Indeed, I've been doing that. I like Google Patents. It is really well done. Just discovered it like 3 days ago or something and was very impressed. Going to check the names you told me and see what I findViv wrote:Hi BenBenJet wrote:That is a nice piece of engineering, but it has one problem.Viv wrote:Hi Ben
Here's some thing for you to read
It is has moving parts! That's a pain in the ass to change valves every x times. And personally I think I could not afford making that engine out of complete stainless steel or titanium. Because I will not work my ass off in designing/building an engine with crappy materials and see it engulfed in flames the first day of usage! Because I'm going to pwn it with massive fuel! And it must withstand.
I have to go to Switzerland in March and visit the parents of my girlfriend ... That money could have been inverted buying some nice stainless steel plates for my current project.
The start of building of the current project will be delayed 5 days, because one of the team members (one of the the metal guys) had to leave to France. He will come back next Friday . Patience, my friend... patience. I do not have patience!!!! Well at least I have time to finish the control panel
No, seriously now. Building that thing is over my level and possibilities, it was a nice read and it might help me for future projects. But now, wait until I get my current project done.
The general idea was to give you a pointer towards the USPTO office and their very excellent search function, you can spend many happy hours there researching what has already been published on the subject
Melenric is a good place to start but try Dunbar and Bodine too