2010
Transportation

In the pedaling system of the conventional type, the human foot effort is applied on the sprocket shaft. In the invented pedaling system, the human foot effort is applied adjacent to the teeth of the sprocket. This is similar to that of a flywheel of a machine or a village grain’s grinder wherein the handle is provided at the edge and not at the center. Normally there is one set of pedaling system consisting of a sprocket, a pedal, a pedal rod, a chain and a freewheel provided on one side of the sprocket shaft in the conventional pedaling system. In the invented system, there are two similar sets of pedaling systems, one set on each side of the ...

The DTV Shredder is an ultra compact all terrain vehicle. A 14hp engine powers two tank tracks over any terrain imaginable. Sand, snow and ice, rocks or dirt, the shredder can handle it all at speeds of up to 30 mph!

With a footprint just 34" x 17" x14" the shredder is small enough to fit in the trunk of your car. This small size allows it to travel along narrow trails that would typically only be off limits for larger vehicles. Weighing in at under 100 lbs, the shredder is also extremely light weight.

Riding the shredder is similar to riding a skateboard or snowboard. Thanks to a patented transmission system, all ...

The “Eco-Intelligent Bike” is an individual vehicle. The concept of this bike is well-balanced between new technologies and natural. The shape of the frame was designed to look like a man bending down to the ground. The front wheel would be his arms and the rear wheel would be his legs. 
Tthis bike is environmental-friendly because the frame is made from an eco-composite material. As shown in the picture, it is made of bamboo composite which has high strength but light weight as if carbon composite. Also, it uses little energy in the manufacturing process.
Either front wheel or rear wheel are connected to the frame with 3 joints roller. Inside the frame, a battery is placed in ...

A Specialized Vocational Training Center to provide the instruction to Upgrade Existing Auto Mechanics to Repair and Service the New Plug-In Electric Vehicles (E. V. Technicians)
• What problem does your design idea solve?
Major Automobile Manufacturers are adding Electric “Plug-In” Vehicles to their product line this year.
• What are the potential benefits?
Consumers are “Wary” of Major Purchases with extremely limited Service and Repair availability, what if a “Break-down” occurs 100 miles from the nearest Dealer/service center? Apparently every town NEEDS a trained E.V. Servicer.
• How is your idea novel or an improvement on what is currently available in the marketplace?
At this time only some Dealerships (Chevy says they will have one EV ...

My proposal is to use the motorcycle stator based design around the axle of a vehile (used in hybrid or electric vehile were a gas powered engine is not used with alternator). This should allow some electricity to be generated while the vehicle is in motion, this would also open up many new parts and jobs.

The stator is the stationary part of a rotor system, found in an electric generator or electric motor

Depending on the configuration of a spinning electromotive device the stator may act as the armature, receiving its influence from moving field coils on the rotor. Placing the field coils in a worm gear pattern on the rotor allows for an inexpensive slip ring mechanism ...

Electronic Moving Freight Train Weighing System.

The system consists of a large concrete pit constructed in a railway freight car marshalling yard over which a structural steel bridge is erected. Its primary function is to weight freight cars while travelling at a speed of 20 mph and sorting them out to a determined destination.

The structure is constructed so as to support the weight of a diesel train as well (400,000 lbs).
When a freight car is propelled by the train, it follows a path that will direct it toward the weighing scale.

Under the 40 foot long weight scale steel structure load cells are located at each of the four corners. They capture continuous and successive sets of ...

The Electromagnetic Mechanical Induction Engine is the crossover between an electric vehicle, and a hybrid engine. Derived from the operation of a linear induction motor roller coaster, this electromechanical engine changes linear induction, to rotational induction. The linear motion of electromagnetic propulsion seen on many standing- launch roller coasters can be used to propel vehicles, as a proper alternative to the gasoline combustion engines. With this electromechanical engine, the rotational motion of induced magnetic fields generates a mechanical force when applied to a load. An EM.M.I.E. consists of two switch-mode power supplies having a total output power of five hundred kilowatts. Both supplies having alternating and direct circuitry provide a total current of five hundred amperes, to four neodymium ...

Note: I am not a scientist and not even an automobile or mechanical engineer. These are some of the ideas that have been lingering in my mind for a long time and I don’t even know if they are technically feasible. If these can generate some interests in the experts of relevant fields, my goal is accomplished. This is written purely in a layman’s language.

The fundamental idea is to convert the forces that are working against us into the forces that work for us.

Energy capturing opportunities:

There are three important types of forces that work against the vehicle while the vehicle is running as shown in the picture

Solar - This energy is uncapitalized as of now ...

Combustion normally occurs in common reciprocating-piston, internal combustion engines when the piston reaches the highest point in the cylinder. At that point, however, the piston’s connecting-rod is nearly vertically-aligned with the cylinder and very little of the large force acting downward on the piston-crown immediately after ignition actually works to rotate the crankshaft. Most of the tremendous force from the burning fuel-air mixture is momentarily acting in a manner that simply places a heavy burden on the crankshaft trying to shove it through the bottom of the engine! Ignition of the fuel-air mixture at or near top-dead-center in any reciprocating-piston, internal-combustion engine is nothing more than an inherent disadvantage because by the time any forces from the combustion process ...

The use of lightweight materials such as aluminum, magnesium and composite materials are steadily increasing to mitigate the increasing vehicle weight and fuel consumption. The use of these lightweight materials mainly depend on the ability to make reliable joining methods. My proposal is to increase the use of friction stir welding (FSW)in automobile (particularly for sheet metal welding, structural components etc.), and aircraft structures. Friction stir welding does not involve melting of materials, therefore, no fumes, personnel hazard, and slag formation, which makes it environmentally friendly process. This process can easily be automated with the aids of robots, which will increase the productivity.

Friction stir welding eliminates the use of rivets in automobile and aircraft structures leading to weight ...

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