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Title: US5551920: Motion base
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Ogden, Andrew M.; Pasadena, CA
Burkat, Alexander; Placentia, CA
Snoddy, Jon H.; Pasadena, CA
Fritz, Edward; Valencia, CA

Assignee: The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, CA
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Published / Filed: 1996-09-03 / 1994-06-28

Application Number: US1994000267787

IPC Code: Advanced: A63G 31/16; G09B 9/02;
Core: A63G 31/00; more...
IPC-7: A63G 31/16;

ECLA Code: A63G31/16; G09B9/02;

U.S. Class: Current: 472/059; 434/055; 472/130;
Original: 472/059; 472/130; 434/055;

Field of Search: 472/059,57,130,136,137,36,40 434/055,59

Priority Number:
1994-06-28  US1994000267787

Abstract: A motion base for an apparatus for subjecting a user to sensory experience is provided. The motion base has a motion generator for moving a platform about at least one axis of rotation. The platform supports the user such that the user's center of gravity is substantially coincident with the center of rotation of the platform. The active elements of the motion generator are separate from the elements that support the weight of the apparatus and the user.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Fish & Neave ; Ingerman, Jeffrey H. ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Nguyen, Kien T.;

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First Claim:
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What is claimed is:     1. A motion base for apparatus for subjecting a user to a sensory experience, said motion base comprising:
  • a platform having an upper surface for supporting said user;
  • a first lower arcuate bearing portion having a first center and a first radius for supporting said platform for rotation about at least a first axis, said first arcuate bearing portion comprising a first pair of arcuate rails defined by longitudinally spaced apart radii of a first right circular cylinder having a longitudinal axis extending in a first direction;
  • a second lower arcuate bearing portion having a second center and a second radius for supporting said platform for rotation about at least a second axis, said second arcuate bearing portion comprising a second pair of arcuate rails defined by longitudinally spaced apart radii of a second right circular cylinder having a longitudinal axis extending in a second direction substantially orthogonal to said first direction; and
  • a motion generator for moving said platform about at least one axis of rotation; wherein:
    • a lower surface of said platform bears on said first pair of arcuate rails; and
    • lower surfaces of said first pair of arcuate rails bear on said second pair of arcuate rails.


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