2018
Automotive/Transportation

How it works: The AirWedge II pulls air under the Class 8 trailer (18 wheeler), forcing the air under the trailer axles and out the rear creating a Bernoulli slipstream that pulls the drag from the rear trailer doors.

Why it is innovative: Trailer skirts are slabs of plastic mounted on the trailer sides that seek to block airflow from flowing under the trailer. The disadvantage is in the most common driving condition, wind from the side, a skirt slows the airflow achieving between 2% and 3% mpg increases.

The patented AirWedge II is similar to an airfoil. The AirWedge II uses the under trailer airflow to control trailer flat plate drag operating from a direct headwind to ninety ...

The engine consists of two blocks. Number of blocks may be from one to the reasonable quantities (like 3, 4, 5 etc.). In this case, submitted an engine which consists of two blocks. Every block consist of two pistons (the black one - main and the red one-additional), and two valves. The first valve provides the intake of the fresh air-gas mixture into the volume above the additional piston. The second one provides the transfer of the compressed fresh air-gas mixture from the volume above the additional piston into the volume above the main piston and separates volumes above main and additional pistons after the ignition of the fuel in the volume above the main piston. The suggested design, ...

The innovative air filter is a replacement product for the existing paper filters that can be manufactured and retrofitted on automobiles and diesel locomotives. The air filter media is comprised of a blend of 7 types of microfibers, dipped in a proprietary chemical solution. The air is provided to the engine with accelerated draft, the air gets ionized due to the friction with the filter media. The air filter has an ISO standard dust holding capacity of 99.4%.

A simple replacement/retrofitted product shows 30-50% more gain in mileage on petrol and diesel vehicles reducing emissions up to 45%. At economic level, India can save USD 7.3 Billion on fuel imports yearly with a mere 10% of fuel saving, which ...

Flash Bainite is recognized as Dept of Energy's 2017 "SBIR Small Business of the Year". Outperforming many 1000s of inventors, Flash Bainite was considered to outperform progress in bio-fuels, wind, solar, batteries, nuclear, and all other small businesses funded by DOE.

DOE's Advanced Manufacturing Office's Drs David Forrest and Theresa Miller wrote:

"With widespread use of Flash-processed steels, the U.S. automotive industry could save over 100 pounds of vehicle weight per car at reduced cost. The potential of Flash-processed steels goes beyond the auto industry, however, with applications in agricultural machines and heavy equipment, rail, ships and defense systems with performance improvements, lower cost and lifetime energy savings possible in each application area."

The US Dept of Energy has ...

The proposed concept of active brake cooling in racing cars called G -Cooling System
(GCS) is designated for the Formula One racing cars. Another group/type/ area of races where you can apply GSC is high class racing sport cars (Porsche, Lamborghini, Mustang ...). The cooling system is based on the assumptions of operation at high speeds. Whether it is possible to deal with the brake cooling system using GCS in passenger or goods vehicles, it is an issue; however, it cannot certainly be ruled out.

Background solves cooling of the disc using one-way flow. The main stream of cold air is fed via line into the centre of the disc and consequently no longer heated air is blown ...

More often than not, an automobile - when parked or braked up a slope - will tend to roll backwards when started up a slope. It takes practice and skill on the part of the driver to control this backward roll to a minimum, to avoid colliding with automobiles on the rear side. Yet in a moment of lack of attention, an undesirable situation can occur.

To avoid this, a ratchet can be incorporated in the shafting mechanism - to prevent a roll backwards, while the vehicle is attempting to move forwards from the stopped position. The ratchet will have to automatically disengage when a reverse motion is ...

Baxter Automotive Motor system is a perpetual motion "Active generating electric car" ( No battery required) . The design effectively replace fossil fuels for transportation. There is a logistics problem with plug in hybird electric cars that use electrical storage batteries. Our design solves this problem by causing pressurized hydraulic "draft" of a non flammable silicone oil across a "counter tilted" speed incline gear set. ( counter tilted defined.. resistance zeroed within a ratio gear set). the "working fluid then returned to pressurized confinement faster than it is used to generate electricity. The forward advancement of magnetic "pressure" also then applied to cause speed incline atop the fluid (silicone oil ) flow velocity. The system is "load reactive" and ...

Thermally buckled sidewalks are a safety and financial liability if not repaired. The cost of a repair can be $2,000 or more and disrupt the site for days. BuckleDown System allows the repair to be made by two workers in two hours, saving 50-70% of the cost. Additional personnel, vehicles, and equipment are eliminated from the task, saving fuel and other resources. Existing concrete stones are now able to be cut and re used on site. Municipal and property owner budgets are extended.

The patented Cretelift(tm) device is placed under the buckle to lift both sides equally and relieve compression on the joint. measured excess is cut from one side and the stones are lowered till flat and three ...

Are you frustrated seeing airline passengers bypassing luggage check in by bringing on board luggage that is too large to fit in the overhead? Are you tired of not having room for your carry on because of it? This carry on verifier would be located at baggage check in as well as at the boarding gate. This verifier, if enforced, requires any carry on to be put into the maximum allowed container which then confirms it is within carry on size and weight. It will then produce a colored sticker that is for that day and is then confirmed present by the boarding attendant. Missing sticker means it does not meet the carry on specifications or was not checked ...
Develop a new traffic code enforcement tool to improve driver safety. There currently exist camera systems that enforce traffic codes by taking pictures of drivers and their vehicle s that exceed speed limits, go through red lights, or go through automated toll booths without paying.

Multiple antennas and cameras could be placed on road overpasses or similar structures to detect and take pictures of drivers that are using cell phones while driving. A moving cell phone could be detected as it approached a check point. Once the system has determined that the phone is in the proper position, a camera would take a picture of the vehicle license and the driver along with timestamp information. Recognition software would be used ...

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