2011
Transportation

INERTIAL PROPULSION DEVICE (IPD)

Inertial Propulsion requires no propellant or jets to produce motion. Motion is produced by what Dr. Eric Laithwaite termed Motion-by-Mass-Transfer (MMT) (Horizontal Motion=HMT, Vertical=VMT). Its principle of operation relies on spinning horizontally precessing flywheels having reduced inertia in the direction of precession. A rotor with all its mass in a thin rim theoretically can lose all its inertia, while a solid disk rotor can lose only up to 50%. In 1995 Laithwaite patented an inertial propulsion device-too complex to produce.

If a rotor with an axle and pivot point precesses 360º , no net movement is gained. But if it precesses 180º with reduced inertia and is traction-driven the other 180º with full inertia, a ...

Designs for launching payloads to orbit rely on expendable liquid kerosone or hydrogen fuel sources. This is a costly due to the high cost of design and construction of ultra light weight tanks using aluminum-lithium alloys. We propose reusable LCH4/LOX fuel tanks concentricly aligned which are fully reuseable to provide 1 ½ or 2 stage rocket lift platforms.

Compared to LCH4 kerosone has a 30% lower power exiting a rocket noozle and hydrogen requires a large volume tank compared to LCH4. Less payload can be launched with kerosone and by shrinking the fuel tank size relative to hydrogen less aerodynamic drag on the nose of the rocket occurs lower cost and raising performance. By flying back and recovering the ...

Sky Train Corporation created an Innovative Transit and Alternative Energy System that conserves natural resources and improves quality of life. The Sustainable SOAR300 is technologically advanced electric transportation for moving people and freight, originally funded by The Technological Research and Development Authority. It’s powered by wind, solar, fuel cell or grid energy stored in our patent-pending Energy Storage and Transfer system (ET).

Our design idea solves the problems of traffic congestion, emissions and lack of convenient, fast and affordable public transportation. It eliminates dangerous and expensive road crossings, commuter delays, and costly construction. SOAR300 only requires small support pads on ground level so uses 4% of the space of most systems, preserving land.

The potential benefits include minimal interference ...

There is a need, and also a way, to reduce the cost per mile traveled by a factor of five while improving safety and reducing the time for travel. This design is the foundation of such a vision.

The concept puts the propulsion system in the hub of each wheel. This becomes the basic building block for various modes of transportation starting with a unicycle, then carts, cars, and going to a monorail system connecting cities. It further contemplates crossing large expanses of water and flying.

Wheel Concept:

The basic concept is pretty simple in nature; make the wheel self propelled. Incorporate the batteries, electronics, and motor into the hub of an ordinary rim with a tire. This single ...

Use same technology as wireless network or bluetooth or cell phone (but only need short range) or similar method, at each cross road, or in each cell region, set up a wireless receiver which can communicate with cars going through that cross road or cell region. Each car equipped with such device which can communicate inform with the receiver to the central travel signal control system for better traffic signal control, minimize the waiting time of drivers and routing the traffic flow. To address the privacy problem, the device should allow the driver to randomly select a unique device ID or part of the ID and the traffic control receiver assign another part to form a unique ID every ...

If you live in a smaller town you are all too familiar with waiting at stop lights, sometimes thru more than 1 cycle. Stop lights cause tremendous waste of energy and pollution when you consider that fuel does not burn as efficiently when a vehicle is accelerating from a stop light, and the additional amount of fuel used to accelerate to the speed limit.

Also, you have probably noticed that vehicles travel in "clumps" or groups for some distance after traffic begins to flow when the light turns green. The further away from the light, the more the group disperses unless traffic lights are only a few miles or less apart.

My proposal would be for major roads, 4 ...

The grand objective of this invention is to minimize traffic congestion problem everywhere and to deliver savings in time, fuel, productivity and mental well being of the society. With increasing population, convergence of demographic towards urban areas and increasing fuel costs, traffic congestion problem will exacerbate over time leading to greater economic losses to our society.

Various ride-sharing program have been pursued but none becomes widespread and popular due to lack of real-time and on-demand management of all the ride participants. This invention harnesses the ubiquity of various mobile computing devices to realize an intelligent and on-demand ride-sharing system infused with auction-style transaction management to ensure efficient functioning of the system.

SYSTEM COMPONENTS:
1. Central cloud server to manage ...

It is common in an internal-combustion engine for the piston with rings to move down during the power stroke under the influence of gas pressure. At the same time the piston pushes a connecting rod and thus rotates the crankshaft. Because the connecting rod is connected to the piston and crankshaft by cylindrical hinges, reacting force affects the piston at the angle equal to the angle at which the connecting rod is positioned in the direction of the piston movement while the connecting rod transfers power to the crankshaft. As a result there is a lateral component of reacting force vector. Due to this the piston is pushed to the wall of the cylinder, causing additional frictional force that in turn ...

L3 is a one-man urban electric vehicle, designed and built for the tourist sector, you won´t need walk long distances. It can also be used in the industrial and business sector to move indoors.

L3 is more fun with the plan to travel to different cities' tourist attractions as well as being convenient and useful to the user that travels the whole experience without polluting the environment.

Designed for travel 7 hours with a range of 20km on only one charge (at top speed), that can be recharged in 4 hours at least. Thanks to a motor of 1000W and six 12V20Ah Pb acid batteries, L3 can get speeds up to 50Km/h, 300 rpm and 30Nm of torque.

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This "Lifting Fuselage" design, inspired by Vincent Justus Burnelli, is a scalable aircraft design that can be used for multiple applications.

From UAV's to air taxis to airliners to super and hypersonic planes to space transports, this design is more simple, scalable, sustainable and safe compared to any other design in the air or on the drawing boards today.

This design has been proven to carry at least twice the load capacity of any similarly powered tube and wing design, carry it just as far and use the same amount of fuel. It can out perform the BWB in almost every category and many by a factor of 2. This website explains the advantages of the Lifting Fuselage compared ...

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