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Title: Segmented rail linear induction motor

A segmented rail linear induction motor has a segmented rail consisting of a plurality of nonferrous electrically conductive segments aligned along a guideway. The motor further includes a carriage including at least one pair of opposed coils fastened to the carriage for moving the carriage. A power source applies an electric current to the coils to induce currents in the conductive surfaces to repel the coils from adjacent edges of the conductive surfaces.
 [1];  [2]
  1. (1107 Stagecoach Rd. SE., Albuquerque, NM 87123)
  2. (1412 Pinnacle View Dr. NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123)
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OSTI Identifier:
Cowan, Jr., Maynard (1107 Stagecoach Rd. SE., Albuquerque, NM 87123);Marder, Barry M. (1412 Pinnacle View Dr. NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123) SNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5552649
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Country of Publication:
United States
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