Anyoon Rotary Engine
- Thursday, October 21, 2010, 8:50
My innovations range from simple power saving device for computers to nuclear space propulsion. These inventions include 360 degree viewable 3D display, highly efficient rotary engine, highly aerodynamic design, new algorithm to increase hard disk capacity, improved electric motor etc. As a hobby, I design cars and electronic gadgets. The rotary engine I invented obeys thermodynamic cycle perfectly resulting in very high efficiency. It also uses better sealing. The major novelty of the 3D display I invented is that it gives more clear and realistic picture. In existing designs light from front and back of an object will pass through resulting in a clogged image. In my 3D display this problem was remedied by using a new individual picture cell named sphexel( spherical picture cells). This sphexel has control over the direction of light to be emitted thus solving the above problem. Using this we can make images of 3D display from completely solid to translucent to transparent. Using the new algorithm the capacity of hard disk can be increased beyond petabytes with same magnetic density. The new highly aerodynamic design provides higher lift to drag ratio. This design also reduces vortexes and turbulences.
Impact on Society
In the period of a economic disaster, low cost design structure of an engine like Anyoon rotary engine would be a better alternative for costly fuel cells and lithium ion batteries because of their huge development costs. In the period of rising petroleum prices a highly efficient engine like the proposed concept has a very important role to play in order to reduce the skyrocketing living expense of every common man; also eliminate the chance of another economic disaster worldwide and give reasonable time for hydrogen economy to evolve. Most important impact is that, a 5% increase in oil price increases the price of all consumables and in the end even salary of employees. So a 50% reduction in oil consumption by using Anyoon engine will definitely decrease the cost of transportation of people and goods marginally.
The new 3D display can be used for R&D of complex systems especially for medical imaging. The aerodynamic design is particularly useful for reducing fuel consumption of aircrafts resulting in low cost air travel.
As a child I was very inquisitive. I was curious about how things work. I open toys and other things and look under vehicles to see how they work. Sometimes I make my toys malfunction by disassembling it. During that period my father bought a Japanese music system. I started studying it by opening it eventually making it malfunction. I got punished for it. It was in the 1980s. After some years, I was able to convince my father to buy another one. I don’t have much to make it malfunction. I was in 9th standard then. I thought enough is enough and decided to not to open any more things and decided that I should figure out in my mind how things work using my own logic. It was fun. During that period I read about Wankel rotary engine in a motor cycle magazine saying that it was the one that should be in the fore front of internal combustion engine technology. I started figuring out how it works and made some models of it on my own. After some years during a study tour, I happened to see an actual Wankel rotary engine in a Bangalore museum. It came to me as a surprise that it was entirely different from what I had made in my mind. I was partially happy that I actually invented a new rotary engine. After my studies I got a job in a tyre factory. There were two computers. I decided I should start experimenting in computers since it has the ‘Undo’ feature. Even though my boss was very strict, he had a soft corner for those who were interested in learning. There I did trouble shooting for many process and product related problems. There I realized that beauty of engineering is in balancing to get most out of a design. There I started working on a fully automatic tyre plant in my mind. It was fun since there were huge machines and I happen to know the problems associated with it while troubleshooting. Finally I designed the fully automatic tyre plant that was faster and required very small space. I also designed my first database program in ‘MS Access’ for that company. I decided to model the tyre plant in CAD and joined Cochin University to learn CAD. There the Idea of 3D display clicked in my mind while making 3D models from 2D entities. I dropped the tyre plant project since it was a difficult model. I decided to start work on my rotary engine instead, I invented earlier. I told my CAD instructor about my engine idea; he introduced me to a professor who was a thermodynamic expert. Actually before that I was too shy about telling my inventions to others. The professor told me that my engine idea was too basic and suggested me some books. I read those books and kept improving my engine. Finally the HOD of the mechanical department gave me a recommendation letter saying that my idea was theoretically sound. Some of my other ideas were spinoffs from my rotary engine idea. And some others were from pure thinking and imagination. Some of them were purposefully designed with an innovative target in my mind. My parents (both are retired government employees) gave me enormous support both financially as well as emotionally to continue my research on my inventions.
Your Entrepreneurial Journey
I always wanted to start a research consultancy. But getting the financial capital and right partners were the bottleneck. In 2005, I was able to convince Mahindra & Mahindra about the potential of my rotary engine and they agreed for a concept validation by making a working prototype and further implementation. But during the recession, the project was discontinued since they want to concentrate on applied research that is ready for market than a research of fundamental nature. Now the project is under revaluation by the management for possibilities for continuing the project. I had approached innovation Lab for starting a company. But CEO of innovation Lab suggested to me that I should first prove my concept using TePP funding. He offered me help in getting patent and TePP funding. So I am applying for TePP funding through innovation Lab and then I will go for second phase of TePP funding to start a firm as an incubatee of innovation Lab. NASA has appreciated my aerodynamic concept by saying it as an “excellent work” and suggested me to present it to an AIAA meeting.
I have applied for patent for rotary engine on my own without any agents or attorneys in 2001 and after evaluation and interviews the patent has been granted in 2007. I also applied for patents for some of my other inventions and some ideas were not patented because of financial constraints.
My future plan is to get help from the government or private sector to implement my ideas and innovations.
Word of Advice
Perseverance is the key to realize the innovations and don’t be shy to tell about your innovations to others. Always look for methods to protect your idea.
My innovation philosophy is to make innovative and better solutions to make peoples life easier and better.
Innovator’s Name: Diji N J
Address: Nedunghayil house
For more details: http://sites.google.com/site/anyoonrotaryengine/