Drawing from imagination is necessary to build any product from a creative mindset. The thing does not exist yet so after the idea you had comes drawing or sketching in your inventors project notebook. What you have sketched in the first identifying subject matter of your invention is simply a very rough draft of the elements and this picture is not complete in detail. The necessity to draw very accurate pictures or Figures (FIG.) is definitely a plus and is needed for several reasons. These are not figures or pictures of detailed parts but simply pictures exhibiting what the inventor comes up with as a map to construct the invention as an assembly and can be used in the provisional patent application to pictorily identify subject matter making the invention whole.
The following pictures or FIG. numbers are composite drawings that were assembled from individual part drawings. The drawings exhibited were completed in Auto Cad, and when an experienced inventor needs to draw an idea out this is the preferred method because of the detail and the time saving from idea to manufacturing. Inventing a product requires detailed drawings and the following examples are drawn from imagination or originated from a thought, and experience in inventing and designing machinery allows inventions to be thought of and built upon quickly compared to the average time some inventor develops his or her product. An absolute must for time saving are scaled drawings, those are drawings that appear on a patent cover page, it is not entirely necessary to draw to scale but it allows the inventor and others viewing a more accurate picture on what is anticipated.
The first invention exhibited is an elevational side view of an embodiment of an electrical and gas generator system intended to be powered by a human being and from the Man Motor project.
In the above Figure shown are the elements of the invention and they are numbered in the order of importance to the inventor (myself) this is a concept drawing not detailed enough for one not skilled in the art to figure out how this is actually made, one can not reproduce or make anything from this Figure. Wheel 1 is inventive subject matter as well the framework and how it connects together which is non obvious at this point in disclosure to others. The rest of the invention is made up of subject matter which has already been proven to exist and available to purchase. An inventor must know at this time which piece of subject matter is the inventive subject matter of the invention and number them in the order of importance for completion.
Manmotor consists of five wheels, these wheels are rotated by body weight and motion and the machine Manmotor can be used either in forward or reverse with no substantial loss in efficiency.
Wheel 1. a 51" diameter liquid filled wheel, 2. a variable diameter sheave assembly, starting position 24" diameter.
Wheel 3. a variable diameter sheave, starting position 8" diameter.
Wheel 6. a variable diameter sheave, starting position 24" diameter.
Wheel 8. a variable diameter sheave, starting position dependent on load, approximate 2.5" diameter.
Wheel 9. a permanently affixed sheave diameter wheel 18" starting and optimum run position.
Those are the five basic wheels, 9. the primary mover, 3. pressure regulated drive wheel, 1. the liquid balanced kinetic energy wheel, 6. the load sensing wheel, and 8. the load wheel.
At this point in the invention process the inventors project notebook will have the first 0 to 9 items as well as the classification search outline and the broadest sketch of subject matter or elements the invention product is comprised of. Taking into account that nothing should be built yet at this time, the inventing process at this point has been paperwork only. Below is a sample page exampling what the inventors project notebook will contain at this point in the invention process.
0) Your project notebook contains your name, the date and your signature.
1) You need to name the project and name the invention.
2) Assign a tracking number to the project.
3) Write down a paragraph of your reasons for coming up with the idea for the project.
4) Write down a paragraph of things you anticipate your invention to accomplish.
5) Write down a goal for the outcome and project 20 years into the future.
6) Write down what you as the inventor want to get from the product of the invention.
7) Write down the product features of any prior art searched.
8) Write down the lowest price of prior art available today and product features.
9) Write down the highest price of prior art available today and product features.
10) Write down a list of feature claims of your invention.
11) Write down words used to define and associate the subject matter of the invention that were read on while doing the classification search in the USPTO database.
12) Draw a broad sketch containing the subject matter of the invention and write those down in the order of importance to you.
13) Write down a paragraph describing what you feel is the best method to use the product of your invention project.
14) Write down your total investment in time at this point and declare a value per hour for your work on the project invention, date and sign the entry.
You will be about 4 months into the invention project at this point, declare a value and begin the next phase of the invention project which is making claims for the invention product.