Patent Number: 6,569,024

Title: Giant swing amusement ride with oppositely pivoting boom arm and cam arm

Abstract: An elevated support beam has a boom arm and two cam arms that pivot inopposite directions between a lower loading position and an elevatedoperating position. A passenger carriage is suspended from the cam armsand is releasably attached to the boom arm. When the passenger carriage isreleased from the boom arm with the cam arms locked in the operatingposition, it swings back and forth but is elevated safely from the groundbecause of the elevated cam arms. Alternative embodiments includeseparately pivotal boom and cam arms, a support arm sufficiently thickthat the cam arms are not required, and movable solid or fluidcounterweights. A method of swinging a passenger includes pivoting theboom arm and the cam arms to the operating position, locking the cam armsin the operating position, and permitting the carriage to swing from thecam arms safely above the ground.

Inventors: Kleimeyer; Mark (Panama City Beach, FL)


International Classification: A63G 9/00 (20060101); A63G 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 05/22015