|Title of Invention||
APPARATUS FOR GENERATING ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD IN WATER
|Abstract||Apparatus for generating an electromagnetic field in water comprising a set of spaced electrically conductive rings (2-6) arranged on a common axis between two electrically conductive plates (1,7) wherein the number and spacing of said rings, and the charge applied to said plates and rings is selected so that the water in which the electromagnetic field is induced increases the organic electrolytic functionality of living cellular material which is contacted with the water.|
|Full Text||This invention relates to apparatus for generatingting an
electromagnetic field in water
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
This invention relates to water conditioning apparatus and is particularly concerned with apparatus which generates a specific electromagnetic signature in water that is similar to that of living cellular material.
OBJECT OF THE INVENTION
The object of the invention is to be able to treat water to make it particularly suitable for use with biological living cellular material and, generally, for use in situations such as agriculture, hydroponics and therapeutics where enhanced conductivity and increased water tension within the water enables increased beneficial organic electrolytic functionality. The expression "organic electrolytic functionality" refers to the quantity and availability of ions within living cellular material.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
According to the present invention there is provided apparatus for generating an electromagnetic field in water comprising a set of spaced electrically conductive rings arranged on a common axis between two electronically conductive plates, wherein the number and spacing of the rings, and the charge applied to the plates and rings is selected so that the water in which the electromagnetic field is induced increases the organic electrolytic functionality of living cellular material which is contacted with the water.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
The electrically conductive rings are suitably-arranged in a substantially spherical array parallel to one another and can be formed from stainless steel or like material, with a central ring being formed from a different material such as copper. Apart from the central ring which has a neutral potential, the remaining adjacent rings have opposing potentials applied to them by way of suitable conductive tracks.
Preferably, there are five electrically conductive rings and two electrically conductive plates which define the spherical array. The middle neutral ring has the largest diameter and the remaining rings decrease in diameter by pre-determined amounts and in paired sets of the same diameter. For instance, the copper ring can have a diameter of 79mm and this will set the diameters of the remaining pairs of rings at 66mm, 53mm and 40mm, with spacings between the rings of 5mm.
The non-conductive support housing for the rings suitably comprises an acrylic housing comprising a series of two dimensional laser cut objects which is designed to allow the rings to be held firmly without interfering with the magnetic fields generated inside the ring assembly itself. Multiple arrays of such housings is also possible.
The non-conductive support housing can be arranged within an orbital covering to protect the apparatus from possible damage due to mishandling or accidents. This covering can be made from shock resistant material such, as ABS plastics material or the like.
The apparatus is preferably powered with a 110-220 volt AC to 30 volt DC transformer which supplies the
appropriate potential between the rings. The power
supply is designed to produce the required clean power
for optimal effectiveness for the particular
configuration of rings.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
Figure 1 is a side perspective view of the apparatus according to the present invention,
Figure 2 is a side cross-sectional view of the apparatus shown in Figure 1,
Figure 3 is a side cross-sectional view of the discs and connecting electrodes of the apparatus of Figure 1,
Figure 4 shows the relative positioning of the discs in the apparatus of Figure 1,
Figure 5 shows the separate components of the apparatus of Figure 3,
Figure 6 is a cross-sectional line drawing of an apparatus according to another aspect of the present invention,
Figure 7 is a support brace for the central region of the apparatus shown in Figure 6,
Figure 8 is a block diagram of a power supply for use with apparatus according to the present invention, and
Figure 9 is a block diagram of an advanced power supply for use with apparatus according to the present invention.
DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
Preferred embodiment of the invention will now be described with reference to the drawings, in all of which like reference numeral refer to like parts.
Referring firstly to Figures 1-5, the apparatus comprises five coaxially arranged rings 2-6 between two electrically conductive plates 1, ,7. Rings 2, 3 and 5, 6 are 1.2mm discs formed from specific stainless steel and ring 4 is formed from copper. The rings have the dimensions and configurations illustrated in Figures 4 and 5. Plate 1 and rings 3, 5 and 7 are connected to a negatively charged track 10, and plate 7 and rings 2 and 6 are connected to a positively charged track 11 as illustrated in Figures 2 and 3.
The plates and rings are supported within a clear acrylic housing into which respective conductors 13 and 14 extend. The other components illustrated in Figure 5 are components of the housing.
Referring to Figures 6 and 7, the covering consists of three main parts - viz a top hemisphere 20, a bottom hemisphere 21 and a cable cap 22. The covering has a substantially overall spherical configuration with the bottom hemisphere 21 including a flat base 23 to stabilise and keep the unit level in the water. The top hemisphere locks 20 onto the bottom hemisphere 21 by
means of a slip twist lock arrangement.
The cap 22 is connected to the housing 12 of the apparatus and includes a water-tight seal and entry ports for the negative brass track 13 and the positive track 14.
A suitable power supply system for a hydro-therapy system is shown in Figure 8. This comprises a
double, pole main power source 30; power switch 31; fuses 32 on active and neutral; 10 0 VA Transformer 3 3 with three taps 34, 35, 3 6 to select power required; rotary switch power selector 37; full bridge rectifier 38; single capacitor filter 39; 3 amp circuit breaker 40; small current sense resistor 41; 10 LED element displayer 42 to display amplified voltage read across current sense resistor 41; and conditioned power output 43.
An advanced talking power supply unit block diagram is shown in Figure 9. This unit enables full control of the apparatus by the use of a microprocessor 50. The following integers are identified in the drawing:
51: power input (230, 220, 115, 110 or
52: voltage selection relay
54 : tap relays
55,56: transistor arrays
59: speech generator
62 : LCD driver
63: LCD display
64: key membrane
65: A/D converter, 8 port, internal
66: power supply, voltage readings
67: temperature sensor
68: security detector, mechanical
70: IR modulator
71: IR conms
The unit has the following characteristics:
Build in attenuation, through providing power
at difference levels, to cater for difference
water qualities around the world.
Built in programmable timer. The unit will turn itself off when time expires.
Built in speech. i.e. the unit will inform the user as required in appropriate language. Built in Self Diagnostics
Sense array voltage and currents Sense voltages in various parts of the circuits in order to verify function Check Mains Power Voltages and adjust accordingly
Step through the checking of the array and connections if problems occur (User help).
LCD (Standard Watch Type) display, with the Power level indicator, Timer, voltage and currents and other relevant information to be displayed as required.
Built in Flash Memory Storage to record: Model No Serial No Date Completed Number of times used Total time used
Possibly the internal temperature of the unit Diagnostic information.
Built in Infra-Red Serial Communications to
communicate directly with a Computer for
diagnostic purposes, for programming and other
information. Distance of communication about
The unit will be re-programmable through
the serial Infra-Red communications Fully Automatic.
The unit will be fully automatic, from auto selecting the power levels and standard timer settings to the self diagnostics.
Security. Self Protection with internal booby traps causing an internal operating program erasure, should the case be cracked opened, voiding warranty.
The operation of the power supply is done using a key membrane with appropriate labelling to aid the user.
Licensed code to disarm and service, possible date dependant, changing algorithm.
The apparatus herein described can be used in agricultural, therapeutic and water treatment industries primarily as an energising and/or revitalizing system for water.
The term "comprise", or variations of the term such as "comprises" or "comprising", is used herein to denote the inclusion of a stated integer or stated integers but not to exclude any other integer or any other integers, unless in the context or usage an exclusive interpretation of the term is required.
Whilst the above has been given by way of illustrative example of the invention, many modifications and variations may be made thereto by persons skilled in the art without departing from the broad scope and ambit of the invention as herein set forth.
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1. Apparatus for generating an electromagnetic field in water comprising a set of spaced electrically conductive rings (2-6) arranged on a common axis between two electrically conductive plates (1,7), wherein the number and spacing of said rings, and the charge applied to said plates and rings is selected so that the water in which the electromagnetic field is induced increases the organic electrolytic functionality of living cellular material which is contacted with the water.
2. Apparatus as claimed in claim 1, wherein there is a total of five
electrically conductive rings (2,6) of planar configuration.
3. Apparatus as claimed in claim 2, wherein said electrically
conductive rings comprise three sub-sets, the first of which sub
sets consists of two rings (2,6) of equal diameter, the second of
which sub-sets consists of two rings (3,5) of equal but larger
diameter than the rings in the first sub-set, and the third of which
sub-set comprises a ring (4) of larger diameter than the rings in the
second sub-set; and wherein the ring of the third sub-set is
interposed between the rings of the second sub-set which are in
turn interposed between the rings of the third sub-set.
4. Apparatus as claimed in claim 3, wherein said rings are equally
spaced from one another.
5. Apparatus as claimed in claim 4, wherein said rings are spaced S mm
from one another.
6. Apparatus as claimed In claim 5, wherein the exterior diameter of the first
sub-set of said rings is S3 mm, the exterior diameter of the second sub-set
of said rings Is 66mm and the exterior diameter of said ring of the third
sub-set Is 79mm.
7. Apparatus as claimed In claim 6, wherein the first ami second sub-set of
said rings are fabricated from stainless steel and the ring of the third sub
set Is fabricated from copper.
8. Apparatus as claimed fn claim 7, wherein the first sub-set of said rings Is
positively charged, the second sub-set of said rings Is negatively charged,
and said ring of the third sub-set has a neutral charge.
9. Apparatus as claimed In claim 8, wherein a common copper conductive
linkage Is formed between said second sub-set of rings and said
electrically conductive plates.
10.Apparatus as claimed in claim 9, wherein brast rods extend from the axis of the electrically conductive plates.
11.Apparatus as claimed In claim 10, wherein one of the brass rods is connected to an external power supply.
12. Apparatus as claimed In claim 11, wherein the brass rod connected to the external power supply has a diameter of 4mm ami a length of 58mm, and the other of the brass rods has a diameter of 4mm and a length of 20mm.
13.Apparatus as claimed in claim 12, wherein a common stainless steel conductive linkage Is formed between the first sub-set of rings and to the external power supply.
14.Apparatus as claimed in claim 1. wherein said electrically conductive plates have planar circular disc shapes.
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15. Apparatus as claimed in claim 14, wherein said electrically
conductive plates are arranged parallel to and coaxial with said
electrically conductive rings.
16. Apparatus as claimed in claim 15, wherein said electrically
conductive plates are spaced 5mm from said adjacent electrically
17. Apparatus as claimed in claim 16, wherein said electrically
conductive plates are 40mm in diameter.
18. Apparatus as claimed in claim 17, wherein said electrically
conductive plates are negatively charged.
19. Apparatus as claimed in claim 1 which is supported with a
housing (12) comprising a non-conductive ring support material
through which water can passage.
20. Apparatus as claimed in claim 19, wherein said housing is
fabricated from acrylic plastics material.
21. Apparatus as claimed in claim 20, wherein said housing is
arranged within an orbital shaped covering to protect the apparatus from
22. Apparatus as claimed in claim 21, wherein the orbital shaped covering
comprises a top hemispherical section (20), a bottom hemispherral
section (21), and a cable cap (22) through which electricity is
passed to the apparatus.
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23. Apparatus as claimed in claim 22, wherein said bottom
hemispherical section includes a flat base (23) for support and a
weight in the base for stability.
24. Apparatus as claimed in claim 23, wherein said top and bottom
hemispherical sections are joined together by a slip-twist locking
Apparatus for generating an electromagnetic field in water comprising a set of spaced electrically conductive rings (2-6) arranged on a common axis between two electrically conductive plates (1,7) wherein the number and spacing of said rings, and the charge applied to said plates and rings is selected so that the water in which the electromagnetic field is induced increases the organic electrolytic functionality of living cellular material which is contacted with the water.
|Indian Patent Application Number||207/KOLNP/2003|
|PG Journal Number||18/2007|
|Date of Filing||18-Feb-2003|
|Name of Patentee||Q-TECH LABORATORIES PTY LTD.|
|Applicant Address||367-375 TAYLOR STREET, TOOWOOMBA ,QUEENSLAND,4350|
|PCT International Classification Number||C 02 F 1/48|
|PCT International Application Number||PCT/AU01/01096|
|PCT International Filing date||2001-08-31|