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High-speed transportation mechanism on rail track

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

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USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A high-speed transportation mechanism on rail track, wherein sleepers

4 are laid out on gravel

5 on the ground. A first rail (mono rail)

3 for supporting the weight of a vehicle

1 is laid down on the sleepers

4. A second rail (guide rail)

7 is suspended from an upside-down L sectional shape column

8 at an upper position opposed to the lower position of the first rail

3, the vehicle

1 will not fall on its side because a wheel of a lower side carriage

2, is fitted closely to the first rail

3, and a wheel of an upper carriage

6 is fitted closely to the second rail

7. A plurality of vehicles

1 are connected to each other through couplers

9, whereby the vehicle

1 can be run safely and stably at high speeds on a centrifugally forced curved line because it can run at any inclination angle. Thus, risks such as yawing, rising, and derailing of the vehicle

1 can be reduced.

Description

BRIEF EXPLANATION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 a front view of a transportation mechanism according to a first embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is an enlarged view of a rail and the wheel in FIG.

1.

FIG. 3 a side view of the transportation mechanism according to the embodiment of FIG.

1.

FIG. 4 an enlarged view of a roof portion of a vehicle according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 5 is a view showing a state of inclination of the vehicle running on a curved line.

FIG. 6 an explanatory view of the direction of the force applied to the vehicle running on a curved line.

FIG. 7 is a front view showing the state of making the vehicle inclined in arbitrary angles by moving the lower portion of a carriage on the roof according to a fourth embodiment of present invention.

FIG. 8 is a sectional view of the first rail and the wheel according to the fourth embodiment oft present invention.

FIG. 9 is a view showing an example of a coupler of the transportation mechanism according to the present invention.

FIG. 10 is a view showing a modified example of a connecting rod in a coupler of the transportation mechanism according to the present invention.

Claims

1. A vehicle running on a railed track having straight lines and curved lines, the railed track including a first rail disposed on a ground for defining a running direction of the vehicle, and a second rail disposed above and along the first rail so as to oppose the first rail, curved lines of the second rail being displaced at a center side relative to curved lines of the first rail, the vehicle comprising:

2. A vehicle according to claim 1, wherein said plurality of guide members are wheels provided rotatably above said vehicle body.

3. A vehicle according to claim 1, wherein said plurality of guide members are pulleys having a groove being configured to engage the second rail, said pulleys being provided above said vehicle body.

4. A vehicle according to claim 1, wherein a cross-sectional shape of a surface contacted with said running wheels of the first rail is concave or convex, wherein a cross-sectional shape of an outer peripheral surface of said running wheels is convex or concave being able to engage with the first rail, and said running wheels are engagable with the first rail at an arbitrary angle.

5. A vehicle according to claim 1, further comprising a mechanism in which said guide members are movable in a direction perpendicular to the running direction of the vehicle with regard to said vehicle body, wherein the inclination angle of the vehicle can be controlled arbitrarily by said mechanism, and wherein the vehicle is run in a state of being inclined inside of the curved lines when it runs on the curved lines so that the compound force of the centrifugal force and gravity applied to the vehicle is directed vertically to a floor of the vehicle.

6. A transportation mechanism on a railed track having straight lines and curved lines, and a vehicle running along the railed track, the railed track comprising:

7. A transportation mechanism on railed track according to claim 6, further comprising a connector mechanism for connecting adjacent vehicles, said connector mechanism being movable and rotatable in all directions and being rotatable to an inclination angle between two of said adjacent vehicles.

8. A transportation mechanism comprising: a railed track comprising,

9. The transportation mechanism according to claim 8, wherein

10. The transportation mechanism according to claim 9, wherein

11. The transportation mechanism according to claim 10, wherein

12. The transportation mechanism according to claim 10, wherein

13. The transportation mechanism according to claim 8, wherein

14. The transportation mechanism according to claim 13, wherein

15. The transportation mechanism according to claim 14, wherein

16. The transportation mechanism according to claim 15, wherein

17. The transportation mechanism according to claim 16, wherein

18. The transportation mechanism according to claim 15, wherein

19. The transportation mechanism according to claim 18, wherein

20. The transportation mechanism according to claim 19, wherein

21. A vehicle running on a railed track having straight lines and curved lines, the railed track including a first rail disposed on a ground for defining a running direction of the vehicle, and a second rail disposed above and along the first rail so as to oppose the first rail, curved lines of the second rail being displaced at a center side relative to curved lines of the first rail, the vehicle comprising:

22. A transportation mechanism on a railed track having straight lines and curved lines, and a vehicle running along the railed track, the railed track comprising:

23. A transportation mechanism comprising: