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Systems and methods for wirelessly pairing a fitness machine to an accessory

Systems and methods for wirelessly pairing a fitness machine to an accessory, the fitness machine having a setup module configured to communicate with the accessory using a setup protocol and having a bluetooth® module configured to communicate with the accessory using a bluetooth® protocol. The fitness machine is configured to receive a unique id from the accessory using the setup protocol and the fitness machine is configured to wirelessly pair with the accessory using a bluetooth® protocol. ... Brunswick Corporation

Cooling system for an outboard motor having a hydraulic shift mechanism

An outboard motor having an internal combustion engine that causes rotation of a driveshaft, a planetary transmission that operatively connects the driveshaft to a transmission output shaft, a band brake configured to shift the planetary transmission amongst a forward gear, neutral gear and reverse gear, a hydraulic actuator is configured to actuate the band brake, and a cooling water circuit that extends adjacent to the hydraulic actuator so that the hydraulic actuator exchanges heat with cooling water in the cooling water circuit.. . ... Brunswick Corporation

Powered lower limb devices and methods of control thereof

In some aspects, methods are provided for controlling a powered lower limb device. A stance phase control method is disclosed in which the required joint torque is determined based on the difference between two joint angles, such as the knee joint and the ankle joint. ... Brunswick Corporation

Method for solution heat treating with pressure

A method of heat treating high pressure die cast objects using pressure is disclosed. A high pressure die cast object is obtained and solution heat treated to above 700° f. ... Brunswick Corporation

System and method for monitoring hydrogen flux

System and method for monitoring hydrogen flux across the wall of a vessel or pipe, the system including a monitored volume for sealing an attachment to an outside surface of the wall of the vessel or pipe for collecting hydrogen escaping across the wall surface; a membrane selectively permeable to hydrogen in fluid communication with the monitored volume for permitting hydrogen to escape from the monitored volume in between the two at a defined rate such that hydrogen pressure equilibrium may be reached in the monitored volume for a given hydrogen flux across the wall surface of the vessel or pipe; a pressure measuring device in fluid communication with the monitored volume for measuring hydrogen pressure in the monitored volume; and a temperature measuring device in fluid communication with the monitored volume for measuring temperature in the monitored volume.. . ... Brunswick Corporation

Exhaust systems and methods of assembling exhaust systems for marine propulsion devices

An exhaust system is for a marine propulsion device having an internal combustion engine. A catalyst housing has a housing inlet end that receives an exhaust gas flow from the internal combustion engine into the catalyst housing and an opposite, housing outlet end that discharges the exhaust flow out of the catalyst housing. ... Brunswick Corporation

Systems and methods for controlling vessel speed when transitioning from launch to cruise

A method for controlling a speed of a marine vessel includes accelerating the marine vessel in response to a launch command. The method then includes holding the vessel speed at a desired vessel speed with a controller using feedback control. ... Brunswick Corporation

Methods for controlling movement of a marine vessel near an object

A method for controlling movement of a marine vessel near an object includes accepting a signal representing a desired movement of the marine vessel from a joystick. A sensor senses a shortest distance between the object and the marine vessel and a direction of the object with respect to the marine vessel. ... Brunswick Corporation

System and method for controlling trim position of propulsion device on a marine vessel

A method of controlling trim position for a propulsion device on a marine vessel includes receiving a running trim position for the propulsion device, receiving at least one of a steering input value or a roll angle of the marine vessel, and determining a magnitude of the steering input value or a magnitude of the roll angle of the marine vessel. The method further includes determining an adjusted trim position based on the magnitude of the steering input value or the magnitude of the roll angle of the marine vessel, and operating a trim actuator based on the adjusted trim position to decrease the trim angle of the propulsion device below the running trim position while the marine vessel is turning.. ... Brunswick Corporation

Method and system for controlling trim position of a propulsion device on a marine vessel

A method of controlling trim position of a propulsion device includes receiving a current engine speed and a current trim position of the propulsion device, and then detecting at least a threshold increase in engine speed of the propulsion device or at least a threshold drop in engine load on the propulsion device. A reduced trim position is then determined based on the current trim position, and a trim actuator is operated to move the propulsion device to the reduced trim position.. ... Brunswick Corporation

System and method for controlling trim position of propulsion devices on a marine vessel

A method of controlling trim position of two or more propulsion devices on a marine vessel includes receiving a running trim position for the two or more propulsion devices and receiving at least one of a steering input value or a roll angle of the marine vessel. An adjusted trim position for each of the at least two propulsion devices is then determined based on the running trim position and the steering input value or the roll angle of the marine vessel. ... Brunswick Corporation

Methods and systems of controlling engine rpm

A method of controlling engine rpm in a marine propulsion device having an engine that effectuates rotation of a propulsor through a gear system that shifts amongst a forward gear position, a reverse gear position, and a neutral position, includes determining that a coolant temperature is below a temperature threshold or that a battery voltage is below a voltage threshold, and then increasing an engine rpm setpoint by a compensation rpm amount while the engines remains in an idle state in order to increase the coolant temperature or the battery voltage. When a shift instruction is detected to transition the gear system from the reverse gear position to the neutral position or from the forward gear position to the neutral position, the engine rpm setpoint is reduced by a shift rpm reduction amount during transition of the gear system, and the engine is controlled according to the engine rpm setpoint.. ... Brunswick Corporation

Backspray mitigation system for yachts

A superstructure-integrated backspray mitigation system for yachts including an aft spoiler secured to the vessels hardtop for directing airflow about the hardtop downwardly into the aft cockpit area to interfere with, mitigate and eliminate the natural reverse backspray created by the low-pressure region behind the yacht. The spoiler protrudes from the hardtop and includes at least one air ducting channel directing airflow at select angles into the cockpit area presenting a protective shield preventing the backspray from entering the cockpit. ... Brunswick Corporation

Wake control fin system and underwater exhaust system

A wake control system aft of the driveshaft, propeller, and rudder of a vessel includes a fin base and at least one fin slidingly engaged with the fin base. The fin(s) are vertically oriented and extend down into the water surface. ... Brunswick Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170340913

Methods and apparatus to power an exercise machine

Methods and apparatus to power an exercise machine are disclosed herein. An example exercise machine includes a power receiver to measure a power output by a generator that is to convert movement of a moveable part into electric power, the power receiver is to calculate a rotations per minute of the moveable part. ... Brunswick Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170328265

Open loop cooling water system having recirculation pump

An open loop cooling water system is for a marine engine. A cooling water inlet receives cooling water from a body of water. ... Brunswick Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170323154

Person detection in a marine environment

An object detection system for a marine vessel having at least one marine drive includes at least one image sensor positioned on the marine vessel and configured to capture an image of a marine environment on or around the marine vessel, and a processor. The object detection system further includes an image scanning module executable on the processor that receives the image as input. ... Brunswick Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289688

Audio adaptor and method

An audio adaptor and method of communication is provided. The audio adaptor includes a first connector for connecting to a source of audio, a second connector for connecting to a telephone, a third connector for connecting to an audio output device, and a microcontroller. ... Brunswick Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170255201

Station keeping and waypoint tracking methods

A method for controlling movement of a marine vessel includes controlling a propulsion device to automatically maneuver the vessel along a track including a series of waypoints, and determining whether the next waypoint is a stopover waypoint at or near which the vessel is to electronically anchor. If the next waypoint is the stopover waypoint, a control module calculates a distance between the vessel and the stopover waypoint. ... Brunswick Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170255200

Vessel maneuvering methods and systems

A method for maneuvering a marine vessel powered by a propulsion system includes accepting inputs to an electronic navigation device and generating a desired track based on the inputs. The desired track includes a series of waypoints, each waypoint in the series of waypoints being associated with a respective heading. ... Brunswick Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170253314

Marine vessel station keeping systems and methods

A system for maintaining a marine vessel in a body of water at a selected position and orientation includes a global positioning system that determines a global position and heading of the vessel and a proximity sensor that determines a relative position and bearing of the vessel with respect to an object near the vessel. A controller operable in a station keeping mode is in signal communication with the gps and the proximity sensor. ... Brunswick Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170251134

Optical sensor systems and image processing methods for remote sensing

According to one embodiment, the present invention relates to (1) a sensor system configuration to record multi-level spatial and spectral information for creating high spatial resolution, large coverage, and high spectral resolution (hyperspectral) images, and (2) a multi-level spatial and spectral resolution sharpening method to create high spatial resolution, large coverage hyperspectral images.. . ... Brunswick Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170246496

Energy absorbing weight bar support assemblies for exercise equipment

A weight bar support assembly for safely supporting a weight bar on exercise equipment in the event the user cannot return the weight bar to its original position includes an attachment bracket and a weight support member forming a catch arm which is selectively engaged with and moved away from an upright of the exercise equipment. An energy absorbing arrangement is incorporated within either the attachment bracket or the weight support member, and is configured to cushion forces transmitted to the upright upon contact of the weight bar with the weight support member to prevent deformation and/or damage of the exercise equipment.. ... Brunswick Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170227015

Centrifugal pumps having anti-air-locking features

A centrifugal pump for pumping fluid includes a volute having an upstream inlet that receives the fluid and a downstream outlet that discharges the fluid. An impeller is disposed in the volute and comprises a plurality of impeller vanes. ... Brunswick Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170128763

Methods and apparatus to power an exercise machine

Methods and apparatus to power an exercise machine are disclosed herein. An example exercise machine includes a generator to convert movement of a moveable part of the exercise machine into electric power. ... Brunswick Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170073056

Drivetrain and transmission for marine propulsion device for preventing engine ingestion of water

A drivetrain for a marine propulsion device includes an engine driving a crankshaft in a first direction, and a driveshaft connected in torque-transmitting relationship with the crankshaft and supported for rotation about a driveshaft axis. The drivetrain further includes a propeller shaft rotatable about a propeller shaft axis. ... Brunswick Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170058211

Process for upgrading heavy hydrocarbon liquids

The present disclosure provides a process that employs glycerol and a catalyst for partial transformation of heavy petroleum oils to lighter hydrocarbon liquids under mild conditions without the need of external hydrogen gas. The process uses industrially produced glycerol to upgrade heavy crudes; hydrogenates aromatics to paraffin and/or olefins without the use of external hydrogen gas; operates at mild operating conditions; and employs inexpensive catalysts. ... Brunswick Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170019736

Audio adaptor and method

An audio adaptor and method of communication is provided. The audio adaptor includes a first connector for connecting to a source of audio, a second connector for connecting to a telephone, a third connector for connecting to an audio output device, and an attenuator connected to the first connector and the second connector. ... Brunswick Corporation








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