Everglades Granted Patent for 340DC Windshield
Everglades added another feather to their cap when the USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office) granted their patent request for the 340DC’s forward sliding windshield on April 2nd. “This motorized windshield design is unique in the industry,” Design Engineering Manager Ron Neal said. “It is another innovation that sets us apart from our competition.”
Everglades now holds a total of 5 patents, including ones for the original sliding windshield, the secondary navigation station, and the Rapid Molded Core Assembly Process, (RAMCAP) which comprises the core of every Everglades model.
Did You Know?
- There are three types of patents: plant, utility, and design.
- George Washington signed the first patent in 1910. Since then, more than 10 million have been issued by the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
- Thomas Edison, inventor of the incandescent lightbulb and the phonograph, held an incredible 1,093 patents.
- Abraham Lincoln is the only president to hold a patent; it was granted to him for his work studying the buoyancy of boats in shallow water.
The newly-patented windshield was just one of the 340’s many features highlighted in a recent BoatTest.com video. So what was some of the highest praise the test captain, Steve Larivee, had for our dual console? “Virtually everything about her is done right…she’s clearly built to last.” You can see the video on our Everglades’ Facebook page, BoatTest.com’s Vimeo Page, or Everglades’ DC playlist on YouTube.
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