new patented coaster technology

Friday, November 13, 2009 3:05 PM

Greetings, all,

My name is Mr. Dietrich. A patent has just issued in my name formy new roller coaster technology. This technology achieves what "X" atSix Flags Magic Mountain does, but with less limitations, lesscost and maintenance, and many additional new possibilities. I amanxious to contact those individuals who are capable of putting thetechnology into practice. However, even finding out who to contact isproving to be a daunting task.

I hope to contact B&M's US representative, Robert Mampe, to inquire about the possibility of entering into an agreement withB&M, but thus far, I can only find a name.

Also, I am finding conflicting information about Intamin's USsubsidairy, Intaride, L.L.C / Intamin, LTD. Wikipedia says it is headedby Gary Palmer, MD and Arnold Bernsteiner, though no source is cited(and it seems strange for it to be headed by an MD) and I have found noother information about the two individuals. All other sources wouldleave me with the belief that it is still headed by Sandor Kernacs.In short, I would like enthusiats to have the benefit of ridingmy coasters. If a knowledgable one can help me sort out how to contactthe appropriate persons, I would be very appreciative, and we wouldboth be well served.
Thank you for your time,
Mr. Dietrich

Last edited by mach3, Friday, November 13, 2009 7:10 PM
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Friday, November 13, 2009 3:13 PM

Is this a joke? I want to see hard data and pictures, please. What is the patent number?

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Friday, November 13, 2009 3:20 PM

This is not a joke. Why would I expend so much effort to acquire the information I already have for a joke? I lack the computer skills to get the drawings posted here, and I am reluctant to give the number because my personal information is on the patent. If that is what it will take to have some knowledgable person's help, however, I will do it.

The coaster's track and vehicle system allows for the passengers to be rotated in a controlled manner. My patent was approved and issued recently.

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Friday, November 13, 2009 3:24 PM

Please forgive me, my friend. Welcom to CBuzz.

I was just slightly skeptical because it sounds too good to be true.

Unfortunitly, I do not have the knowledge to help you. Maybe the guys at Gravity Group might point you in the right direction.

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Friday, November 13, 2009 3:32 PM

Are you suggesting that I contact Gravity Group? Aren't they competitors to the companies I mentioned?

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Friday, November 13, 2009 3:38 PM

No. GG builds wood coasters. Yes, they are a competitor in the sense the do build coasters.

They might be willing to help put you on the right track. Besides, they might be willing to push the envelope and use the tech. on a wood coaster.

Sometimes you need to think outisde the box in order to get your foot in the door.

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Friday, November 13, 2009 3:49 PM

You got to be kidding me. You got the phone number call yourself to find out what is current!

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Friday, November 13, 2009 3:52 PM

Ah, I see someone located the patent.

The invention has been refined a bit since the patent was submitted, but the patent language is broad enough to cover the improvements.

The technology is best suited to steel coasters, nevertheless I will take your recommendation and see what advice they may have for me, if any.

In the meantime, if anyone knows the best way for me to contact the US reps for B&M or Intamin, that would be very helpful.

Yes, I have the phone numbers for Intamin, but I want to know who I should be asking for. Does not bode well for me to seem out of touch.

Last edited by mach3, Friday, November 13, 2009 3:54 PM
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Friday, November 13, 2009 3:58 PM

As someone with a couple patents myself, that looks legit. (Ask me how to turn used copy toner into dampproofing. :))

From what I understand, if you want to get Mr. Kernacs' attention around here, all you have to do is start badmouthing Intamin.

Then again, it might not be the kind of attention you're looking for..... ;)

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Friday, November 13, 2009 4:01 PM

I wonder of Paula (Raven Maven) would have anything to help you.

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Friday, November 13, 2009 4:04 PM

http://www.bolliger-mabillard.com/contact/contact_en.aspx

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Friday, November 13, 2009 4:04 PM

Good luck!

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Friday, November 13, 2009 4:14 PM

Is anyone else having problems viewing the pictures?

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Friday, November 13, 2009 4:22 PM

It looks interesting, although I can't really read the descriptions/explanations on the drawings at the size provided on the Patent site and can't find a way to zoom/expand them. Seems a little too progressive for B&M's taste, but Intamin may not be too interested since they have the ZacSpin.

Of course, that's just me talking off the top of my head. The Glen Burnie address should be the right one for IntaRide, I believe.

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Friday, November 13, 2009 4:22 PM

To view patent images, one must download a "TIFF" viewer.

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Friday, November 13, 2009 4:34 PM

Thanks mach3. It looks interesting to say the least.

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Friday, November 13, 2009 9:54 PM

My guess would be to check out the IAAPA Attractions Expo. I am know that lots of these companies have booths, and most of the higher ups are there for at least one of the days.
http://www.iaapa.org/expos/attractions/

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Saturday, November 14, 2009 12:13 PM

I would maybe try contacting Vekoma. It seems like something they may be interested in (and don't already offer)...

http://www.vekoma.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8&Itemid=8

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Saturday, November 14, 2009 10:22 PM

I like your suggestion. They do seem to have a reason to be interested in a competing edge, and they seem much easier to contact than thier competitors.

Do have any additional insight to offer me, ie, why do you think they would be more interested than their competitors?

Last edited by mach3, Saturday, November 14, 2009 10:45 PM
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