2011
Transportation

To prevent delay in travel time, accidents, and destruction of road surfaces I recommend using heated roads. To achieve this I suggest using a conductive grid layed just under the roadway surface at the time of resurfacing or new construction. The grid would be heated by solar power collected every 5-10 miles of highway/roadway. At at determined temperature the grid would become active and begin heating the road surface keeping it at a constant 40-60 degrees. This would eliminate the need for salt/brine treatment of most roadways nearest the cities thus freeing up salt/brine trucks to operate in more rural locals where many times treatment comes later. This is not to say that this system could not be used ...

The Invention is about the control of access to doorless area where electromechanical barriers are used to keep the area apart. The Innovation is designed as a single-spiral barrier, the function of which is to let persons through into a protected area. The Helicoidal Single-Spiral Barrier consists of a base (1) supporting a rotator (2) that moves the Single-Spiral Barrier (3) over a controller (4), and an electric motor (5). By activating an optical sensor, mounted on the base (1), or by activating a card reader with the identification code, the rotator (2) turns by 360°, turning with it the Single-Spiral Barrier (3), which with its helicoidal structure is gently and continuously pushing the person from his or her ...

A high volume, high power, family and taxi-cab transporter.

Strong aluminum construction, integrated eletric propulsion, ecological range extender (hydrogen or liquid methanole fuel cells, or simply gas/diesel generator set).

A true future proposition for family cars, yielding full capacity for 9 passengers: Father, Mother, three children, and all four grand parents !!!!!!!!!!. ( 2 + 3 + 4 = 9 ).

Tesla Motors engines at each wheel, i.e. approximately 1200 horsepower !, also neccessary for the up to 4 - 4.5 tonnes laden ...

It is getting to be more and more of a significant problem for governments, industrials and the eco-system itself that known transportation systems do not provide the market between fast airplanes with small payloads and slow ships with weighty payloads. Without affecting the eco-system with harbors, rails, highways, runways and exhaust gases actual and future transportation needs seem to be impossible. Conventional airships are very sensitive towards weather, fly slowly and mostly necessitate a ground-crew while take off and landing due to its large surface.

The proposed aircraft concerns a VTOL hybrid airplane with the synergetic advantage that every component which is necessary for a rotation symmetric VTOL, also can be used for a mirror symmetric cruise, whilst during ...

The aim of this project is to design a highway police service vehicle with regard to the equipment suitable for the duty performance of the highway police of the Czech Republic.

This special, fast vehicle for highway surveillance isn’t marked with the symbols of the Czech Republic Police; on the contrary, it is designed in civil colors. These vehicles participate in capturing dangerous drivers, who put other drivers and traffic in general in danger. They also help to transport donated organs to the hospitals etc.

This car is called Calantha Fair. It contains several useful functions which can make the highway police’s job easier.

Around the whole car, there is an informational stripe which depicts commands for the other drivers.

On the roof of the car, there ...

I am building a hot air dirigible that has many uses. In small payload designs, the dirigible can be used by military and police departments for surveillance. In the radio controlled designs, the operating costs would be much less than helicopters that have operating costs are more than $350 dollars per hour, being in the $20-$50 per hour range.

In personal aircraft designs, this gives the pilot a helicopter flight advantage at a lower cost and a higher safety margin.

In the high flying solar powered model, this can provide city wide broadcast and satellite communications capability much cheaper than satellites.

In the heavy lift category, the hot air dirigible competes very favorably against helium lift dirigibles, and heavy ...

As petroleum becomes more expensive, worldwide more people will be using buses and trains to get around. A compact bicycle which can be carried easily on the bus, unfold quickly, and be comfortable to drive will enable people to reach the bus stops more rapidly. This vehicle has features one might expect in a car, and can be made smaller, lighter and cheaper than a bicycle.

This vehicle uses two flat pedals to drive pumps. The pumps store compressed air in a lightweight bottle. The air drives a slam valve compressed air motor which drives the rear wheel directly. The pedals move independently and are rigid at the bottom of travel allowing firm balance and control for a standing ...

Flapping winged flight is the most efficient means of transportation in the natural world; consider that birds migrate thousands of miles on very little energy. Since Da Vinci men have dreamed of emulating the elegance of birds. Several fixed-wing designs have proven that the human body is capable of powering significant flight distances e.g. the gossamer albatross. With today's materials and construction techniques the dream of human-powered ornithoptic (HPO) flight is well within reach.

My design for HPO follows the basic size and shape of log-proven hang-gliders, combined with modern flexible composite materials to achieve a lightweight and flexible wing, based on my concept of “Tapered-spring-energy.” Find a feather, any feather at all, and you will notice that it ...

Future cars require significant improvements in fuel consumption, emissions and safety. So far, they have been obtained through a more than proportional increase in complexity and cost. The new hydrostatic powertrain shows drastic improvements in all three areas and for reduced costs.

Conventional cars use around 14% of the energy for driving. The other 86% are lost as radiated heat from the engine, brakes and exhaust. The high losses occur because of the high weight and air drag, a large engine running inefficiently at various speeds and powers, and the loss of all braking energy.

The proposed 5-seat Hydraulic Hybrid weighs 1,600 lbs. (-50%), is more fuel efficient (170 mpg, NEDC) less polluting (-85%) and safer. The car consists ...

The Hydristor retrofit is intended to convert existing vehicles into full hydraulic hybrids. There are some 250 million vehicles already on the roads. The energy spent to manufacture them is already expended and they use too much fuel and create considerable CO2 emissions. To melt them all down would be a very considerable stress on the environment and hybrid technology is not very succesful.

The Hydristor torque converter is designed as an OEM replacement part which fits a standardized Hydristor into many bell housings of different manufacturers utilizing adapters. The Hydristor torque converters can be manufactured in huge volumes for best cost and reliability.

The non-rotating Hydristor is connected to a hydraulic pressure accumulator which is mounted under a ...

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