Secondary lift for magnetically levitated vehicles
Electromagnetic transportation system
High-speed ground transportation system
Rapid transit system
Electromagnetic transportation system for manned space travel
ApplicationNo. 499604 filed on 02/07/2000
US Classes:104/138.1, TUBULAR WAY104/27, TERMINALS AND STATIONS104/28, Passenger104/139, TRUCK IN CONDUIT104/282, Propulsion means employed to suspend car104/283By permanent magnets only
ExaminersPrimary: Morano, S. Joseph
Assistant: Jules, Frantz F.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassB61B 013/00
AbstractA ground-based capsule pipeline with greatly improved speed, energy efficiency, and cost for transportation of freight and/or people. Passive magnetic levitation is used to suspend inert, rugged capsules within an air-evacuated pipeline, where they are propelled by a linear motor. Permanent magnet pole arrays incorporated in the capsules interact with inductively-enhanced conductive loops on the interior of the pipeline to produce a low "take-off" speed, high lift, and a high lift-drag ratio.
Field of SearchLinear motor
Propulsion by active guideway; e.g., linear synchronous motor, etc.
MAGNETICALLY SUSPENDED CAR
Propulsion means employed to suspend car
By permanent magnets only
TRUCK IN CONDUIT
Internal service device
Including means to sense or control car position or attitude with respect to guideway
Load propelled as the reactive means in a linear motor or moving magnetic field