Peoria, AZ (PRWEB) March 9, 2006
Rolling blackouts and emergency weather situations may have just gotten a little easier to live through due to a unique electric power generator that uses no fuel and produces no fumes. Great Systems, Inc. (GSI) a division of CyberKnight Int’l Corp, 9812 Peoria Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345 announces the issuance of US Patent 7,009,350 for the EGAS, the Energy Generation And Storage system. EGAS is the world’s first power generator that is capable of being used in an unventilated home or apartment given that it produces no emissions because it does not use a combustible fuel to generate power. EGAS uses body kinetics, or leg muscle power, to charge a unique spring system that slowly unwinds and spins a high efficiency generator that can deliver up to 1000 watts of electric power on demand.
“Five minutes of step-down leg effort can produce 30 minutes of useable power” says Robert Gold, inventor of the EGAS and CEO of GSI. Gold continued “EGAS is designed for use in emergency situations where fuel is scarce and there is an immediate need for portable power”. The EGAS design incorporates an "intelligent battery system" which allows for continuous energy output while the user recharges its spring system. Gold pointed out that “Without the need for fuel the EGAS is infinitely rechargeable in the field and can not only power lights, computers and space heaters, but can also recharge cell phones and rechargeable batteries.”
Under development since 2004, EGAS is attracting interest from people who see its potential in situations that are regularly handled by Homeland Security, FEMA and the Department of Defense. About the size of a small suitcase and readily portable at about 40 lbs, the EGAS could quickly be distributed to locations that are in need of immediate personal power. EGAS could be a practical device for use in areas of natural disaster (i.e. hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunami) or war (i.e. Iraq) where the centralized power grid has been destroyed and the basic power for households and small businesses may take weeks or months to be re-established.
EGAS is the latest in a long line of products developed by Gold, who has worked in the innovation and new product development field since 1976. He has created, patented and marketed law enforcement, military and consumer devices. His products range from counter-terrorist stun munitions sold in over 25 countries to a driver system for flat panel displays. Author of the 1995 Prentice-Hall book "Eureka, The Entrepreneurial Inventor’s Guide", Gold has also developed "The Idea Engine", a CD-ROM used in college level courses on innovation and invention development.
GSI is currently in discussions with a variety of interested parties who have proposed applications for the EGAS in military, disaster, commercial and camping scenarios. For further information on the EGAS contact GSI at the CyberKnight office at 623-972-6322.