Patent Number: 6,293,376

Title: Apparatus including eddy current braking system

Abstract: Eddy current braking apparatus includes a linear array of spaced apart permanent magnets arranged for defining a slot therebetween. A diamagnetic or non-magnetic fin is disposed and sized for movement through the slot. A pivotal linkage enables the magnets to move with respect to the fin from a spaced apart first position to a second position in which the fin passes through the slot. A control mechanism selectively moves the magnets between the first and second positions.

Inventors: Pribonic; Edward M. (Seal Beach, CA)

Assignee: Magnetar Technologies LTD

International Classification: B60L 7/28 (20060101); B60L 7/00 (20060101); B60L 007/28 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018