Resources Contact Us Home
Contoured variably tensionable soft membrane ride surface for ride attraction

Image Number 3 for United States Patent #7547255.

A ride surface for water ride attractions and the like is provided. The ride surface is fabricated from a reinforced membrane material tensioned over a supporting framework. The tensioned membrane ride surface serves the dual role of providing structural support for water flow and riders thereon while at the same time providing an impact safe surface that is non-injurious to riders who may fall thereon. The tensioned membrane can be adjusted actively and/or passively in order to accommodate different and varied ride experiences. Optionally, the shape of the membrane ride surface can be changed either dynamically or passively by special tensioning techniques and/or by using auxiliary support structures such as air bladders, pressure/suction, foam supports or/or the like.

  Recently Added Patents
Nonvolatile semiconductor storage device and a manufacturing method thereof
Faucet handle
Methods and apparatus for low power out-of-band communications
Method and apparatus for closed-loop control of anti-tachyarrhythmia pacing using hemodynamic sensor
Liposomes with improved drug retention for treatment of cancer
Distributed image acquisition, storage, and backup system
Touch screen guitar
  Randomly Featured Patents
Composite article, alloy and method
Cookie filling cream
Machine for printing different colors simultaneously by the offset method
Head and apparatus for the linear dimension checking of mechanical pieces
Perfectly secure authorization and passive identification with an error tolerant biometric system
Luminescent screen excitable with energy-rich radiation
Dual-web offset printing press and method for printing dual webs
Method of purifying brine used in electrolysis by the amalgam process
Dynamic switching system for switching between event driven interfaces in response to switching bit pattern including in data frame in a data communications network
Apparatus for applying a non-woven web to a concurrently moving carrier web