Trolling motor with remote-control system having both voice--command and manual modes

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5832440
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08968903

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A device for controlling the speed and direction of a watercraft using voice commands. The device includes a voice recognition computer, which recognizes spoken commands, and a motor control computer which causes the speed and steering direction of the watercraft to change in response to the spoken commands. A remote control beltpack unit with a radio or infrared link allows free movement of the operator while controlling the watercraft.

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DACE TechnologyAUSTIN, TX1

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ruiz, Erik Cedar Park, TX 1 29
Woodbridge, Donald A Austin, TX 2 48

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