Patents by Inventor Elmar B. Fuchs

Elmar B. Fuchs has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5626078
    Abstract: A cable car system has a suspension and traction cable carrying passenger rriers, such as lift chairs. The cable is guided around two deflection pulleys. A conveyor device conveys passengers from an entrance gate to a boarding point at which the passengers board to carriers. The opening of the entrance gate and the conveyor device are controlled with a central control unit. The central control unit receives signals from various sensors, such as a signal transducer which is tripped when a passenger carrier passes by, and a speed transducer which measures the speed of the suspension and traction cable. A measuring instrument provides information with regard to the distance traversed by a specific passenger carrier which has tripped the signal transducer. The entrance gate is opened by the central control unit as a function of the output signal of the signal transducer and of the measuring instrument, and further on condition that at least one passenger is present at the gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Konrad Doppelmayr & Sohn Maschinenfabrik Gesellschaft mbh & Co. KG
    Inventor: Elmar B. Fuchs
  • Patent number: 5024162
    Abstract: A cable railway installation comprising cable return disks (2) arranged at he bottom and top stations, at least one of which disks (2) is driven, and comprising a carrying and hauling cable (3) arranged around the cable return disks (2) and guided over guide or deflecting rolls (12) for moving transportation means, such as seats (5). The cable return disk (2) forms the rotor of the drive motor, especially a reluctance motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1991
    Assignee: Konrad Doppelmayr & Sohn Maschinenfabrik Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ernst Nigg, Elmar B. Fuchs