Machinery/Automation/Robotics - 2017
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
May 16, 2017
An economical robotic book scanner capable of converting books of any size into JPEGs without destroying the binding.
Scanners used now-a-days requires an operator to manually scan each and every page of a book. This seems irritating and is time-taking. Also, digitizing books has been an issue tackled by companies to allow people to read off Kindles and iPads rather than the traditional paperback. Yet, not much effort has been made into the invention of an automatic book scanner for consumers. This project seeks to determine a cost-effective approach to robotic book scanning to create JPEGs from physical books. ...
May 25, 2017
Enviromental and economical issues render the need for highly efficient universal source of mechanical power most urgent. The most efficient way to convert thermal energy to useful work is to fuel inside engine's cylinder, and highly efficient and clean thermodynamic processes for producing hot high pressure gases, like detonation, compression ignited combustion of homogeneous charge and very high-pressure Sabathe cycle, render positive displacement internal combustion engines a very interesting proposition, provided that efficient way for converting thermal energy into useful mechanical power is incorporated. However, extremally high pressure and gradient of pressure generated by these thermodynamic processes render conventional ...
Jul 3, 2017
Excessive search times is one of the biggest organizational wastes in a diverse set of work environments including a factory shop and a home environment. Over the years sort and standardization techniques like 5S have been developed to define and enforce organization. These methods have been effective provided all users adhere to these standards. Imperfections do creep in with time and the occasional failure to adhere to the defined standards. These imperfections can build up over time.
Recent advances in Computer Vision including the abundant and inexpensive availability of mobile cameras, machine learning based identification of objects and ...
Mar 21, 2017
A system of, and method for stereoscopic patent imagery filing submission, archiving, searching, and viewing for the U.S.Patent Office, is hereby described, whereby, some of each patent's imagery (drawings, figures, pictures, wireframes, X-rays, MRI's, CAT scans,, movies, graphic image layers, simulations, and other visual data) contain stereoscopic imagery which can be vewed three dimensionally (in 3-D). Stereoscopic patent imagery can be viewed by at least one of the following means: virtual reality display systems, volumetric display viewing systems, head-worn stereoscopic viewing systems, audio visual glasses, stereoscopic glasses with self contained stereoscopic displays, polarized glasses viewing systems, alternating horizontal interlace ...
Jun 15, 2017
Flying Balloon Mars Rover (Robot)
After nearly two years on the surface of Mars, the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity have returned a wealth of valuable information from their wanderings. But the pace of their explorations is painfully slow, covering only a few miles since their mission began. Orbiters can certainly cover the surface of a planet much more quickly, but they lack the "hands-on" capabilities provided by surface based instruments.
Now speed up such explorations using a balloon based Mars exploration vehicle combining the global reach of arbiters and the high resolution observations enabled by surface ...
Jun 28, 2017
Synchronous/Switched Reluctance Motor/Generators (SRM) have great potential for many applications which require rugged construction and high reliability at low cost such as wind turbine generators or tractive drive motors. Widespread use of SRM's is limited because of magnetic circuit reluctance patterns that contribute to cogging torque. Our unique geometry eliminates cogging torque without complex software using prime numbered stator armature coils. The advantages include:
1) Simple low cost all steel rotor design using primed numbered step sequence commutation for smooth rotation.
2) Easy to assembly design comprising only 4 sub-assemblies
- Rotor has no copper for increased ...
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Jun 6, 2017
The BobbyJack Pipe Lift (US Patent No. 8,596,612) is used in all industries utilizing process pipe supported in pipe racks. Primarily due to the phenomena of Crevice Corrosion at the interface of pipe-to-support beam, virtually all piping systems are at risk.
Crevice Corrosion is a costly problem particularly in chemical plants, refineries, offshore oil platforms, and to a lesser degree in power plants, food processing plants, and any industry employing process pipe.
To effectively manage this problem, a good mechanical integrity requires periodic lifting of the pipe from it's support to assess damage. Where a problem is detected, the ...
Jun 27, 2017
Tobor Robotics Inc. is building the TIE (Tobor Innovation Experiment) versatile humanoid robot platform. This platform will combine semi-active mechanisms inspired by the human body with AI to bring about the physical skills and autonomy required for functionality. Currently, the platform is aimed at providing in home care for our aging population. We have intellectual property in the realm of prosthetics/robotics that can be used to build the basis of this robotic platform.
The world today is fast moving and people across the world have problems with work - life balance. The TIE Series will be the first humanoids ...
Jun 28, 2017
It's a robot that does multitasks and it takes place in a restaurant or coffee shop. It opens the door for people, takes their orders, places plates and cups on tables, and helps people carry things.
It will be made of a mobile base and one arm attached to that base, several sensors and controllers.
We aim that the robot will be not just be robust steel but it can communicate and interact with people and know their ...