2011
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Judging the speed of an approaching car can be tricky, even for an experienced driver. This important skill is used frequently in daily driving situations such as pulling into a busy street, merging into fewer lanes, entering on-ramps, passing into oncoming traffic on a single lane road, or switching lanes after a quick glance in the rearview mirror. With inattention or the inexperience of a younger driver, these common situations can turn treacherous.

The Automotive Speed Indicator will improve vehicle safety by taking the guesswork out of estimating another driver’s speed. This concept adds a new signaling component to a vehicle’s exterior lighting system (see Figure) that would automatically change color to indicate the vehicle’s travel velocity. As ...

The invention can be used in designing complete autonomous power installations for stationary applications(up to 5MW) and for mobile applications (up to 1MW).

According to the proposed principle and methods for performing self-sustained power installations (fig.1), the working fluid (water,water-based fluids, bio-hydraulic oils, etc.) is delivered from a liquid reservoir (14) by a liquid feed pump station with overflow hydraulic valve under low pressure through a filter ,and through flow control hydraulic valves assembly into working chambers (fig.2) of the pressure amplifier block (30) provided with various applicators which are forming various energy fields. High pressure (up to 700bar, function of the working fluid) is created in the working chambers of the pressure amplifier block by passing strong and ...

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I have created the ultimate flying machine ever build by human hands. I call it the AutoSkyBot. It’s a VTOHLJATT- Vertical Takeoff Hover Landing Jet Arial Terrestrial Transport. Consumer uses are Air Taxi Cab, Air Ambulance, Multi-role Fire Department fire suppression vehicle, SKY crane, Skyscraper construction platform, skyscraper rescue vehicle, skyscraper external fire suppression system, Selective Logging, Shipping Container Automated Delivery Vehicle. Power line maintenance. Handicapped, elderly, special needs vehicle.

Now we've all seen the World Trade Center; imagine a fire on the 60th floor of a building, trapping all occupants of the building above the 61st floor with no means of escape; an aircraft has just cut off the only means of escape. The escape stair wells ...

Major drawback of the electric vehicles are the batteries which only offer limited range, add weight, consume space and are a major cost component of the vehicle.

This entry proposes that this problem is alleviated by having a system which can input auxiliary electrical energy into the vehicle while it is on the road. The input system can be wires suspended above the road (similar to trolleybuses), a induction based system in the bottom, positive wire above the road and negative embedded into the road (as in bumper cars) or a galvanic contact system at the bottom as shown in the picture. The vehicles would be fitted with a device that is able to connect to the auxiliary power ...

Replacing the traditional display with a heads up display.
The video phone has an interface that is displayed as a heads up display. By holding AVA in front of you, the user interface is projected on the retina. At the same time the camera
transfers the video image to the receiver. The user interface is navigated with the buttons on top of the device.This makes the communication experience richer, more private and more fun for both parties.

Display
There is no traditional display, rather it has a small projector, forming an image on the user's retina (like a heads up display). The user experiences this as having a transparent display at a distance in front of him/her.

Camera
The ...

Here is a product that speeds and improves work, manufacturing, or scientific research processes.

The novel backpressure regulator that opens or "cracks" at low pressures in chemical environments is the "Magnetic Backpressure Regulator."

The novel Magnetic Backpressure Regulator keeps a constant pressure on items upstream of it. It is a normally-closed valve that opens when the pressure goes above a threshold value, thus maintaining a constant backpressure.

The novel Magnetic Backpressure Regulator comprises a conduit for channelling a fluid under pressure, a regulator for exhausting the fluid when pressure setting is exceeded, a valve for opening and closing flow of the fluid in the regulator, and a screw for variably setting force of repulsion by rotation.

The upper portion ...

New nano foam polymer lithium batteries are relatively compact, light weight and have been designed to allow greater storage of electrical charge than other types of battery. They hold the potential to significantly increase the range of electric vehicles of the future. However, more importantly, this new type of battery can be molded into virtually any conceivable shape (Topix, 29/06/11). This capability naturally leads to the idea of replacing most if not all of the structural elements of a traditional automobile frame by battery elements that have been moulded into the same shapes as the various elements that make up the frame.

The design of the outer package or housing of the battery depends to a certain extent on ...

In North America transportation accounts for 23% of the greenhouse gas emissions produced. To determine the amount of greenhouse gases produced, and to have a basis for comparison, a measurement known as “global warming potention” is used. This measure represents the amount of heat trapped by a greenhouse gas compared to carbon dioxide over a specific time interval. Using this measure, it becomes easy to compare an electric vehicle to an internal combustion (IC) vehicle; IC vehicles generally have a global warming potential three times greater than electric vehicles (EVs). At the heart of an electric vehicle lies the battery, which is the most expensive component of the vehicle (approximately 1/3). However they are also the leading cause of ...

Most currently available security seal technologies have been in use for decades. Frighteningly, the majority of the tamper seals on the market currently are easily defeated or counterfeited.

BeaconSeal's engineers in conjunction with tamper seal industry consultants developed a set of design goals necessary to address the shortcomings in existing tamper seal technology.         1. Simple to install, use and observe. 2. Tamper status is visually obvious from distance. 3. RFID technology to allow remote reading of the seal status in real time. 4. Disposable and capable of only one use. 5. Vibration, shock, and weather resistant. 6. Laser engraved serial numbers on all components. 7. Compact, lightweight, and Inexpensive. 8. Six month battery life in typical use. 9. Multiple ...

Water is an essential commodity for life on Earth. Drinking water is supplied to people living in urban areas from the major and minor water supply schemes. Most of those living in rural areas pump water into the overhead tanks from their own wells of at least 1m in diameter. These wells are located close to the households and are not covered to allow sunlight to disinfect water to some extent and to get water aerated by direct contact with air.

Leaves falling into the wells and the clay particles and heavy metals reaching the wells with recharging water settle to the bottoms of those wells. When those leaves decay they release heavy metals and other toxic compounds due ...

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