Looks like Dan got the list working right again...it wasn't sending to
the archive and then not even to the list, but all better now...thanks Dan!
I suspect most everyone knows about the claims of this Irish group
Steorn, that they have a rotating magnetic device which I believe they
estimate at 218% efficient?
In the keelynet.com news I had tracked the patent and included a diagram
with their description of how their shielding method worked.
There are NUMEROUS patents for shielding methods and one of the most
famous is Ecklin.
And there is also Jack Hilden-Brands invention of a method of switching
off any natural magnetic field, either mechanically or electronically
with very little power. He kindly send me both the mechanical and
electronic prototypes which I tested and was totally amazed with. He
has gone MUCH FURTHER and has a motor he estimates is 600% efficient and
thats just an early prototype as he thinks his new one will be far more
What is interesting...Jack showed his technology at a product fair, has
a patent app well before Steorn and has been working on his for years
now. So I wonder if Steorn saw or stumbled on his information and made
a crude model which they have run to patent.
Plus the comments on some websites about how they were essentially an
information company in an earlier incarnation and had converted to a
security products company, now put an advert in the Economist, not
Sci-AM or any physics or electronics media...as the Economist is read by
finance type people, not scientists. Peculiar approach.
Plus the 10% of scientists who they claim have verified the claim won't
come forth with their names or to back it up.
This is one comment about it from a weblog;
"The more I think about this I am of two minds: 1. These guys really do
think they've succeeded in breaking the laws of thermodynamics. 2.
Recall that Steorn is a former e-business company that saw its market
vanish during the dot.com bust. It stands to reason that Steorn has
re-tooled as a Web marketing company, and is using the "free energy"
promotion as a platform to show future clients how it can leverage print
advertising and a slick Web site to promote their products and ideas. If
so, it's a pretty brilliant strategy."
I KNOW it is possible to redirect magnetic flux (you can't actually
shield it, but you can cancel or redirect it) as I've seen it in Jacks
devices, so perhaps they do have something.
Jack has switched off the field of a magnet holding 400 pounds of
weight, but using only some 8 Watts of power...and in one configuration,
it was 80 pounds of lift switched off with just .6 Watts...yes, you read
So you can imagine how a motor could be designed that was like the EV
Gray motor but using natural magnets being switched on and off to
produce rotation and torque. And apply that to generators!!!
I guess we'll see about Steorn...I think they might have something but
wish they'd cut all the smoke and mystery....as it just confuses the issue.
The patent application posted at;
McCarthy; Shaun David - March 30, 2006 - #20060066428 - A low energy
magnet actuator allows magnetic fields to be turned on and off using a
small amount of energy. The magnetic actuator according to the invention
generally includes a base suitable for the support of a plurality of
magnets. An actuatable shield is positioned in relation to the plurality
of magnets so that it effectively blocks the magnetic field when it is
positioned over at least one of the magnets. The magnetic fields of the
plurality of magnets interact in a manner that allows low energy
actuation of the shield. - A low energy magnet actuator allows magnetic
fields to be turned on and off using a small amount of energy. The
magnetic actuator according to the invention generally includes a base
suitable for the support of a plurality of magnets. An actuatable shield
is positioned in relation to the plurality of magnets so that it
effectively blocks the magnetic field when it is positioned over at
least one of the magnets. The magnetic fields of the plurality of
magnets interact in a manner that allows low energy actuation of the shield.
As you can see, it gives some information about the flux redirection
technique, but to my eyes, it looks rather primitive when compared to
Jack Hilden-Brands original version. In other words, it looks like a
Since his application preceded theirs, no matter what they try to claim,
he'll win the case. So let them have their day and I hope it does prove
out with many replications of proof worldwide...we shall see.
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