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1. (WO2001038123) APPARATUS INCLUDING EDDY CURRENT BRAKING SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/038123    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/042220
Publication Date: Fri Jun 01 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Nov 18 00:59:59 CET 2000
IPC: B60L 7/28
Applicants: PRIBONIC, Edward, M.
Inventors: PRIBONIC, Edward, M.
Title: APPARATUS INCLUDING EDDY CURRENT BRAKING SYSTEM
Abstract:
Eddy current braking apparatus includes a linear array (16, 18) of spaced apart permanent magnets (22) arranged to defining a slot therebetween and a diamagnetic or non-magnetic fin (42) disposed and sized to movement through the slot. A pivotal linkage (38) enables the magnets to move for a spaced apart first position with the fin to a second position in which the fin passes through the slot and a control mechanism selectively moves the magnets between the first and second positions.