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Subject: Re: Yet another IEC fusor patent!
Date: Dec 14, 8:00 pm
Poster: Stephen Coley

On Dec 14, 8:00 pm, Stephen Coley wrote:

>Well, another patent has been issued on an IEC fusor device. It is patent # 5,825,836 issued 0ct 20 1998 to Lloyd Jarmusch on a Tetrahedral colliding beam nuclear fusion reactor.
>If you are interested you can view the complete text of the patent at http//uspto.gov/.
>I love the abstract..... the humorous line is "At the reactor's center, the accelerators' four beams intersect at angles of APPROXIMATELY 109.471220634491 degrees."
>Ha, Ha!
>I had to highlight the approx.
>Gee Whiz! I would hate to contemplate what this guy considers precise!!!!!!!!!!!
>Richard Hull

I wonder if this patent would cover a fusor with more than 4 ion guns? "at least four directions" http://patent.womplex.ibm.com/details?pn=US05825836__&s_clms=1#clms