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Subject: Re: Miley's latest patent
Date: Oct 15, 11:13 pm
Poster: Ivan Vuletich

On Oct 15, 11:13 pm, Ivan Vuletich wrote:

>Check out patent # 6,121,569. The PTO, just this month, has 100% of all patents issued to date on line. Full text is easy, but the pix are TIFF and demand a plugin for same. The address is:
>It seems this recently issued patent, (Sept 19, 2000), to Miley, et al. covers the use of various forms of fusors for a multiplicity of purposes ranging from treating minor cuts and abrasions to space ship propulsion!
>I suppose this is the norm now in patents. Claim everything, even the implausible and near impossible.
>Remember, playing with any of these ideas on your own is illegal!


Reading thru Miley's patent, it seems that most of it is concerned with producing plasma jets, and the method of extracting the plasma. It really only mentions fusion in passing.

In the thruster application, if he can acheive the efficiencies claimed (60 - 70%), then he could really be onto something. It might turn out that the fusors main near term application could be as a high efficency low power thruster, with no fusion taking place at all!.