Ronald HARMAN: Inventor

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  • Tell us something about yourself, your background

As a child growing up in the 1960’s, I was fascinated by people going to space and especially the Apollo missions to the moon.  Somehow, I just felt like we would have a colony on the moon within a few years!  Instead we got more of the Vietnam War and Watergate. Math was my favorite subject and I was always in the top class.  Pre-calculus was where I got behind, then left behind. Lol.  After High School I joined the US Navy. My entrance scores were high enough for me to do whatever I wanted so I learned all about nuclear power and electricity. I found out that about 2 ounces of Uranium, would power a car for around 100 years! After the Navy I applied with Southern California Edison to test, repair and calibrate electric meters. One day I was doing a routine test on a commercial account at a residence of a TV repairman named George.  After asking me a few questions about electricity, George asked me if I wanted to see a Fueless Engine. I was amazed to see a four cylinder Datsun pickup running on recycled pulses of electricity. That day I became an inventor’s assistant. I became the inventor the day George passed away on Father’s Day 2018.

  • How/Why did you start inventing. What set you off?

After I had purchased my new Dodge Challenger 4 barrel Holly Carb, with a 5 speed Hurst manual shifter, there was something called the Arab Oil Embargo.  Gas rationing seemed to last months.  One day, after spending 2 hours in line, I had a thought that there must be a better way to power a vehicle.  Hydrogen power crossed my mind, but the image of the Hindenburg exploding in flames dismissed that idea.  That’s when I learned that at the turn of century, about a third of the cars were gas, a third were steam powered, and a third electric.  When I got out of the navy and started working for SCE, I had a plan to build a solar powered electric/steam vehicle. 

  • Tell us about the products you invented with a brief explanation

The Cool Cable: Well the first thing we invented was “The Cool Cable.”  Remember, most of these ideas were George’s.  Running 100 amps through one wire made that wire very hot, but running 5 amps through 20 very small wires was very cool.  The next project was a no arc switch. We built a three phase switch using the cool cable idea of about 100 wires in a cylinder cut in half.  Each half lined up so that if 400 amps was going through each phase, then only 4 amps would be broken when the switch opened.  Two coils in each phase would attract and hold the phase together, then we reversed one coils current to repel that phase apart.   One phase at a time was our secret.  The first phase would push apart when the current in the sine wave crossed the zero axis.  Then, 120 degrees later, the second phase would open, also at the zero amp crossing.  Then the last phase would open with no more current.   We designed it for 200 amp, 480 volt three phase load.  George took it to the power test lab back east to test it.  We were told if it worked half as good as that, we would be millionaires!  Well, as they were testing it, 100, 200, 400, 1000, and then 5,000 amps and still no arc whatsoever when they opened or turned off the load.  The test engineers couldn’t believe what they were seeing and they even turned off all the lights so they could see some arc when they broke all that power and current.  At 10,000 amps, one of the diodes burned out, but there was still no arc.  At 14,000 amps, George felt like there good be a major failure and put a halt to the test. Well, supposedly after a few days, George was told by someone in that company that if he tried to get his no arc switch on the market, he would end up with a bullet in his brain!  George also had a wire mesh assembly that became ice cold when he ran current through it.  He never told me how he did it.  He also made an electric ray that destroyed any object about 10 to 15 feet away.  When George was a young boy, living on a farm in Michigan, he would collect old flat car windshields.  He would lay them throughout the field before a storm.  On the ground was a metal plate, then the windshield, then another metal plate on top.  As the lightning storm moved through, he would usually get one or two strikes.  I’m not sure what he did with his two million volt capacitor.  Lol.  After being taken up or abducted by a flying saucer, he came up with the idea of Space Propulsion using giant and heavy spinning electromagnets.  After George’s Datsun was disassembled, I put together a Briggs & Stratton fueless engine.  George told me a single cylinder engine would vibrate too much and not work properly.  He was right, but I learned a lot by building it and he helped me wind the coils and get the right switches.  After a few weeks of testing, I saw smoke coming out the top coil.  Oh well, too much current.  That’s when I and another helper convinced George to convert a 350 Chevy V8.  Again, two coils over each cylinder, one on the top pulling up the piston and the coil on the bottom, pushing the piston down; like a double header.  There are 16 coils, and we group them in “quads.”  We also can put up to eight pulses per quad every revolution.  That’s 16 firing’s per cylinder per revolution, or 32 pulses compared to only one from a four stroke engine every two revolutions. Also, each pulse is sent through a capacitor, like a tank circuit, and reused.  The collapsing magnetic field from each pulse is also recycled back to the batteries.  When our energy recyclers were hooked up and working properly, the batteries would be charged more than when we started. I personally witnessed that at least 10 times of running the pick up or just idling.  

  • Where are you with your product?

We are currently rebuilding all the control circuits.  George was not able to get the engine to run before he passed away.  We found many loose wires and open connections.  George was 92 years old and basically just gave up.  George’s goal has become my goal, to drive the pick-up truck from Dana Point, CA to Kitty Hawk, NC without having to stop and charge the batteries.  If for some reason it only goes a few hundred miles, then I know at least twenty different ways to make electricity as you drive down the road.  Of course solar panels on the hood and over the cab and in the bed will help a little. Goodyear is supposedly working on piezoelectric material in the tires to produce around 1KW from each tire.  Monroe is working on coils in the shocks and struts to make electricity.  Panels with wire in coils could produce a small amount of current by cutting the Earth’s magnetic field, just to name a few.  I’m also convinced that by separating windings in electric motors or using two motors, we can use Epulse Technology to run DC motor/generators as well as DC Brushless motors and three phase induction motors.  We are currently working with two DC 10 HP Manta motor/generators.  Also, mostly in my mind, I’ve designed two spheres, one on each wing with Electronic Space Propulsion.  One way that I got from George provides lift as well as propulsion and one way using centrifugal force mainly for propulsion.  As far as I’m concerned, rocket ships are soon to be obsolete.  They are too dangerous and at best it would take us 78,000 years to get to our nearest solar system. They can’t slow down for reentry and so face overheating. With my propulsion you can slow down before you reenter so you don’t burn up.  Also, with special water and air protective layers around our spacecraft we can achieve near speed of light and perhaps nearly the speed of light squared!  By using Epulse Technology, the batteries are constantly staying fully charged.

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