The scope of a primary wheel is how broad ? A wheel ? Every car has four of them touching the ground, the engine has multiple wheels and for example a flywheel. What exactly does that flywheel do for the engine anyway?
An engine flywheel, as you are looking at the flywheel surface, appears as a circle made of metal, and it is essentially three dimensional, so in description would appear to be a disk. This flywheel is bolted directly to a crankshaft which rotates as each cylinder produces power on the power stroke of each of the individual cylinders that fire fuel. Each time the individual power strokes are happening it is a result of a precisely timed explosion inside the cylinder firing. These are abrupt impulses and without a flywheel on the engine the engine would not keep running. It would immediately stop, and the reason behind that is a flywheel is designed to keep the crankshaft rotating in the correct direction as the cylinders are impulsing the crankshaft rotation. To light of a flywheel on the engine and it is very radical as most mechanics would describe, you need to keep the engine at a high engine RPM, and the slightest change in throttle pedal position would drop the engine RPM quickly and or stop the engine, on the other hand it would rocket you abruptly if you pressed on the throttle pedal. If a flywheel is to heavy for an engine, the engine becomes very inefficient if the impulses felt by fuel exploding were to small to keep the flywheel rotating at a rotational speed necessary to gain momentum of the wheel.
So in the broad claim of, A primary wheel, one could imagine the scope that encompases, almost everything that is mechanical with an engine has a primary wheel. If you go to the fair you will see many primary wheels. Now the importance of chosing your field for your invention should be carefully analyzed at this time in the invention process. What field am I searching for to find prior art that is relevant to my present invention ?
In the case of searching for prior art for the present invention we need to now concentrate on doing a quick patent search in the USPTO regarding prior art. I am now going to the USPTO site, http://patft.uspto.gov/ and then we go to the column of past issued patents and click on quick search.
After two thousand patents were reviewed and plenty of classification numbers read on, the classification glossary terms were searched. I have not found a classification number I am satisfied with. Nothing really has hit the nail on the head yet so to speak. Let's now identify what our invention in it's broadest claim actually is intended to accomplish.
The present invention translates human input energy into rotating mass, this rotating mass is acted upon by electromagnetic friction and causes a pulsed drag onto the rotating mass. This momentary drag from the force of electromagnetic induction and acting upon said rotating mass accumulates electrical energy and stores it into a dc storage unit. Hence the present invention is an electrical energy generator and storage system.
This subclass is indented under the class definition. Motors comprising means whereby energy expended by animals, including human beings is converted into mechanical energy.
(1) Note. Where merely the dead weight of an animal or operator is used to do work, classification is in the appropriate weight motor subclass. See, for example, subclass 28 of this class.
This I found at the site http://www.uspto.gov/web/patents/classification/selectnumwithtitle.htm and after reviewing the patents in the Class 185/15 , MOTORS: Spring, weight, or animal powered. I knew this was the exact one I had been looking for. A human powered motor and in addition our product will come with an electrical system that is capable of accumulating electrical energy and then storing it in a self contained storage system. It is also relevant that this particular invention also will be searched within the Class 60/698+ .