US Patent No. 11,027,188

ROTATION POWERED VEHICLE


Patent No. 11,027,188
Issue Date June 08, 2021
Title Rotation Powered Vehicle
Inventorship Steven Craig Anderson, Lompoc, CA (US)
Philip R. Dinter, Lompoc, CA (US)
Assignee RXF MOTIONS, Lompoc, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,027,188

1. A rotation powered vehicle, comprising:a rigid chassis;
a rigid platform which is pivotally secured to the chassis such that the platform may undergo a rotational motion with respect to the chassis in a first angular direction or the platform may undergo a rotational motion with respect to the chassis in a second angular direction;
a first linkage pivotally secured to the chassis at a first pivot point on the first linkage, the first linkage having a first linkage slot;
a first coupler link pivotally secured to the platform; and the first coupler link pivotally secured to a second pivot point on the first linkage;
a first rack which is slidably secured to the chassis, the first rack having a first rack pin which is engaged with the first linkage slot;
a first gear which is operatively coupled to the first rack;
a first ratchet which is coupled to the first gear, the first ratchet being configured to engage the first gear and rotate with the first gear when the first gear rotates in the first angular direction, and the first ratchet being configured not to engage the first gear when the first gear rotates in the second angular direction;
a second linkage pivotally secured to the chassis at a first pivot point on the second linkage, the second linkage having a second linkage slot;
a second coupler link pivotally secured to the platform, and the second coupler link pivotally secured to a second pivot point on the second linkage;
a second rack which is slidably secured to the chassis, the second rack having a second rack pin which is engaged with the second linkage slot;
a second gear which is operatively engaged with the second rack;
a second ratchet which is coupled to the second gear, the second ratchet being configured to engage the second gear and rotate with the second gear when the second gear rotates in the first angular direction, and the second ratchet being configured not to engage the second gear when the second gear rotates in the second angular direction;
a drive axle which is coupled to the first and second ratchets, the drive axle rotating if either the first or second ratchets rotate; and
a first and second wheel which are engaged with the drive axle and which rotate in the first angular direction during a first half power cycle wherein the platform is rotated in the first angular direction thereby causing the first linkage to rotate and to translate the first rack over the first gear such that the first gear turns in the first angular direction with the first ratchet being engaged with and rotating with the first gear resulting in the rotation of the drive axis in the first angular direction, the first and second wheel also rotating in the first angular direction during a second half power cycle wherein the platform is rotated in the second angular direction thereby causing the second linkage to rotate and to translate the second rack over the second gear such that the second gear turns in the first angular direction with the second ratchet being engaged with and rotating with the second gear resulting in the rotation of the drive axle in the first angular direction.