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Disclaimer

    Due to hundreds thousands of publications, Patents issued and a fact human life doesn’t last the required 500 years and also the universal right to creation I am doing away with studying the state of art except accidental exposure. What a pleasure.

    This entails possibility of seeming infringement on I.P. of other persons. This is not my intention.

    At the beginning of my innovation career I was upset realizing that I was not the first who invented logarithmic scales and concept of proportional navigation of ground-to-air missile guiding system.

    Therefore, consider any writing incorporating words Public Domain as a contribution to a brainstorm session not requiring any comment. If any technology or part is found original, I claim credit.

Oldrich Nos, innovator, In Binangonan, RIZAL, Philippines

 

    Rules I have made for myself which support sustainability requirements missing in most contemporary designs of energy converters.

Simplicity

Minimal engineering

Minimal steel 

Direct 1 step conversion

Autonomous protection from extreme sea states

Members are light, short, in shape capable of reacting to smallest wave activity

Non-interference with marine life, traffic and recreation

No underwater structures

No far off-shore installations

Exploiting both waves and tides

Extracting energy from all directions

       May apply differently depending on design class

MOST URGENT TECHNOLOGIES DESIGNED TO SAVE LIVES

    Each week two ships sink, sailors perish. This does not seem to disturb authorities. They dutifully compile  statistics, issue advisories and attend seminars in exotic locales. They do not hear cries of the orphans and widows. I hear them.

    Technologies I.P. and cooperation offered:

    Ship stability technologies applicable to any size of vessel, mono-hulls and multihulls. autonomous, no sensors, computers, servo-mechanisms. Not affected by human error, solid state. Applies simultaneously and in real-time both ballast and buoyancy.  This results in mitigation of roll and prevention of  accumulated parametric roll- the most deadly phenomenon.

    Ocean wave propulsion, as main or auxiliary. Solid state, many variations for any kind of vessel. It will save the ship and mariners in case of loss of means of navigation under extreme sea states.  Also for autonomous platforms, no time limitation, beach-able, no need for support vessel. The energy of waves provides propulsion, navigation and communication. 

 Group of technologies and methods for next generation of transportation of oil and cargoes by autonomous and radically new

 methods, inconvertible. 

 

    Method of preventing shifting of liquefied cargo. Saving many lives.

    Stability of floating structures and accommodation vessels. Autonomous.

    Wind propulsion of n-th kind. Increase in efficiency by hundreds of per cent.

    Converter of wind to electric power. No towers, no wasting valuable real estate, no noise, minimal maintenance on ground, no killing birds and annoying cows. Highest efficiency.

    Ocean Wave converters of various kinds. No underwater structure. Full power exploitation reardless of tide and wave intensity. No disturbance to marine life, traffic and enjoyment of sea.

    "Propeller to end all propellers"; does not make any sound, cavitations or singing. Does not harm humans and sea creatures, cannot be sabotaged by nets and ropes. No more whale strikes. Finally a total stealth.

    Removal or dramatic reduction in bow wave and wake, significant decrease in drag, saving fuel. Stealth.

    Partial conversion of unavoidable hull turbulence to thrust.

IN PARAGLIDING SAFETY

    Too many fatal accidents happen while towing up a paraglider. The main culprit is uncontrolled high angle of attack near ground. I offer a simple method where a safe angle of attack is fixed and maintained during entire towing sequence. It overrides possible pilot or winch operator errors.

    More original and surprising methods and technologies of paraglider ascent.

    Method of eliminating ridges on paraglider wing, substantial source of drag preventing increase of glide ratio closer to fixed wing.

SEISMIC PROTECTION

    Mitigation of seismic waves, in all directions, while monitoring, continuously correcting vertical orientation of building regardless of uneven liquefaction of ground .

    Problem solving for hire.

MORE ENERGY CONVERTERS

    

 I.P., know-how, cooperation offered:

 

Small wave converter transportable on car top, deployed within minutes, for sheltered waters with minimal wave acticvity. Suitable

for cottages, camps.

 

Two designs of overtopping converters. uninterrupted flow, minimal gravity interference.

 

Compact converter deployable in arrays, in size suitable for easy manufacturing, transportation and relocation. Direct wave-to-wire

 conversion. No underwater work or superstructure past simple attachment to shore.

 

Method of partial conversion of hull turbulence to thrust.

 

    Since better technologies are coming, it is advisable not to invest large sums in off-shore installations, wind farms and similar

 structures. They may be soon legislated out as nuisances and danger to wildlife and humans.

 

 

     Wind propulsion

    Next generation for large ships, radical method of removing enormous and unnecessary drag. Hundreds per cent increased power.

 

 

    Novel wind propulsion for racing yachts. increase in speed and seaworthiness.

 

 

       Some older technologies

 

                                                        Disclosure to Public Domain

This invention relates to

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROPULSION OF MARINE VESSELS BY OCEAN WAVES

Many technologies were tried using energy of ocean waves for marine propulsion. Their low rate of success were consequences of ignoring basic mechanics; wrong place of attachment of the propulsive surfaces to the hull which produced thrust only in limited set of relations between the hull and wave pattern. In cases of large wave where the whole ship is on the slope of the wave, strangely, there may be no thrust produced at all. Propulsive surfaces were rigid and wide; they could not extract propulsive energy from smaller waves above losses. Affixing the propulsive surfaces to bow or stern magnifies pitch of the vessel while limiting their efficiency.

I HAVE FOUND that by attaching levers with a pontoon at their rear ends and propulsive surfaces joined with their levers to the midship where they are hinged, such location affording maximal stability, the propulsive apparatus’ efficiency further enhanced by steadying ballast rigidly connected to the body of the hinges but not to the hull and in conjunction with the propulsive assembly remote location which favourably intensifies instead of reducing influence of the hull motions  free and non-polluting energy is created. The ballast serves for both the propulsion array and roll stability of the vessel itself.

In Drawing illustrating embodiments of the invention Figure 1 is the apparatus rendered in perspective view, hinges on one side exploded to show interior.

        Improvement in efficiency of the apparatus in comparison to existing technologies is due to four principles and innovations:

a) anchoring and hinging the ends of levers to the most stable point, the midship, which emphasizes difference between relatively unmovable point of anchorage and the larger motion of the different portion of the wave which the pontoons and the propulsive surfaces are exposed to,

b) the manner of cross-linking the lever ends at the point of anchorage which, by simple variation of distances from fulcrums, their pivoting points, increases speed and magnitude of the propulsive surfaces'  motion in relation to the pontoons',

c) using a ballast rigidly joined with the bodies of hinges which makes the propulsive system fully independent from the vessel’s pitch, based on gravity instead, thereby taking advantage of the full range of the wave motion most noticeable in better exploitation of minimal wave activity.

d) propulsive surfaces made narrow, of flexible material save the leading edges, which insures the minimal drag losses at the point of reversal of flow, thus insures exploitation of low wave activity.

These particulars would be subjects of Claims in a Patent Application.There is no intention to infringe on patented I P;  This technology may be considered as a mere record of my efforts, an intellectual exercise.

The example presented is most suitable for a catamaran.

 

    Figure 1

                                               

                                                                 July 28,2015

 

          

 

                                                                             Disclosure to Public Domain

This invention relates to

SOLID STATE FLASH BOILER ENGINE FOR MARINE VESSELS

Pop-pop boats are favourite toys for children an adults alike and a marvel of solid state technology. Experts invariably insist this low energy system cannot be scaled up because its function depends on cooling of the heated and expelled water stream to create vacuum which draws amount of water back into the boiler for the cycle to repeat itself. Such cooling cannot be done effectively within larger tube diameter, hence the impossibility of scaling up, they say.

I HAVE FOUND that by avoiding the cooling part of the cycle which enables increasing the exhaust tubes diameter and rectifying the thrust-producing flow into one-way it is possible to scale the engine up to a man-size boat.

In Drawing illustrating embodiments of the invention Figure 1 is perspective rendering of twin engine unit with integrated two flash boilers.

The boilers are joined in such a a way that the exhaust tube of one is cross-connected to the intake tube of the next boiler, so during the expulsion a part of the pressure forces an amount of water in the intake tube into its boiler, alternating. This results in virtually continuous cycle with greater efficiency. One-way operation is assured by flexible hoses extending the intake tubes and reaching downwards into area of higher pressure which acts as a one-way valve. The hoses will temporarily deflect upon encountering underwater obstacle. The boilers intake ports are located below water line which insures autonomous feeding. Upper sides of the boilers and the exhaust tubes should be insulated to reduce heat loss.

Ends of the exhaust tubes have Venturi device producing suction to admix water into the steam flow. Heat for the flash boilers is produced by gas by a common method.

It is possible to use one boiler only. In this case the exhaust tube should be extended, lead from end to end within the hull. This will produce increased amount of inertia and so prolong the exhaust period which will allow the intake take place before the exhaust is fully expanded and so affect virtually uninterrupted thrust.

Figure 1

 

                                                         February 12, 2015

 

                                                

 WHY ?

  "Why you haven't been successful in the technology transfer in the past", is a regular question I must repeatedly answer. 

    Would-be inventors, listen carefully and save yourself a lot of heartache and money!

    It goes like this, a typical illustration.

    An impressive brochure sent to me by a Company in a response to my offer of innovative packaging design possibly worth millions of Dollars. A long list of conditions, one especially endearing. They would, if they choose, pay me up to $ 500. Such generosity moved me to tears. I will frame it in gold.

    An offer addressed to Vice-president is received by his secretary. The buck often stops here. If the boss gets a chance to read it he realises he's only got a Master's in business administration, therefore passes it to his engineering team.

    The guys just brewed their coffee and are annoyed. A bad omen. They take it personally when someone from outside wants to teach them how to develop new products, especially when the company already receives millions in R&D money from the fatherly government (from the taxpayers' pockets). The verdict is predictable, this is not suitable for the company at the present.

    If, by a strange stroke of fortune they like it, it goes next to the legal department where a team of well-paid Attorneys pore over it. It never ever passes this point, I promise.

    To explain the latest phenomenon we must go back some 2,500 years when Lao-tse formulated the wisdom of his time,

 

"When the State is in disarray

Loyal ministers are born"

 

    He should have added that they, intrepid, never come to solve the problem, rather create more. Plenty more. To translate this from Chinese to simple English, may I quote myself,

 

Where there is honesty

Lawyers die of starvation

    Check your yellow pages for the state of art.

July 2, 2003

   

 

    I believe knowledge and intellectual property are greatly overrated. There is certain cowardice in claiming credit for achievements  caused mainly by the fact that one was born earlier and certain justified resentment by the following generations for having  wind taken off their sails.

January 28, 2007

 

An Inventor Delivers State of Disunion Address

    Ladies and gentlemen, dear citizens;
.
    We beget, raise and cherish children, devote to them long years of sacrifices and resources.. We respect all children, not just our own
    We do not say onto them, "you exploit us, want advantages without giving us anything in return". To mention profit in front of children would be morally repugnant. We understand they are the future parents, creators of values, protectors of society.
    Yet, when we meet an inventor we employ different philosophy. We forget that he was born to create, deliver immediate and recurring benefits to us. We perform the same despicable and cowardly acts as an aggressor planning to start a war. We de-humanize, lie, vilify. It is easy then to accuse him of self-interest and greed in order to justify our blackmailing and treating him as less than human. Only those incorporated, endowed with phony artificial body are to be treated with respect.
    Ladies and gentlemen, to treat an inventor differently than a gifted child is morally repugnant; societies following such practice are morally deficient.
    Thank you for your attention.

 

 

 

October 4,  2010

 

   Scanners are never failing source of  disappointment. Companies leave out contact address because they obviously feel guilty.

   If I worked for the company, as a floor sweeper, I would press for appointment with the C.E.O. to discuss important intellectual property.

    I would tell the boss:

    Sir, I would like to know how much trouble it would be to make the edges the scanner glass beveled, sticking fraction above the frame, since large than A-4 sizes exist that need to be scanned and also provide one extra panoramic scan option allowing the same setting for series of scans so the sections could be stitched up perfectly.

    Second question; why do you hire incompetent designers which exclude such inexpensive and desirable feature from your scanners, to detriment of the Company's fortune?

    The answers will depend on I.Q. of the C.E.O. I would not hold my hopes too high.

    October 5, 2010

 

 

 

 

    The Patent Office, supposing they have some human quality, cannot refuse to examine claims just because they "look like"  perpetual motion device, they must examine it to find whether it functions or not. They naturally refuse granting patent for false claims, but MUST grant Patent on a device which fits definition of patentable devices, regardless of their opinions and consensus about certain laws of physics. It seems we are not that far from the Dark Ages, the only progress being abandoning the custom of burning at stake those who disagree. 

    We must have some compassion for the guys, since the Laws of Thermodynamics they choose to refer to was never scientifically proven; they are  pitifully constrained.

July 27, 2011

  

 

   

Append to Encyclopedic Dictionary:

 

provisional Patent application;  self-inflicted blackmail

August 21, 2011

 

peer review; a case of blind leading the blind in reverse.

A thousand peers may be wrong and they sometimes are; remember the Flat Earth? One among them originally correct who submits himself to peer review is ultra-stupid.

 

October 6. 1011

Show & Tell, My Inventions Hiding in a Drawer - VERY OLD STUFF

     A select list of my unpatented inventions, in various stages of completion.              

Machinery                                                                                                             

AIR COMPRESSOR, noiseless, frictionless,

STATIC MIXER CYLINDER, stepless adjustment, easy to clean/disposable.

MANUAL HOIST, one hand operation.

AUTOMATIC BALANCING, for centrifuges, washing machines.

Tools, Instruments, Hardware

PUNCH MARKERS BOX, easy access to individual punches, better productivity

VIBRATION DAMPENING SYSTEM, for turntables, cameras, instruments.

TROWEL, for overhead work.

HOSE CLAMP, slim, adjustable from any angle, quick release.

RETAINING RING, easier installation, removal.

HELI-COIL THREAD INSERT, easier installation and change.

BORING HEAD, for conical bores.

Household, Baby, Health Products

ICE CUBE TRAY, self-releasing, dispenses cubes precisely one by one.

TOILET BOWL CLEANER, cleans better with less chemical and pollution.

TOILET FLUSHING DEVICE, independent, manual, using fraction of water.

TOILET PLUNGER, keeps contents positively in the bowl, no need to take shower.

MEASURING CUP, measures amounts poured out.

BABY HARNESS, baby free to turn in any direction, not entangled.

BABY WASHING IMPLEMENT, uses absolutely minimal water, leaves both hands free.

SAFE NURSING COT, MOBILE BED, baby next to mother, yet safe .

EYEGLASSES FRAME, accommodating and converging.

INTRAOCULAR LENS IMPLANT, focused from outside`

DUST PAN, collects dust and liquid on irregular surface, does not spill.

HAMMOCK, child-safe, with luxuries.

RUBBER CONDOM, increased protection, sterility, better packaging and application.

CONTRACEPTIVE VALVE, reversible, to replace vasectomy. (expired patent)

MANUAL WHEELCHAIR, ergonomic system of powering, adjusts to individual's disability.

RODENT EXTERMINATION SYSTEM, large scale, automatic.

FURNITURE, chair, table device for automatic elimination of wobbling.

BED MAKING AID, for  quick changing of bedsheets.

QUICK CLOTHES DRYING, several devices.

WASHING MACHINE, without propeller, saves fabric, very effective.

MANUAL LAUNDRY IMPLEMENT, saves hands, fabric.

BABY TEETHER, with dual purpose.

TABLEWARE and PICNIC SET, keeps bugs, ants out.

CIRCULAR COLLAPSIBLE SEAT, flat package.

UNIVERSAL SAFETY PIN, for baby. Holds any size of diaper, fitting perfectly.

Textile Equipment, Fashions

SEWING MACHINE, hand-held, without base and counter-support. Very new technology.

GARTER BELT, improved looks and function.

TROUSERS FOR MEN, more comfort, fashionable.

ZIPPER KEEPER, keeps zipper positively locked.

WATCH DIAL, universal for travelers, no adjustment needed for zones, fashionable.

Automotive Design and Safety

PASSENGER RESTRAINT SYSTEM, more effective.

POWER TRAIN SYSTEM, one-lever operation, eliminates most parts, better traction.

NIGHT DRIVING DEVICE, eliminates blinding beams of incoming traffic.

ROTARY ENGINE, with continuous combustion, no reciprocal or planetary movement.

MOTORCYCLE TRAILER TAXICAB, longer life span, nimble, more convenient travel than in the traditional sidecar.

School, Office, Art, Advertising

CONTE STICK AND DRAWING PENCIL HOLDER, more expressive, cleaner.

FOUNTAIN PEN, retracts automatically to protect nib when falling.

PAN FLUTE, capable of playing chords.

FILING CABINET, access for disabled, larger capacity.

BALL POINT PEN, ergonomic grip, better writing angle.

PAINT CAN PROTECTOR, no more cleaning can rim and floor after paint job.

UNIVERSAL SUN DIAL, no moving parts to  adjust.

Building, Construction

SIDING SECTIONS, individually replaceable.

CHIPBOARD, self-supporting, insulating, saves 4x2's.

SPACE STATION MODULES, store easily, assemble semi-automatically in the space.

ROAD MARKER, permanent, audible, reflective.

Personal, Environment Protection, Firefighting

OIL SPILL RECOVERY SYSTEM, separates oil on spot, adjusts to agitated water.

TSUNAMI SURVIVAL SHELTER. communal, personal.

BANK ROBBERY PROTECTION

LOCATING SYSTEM for missing persons and articles , non-electronic

PARACHUTE , for quick deployment, with increased aerodynamic efficiency.

FIRE ESCAPE AND EVACUATION OF TALL BUILDINGS, for large number of people.

OIL WELL FIRE EXTINGUISHING EQUIPMENT, stops fire, opens for business quickly.

EARTHQUAKE MITIGATING SYSTEM, protects buildings from large magnitude quakes.

Personal Safety, VIP and Property Protection

MASS EVACUATION SYSTEMS, for high rise buildings

LIFESAVER, picks up disabled swimmer on distance, automatically.

SURVIVAL SUIT, with ventilation and heating powered by ocean waves/human power.

BOAT STABILISER, prevents high speed boats from flipping over.

SHOCK ABSORBING DEVICE, for climbers, construction workers; breaks fall.

FATIGUE FUSE, signals beginning of structural failure, e.g. attachment of jet engines.

STORE CLERK PROTECTION, in case of robbery.

Alternative Energy

SEA-WAVE EL. POWER GENERATOR, self-contained, based on OWC principle.

WIND POWER EL. POWER GENERATOR, mobile, without expensive tower, suitable in 

    combination with gas-powered generator, to be switched in no-wind condition.

SOLAR STOVE, powerful, lightweight for expeditions, cooks for whole group.

DWE (Pulse Jet) new valve system, no breakage and burning. (NASA spent $ 7.5 Million on R&D).   Automatically switches to valveless, RAM

Marine

OUTBOARD SAIL CONTROL SYSTEM, for water sports, revival of sail power for commerce.

OARS, new concept, much increased efficiency.

SEA-WAVE PROPULSION SYSTEM, uses energy of sea waves to power vessels.

SWIMMING FINS, lightweight, collapsible, especially suitable for lifeguards.

ASCENT / DESCENT SAFETY CONTROL, automatically brakes when buoyancy changes fast.

INCOMPRESSIBLE MATERIAL FOR WETSUITS, protects better at depth, stable buoyancy.

AUTOMATIC CO2 INFLATOR, floats automatically unconscious skin diver, signals for help.

POSITIVE HARNESS, keeps air tank in place,  lets go in emergency.

NOSE CLIP FOR SWIMMERS, more comfortable, adjustable pressure.

Sports, Toys

FREE STYLE POGO STICK

POWER TRAIN, for scooters, monocycles, etc.

RUNNING SHOES SOLE, re-directs energy for better efficiency.

SOFT DRINK BOTTLE with construction capability, building playhouses, walls, towers.

BICYCLE SEAT, ergonomic for long rides, adjusts to the rider's movements.

TRAINING DEVICE FOR SWIMMERS, at home, no need to travel to a pool.

BOW, super-compact, mechanically released, new concept. Not a cross-bow.

OPEN SIGHTS FOR SPORT FIREARMS, for low light conditions, imperfect vision.

FLIGHT INSTRUMENT, indicates glide angle and wind direction for precision landing.

PARACHUTE, for fast and safe deployment in combat.

WALK ACCELERATOR

Photographic Equipment

EVACUATION BOTTLE, to prevent oxidation of chemicals.

UMBRELLA LIGHT, for narrow studios, lights more evenly.

DISPENSING ENVELOPE, releases papers one by one, right side up.

COMPOSING FLASH. compensates different luminosity and distance in parts of the scene.

VIBRATION-LESS SHUTTER, for cameras.

CAMCORDER CONSOLE, hand-held, one arm sufficient, smooth vertical range from 0.2 to 2.2 m, stable, same quality as in $ 200,000 setup.

3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES AND MOVIES, make and view, home-made or commercial, for    computer, TV, magazines.

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