2012
Transportation

You will be able to change the color or color design on your car by using a computer in your car. An LCD screen will be on the outside of the car displaying the color/design underneath the safety of plexiglass. You will also be able to display advertisements. Wow! What a thought! To actually pick out a different color or design anytime you want by just simply using a computer in your car. Everyone will want this. Not to mention the safety of plexiglass on the covering of the car. This is a perfect path on setting our society to higher levels of technology! This invention will be sold to a car ...

Vision Intelligence Traffic Automated Lights

The VITAL system will controls traffic lights based on vision sensors and analysis of information. Will help to make traffic more fluid, generating savings to drivers and reducing unnecessary pollution by reducing gas consumption.

The system will be based on “Intelligent” nodes. A node on each street intersection, “an Intelligent traffic control officer,” these will control the traffic lights in each direction. The nodes communicate with each other via a wireless network. The communication allows updating information on traffic and related issues. The nodes can send information to the other nodes on how many cars, how fast and in which direction they are traveling.

Uses GPS, to get real time coordination and position. The ...

A new passenger-carrying aircraft design is proposed which will be able to efficiently move people at a speed of 300 MPH for typical distances of 10 to 150 miles. An aircraft of this type might be used to provide rapid transportation from numerous points in a metropolitan area to the local airport, or rapid transportation between any two locations in a metropolitan area.

What is proposed is a new type of VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft which offers an efficient high speed cruising capability. The craft uses two large counter-rotating rotors which rotate about the centerline of the craft, one forward of the craft’s center of gravity and one aft of the craft’s center of gravity. Each ...

I am submitting a design for a 40-passenger commuter aircraft. It is powered by two turbo-props.

The take-off video shows the aircraft taking off from a parking lot.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/39112874/Utterfly%20Liftoff%20Email.m4v
The landing sequence shows the aircraft landing in a jungle clearing.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/39112874/Utterfly%20Arrival%20Email.m4v
The aircraft flies @340 knots/hr, has a range of 500 miles.

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LA to San Francisco in 160 minutes—GREAT! But ironically, as the size of cities and the speed in which we are able to travel great distances increases, we are increasingly more sedentary. In fact, we are sitting down more than ever before—9.3 hours per day, which is more time than we spend sleeping. And the amount of time we spend sitting today increases the risks of death up to 40 percent. Instead of sitting for 160 minutes, why not create a high-speed rail that allows us to choreograph a set of experiences that make us productive, healthy and social individuals. Exercise, dance, shop, tan, eat, do laundry, play, take art classes and even sleep (ok, sometimes we need a ...

You’re watching one of the hundreds of movies you have watched over the years where friends and families anxiously await the arrival of their loved-ones at an airport. There’s the mandatory shot of the airplane approaching from the distance, it hangs momentarily over the runway and then finally touches down, everyone breathes an inaudible but collective sigh of relief…and it’s only a movie. Simultaneously, you see the now familiar smoke and characteristic screech as the tires, not so gently, kiss the pavement and the craft finally settles onto all of its wheels and begins the long taxi to the gate.

When we take a moment we realize that the smoke, the sound of tires skidding on pavement and smell ...

Modular panel truss bridges are used worldwide to bridge gaps in the road network. Often based on the WWII “Bailey Bridge” design, these structures are deployable in weeks. These structures can be “launched” (installed) from one bank across a gap. This feature is especially useful in establishing new or emergency replacement spans.

With modifications, this type of structure can deploy in hours or days rather than weeks. My proposal is to deliver pre-assembled, reduced-width (‘zipped’) sections to the site. This moves most of the labor-intensive, dangerous assembly process to the period before the deployment. The result is reduced deployment time and cost due to lower labor and equipment use. Costs due to loss or lack of a bridge would ...

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