US Patent No: 4,744,322

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Remote steering system for marine propulsion crafts

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Several embodiments of improved mechanisms for controlling an outboard drive of a marine watercraft. In each embodiment, there is provided a hand held control unit that permits remote steering and engine control of the watercraft. In some embodiments, the hand held control includes a rotatable control element for effecting steering and a reciprocating control element for killing the engine. In some embodiments, the controls for the engine and steering are designed to be operated by different fingers of the user and in other embodiments, they are designed so as to be operated by the same finger of the operator. In addition, there is included an improved sensor for sensing the steered position of the outboard drive.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SANSHIN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHASHIZUOKA-KEN500

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Nakase, Ryoichi Iwata, JP 64 800

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Architectural Control Systems, Inc. (1)
* 5,050,519 Boat trolling motor control 13 1990
 
BRUNSWICK CORPORATION (1)
6,302,046 Steering sensor system for a marine vessel 0 2000
 
Hazelett Strip-Casting Corporation (1)
* 6,026,759 Adjustable leveling fin rudder method and apparatus for powerboats 7 1998
 
Moriyama Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (1)
* 6,404,071 Engine stopping apparatus 7 2000
 
NHK MORSE CO., LTD. (1)
* 6,675,733 Remote control device for small vessel 2 2001
 
NIPPON CABLE SYSTEM INC. (1)
* 5,350,328 Marine engine control system 3 1993
 
SANSHIN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 5,266,060 Steering device for marine propulsion device 5 1992
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