Resources Contact Us Home
Double hull amusement ride vehicle

Image Number 12 for United States Patent #5564984.

A vehicle that provides safe and stable transportation of passengers, yet allows passengers, including wheelchair-bound passengers, to quickly enter and exit the vehicle without climbing up or down and without stepping on the seats has been provided. The preferred embodiment of the vehicle of the present invention, which is towed by an underwater cable system, has a double hull construction with a fixed outer hull and a moveable inner hull or seating platform, which may be raised or lowered. In the ride dispatch area, the inner hull is raised so that the floor of the inner hull is even with that of the vehicle gunwales and the dispatch floor level. During the ride, the hull is lowered so that the floor of the inner hull is below the level of the vehicle gunwales, and thus the vehicle forms a secure and stable seating compartment configuration for the duration of the ride. The vehicle is further equipped to secure wheelchair-bound guests to the inner hull quickly and easily.

  Recently Added Patents
Methods, systems, and products for providing ring backs
Focus detection device and imaging apparatus having the same
Mobile terminal and method for displaying information
Coordinated multi-point transmission in a cellular network
Method of manufacturing nitride semiconductor and nitride semiconductor element
Vaccine composition against Streptococcus pyogenes
Image processing device, image processing method, and program
  Randomly Featured Patents
Steam iron
Photosensitive recording material, photosensitive recording medium, and process for producing hologram using this photosensitive recording medium
System and method for transferring electric energy to a vehicle
Apparatus and method for virtual address aliasing and multiple page size support in a computer system having a prevalidated cache
Image with depth of field using z-buffer image data and alpha blending
Modification of ballistic properties of HMX by spray drying
Plasticiser nails
Process for the preparation of epoxides by means of microorganisms
Patterned birefringent product