A Proposal Conceptualization of a Hybrid Bio-Moto-Reductor Actuator and the “Virtual Shaft” Hypothesis


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Motors are one of the most used motion devices in so many places, with high impact in the industry; they provide rotary motions that generate useful work at almost any particular application. Most of the time, motors must need to be connected to the entire mechanical system through a transmission mechanism to give the optimal performance to the system, they tend do be generic Moto– Reductors or Speed-Increasers that can be used in certain applications in the macro world. This paper idealizes this concept at the nano world, with a different type of motor, a motor that has been created by Nature evolution and seems to be the tiniest motor known [16] with high efficiency performance [1][4], the F1-ATPase motor; and then, achieve some process or activity. We are conceptualizing a general idea for a prototype of a hybrid Bio-Moto-Reductor actuator using the F1-ATPase Motor Bio-Device as a main motion rotary producer. We also intend to idealize the hypothesis of a new and novel concept for rotary motion transmissions, the “Virtual Shaft”.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Technical Proceedings of the 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1
Published: March 7, 2004
Pages: 126 - 130
Industry sector: Medical & Biotech
Topic: Biomaterials
ISBN: 0-9728422-7-6