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Experts please: Review of Pulsed Plasma Electric Motor Patent

  1. Sep 25, 2003 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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  3. Sep 26, 2003 #2

    russ_watters

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    Well for starters:
    Since you can get a copy of the patent from the USPTO, you're paying for the guys signature. No thanks.

    Second, the claims:
    Yeah, right.

    HERE is a link to the patent. This is the abstract:
    This falls into the catagory of what I would generally dismiss offhand because it just "smells" like BS. The claims are absurd and though I'm not a high energy physicist, I'm reasonably intelligent and the abstract sounds like technobabble.

    But here's the dead giveway: note, the last few words: "furthermore is the unique presence of system negative entropy." Negative entropy in a closed system? Uh, no. So he pulled a fast one on the USPTO. They are swamped and it happens more than you might think. If I had to guess, this is another copy of the Farnsworth tabletop fusion reactor that Greg made a thread about; repackaged with enough technobabble to fool a patent evaluator.
     
  4. Sep 26, 2003 #3

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