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Is this generator thing for real?

unclejed613

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there's been a long history of these things since the beginning of the industrial revolution... not even the universe itself breaks even on the energy/entropy budget..., even though it is a "machine" that runs a lot longer than any man made machine has...
 

DerStrom8

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I don't think that is correct. At least it is not what is being said here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incredible_utility:

"In United States patent law, incredible utility is a concept according to which, in order for an invention to be patentable, it must have some credible useful function. If it does not have a credible useful function despite the assertions of the inventor, then the application for patent can be rejected as having "incredible utility". The invention does not have to work the way the inventor thinks it works, but it must do something useful. "
Um....

 
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unclejed613

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Are there any patents with a claim of perpetual motion (or free energy) currently granted in the UK or US?
the US Patent Office has a policy of rejecting patents for anything that have any claims of perpetual motion or "free energy". i won't tell somebody not to try to build one, as what you learn about the losses incurred by resistance and friction are important. if you wish to design for instance a power supply in the mid-90% efficiency range you need to learn what improves efficiency and what causes losses.
 

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