CrossFire fusor

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CrossFire fusor

Post by Linda Haile » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:27 am

I came across this article while searching for information on multicusp ion sources. Not really relevant to what I was looking for but interesting all the same.

I don't think it has been mentioned here before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CrossFire_Fusor

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Re: CrossFire fusor

Post by Doug Coulter » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:45 pm

Ah, another patent of something that has never even been built -- just what we need

Probably put up there by the author hoping to catch anyone who does fusion for real and happens to use some of the same pieces, so as to legally steal their work/time/money if they become successful.
Why guess when you can know? Measure!

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Re: CrossFire fusor

Post by Mike Beauford » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:50 pm

Hi Lyn,

Well...it looks like he filed a patent for this concept, and concept is all it is as far as I can tell. My guess is he didn't build this yet. Why does this remind me of Eric Lerner....hmmmmm.

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Re: CrossFire fusor

Post by Wilfried Heil » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:05 pm

Another reincarnation of the Bussard Polywell (TM)?

This looks like the homepage owner's own advertising on Wikipedia for his PCT patent application:
(WO/2010/043930) MAGNETIC AND ELECTROSTATIC NUCLEAR FUSION REACTOR
http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/wo.jsp?WO= ... LAY=STATUS

You can make a donation here:
http://www.crossfirefusion.com/nuclear- ... rview.html

The inventor and applicant is listed as Moacir L. Ferreira Jr., an electronics technician and software developer from Brazil. PCT makes two persons out of him.

The homepage mentions Andrew Seltzman's fusor work as prior art for a cooled grid.

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Re: CrossFire fusor

Post by Chris Trent » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:18 pm

Yep, I see absolutely no evidence of this having been built, let alone operated.

Lots of pretty pictures and hopeful phraseology, all carefully in the present tense to suggest fact in what appears to be thus far an entirely speculative venture. Nice marketing, but that's all it appears to be so far.

I wish him luck, it would be interesting to see what his concept amounts to, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

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Re: CrossFire fusor

Post by Chris Bradley » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:21 am

No trace I can find, yet, of this in the UK IPO or USPTO systems, so it appears the applicant has not yet taken the steps to pass it to the national stage for actual patent issue (the expensive bit!).

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