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NASA Rocket parts invented by two Jamaicans

 
Slipfeeler 2021-11-10 13:24:18 

NEW YORK, USA — America's premier space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is currently reviewing proffers from two Jamaicans that could lead to the licensing of two inventions with the potential to be used as rocket parts .

St Mary native George Winston Whitfield and engineer Howard Martin Chin of Kingston believe their magnetic gear system and ball and socket joint could soon determine how motor vehicles, boats, aeroplanes, toys, and other devices with a gearbox system operate in the future.

Their magnetic gear system features magnetic gearboxes designed to enhance the efficiency, durability, and cost-effectiveness of the equipment in which they are used.

Last year April the Jamaica Observer reported the inventions and their authors' determined pledge to approach NASA with the hope of having them licensed, ideally to become part of their arsenal of parts for rockets heading to outerspace.

True to their pledge, the two sent their work to NASA in June this year and bolstered their credibility when businessman Peter Melhado agreed to invest in the venture.

The Washington-based NASA, responding to a query from the Observer, confirmed that “the offer to license the inventions is being reviewed” but said that “no further comment could be made at this time”.

The invention has been patented by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as evidenced by patent numbers US 2017/0271970 A1 and US 20150229198 A1.

Source: Jamaica Observer

 
Chrissy 2021-11-10 14:33:07 

In reply to Slipfeeler

Nice rolleyes

 
Slipfeeler 2021-11-11 13:40:19 

The invention although potenially advantageous to NASA also has implications for other industries, like for example, aviation and auto industries.

 
JahJah 2021-11-11 14:05:01 

In reply to Slipfeeler

velo seh dem muss get deported like all Jamaicans. the shame of the WI.