rotatable to a position for use, and to a stored position. The device is configured to be mounted to the SUP with the horizontal rotation axle positioned transversely to a length of the SUP. The device includes a spring component returnably connected to the support post via the horizontal rotation axle, configured to impose a return force on the support post in the stored position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Domenico Mellina
  • Patent number: 10647388
    Abstract: A jet boat includes a cockpit arranged in a central portion of the jet boat on a boat body centerline, a bulwark provided along a circumference of a deck, and a platform fixed to a stern. In the bulwark, the upper surface of a rear bulwark between the platform and the cockpit is located above the upper surface of a foot space and below the seating surface of a seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ren Onodera
  • Patent number: 10597121
    Abstract: A support structure for mounting an accessory assembly to a vehicle having a mounting surface defining a base mount and at least one brace mount includes a base having a connection portion being selectively connectable to the vehicle, and a support portion. The base is connectable to the accessory assembly. The support structure further includes a brace having a mating portion for engaging the support portion, and at least one arm extending from the mating portion toward the connection portion and away from the base when the mating portion engages the support portion. The at least one arm has a proximal end connected to the mating portion, and a distal end being spaced from the connection portion and being selectively engageable to the vehicle. The support structure further includes a lock selectively locking the mating portion to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Garrett Morgan, Marc-Etienne Bessette, Richard Simard, Simon Erpelding
  • Patent number: 10569837
    Abstract: A standing support assembly for a boat deck to assist boaters with physical limitations in maneuvering around a bass boat. The standing support assembly includes a rigid, elongated stanchion member that is hingedly attached to one end of a rigid, planar attachment plate. An anchor post extends downwardly from the other end of the attachment plate and allows the standing support assembly to be locked into a base plate on a bass boat. Through its hinged attachment, the stanchion member is able to move between a deployed position in which it is orthogonal to the attachment plate and a storage position in which it is parallel and adjacent to the attachment plate. When in the deployed position, a user can hold the stanchion member for added support while moving around on the boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Eddie Kennemur
  • Patent number: 10538296
    Abstract: A saddle for an aquatic board is disclosed. The saddle is equipped with a strap or straps and/or edge wise clamps, or other suitably firm fastener, to engage and maintain position on the aquatic board positioned beneath the saddle. A user can then stand on the board and squeeze the saddle between their knees and ankles and maintain an enhanced balance on the board or, if fatigued, can sit or kneel alongside or on the saddle and paddle/ride from a seated or kneeling position. The saddle may be inflatable or solid and may include an inner void for storage for personal effects or equipment. The saddle may further include a speaker, cup holder, handles, or other optional features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ZUP LLC
    Inventor: Glen Wade Duff
  • Patent number: 10507891
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to knee braces for boats. The knee braces described herein are particularly suitable for use with lightweight, inflatable rafts and kayaks, for example packrafts used in backcountry boating. The knee braces include a fabric body and a plurality of adjustable straps configured to attach the fabric body to a side wall of the boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ALPACKA RAFT LLC
    Inventor: Sheri Lynn Tingey
  • Patent number: 10494066
    Abstract: An ergonomic paddle board system including a paddleboard having a kneeling seat including a first-post, a second-post, a series of slots, a collapsible frame, a shin pad, and a seat pad. The kneeling seat is integral to the paddleboard and configured to fully collapse and extend for various uses. The ergonomic paddle board system provides a multi-positional seating configuration for a top surface of the paddleboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen Garcia
  • Patent number: 10306993
    Abstract: A two way chaise lounge includes a frame member that supports a seat having a head section, a leg section and an intermediate section. The head and leg sections are pivotally secured to the intermediate section and are individually adjustable so as to be positioned anywhere between a completely horizontal orientation and a completely vertical orientation. A drawer is positioned beneath the intermediate section and transitions between a closed position and an open position. The drawer includes a locking mechanism and a flat surface onto which a plurality of solar cells are located. A charging station is connected to the solar cells and includes a receptacle for engaging a power cord of a portable electronic device to provide the electrical power thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: 2 Way Chaise LLC
    Inventor: Katrina Clarke
  • Patent number: 10279876
    Abstract: A personal watercraft comprises a body including a seat support section in which a storage is accommodated; a front seat which is mountable on the seat support section; a rear seat which covers the storage in a state in which the rear seat is secured onto the seat support section; an opening/closing mechanism including a pivot section provided at a front end portion of the rear seat and opens and closes the rear seat and a slider section which guides the pivot section and slides the rear seat in a rearward direction. In a closed state in which the front seat and the rear seat are secured onto the seat support section, a rear end of the front seat is located rearward of and above a front end of the rear seat, and the pivot section is located below and forward of the rear end of the front seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshio Araki, Toru Sato, Azusa Onohata
  • Patent number: 10266977
    Abstract: A three-dimensional netted structure having an upper surface, a lower surface, two side surfaces a left end surface, and a right end surface, including at least a plurality of filaments helically and randomly entangled and thermally bonded together, wherein the filaments are formed out of a thermoplastic resin by extrusion molding followed by cooling with a liquid; and the netted structure is four-surface molded, the upper surface, the lower surface and the two side surfaces being molded. An apparatus and a method for manufacturing the three-dimensional netted structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: C-ENG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Takaoka
  • Patent number: 10207776
    Abstract: A seat is designed for use in a boat and extends in a vertical height direction, a lateral width direction, and a depth direction perpendicular to the width direction. The seat includes a pan main body extending in at least the width direction and the depth and a back main body coupled to the pan main body and extending in at least the width direction and the height direction. The pan main body and/or the back main body is formed from a single extrusion having a uniform cross section in one if the height, width, and depth directions. The pan main body and/or the back main body has an open profile when viewed in the one of the height, width, and depth directions. The open profile is configured to accept and hold a further seat component therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin T. Downey, Timothy M. Kramer
  • Patent number: 10196113
    Abstract: A multi-position user-support device for a stand-up paddle board includes a base configured to mount on a stand-up paddle board, and a support post with a pad connected thereto to support a user's weight while leaning or sitting thereon. The support post is rotatably mounted to the base, with a spring component configured to maintain a return force on the support post when rotated toward a rear of the stand-up paddle board in a stored position. A spring-activated latch retains the post in the stored position until released by the paddler. The post may include a telescopic portion to adjust its length. The device may also include a seat attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Domenico Mellina
  • Patent number: 10155572
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to knee braces for boats. The knee braces described herein are particularly suitable for use with lightweight, inflatable rafts and kayaks, for example packrafts used in backcountry boating. The knee braces include a fabric body and a plurality of adjustable straps configured to attach the fabric body to a side wall of the boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ALPACKA RAFT LLC
    Inventor: Sheri Lynn Tingey
  • Patent number: 10150538
    Abstract: A self-tensioning seating system for boats with minimal wind resistance and enhanced accessibility. The seat material can be netting or a fibrous material allowing for wind to pass through. The seating system includes outwardly angled side rails having the profile of furniture, such as seats, chaize lounges, ottomans and the like. The side rails are secured within peripheral sleeves in the seat material. An embodiment of the invention provides a conversion with full body rowing functionality. The system provides robust simplified furniture frames that assemble without fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: David Salz
  • Patent number: 10149544
    Abstract: Automatically adjustable seating apparatus are described. The automatically adjustable seating apparatus include first and second seat bottom portions that at least one of which is moveable. The first and/or second seat bottom portions are moveable by automatic adjusters that alter the position of a seat bottom portion between a retracted position and an extended position. When the moveable seat bottom portion or portions are in their retracted position, the automatically adjustable seating apparatus is configured as two seats back-to-back, and when the seat bottom portion or portions are in their extended positions, the automatically adjustable seating apparatus forms a substantially flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Chaparral Boats, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fafard, James S. Phares, Raymond L. Tanguay, Steven C. Flowers
  • Patent number: 10071789
    Abstract: This invention relates to a generally molded fiberglass apparatus that serves a multipurpose function for inflatable boats. The apparatus attaches to the bow of the boat and includes a forward passenger seat with a backrest and optionally servers to provide a step for embarking or disembarking the boat at the bow, and location for affixing one or more marine navigational or safety devices or accessories. The invention is affixed to the inner bow section of the passenger area to an inflatable tubular member craft by a permanent or semi-permanent means including, but not limited to clamps, adhesives, bolts, clips, snaps, ties, ratchets, or a combination thereof. The apparatus is shaped to conform to the topside bow curvature of the inflatable boat and to the adjacent concave curvature on the substantially vertical section within the passenger area at the bow of the inflatable boat, utilizing the craft's structure as the seated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Glenn Gillette
  • Patent number: 10024280
    Abstract: A vessel includes a vessel body, an engine contained in the vessel body, an air intake box including an air intake port and that is attached to the engine, an air intake duct drawn around in the vessel body, and a guide duct including an opening that opposes the air intake port. The air intake box supplies air taken in from the air intake port to the engine. The air intake duct includes an outer end connected to a deck of the vessel body. The guide duct guides air taken in from outside the vessel body by the air intake duct to the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirofumi Anma, Kenichi Otsuka, Satoru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9994293
    Abstract: A kayak paddle and accessory mounting system is a system for securely holding a kayak paddle and various accessories on a kayak. The system is mounted and elevated over the kayak cockpit in order to allow for the use of a spray skirt in conjunction with the present invention. A fore width adjustable support assembly and an aft width adjustable support assembly allow the system to be adjusted to accommodate various sizes and designs of kayaks and additionally serve to offset an accessory tray over the kayak cockpit. An at least one paddle holder clip and an at least one accessory holder allow for the mounting of a kayak paddle and an accessory such as a fishing net. The accessory tray may be closed via a lid in order to more securely hold accessories and personal belongings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Timothy Johnson
  • Patent number: 9987181
    Abstract: A portable elevating seat for assisting a person into and out of a seating includes a central telescoping unit with a seating member mounted thereon. Preferably, the seat further includes a pneumatic pump and at least one pressure relief valve in fluid communication with the central telescoping unit for providing a flow of air into and out of the central telescoping unit. The seat includes a power source being in electronic communication with the pneumatic pump. The seat further includes a control unit in electronic communication with the pneumatic pump and the power source for actuating the seat between a raised and a lowered position. As the pneumatic pump is actuated by the control unit, air flows into the central telescoping unit, thus extending the central telescoping unit and lifting the seating member to a desired height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Leon Hochman, Nancy Valvona, Stephen Nicolato
  • Patent number: 9969465
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to knee braces for boats. The knee braces described herein are particularly suitable for use with lightweight, inflatable rafts and kayaks, for example packrafts used in backcountry boating. The knee braces include a fabric body and a plurality of adjustable straps configured to attach the fabric body to a side wall of the boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Alpacka Raft LLC
    Inventor: Sheri Lynn Tingey
  • Patent number: 9840311
    Abstract: A swiveling seat insert for kayaks allows a kayak user to physically turn their entire body while sitting in a kayak in order to gain a more advantageous body position for performing activities while using the kayak or for increased range of viewing angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SWIVEL POD 360, LLC
    Inventor: Donald Edward Gonzales, III
  • Patent number: 9834281
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to knee braces for boats. The knee braces described herein are particularly suitable for use with lightweight, inflatable rafts and kayaks, for example packrafts used in backcountry boating. The knee braces include a fabric body and a plurality of adjustable straps configured to attach the fabric body to a side wall of the boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Alpacka Raft LLC
    Inventor: Sheri Lynn Tingey
  • Patent number: 9821683
    Abstract: A seat mounting apparatus of a vehicle, including a plurality of seat tracks mounted in the vehicle; a plurality of seat sliders at least equal in number to a number of the plurality of seat tracks, each of the plurality of seat sliders being slidable along one of the plurality of seat tracks; and a seat mounting bracket that aligns and fixes a relative position in the direction of a number of the plurality of seat sliders equal to the number of the plurality of seat tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN TECHNICAL CENTER OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Mizuno, Michael Mixon
  • Patent number: 9714076
    Abstract: A rowing shoe retaining system includes a plate mountable to a sole of a shoe and a receiver mountable to a footboard of a rowing boat. The receiver removably retains the plate, thereby removably retaining the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: G Clip Corporation
    Inventor: Gerald Lewis Strickland, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9714077
    Abstract: The present invention is directed an adjustable foot rest system for a kayak comprising a bulkhead member adapted for cinchable non-slip support of the feet and on the fly user positioning. A mounting sleeve in the bow wall and/or runners are provided with the bulkhead resting inside the sleeve and/or runners by friction alone. Flexible straps equipped with strap adjusters are connected to the bulkhead, through guide anchors and secured to anchors affixed to the inside hull of the kayak near the seat. A bungee cord is threaded through an anchor disposed near the end of the bow and connected on each side to the bulkhead cross member, whereby the bulkhead position as selected by the user remains in place until the user selects a new position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher James Soileau, Trevor Valmont Soileau
  • Patent number: 9714095
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat, a swivel connected to and rotatably supporting the seat, a swivel frame connected to the swivel, a first lateral rail supporting the swivel frame, the first lateral rail permitting the swivel frame to move in a first direction, and a first longitudinal rail supporting the first lateral rail such that the first lateral rail is movable along the first longitudinal rail, thereby permitting the swivel frame to move in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER INC.
    Inventor: Philippe Erhel
  • Patent number: 9681755
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a multi-purpose water chair for partially submerging a user in a body of water. The water chair may include a frame formed of tubing, the frame configured to engage with a wall in the body of water; a seat supported by the frame; a backrest supported by the frame; at least one cylindrical foam pad encircling portions of the frame, such that the water chair can be used as a flotation device and the user is not completely submerged in the body of water; an umbrella attached to the frame of the chair, the umbrella configured to extend upwards from the frame to shade a user; a mister attached to the frame, the mister having a spray nozzle and a tubing extending from the spray nozzle to the body of water; and a floatable and rotatable tray attached to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Charles Schober
  • Patent number: 9663205
    Abstract: A channel member is adapted for mounting on a watercraft with a foot component slidable along the channel. A latch component is mounted on the foot component by a tongue extending through a slot between a base part of the foot component and a footrest part. The latch also has a tooth to engage with openings in the channel for adjustment of the position of the footrest. A handle portion of the latch component can be flexed to free the tooth from a channel opening, whereupon the foot component can be slid to a desired position and the handle released to lock the foot component in the adjusted position. The footrest can have differently contoured sides for engagement by a foot of a user, and the three foot brace parts (the channel, foot component, and latch component) can be manually separated and reassembled with the either of the contoured sides facing the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Sea-Dog Corporation
    Inventors: Matthias Poischbeg, Mark A. Nysether, R. Lee Rawls
  • Patent number: 9643696
    Abstract: A paddleboard seat assembly for a paddleboard includes an assembly base including a pair of spaced-apart assembly base rails each having a plurality of modular rail segments connected in end-to-end relationship to each other and a seat carried by the assembly base rails of the assembly base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Padillak, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Keith C. Lockhart, Timothy A. Dunigan
  • Patent number: 9623938
    Abstract: A floatation support device supports a person in a seated or prone position in a body of water. The device includes a pair of frames each having an elbow coupling a first section to a second section. The elbow of each frame forms a right angle between the first section and the second section. A first tube is flexible and buoyant in water. The first section of each of the frames is inserted into an associated end of the first tube wherein the first tube couples the first sections together. A second tube is flexible and buoyant in water. The second section of each of the frames is inserted into an associated end of the second tube wherein the second tube couples the second sections together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: John McNealey, IV
  • Patent number: 9616976
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to knee braces for boats. The knee braces described herein are particularly suitable for use with lightweight, inflatable rafts and kayaks, for example packrafts used in backcountry boating. The knee braces include a fabric body and a plurality of adjustable straps configured to attach the fabric body to a side wall of the boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: ALPACKA RAFT LTD.
    Inventor: Sheri Lynn Tingey
  • Patent number: 9604707
    Abstract: A ride height adjustable oil damped air shock boat seat pedestal with selectively lockable swivel capability is shown, which includes a locking pin extending below the seat and moving up and down with the seat as permitted and controlled by the air shock. The locking pin being received by a structure, which limits rotation of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Lee Falck, Kyle Ridlon
  • Patent number: 9446818
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, the improved secondary navigation station of the invention comprises a horizontal surface which is suspended above the watercraft by a structural system usually comprised of aluminum tubing or equivalent, which horizontal surface may further comprise a navigation station, a seat structure, and a horizontally sliding cover, which, when it is closed position, operates in concert with said horizontal surface to create a solid weatherproof surface, but when open, allows the user or operator of the watercraft to mount a series of steps such that the user or operator of the watercraft is able to navigate the craft from an elevated position from a standing, leaning, or sitting position. The invention allows for an elevated navigation station and elevated positioning for sighting use for fishing and navigation while maintaining a low center of gravity of the watercraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen Dougherty, Joseph Baker Flota
  • Patent number: 9434453
    Abstract: A swiveling seat insert for kayaks allows a kayak user to physically turn their entire body while sitting in a kayak in order to gain a more advantageous body position for performing activities while using the kayak or for increased range of viewing angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: SWIVEL POD 360, LLC
    Inventor: Donald Edward Gonzales, III
  • Patent number: 9334032
    Abstract: A paddleboard and paddle carrying system that includes a modified paddle board with a longitudinally aligned paddle cavity on the paddleboard's top surface. The paddle cavity is configured to hold an elongated paddle in a flat configuration and flush or slightly below the top surface of the paddleboard. In one embodiment, the paddle is designed to snap fit into the paddle cavity and resist detachment. In one embodiment, the paddle cavity is formed directly into the paddleboard. In another embodiment, the paddle cavity is separately formed into an insert member that fits into a complimentary-shaped insert cavity longitudinally aligned and formed on the paddleboard body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: David Yuchasz
  • Patent number: 9312596
    Abstract: This invention discloses a mobile tower system in which a telescoping tower may be with a plurality of tower structures may be extended to a height much greater than its contracted length. The tower may be transported horizontal, rotated to a vertical position and then the individual tower structures extended and secured via spring pins relative to the adjacent tower structure, the erection of the tower sections may be with external equipment such as a boom truck, or utilizing an internal hydraulic cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Jerry Newman
  • Patent number: 9301518
    Abstract: An electrically swiveled hunter chair device having a chair affixed to a base, a receiver disposed on the base, a cylinder selectively and rotatably disposed within the receiver, a motor drive in operational communication with the chair such that the chair is bidirectionally rotated via a foot pedal, the chair further having folding spikes whereby chair removal provides for anchoring the chair to a ground, the chair height adjustable via a selectively inserted pin, the device selectively mounted to any imaginable surface including various vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: James J. Burque
  • Patent number: 9242703
    Abstract: Disclosed adjustable seat systems that provide a self-contained height-adjustable seat system for sit-on-top kayaking that allows the seat to be adjusted into various height and angle positions, while maintaining independent adjustment to the fore/aft position of the seat in the kayak. Some of the adjustable seat systems include a seat upper that includes a seat bottom and a seat back; a seat base adapted to slidably engage a flat surface in the watercraft; and at least two pivot mechanisms coupling the seat upper to the seat base, wherein the at least two pivot mechanisms allow the seat upper to be raised and lowered relative to the seat base. Some of the adjustable seat systems further include a front seat axis, a rear seat axis, a front base axis, and a rear base axis, a front pivot mechanism that pivotally engages both the front seat axis and the front base axis, and a rear pivot mechanism that pivotally engages both the rear seat axis and the rear base axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Confluence Outdoor, LLC
    Inventors: Hans Eric Nutz, Lee Patrick Ward
  • Patent number: 9168980
    Abstract: The present invention includes a boat having a seat with a pneumatically adjustable passenger ride-height, for a given passenger and/or an adjustable passenger weight range for a given ride height range and with an adjustable rebound damping mechanism, where adding air results in a lifting of the seat, and rotating a member results in change of the rebound speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Lee Falck
  • Patent number: 9079638
    Abstract: A watercraft is provided. The watercraft includes a cockpit. The watercraft further includes a stern-facing seat having a movable backrest. The seat is outside of the cockpit. An aquatic activity platform extends to a stern of the watercraft from the seat, and defines a foot rest for the seat. An engine is positioned substantially further towards a bow of the watercraft than the seat. A storage compartment has an opening positioned further towards the bow than the backrest of the seat. The backrest is movable to a first position to expose the opening and provide access to the storage compartment, and to a second position to conceal the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignees: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, YAMAHA JET BOAT MANUFACTURING U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Mike Ricciardi, Scott Watkins, Ed Miller, Thomas Griffin
  • Patent number: 9073605
    Abstract: A boat having a deck and a hull includes a suspension for suspending the deck with respect to the hull. Sensors are employed to determine motion of the deck, with a controller adjusting the suspension such that it maintains the pose of the deck with respect to an inertial reference and with respect to pitch, roll, and heave of the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Velodyne Acoustics, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. Hall
  • Patent number: 9051029
    Abstract: A paddle force transfer assembly is provided that is adapted to be installed about an existing canoe bench seat. The assembly secures the thighs of a canoe occupant while providing a foot brace under the seat, whereby the occupant can bear against the thigh braces and the foot brace when exerting force on the canoe paddle in rough water conditions. The thigh braces may be biased to rotate into a downward, open configuration when the user retracts his or her thighs therefrom, whereby the user is not restrained by the supports in a capsizing event. The assembly anchors to the interior surface of the canoe about the canoe seat and is secured thereto and around the seat using a plurality of anchors and strap connectors that transfer load from the paddle, through the user and the present assembly, and into the canoe for increased control without sacrificing emergency exit safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: William W. Hays, III
  • Publication number: 20150144052
    Abstract: A watercraft is provided. The watercraft includes a cockpit. The watercraft further includes a stern-facing seat having a movable backrest. The seat is outside of the cockpit. An aquatic activity platform extends to a stern of the watercraft from the seat, and defines a foot rest for the seat. An engine is positioned substantially further towards a bow of the watercraft than the seat. A storage compartment has an opening positioned further towards the bow than the backrest of the seat. The backrest is movable to a first position to expose the opening and provide access to the storage compartment, and to a second position to conceal the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicants: YAMAHA JET BOAT MANUFACTURING U.S.A,, INC., YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A.
    Inventors: Mike RICCIARDI, Scott WATKINS, Ed MILLER, Thomas GRIFFIN
  • Patent number: 9027501
    Abstract: A seat assembly for use on a stand-up paddleboard includes a base member which defines a base axis. A support shaft, with an affixed seat member, is engaged with the base member. In detail, the support shaft defines a shaft axis and is formed with diametrically opposed slots along the length of the support shaft. Protrusions, formed on the base member, are engaged with respective slots on the support shaft to selectively move the support shaft on the base member between a stowed configuration wherein the shaft axis is substantially perpendicular to the base axis, and a sitting configuration wherein the shaft axis is coaxially aligned with the base axis. In operation, a reconfiguration of the seat assembly is accomplished to provide the stand-up paddleboard user with a place to sit during an on-the-water operation of the stand-up paddleboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Beach Craft Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce G. Wood, Jason K. Clark, Gary J. Wood
  • Patent number: 9027502
    Abstract: A rowing shoe retaining system includes a plate mountable to a sole of a shoe and a receiver mountable to a footboard of a rowing boat. The receiver removably retains the plate, thereby removably retaining the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: G Clip Corporation
    Inventor: Gerald Lewis Strickland, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150122170
    Abstract: In one example, a watercraft is provided that includes a hull, and a cockpit connected to the hull. Disposed within the cockpit are first and second adjustable foot braces that are connected to the hull. Each of the adjustable foot braces is operable to define a variety of different foot positions. As well, the adjustable foot braces are each operable with a respective adjustment rod, and a structural configuration of each of the adjustable foot braces is the same regardless of whether the respective adjustment rod is present or not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Robbins, Edward VanNimwegen
  • Patent number: 9021975
    Abstract: A seating system for marine vessels and watercraft including a chair having a backrest and a seat bottom and a lounge extension element wherein a first end of the extension element is hingeably attached to and extends from the seat bottom and wherein a second end of the extension element is configured to be hingeably attached to a first rigid structure such as a bulkhead on a watercraft. The seating system is convertible between a forward-facing seat configuration and an aft-facing lounger configuration. In the aft-facing lounger configuration, the extension element and the seat bottom are substantially parallel to one another. In the forward-facing seat configuration, the extension element is substantially upright and at an acute angle with respect to said seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Carrie A. Fodor, John W. Hamilton, Erin L. Schwarz, Frank Morgan