Machinery & Equipment

Problem: In large stores such as Walmart, it's a bit difficult to find things sometimes efficiently. The guided shopping, computers and signs' sentiment are neat features; but, they are not intelligent enough in case that a customer want to take products in an efficient way and a shortest path. Most of the time, customers waste time at the store and get tired. Since, they are not on a right track to pick up their desirable products from on the shelves. Another problem in this context is many customers unintentionally give up their cart in a wrong place and store staff has to collect them.

Current Solution: So far, there have been so many computer solutions and tools in ...

Arguably, the strongest structures in nature have to be the webs spun by spiders.

These super lightweight structures can support massive loads, they can span vast distances (anyone who has walked into a web spun across a garden path can testify).

Yet this construction method has not been exploited to the fullest. Analogies can be made between man-made structures, such as bridges, stadiums etc, and spider webs, but these only go so far.

What if we could produce a structure that comes close to a spider web?

The possibilities are restrained only by your imagination. Consider a sports stadium, a bridge, shopping centres etc. all built by themselves or, rather, automated “Spiders.”

Building a structure in ...

I would like to submit a 3D CAD rendering of a micro fusion power board for use in space vehichles that can travel beyond light speed. In order for that to ocurr I am proposing that a micro fusion power board array be created with a micro heavy ion collider or particle beam ignition system be used so to ensure that the miro fusion power board will work at light speed and beyond as the current designs of fusion reactors have 2 problems and will not work at post light speed velocities.

The first problem is they all use lasers to ignite the fuel for the reactors and second they presently have field instability problems which cause uncontrolled shutdown ...

Vortex Fire Suppression Cannon

Vortex Fire Suppression Cannon (VFSC) utilizing non-resource consuming fire-fighting technology particularly aimed at large brush or forest fires by way of aircraft supported fire suppression technology. Oddly enough but true; vortex cannons have long been a popular item purchased by children at local toy stores and have been known to extinguish the flame of a candle as far away as 25-feet in distance. Vortex cannons were first utilized in Germany during WWII as antiaircraft artillery.

The idea here is to install vortex cannons onto aircraft for the express purpose of extinguishing large brush or forest fires without consuming valuable resources such as fuel and water or the time required and wasted during refueling water carriers ...

Looking at modern forklifts, there are many things either too awkward or too delicate to handle without breaking when operating these big heavy machines. That's where the RAV (Robotic Assistance Vehicle) comes in. Not only can it pick up and manipulate irregular shaped objects, but it can turn and position them with pinpoint precision via a haptic control system on board.

The vehicle could be stored on the bed of a pickup truck, and remotely lift itself out of the truck with its robotic arms, so there is no lifting whatsoever by human hands. The vehicle's arms can assist in construction work, acting as literally an extra set of arms for installing drywall. This vehicle could also be rented ...

This entry describes a product that can be built with proper research coordination.

We are on the verge of being able to build this robot/machine that would revolutionize the civilization we live in.

We have seen it before: in the animal and plant world we see that with enough energy and raw material one species could fill the world with new individuals. An animal reproduces by being its own production factory.

Mankind has done it before:
- by making primitive tools that could be used to build better tools that could build machines we created a "positive loop" that led to the Industrial revolution.

- by making simple calculators that could help design better computers created a positive ...

RoFo BevDisHeadgear contains, transports and dispenses a beverage from a spigot for rehydration. The RoFo BevDisHeadgear is a decanter that is useful in all seasons. It is a GREEN PRODUCT… as it is reusable, eco-friendly and does not harm the environment. A hat-like recess is on the bottom of the container sized for wearing on an individual's head, and for maintaining the container in a freestanding condition during hands-free ambulation of the individual. When worn, the RoFo Headgear functions in helping to keep the body well rehydrated.

I am Randall Flann: Inventor of the U.S. Patented Invention: Substance Dispensing Headgear. U.S. Patent Number: 5,966,743. Date of Patent: October 19, 1999. Internationally known as the RoFo BevDisHeadgear. The synonymous word ...

There is an increasing desire to use Condition Based Maintenance instead of traditional scheduled maintenance or breakdown maintenance in rotating machinery. To fulfill the goal of CBM, estimating the remaining useful life is very important. The nature of defect growth is very stochastic which is one of the primary difficulties to reach the goal of prognostics.

Many industries replace the defective bearing at its initial stage but the goal of prognostics is to find the time that the machine can survive beyond the time of fault detection. Therefore, it needs to monitor the progression of the fault in the bearing. Most of the faults have some kind of development failure. In some kinds of defect progressions like spalling ...

Radial Air Motor Based On Rolling Elements
The subject of this entry is a new type of positive displacement air motor or pump whose features include:
•Positive, variable displacement. Allows high-speed and torque with low air consumption and minimal loss of efficiency.
•Dynamically balanced. Allows higher rotational speeds than other positive displacement designs.
•Displacement can be adjusted during operation. Allows active torque changes in response to load, making this device both a motor and continuously variable transmission.
•Low parts count and simple internal geometries. Fosters manufacturability and reliability.
Our new design minimizes the speed, torque, efficiency and manufacturability tradeoffs that affect traditional air motors and pumps. Vane-type designs, for example, have speed limits and low efficiency ...

The engine consists of an elliptic casing 19, a rotor 10 with vanes 11 that, owing the copy mechanism 25, allows them to maintain contact with the elliptic casing in all positions. So the vanes play the role of the pistons. A single vane replaces one piston, one cylinder, few valves, connecting rod; there is no need for a cranck shaft, cam shaft… The vanes are joined together by joints to the copy mechanism 25 by means of a small rod 14, a wheel 13, an elliptic casing 9 with an intake channel 16 and an exhaust channel 17. Between the casing, the rotor and the two adjacent vanes, the eight variable rooms 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8 of different volumes ...

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