Chutes Patents (Class 104/69)
  • Patent number: 3970300
    Abstract: A plurality of longitudinally extending straight and curved, slide segments, the upper ends of consecutive ones of which are overlapped by the lower ends of the preceding segment to define a continuous, sledding run having a predetermined configuration, including straight and curved portions. Each segment is of generally trough-like configuration and has a cross-sectional configuration comprising a shallow, concave central sled-supporting portion terminating in convex side rail portions. The convex side rail portions have a generally inverted U-shape cross section with depending flanges extending integrally and downwardly from the outer portion thereof. Butt straps removably fastened to the depending flanges interconnect each slide segment to an underlying support. The underlying supports consist of universally mounted and adjustable struts each having a tube-shaped rail insertable in the inverted U-shape of the slide rail portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1976
    Assignee: Demag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Karl Freiherr von Wendt, Klaus Becker
  • Patent number: 3949680
    Abstract: A vehicle track and vehicle of the same general class of vehicles which includes toboggans, bobsleds, roller coasters, and other free-falling vehicles. The track includes a multiplicity of longitudinally joined, juxtaposed track sections and stanchions for supporting the section at selected elevations above the ground. Each section further includes a rigid supporting frame extending between adjacent stanchions and a pair of generally parallel, spaced-apart rails secured to the frame in a vertically spaced-apart relationship thereto. The frame and rails define therebetween an elongated channel. The vehicle includes an enclosure dimensioned to accomodate at least one person and to be received within the aforementioned channel. A plurality of wheels are rotatably mounted to the vehicle and in rolling engagement with the rails by means of axles secured to the vehicle at points above the bottom of the vehicle enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1976
    Inventor: Howard E. Doughty