invention description |

One day man will connect his apparatus to the very wheelwork of the universe [...] and the very forces that motivate the planets in their orbits and cause them to rotate will rotate his own machinery.
Nicola Tesla

The concept of this invention is employment of a downwards moving object to produce electricity.

There is nothing new in this idea, and as everyone before me, I encountered the same problem: lifting the object takes far more energy.

To resolve the problem, I took a different approach and employed balance, leverage and counterbalances as shown on the picture #1. The large circle represents the downward moving object or balance*, smaller circles represent counterbalances (combined mass of both counterbalances equal to the mass of the balance**), black triangles represent fulcrums, and lines connecting centers of the circles represent levers. The leverage ratio is 1:2. Due to this ratio, when balance is moving downwards, only half of the energy is used to lift the counterbalances.

But not so fast – if we try to flip the system around axis X and repeat the move, we will soon discover that the side where balance is located is heavier than the side with the counterbalances; all energy gain will be lost on flipping. It is obvious on the picture #1 that the center of the large circle is twice farther from rotation axis X than centers of both counterbalances.


Solution of the problem came unexpectedly I replaced the middle parts of the two levers with a leaf spring (picture #2). As a result, balance shifted downwards lifting both counterbalances and the entire system kept its equilibrium. I named it Compound Leverage.


Later working on a prototype I redesigned compound leverage making it more efficient. The need for spring was eliminated making it Springless Compound Leverage. Here I did my best explaining how it works …
Replacing the balance* (middle piece) with a Linear Generator allows gravity-to-electricity conversion ...
My initial statement about the system not inducing its rotation was erroneous, a slight shift of equilibrium from rotation axis makes the system to rotate on its own.
Have you got a prototype?

Yes I do. Due to lack of resources the prototype is not impressive enough for potential manufacturers, nevertheless it proves – the concept is working …

Can I buy this generator for my home?
Since the Canadian government refused to patent this invention, further development stopped. It will take some more Chernobyls and Fukushimas before you will be able to install this generator in your basement.
Can it be used on road vehicles?

Yes, after a slight modification my invention will replace the internal combustion engine. What kind of modification? Well… this ʺlittleʺ secret I am keeping with me...

* On this page - balance, large circle, or linear generator all mean the same.
** Extending the distance from fulcrums to counterbalances will reduce the mass of the latter still maintaining equilibrium. Such modification shall not increase power or efficiency of the machine but decrease its total weight.

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