US Patent No: 7,371,183

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Water amusement park conveyors

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20070060403

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An amusement ride system and method are described. In some embodiments, an amusement ride system may be generally related to water amusement attractions and rides. Further, the disclosure generally relates to water-powered rides and to a system and method in which participants may be more involved in a water attraction. An amusement ride system may include an elevation system for conveying a participant from a first source of water to a second source of water. An elevation system may assist in adjusting and/or controlling a participant flow rate through at least a portion of a water amusement park. An elevation system may include two or more conveyor belt systems. An elevation system for adjusting a participant flow rate may include one or more floating queue lines. An elevation system may include a control system. A control system may be automated, semi-automated, or manual.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
WATER RIDE CONCEPTS, INC.NEW BRAUNFELS, TX47

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Henry, Jeffery Wayne New Braunfels, TX 67 1117
Schooley, John Timothy Houston, TX 47 683

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2006/0178,222 Methods and systems for water amusement conveyor 23 2005
2007/0219,004 Method and system of positionable covers for water amusement parks 17 2006
2007/0033,866 Lift apparatus for base-mounted plant 18 2006
2007/0033,867 Composite tree 19 2006
2007/0033,868 Water amusement system with elevated structure 18 2006
2007/0051,036 Tree with elevated structure 18 2006
2007/0051,037 Thematic tree system 18 2006
2007/0051,038 Tree with covering apparatus 18 2006
2007/0051,039 Water amusement system with trees 18 2006
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2007/0087,849 Amusement water rides involving exercise circuits 20 2006
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
WATER RIDE CONCEPTS, INC. (27)
7,775,894 Method and system of participant identifiers for water amusement parks 11 2004
7,740,542 Water amusement method 20 2004
8,282,497 Modular water amusement park conveyors 1 2005
7,815,514 Water amusement park conveyor barriers 12 2005
7,762,899 Water amusement park conveyor support elements 15 2005
8,197,352 Methods and systems for amusement park conveyor belt systems 5 2005
8,162,769 Water amusement park conveyor roller belts 4 2005
7,942,752 Water amusement park multiple path conveyors 5 2005
7,775,895 Water amusement park water channel and adjustable flow controller 11 2005
7,727,077 Water amusement park water channel flow system 15 2005
8,070,615 Methods and systems for water amusement conveyor 5 2005
7,762,900 Method and system of positionable covers for water amusement parks 18 2006
7,921,601 Water amusement system with trees 6 2006
7,785,207 Water amusement system with elevated structure 12 2006
8,210,954 Amusement water rides involving exercise circuits 3 2006
7,828,667 Methods and systems for active filtration of portions of self-contained floating marine parks 12 2006
7,811,177 Water amusement system and method including a self-contained floating marine park 12 2006
7,780,536 Methods and systems for positionable screen for self-contained floating marine parks 11 2006
7,775,896 Methods and systems for self-contained floating marine parks 11 2006
7,766,753 Methods and systems for modular self-contained floating marine parks 15 2006
7,758,435 Amusement water rides involving interactive user environments 15 2006
7,857,704 Amusement water rides involving games of chance 11 2006
8,075,413 Continuous water ride method and system for water amusement parks 5 2006
8,096,892 Control system for water amusement devices 4 2007
8,079,916 Themed amusement river ride system 6 2008
8,251,832 Method and system of positionable covers for water amusement parks 2 2010
8,663,023 Methods and systems for viewing marine life from self-contained floating marine parks 0 2010
 
HM ATTRACTIONS INC. (5)
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HENRY, SCHOOLEY & ASSOCIATES, L.L.C. (2)
7,597,630 Water amusement park conveyors 17 2004
7,497,784 Rollable carrier ride 14 2004
 
WHITEWATER WEST INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
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