Yamaha Motor has been granted a patent for a rescue network system for watercraft. The system includes a transmitter, receiver, output, and controller to transmit distress signals and emergency information between watercraft in distress situations. GlobalData’s report on Yamaha Motor gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Yamaha Motor, Battery EV scooters was a key innovation area identified from patents. Yamaha Motor's grant share as of February 2024 was 53%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Rescue network system for watercraft emergency distress signals

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Yamaha Motor Co Ltd

The granted patent (Publication Number: US11919613B2) describes a system for watercraft that includes a transmitter to send distress signals, a receiver to receive distress signals from other watercraft, and a controller to output emergency information when distress signals are received. The system also includes an emergency sensor to detect the watercraft's emergency state, allowing for automatic distress signal transmission when necessary. Additionally, the system can switch between automatic and manual distress signal transmission based on input operations.

Furthermore, the system includes a position sensor to provide the watercraft's position data when distress signals are transmitted. The emergency information outputted by the system includes the position of the watercraft sending distress signals. The patent also details a rescue network system for multiple watercraft, where each watercraft has its own distress signal transmitter, receiver, output for emergency information, and controller. This network allows for the exchange of distress signals and emergency information between different watercraft, enhancing safety and coordination during rescue operations.

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