Saturday, December 26, 2009

Nearly free energy machine

EDIT on 11/2/2013:  POKE A HOLE AT THE TOP OF THE APEX!!!  It took me a year to figure that out.

Is the cohesive force of water stronger than gravity? Answer: yes (look at water cling to the side of a glass). Therefore, capillary action will pull water uphill.

For an example, look at a tree. A tree is a slow motion fountain.

Or touch the end of a napkin into water and the water crawls up. That's capillary action. Also note how it filters certain heavier substances. So the design of the napkin (sponge) can extract discrete particles from the fluid.

Edited on 3/30/2010:
Capillary action in a small diameter tube can raise water several centimeters. If you were to bend the end of the tube over, the water would attempt to flow out, but the cohesion will be stronger than gravity. However, if you were to arrange many similar tubes together, the meniscus of each would touch and the hydrogen bonding of water would overcome the electrostatic charge to the tube and water can form a droplet large enough for gravity to overcome. That's nearly perpetual energy that concentrates the electrostatic energy in water. That's how water gets into a coconut. Similar to nature, capillary faucets engineer water to travel uphill.

Edited to add picture on 4/18/2010:

Edited to add picture on 1/11/2010:

Another design using the same principles (1/27/2010):


  1. After the water is pulled uphill through capillary action, another material is needed to allow gravity to overcome the cohesiveness of the water and you have an uphill fountain. aka a free energy machine.

  2. Abstract

    An energy machine that uses capillary action to draw fluid against gravity. The fluid is collected and heat expands the fluid so it falls back into the original pool of fluid.


    What is claimed:
    1. the capillaries of sufficient diameter to draw fluid up against gravity.
    2. collecting the fluid
    3. heating the fluid so the fluid expands

    1. the capillaries of sufficient diameter to draw fluid up against gravity
    2. capillaries of a different diameter to draw the fluid into a shape where gravity can overcome the cohesive force of the capillaries


    1. capillary action draws fluid up against gravity (or other fluid)
    2. fluid is collected and heated (Eg. sunlight)
    3. fluid expansion causes droplets to form
    4. gravity causes the droplet to fall
    5. energy can be harnessed from the falling droplet


    Draw the water up through capillary action
    Collect the water in a sponge with a glass top
    Boil the water using a magnifying glass with sunlight
    Collect the water droplets on the glass top
    Direct the water droplets down the glass top and return the water to its source
    Put a water wheel on the water droplets as they fall back to its source

    Example 2:
    How does a coconut fill with water?

  3. Possible explanation for capillary action: Water is comprised of three bubbles of light. Two Hydrogen and one Oxygen. They are attached by magnetic charge. The 3 part bubble can then attach to another bubble of heavier mass. The resulting bubble is lighter than the surrounding molecules and therefore rises.

    Evaporation is a balloon ride of the molecules.

  4. After a bit of study...

    Covalent bonding of hydrogen and oxygen into a water molecule is really comprised of 3 bubbles of light sharing the same bubble walls (look at a bubble bath for instance). Bubble wall thickness is reflected in chemists' measurements of the number of shared electrons.

    Adhesion is possible to other water molecules (electromagnetic attraction). Adhesion is also possible to other molecules when the hydrogen and oxygen bubbles comprising the water molecule are positioned to where the adhesion to the body of water is less than the electromagnetic attraction to another atom or molecule such as nitrogen.

    I also believe that random electromagnetic waves in the environment are responsible for vibrating the bubbles in semi-random ways. This can result in hydrogen separating from its covalent bond to the oxygen molecule and/or vibrating enough to separate from other water molecules. The above is the detail of how to extract hydrogen from water using my "Trapping Discrete Particles in Fluids" patent. Some scientists refer to this as quantum effects, however it is my opinion the cause is random electromagnetic frequencies in the environment exciting the nucleus of the atoms in semi-random ways.

  5. Here's another design to try:

    Imagine a pipe bent at one end. The short end of the pipe is placed in a reservoir of water. The long end would extend to a new reservoir which is vertically higher than the source. Fill the pipe with water and the water should maintain a flow to the higher reservoir. Why? Because the water will remain in cohesion while the longer end of the pipe will have greater weight and mass to pull the water up through the short end of the pipe. It's a little difficult to set up, but should work and would run forever, as long as the original reservoir remained filled.

  6. I tried out the Pythagorean triangle version described above. It needs capillaries to work, but might make an interesting moving lattice.