Safety and Security - 2012
The proposed design of the robot for Urban Search and Rescue(USAR) assists in locating survivors in the debris, left after a disaster, natural or human-inflicted, rescues them and brings them to safety. In a nutshell, the robot is remotely-controlled to traverse the affected areas, scanning for survivors, provide the controller with real-time visual coverage of the sites, detect and notify abnormal temperatures and on locating, rescuing, securing and carrying the survivor to safety.
Rescue operations are carried out by the robot through imitation of the controller’s gestures i.e. movement of arms and torso, tracked using Microsoft Kinect at the ...
There are many situations that require an absolute leak-proof seal of an air duct in a building. Pharmaceutical processing, laboratory research, manufacturing explosives, medical isolation, nuclear reactors, and many more applications exist.
However, today there is no absolutely leak-proof damper. All dampers leak a small amount. Furthermore, these dampers are installed in areas that limit or prohibit observation. A critical damper can malfunction, wear or fail with the result being great harm.
This invention consists of a recently patented damper that is the first truly leak-proof damper as verified by extensive testing. It also includes an integrated monitoring of ...
This is a method of employing a 10+" flexible embedded light-emitting alphanumeric display in conjunction with standard night-sensitive security cameras or portable standard issue FLIR equipment to verify the identify of proper authority on individuals from a distance. Fusing PMMA optical fibers into the rear of a jacket defining the letters or symbols of an agency such as the letters, "FBI" keeps the letters invisible until a wearer decides to activate them to be seen.
Two display options are instantly available for a wearer to activate by simply pressing an embedded switch in the sleeve. One will trigger a ...
HYPOTHERMIA PREVENTION PACK
On June, 14th 2003, 11 of 17 passengers died when they were cast overboard in Tillamook Oregon. The Taki-Tooo was a small passenger vessel that capsized just offshore. Note: in this disaster, drowning didn’t cause the deaths, but hypothermia and shock of cold Pacific Northwest ocean temperatures were the true causes of death.
People generally believe they are good swimmers and they find life jackets to be bulky, inconvenient, and uncomfortable. Although recommended, the Coast Guard does not monitor the wearing of a life jacket. Even with floatation gear, when a person who is not prepared ...
PROBLEM & IDEA:
If while travelling you are caught in the eye of a storm (Danger) & there is lack of ideas for help or you are running out of ideas, & even the most efficient mobile phone cannot get you out of this potent threat to you, your close ones or your property. Well now no fear because LIFEY is there for you. Press the switch that you want, help will arrive in minutes.
DESIGN & DESCRIPTION:
LIFEY would look like a rectangular face, with two illuminated, round switches (like two eyes), at the bottom of the face, ...
Landing of an aircraft is a very important phase of flight. It is also a very challenging task in terms of safety. Automatic landing systems have been installed in aircraft but require aiding instrumentation on the runway.
It has been observed that numerous accidents of aircraft have taken place during landing due to fault in the functioning of landing gear. In this case belly landing is done that will cause damage to the aircraft and may cause death of passengers and crew if not done properly. This concept has been evolved to further make belly landing safe.
The Mini-Snow Plow plow is designed to fit on almost any wheeled motor vehicle, regardless of it being a passenger car, full sized truck, or emergency vehicle.
The idea is to plow the road for traction as you drive, but only where your tires are going to follow. There is a small channel for snow, and other debris, in front of each front wheel. It isn't going to plow your driveway or sidewalk, but it is going to give you the traction when and where you need it. This means that it also turns with your steering, so when ...
Momentary Parachute unit with extremely low opened time (about 30 ms).
Combines two in one: parachute and big air bag.
Saves life of people when jumps from low altitude, for example, skyscrapers - tall buildings, aero plans, aero balloons and other low flying crafts.
In such cases ordinary devices are not suitable because of their long time to get ready.
The mainline of idea is applying of blasting gas as in automobile airbags for a quick open parachute that must save life of falling people in case of fire and other danger.
Covers of parachute ...
Wildfires seem to be getting worse in recent years, and improved methods are needed to help control them. Wildfires are driven by wind, and large ones can even create their own windstorm. I will present two novel ideas here that should help control wildfires by locally disrupting their wind.
#1. Jet Engines Mounted On Flatbed Trucks
After the First Gulf War, jet engines were found to be extremely effective in extinguishing oil well fires. For all practical purposes, the jet engine serves as a giant CO2 fire extinguisher. In addition, the velocity of the jet blast is so high ...
New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) was flooded due to a breach in the levee.
Small gaps in such a levee can easily be filled with sandbags if enough of them are around and there are enough people to fill and place the bags. However a larger breech can be filled easier with this “NOLA Dam it All” system.
Whenever a levee is breached, the first step should be to float a barge, laden with sand, to the spot. The outside hull would have attached to it a metal dam that would be lowered into the muddy bank and the weight ...