Re: [DMCForum] Re: It seems too simple.. Why has no one built it for pro
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: It seems too simple.. Why has no one built it for production yet?
- From: Marc Levy <malevy_nj@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 08:36:37 -0800 (PST)
--- Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> There could be several reasons; the first two that
> popped into my mind are:
> 1. Perhaps it doesn't work. Just because a patent is
> issued doesn't
> mean the thing works. There are patents for all
> kinds of crazy,
> impossible ideas.
Smokey Yunick was a reputable person. There were many
articles written about his success with a few
adiabatic engines before his death. It is said that
his daughter still drives a car fitted with one of
> 2. Perhaps it does work, and the patent holder is
> asking insane
> licensing fees, or flat out refusing to allow
> production. If you built
> one, you'd be in violation of their intellectual
Possible, but based on the listing in the Patent
database it looks like some fees were not paid and it
may be "expired". It is a government web site, so I
could (probably am) 100% wrong.
Maybe a better question was, if it is so simple why
has some Chinese company not ripped it off and built
it very cheap? LOL
> Most likely, it just doesn't work.
Some Google searches turn up articles talking about
the engine, but no real technical information.
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