I remember seeing a few years ago the following patent: US6025810: Hyper-light-speed antenna. As far as I can tell this is an actual patent granted by the US Patent Office. The abstract of the patent states that this is:
“A method to transmit and receive electromagnetic waves which comprises generating opposing magnetic fields having a plane of maximum force running perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the magnetic field; generating a heat source along an axis parallel to the longitudinal axis of the magnetic field; generating an accelerator parallel to and in close proximity to the heat source, thereby creating an input and output port; and generating a communications signal into the input and output port, thereby sending the signal at a speed faster than light.”
The description portion of the patent states the following:
“The present invention has discovered the apparent existence of a new dimension capable of acting as a medium for RF signals. Initial benefits of penetrating this new dimension include sending RF signals faster than the speed of light, extending the effective distance of RF transmitters at the same power radiated, penetrating known RF shielding devices, and accelerating plant growth exposed to the by-product energy of the RF transmissions.
The following describes, in simple terms, what the present invention actually does. The present invention takes a transmission of energy, and instead of sending it through normal time and space, it pokes a small hole into another dimension, thus, sending the energy through a place which allows transmission of energy to exceed the speed of light.
The following is a description of how the communications medium converter functions.
First, you need to create a hot surface that is more than 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, it requires a strong magnetic field. Then, you need an accelerator, followed by an electromagnetic injection point. For communications or data communication, you need 2 devices. Each device is connected to a transmitter and receiver. This allows electromagnetic energy to enter a dimension and to travel at speeds faster than the speed of light.
The magnetic fields are focused onto the heat generating device. The electromagnetic injection point is the plane generated by the two opposing magnetic fields.
It has been observed by the inventor and witnesses that accelerated plant growth can occur using the present invention.
For accelerated plant growth, first, you need to create a hot surface that is more than 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, you need a strong magnetic field. Only one device is needed for this function. This allows energy from another dimension to influence plant growth.”
In a rational world I would immediately conclude that this is a joke which someone perpetrated, apparently successfully, on the US Patent Office. The discussion of the accelerated plant growth is especially suggestive …
However, given some of the material I read and hear about wireless systems, which is presented with all seriousness, I am not sure about this. If any of you kind readers knows the story behind this patent, please enlighten me by posting a comment.
The outrageous claims of performance for wireless systems which I mentioned in previous postings look rather sensible compared to this …