2011
Machinery & Equipment

Metronome Boom

A mechanical boom arm can be articulated 360 degrees from a single actuator which is electrically controlled. The design is scalable and has a wide range of uses.

The design is basic; a central vertical shaft is a helical coil whose proportions, materials and torsion are scaled to the load of the task. A circular weight traverses the shaft connected by a mechanism that travels up or down the shaft and can move the weight off center from the central boom.

The helical design of the central shaft is scalable; the design coefficients determine the amount of bending the shaft will be subjected to by the vertical position and offset of the weight. The boom can accommodate ...

To make a super-efficient environmentally-friendly engine, one would like to utilize two processes where the waste of the first process becomes the fuel of the second process.

A gas turbine is highly efficient because it burns fuel at high temperatures and because it maintains a constant speed at its most fuel efficient velocity. Because of this, it exhausts huge amounts of waste heat. A typical automotive combustion engine cannot exceed 25% efficiency because of the nature of the four stroke engine. A gas turbine typically achieves about 32% efficiency.

A steam turbine utilizes a boiler to superheat water into steam. Steam turbines can also achieve about 32% efficiency.

If the Mini Combo Turbine must run at a constant velocity, ...

Aviation is one of the main fields in transportation. Aside from being faster than piston engines, turbojets have greater reliability with about 99.9%. The manufacture of UAVs is quite multifaceted and is a challenging task. This homebuilt mini turbojet engine can be widely used for propelling UAVs and as auxiliary power units. Early turbojet engines consumed large amounts of fuel and did not produce high power output. Their weight to power ratio was poor. They would consume 1.2 to 1.5 pounds of fuel per hour for every pound of thrust they produced. Today’s turbofan engines consume as little as 0.25 pounds of fuel for each pound of thrust produced. This is far less than the best piston engines in use. We ...

This is a Mount that allows you to control your TV Mount. You can customized this mount to different angles and heights with a retracting track that allows the television to come to you when you need it to. This will be controlled by remote control and can be station from above you bed to on your wall and anywhere in between. it can get as low as four feet from a fourteen foot ceiling. It has inter locking and retracting bars that attach to the brackets on the television. Which allows you to be able to clean and handle your television if you like. it comes with a thin power cable that stretches and retract as it comes ...

Abstract:
Any task that we perform is a result of the thoughts that is generated in our brain. When a thought is originated, a certain chemical reaction is carried out in the brain. These signals in the form of chemical are converted into electrical form by a part of the neuron called synapse. Then this electrical signal is transmitted to the respective part of the body through millions of neurons. Our objective is to access those electrical signals and to perform certain process on them then recognize the function that is associated with that signal. Enhancing this project it is possible to make people control external devices just through their neural signal interfacing to those devices, this is very ...

The invention relates to constant velocity joint of so-called fixed type, where the input and output shaft cannot move in the direction of their axes.

The aim of the invention is to provide a technical solution which is easier, cheaper, less demanding in production, and provides better parameters than current conventional solutions.
Today the most commonly used type of CVJ is the Rzeppa type joint based on inventions from the 20s and 30s of the previous century. Their disadvantage is a demanding production, no tolerance to axial load and small angle of shaft deflection (roughly twelve degrees to one side). The main shortcoming is presence friction sliding and that the joint is not hundred per cent homokinetic.

The ...

This is an innovative keyboard design that can be operated one handed, left or right hand, or with both hands, by pressing only one or two of the ten buttons. There is one key for each finger but each finger can cross the 2mm divide and press two buttons. When one button is pressed & released or a second is pressed, input is generated from the 100 possible keystrokes.

The alphabet is produced with a single press or with one of the thumbs "shifted", index fingers provide punctuation and pinkies produce numbers. It is all mapped out in a very logical way that is easy to understand and rooted with contextual clues so it makes sense.

The goal is ...

I invented a machine (#1 in Picture) that evolved into three different CNC machine configurations designed to permanently implant plastic optical fibers into any flexible materials including fabrics for apparel, vinyls, light plastics, coroplast, cardboard, gatorboard, etc. Each fiber is then assigned and placed into a comb position that will be attached to an LED (Monochromatic or RGB).

The high speed machinery is located only in the Lehigh Valley and can be used to produce signs requiring a 1/2 watt of power to light up several square feet of area, flexible digital displays up to 18" high in the visible and IR frequency ranges, safety signage, electronic targets for theme parks, lighted reflective safety strips, Bio-Feedback medical fabrics, animated ...

To optimize a structure after a FEM analysis I think it needs to make a relaxing iteration of the mathematical array of equations first relaxing the length of the elements than the area of the section and returning to relaxing the length and the sections until the error between one iteration and the next is under a certain value chosen by the ...

The problem being solved:
A collection of common types and sizes of wrenches (Standard, Flexible, S-Shape, Half Moon, etc.) are needed to safely tighten or loosen a fastener and without damage to the fastener. Such a collection of wrenches can become quite large. Accordingly, the cost to accumulate a large collection of wrenches can get expensive. Also, bigger, costly tool boxes are needed to store the many types and sizes of wrenches. Big tool boxes filled with all sorts of wrenches are heavy and cumbersome for mobile or field use and take up a lot of precious space in a small shop or service vehicle (...the Space Station).

Solution offered:
PEANUT WRENCHES are a set of box end fittings ...

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