Entries - 2013
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Jun 17, 2013
This system, based in a plastic cylinder inside a square area, allows in a minimum space, 1.20 by 1.20 m, height 2.40 to perform in total ergonomic protection, all functions related to personal care. While the user will stay in the cylinder, totally plain and without dangerous edges or right corners and volumes, in the corners left between the cylinder and the square volume, all fixtures will be integrated by different groups and will pop out as needed. The four corners are for the following functions:
1. Toilet, urinal, and service-container.
2. Wash basin, bidet and container.
3. Foldable ...
Winston Salem/ Kernersville, Nc
Jun 17, 2013
The Arachnid Vigor works by attracting and repelling alternating positive and negative magnetic poles. Thus creating the apparatus to rotate. As the machine rotates; the rod in the center of the apparatus will be equipped with a gearing mechanism located on the bottom of the rod, to match the gears of an attached electrical generator. Therefore creating an endless amount of energy to power homes and businesses. It would also supply power to space stations and rovers whereas solar energy will be limited.
The Arachnid Vigor will operate 100% pollution free so it’s environmentally friendly.
It will drastically reduce greenhouse ...
Jun 30, 2013
This is basic design proposal for a mass transportation commuter system for Atlanta (or similar geography) which is based on present technology to include the electric automobile. Presently, reverse lanes are being proposed along the I-75/I-575 corridor to solve the commuter congestion problem. The same route could be used to build two narrow lanes designed exclusively for commuter vehicles (including hybrids) with weight/space limits. Vehicle weight and space limitations allow smaller, lighter, lanes to be constructed using new concrete beam and slab manufacturing technology; the track parts are transported to the site and assembled onsite. Power is provided to ...
ATOM - The key shaped multitool that puts a tool box in your pocket.
Market Need: Multitools are convenient products that offer a versatile array of hand tools and functions in a single unit. However, traditional multitools are not exactly easy to carry around every day. The products are large, sharp and too heavy to carry in your pocket. Instead, the tool is stored in the apocalyptic survival kit, the nostalgic camping bag or relegated to the car's glove compartment - defeating the purpose.
Solution: ATOM is a key-shaped multitool that offers several convenient tools and features in a ...
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 ...
Jul 1, 2013
The AUTO Stop Lamp is a smart brake light that provides added protection for your vehicle, your precious cargo and you. The "AUTO" has two meanings: (1) It's a brake light for AUTOmobiles and (2) It AUTOmatically lights up when the vehicle slows down [patent pending].
• Reduces your chances of being rear-ended
• Provides earlier automatic indication of your vehicle slowing down
• Works even when you don’t apply the brakes in the case of the unexpected such as downshifting, vehicle malfunction, roadway obstacles, and collisions
• Easy for anyone to install – a direct fit replacement ...
Jun 30, 2013
The use of aerodynamic devices on semi-trailers, specifically devices located at the rear of the trailer, has been proven to reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency by up to 6%. The addition of such devices help to transition the air that sweeps across the trailer’s top and sides toward the end of the unit, and would otherwise begin to swirl around and create large, standing vortices that increase drag. Current devices require the driver to manually actuate the devices adding time and complexity which is why they have not been accepted in the marketplace. The Kaber-Tail is an aerodynamic ...
The separation of flow over a body such as an aircraft wing can cause substantial loss of lift and reduction in the overall fuel efficiency of the aircraft. Delaying or elimination of the separation of flow can help in decreasing fuel consumption and decreasing emissions, thus producing a more fuel efficient–greener aircraft.
Fluidic oscillators can be used as active flow control devices which produce oscillating output flow, which can be used for effective flow control. These oscillators use the phenomenon of Coanda effect (the tendency of a jet of fluid to be attached to the adjacent wall). A series ...
The present day cars require a lot of human interaction with respect to driving the vehicle safely. In this paper, an idea is discussed which can be used to develop an automated car which can be operated by the user just by clicking on the user interface thereby avoiding the strain of driving. This automated car also has a special feature of multiple degrees of freedom in terms of movement making the maneuverability much easier. This car can move in any angle with the help of the mecanum wheels. The direction and the speed of the vehicle can ...
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Apr 18, 2013
Meter readers are an essential part of a power company's structure. These companies really on these workers as an important asset for determining the power consumption of their customers. Once they asses how much energy a customer has consumed, they then charge the customer the appropriate rate. The use of these employees to collect information on power consumption is an inefficiency that can be easily eliminated. By automating this data collection these companies stand to save a lot of resources that can be deployed in other areas.
Power meters could have a cell modem installed into them ...