Accession Number : ADD018499

Title :   Ramp Junction.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 16 Dec 91, patented 1 Nov 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kane, Patrick R ; Karrh, Billie R ; Mack, Kit ; Oppedisano, Samuel J

Report Date : 01 Nov 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : An apparatus for spanning the distance between a fixed first platform and a movable second platform includes a ramp; a first pivoting junction located between one end of the ramp and the fixed first platform, and a second sliding junction located between the other end of the ramp and the movable second platform. The first pivoting junction accommodates pitch, roll and heave motion between the fixed platform and the ramp and the second sliding junction accommodates elevation changes between the fixed platform and the movable platform. Means are provided to dampening the motion of the ramp. Other means are provided to limit the side to side movement of the ramp.

Descriptors :   *RAMPS, *PATENTS, MOTION, PLATFORMS, MOBILE, SIDES, ELEVATION, JUNCTIONS, SLIDING, PIVOTS

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE