SOLID STATE ELECTRIC GENERATOR U.S. Patent Pending by Magnetic Power Inc.
Date: Thursday, June 29, 2006 @ 19:10:21 GMT
Topic: General


"Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point in the universe... It is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature." - Nikola Tesla 1891-

Magnetic Power Inc. (MPI) is harnessing the organized motion of subatomic particles, which are responsible for the force of magnetism. Magnets create their attractive and repulsive forces due to the constant circulatory orbit of electrons within certain elements which are ferromagnetic (including iron, cobalt, nickel, and gadolinium). This ceaseless rotation already exists. It is the very force that makes a magnet a magnet. MPI is developing technologies which tap into this internal subatomic motion, and make it available to do work in our everyday world.



Magnetism has been used to generate electricity for over 100 years. But the approaches that have been used do not allow the ceaseless orbital motion hidden within ferromagnetic atoms to perform useful work. The necessary work of rotation, generating the electricity, has traditionally been sourced by other means, which today have become nuclear, natural-gas, hydroelectric and coal-driven turbines. An assumption has grown, that such brute sources of motion are necessary to cause magnetism to generate electricity. To date, there has been very little scientific focus on the use of the subatomic rotation within magnetic elements themselves, which causes their magnetism in the first place. It isn't necessary to consume limited natural resources to produce the spinning motion. Ceaseless rotation is a natural resource in its own right, on a sub-atomic scale but existing everywhere, in accordance with quantum physical laws. The motion is permanent. Mankind cannot hope to ever exhaust it.

Following is a description of one of several technologies being developed by Magnetic Power. A U.S. patent application is pending covering this invention. Patent applications that are filed internationally are published 18 months after filing. The application covering this invention is a public document at the end of July, 2006.

Conventional electric motors, and conventional electric generators both work the same way. The principle is identical, and in fact most generators can run as motors, and most electrical motors have the ability to generate electricity, as well.

This great versatility has led to an unfortunate situation, however. When a generator produces electricity, it acts as a pump. For example light bulbs, batteries, and household appliances always have at least two prongs, or contacts. This allows electricity to both enter and exit the device, in order to flow through it and perform work. Like a flow of water, electricity is being recirculated in an endless loop, through a closed circuit. The electric current eventually flows back into the generator for recirculation.

This returning electric current enters the generator just as if it were entering a motor. In an electric motor, current enters at a higher voltage than the exiting current. This causes the motor's rotation to accelerate, or to push forward. In generators however, returning current enters at a lower voltage than exiting current. This produces not a push, but a pull: the generator's rotation decelerates. By pushing like a motor in reverse, the generator paradoxically acts as a brake to its own forward motion. The more current the generator produces, the stronger this braking action or "pull backwards" becomes. Massive amounts of coal, natural gas, and other resources are used today, to propel giant turbines, which have become necessary to keep utility generators turning against their own braking action. This combined braking action has become absolutely immense, considering the total electric current flowing into and out of the combined homes and businesses of a neighborhood, a state, or our continent as a whole.

Typically, electricity generation is referred to by the resource being consumed. There are hydropower, nuclear power, coal and natural gas-fired generator plants. But in any of these cases, the generators ultimately producing electric current is basically the same. Their principle of design has not changed for over 100 years.

MPI has developed one type of electrical generator which simply cannot act as a motor. Because of the inability of this generator to produce mechanical force at all, the electric current returning to it from a closed circuit (for example, after use in a light bulb) cannot cause the generator to act as a motor in reverse, or to "pull backwards" in the reverse direction. The generator simply spins in a manner similar to a flywheel. No braking action is ultimately present.

Owing to the inability to produce negative torque, a mechanical prototype of this generator would continue turning with very little positive torque being applied. The necessity for massive consumption of natural resources was removed, simply by redesigning the generator producing the current.

Instead of depending on massive mechanical torque to produce electricity, this type of generator instead produces electricity in an amount proportional to the speed of rotation. The faster the generator is spinning the greater the amount of electricity produced. There are limits however, to how fast a physical object can spin before centrifugal forces tear it apart.

In order to surmount this difficulty, MPI has developed a version of this generator which produces a spinning magnetic field without using moving parts at all. Since nothing is spinning but magnetic field energy, which is not a solid object, the rotational speeds which determine the generator's output become essentially unlimited.

Following construction of a successful prototype, a U.S. patent application was filed covering this advanced electrical generator. The absence of any mechanical motion (aside from that occurring within the magnetic atoms of the device) lends this Solid State Electric Generator to both modularization and miniaturization. These devices may be produced in standard sizes, which are rated with a given power capacity. Several identical units of this type of Magnetic Power Module™ can be combined to produce the amount of energy desired. This is analogous to combining photovoltaic cells. However, Magnetic Power Modules can operate around the clock, every day of the year.

The technology is amenable to miniaturization. The same processes currently used to manufacture computer chips can be used to produce devices of similarly tiny size, including versions with a shape and function identical to standard alkaline battery sizes.

Mark Goldes
Chairman & CEO
Magnetic Power Inc.

www.magneticpowerinc.com





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