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8899158 Consist having self-powered tender car  
The disclosure is directed to a tender car for a consist. The tender car may have a frame, a truck configured to support the frame, and a wheel rotatably connected to the truck. The tender car may...
8826825 Article transport facility  
An article transport facility in which driving electric power can be supplied from an electricity supply line to an article transport vehicle so that it can travel through a crossing portion...
8448579 Article transport facility  
An article transport facility in which electricity can be supplied properly from an electricity supply line to a power receiving portion even in a curved portion of a predetermined travel path...
8291829 Motorized transport cart and associated part transport system and method  
A motorized transport cart and a system and method employing one or more of such carts. The carts may be used to transport assembly parts or other items of interest within a desired area. Each...
8027755 Transportation vehicle system and method for assigning travel path to transportation vehicle  
From among a plurality of interconnected segments of a travel route of a transportation vehicle, an operator manually assigns a plurality of segments that form a path for the transportation...
7178660 Workpiece transport system with independently driven platforms  
A manufacturing operation having a first production area, a second production area, and a plurality of platforms each having independently controllable drive assemblies for moving the platforms...
7156208 Stairlift  
A stair lift includes a lift assembly arranged to be driven along a rail. The lift assembly includes a chassis supporting a load bearing member such as a seat. The chassis is formed by a main...
6651566 Transportation system  
A transportation system includes a guideway lane and a power cable assembly extending along the guideway lane. The system further includes a vehicle configured to travel on the guideway lane. The...
6640958 Conveying device for persons, with directly driven step bodies and a step body for such a device  
A chain-free conveying device for persons has directly driven step bodies which run forward in one direction one after the other and run back more quickly thereunder. Each step body runs on...
6532405 Method for detecting a locked axle on a locomotive AC traction motor  
An exemplary embodiment of the invention is a method for detecting a potentially locked axle on a vehicle propelled by an AC motor. The method includes conducting a speed test by estimating axle...
6526702 Residential program deck  
A plurality of wheeled cabinets, including single-sided cabinets (20) and double-sided cabinets (21), is movably mounted upon fixed rail assemblies (90) and (90A). Each cabinet is fitted with an...
6418855 Industrial truck  
An industrial truck (1) is driven by a friction drive (7) acting on a rail (6). For this purpose, the industrial truck (1) stands on the underlying surface by way of a front steering-roller pair...
6378442 Car body  
A roof-mounted container with a base frame where electrical apparatuses can be mounted; at least one hood can be set on the base frame. Electrical apparatuses can be mounted and wired in such a...
6252316 Coil apparatus for a linear-motor railway system  
A coil apparatus for a linear-motor railway system comprises six superconductive coils mounted on a bogie of a vehicle at a predetermined pitch such that N and S poles are alternately formed;...
6220173 Trolley for rail tracks that are branched by means of switch points  
The invention concerns a trolley for rail tracks (3) that are branched by means of switch points. To avoid a switch point jam, while simultaneously saving power and maintenance effort, the trolley...
6215220 Direct-drive model railroad motor  
A motor comprising an axle adapted to rotate about an axis; a wound armature fixed to and concentric with the axis; two segmented wheel commutators adapted to conduct electricity across a set of...
6138575 Floor transport system with rail-mounted floor transport vehicles  
A floor transport system with a rail guided floor transport vehicle and a guide rail system is recessed in the floor or ground plane and has a slotted track channel for guiding the vehicle along a...
6129025 Traffic/transportation system  
In a transportation/logistics system in which a pallet/vehicle with an automobile/container mounted/fixed thereon travels, a normal steering operation is carried out by changing the direction of...
5816169 Model monorail system  
A model monorail system having at least one engine and at least one car coupled thereto, both being configured to move along a single upper rail member that is supported in an elevated position by...
5775227 Electric vehicle transport system  
An electric vehicle transport system makes conventional electric vehicles practical for cross-country or inter-city travel, and greatly decreases air pollution caused by emissions from combustion...
5740741 Method and apparatus for conveying an article on a vehicle  
The present invention is a method and apparatus for conveying an article on a loading platform of a vehicle by installing sensor switches on the top surface of the loading platform so that the...
5632207 Conveying system  
A conveying system is provided for moving a pallet along straight and curved paths. The conveying system includes a track on which the pallet is mounted for movement by a motor driven roller which...
5619078 Primary inductive pathway  
A primary inductive track or path 450 for a resonant inductive power distribution system is made up from a number of modules 453, each supplied as a pre-built and substantially pre-tuned segment...
5595121 Amusement ride and self-propelled vehicle therefor  
The present invention provides an amusement ride having a self-propelled electric powered ride vehicle capable of maximum acceleration of about 0.3 to as much as about 1.1 G's in either direction...
5511487 Transport system with electric movers  
A transport system having (i) electrical movers for moving in a travel direction along a guide rail, each having (a) a drive wheel, (b) a brakeless electric motor for rotating the drive wheel, (c)...
5509492 Drive including an external rotor motor for a vehicle wheel  
A compact, low maintenance, simple-design drive motor (1) for a vehicle wheel (2), rotatably mounted on a running gear (8), is obtained by virtue of the fact that an external rotor motor (1) is...
5450796 Transport system with electric rail cars  
A transport system having a first electric rail car adapted to be propelled over a guide rail, a rail car stopping device being disposed separately from the first rail car along the guide rail,...
5373791 Toy wheel  
A toy wheel for a model electric train is provided which is formed of two parts axially arranged next to each other. One part of the wheel has a rolling face having a high coefficient of friction...
5289778 Automated electric transportation system  
An automated electric transportation system which has an electrically driven vehicle (30) including onboard energy storage (34), combined road wheels (56) and rail wheels (58) along with manual...
5211115 Transporting device  
A transporting device has at least one autonomous workpiece carrier provided with an electric device and a drive control, and a path system provided with a plurality of stations. The workpiece...
5174215 Power collection system for transportation systems  
A power collection system for a transportation system with a vehicle and a guideway includes a stator winding disposed in the guideway for generating a traveling magnetic field which propagates in...
5115747 Free transfer machine with independent motorized carriages and battery recharging at work stations  
The present invention relates to a free transfer machine equipped with independent motorized carriages. Each carriage comprises a variable speed motor, a rechargeable battery connected to contact...
4958575 Transit vehicle apparatus and method for solar induction monorails  
A transportation system including a solar energy collecting monorail structure formed with a photovoltaic surface layer having a solar energy converting means for converting the collected solar...
4951574 Conveyor system using automotive cart  
A conveyor system comprises a conveyor rail and an automotive cart which travels along the conveyor rail. The automotive cart obtains power for travel from power supply rails installed in the...
4781119 Solar-rapid rail mass transit system  
A solar-powered rapid transit system is provided, which travels suspended above ground along a horizontal rail, supported by vertical/horizontal supports. The guide rail is basically a...
4744307 Safety floor  
A safety floor for a mobile storage system includes one or more flat panels having end brackets that overlie horizontal support surfaces on the system rails. The brackets define longitudinal...
4733616 Track-bound selfpropelled car conveyor  
My conveyor comprises an associated track-bound car including a drive motor supplied with drive current by current-carrying rails, a container, and a cover for the conveyor, as well as a track on...
4637494 Apparatus for moving carriages along ladders  
A carriage carrying a robot, a television camera, etc. is moved along a ladder having spaced ledges. The carriage has a number of gripper units moved in the direction of movement of the carriage...
4632038 Monorail vehicular system  
A monorail vehicular system is provided, which uses an elevated track of multipiece construction, with a central electrically insulated panel having a supporting lower metal rail, which acts as...
4567334 Suspended combined electric current collection and traction systems  
A track for a suspended combined electric current collection and traction system including a base (22) and a resilient shield (26, 28) together defining an elongate space divided into two halves...
4459438 Apparatus comprising a track and articles for movement therealong  
A combination of a track formed from sections which are joined one to another with articles such as toy vehicles for movement therealong is provided in which the power for movement of the articles...
4322772 Rapid transit system transient voltage suppression apparatus  
A transient voltage suppression apparatus is disclosed for application in conjunction with a power supply line to protect the chopper thyristor in the transit vehicle propulsion motor control...
4307922 Movable storage system  
A movable storage system having a plurality of storage units disposed side-by-side and movable relative to each other to selectively open access paths between selected pairs of units. In response...
4278381 Pallet shuttle system  
A shuttle rail assembly, capable of carrying a pair of pallets to which workpieces are fixtured, is mounted on a wheeled vehcile movable along a pair of tracks extending adjacent machine tools and...
4176609 Electric transportation system  
A transportation system that uses bus-like tire vehicles that travel in an express trackway between the suburbs and the city. The bus-like vehicles also have the capability of driving on...
4090452 Power rail, control signal rail and guide beam arrangement for a transporting system  
A power and control signal rail arrangement is disclosed for at least one transportation vehicle directed along a roadway by guide wheels depending from the vehicle and which follow a guide beam...
4039040 Storage assemblies  
A storage assembly in which a row of storage units, such as racks, are movable between fixed limits along the length of the row in either of two opposite directions so that a gangway can be...
3957323 Storage means with sequentially shiftable units  
A series of storage stacks, such as bookcases, are mounted on a track with controlled power means for moving them to provide a single aisle between any two stacks. The remaining stacks are in...
3946836 Elevator system having co-moving and short-length annular-belt for suspending and propelling the carriage  
An elevator system with a carriage for moving a payload such as personnel or cargo traversely along a vertically lofty silo or other vertically elongated structural environment, the elevator...
3940680 A.C. - D.C. power converter for D.C. load  
A power converter which can operate with both a D.C. power source and an A.C. power source for supplying electric power to a D.C. load such as a D.C. motor. The power converter comprises...

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