04543886 is referenced by 47 patents and cites 11 patents.

An amusement ride loading terminal having a revolving circular platform is provided for continuous loading of passengers into a series of moving circular vehicles. The platform cooperates with an endless track conveyer to keep the vehicles revolving with the platform without individual vehicles spinning or rotating on their own axis. The conveyer has a vertically disposed conveying surface with an arcuate contact portion displaced from and concentric with the periphery of the circular platform. The track conveyer is operated to provide an arcuate velocity to the contact surface equal to the equivalent extended diameter of the circular platform, wherein the vehicles engage the periphery of the platform and the arcuate contact portion of the conveyer and are moved with the platform a portion of a revolution without roll or spin, for convenient loading of passengers into vehicles.

Title
Amusement ride including a rotating loading terminal
Application Number
6/473812
Publication Number
4543886
Application Date
March 9, 1983
Publication Date
October 1, 1985
Inventor
Alfons Saiko
Oberrieden
CH
Reinhold Spieldiener
Herrliberg
CH
Robert Spieldiener
Uetikon am See
CH
Agent
Bielen & Peterson
Assignee
Intamin
CA, US
IPC
B61K 1/00
A63G 3/02
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