Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ford and Mercedes Working Together on Fuel Cells

A patent application for a way to humidify a fuel stream for a hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicle was recently published here. While the subject matter of the application is interesting, what is more interesting is the fact that it is jointly owned by both Daimler-Benz and Ford Global Technologies. The first page of the application is below.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Ducati's Radical New Motorcycle Frame

Ducati's newest sport bike may radically change how motorcycle frames are viewed in terms of motorcycle design. According to this patent application, Ducati has developed a motorcycle where the engine member replaces the bridging section of the frame. According to Ducati, this design dramatically decreases weight and increases aerodynamic performance. An image from the application is below.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Apple's "Aesthetically Pleasing" Universal Dock

Does the creativity at Cupertino know no bounds? According to this patent application, Apple has invented a docking station that uses memory foam. A picture from the application is below.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Yamaha's New V-Twin is a Quad!

Looks like Bombardier's Spyder is going to have some competition in the 3+ wheel street sport segment. According to this patent application, Yamaha has just developed a V-Twin Quat that looks amazing. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so below are three figues from the application. Enjoy!