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1. WO2020005273 - TUBE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS USING A GASEOUS MIXTURE OF AIR AND HELIUM

Publication Number WO/2020/005273
Publication Date 02.01.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2018/040256
International Filing Date 29.06.2018
IPC
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
L
PROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER FOR AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRODYNAMIC BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL; MAGNETIC SUSPENSION OR LEVITATION FOR VEHICLES; MONITORING OPERATING VARIABLES OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRIC SAFETY DEVICES FOR ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES
13
Electric propulsion for monorail vehicles, suspension vehicles or rack railways; Magnetic suspension or levitation for vehicles
03
Electric propulsion by linear motors
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
L
PROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER FOR AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRODYNAMIC BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL; MAGNETIC SUSPENSION OR LEVITATION FOR VEHICLES; MONITORING OPERATING VARIABLES OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRIC SAFETY DEVICES FOR ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES
13
Electric propulsion for monorail vehicles, suspension vehicles or rack railways; Magnetic suspension or levitation for vehicles
10
Combination of electric propulsion and magnetic suspension or levitation
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
61
RAILWAYS
B
RAILWAY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT THEREFOR NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13
Other railway systems
08
Sliding or levitation systems
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
61
RAILWAYS
B
RAILWAY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT THEREFOR NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13
Other railway systems
10
Tunnel systems
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
61
RAILWAYS
B
RAILWAY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT THEREFOR NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13
Other railway systems
12
Systems with propulsion devices between or alongside the rails, e.g. pneumatic systems
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
G
TRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
53
Conveying materials in bulk through troughs, pipes, or tubes by floating the materials, or by flow of gas, liquid, or foam
04
Conveying materials in bulk pneumatically through pipes or tubes; Air slides
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
01
CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS, RAILWAYS, OR BRIDGES
B
PERMANENT WAY; PERMANENT-WAY TOOLS; MACHINES FOR MAKING RAILWAYS OF ALL KINDS
25
Tracks for special kinds of railways
30
Tracks for magnetic suspension or levitation vehicles
B60L 13/03 (2006.01)
B60L 13/10 (2006.01)
B61B 13/08 (2006.01)
B61B 13/10 (2006.01)
B61B 13/12 (2006.01)
B65G 53/04 (2006.01)
CPC
B60L 13/03
B60L 13/10
B61B 13/08
B61B 13/10
E01B 25/30
Applicants
  • HYPERLOOP TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. [US/US]; 11844 Jefferson Blvd Culver City, California 90230, US
Inventors
  • NEOPHYTOU, Alexandre; FR
  • SARIN, Michael; US
  • ZISA, Alexandre; FR
  • BALDWIN, Spencer; US
Agents
  • LEE, Elizabeth; US
Priority Data
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) TUBE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS USING A GASEOUS MIXTURE OF AIR AND HELIUM
(FR) SYSTÈMES DE TRANSPORT PAR TUBE UTILISANT UN MÉLANGE GAZEUX CONSTITUÉ D'AIR ET D'HÉLIUM
Abstract
(EN)
A tubular transportation system is disclosed for transporting one or more passengers or one or more cargos via a capsule along a predetermined route. The tubular transportation system has: (1) a plurality of substantially evacuated tubes arranged along the predetermined route, where each tube is maintained at a pressure that is below atmospheric pressure; and (2) means for maintaining within each tube in the plurality of substantially evacuated tubes, a gaseous composition comprising a mixture of a first percentage, x, of helium and a second percentage, (100-x), of air, and wherein the first percentage, x, of helium is picked based on a predetermined power value and a leak rate associated with the tube.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un système de transport tubulaire permettant de transporter un ou plusieurs passagers ou une ou plusieurs cargaisons par l'intermédiaire d'une capsule le long d'un itinéraire prédéterminé. Le système de transport tubulaire comprend : (1) une pluralité de tubes quasiment sous vide disposés le long de l'itinéraire prédéterminé, chaque tube étant maintenu à une pression qui est inférieure à la pression atmosphérique ; et (2) un moyen permettant de maintenir à l'intérieur de chaque tube de la pluralité de tubes quasiment sous vide, une composition gazeuse comprenant un mélange d'un premier pourcentage, x, d'hélium et d'un second pourcentage, (100-x), d'air, et le premier pourcentage, x, d'hélium étant choisi sur la base d'une valeur de puissance prédéterminée et d'un taux de fuite associé au tube.
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