BENEIFTS OF 4QMET TECHNOLOGY
IS RADICALLY NEW ABOUT THE 4QMET?
DRIVING VS HIGHWAY DRIVING ENGINE EFFICIENCY
A SMALLER ENGINE CAN POWER A CAR WITH THE 4QMET
HISTORY OF MECHANICAL CVTs
THE 4QMET vs MECHANICAL CVTs
4QMET TRANSMISSIONvs MECHANICAL CVTs
1. The 4-QUAD MIRORRED ENERGY TRANSFER (4QMET) transmission technology
does not require an external source of electric, hydraulic or mechanical
energy to change or to maintain the varying speed/torque conversion
2. Mechanical CVT's have transfer ratio limitations, typically less
than 7:1, whereas the 4QMET theoretically has an extremely large
range in forwards or reverse directions. In practice, this range
would be limited by the maximum torque the system was required to
produce, but should still provide a very high speed/torque coversion
ratio range. This wide ranging conversion ratio is what enables
the use of a very small motor.
3. In practice, the 4QMET technology can be controlled by low power
level electronic signals from a wide variety of sources, many of
which already exist on modern-day vehicles.
4. With a 4QMET, the motor (electric or gas) does not require de-coupling
by a clutch (or other device having similar function) in order to
stop or to change direction from forward to reverse or reverse to
5. The 4QMET supplies regenerative electric energy back to the batteries
(or super capacitors, etc.), enables generation of hydrogen for
a fuel cell system or recovery energy for flywheel energy storage.
6. The 4QMET technology can result in long lifetime operation of
a powertrain due to simple mechanical layout without the use of
clutches or other sliding, shifting or de-coupling mechanisms.
7. The 4QMET has few moving parts, is relatively maintenance free
and self calibrating, in a very compact package.
8. In principle, the 4QMET can be scaled in size and power rating
from the very small (e.g. to operate a robot's joints, a watch or
even smaller through NANO-TECHNOLOGY) through to the large (e.g.
to operate compact and full size autos, mining machinery and military
vehicles) and to the very large (e.g. to operate helicopters, turbo-prop
airplanes, ships and even aircraft carriers).