SECTION I: Testing
|1||Has the R & D result been tested?|
The following question is replied according to the reply in question 1
|1a||In what mode has the result been tested?|
|1b.||Please describe and discuss the testing results|
|The innovative mobile phone charger works autonomously and independently, it does not use external sources of electric power and produces electricity by itself. The power produced has parameters to charge the phone battery as much as it requires. The device has specific mechanical construction which charges with equal portions the phone battery with the necessary electric power. One of the main advantages of the device is the ability to charge enough energy for making an emergency call of 20-30 sec., just by pushing of a button. Several minutes of device’s operation are enough to ensure charge for a normal phone call. For the battery’s full charge a more persistent operation with the device is required. While charging incoming and outgoing calls can be made. The capacity of the device is 1000 charging cycles. The device is compact, portable and easy to carry. Its size is the same as the phone’s one. It is eco- friendly and easy to manipulate. The system is not affected by climatic conditions and it functions at temperature range from -25C to +55C. The researcher managed to produce a working prototype which has been tested and showed the reliability and the goods results, achieved by the researched technology.|
SECTION 2: Current Stage of Development
|2a||To what extent does the development team have technical resources for supporting the production of a new product? (Researchers, human resources, hardware, etc. )|
|The researcher is an independent individual, working mainly on the field of electronics and communications. As such, he is missing manufacturing facilities and producing powers. However the inventor can organize a small, highly qualified team of technicians and developers for control and monitoring of the production.|
|2b||What are the technical issues that need to be tackled for full deployment, if needed?|
|At this stage the prototype of the self generating phone charger is working and ready for introduction in the first stages of mass production – manufacturing of a pilot batch. The inventor should take measures to prepare technical documentation for all equipment, necessary for small scale production, as well as technologies necessary. After this task the requirements of managing/supervising staff should be given, in correspondence with the equipment and technological requirements.
|2c||What additional technical resources are needed for the production of this new product?|
|The lack of any manufacturing equipment means the future company must invest in developing producing powers, necessary for manufacturing of small scale production, at the first stage. Basically the resources for developing a small scale electromechanical productions nowadays are not so big, thus the initial funding should be relatively small in volume. The harder point is to summon and maintain highly qualified staff to ensure top quality and reliability of the product.
|2d||Overall assessment of the current stage of technical development.|
|The researcher is in the starting stage of the product development, with working prototype he has to take steps for IP protection of the prototype. At the same time it is necessary to look for possibilities for project funding. As an inventor, the owner of the product has the abilities for further improvement and tailoring of the charger to the specific needs of the customers, but the lack of any producing powers makes the research of funding source a primary goal, together with the IP protection.
SECTION 3: Deployment
|3a||Define the demands for large scale production in terms of|
|The subject R&D is focused on the filed of electronics and communication in particular. The materials and elements, necessary for small scale production, are widely available and of conventional type. There are no specific requirements towards the raw materials.|
|At the first stage the future company must seek funding for precise metal manufacturing machines – such as precise small sized CNC lathe/center. The mechanical construction of the charger consists of several flywheels, nuts and springs. So the necessary equipment is similar to those for manufacturing of clocks/watches. The technologies, used for production, are conventional and widely implemented.|
|To start and manage production the future company will need highly qualified staff and engineering. The presentation and marketing of a product in the field of consumer electromechanics is not an easy deal nowadays, so the owner of the product should seek decisions in hiring marketing and sales professionals and or establishing good connection with companies, selling consumer electronics.
SECTION 4: Overall Assessment
|1||What is you overall assessment of the technical feasibility of the research result?|
|The product is ready for entering the first production stages – pilot batch. Urgent steps should be taken for granting an IP protection is order to secure the future development of the company.
The versatility of the product allows numerous implementation methods, making it attractive for different users and industries. Due to its interesting technical decision and design, the charger could be used even as a muscle training product, charging during training.