Machinery/Automation/Robotics - 2014
May 12, 2014
Product design idea
High energy waves are used to generate the robot functions. These waves are concentrated to the point that robot should move. For examples powerful laser is used by satellites to operate objects such as a patient in rural area. Projector or powerful light in satellites is used to make any visible shapes by satellites on rural area road or in a jungle to guide by satellites. For example projector is used to generate signal. It activates the eye signals. For blinds navigation system is used to guide as normal people by mobile equipment by ...
Santa Rosa, Ca
There is a need for nanoscale pores and slits for nanotechnology medical and research applications that cannot be produced using even state of the art lithography and etch technology. More specifically, pores and slits with dimensions down to less than 10 nanometers cannot be made reproducibly with full tunable control. Consequently, the tools available for applications such as DNA analysis, blood cell or other particle counting, nanofluidics, and numerous others are costly and inefficient at best.
This new idea uses technologies that may be > 20 years old to produce trenches and/or holes in substrates. Fig. ...
State College, Pa
Last year, I had gone to the bakery at our University (Penn State) for a tour as part of a cooking club team. One of the first things I noticed during the tour was a large oven that had a narrow opening. These type of ovens are very common in the baking and cooking industry and their cleaning is still being done in a manual fashion, by having a "tiny" employee enter the space (when it is cool) and clean it manually.
The system has a large flat surface that needs cleaning (fairly easy to reach) but also a ...
QVLA is an LED based technology used for industrial position sensing. It utilizes an ultra-stable LED light source to fill a volume, such as a pneumatic cylinder, with diffuse light. As the amount of light measured within this volume changes, the resulting change can be resolved into linear or rotary motion. The resulting sensors are rugged, inexpensive, fast, and non-contact. These sensors could be used to replace traditional potentiometers, LVDT's, or magnetostrictive sensors all at a reduced cost and higher MTBF.
The principles that QVLA is based on such as closed loop optical feedback and integrating spheres are well ...
Port Colborne, On
REMEDIATION OF ARCTIC MELTING TO HELP CORRECT GLOBAL WARMING
1.....The albedo value--(i.e., the percentage of solar radiation that is reflected from a surface)--of sea water is only 5-10%, whereas the albedo value of fresh snow is 80-90%. Accordingly, once the disintegration of an ice sheet has proceeded to the point where free water surfaces appear, the rate of further disintegration is very much accelerated due to the low albedo value of open sea water.
2...The Solution is to reinstate snow and ice cover and delay the melting of the Arctic Ice Cap beyond the seasonal September crisis level.
May 15, 2014
The formation of coal occurs over a long period of time after the debris on the bottom of temperate forests, and other forests that get a good amount of rainfall and level of organic debris. These forest first form a product called peat as the water levels rise and debris fall to the floor of the water logged zone. After a while, water rises causes sediment to cover the debris in layers, compressing it more and more underground as the water levels drop each time. This eventually forms coal. The peat is useful as a fertilizer and as ...
New Delhi, Delhi
Every year millions of people have to deal with damaged roads and potholes. The slow pace of repair work greatly hampers movement of people, goods and services and causes inconvenience to countless people. We intend to address the root cause of this problem, by developing an autonomous road repair system that would use an unconventional repair approach, i.e. spray injection patching to repair potholes. The system would be assisted by an on board image processing unit to identify and profile potholes so that the repair process can be carried out without external inputs, thus making the process faster, durable ...
Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu
Jun 22, 2014
The project aims at combining the designs of an earth mover as well as a robotic arm so as to provide flexibility in its working environment. A multi axis arm on the head of the earth mover helps in easy removal of debris from unreachable corners of a construction site.
The basic design of a modern earth mover has a head that can rotate with on the body of the earth mover. In this design however there is a separate rotating head replacing the conventional head of the earth mover. ...
Los Angeles, California
Jun 27, 2014
Contour Crafting (CC) is a computerized construction method that 3D Prints large-scale structures directly from architectural CAD models. Walls are built up by forming their outer surfaces via extrusion of a paste-like material, such as concrete, and the use of a robotic trowel to provide a smooth contoured surface. CC is a very flexible technique, capable of constructing aesthetically pleasing “organic” curvilinear shapes as easily as “boxy” rectilinear shapes; and, as such, it has attracted strong interest from leading architects.
Contour Crafting is a major innovation that automates the construction of whole structures; and radically reduces the time and ...
Thousand Oaks, Ca
Jun 6, 2014
A critical step in the purification process is the removal of excess solvent to provide a pure product for chemical analysis and subsequent use. The rotary evaporator is a basic tool for removing excess solvent.
The AutoEvap is a new tool that extends the use of a standard rotary evaporator. AutoEvap is an addition to standard rotary evaporator systems that allows continuous drain of distillate as well as continuous feed of concentrate. Further considerations for this device were the need to gracefully recover from a sudden power loss such that it might start up in an undefined state during ...