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Title:
PROPULSION DEVICE AND METHOD EMPLOYING ELECTRIC FIELDS FOR PRODUCING THRUST
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2000058623
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Thrust is provided to a vehicle (12) using a self-contained device (10) for producing the thrust through a preselected shaping of an electric field. The device (10) includes a core (28) carried by a housing (18), with both the core (28) and the housing (18) formed from a material having a high dielectric constant. A plurality of cells (22) are carried by the housing (18) and formed around the core (28), with each cell (22) having a high dielectric (36) sandwiched between an electrode (38) and a lower dielectric (40). Multiple plates (26) are stacked along a longitudinal axis (24) of the core (28) with the electric wire (46) carried through the high dielectric (36) for connection with the electrodes (38) of each plate (26). Positive and negative voltage is provided to adjacent plates (26) at a rapidly changing rate to provide thrust resulting from non-linear electric field paths created through the device (10) as a result of the cell (22) and surrounding material (42, 28) configuration.

Inventors:
SERRANO HECTOR L
Application Number:
PCT/US2000/005667
Publication Date:
January 18, 2001
Filing Date:
March 03, 2000
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Assignee:
GRAVITEC INC (US)
International Classes:
F03H1/00; (IPC1-7): F03H1/00
Foreign References:
US2949550A1960-08-16
US3187206A1965-06-01
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