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Offline septer012

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #475 on: July 06, 2018, 07:10:33 am »
Bandito: A Mosquito Blocker You Wear On Your Wrist
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bandito-a-mosquito-blocker-you-wear-on-your-wrist-camping#/

The Facebook feed advertisement said "This portable device uses sonic sounds and smells...".
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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #476 on: July 06, 2018, 08:39:09 am »
Well... its one of hundreds of devices that claim to cause either insects or rodents to flee using a mixture of ultrasonic sound, smell from some form of natural or other perfume and (not in this one) heat and / CO2 (for insects).

I am not sure there is any firm evidence for any of it. It is even still up for debate as to what it is mosquitoes home in on. I believe CO2 is proven and body heat also. Not sure that any of the natural perfumes have been proven to be effective.+
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #477 on: April 04, 2019, 08:13:08 pm »
Been a while since there's been an entry here.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aipowerbar/ai-powercube-the-360watt-120volt-perpetual-energy/description

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Introducing the AI PowerCube, simply plug in your consumer device and enjoy FREE electricity wherever you happen to be, it provides a constant current and at the same time it keeps itself charged without the need for Grid recharging, Gas, Solar, Wind or Hydro.

The unit comes packed with components including two clever generators that actually produce more power than it consumes, enabling you to enjoy 360 Watts at 120 Volts DC of Perpetual power.
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #478 on: April 04, 2019, 11:20:56 pm »
Perpetual power must exist, then, since Kickstarter will have seen the working prototype.

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I have filed a patent and I cant divulge any of it as it would be copied and jobs would not be created and that is the purpose too for this project.

Just from that you can see he is a bullshitter of the first order. The whole point of patents is that you tell everyone how it works in exchange for the IPR being protected. He would know this in spades had he actually filed.
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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #479 on: April 05, 2019, 06:21:39 am »
Yep. Love how all idiots try to claim the patent-card to avoid disclosing information when in reality, a patent application would mean that they would have to disclose everything to the public.
 
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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #480 on: April 05, 2019, 08:50:50 am »
Been a while since there's been an entry here.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aipowerbar/ai-powercube-the-360watt-120volt-perpetual-energy/description

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Introducing the AI PowerCube, simply plug in your consumer device and enjoy FREE electricity wherever you happen to be, it provides a constant current and at the same time it keeps itself charged without the need for Grid recharging, Gas, Solar, Wind or Hydro.

The unit comes packed with components including two clever generators that actually produce more power than it consumes, enabling you to enjoy 360 Watts at 120 Volts DC of Perpetual power.

"The technology will become more efficient and powerful over time", wow, so over-unity wasn't enough for them, they're aiming for over-over-unity! That's true ambition!

Uses: "Emergency lighting when the grid fails" - Why would you need grids after this has been invented?

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #481 on: June 21, 2019, 05:53:57 am »
It's always kind of remarkable to me how these things that are obviously meant to be perpetual motion machines never come right out with it. This even applies to science fiction
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #482 on: June 23, 2019, 10:21:04 pm »
That's because perpetual motion machines don't even get a look at the patent office - they've been sent so many that it it is a special category with an automatic "no".  Some consumers are intelligent enough to see that as well, so they obfuscate their claims.
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #483 on: June 23, 2019, 10:43:04 pm »
Back in the days of mechanical perpetual motion machines, the USPTO required a working model to accompany any patent application for perpetual motion.  It seems likely that the requirement to analyze modern technology has surpassed the ability of the USPTO to hire competent analysts.
 


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