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Title:
TRANSPORT VEHICLE AND METHOD
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2009214878
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide a vehicle for transporting an individual person on a ground having irregular surface.

The vehicle has a supporter for supporting a person. A ground contact module mounted on the supporter in a dynamically moving manner is operated so as to support a person 13 in the supporter on the surface. Direction of the ground contact module demarcates the longitudinal plane and the transverse plane across each other at the vertical position. The supporter and the ground contact module are components of an assembly. A driving device with motor mounted on the assembly and coupled with the ground contact module moves the assembly and the person accompanied therewith on the surface. A control loop is provided, and the control loop includes the driving device with motor. The control loop dynamically enhances the stability of the ground contact module in the longitudinal plane and the transverse plane by the operation of the driving device with motor.


Inventors:
Kamen, Dean L.
Ambrogi, Robert R.
Robert, Duncan J.
Heinzmann, Richard Kurt
Key, Brian R.
Skoskiewicz, Andrzej
Kristal, Phyllis K.
Application Number:
JP2009000112351
Publication Date:
September 24, 2009
Filing Date:
May 01, 2009
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Assignee:
DEKA PRODUCTS LP
International Classes:
B62D57/024; A61G1/02; B60B19/00; B60L15/20; B62K17/00