2011
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This simple equipment is designed to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness level regarding time and material spent in tire manufacturing processes.

In current textile plies knitwork stage as initial process to make casing plies, there is a lot of longitude tire cords where each of them have diameters 5 times larger than the latitude with approximately 10 meters length.

Those wasted longitude tire cords could be reprocessed by tire cord splitting machine in several steps to produce a number of latitude tire cords were ready to knitted, such as counter spinning, cleavage stage (using high precision cutting tools), etc.

By this equipment, the tire manufacturer is able to reduce procurement cost significantly or produce many more textile plies with ...

FEAMAC is a software package developed and released by NASA-GRC for the design and analysis of structures composed of arbitrary multiphase composite materials be they ceramic, metallic or polymer based and continuously or discontinuously reinforced. FEAMAC is unique in that it functions as a constitutive module within traditional finite element analysis (FEA) packages to enable efficient, multiscale, design and analysis of structures by providing the local (micro) response of each phase at all points in time and space.

The utility and importance of this new multiscale approach has been demonstrated in the design of a new more environmentally friendly and durable pneumatic radial tire. A specific spin-off application (in the automotive sector) that is being highlighted in this application ...

A team of Cornell engineers developed a patented technology, the TO:CMA Spherical Generator, that creates copious amounts of clean electricity out of ocean waves at costs below all major existing renewable energy sources. The design was elaborated to defy the global rise in energy demand, which is projected to grow by 49% over the next 30 years and the depletion of current resources that are used for energy.

This device surpasses in potential and efficiency existing renewable energy technology, and is more economical. The innovative geometrical arrangement of the magnets within the technology generates more power and greater efficiency at less cost.

Conventional point absorbers employ linear generators, which can only harness energy from movement in the vertical motion. ...

You hoped for an idea that could generate new jobs, help the environment, or improve our health and safety; this entry does all three. It crosses several categories, certainly impacting sustainable technologies, but also electronics and machinery and equipment. The idea of the solar power satellite (SPS) was introduced by Dr. Peter Glaser in 1968, but despite much discussion and many study papers, no one has followed with an actual product. The time for this action is NOW, what with expensive petroleum, extensive pollution, and very large unemployment.

So the new "product" I propose is the actual design and orbitting of an SPS, which would beam down clean electrical power to an earthside receiving station. An article in the ...

TOPCRIC - "FOOD PACKAGING" opening, pouring and sealing improved packaging of solid products, grain and feed dust, pet food and chemicals.

This idea has a world record with 8 international awards in 6 months without being sold yet. On April 3, 2011 a ninth award was won in Orleans.

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Consumer Products

A visual, tactile, and topographical user interface device.
The device consists of a 2-dimensional array of millimeter-scale sensor-actuator elements, covered by a flexible and crush-resistant display layer. It senses forces applied by the user and actuates to change its topography in response. It can mimic the markings, topography, and responses of an ordinary keyboard or other familiar controls, and can interact in ways which are entirely new.

This control panel would allow arbitrary layouts, where keys and other control elements can take on any size, shape, position, or meaning. Not only could the layout change with user context, software could change the layout dynamically; for example, a game could change part of the control set when the player changes ...

1. Problem the Design Solves: Extremely dangerous and disruptive tornadoes result in hundreds of deaths and injuries, destruction of homes and businesses, and financial and personal losses in millions in the U.S. alone. There is NO current solution to this severe problem!!!

This solution is novel! Two technical advances- technological DOTS- over the years when applied together as “system” provide a solution:

DOT 1- Continuing advances in Doppler Radar/PAR, both in severe weather interpretation and in geographical coverage provides identification of potential
tornadoes—the “hook echo” on the radar screen;
DOT 2- Progress in development and application of the Vortex Ring by which substantial energy can be transmitted thru a fluid (air) over a distance without loss of energy.

The ...

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – TOURNIQUET COUPING DEVICE

The Tourniquet Coupling Device was designed from the perspective of patient comfort, patient safety, ease of use, disposability and low cost. All of these objectives have been met – thus dramatically enhancing the use of disposable latex and latex-free tourniquets.

TECHNOLOGY: The device was designed to be a molded part using FDA approved material for noninvasive medical devices. The device is also ambidextrous, allowing equally efficient use by both right and left handed end users. Further, the device was designed with no moving parts and is of a size to allow for mass production, low unit cost, and disposability.

VALUE: The primary value of the device is patient satisfaction and safety, while enhancing ...

Most tow trucks now being manufactured include means of lifting and towing vehicles by engaging the tires, axle, or suspension of the towed vehicle, lifting and securing the towed vehicle to these means before transporting the towed vehicle from the load site. These means are called wheel lifts or underlifts. Wheel lift tow trucks can be used to tow light duty through heavy duty vehicles. Axle and suspension type underlift tow trucks are often used to tow medium duty and heavy duty vehicles, which are more likely to have straight axles and more robust suspensions than light duty vehicles.

When a tow truck lifts a vehicle, part of the load from the towed vehicle is distributed to the rear ...

Today, there are no physical or virtual boundaries to prevent intruders from gaining access to any sensitive data include Biometric data in free space, private sector, or government storage areas. The reason for using Biometric is to bridge the verification gap between human and machines. The latest cyberattacks proves: “One Time Password” (SecurID) has failed to protect faked access. Significant federal sites with RSA protection got breached. Biometric storing method, is defining the conditions for individual identification by storing his indefeasible characteristics in national/governmental/private databases also means specifying the characteristics that distinguish or identify the actual identity of a person, instead of using it for authentication, without the need to store it anywhere, to avoid the obvious potential to ...

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