Consumer Products - 2012
We have a new mechanical and electronic design approach to bring large-format touch computing and home touch tables within reach of ordinary developers and consumers. Our development of Playsurface started by assembling the best open-source optical touch table plans available, and we intend to create a hackable, multi-use, blazingly fast touch computing platform for gaming, music, browsing, device control, and other applications. The goal is to enable cutting-edge performance at a price point that makes buying a touch table similar to many consumer home computer purchases.
Playsurface addresses touch table design from both mechanical and electronic design trajectories, ...
People and their electronic devices are migrating from the desk to rooms with comfortable furniture. Here they work, shop and play in comfort but are still plagued by nagging inconveniences. The low battery alarm demands that we stop, get up and plug in. Electrical wall outlets are scarce and difficult to reach behind heavy furniture. Household extension cords and power strips are hidden from view, forcing the user to crawl around looking for them. Unplugging from obstructed electrical outlets is just as inconvenient, so billions and billions of power supplies remain on wasting enormous amounts of power even if ...
Flagler Beach, Florida
Jul 1, 2012
Hold a piece of dry wall up with your elbow, hold the screw with one hand, drill with the other if you have not left it on the floor, all without falling from the ladder. A drill motor mounted to a glove solves many problems encountered with current drills.
A drill motor is mounted to a glove so it is available for use at anytime yet can be released to be able to use the hand for other functions. The battery or cord is strapped under the arm where the switch is operated by bringing the arm ...
The increased awareness of human induced global warming has created an interest in using renewable energy instead of fossil fuels. Marine transport is one of the least energy intensive way of transporting goods. However, it is also one of the sectors with the fewest available alternatives to fossil fuels. To combat global warming, all industrial sectors should take measures to cut emissions; product of oil from marine plants can help achieve this in marine transport. Also the extensive use of crude plant-oil in the land-based power generating industry is interesting as these plants use engines similar to those in ...
In peristaltic pumps (squeeze tube) a new approach is made with this application by using a disposable tube. The pump frame comes equipped with motor, drive and rollers. A few twists with the pumping tube and you have a new pump. It is designed where the tubing is to be discarded or cleaned after use.
At present there are three different tube sizes. The standards are 1/16”, 1/8” & 3/16” ID hose sizes. Silicone for sanitary applications and norprene for heavier duty industrial uses. Low voltage D.C. motors (12v & 24v) are available and are easily converted to A.C. ...
Toms River, New Jersey
Jun 23, 2012
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1. The ability to store large amounts of heat energy during sunny days to be used at a later time. To create a new market that uses infrared radiation from the solar network.
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Mar 26, 2012
RICE eliminates crank, connecting rod, cam shafts, timing belt box, valves, and the transmission of the conventional piston & cylinder. RICE replaces functions of the eliminated parts with software.
A rotor is formed when four blades (3F or 3B) are attached to a hub (2F or 2B). Four blades of front rotor (3F) together with four blades of back rotor (3B), divide the cylindrical cavity of the engine case (4B+4F) into 2 intakes, 2 compressions, 2 combustions and 2 exhausts chambers. The hub of each rotor (2B or 2F) is ratcheted (7+ or 7-) to both the engine shaft ...
This device is a great toddler distractor. While it could be described as a toy, it is more an appliance used by parents to entertain their child for hours, so they can perform other functions, such as chores, talking with other adults, or even resting with their feet up.
The name of Rotating Toy is just a temporary descriptor until a suitable name can be found.
When you turn it on and place it on the floor, it drives around in large circles with little arms waving around the outside. Then, when it encounters an obstacle, it turns itself ...
My proposal is for an underwater combat simulation game called SEACOM-2013 Extreme Aquatic Games. I design and build shallow water pure Oxygen Rebreather diving equipment for recreational use. US Navy SEALS use a similar (but more advanced) diving system. The paintball, laser-tag, and AirSoft combat simulation community has grown recently in popularity, with many groups forming all around the US. They play out an extensive land based set of combat simulation scenarios, just for the physical and mental challenges and entertainment. My proposal is for the formation of a similar combat simulation game, but instead of land based combat ...
What if sensors, meters, instruments were just Apps instead of single purpose, bulky, expensive equipment? Sensordrone is a first step towards making this a reality.
Mobile computing is the way of the future, but most sensor products have not kept up, and are still very expensive and bulky. Sensordrone is a multi-purpose, configurable sensor that dramatically extends the sensing capability of smartphones & tablets. It is a key Fob sized platform for both consumers and developers (software and hardware developers).
For consumers, Sensordrone includes multiple environmental sensors allowing people to run a variety of Apps, like carbon monoxide monitoring, ...