2011
Safety and Security

Yearly we watch helplessly as the Missouri, Mississippi and Ohio River valleys and their tributaries display the enormous power of water by flooding…destroying lives and property. We, as taxpayers, spend millions and billions of dollars every year doing clean up and rebuilding to see a reoccurrences in following years. I am suggesting that rather than repeatedly spending money as a reaction to a common, destructive occurrence we spend that money once as a proactive measure to significantly minimize that common occurrence…flooding of Midwestern states…through the repurposing of an existing infrastructure.

The lower 48 States are crisscrossed with thousands of miles of abandoned, buried pipeline infrastructure. These abandoned pipelines provide pathways to pump and siphon flood waters from the above ...

When sound and muzzle flash are not an option. This invention helps to keep our soldiers at war safer.

With the Vacuum/Suppressor in place, the pressurized gas behind the bullet has a vacuum chamber space to expand into, so the pressure of the gas that exits the tip of the suppressor is reduced significantly; therefore, the sound of the gun firing is more silent than conventional silencers.

The present invention is a firearm suppressor that uses a vacuum chamber to reduce the sound and flash levels that are typically created when a firearm is discharged.

The vacuum chamber(s) of the present invention adds a novel feature to firearm suppressors that enables the propellant gases to fill the vacuum chamber(s) and ...

Robot Lazarus. Designed with emergency services in mind, this is the second prototype, the final system is to be ruggedized for emergency services and wiil include the ability to operate in hot, cold, wet, toxic and dirty environments.

Current onboard systems include a video transmitter, a CMU tracking eye camera, laser, pitch role yaw digital rate gyros, wireless RC via Fanatec Controller, manipulator arm with 5 finger hand, solar recharging, UV lighting to illuminate suroundings in low light, ability to crouch, walk, run and follow at predetermined ...

Rocker Lowrise Earthquake Proof Building utilizes the principle at operation in a toy weeble. The build is designed to withstand the most severe earthquakes since it cannot fall over, since as the earthquake hits it will rock back and assume the upright position after the earthquake has passed underneath.

The building consists of a weighted hemispherical base (approximately 50% of the total weight of the building), a very solid underground foundation on which the base sits, composite steel/concrete/rubber stability pillars and the 'building part.'

The building part consists of a very rigid center column, on which the floor infrastructure is built upon. The materials of the rigid center frame are steel based. The floor and wall infrastructure is made ...

I will try to add a drawing I made several years ago, but this conceptual design is easy to visualize.

Basically this is a rocket launch double escape system conceptual design. The double escape system may also be used for re-entry.

The Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo rockets all employed a launch escape system. That system was basically a small rocket attached to the top of the rocket that could launch and free the space capsule from the main rocket in the event of main rocket failure.

Similar to automobile design evolution in that a car has seat belts and then later desings add the air bags, this conceptual rocket design uses the previous launch escape system but then adds ...

Endangering the world, nuclear power generation’s vulnerability to natural elements is now so visible in Fukushima, Japan. Yet, for more than 50 years the US Navy has operated safely nuclear submarines. While nuclear submarines have been lost at sea, no one of ours has ever contaminated the environment. The reason is simple: submersed in the sea, the nuclear reactor will never run out of heat sink when appropriate redundancies are designed in the system. Compared to a submarine, additional safety is achievable if the submersed spheroid is anchored via multiple cables embedded in plastic providing spring and dampener stabilization.
Below 100 feet, the submersed site is free from the effects of tsunamis, tornadoes, and other weather threats. Even ...

This improved outlet design requires simultaneous insertion of the hot and neutral plug tangs to energize the outlet. Single items inserted into a single opening, or multiple items inserted at different times will not energize the outlet.

Typical wall electrical outlets in homes and businesses provide power to appliances plugged in via the contact of the appliance plug tangs and the outlet internal conductive tang receivers. Outlet contacts are typically connected directly to the electrical source with no internal switches. In nominal installations, two of the three outlet tang receiver locations are connected to ground/neutral and one is connected to the ‘hot’ side electrical source. There is a one in three chance an unknowing person or curious child sticking ...

Safety tape will allow retailers to reduce or even eliminate the use of box cutters which will reduce injuries. It will also increase speed of opening boxes.Thus reducing insurance costs by reducing injuries and increasing productivity.

Safety tape is standard clear packing tape with a thread imbedded in the center of the tape strip along the length of the tape. At every 12 inches there are 2 cuts in the tape and thread in a half circles. This circle allows for a finger nail or other object to grasp the tape and thread and pull. Once the thread is pulled it will split the tape allowing for easy opening of the box. Thread can be cotton, nylon or an ...

Use a thermal imaging camera and software to detect when your hand is too close to a saw blade and shut down the saw. This could work for any dangerous tool or equipment. Setup would be simple: plug the equipment into a control box, mount the camera pointed at the blade area, then use the software program to mark an exclusion zone. When the camera and software detect the temperature of a hand in the Safety Zone it shuts off. While your hand is still a safe distance from the blade! The software could be as simple as looking for a minimum number of pixels that are in the temperature range of skin. Or complicated enough to recognize the ...

A Gaff, a hook used to land fish from a boat, has a sharp point. That point causes injuries because it is always open. The Safety Gaff eliminates that danger because the point of the hook is out of harms way by being hidden within the handle. When a gaff is required, the user can release the hook by pulling on the handle. That action releases the hook and locks it into it's operating position. After use, by sliding the lock release, the hook can be rotated and the point of the gaff in now safely hidden within the ...

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