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1. (WO1998014911) CONVEYANCE SYSTEM FOR PLACE OF AMUSEMENT, CONVEYING ARTICLE BEING CONVEYED BY MEANS OF AIR FLOW

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/014911    International Application No.:    PCT/JP1996/002844
Publication Date: Apr 9, 1998 International Filing Date: Sep 30, 1996
IPC: G07D 9/00
G07F 17/32
Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA ACE DENKEN

MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC WORKS, LTD.

TAKEMOTO, Takatoshi

KAWASHIMA, Kazunari

YONEDA, Yoichi

UEDA, Kazuyuki

Inventors: TAKEMOTO, Takatoshi

KAWASHIMA, Kazunari

YONEDA, Yoichi

UEDA, Kazuyuki

Title: CONVEYANCE SYSTEM FOR PLACE OF AMUSEMENT, CONVEYING ARTICLE BEING CONVEYED BY MEANS OF AIR FLOW
Abstract:
A conveyance system for a place of amusement comprises a conveyor pipe (TB), through which an article being conveyed is conveyed, n-many node units (NU), inserted into and provided in the conveyor pipe (TB) at n points, and a control system (CS) for controlling operations of the respective node units (NU). The node units (NU) comprise a vortex generating node unit (NU) for generating in the conveyor pipe (TB) vortices which move articles being conveyed in the conveyor pipe (TB), node units (NU) for introduction of an article being conveyed, into the conveyor pipe (TB), and node units (NU) for taking-out of an article being conveyed, from the conveyor pipe (TB). The control system (CS) comprises an information processing system (PS) which reads signals indicating states of the respective node units (NU) to control the corresponding node units (NU).