Abstract: A spinning ride system adapted to convert kinetic energy to electrical energy onboard each of its vehicles. The system includes a passenger vehicle with a chassis for receiving a passenger. The system includes a ride structure including a support arm supporting the passenger vehicle, and the ride structure moves the support arm along a ride path. The system includes a mounting sleeve statically attached to the chassis and pivotally coupled to the support arm. A user input mechanism is attached to the mounting sleeve adapted to receive user input forces to cause the chassis to have movements relative to the support arm. The system includes an electrical component provided on or in the chassis and includes a kinetic energy conversion assembly with an electrical generator converting kinetic energy of the chassis during the movements (e.g., spinning) to electrical energy used to power the electrical component.
March 6, 2020
Date of Patent:
May 11, 2021
Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Guillermo L. Herrejon, Robert A. Sebesta
Abstract: Body exercisers, usable in a plurality of modifications, encouraging exercising on sports training devices through users' emotional stimulation and intended for group exercising, games and team contests. Prior art training devices and/or any modifications of prior art training devices are used as components of a whole training device assembly, comprising: supporting resilient elements; supporting structure including a number of radially arranged and rigidly interconnected cantilever beams; training devices, each mounted on one of said radially arranged cantilever beams; an indicator of team actions' efficiency, mounted on said rigid supporting structure, visualizing the team's work quality: the velocity and the amplitude of participants' movements, and the coordination of team members' actions.