Friday, June 20, 2008
It has come to my attention we have another pressman making a difference in our community, allow me to introduce you to Otis Miller (pictured on right), pressman Los Angeles Times. Otis began his career at the Los Angeles Times shuttered Chatsworth Production Facility, and transferred to the Times Olympic Facility in January of 2006.
Due to a low sonority number, Otis was forced to make a decision, take the last buyout or transfer to the Times Costa Mesa Facility, Otis opted for the latter. Because the Miller Family resides in Palmdale this monster of a commute (120 miles one way) has lead to a hardship for his family, one of loneliness. As a direct result of sky-high fuel costs it has become cost effective for Otis and a colleague to share motel costs several days per week, making it difficult to see his wife and children.
As a direct result of Otis’ invention, many lives will be saved, once implemented across the country and possibly the world.
Thank you Otis
Traffic Light Awareness
The Traffic Light Awareness is a specially designed sound, or transmission, (frequency) activated lighting system to be used in conjunction with existing traffic lights. Design intent is to provide a highly visible warning system to motorists that an emergency vehicle, such as an ambulance, fire truck, or police car, is approaching a busy intersection.
• The Traffic Light Awareness was invented by Mr. Otis Miller with convenience in mind. The Traffic Light Awareness is an independent, sound or transmission (frequency) activated flashing light system that is specially designed to be installed over or onto the poles of existing traffic lights. Largely fabricated of durable plastic materials, the light system would consist of fixtures that are circular or dome-like in shape and feature a series of blue flashing strobe lights. To ensure that the flashing lights are easily viewed, an overhanging cap could be affixed to the top of the lights, and could feature mirrors to reflect the blue rays further outward. The sound or transmission (frequency) activation components and circuitry, tuned to the specific sounds of the sirens and tuned to the specific transmitted (frequency) that emanate from emergency vehicles, could be enclosed within the light system’s weatherproof housing and interconnected to the controller unit with the required wiring. The components used in the signal receiving circuitry would be frequency selective presenting minimum impedance to signals generated on the unique frequency transmitted by the emergency vehicle sound transmissions and frequency transmissions. This is referred to as a resonant or “tuned” circuit which would pass signals transmitted on the “tuned” frequency and block signals on any other frequencies. The frequencies germane to the emergency vehicles and Traffic Light Awareness could be configured to work within a radius of two to three blocks.
Advantages & Benefits
• The Traffic Light Awareness could be instrumental in minimizing the possibility of accidents between motorists and emergency vehicles that are enroute to a fire, accident or crime scene. Specifically designed to be operated at busy intersections, this clever device would provide an effective second warning system that emergency vehicles are approaching a traffic light. In this manner, motorists who are not aware of the wailing sirens around them due to their sound-efficient vehicle or noisy distractions inside the car would have a highly visual beacon to capture their attention. As a result, costly accidents could be prevented and, more importantly, precious lives saved as Traffic Light Awareness is a clear indication to slow down, pull over, and stop when approaching an intersection.