Friday, November 26, 2010

Power, Energy - Transportation & Other Stuff

"Combustible fuels are relatively inexpensive and energy dense, though polluting. With high enough efficiency much less harmful to the environment though. A turbine engine can be efficient if there is careful load control. Small number of moving parts too. Magnetics are superior to most in power distribution and leverage (motor, alternator). Differential gearing (dif. torque converter, power-split device in Toyota).  Solid-state thermoelectric heat pump for bi-directional heat/cooling and energy generation. High temperature fuel cell (or was it a chemical battery) for energy storage uses exhaust heat of hydrocarbon power source.

Giving thanks. Once a year.
The concept of using planetary gearing as a continuously variable transmission was disclosed in the mid to late1960s and notarized then in Longview, Washington. Adaptation of the concept has resulted in a number of innovative applications including the Toyata Hybrid Synergy Drive's power-split device. The notarized disclosure mentioned a Power Speed Reference. It would act like a grid in a vacuum tube - controlling a much high plate current with a small voltage and very small current signal (on the grid of said tube)

More than 40 years ago at this time of year, imagination had found a home on Thanksgiving holiday in the Liverpool of the Pacific NW. It was a small station, but it rocked. As the songs of a generation played a pencil and steno pad, all that were necessary to verify it was not just a nocturnal dream. Or even some runaway daydream. No, this was real.  The kind everyone shares. Consistent with physical laws. And millions of machines around the world.

"Some, but not all, intellectual property given to the public. Supply-side corruption reduction solution. Has a sort of rhythm to it. There are private ways to accomplish the goal of insuring fairness in economic freedom. When population size is empowered, ownership has met its match. We are there, now."

So many ideas, a country famous for freedom and liberty ... seems the right thing to do. The recent corruption of ownership in our society has necessitated a grassroots adjustment to the concept of fairness. Externalizing costs by short-term thinkers has caused far too much suffering to the peoples of our precious planet.  So in the spirit of the season, we must once again, get control of the spoiled adolescents by mitigating the reckless use of money and power and do it as the wise ancients who have gone before advised, with compassion.

As discussed here before and addressed in detail by Buckminster Fuller we pay to high a price for continuing specialization based on outdated field of interests.  Silos of expertise have too long dominated the adaptive nature of human ingenuity.

NOTE: Some of the foregoing in this BuzzTheHill post is not fictional. Consider it a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been addressed in it, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN

© 2010 Buzz Hill


  1. Dear Mr. Hill: Enlargement and close inspection of the diagram used to illustrate planetary gearing shows that the people "discussing" this must have been high on weed,(seeing as it was "disclosed in the mid to late 1960s"}. The arrows in the illustration show all of the gears rotating in the same direction. Perhaps in some other dimension this may be "Consistent with physical laws", but not in ours. May I recommend a site that will show the correct operation:

  2. Yes, anonymous. Much better. The notarized drawing to which I refer shows them going in the correct direction. I did not have it handy when writing the post.