Navico Inc. | Date: 2015-05-19
Computer software and hardware in the field of marine electronic devices and control modules for operating with marine electronic sonar, marine radar and marine electronic navigational display radios, namely, Global Positioning and Mapping Systems (GPS); software for wireless marine multi-function display viewing and control and wireless interface to marine multi-function display control device; downloadable mobile applications for marine multi-function display viewing and control by mobile devices including computers, tablet computers, smartphones and other wireless telecommunication devices using short range connectivity, broadband, and/or long range connectivity.
Navico Inc. | Date: 2015-10-05
Navico Inc. | Date: 2012-12-31
Described herein are implementations of various technologies for a method and apparatus for providing marine electronic data. In one implementation, a screen may display marine electronic data. A cursor may be provided that is movable by placement of a finger over the cursor. A request to display the cursor at a position such that the cursor is not obstructed from view by the finger may be received. The requested cursor may be displayed at the position on the screen.
Navico Inc. | Date: 2012-09-26
A downscan imaging sonar utilizes a linear transducer element to provide improved images of the sea floor and other objects in the water column beneath a vessel. A transducer array may include a plurality of transducer elements and each one of the plurality of transducer elements may include a substantially rectangular shape configured to produce a sonar beam having a beamwidth in a direction parallel to longitudinal length of the transducer elements that is significantly less than a beamwidth of the sonar beam in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal length of the transducer elements. The plurality of transducer elements may be positioned such that longitudinal lengths of at least two of the plurality of transducer elements are parallel to each other. The plurality of transducer elements may also include at least a first linear transducer element, a second linear transducer element and a third linear transducer element.
Navico Inc. | Date: 2012-02-10
A sonar transducer assembly includes a housing mountable to a water craft capable of traversing a surface of a body of water. The sonar transducer assembly includes a linear downscan transmit/receive transducer element positioned within the housing, aimed downwardly, and configured to transmit sonar pulses in the form of a fan-shaped beam perpendicular to a plane of the surface of the water, and further configured to receive sonar returns from the sonar pulses and convert sound energy of the sonar returns into downscan sonar return data. The sonar transducer assembly also includes at least one sidescan receive-only transducer element positioned within the housing, aimed outwardly and downwardly, and configured to receive sonar returns from the sonar pulses and convert sound energy of the sonar returns into sidescan sonar return data.