2011
Transportation

The Vector Car involves a new body shape using a centrifugal power train providing maximum fuel economy. Length: 17' Wheel base:139"

It is powered by a four cylinder engine combined with an electrical motor configured as a pulsating generator providing kinetic energy to the circumference of the vertically mounted flywheels.

The two large flywheels are driven by the use of disc brake pads applying pressure on a special axle arrangement powered by a four cylinder engine having sufficient energy to a differential producing required movement to the heavy flywheels that are interfaced with the rear axles transmitting motion to a standard wheel and tire system without the use of a differential.
Flywheels are mounted in vertical positions on either ...

For many years we have depended on fossil fuel to play the main role in our transportation and therefore it affects our economy. The future should not have these old fashioned engines which kill us very slowly with their harmful emissions.

The idea is an engine which operates depending on the Meissner effect, which is the expulsion of a magnetic field from a superconductor during its transition to the superconducting state, and this effect has been used in our life in so-called magnetic levitation.

How it works!!

Nitrogen liquid goes through the main rotating hollow shaft and then inside the turbine blades in order to bring it to its critical temperature at which it will be superconductoring. At this ...

Airspeed Measurement Using Acoustic Wave Propagation

A. Current industry standard:
All aircraft currently flying today use a Pitot tube and static pressure ports to determine airspeed. Airspeed is derived from the static and dynamic pressure difference. However, there are significant issues with this type of measurement: in spite of its simplicity, there is an absolute needs to carefully monitor the Pitot tube and static pressure ports openings to prevent against any obstruction of the inputs to the Pitot sensor or the static pressure sensor. This Pitot system is also very sensitive to icing (all Pitot tubes are equipped with a heater), to insect occlusion, and to maintenance errors (failure to remove masking tapes from the static ports). All these ...

I started driving in 1971. A good friend of mine drove a 1962 Nova convertible. It had a 327 small block and a Powerglide transmission. It was real fun to drive and my first experience with a two speed automatic transmission. This is how I first learned about planetary gear systems. In low gear, a band stops the ring gear to provide the gear reduction and is released to provide the high range or one to one. With ten years of service and high mileage, after towing a heavy load or a few power- brake launches the band would start to slip.

In this same time period Disk brakes where introduced, were two pads are pinched together to slow ...

This device (see illustration) is a free-standing, completely self-contained, electrical power generating unit. It utilizes a ruggedized heat exchanger container for the nuclear waste, cooled by CO2 which drives a low-pressure, low-temperature turbine coupled to a generator. All of the above is permanently contained within a hermetically-sealed, radiation-shielded steel container. Once commissioned each PowerPack would run continuously providing DC voltage at about 10A for at least 10 years. At that time it would be exchanged vs. re-charged.

The initial concept could be used as the engine/generator replacement for existing hybred vehicles rendering them fully electric, continuously trickle charging the battery-pack under the control of the vehicle's electrical control management system. Such vehicles could be used in short range situations, ...

New Technology Provides Reliable, Less Expensive, Dynamic Control Of Air And Watercraft Propeller Pitch

Currently, propeller pitch control uses three approaches: it is based upon either hydrolic oil pressure, mechanical control using lateral motion along the axis of the drive shaft, or electric motor control with the drive motor embedded in the hub. All three of these techniques are either expensive to manufacture and install, or expensive to maintain due to high wear rates or the close machine tolerances required.

The First Image is a conceptual sketch of the Angular Motion Translator (AMT), US patent 6,547,689. The AMT is a mirrored planetary gear system that allows the angular relationship between two non-rotating parts to be translated into an identical ...

PROBLEM
The mass transit systems in the United States remain unavailable to most of the commuting public who live and work too far from mass transit lines. Near major urban areas, their commuting path usually takes them parallel to mass transit routes for much of their route, but their homes as well as their places of work are too diverse to make use of mass transit connections.

SOLUTION
A small electric commuter (one or two passenger) vehicle with very limited range coupled with a Propulsion And Delivery (PAD) system that follows major arteries would allow commuters to drive from their homes to the PAD system, which would convey them and their vehicles the largest portion of their commute. Upon ...

Push button hand brakes are used in cars for stopping it from moving forward when in parked position. All cars comes with a hand brake lever near the driver seat which takes lot of space in the middle. By using a push button hand brake which is mounted on the dash board of the car is easy to operate. It will not operate when the car is moving. It takes less space in the car and also tooling cost is reduced when compared with making og hand brake lever. The push button is fully automatic and it is switched off automatically when the drivers gives accelerator. So with this innovative technology the drivers need not have to check whether they ...

In the near future I would like the see the significant decrease/elimination of the use of gasoline. I also would like to see the transportation of people become safer. And decrease the car accident total to almost nothing.

The solution? The use of magnetic railway-like mechanics embedded in the road itself. Cars could then, using GPS, essentially drive themselves and eliminate manual driving, since the cars would be on the magnetic railway. It would quench the use of gasoline and avoid collisions on the road. With less gasoline on the road it would also be one large step towards a greener ...

Adding the "regeneration" feature to an electric aircraft significantly extends the flight time, distance, and safety. The dual-role "windprop" provides power for self-contained takeoff, cruise, and climb, and as an airborne wind turbine, restores battery energy when the aircraft encounters updrafts and in final descent. In principle, a "smart autonomous" regen could remain aloft indefinitely at high altitudes. This and related presentations are found at ...

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