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Title: US5623878: Dynamic ride vehicle
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Baxter, Anthony W.; Anaheim Hills, CA
Fink, David G.; Glendale, CA
Redmann, William G.; Moorpark, CA
Snoddy, Jon H.; Pasadena, CA
Spencer, II, David W.; Saugus, CA
Watson, Scott F.; Glendale, CA

Assignee: The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, CA
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Published / Filed: 1997-04-29 / 1995-11-16

Application Number: US1995000559569

IPC Code: Advanced: A63G 1/30; A63G 7/00; A63G 21/04; A63G 21/08; A63G 21/12; A63G 31/02; A63G 31/16; B61B 13/00; G09B 9/02;
Core: A63G 1/00; A63G 21/00; A63G 31/00; more...
IPC-7: A63G 25/00;

ECLA Code: A63G1/30; A63G7/00; A63G21/04; A63G21/08; A63G21/12; A63G31/16; G09B9/02;

U.S. Class: Current: 104/085; 104/053; 104/154; 180/165; 472/043; 472/059; 472/064;
Original: 104/085; 104/053; 104/154; 472/043; 472/059; 472/064; 180/165;

Field of Search: 104/053,83,85,154,289,296 434/037,55,58 472/043,57,59,64,135 180/165

Priority Number:
1995-11-16  US1995000559569
1993-08-19  US1993000109175

Abstract:     A dynamic ride vehicle for executing a sequence of distinct motion patterns and for providing unique ride experiences in an amusement park attraction or other environment includes a movable chassis and a body having a passenger seating area. A motion apparatus, including computer controlled actuators, imparts motion to the body along a plurality of axes independent of any motion of the chassis as it moves along a path. As the vehicle travels along the path, articulation of the body and appropriate steering of the vehicle enables the vehicle to execute, in cooperation with the motion apparatus, a sequence of distinct motion patterns. Execution of the motion patterns enhances the passengers' sensation of vehicle movement that is actually taking place, as well as the sensation of a realistic moving ride vehicle experience that is actually not happening.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Pretty, Schroeder, Brueggemann & Clark ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Morano, S. Joseph;

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Parent Case:     This application is a continuation of application Ser. No. 08/109,175, filed Aug. 19, 1993 which application is now abandoned.

Designated Country: CH DE FR IT LI  EP JP 

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We claim:     1. A dynamic ride vehicle that carries a passenger and that moves along a path through an environment external to the vehicle, comprising:
  • (a) a chassis that selectively moves the vehicle along the path with respect to the environment;
  • (b) a body that carries the passenger and that permits viewing by the passenger of the environment;
  • (c) a motion apparatus connecting the body to the chassis and permitting at least one degree of controlled motion of the body independent of motion of the chassis; and
  • (d) a programmable controller that controls the motion of the body and the motion of the chassis and the relative motion between the body and the chassis.


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Other Abstract Info: DERABS G95-098602

Other References:
  • Doron Precision Systems, Inc., (1) "From Rollercoasters To Road Races . . . With SR2, You'd Swear You're Really There?," [1 page] (2) SR2 Specifications, [1 page] (3) Doron Simulator Hydraulic Motion Sysem Operational Specifications, [6 pages] (4) Photos of Motion Base and SR2 [2 pages].


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