The World Without Inventions: Imagine a world without wheel?

When you imagine inventors, you probably picture a lone person in a laboratory concocting brilliant devices, experimenting and redesigning until some concept or contraption works perfectly. At that point, the new invention is unveiled to the world, a stunning piece of new technology that instantly changes everything. Well, you've got part of it right. There's certainly a lot of redesigning and experimenting when it comes to inventions, but it takes a lot longer than you think.

Every single invention was built on previous inventions created by other inventors years, decades or even centuries before. Every invention has problems, and it might not be until some other inventor comes along that they get solved. To confuse things further, it usually isn't the original inventor who gets all the credit, but rather the inventor who made the one crucial improvement that makes us all want one.


Inventions and ideas by Gurmit Singh.

1. Low temperature (Solar) Heat Engine: Gurmit Singh holds International patent on this technology (PCT). Solar water heater has utility only for 3 months in winter and the equipment lies unutilizwd in summer. The water temperature in solar water heaters is typically 80 C. This low temperature engine runs at 80C and generates electricity during summer. PCT


2. Oscillatory system converter: An object in motion has kinetic energy. The majority of the oscillatory systems that we encounter in everyday life suffer some sort of irreversible energy loss whilst they are in motion, in the real world there are minor losses of energy to heat and friction and major energy losses to oscillatory systems.

Examples of oscillating systems: 1.The suspension system in a car 2. Wave energy is oscillating systems 3. Rocking back and forth of a ship or boat is oscillatory system.

In a train with a flywheel battery, the linear kinetic energy of the moving train can be transferred to the rotational energy of the onboard flywheel. The effect of this transfer will be a reduction in the train's velocity. If no energy is lost to heat, all the energy of the train's motion can be stored in the flywheel and later used to accelerate the train up to speed again. This oscillatory system energy loss is exactly, my device will extract and store through a simple mechanism.



3. Low-temperature difference (LTD) rotary Stirling engine: A Stirling engine is a heat engine operating by cyclic compression and expansion of air or other gas, the working fluid, at different temperature levels such that there is a net conversion of heat energy to mechanical work. The rotary Stirling engine convert power from the Stirling cycle directly into torque, similar to the rotary combustion engine.


4. Gravity powered generator: A gravity powered or transferable mass driven generator work's with a mass suspented on a chain, the chain is pulled by human or animal power and as the mass (weight) slowly moves down with the force of gravity a set of gear machanism is used to increase thr RPM and generate electricity.

All the inventions/ideas are not listed here, as the patents for other renewable energy technologies are pending, please contact us for more information.


The Innovator

Gurmit Singh, New Delhi

Dr. Gurmit Singh is a research scientist and an environmentalist, his profound enthusiasm and passion for renewable energy technologies has been for 28 years now. He holds both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from 'Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule Aachen.' In Germany and spent 14 years in Germany working as a research Scientist and then 8 years in Florida, USA in Solar Research. He is winner of 'Lockheed Martin Innovation Award 2008' in renewable energy, also won the '2010 BuildArch Award'and recently won the 'i3 India Innovates Award 2011'. His professional career started with a technology assessment of the carbon abatement potential of specific industrial technologies in the EU, and the evaluation of national and international policies and measures in the areas of climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Currently he is a Visiting Faculty for 'Renewable Energy' at Amity University, Noida