2010
Machinery & Equipment

Those who work with wheelbarrows even if only occasionally, know that moving loads about in this way can be hard work and even cause injury.

This applies particularly when the full barrow is first lifted off the deck (when the back may be used more than the legs) and also when tipping material out of the barrow by lifting the handles high as shown.

My invention is therefore a small lever device, inspired by the centre stands which racing motorcycles use.

This would allow the user to flip the lever down from its storage position, above the rear end of the barrow, onto the ground and stand on the plate, thus raising the handles so as to be reached ...

This is a rough drawing to show my idea. It consists of a machine that would be lowered over a semi straight area of the 21" diameter pipe. A hinged clamp would then be rotated around and bolts would be tightened.
A saw then pivots around and cuts a clean surface for a cap to seal against.
The rubber faced cap is then installed with studs and nuts.
There are things that can be done to help with the assembly that I did not include in the drawing. Also for simplicity I did not completely draw the band saw.
I own an Aerospace machine shop near Dallas and I could have one of these machines ready to go in ...

CAT (car adaptive tender)
It’s a mobile phone cradle that transforms your mobile into a personal car digital assistant.
The idea comes from the need of having a companion when you’re alone in your car.
CAT makes the use of your mobile functions safe and very simple: it suffices to insert your smart phone into and, thanks to the connection by usb port, the applications of your mobile will be adapted to car trip and enhanced to give a friendly interaction even when driving.
Thanks to vocal commands, to use CAT when you’re driving is absolutely safe and extremely simple, because it avoids distracting you from the road.
Moreover, CAT stores your personal profile: it is able to recognize ...

The U.S. is the largest user of energy and also has vast deposits of coal. Existing methods of producing electricity from coal has the problem of releasing large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which increases global warming.
A more efficient method would be to fuel pulse combustion devices with coal gas. A pulse combustion boiler (see expired U.S. patent #6,016,773) ignites fuel/air mixtures in a continuing series of detonations. These detonations force hot combustion products to flow through internal passageways such as combustion chamber(s) and narrow exhaust pipe(s), the internal walls of which allow heat transfer to water or some other medium. More heat is transfered to the containment vessel with this method because of pressure ...

Clothing Creator is an automated manufacturing process to fabricate clothing without direct human labor. The process can go from bolt of cloth to finished garment in a 45 second cycle. This volume oriented, flexible mass production process requires synthetic fibers and accomplishes this task by molding the fabric into a soft 3-D shape while simultaneously ultrasonically bonding/cutting the materials together. These techniques are inherent to thermoplastic materials and apply standard processing techniques that are currently employed in allied plastic/web processing industries. This system for garment production will have the capacity to produce garments of higher quality, lower production costs and decentralized production facilities.

The system provides for continual replication of exact copies of designed product that converts 2-D fabrics ...

With reference to the BP oil spill, this containment cap can be made quickly from readily available materials, and be used to temporarily (until relief wells can be completed) stop the flow of oil and gas from the well head. The bottom of the cap will either rest on bedrock or extend to a sufficient depth in the sediment to provide backpressure against the well pressure and prevent blowout through the bottom. It will also prevent well casing blow out and contain leakage from any well casing fracture that might exist. The cap is sufficiently heavy to bury itself. Anchor cables can be used to stabilize the cap. The valve mounted on top of the cap will be used ...

The Altus manufacturing method utilizes a patented spool movement system (US #7132027) to braid and consolidate composite grid poles (see www.isotruss.com). While multiple grid pole designs are possible, they are all stronger than any conventional pole currently in the market such as wood, concrete, steel, composite, or other advanced materials. Our Altus method integrates three general fiber placement techniques to seamlessly and continuously create our stronger-than-steel grid poles. Altus Composite Grid Poles are lighter, less prone to wind damage, and last longer than conventional poles, all while maintaining the ability to compete with alternatives on a cost sensitive basis.

The beachhead market for Altus is Utility Poles and Towers (communication, meteorological, etc). The US alone sees annual ...

System can effectively detect an input and output voltage and adjust the transformer to give the required output voltage for the process. Should include multiple layers of protection including, but not limited to, overvoltage, undervoltage and surge protection. Indicator lights on the front of the panel will allow for a simple and accurate way to determine the cause of a system fault.

As opposed to a LTC(load tap changer), this product will allow for a wider range of voltages. In small processes a range of 600-120 volts input while effectively supplying 120volts out to the process.

This product will allow a user to have mobile equipment and allow them to connect to any standard low voltage power supply without ...

Cooling of bipolar plates in fuel cell systems affects the performance of the fuel cell directly and also provides system stability. It ensures dynamic response of fuel cell systems to launch innovative environment-friendly products on the market, which plays an important role regarding greenhouse effect and global warming. Several cooling variants regarding type of medium and the geometrical structure must be taken into consider by product development.

To provide steady cooling of the fuel cell systems and success a safe cooling design, a new approach for cooling water is performed. Innovative horizontal channels with changing channel geometries assures better cooled faces for bipolar plates by the way is a key point to increase the performance and stability of fuel ...

Control system software testing is done to determine if a program will correctly meet its specifications and not perform unintended functions. For machinery OEMs, large portions of the software testing process are completed during machine commissioning. New machinery is often a multi-vendor effort between the machine builder and other machinery vendors or electric drive suppliers. Each vendor manufactures their equipment independently at their own facility, so only limited software interface testing is done between the systems. On the other hand, when machinery is rebuilt, one or more sections of the existing machine are replaced by new equipment. In this case, some of the machinery is already in place on site and is unavailable for testing. Either way, there is ...

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