Generation of electricity using gravitational energy

  • US 4,980,572 A
  • Filed: 01/25/1988
  • Issued: 12/25/1990
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/24/1985
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A set of massive underground spinning wheels wherein each wheel is fitted with a mechanism to receive and transmit torque pulses from a passing vehicle, the vehicle moving along a circular path with a constant velocity, the said mechanism transmitting the torque pulsed to each wheel by making momentary contacts at the wheel rim, being comprised of a stepping board, a hollow cylindrical rod disposed vertically and a shoe attached to the lower end of the cylindrical rod by a hinge with the upper end of the rod protruding above the ground surface, the stepping board and the producing end of the vertical rod each being provided with a separate "recocking" spring, a strong unbendable metal linkage connecting the stepping board and the lower end of the shoe and treaded along the central hole of the cylindrical rod being used for initial positioning of the shoe while the protruding end of the rod applying the gravitational torque pulses to the wheel rims to keep the wheels in motion, each wheel being coupled to act as the prime mover of an alternator through an appropriate gear arrangement to produce electricity.

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