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Dean L Kamen, Robert R Ambrogi, Robert J Duggan, Richard Kurt Heinzmann, Brian R Key, Andrzej Skoskiewicz, Phyllis K Kristal: Transportation vehicles and methods. DEKA Products Partnership, Bromberg & Sunstein, October 26, 1999: US05971091 (180 worldwide citation)

There is provided, in a preferred embodiment, a transportation vehicle for transporting an individual over ground having a surface that may be irregular. This embodiment has a support for supporting the subject. A ground-contacting module, movably attached to the support, serves to suspend the subje ...


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Dean L Kamen, Robert R Ambrogi, Robert J Duggan, J Douglas Field, Richard Kurt Heinzmann, Burl Amesbury, Christopher C Langenfeld: Personal mobility vehicles and methods. DEKA Products Partnership, Bromberg & Sunstein, October 16, 2001: US06302230 (117 worldwide citation)

An automatically balancing vehicle having a headroom monitor. The headroom monitor determines the difference between the maximum velocity of the vehicle and the present velocity of the vehicle. An alarm receives a signal from the headroom monitor and produces a warning when the headroom falls below ...


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Dean L Kamen, Robert R Ambrogi, Richard Kurt Heinzmann: Transportation vehicles with stability enhancement using CG modification. DEKA Products Partnership, Bromberg & Sunstein, November 2, 1999: US05975225 (99 worldwide citation)

There is provided, in a preferred embodiment, a vehicle for transporting a payload (which may but need not include a human subject) over ground having a surface that may be irregular. This embodiment has a support for supporting the payload. A ground-contacting module, movably attached to the suppor ...


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Dean L Kamen, Robert R Ambrogi, Robert Duggan, Douglas Field, Richard Kurt Heinzmann: Balancing vehicle with passive pivotable support. DEKA Products Partnership, Bromberg & Sunstein, May 13, 2003: US06561294 (78 worldwide citation)

A balancing vehicle that supports a rider on a support such as a seat in a such a manner as to allow the position of the center of gravity of the vehicle to be varied by motion of the support. Motion of the support additionally provides for control of a drive that propels the vehicle in a manner res ...


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Dean L Kamen, Douglas Field, Richard Kurt Heinzmann: Balancing personal vehicle. Deka Products Partnership, Bromberg & Sunstein, April 8, 2003: US06543564 (76 worldwide citation)

A transportation vehicle for transporting an individual over ground having a surface that may be irregular. The vehicle has a support platform for supporting the subject and the support platform is coupled to a ground-contacting module at a pivot. While the ground-contacting module may be statically ...


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Dean L Kamen, Robert R Ambrogi, Robert J Duggan, J Douglas Field, Richard Kurt Heinzmann, Burl Amsbury, Christopher C Langenfeld: Personal mobility vehicles and methods. DEKA Products Partnership, Bromberg & Sunstein, April 9, 2002: US06367817 (63 worldwide citation)

A class of transportation vehicles for carrying an individual over ground having a surface that may be irregular. Various embodiments have a motorized drive, mounted to the ground-contacting module that causes operation of the vehicle in an operating position that is unstable with respect to tipping ...


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Dean L Kamen, Robert R Ambrogi, Burl Amsbury, Susan D Dastous, Robert J Duggan, John David Heinzmann, Richard Kurt Heinzmann, David W Herr, John M Kerwin, John B Morrell, James Henry Steenson Jr: Control system and method. DEKA Research and Development Corporation, Wolf Greenfield and Sacks P C, June 3, 2003: US06571892 (61 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for controlling a device are disclosed. In one embodiment, the systems and methods allow for the control of a human transport device such that the human transport device remains in an upright position regardless of the surface being traversed. The systems and methods may include ...


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Dean L Kamen, Richard W Arling, J Douglas Field, John B Morrell, Jonathan B Pompa, Richard Kurt Heinzmann: Personal transporter. DEKA Products Partnership, Bromberg & Sunstein, September 28, 2004: US06796396 (59 worldwide citation)

Improvements to a motorized balancing personal transporter are revealed in embodiments of the invention. In one embodiment of the invention, a transporter for carrying a payload includes a platform for supporting a user; a ground-contacting module, to which the platform is mounted, which propels the ...


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Dean L Kamen, Robert R Ambrogi, Robert J Duggan, J Douglas Field, Richard Kurt Heinzmann, William Lambrechts, Matt McCambridge, Christopher Perry, Mark E Tellam: Dynamic balancing vehicle with a seat. DEKA Products Partnership, Bromberg & Sunstein, February 28, 2006: US07004271 (50 worldwide citation)

A device for transporting a human subject over a surface. The device is a dynamically balancing vehicle having a control loop for providing balance. The device includes a platform defining a fore-aft plane. The platform supports a payload including the human subject. A ground contacting module is in ...


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Dean Kamen, Robert R Ambrogi, James J Dattolo, Robert J Duggan, J Douglas Field, Richard Kurt Heinzmann, Matthew M McCambridge, John B Morrell, Michael D Piedmonte, Richard J Rosasco: Control of a personal transporter based on user position. DEKA Products Partnership, Bromberg & Sunstein, October 2, 2007: US07275607 (39 worldwide citation)

A controller for providing user input of a desired direction of motion or orientation for a transporter. The controller has an input for receiving specification by a user of a value based on a detected body orientation of the user. User-specified input may be conveyed by the user using any of a larg ...