Entries - 2012
Rolling Hills Estates, Ca
May 20, 2012
The BiModal Glideway (BMG) project is a new incarnation of the 60 year old possibility of bimodal transportation. Bimodal transportation involves vehicles that can operate on conventional streets and highways and on separated guideways. In the former they are driver controlled; in the latter they are system controlled and travel without driver intervention.
Automobiles using BiModal technology enter onto a Glideway and automatically convert to all-electric, high speed vehicles, no longer requiring driver control. Riding on a single lane, grade separated Glideway, each vehicle is controlled by vehicle-Glideway interacting systems. The non-stop traffic would flow more swiftly ...
A system for replicating high resolution surfaces, in this case a prosthetic surface. Mirroring and replicating a lost limb with personal detail including fingerprints and as fine as blood vessel and nerve fiber matrix interfaces. Patented methods for reproducing a 3D object surface are the base of the system. Some of the present applications are to create life like replicas for prosthetics It is the intention of this project to bring this level of 3D printing to the field of biointegrated orthotics and prosthetics, burn masks, and personalized bio-friendly “band aid” healing masks. As personalized medicine and biointegration become ...
This device consists of a programmable oxygen regulator with a feedback system tied to a blood saturation monitor. The system allows medical personnel to easily input the desired minimum blood saturation level that is best for the patient. The blood saturation monitor feeds into the control box and the regulator delivers the correct amount of oxygen the patient needs at the most favorable time to achieve the required blood saturation level. This provides better safety than the present devices because minimal excess oxygen is released, while more efficiently providing the patient's oxygen requirements.
The device can also be provided ...
The presented construction of box-type extractor is a new word in extraction process.
This unit is dedicated to extract soluble components from oil-bearing vegetative raw materials.
Multi-step counter-flow process without longitudinal mixing is realized. This ensures high process efficiency.
Equipment is very compact in foot-print layout and leakproof which allows to reduce spillages and ensures high safety requirements.
Also this type of construction is easily scaled for any productivity (e.g. 30 tons/day till 1000 tons/day.
Operation cycle and main principles are shown in the presentation.
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How would the world react if a news report was released involving 20 crashed jumbo jets filled with children? This hideous thought happens every day. However instead of crashed planes, this number is generated from the 6,000 children that die every day from a lack of safe drinking water. If this fact does not raise your attention, consider it on an even larger scale: 1.1 billion people around world do not have access to safe water, half the world’s hospital beds are filled with people suffering from water related illness, and if you totaled the number of children who ...
Rancho Belago, California
Jun 26, 2012
Highly coupled rigidly fixed wind turbines in the wind energy market have and continue to exhibit field reliability concerns, short of their 20 year typical life expectancy.
A proposal is made to apply an automatic style torque converter concept that will act as a rigid blade load decoupler and absorber via the fluid torque rotary motion transfer energy into an appropriately gear span redesigned planetary gear drive system having the capability to drive at low winds speeds below 5 mph to specific max wind turbine and region speed capability. The intent is to strive to broaden ...
Introduces a new era of designer fixtures, where designer has a more productive meaning, where value is measured in performance of task and that translates to social and economic benefits not always exhibited by design for artistic reason. Bugless fixture is an example for all designers who strive for greatest form for function in today's changing lighting marketplace.
Bugless describes the design perfectly. Outdoor specific where bugs proliferate and temperature and humidity range in the extreme to adversely effect electrical components the most. Security is the goal and social stimulus to leave the lights on through out the nite ...
To design and build an alternative non-petroleum transit system to shuttle both personal and private automobiles on existing interstate highways. The goal is to build a test site for both simulated static test and real time testing of a frictionless guide-way track. Use clean technologies in a non-mag platform setting to keep costs low. Also the final design must cut its carbon print by 50 to 60 ...
Diepriver, Western Cape
Jun 30, 2012
More and more remote controls clutter our living space these days. None of them is the same and look aesthetically appealing to me. Ever wondered how many buttons a remote control needs ? Some designers think a product is finished if they can't add more features. I think the opposite. How many bells (and buttons) can you remove before the product becomes useless? I tried it with the remote and I managed to remove all of them.
The Bikkel remote uses a couple of movements to operate it. Some of them we know already. The good old analog volume ...
Overall the C-Sight visual prosthesis is based on optic nerve stimulation with a penetrating electrode array. The goal of the project is to produce a feasible and realiable, low-cost solution to those with visual impairment. The feasibility of this concept was demonstrated with the results of the animal experiments. The tests of image-processing strategies by computer simulation and DSP implementation in real time have been presented. A high-precision neural stimulator was studied. Research in simulated phosphene positioning and recognition of pixelized images was also performed, which may provide useful information for the design and development of visual prostheses.