Entries - 2010
Jun 26, 2010
A folio and writing surface for drawing or writing pad, which opens 360 degrees, allowing for ease of use in the field as well as compact desk use. It provides a new and elegant alternative to the messy appearance and extra use of hard-to-recycle metal or plastic spiral binding; and also to the inconvenience of folios that are not made to open 360 degrees and hence are cumbersome or short-lived due to fatigue of the spine material.
The innovation consists of a hinged spine, with a variable number of divisions in the sleeves, attached to the cover panels ...
The idea of this design goes back many years. To design a very compact plane, with enough space to carry 4 people in comfort. In the initial model I built CG problems occurred, which led me to a different "double wing" design featured here. The initial model, a glider, flew extremely well once I used a counterweight to balance the plane. In a full size plane this would not have been feasible. The model had an excellent glide ratio. By redesigning the wing the CG problem is solved. Supposedly, this type of wing should cause inefficiencies due to air ...
Traditional pressure-boundary piping gaskets, such as pipe flanges and valve body-to-bonnet joints, can leak due to many factors. Chief among these are (i) improper initial gasket seating stress (GSS) sufficient to form a seal and (ii) failure to maintain the initial GSS in-service due to creep relaxation of the gasket sealing material over time.
GSS is a function of the design pressure for the system. To obtain the desired GSS, the required torque on the closure fasteners, fastener number and diameter, the 'nut' or 'K' factor pertaining to various factors including friction, are all taken into consideration. This ...
La Habra, CA
Jun 28, 2010
This self contained highway lighting apparatus consists of a base made in the same cross sectional dimensions of existing "K" rails that divided the Highways. This base will have a hole that accepts the drop in style of this lighting unit. A Pole that slides into the base and held axially by means of a key slot at bottom of tube and a bar imbedded into the base. The Pole Assembly has a vertically axel wind vane assembly. And at the top of the Pole will be a High output LED Array encased in an enclosure. The cover for ...
Imagine if you will you walk into a room any room. You put these quarter size sensors up on four corners of the room you set up a perimeter you put on a special pair of glasses that use transparent lcd displays with a portable power pack that goes on your belt .A pair of gloves with the same sensor on it you put in the room. You turn the pc unit on nothing happens then u hit the switch on the power pack your wearing, a transparent world shows in the glasses menus pop up on command . ...
San Diego, CA
Jun 30, 2010
The 3D Virtual Reality System completely immerses the user in a dynamic 3D visual and 3D audio environment that changes naturally in response to the user's movements. The user wears specially designed goggles that create the 3D visual and audio environment. The goggles incorporate head-tracking technology so that the user's movements are detected and the images and sounds are fluidly changed to naturally track the user's point of view. The result is a totally immersive virtual reality experience wherein the user naturally interacts with the virtual environment.
The system will revolutionize video games and movies, as well as ...
* Here is a product that enhances the security or safety of individuals, businesses, communities, or nations.
* According to Wikipedia, revolving doors are favoured because they can be used as an airlock to minimise a building's heating and air conditioning losses.
* This principle can effectively be applied to the requirement to transfer plastic trays from ambient conditions into and out of a pressurised, high-temperature atmosphere at production speeds.
* The proposed process to transfer trays from ambient to CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) conditions (high temperature and ...
New York, NY
Jun 21, 2010
An Invention of Bálint Szent-Miklósy
Picking up trash in the parks or along roadways is one of the most inefficient tasks currently performed. Equipment given to Parks and Sanitation Department workers saves them from bending by using a gripping tool that lets them grab the offending object and place it in a receptacle. This requires the use of the hand to press a trigger and the movement of the whole arm to move one object at a time to a container. This approximately 5 feet of motion vertically and horizontally is repeated innumerable ...
LIBERTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
Apr 27, 2010
My name is Troy McCurry.I was a Tool Designer for the Jacobs Manufacturing Co. from 1993 thru 1998. In 1998 Jacobs Manufacturing Co. moved all production off-shore. 300 American jobs left as well.I can only assume this was impacted by the cost of producing a drill chuck in the USA and competing with other companies manufacturing drill chucks off-shore.
Now ask yourself what if it was not that way?
Now we have the “Little Mac” style of Power drill chucks. This product is covered under patent # 6,637,756. From the commonality of parts to the compact styling ...
Jun 29, 2010
Spacecoast Plasma & High energy Electrostatics Research & Engineering Laboratory (SPHERELAV
* SPHERELAB is being organized to attract new public and private funding to Central Florida by establishing a strong, innovative Plasma Science & Technology Program
* Plasma Research & Development has funding priority in Washington
* This program will develop 'Signature Instruments' to attract Faculty, Visiting Researchers, and Grad Students to the region
* Research Facility for Applied Plasma Science & Engineering
* High Performance Aerospace Power & Propulsion
* Terrestrial Environmental Alternative Energy Options
* Next Generation Radiofrequency Antenna Architectures...
About 2 million people around the world die each year of diseases preventable by widely used vaccines. In Africa and parts of Asia over half of all vaccines that require refrigeration spoil before they can be administered. Millions of lives and billions of dollars are lost due to a lack of refrigeration.
For vaccines to be safely administered in rural parts of Africa and Asia one needs a novel inexpensive, easy to maintain refrigerator that provides World Health Organization and UNICEF compliant “chain-of-cold” storage of vaccines. It should run on free non-polluting solar ...
Could we save the life of people from ongoing uncertainty explosive elements through mobile devices?
Here it is an idea to enhance the use of mobile devices by using both a Wireless Sensor Network and Mobile Network.
Now-a-days, as every person has a mobile device, it can be useful for collecting environmental information around the person and provide this information to the Mobile Operator for further processing. If we are able to embed a small sensor inside the mobile device, it could enhance the use of the mobile device and would be helpful to the human being in many ways.
The proliferation of low power, large capacity, small form factor, external hard disk drives into consumer electronic products will be the largest growth areas over the next few years according to market analysts. These go-anywhere, high-capacity and ultra-low power ultra-mobile storage devices are ideal for capturing, viewing, archiving, sharing and managing digital audio and video files easily. Camcorders, PDA’s, audio and video players, televisions, automobiles and personal video recorders are among the emerging applications for these new storage platforms. To meet this demand, a new paradigm has emerged for the design and manufacturing of mobile hard ...
monmouth junction, nj
Jun 30, 2010
Our reliance on fossil fuels has been a problem for generations and in the near future we will see a global crisis resulting from this dependence. The barriers to our society moving beyond fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy include both the cost and the inefficiency of the existing renewable energy systems. The ideas that I am presenting will address these issues.
Wind farms in their current incarnation are effective in only one direction and they are massive in size. To improve the efficiency of the conventional wind turbines, I propose a closed design that incorporates a ...
A new approach for enhancing joints’ properties based on the epoxysiliconorganic glue by simultaneously integrating micro- and nanosized fillers into a glue formulation has been proposed. It has been revealed that it results in a more than threefold increase in the glue joint’s thermoresistability.
The toughness of the found glue seam structure should raise compared with the standard formulation due to the fact that nanoparticles tend to fill the free space between microparticles of the typical microfiller.
Fig. 1 (a,b) illustrates how micro- and nanoparticles may increase the toughness of a glue seam when simultaneously introduced into a ...
Darling, Western Cape
Jun 30, 2010
The original idea was to make a small axial generator to fit on top of existing “Whirly Bird” axial roof ventilators. However, the effective swept area of a whirly ventilator is small and with a wind speed of 4m/s (annual Western Cape average) it could not be expected to produce more than 20 watts. Not a cost-effective proposition, but there are a lot of guys re-cycling various motors, magnets etc. who may be happy trickle-charging batteries for little or no cost using this idea.
Roof ventilators have relatively efficient rotors, streamlined, lightweight and with long lasting bearings. There ...
Jun 30, 2010
When the wind blows at 10mph it has eight times as much energy as at 5mph. At 10mph, traditional wind generators generate approximately twice as much as at 5mph. There is a lot of energy in the wind that is not utilized.
This generator (patent pending) consists of a hemispheric stator and a rotor with a number of hinged arms. At very low wind speeds these arms rotate around a very small diameter (small diameter,low torque). As wind speed increases, these arms are forced upwards into a larger rotation diameter (larger diameter, higher comparative torque). Because the rotation diameter ...
PURPOSE: The World Health Organization estimates depressive disorder as a serious threat to the health of more than 120 million people worldwide, which affects all ages and both sexes . It is important to notice that we are referring not only to a major neuropsychological depression classified as F32.x and F33.x in ICD-10, but often to mood disorders in general. Tens of billions of dollars are spent each year on treatment of depression and the market has substantial annual growth . Among the variety of available services to defeat depression, the most popular forms of treatment nowadays are antidepressants ...
If anything good could be said about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it would be that it has alerted us to our unpreparedness. It is my intention to remedy that with this device.
The device is designed so that when it is lowered into an open pipe and its threaded shaft is rotated, it will expand to grip the pipe and plug the open end. It requires rotational force alone to operate and it is designed in a way that reduces the chance of malfunction. It is also easy to use, and therefore less subject ...
Jun 20, 2010
Sustainable energy sources, like wind and solar, are not as easily controlled as coal and oil. Powering the American economy off its environment requires an advanced computer system pulling in massive amounts of data, churning that data into a national model predicting both energy supply and need, and providing day-to-day stable control for the entire system.
Such a computer model must be very high fidelity in time and space so it will require the capabilities of a super computer yet it must be very reliable, particularly against the possibility of power outage at all levels and even a ...