Benefits and Advantages

  • Each cell in a mesh is capable of producing both translational and rotational motion. In each module there are three degrees of rotational freedom: rotation about the axis of the telescoping shaft, and pivoting the telescoping shaft in both (x & y axes) dimensions with a universal joint-like hinge system in the cell core fragment end of the module.
  • Any two cells, or modules, (they can either be part of the same mesh or in different meshes) that are within connecting distance from each other and have available connecting ends are capable of engaging each other in any positional and rotational orientations with respect to each other to connect together. This capability or feature can be a solution that would solve the problems of failed attempts for cells to interconnect correctly, or inability to connect because of alignment (design) limitations.
  • A mesh made up of these modules has the ability to independently replace the local power cells in a cell (i.e., without the need for any human intervention).
  • A mesh made up of these modules is capable of independently separating each module from a cell and assembling a cell from a supply of individual modules (i.e., without the need for any human intervention).
  • The connecting plate surface has electromagnets for short-term and quick connect and disconnect connections.
  • The connecting plate surface consists of a uniform pattern of hook and plunger mechanisms arranged close to the perimeter of the connecting plate surface for long-term unpowered connections.
  • Any connecting plate can connect to or couple with any other connecting plate from another module (e.g., like train couplers); the "male-female" pattern resides within the design of the hook-plunger mechanism rather than in the cells' connector-to-connector system; this feature eliminates the constraint that limits or restricts cells' abilities to have interconnections between any two cells when and where necessary.
  • The connecting plates have a relatively large diameter for providing static strength against gravity for a relatively larger series of approximately horizontal cells chained together which are mounted to a ground object (e.g., a cantilever system), such as a vertical wall, at one end; without this feature the connecting ends would bend or break off for some of the interconnections closest to the ground object, as a result of excessive stress due to large moment forces, with a relatively smaller series of approximately horizontal cells.

    Copyright © 2006 Neil Desmond