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Marine vessel maneuvering supporting apparatus, marine vessel including the marine vessel maneuvering supporting apparatus, and marine vessel maneuvering supporting method

InactiveUS20070017426A1Facilitate stationary marine vessel maneuvering operationEasy to operateAuxillariesOutboard propulsion unitsLocation detectionSteering angle
A marine vessel maneuvering supporting apparatus performs a stationary marine vessel maneuvering support operation, the marine vessel including a pair of propulsion systems which respectively generate propulsive forces on a rear port side and a rear starboard side of a hull, and a pair of steering mechanisms which respectively change steering angles. The apparatus includes a position detecting section which detects a position of the marine vessel, a marine vessel maneuvering support starting command section, a marine vessel maneuvering support starting position storing section, a steering controlling section which controls the steering angles of the respective steering mechanisms such that the marine vessel has a turning angular speed of zero in response to the marine vessel maneuvering support starting command, a target propulsive force calculating section which calculates target propulsive forces to be generated from the respective propulsion systems, such that at least one of x- and y-coordinates of the current marine vessel position is maintained substantially equal to a corresponding one of x- and y-coordinates of the marine vessel maneuvering support starting position, and a propulsive force controlling section which controls the propulsion systems to attain the target propulsive forces.
Owner:YAMAHA MOTOR CO LTD

Subsea actuator assemblies and methods for extending the water depth capabilities of subsea actuator assemblies

InactiveUS7108006B2Improved hydraulic pressure compensation systemIncrease fluid pressureOutboard propulsion unitsEqualizing valvesOcean bottomPressure transmission
A hydraulic pressure compensation system for valve actuator assemblies is described having particular application for subsea wellhead installations. The compensation system includes at least one valve actuator assembly having a housing that retains a reciprocable piston therewithin. The piston is spring biased into its fail safe configuration. The valve actuator assembly is hydraulically associated with an accumulator reservoir that defines a closed fluid reservoir and an open fluid reservoir that is exposed to ambient pressures. The two chambers are separated by a membrane. The valve actuator assembly is also operationally associated with a fluid pressure intensifier that boosts the ambient pressure of the accumulator so that an increased fluid pressure may be transmitted to the actuator assembly to bias the actuated valve toward its fail safe configuration. In a described embodiment, the fluid pressure intensifier comprises a housing that defines a chamber having a fluid inlet and fluid outlet. A dual-headed piston is moveably retained within the housing. The piston has an enlarged piston face and a reduced size piston face. Fluid pressure entering the fluid inlet is exerted upon the enlarged piston face, and due to the difference of piston face sizes, an increased pressure is transmitted out of the fluid outlet.
Owner:VETCO GRAY

Dynamic trim of a marine propulsion system

A method and system for defining a program to control the trim position of a propulsion unit mounted on a watercraft for a desired utility mode. Also, a method and system for controlling the trim position in a given utility mode by using the defined program. In defining the program, a first utility mode is defined and the watercraft is operated in the defined mode as in normal operation. Multiple trim positions are selected throughout the course of operation in the defined mode. For each selected trim position, an operational parameter of the watercraft is sensed. Multiple values of the same parameter may be sensed and measured for a single trim position. After the parameters have been sensed for each trim position, a correlated data set is created. A correlated data set is saved to a memory device for each selected trim position of the defined utility mode. In controlling the trim position, the watercraft is again operated in the first utility mode. A current operational parameter is then measured. Having measured the current operational parameter, the correlated data sets are recalled from memory so that the current operational parameter may be compared with the stored parameters in the data sets. The trim position is then selected and set based on the comparison of the current parameter with those stored in the data set.
Owner:BRP US
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