Patents Assigned to Antonio Zamperla S.p.A.
  • Patent number: 10814829
    Abstract: A passenger restraint device for amusement rides and a method for retaining at least one passenger by means of the restraint device. The device comprises at least one restraint element provided with at least one contact surface intended to be placed in contact with at least one part of the body of a passenger. The restraint element is movable between at least one open position, in which the restraint element is not in contact with the passenger and at least one closed position in which the restraint element is in contact with at least one part of the passenger's body. The restraint element comprises at least one sensor to detect a contact between the restraint element and at least one part of the body of the passenger, preferably a contact with a passenger's thighs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ANTONIO ZAMPERLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Zamperla
  • Patent number: 10265632
    Abstract: Amusement device comprising a base structure (2), an arm (3) constrained at least rotationally to said base structure (2), a rotating structure (4) provided with at least one vehicle (8) and rotatably constrained, with respect to one end of said arm, around a rotation axis (R), and movement means (6) for moving the arm between at least a first load position in which passengers are loaded, and a second rotation position of the rotating structure (4). The arm comprises at least two portions (31, 32) mutually movable, and in the load position, the arm portions are completely comprised in a cylinder (C) having an axis that is said rotation axis (R), and having a radius that is the distance from the vehicle to the rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ANTONIO ZAMPERLA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Claudio Soriani
  • Patent number: 10065123
    Abstract: An amusement ride (1) and a method for its operation are disclosed. The amusement ride comprises a track (10) along which at least one vehicle (50) is movable, and at least one station (2) for the embarkation and/or disembarkation of passengers. The station comprises at least one platform (3) arranged above a portion of said track (10) in correspondence of the station (2), and the platform comprises an opening (S) for the transit of the vehicle (50) in the station. At least one floor element (20a, 20b, 20c) is arranged in at least one first position in which said floor element closes the opening (S) and is movable from the at least one first position to at least one second position to allow the transit of said vehicle (50) in the station (2). Returning means (25) are configured to move the at least one floor element (20a, 20b, 20c) from the at least one second position back to the at least one first position in which said floor element closes the opening (S).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ANTONIO ZAMPERLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Zamperla
  • Patent number: 10016690
    Abstract: A vehicle (6) for rotating carousel (1) is described, comprising means (8) movable by at least one passenger at a detectable speed, means (13) for detecting said speed of said movable means (8) and generating a corresponding signal and means (14, 15) for controlling the lifting of the vehicles (6) as a function of the activation and/or the speed of the movable means (8), characterized in that said movable means (8) are hand-operable means (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ANTONIO ZAMPERLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Zamperla
  • Patent number: 10016692
    Abstract: It is disclosed a water amusement ride (1) comprising at least one vehicle (2) comprising means (6) for accommodating at least one passenger, a container (10) for storing water having an opening (10a) to define a water surface (S). The vehicle (2) is movable between a raised position (RP) with respect to the water surface (S), and a stop position (SP), in which at least part of the vehicle is submerged in the water. The ride further comprises lifting means (30) to move the vehicle from the stop position to the raised position, and wherein the vehicle (2) moved from the raised position (RP) towards said stop position (SP) is decelerated by the contact with water in said container (10) to reach the stop position (SP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ANTONIO ZAMPERLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Zamperla
  • Patent number: 9962617
    Abstract: Amusement device (1) comprising a platform (2) riding on a track (3), said platform being provided with at least one arm (4), moveably connected to said platform, to rotate about a pivot (7) with respect to said platform, from a first position (P1) to at least one second position (P2), at least when a centrifugal force acts on said arm, and a compartment (5) for housing one or more passengers, integral with or connected to said at least one moveable arm, characterized in that said platform comprises means (6) for stably restoring said at least one arm (4) in said first position (P1) at least when said centrifugal force no longer acts on said moveable arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ANTONIO ZAMPERLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Zamperla
  • Patent number: 9914428
    Abstract: A passenger restraint device for amusement rides and a method for retaining at least one passenger by means of the restraint device. The device comprises at least one restraint element provided with at least one contact surface intended to be placed in contact with at least one part of the body of a passenger. The restraint element is movable between at least one open position, in which the restraint element is not in contact with the passenger and at least one closed position in which the restraint element is in contact with at least one part of the passenger's body. The restraint element comprises at least one sensor to detect a contact between the restraint element and at least one part of the body of the passenger, preferably a contact with a passenger's thighs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: ANTONIO ZAMPERLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Zamperla
  • Patent number: 9802131
    Abstract: An amusement ride includes a plurality of main arms which are moved by at least one motor along a circular path about a central rotation axis arranged substantially vertical to the ground, or to a platform. The main arms are rotatable about a rotation axis so that a first portion, which extends with respect to the rotation axis, can be raised or lowered with respect to the ground. The ride further includes at least one seat for at least one rider connected to the first portion of the main arm, at least one movable aerodynamic surface, and a control device for modifying the angle of incidence of the aerodynamic surface with respect to the air flow impacting it during the rotation of the main arm about the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ANTONIO ZAMPERLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Zamperla
  • Patent number: 8721463
    Abstract: A roundabout for performing acrobatic figures such as barrel roll comprises a main arm rotatable around a central axis A and having a longitudinal axis C, a second arm rotatable about an axis of rotation B perpendicular to the longitudinal axis C of the main arm, and a vehicle fixed on the second arm at a distance from the axis of rotation B of the second arm and having a longitudinal axis z directed radially towards the axis of rotation B. The vehicle is fixed to the second arm so that its position with respect to the second arm does not change during the operation of the roundabout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Antonio Zamperla S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fiorella Viarana
  • Patent number: 8308232
    Abstract: A seat for amusement apparatus including a support and means for immobilizing the user on the support. The immobilizing means comprise at least one support in front of the user and opposing means suitable for acting on the user's back. The opposing means comprises an arm which can move between a lowered position in which the user can sit down on the support and a raised position in which one end of the arm abuts against the user's back. The seat may optionally have a motorcycle shape and include handlebars and retractable leg extensions projecting from each side of the seat for maintaining a user's legs in a crouched motorcycle riding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Antonio Zamperla S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Zamperla, Antonio Nardin
  • Publication number: 20120111222
    Abstract: An amusement device includes at least one platform movable with respect to a fixed chassis, in which the at least one platform includes at least one compartment to accommodate one or more passengers. The at least one compartment has no seating and includes an arrangement for manually supporting the one or more passengers who are disposed standing freely inside the at least one compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: ANTONIO ZAMPERLA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Giambattista Zambelli, Fiorella Viarana
  • Patent number: 7846032
    Abstract: An amusement ride includes a central unit that rotates about a central axis and a plurality of carriages positioned circumferentially around and pivotably coupled to the central unit. The amusement ride further includes an arrangement for inducing the plurality of carriages to oscillate in a substantially vertical direction as the carriages revolve around the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Antonio Zamperla S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Zamperla, Antonio Nardin
  • Patent number: 7762895
    Abstract: An amusement apparatus includes at least a pair of interconnected platforms configured to move on a track. A seat may be connected to at least one of the platforms and may include, for example, a support and an immobilization device for immobilizing the user on the support suitable for acting on the user's back. The seat may optionally have a motorcycle shape and may include handlebars and retractable leg extensions projecting from each side of the seat for maintaining a user's legs in a crouched motorcycle riding position. At least one of the platforms may include a bridging portion to bridge a gap between the platforms during, for example, loading and unloading of the amusement apparatus with riders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Antonio Zamperla S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Zamperla, Antonio Nardin
  • Patent number: 7722469
    Abstract: Amusement apparatus which permits unusual compactness and easy transportation comprises a vehicle for accommodating users, the vehicle being suitable for following a path in space which comprises a component due to oscillation about a center of instantaneous rotation and a component due to rotation about an axis oriented variously in space. The vehicle is supported on a support structure comprising two rails the shape of which defines the shape of the component due to oscillation of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Antonio Zamperla S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giambattista Zambelli, Alberto Comand
  • Patent number: D616055
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Antonio Zamperla S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Zamperla, Mario Boifava
  • Patent number: D769999
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ANTONIO ZAMPERLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Roberto Serventi
  • Patent number: D865100
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: ANTONIO ZAMPERLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Cesar Arroyo Horcajada
  • Patent number: D867510
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ANTONIO ZAMPERLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Mario Boifava
  • Patent number: D905143
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ANTONIO ZAMPERLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Zamperla
  • Patent number: D923736
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ANTONIO ZAMPERLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Zamperla