Global Patent Index - EP 1088729 A1

EP 1088729 A1 2001-04-04 - Constrained guide urban transport system

Title (en)

Constrained guide urban transport system

Title (de)

Zwangsgeführtes Nahverkehrssystem

Title (fr)

Système de transport urbain avec guidage forcé

Publication

EP 1088729 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00203340 A

Priority

IT MI992050 A

Abstract (en)

A constrained guide urban transport system (11), including numerous stations among which at least one ring-closed guide (14) is located which supports the mutually spaced vehicles (12). A cable (15) runs along the guide (14) which is driven in translation by a winch (16) placed within a tractor station and sent to a transmission station. Along each runway all of the stations have acceleration or deceleration conveyors (18) in order to accelerate the vehicles (12) leaving the stations to bring them to a synchronous speed with a cable speed (15) and in order to brake the vehicles (12) arriving into the station to a minimum speed or to a halt, to allow for the passengers of the vehicles (12) to get on and/or off. The vehicles (12) have clamps (17) aimed at grasping the cable (15) when the vehicle (12) moves away from the station and moves towards another station and aimed at releasing the cable (15) when the vehicle (12) moves towards a station and is led by the acceleration or deceleration conveyors (18). <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B61B 9/00; B61L 3/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B61B 9/00 (2006.01); B61L 3/00 (2006.01); B61L 23/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B61L 23/005 (2013.01); B61B 9/00 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

None

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EPO simple patent family

EP 1088729 A1 20010404; EP 1088729 B1 20050420; AT 293554 T 20050515; CA 2321338 A1 20010401; CA 2321338 C 20081125; DE 60019520 D1 20050525; DE 60019520 T2 20060223; DK 1088729 T3 20050822; ES 2241545 T3 20051101; IT 1313913 B1 20020926; IT MI992050 A1 20010402; IT MI992050 D0 19991001; PT 1088729 E 20050930

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