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Rotational motion based, electrostatic power source and methods thereof

United States Patent

7,211,923
May 1, 2007
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A power system includes a member with two or more sections and at least one pair of electrodes. Each of the two or more sections has a stored static charge. Each of the pair of electrodes is spaced from and on substantially opposing sides of the member from the other electrode and is at least partially in alignment with the other electode. At least one of the member and the at least one pair of electrodes is moveable with respect to the other. When at least one of the sections is at least partially between the pair of electrodes, the at least one of the sections has the stored static electric charge closer to one of the pair of electrodes. When at least one of the other sections is at least partially between the pair of electrodes, the other section has the stored static electric charge closer to the other one of the pair of electrodes.
Potter; Michael D. (Churchville, NY)
Nth Tech Corporation (Churchville, NY)
10/ 705,656
20040155555
November 10, 2003
This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. DEFG02-02ER63410.A100, awarded by the Department of Energy on Oct. 1, 2002. The Government has certain rights in the inventions.