Device and system for propelling a passenger

  • US 8,979,017 B2
  • Filed: 09/26/2013
  • Issued: 03/17/2015
  • 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 stands;

    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 standing on the top surface; and

    at least two protective projections that extend downwardly from the bottom surface of the platform to form supports that prevent contact between the nozzle of the thrust unit and non-fluid elements during take-off and landing of the propulsion device.

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