Patent Number: 6,167,812

Title: Elevated cableway system

Abstract: An improved cableway system for providing a track over which a vehicle traverses. The improved system includes a catenary cable system and a pair of track cable systems. The track cable systems are hung from the catenary cable system and support tracks over which a vehicle traverses. A plurality of hangers is employed to suspend the track cable systems from the catenary cable system. A plurality of pylons support the catenary and track cable systems. A pylon includes a base pylon, a lower saddle, and an upper saddle. The lower saddle is pivotally mounted to the base pylon and supports the track cable systems. Preferred embodiments of the lower saddle include apparatuses that dampen the application of loads to the pylon by the vehicle traversing the system. The upper saddle is supported by the base pylon and supports the catenary cable system while providing for deflection of the catenary cable system in response to forces applied to the cableway system. A preferred embodiment of the cableway system includes a force equalizing assembly for joining the catenary cable system to the track cable system at points between support pylons to equalize the tension in the cables among the various cables.

Inventors: Pugin; Andre O. (Corseaux, CH), Lamoreaux; Ben (Cedar City, UT), Aasheim; Per (Vevey, CH)

Assignee: Aerobus International Inc.

International Classification: B61B 3/00 (20060101); B61B 3/02 (20060101); B61B 7/00 (20060101); B61B 7/06 (20060101); E01B 25/00 (20060101); E01B 25/16 (20060101); E01B 025/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018