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1. (WO1998051594) SKIRT PANEL FOR A PASSENGER CONVEYOR

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/051594    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/009642
Publication Date: Fri Nov 20 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Tue May 12 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: B66B 29/06
Applicants: TEHRANI, Cyrus, M.
Inventors: TEHRANI, Cyrus, M.
Title: SKIRT PANEL FOR A PASSENGER CONVEYOR
Abstract:
A skirt panel (36) for a passenger conveyor, particularly an escalator (20) having a plurality of steps (23). The skirt panel has a plurality of ball bearings (43) that protrude enough from its surface (44) to give a sliding and/or deflecting action to traveling objects so as to reduce skirt panel surface friction and to minimize side of step entrapments. The skirt panel can be fitted for installation as a skirt panel or as an overlay to an already installed skirt panel.