US 9,809,232 B2
Deployable decelerator
Tadeh Avetian, Burbank, CA (US); Helen Durden, El Segundo, CA (US); Ryan Okerson, Pasadena, CA (US); Brogan Bambrogan, Los Angeles, CA (US); and Joshua Giegel, Hawthorne, CA (US)
Assigned to HYPERLOOP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Los Angeles, CA (US)
Filed by HYPERLOOP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Los Angeles, CA (US)
Filed on Nov. 16, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/353,181.
Application 15/353,181 is a continuation of application No. 15/007,718, filed on Jan. 27, 2016, granted, now 9,533,697.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/255,680, filed on Nov. 16, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/113,511, filed on Feb. 8, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2017/0066457 A1, Mar. 9, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. B61H 9/00 (2006.01); B61H 13/00 (2006.01); B61B 13/08 (2006.01); B61B 13/10 (2006.01); B61C 11/06 (2006.01); B65G 51/20 (2006.01); B60T 1/14 (2006.01); F16D 63/00 (2006.01); B61C 15/00 (2006.01)
CPC B61B 13/10 (2013.01) [B60T 1/14 (2013.01); B61B 13/08 (2013.01); B61C 11/06 (2013.01); B61C 15/00 (2013.01); B61H 9/00 (2013.01); B61H 13/00 (2013.01); B65G 51/20 (2013.01); F16D 63/008 (2013.01); Y10S 505/908 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
8. A method of decelerating a transport vehicle in a low-pressure environment structure, comprising:
monitoring at least one operation parameter collected by at least one sensor in a transportation system;
detecting, via the controller, a triggering event based on the at least one collected operation parameter;
transmitting, via a signal from the controller, instructions to the transport vehicle to decelerate based on the detected triggering event; and
deploying a decelerator to decelerate the transport vehicle in the low-pressure environment structure.