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Title:
CONTAINER TRANSPORT SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2010/098935
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Systems and methods of transporting containers are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus for transporting shipping containers is provided. The apparatus is configured to move along rails of a railroad track. The apparatus comprises a coupling configured to couple with a trailer configured to transport shipping containers. The coupling is attached to a source of magnetic flux. The source of magnetic flux is positioned so as to be driven by a source of varying magnetic flux positioned along the railroad track. In one embodiment, the source of magnetic flux comprises one or more permanent magnets and the source of varying magnetic flux comprises at least one electromagnet.

Inventors:
SHAPERY, Sandor, Wayne (402 West Broadway, Suite 1200San Diego, CA, 92101, US)
HOLDSWORTH, Raymond, William (2116 Via Rivera, Palos Verdes Estates, CA, 90274, US)
Application Number:
US2010/022436
Publication Date:
May 12, 2011
Filing Date:
January 28, 2010
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
SHAPERY, Sandor, Wayne (402 West Broadway, Suite 1200San Diego, CA, 92101, US)
HOLDSWORTH, Raymond, William (2116 Via Rivera, Palos Verdes Estates, CA, 90274, US)
International Classes:
B60L13/03; B61J3/12
Foreign References:
EP0903260A11999-03-24
DE4210925A11993-10-14
GB2195966A1988-04-20
DE2151543A11972-04-20
DE2041874A11972-03-02
DE2720044A11977-11-24
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DELANEY, Karoline, A. (Knobbe, Martens Olson & Bear, LLP,2040 Main Street, 14th Floo, Irvine CA, 92614, US)
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