Water amusement park conveyors

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United States of America Patent

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7371183

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20070060403A1

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11215357

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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 Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
WATER RIDE CONCEPTS, INC.NEW BRAUNFELS, TX32

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Henry, Jeffery Wayne New Braunfels, TX 39 1191
Schooley, John Timothy Houston, TX 27 701

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2007/0051,037 Thematic tree system 18 2006
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
HM ATTRACTIONS INC. (12)
8162770 Reaction component for linear induction motor 1 2007
* 8136453 Linear motor driven system and method 4 2007
8038542 Linear motor driven amusement ride and method 3 2007
7918741 Linear motor driven waterslide ride and method 3 2007
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* 2007/0207,867 LINEAR MOTOR DRIVEN AMUSEMENT RIDE AND METHOD 7 2007
* 2007/0204,759 REACTION COMPONENT FOR LINEAR INDUCTION MOTOR 6 2007
* 2007/0207,869 LINEAR MOTOR DRIVEN WATERSLIDE RIDE AND METHOD 11 2007
9061214 Linear motor driven amusement ride and method 0 2011
* 8826824 Linear motor driven system and method 1 2012
* 2012/0173,065 LINEAR MOTOR DRIVEN SYSTEM AND METHOD 3 2012
9358472 Motion control system and method for an amusement ride 0 2012
 
WHITEWATER WEST INDUSTRIES LTD. (2)
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HENRY, SCHOOLEY AND ASSOCIATES, L.L.C. (2)
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7497784 Rollable carrier ride 14 2004
 
WATER RIDE CONCEPTS, INC. (32)
7775894 Method and system of participant identifiers for water amusement parks 11 2004
7740542 Water amusement method 23 2004
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7815514 Water amusement park conveyor barriers 12 2005
7762899 Water amusement park conveyor support elements 15 2005
* 2007/0066,410 Water amusement park conveyor support elements 15 2005
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7785207 Water amusement system with elevated structure 14 2006
* 2007/0051,038 Tree with covering apparatus 18 2006
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8210954 Amusement water rides involving exercise circuits 3 2006
7828667 Methods and systems for active filtration of portions of self-contained floating marine parks 12 2006
7811177 Water amusement system and method including a self-contained floating marine park 12 2006
7780536 Methods and systems for positionable screen for self-contained floating marine parks 11 2006
7775896 Methods and systems for self-contained floating marine parks 11 2006
7766753 Methods and systems for modular self-contained floating marine parks 15 2006
7758435 Amusement water rides involving interactive user environments 17 2006
7857704 Amusement water rides involving games of chance 12 2006
8075413 Continuous water ride method and system for water amusement parks 5 2006
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8251832 Method and system of positionable covers for water amusement parks 2 2010
8663023 Methods and systems for viewing marine life from self-contained floating marine parks 0 2010
 
WORLDSLIDE LLC (1)
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