Sail-equipped Vehicle Patents (Class 434/60)
  • Patent number: 9697738
    Abstract: Provided is a simulator device of a sailing boat including: a fixed structure, configured to support the simulator device on the ground, a support structure configured to firmly support the sailing boat, a rotatable connection means of the support structure to the fixed structure, configured to allow the rotation of the support structure around a substantially vertical axis and with respect to the fixed structure, and a tilting connection means of the support structure to the fixed structure, configured to allow the rotation or tilting of the support structure around a longitudinal axis, perpendicular to the vertical axis, wherein the tilting support includes an articulated quadrilateral including two lower hinges connected to a lower non-tilting element, two upper hinges connected to an upper tilting element, rods which connect said lower hinges to said upper hinges in an intersecting manner, and elastic contrast means of the tilting of said articulated quadrilateral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignees: ETS ELETTRONICA S.r.L.
    Inventor: Giovanni Ausenda
  • Publication number: 20140170601
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing data in a platform. A first permission level is identified for first data in the data generated by a source in the platform. A second permission level is identified for an intended recipient of the first data. The first data is modified to form second data in the data in which the second data has the second permission level. The second data is distributed to the intended recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: The Boeing Company
  • Publication number: 20110281244
    Abstract: A simulation apparatus (1) for sailing boat (30) comprising: a fixed structure (7) suitable to support the simulation apparatus (1) on the ground, a support device (3) suitable to support the sailing boat (30) and positioned on said fixed structure (7), said support device (3) being suitable to oscillate angularly about a longitudinal axis (3a), along a guide (4) and in opposition to opposing means (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: ETS ELETRONICA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giovanni Ausenda
  • Patent number: 7946964
    Abstract: One embodiment of a lateral roll simulating assembly is provided which is adapted to attach to existing rowing exercise machines. It permits the user to experience various levels of physiological disequilibrium when a lack of proper balance control induces a sideways tipping action during a rowing workout. This facilitates the desirable and advantageous development of correct proprioceptive balance response using appropriate core musculature while practicing the rowing motion on a suspended rowing exercise machine. The apparatus comprises two floor-mounted members secured to each end of a rowing exercise machine that support the rowing exercise machine in a suspended condition. This assembly simulates lateral instability around the metacenter of any of a variety of rowing shells on water by allowing the rowing exercise machine to roll freely around a variety of longitudinal axes. Other embodiments are described and shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventors: Anne G. Gothro, Kirby T. Myers
  • Patent number: 7846074
    Abstract: A recumbent exerciser includes a base, a right link and a left link are pivotably connected to the base and a right cam and a left cam are connected to the right link and the left link respectively. A right pedal and a left pedal are connected to two respective top ends of the right link and the left link, and a right swinging arm and a left swinging arm are connected to the right link and the left link. A resistance unit provides resistance to the right and left pedals and the right left swinging arms when the right and left cams are driven by operation of the user so as to exercise the user's hands and legs. The resistance unit is located remote from the seat so that the seat does not need to remove to maintain the resistance unit and the cams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Strength Master Fitness Tech. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shen-Yi Wu
  • Publication number: 20090119030
    Abstract: A force feedback and interactive system is provided in the present invention, wherein the force feedback and interactive system utilizes a mechanism for detecting weight or center of gravity and reacted force from an operator on a multi-axis motion platform, and a main controller which is a kernel of data processing and motion simulating of the multi-axis motion platform. Besides having complete mathematical simulation model for calculating reaction force variation according to the received operating command, force status and weight of the operator and having algorithm for simulating the motion of multi-axis motion platform so as to calculate the motion and instantaneous position of the multi-axis motion platform in space, the system can also provide function of force feedback for enhancing the virtual reality while being applied in various Human-Machine Interaction simulating field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventors: Ming-Chung Fang, Chung-Hung Lin, Ming-Wheng Lin, Chien-Chun Kuo, Yu-Shu Hsu
  • Publication number: 20040063076
    Abstract: An apparatus for the connection of cables comprises a container (1) into which cables (6) are inserted, and a number of nested, preferably hollow-walled cylindrical drums (2,3) disposed concentrically relative to a central axis (x). Each drum is displaceable along the central axis between a first position inside the container and a second position protruding outside the container. Each drum has been provided around its outside circumference with access apertures (7) behind which connection means have been located, which in the second position are accessible for the connection of inserted cables. Excess cable lengths required for displacement lie wound in hollow-walled spaces of the drums. Drum displacements (P1) are preferably accompanied by specific rotations (P2, P3) in a direction opposed to the winding direction of the excess cable lengths. Advantages: conveniently arranged connection of large number of cables with limited excess cable lengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventor: Wilhelmus Van Leest
  • Patent number: 6261100
    Abstract: An intermodal transportation simulation system comprising a ground transportation simulation node, a rail transportation simulation node, a maritime transportation simulation node and an air transportation simulation node. Each of these simulation nodes are interactive, interconnected and designed to provide a manned multi-sensory, e.g. visual, auditory, olfactory and tactile simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Dowling College
    Inventor: Clifford R. Bragdon
  • Patent number: 5904636
    Abstract: An exerciser a board disposed on a base. The board includes a front end and a rear end each being moved in a circular and reciprocating action and moved in an anti-symmetric way for allowing the board to move along a lateral 8-shaped moving path and for allowing the user to conduct surfing exercise at home. The board includes a front end pivotally coupled to a front shaft and includes a rear end pivotally coupled to a rear axle for allowing the front end and the rear end of the board each to move in the circular and reciprocating action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Inventor: Paul Chen
  • Patent number: 5863203
    Abstract: An intermodal transportation simulation system comprising a ground transportation simulation node, a rail transportation simulation node, a maritime transportation simulation node and an air transportation simulation node. Each of these simulation nodes are interactive, interconnected and designed to provide a manned multi-sensory, e.g. visual, auditory, olfactory and tactile simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Assignee: Dowling College
    Inventor: Clifford R. Bragdon
  • Patent number: 5458490
    Abstract: The SAVE SYSTEM TRAINER provides a multi-purpose, multi-functional simulated vehicular environments for both singular unit or integrated joint preparedness training of Amphibious Crew and Marine Troop (Expeditionary Forces) consisting of "Crew and Troop Readiness", "Safety", "Mobilization", "Communication", and "Navigation" as pertains to expeditionary tactical launching, maneuvering, landing and recovery, full scale testing and training applications.In addition, equal emphasis is given on expanding multiple functions of the SAVE SYSTEM TRAINER as a research, test, and development laboratory for the purpose of studying internal complexities of wet well transports and the effects caused by accelerated dynamic motion within this enclosed environment. Again, with a focus directed toward troop, crew, and equipment safety and efficiency in the most cost effective manner possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Inventor: Jacqueline Cabana
  • Patent number: 5030099
    Abstract: There is disclosed a new teaching aid and support device for use with a windsurfer rig, which rig usually includes a mast, a boom, a sail, and a universal joint. The teaching aid and support device comprises a stationary base member for supporting the windsurfer rig. The stationary base member is in the form of a shallow, inverted receptacle having a top planar surface and depending side walls which are arranged and constructed so that when the bottom edges of the sidewalls of the base member are placed on the ground the base member is securely and non-rotatably supported from the ground. The top planar surface of the base member has a suitable mast receiver opening whose vertical center line is near the geometrical center of the base member. The device also includes an arrangement for securing the mast to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Inventors: John E. Empie, Robert L. Grant
  • Patent number: 4906192
    Abstract: An educational device particularly for use as a ski trainer comprising a rig consisting of a baseboard on which a person under instruction stands on a pair of skis mounted on sensors arranged on the baseboard, the sensors being responsive to the weight, pressure, or movement of the person to produce output signals therefrom which are converted and computed in a data processing unit to provide a simulated trace of the weight, pressure or movement of the person or a simulated trajectory representing his skiing track on the screen of a visual display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Inventors: Michael A. Smithard, John H. Treadwell
  • Patent number: 4838540
    Abstract: A sailboard simulator has a movably supported simulated sailboard and devices for effective movement of simulation sailboard relative to its support. A mast extends upwardly from its sailboard and a wishbone is secured to the mast. The devices for effecting movement comprises of a pulling member flexibly connected to the mast at a point spaced from the mast and a device for displacing the pulling member to simulate the action of a sail on its mast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: Force 4 Enterprises Inc.
    Inventor: George Ouellet
  • Patent number: 4595366
    Abstract: A simulator including a pedestal in the form of a receptacle and a platform rotatably mounted on the pedestal. The platform includes means for receiving a sail mast. The rotation of the platform with respect to the pedestal is dampened by damping means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Inventor: Pierre Berger
  • Patent number: 4436513
    Abstract: A safer simulator for instructing free-sail system sailboarding consisting of a low to the ground disc-shaped deck with non-clogging casters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Inventor: Kenneth S. Darby
  • Patent number: 4426806
    Abstract: A remote controlled model landsailer includes a wheeled vehicle having a sail supported on a mast with a fixed rig position, in which realistic heeling is produced by an outrigger structure including a transversely-mounted resilient wire having wheels at either end thereof, with the elasticity of the wire providing for realistic heeling of the vehicle while at the same time preventing the vehicle capsizing. The model landsailer is remote controlled, in one embodiment, with a single remote control radio channel which is utilized to control the position of the nose wheel of a three-wheel support structure, with the single channel radio controlled operation permitting all sailing maneuvers including heading up, jibes, tacking, coming about and runs, and with the flexible wire outrigger providing realistic visual feedback to the operator of the radio control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1984
    Inventor: Lee M. Woodworth
  • Patent number: 4317570
    Abstract: A game in which players can engage in a simulated contest such as a sail boat race, a glider race or a snow buggy race, and having a set of cards layable side by side to define a course and simulated vehicles consistent with the type of race. The vehicles are moveable over the course in accordance with the particular rules of the race and the cards have markings thereon which indicate "conditions" that are likely to exist in the particular type of race.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1982
    Assignee: Brunton & Brunton Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert E. Brunton
  • Patent number: 4250635
    Abstract: A disk has imprinted around its outer periphery various sailboat trim conditions, from beat to run. In the central portion of the disk is an index in the shape of a boat hull. Between this index and the outer periphery of the disk in a rotatable annular index with arrows for indicating the wind direction. By maintaining the central index in alignment with the longitudinal axis of the sailboat hull and rotating the annular index so that it is aligned with the wind direction, one obtains from the outer periphery of the disk a reading which indicates the proper trim of the sailboat for that wind direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1981
    Inventor: Robert Princevalle