Patent Number: 7,708,610

Title: Rowing oar system with articulating handle

Abstract: An improved oar that has an oarlock assembly, which holds the main oar shaft and parallel link in line with each other while allowing them to pivot fore and aft and up and down; an oar shaft; a parallel link; and a knuckle. The knuckle positions the handle via a sleeve, and the parallel link that is positioned by a pivot on the end of an arm. Additionally, there is a universal joint between the oar shaft and the handle, in line with the parallel link pivot, that allows the blade to be feathered while keeping the handle perpendicular to the rowing shell at every point in the stroke.

Inventors: Horan; Richard (Belle Harbor, NY), Miller; Joel (Newton Center, MA)


International Classification: B63H 16/04 (20060101); B63H 16/10 (20060101); B63H 16/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018