Device and system for propelling a passenger

  • US 8,608,104 B2
  • Filed: 10/10/2012
  • Issued: 12/17/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/19/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A propulsion device, comprising:

  • a platform having a bottom surface, and a top surface on which a passenger can be positioned;

    a thrust unit adapted to be supplied with a pressurized fluid, and including at least one nozzle engaging the bottom surface of the platform and oriented to provide thrust in a direction away from the position of a passenger on the top surface; and

    a means for collecting and distributing pressurized fluid to the nozzle, the means for collecting and distributing pressurized fluid being configured to connect a supply channel to the propulsion device;

    wherein the means for collecting and distributing pressurized fluid comprises a base to which said supply channel is connectable, said means for collecting and distributing pressurized fluid being attached to the platform in a manner that enables the base and a connected supply channel to move relative to the platform.

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