Skip to comments.If These US Navy Patents are Made Then We Are in a Star Trek Technology World
Posted on 03/09/2019 6:04:55 AM PST by vannrox
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I was involved in evaluating a technology submitted to the Marine Corps for guiding artillery projectiles. It was completely useless and would never have guided anything - it included a "down sensor" in a projectile that was rotating at about 10,000 RPM.
I recommended that the inventor come in to explain his system but he declined. Some years later that "inventor" sued the Navy and the Army for not accepting his purported guidance system, thereby "causing him not to get lucrative foreign contracts".
The Navy called me as their expert witness and when I explained the problems with his useless design, the whole court had a great laugh and he lost his suit.
Probably would have helped him a bit if he had ever actually seen an artillery weapon system before and learned how it worked. Or maybe not.
Actually, you can. They are called "paper patents". Such are often challenged in the courts. Most are just pretty wallpaper.
“Any best guesses?”
No. I can understand concepts but if I have to look up too many words in a sentence I get a headache.
Actually I didn’t have to look up any of them, but it made for a good reply.
Everyone knows the secret Nazi base is under Antarctica in the hollow Earth...
Was this made by Andrea Rossi?!
Since 1952, the US has had on the books the Invention Secrecy Act that permits the federal government to keep a patent secret, even ones developed independently of government labs. As of 2017, there are almost six thousand such secret patents. With such a system of secrecy in place, I am hard put to imagine why these patents, if they represent genuine and practical innovations, would be applied for by the US Navy and permitted to become public.
We must have the same “Poppycock meter”.
These patents and applications are Flim-Flam.
And I actually am an expert in this particular field of physics.
There’s no reason to be logical on this thread...
“Since 1952, the US has had on the books the Invention Secrecy Act that permits the federal government to keep a patent secret, even ones developed independently of government labs. “
True. About 20 years ago, we ran into this. We had to file a lawsuit to lift the governments injunction, so than we could make our product.
“It’s transparent titanium we really need!”
We can’t even make government transparent.
It is de rigueur to be vague in patents - or at least no more specific than absolutely necessary.
Suppose you patent a device and specify "copper-coated" - then some other fellow makes a knock-off and points out: "Mine is silver-coated - hence no patent infringement!"
I don’t understand any of it even with pictures, but I’m bookmarking it for possible future epiphany.
My dang meter will have to go in for service: the needle bent when it hit the "total BS" peg.
Been their brother. See above. Don’t be late for supper!
Ah, mah poor
Fixed it for ya. =;^)
In the moment, the habits of a lifetime are hard to put aside.
re: “Note that one kW-h of electricity costs you about a dime. “
14 cents per on my last bill. And that does not include the “carrying charge” (delivery charge, for the lines, etc) tacked on to the tune of 2 or 3 cents per KW, plus misc charges, and tax.
Overall, I’m looking at over 19 cents/kWh lately.
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