I received today the following e-mail from Frank Dobbs (the message was also sent to the megproject and jlnlabs yahoo groups).
So far, Frank proved to have the ideal scientific frame of mind, as Tom Bearden likes to say (he's both skeptic and also open minded, consequently he's neither naive nor dogmatic). I'm looking forward to Tom's reply, which I'm sure will be comprehensive (as that's his usual style we all came to appreciate so much).
If you read the FULL PATENT YOU WILL NOTE THE FOLLOWING !
1. The Patent says that the MEG will operate WITHOUT ANY EXTERNAL POWER
SOURCE once it has been started - THIS MEANS BEARDEN AND HIS CO-WORKERS
CLAIM TO HAVE CLOSED THE LOOP AND THE MEG IS APPARENTLY A SELF RUNNER ? -
Something that Bearden has avoided and NOT CLAIMED BEFORE ?
2. The PATENT also says that The PERMANENT MAGNET WILL DEMAGNETIZE WHEN THE
MEG IS KEPT RUNNING -- AND THAT THE SOURCE OF THE ENERGY IS THE STORED
MAGNETIC ENERGY IN THE PERMANENT MAGNET ITSELF?-- This differs quite significantly from Bearden's Original MEG paper ?
3. SO WILL THE MEG STOP OPERATING WHEN THE PM ENERGERY IS DEPLETED?
4. IF SO HOW MUCH ENERGY IS REQUIRED TO CREATE THE PERMANENT MAGNET IN THE
FIRST PLACE - AND HOW MUCH ENERGY CAN BE EXTRACTED FROM IT THEREAFTER?
5. The Patent also says that the cumbersome High Voltage Outputs can simply
be scaled down by adjusting the COIL TURNS RATIO and thereby STILL PRODUCE A
COP > 1 ? JLN and Others HAVE NOT proved That is the case, and most
experimenters noted that the High Voltage Output is needed to demonstate the
OU aspect together with NON - LINEAR loads? --any comments?
6. The Patent does NOT mention anything about NON-LINEAR LOADS - so CAN WE
THEN ASSUME THE MEG WILL PRODUCE A COP > 1 with LINEAR LOADS?
7. It appears that the patent has been offered as simply an extension of
well known concepts related to MAGNETIC FLUX SWITCHING TECHNIQUES, with the
main improvent being that the energy needed to switch the flux is lower that
prior patents and that core does not saturate when flux is switched? - any