2013
Machinery & Equipment

______THE HOWARD GEAR________
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-----THE EXPANDING GEAR------
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-IMAGINE A GEAR THAT EXPANDED AND CONTRACTED AUTOMATICALLY
-IMAGINE A SERIES OF GEARS THAT COULD CHANGE THEIR RATIO IN UNICINE
-IMAGINE THESE GEARS WOULD SHRINK AND EXPAND, DEPENDING ON LOAD INPUT!
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YES, TRULY AUTOMATIC GEARSHIFTING!.
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-ON BICYCLES
-ON CAR TRANSMISSIONS
-ON HEAVY MACHINERY
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THIS ALL HAPPENS THANKS TO SPRING ACTION.
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THE GEAR TEETH ARE DIVIDED IN SEPARATE SECTIONS.
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THEN,....
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ATTACH THEM TO ARMS, SO THEY CAN PIVOT.....THEN ATTACH SPRINGS
IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION THE "CHAIN" WILL BE PULLING.
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OR...
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PUT YOUR FINGERS TOGETHER, AT THE FINGER TIPS, ALL TEN (HOPEFULY), MOVE THEM BACK AND FORTH.
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Broad specifications for the proposed windmill are listed below..

• Windmill must have minimum of moving parts and light in weight to orient itself to face the wind.
• Wind flow escaping between blades is almost eliminated.
• We must avoid using brushes anywhere in the chain to tap electrical energy.
• To obtain highest tip speed one could consider using a conveyor design instead of a rotating wheel- be it horizontal or vertical axis.
• Hence use two generators of half capacity instead of one at the center.
• Betz’s formula only states that highest energy is extracted when incoming wind to out going wind speed ratio is 1/3.
• Let us say wind has a velocity ...

Tesla High Speed - High Volume Air Turbine

This device was originally created to cool a person or a few people off by way of a high speed high volume turbine and an ice chest, which worked wonderful by the way in cooling down a person or a small enclosed area such as work tent in digging ditches, or out in the heat such as desert climates.

We started out from an idea from Nikola Tesla who did a lot of work on fluid dynamics in the 1900’s. We took that idea and with some innovative thought produced a unit that can be built and used in different endeavors in all categories.

We first created models from wood to ...

Q What problem does the design idea solve?

A Locating, measuring and recording the source of sounds

Q What are the potential benefits?

A The device allows the user to create a visual map of ‘soundscapes’. It also aids in tracing the source of sounds in environments where is is difficult to do so by listening or using conventional sound level meters.

Q How is the idea novel or an improvement on what is currently available in the marketplace?

A Currently available equipment can only measure a single point of sound. This device generates an overall image of sound pressure levels falling within its ‘angle of hearing’

Q Where would this idea be applied?

A - Machinery maintenance, repair ...

ABSTRACT
Vehicles lightening is a common goal to all car manufacturers, with the aim to improve fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions. It is not always easy, however, to reconcile the use of light alloys and conventional forming or casting technologies with the need to manufacture structural or engine components, with thin walls, complex shapes and adequate mechanical properties.

High Pressure Die Casting (HPDC) of Al alloys, which could be a viable technical and economical way to achieve the expected goals, is generally affected by the difficulty to obtain castings with the required soundness (and thus heat treatable) and, in addition, by the impossibility to achieve hollow sections or to produce parts with undercuts.

Ceramic cores and ...

Deep Ocean Benthic Sampler (DOBS) possesses a unique capability to the fields of deep sea microbial ecology and natural products biotechnology: the ability to obtain a contamination-free benthic boundary layer sediment core samples and preserve in situ conditions of pressure and temperature upon retrieval to the ship. In addition a method of sub-sampling the main core without change of pressure of temperature. The sub sample can be transferred and frozen for mRNA, rRNA analysis or made into a slurry and pumped into a hyperbraic isolation culture chamber (ICC) for further research. These samples can then be pumped into a chemostat for continued growth.(The Chemostat & ICC are not part of my equipment; they belong to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.) ...

Zellige is a traditional Moroccan art for decorating walls and floors of mosques, houses and public buildings. There are three steps to manufacture zellige: firstly manufacturing the tiles, then cut them, and finally turned them upside. To secure them better, we have to spray them with water and cover them with cement. Once dried the whole set can be returned.

Setting the tiles on the floor is the most difficult step, so we thought to automate this task with a robot manipulator, which will put the tiles of zellige upside on the ground, and this in order to:
-Save time.
-Facilitate the task to the artisans.
In order to do this, our robot must have:
at System level ...

INTRODUCTION: In general, the mentally challenged people are either tied up with iron chains or hand-cuffed, which are a quite inhuman practice as well as unsafe process. To avoid such kind of harmful procedure, the Detention Chair is designed. Otherwise it is a normal chair, apart from the mechanism ,that if the patient try to come out of the chair the chair simply tilt down backward by more than 30 degree.

It is a chair designed to detain mentally retarded people safely. It is for their own safety.It does not require any external power. It is a manual device.

This is a beginning towards serving the cause of humanity with innovation.
The technology of these chair will ...

Efficient fluid handling is an integral part of modern industry which has a long lasting need for an efficient, responsive and remotely controlled variable flow control valve.

There are two main systems for variable control of fluid flow currently available to the industrial automation: a) modulated solenoid valves and b) rotational valves with different types of actuation. Bulky design, slow response, complex electronics, parts’ wear, inconsistency of the output and noise can be main disadvantages of some of these systems.

This invention solves existing valves’ issues by utilizing movement of a rotatable ferromagnetic occluder, which is exposed in the magnetic field created by an electromagnetic coil and an offset pair of poles. When the coil is de-energized ...

Electromagnetic screwdriver:
Ratcheting screwdriver that can turn on and off its holding power

What problem does your design idea solve?

The ability to keep your magnetic screwdriver from picking up unwanted metal items.

What are the potential benefits?

Accurately place and release fasteners in a precise manner.

How is your idea novel or an improvement on what is currently available in the marketplace?

This gives the installer total control over the magnetic field in the screwdriver.

Where would this idea be applied?

For people who use screwdrivers in light manufacturing.

What is the market potential?

Anyone who works a lot with little fasteners.

How does your design work?

The design takes existing technology and packages it in a ...

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