I have quite a few patents. Its been a fun exercise but I don't think this one is worth the investment in terms of patent. There are a lot of solutions out there but none are specific to FC-470's so the best reason to make one as far as I can tell is to make it fit specifically to the particular transom thickness and shaft length requirements of a FC-470. The nicest one I found was made by a guy named Tom C a few years ago called TSG Jack plates but he no longer makes them. Here's a link
. His design is much better than mine because it provides a much higher range of adjustment. My design as is, if I choose to have the motor bolted through the transom will only provide 0.91" range of adjustment so at that point you can ask yourself if it's worth the effort to make it adjustable to begin with.