Posted Monday, May 2, 2005 1:52 AM | Contributed by supermandl
Ed Pribonic's Magnetar Technologies has been supplying magnetic brakes for roller coasters all over the world while fending off a patent infringement suit from Intamin AG.
Read more from The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
And look at the ARN&R guy getting all serious and into straight news! ;)
Judge for yourself:
"In January, a federal judge in California dismissed Intamin's lawsuit, concluding that Intamin had attempted to intimidate Pribonic."
The article also states that "Intamin AG, the Swiss manufacturer of Kennywood's Pitfall tower, which employs magnetic brakes to stop riders' 250-foot direct vertical descent, did not have a system for use on roller coasters, he [Pribonic] said.
Unable to find anyone to sell him magnetic brakes, Pribonic decided to build his own."
Funny, you guys think you know them personally or something.
*** This post was edited by Coasterbuzzer 5/2/2005 4:45:57 PM ***
Wonder if Magnetar is *attracting* new employees? ;)
You must be logged in to post