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Publication numberUS20060086603 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/971,517
Publication dateApr 27, 2006
Filing dateOct 22, 2004
Priority dateOct 22, 2004
Also published asUS7378063
Publication number10971517, 971517, US 2006/0086603 A1, US 2006/086603 A1, US 20060086603 A1, US 20060086603A1, US 2006086603 A1, US 2006086603A1, US-A1-20060086603, US-A1-2006086603, US2006/0086603A1, US2006/086603A1, US20060086603 A1, US20060086603A1, US2006086603 A1, US2006086603A1
InventorsWalter Wyles
Original AssigneeWyles Walter E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Radio frequency hydrogen and oxygen generator and method
US 20060086603 A1
Abstract
The present invention includes a method and device for generating hydrogen and oxygen from water using the heterodyning or impacting of two radio frequencies, one higher than the other with one of the radio frequencies being in the ultra high radio frequency bandwidth (UHF) and the other being in the very high radio frequency bandwidth (VHF), against the surface of water in a shielded enclosure. It involves a clean, odorless, and silent process that is environmentally friendly, with no residue, fumes, or other unwanted byproducts. Optionally, water filtering means, water heating means, saltwater, and/or fresh water can be used. A water spray can also be used to increase the water surface area available for fracture by the radio frequency disturbance.
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1. A system for generating hydrogen and oxygen from water using radio frequencies, said system comprising:
a shielded and grounded heterodyning enclosure;
water reservoir and pump means in fluid communication with said enclosure to provide water to said enclosure;
gas collection means positioned superior to said enclosure and in fluid communication with said enclosure, said gas collection means adapted for separating hydrogen gas from oxygen gas;
electronic control means adapted for radio frequency generation, metering, multiplication, and amplification, and wherein said radio frequency generation provides the generation of at least one high radio frequency in the UHF radio bandwidth and at least one low radio frequency in the VHF radio bandwidth;
antenna means positioned within said enclosure and adapted for impinging said at least one high radio frequency and said at least one low radio frequency on the surface of water within said enclosure; and
shielded electronic connection means between said electronic control means and said antenna means so that when said water reservoir and pump means moves water into said heterodyning enclosure and said at least one high radio frequency and said at least one low radio frequency also enter said enclosure and impinge on the surface of the water, hydrogen and oxygen are generated from the water and thereafter separated from one another by said gas collection means.
2. The device of claim 1 further comprising spray means adapted for increasing the surface area of water introduced into said enclosure, said spray means being located within said enclosure.
3. The device of claim 2 wherein said spray means comprises plastic tubing configured for generation of a water spray curtain.
4. The device of claim 1 wherein said gas collection means comprises a manifold and separate outlets connected to said manifold that are configured for hydrogen and oxygen transport away from said enclosure.
5. The device of claim 1 further comprising water level control means within said enclosure.
6. The device of claim 1 wherein said enclosure comprises a shielded container and a shielded top cover, and further wherein said shielded container and said shielded top cover are connected by at least one conductive gasket and latching means.
7. The device of claim 6 further comprising a center cover is connected to said shielded container and said shielded top cover by at least two conductive gaskets and said latching means.
8. The device of claim 1 further comprising water heating means in thermal communication with said water reservoir and pump means.
9. The device of claim 1 further comprising base means adapted for securely supporting said water reservoir and pump means, said enclosure, and said electronic control means.
10. The device of claim 1 wherein said shielded electronic connection means comprises at least two shielded coaxial cable inputs.
11. A system for generating hydrogen and oxygen from water using radio frequencies, said system comprising:
a shielded and grounded heterodyning enclosure with a latched top cover and water level control means;
gas collection means connected to said top cover, said gas collection means being adapted for separating oxygen and hydrogen and transport thereof away from said enclosure;
a water reservoir;
a pump connected between said reservoir and said enclosure, and configured for transport of water from said reservoir to said enclosure;
at least one high frequency antenna positioned within said enclosure;
at least one low frequency antenna positioned within said enclosure;
an electronics chassis with a control panel, radio frequency generating means adapted for generating high and low radio frequencies respectively in the UHF and VHF radio bandwidths, at least one high frequency RF watt meter, at least one low frequency RF watt meter, at least two frequency doublers, at least two frequency triplers, and at least two amplifiers; and
at least two shielded coaxial cable inputs connected between said radio frequency generating means and said antennae so that when said electronics chassis is connected to a power supply, radio frequencies generated by said radio frequency generating means can be doubled and tripled once prior to amplification and then directed through said at least one low frequency watt meter and at least one of said shielded coaxial cable inputs to said at least one low frequency antenna, with doubling and tripling of simultaneously generated radio frequencies occurring at least twice prior to amplification and then being directed through said at least one high frequency watt meter and at least one of said shielded coaxial cable inputs to said at least one high frequency antenna, whereby when water is also transferred from said reservoir into said enclosure by said pump, UHF radio frequencies from said at least one high frequency antenna and VHF radio frequencies from said at least one low frequency antenna impact the water in said enclosure to fracture it into hydrogen and oxygen after which said gas collection means connected to said top cover collects the hydrogen and oxygen, separates the hydrogen and oxygen from one another, and transports the hydrogen and oxygen away from said enclosure.
12. The device of claim 11 further comprising plastic tubing within said enclosure that is configured for generation of a water spray curtain to increase the amount of water surface within said enclosure.
13. The device of claim 11 further comprising a center cover connected to said top cover and said enclosure by at least two conductive gaskets and at least one latch.
14. The device of claim 11 further comprising water heating means in thermal communication with said reservoir.
15. The device of claim 11 further comprising base means adapted for securely supporting said reservoir, said pump, said enclosure, and said electronic control means.
16. A method for generating hydrogen and oxygen from water using radio frequencies, said method comprising the steps of:
providing a shielded and grounded heterodyning enclosure; water reservoir and pump means; gas collection means adapted for separating gaseous hydrogen from gaseous oxygen; electronic control means adapted for radio frequency generation of high and low radio frequencies, metering, multiplication, and amplification; at least one low frequency antenna adapted for impinging at least one low radio frequency in the VHF bandwidth on the surface of water within said enclosure; at least one high frequency antenna adapted for impinging at least one high radio frequency in the UHF bandwidth on the surface of water within said enclosure; shielded electronic connection means; electric power supply connection means; and a power supply;
placing said water reservoir and pump means in fluid communication with said enclosure to provide water to said enclosure;
positioning said gas collection means superior to said enclosure and in fluid communication with said enclosure;
positioning said at least one low frequency antenna and said at least one high frequency antenna within said enclosure where radio frequencies therefrom are able to impact water within said enclosure;
using said shielded electronic connection means to connect said at least one high frequency antenna and said at least one low frequency antenna to said electronic control means; and
connecting said electric power supply connection means between said electronic control means and said power supply so that when said water reservoir and pump means moves water into said heterodyning enclosure and said at least one high radio frequency and said at least one low radio frequency also enter said enclosure and impinge on the surface of the water, hydrogen and oxygen are generated from the water and thereafter separated from one another by said gas collection means.
17. The method of claim 16 wherein said steps of placing, positioning, and connecting are interchangeable in order.
18. The method of claim 16 further comprising the step of providing non-conductive tubing configured for generation of a water spray curtain and the step of placing said nonconductive tubing within said enclosure in a location to provide an increased amount of water surface within said enclosure for impingement by said high and low radio frequencies.
19. The method of claim 16 further comprising the step of providing water heating means and the step of placing said water heating means in thermal communication with said water reservoir and pump means.
20. The method of claim 16 wherein said electronic control means comprises an electronics chassis with a control panel, radio frequency generating means adapted for generating high and low radio frequencies, at least one high frequency RF watt meter, at least one low frequency RF watt meter, at least two frequency doublers, at least two frequency triplers, and at least two amplifiers.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The invention relates to the field of gas generation; specifically to a device and method for heterodyning or impacting two radio frequencies, one higher than the other, against a water surface to free its hydrogen and oxygen components.

2. Description of Related Art

Electrolysis provides pure hydrogen by immersing two electrified probes in a prepared brine of sodium hydroxide and water. One electrode of nickel-plated iron is paired with one iron electrode. When current is passed, the water decomposes as bubbles of hydrogen gas leave the cathode and oxygen bubbles leave the anode. A significant disadvantage of electrolysis is that caustic soda brine is not environmentally friendly. In contrast, the present invention provides a process that does not leave residue or fumes. It is also clean, odorless, and is conducted without noise, whereby.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention process begins with two radio frequencies, one lower and one higher, which are generated by a shielded and grounded electronic chassis. This energy is carried by shielded cables to an enclosure, which is also shielded and grounded. The enclosure receives a regulated supply of filtered water. The two radio frequencies heterodyne and impinge on the surface of the water in the lower portion of the container. This disturbance fractures the water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen. As an option, a water spray may be added to increase the available water surface and resulting gas volume.

The gases are collected through the container top to which a manifold is connected that separates the hydrogen and oxygen. Oxygen is sixteen times heavier than hydrogen, which facilitates the gas separation. Either salt water or fresh water may be used in the enclosure. The present invention process does not leave a residue or fumes. It is clean and odorless, and is conducted without noise. Uses of the present invention are many; such as but not limited to, fuel cell electric power generators, the fuel cell car, improved combustion in the carbureting of fuel in gasoline and diesel engines, and to increased miles per gallon fuel consumption in gasoline and diesel engines.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a sectioned view of the most preferred embodiment of the present invention container having one low frequency antenna, one high frequency antenna, a screen enclosure, and a tube providing a water spray curtain.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the most preferred embodiment present invention having a shielded container with a top cover connected to a manifold, with the high frequency antenna and the low frequency antenna in the container being connected to an electronics chassis via shielded coaxial cables.

FIG. 3 is a block diagram of circuit used in the most preferred embodiment of the present invention with the signal originating in the oscillator, which also includes a frequency doubler, a frequency tripler, and an amplifier between the oscillator and the low frequency antenna, and two of each between the oscillator and the high frequency antenna.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The present invention includes a method and device for generating hydrogen and oxygen from water using the heterodyning or impacting of two radio frequencies, one higher than the other, against the water surface. It involves a clean, odorless, and silent process, with no residue, fumes, or other unwanted by-products. Saltwater or fresh water can be used.

The present invention uses the following components, further details of which are provided in the figure descriptions.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

  • 1A SHIELDED CONTAINER WITH METALLIC GASKET. (SCREEN SHIELDING ON INSIDE OF TOP, BOTTOM & SIDES IS GROUNDED AND PREFERABLY MADE OF BRONZE.)
  • 2A LOW FREQUENCY ANTENNA (A MINIMUM OF ONE IS REQUIRED)
  • 3A HIGH FREQUENCY ANTENNA (A MINIMUM OF ONE IS REQUIRED)
  • 4A TOP COVER LATCHES
  • 5A PLASTIC TUBE FOR WATER SPRAY CURTAIN
  • 6A WATER LEVEL CONTROL
  • 7A TOP, BOTTOM, & SIDE SCREEN ENCLOSURE
  • 8B TOP COVER
  • 8B-1 CENTER COVER
  • 9B BASE
  • 10B ELECTRONICS CHASSIS WITH CONTROL PANEL.
  • 11B WATER SUPPLY, HEATER, & PUMP
  • 12B SHIELDED COAXIAL CABLE INPUTS
  • 13B MANIFOLD
  • 14B HYDROGEN OUTLET
  • 15B OXYGEN OUTLET
  • 16B INPUT TO POWER SUPPLY 120V AC, 60 HZ OR 12V DC
  • 17B POWER SELECTOR SWITCH, 3 POSITION: OFF, 120V 60 HZ AC, OR 12V DC WITH INDICATOR LIGHTS
  • 18B LINE FUSES, TWO, 1-120 V AND 1-12 V
  • 19B LOW FREQUENCY RF WATT METER
  • 20B HIGH FREQUENCY RF WATT METER
  • 21B GROUND WIRE
  • 22B CONDUCTIVE GASKET

FIG. 1 shows enclosure 1A having a hollow interior space. Although not limited there to, enclosure 1A may be made from plastic. The use of tube 5A is optional. Although not shown it is contemplated for enclosure 1A to have a center support bracket for tube 5A, and to support antennas 2A and 3A in the approximate positions shown in FIG. 1. However, since the shape of the center support bracket is not critical and may have any configuration that effectively supports tube 5A as well as antennas 2A and 3A, the center support bracket was omitted to provide a clear view of critical components. FIG. 1 also shows a water level control 6A positioned adjacent to one side on enclosure 1A. The configuration and positioning of water level control 6A is not limited to that shown in FIG. 1, and it may comprise any size, shape, or function that when impacted by radio frequencies remains able to maintain collected water in enclosure 1A at a desired level. FIG. 1 further shows two antennae 2A and 3A, positioned near to the top of enclosure 1A. Each is connected to a different shielded coaxial cable input 12B. FIG. 1 shows enclosure 1A having screen 7A on its side and bottom surfaces to block radio frequencies and redirect them back within enclosure 1A. Although not shown in FIG. 1, FIG. 2 shows the top surface of screen 7A being connected to ground wire 21B. In the most preferred embodiment of enclosure 1A, the top surface of screen 7A is positioned above high frequency antenna 3A and low frequency antenna 2A. FIG. 1 shows enclosure 1A being substantially cylindrical. However, the configuration of enclosure 1A is not critical and not limited to that shown. Also, although the positioning of high frequency antenna 3A, water delivery tube 5A, and low frequency antenna 2A shown in FIG. 1 is preferred, it is not critical.

FIG. 2 shows enclosure 1A positioned upon a rigid base 9B and connected to a top cover 8B and center cover 8B-1, which are both gasketed with conductive gasket 22B. FIG. 2 also shows one end of a manifold 13B communicating with the top end of top cover 8B. Extending from the opposing end of manifold 13B, FIG. 2 shows hydrogen carrying conduit 14B and an oxygen carrying conduit 15B. The hydrogen carrying conduit 14B is positioned above oxygen carrying conduit 15B to facilitate gas separation, since hydrogen is lighter in weight than oxygen. Latches 4A securely connect top cover 8B and center cover 8B-1 to the upper end of enclosure 1A with center cover 8B-1 being positioned between top cover 8B and enclosure 1A. However, the use of latches 4A are not critical to the present invention, and any fastening device that is secure in its connection and not easily opened by casual or inadvertent contact is contemplated for use in the present invention to secure top cover 8B, center cover 8B-1, and enclosure 1A. In addition, FIG. 2 shows screen 7A connected between top cover 8B and enclosure 1A. Adjacent to enclosure 1A and also supported by base 9B, FIG. 2 shows a reservoir, and pump 11B with optional heater and its connected pipe or tube (not separately numbered) that extends through the side of enclosure 1A. Although it is contemplated for the saltwater or fresh water entering enclosure 1A to be filtered, and perhaps temperature controlled, the individual filtering apparatus would be of common design and is not shown. No heating unit is shown for the same reason. The size, configuration, and positioning of reservoir and pump 11B, and its connected pipe or tube, may be different than that shown in FIG. 1 as long as it is able to deliver the amount of water required by enclosure 1A for hydrogen and oxygen generation. Above reservoir 11B, FIG. 2 shows an electronics chassis with control panel 10B. Although not shown, it is contemplated for electronics chassis 10B to be shielded and grounded. Several shielded coaxial cables 12B extend between electronics chassis 10B and enclosure 1A, and a power cord and plug 16B extends downward from electronics chassis 10B for connection to a remote power source or municipal power supply. FIG. 2 shows the control panel on electronics chassis 10B having a selector switch 17B moveable between “ON” and “OFF” positions, with indicator lights to show the type of power source being utilized, either 120V/60 HZ AC or 12V DC. Two line fuses 18B protect circuits from overload. In addition, FIG. 2 shows the control panel on electronics chassis 10B having one low frequency RF watt meter identified as 19B and one high frequency RF watt meter identified as 20B, which are used to monitor the antenna loading in shielded enclosure 1A. The relative positioning on the control panel of electronics chassis 10B is not critical for selector switch 17B, line fuses 18B, low frequency RF watt meter 19B, and high frequency RF watt meter 20B. Also, the size and configuration of electronics chassis with control panel 10B, as well as switch 17B, fuses 18B, and meters 19B and 20B, may be different than that shown in FIG. 2, as long as each is able to fulfill its required function.

FIG. 3 shows the circuit required for successful function of the most preferred embodiment of the present invention. As shown in FIG. 3, it is contemplated for a power supply to provide energy for components within electronics chassis 10B. A crystal oscillator is used within electronics chassis 10B to create radio frequencies. A frequency doubler, followed by a frequency tripler, are then used to enhance the signal, which thereafter is split into two components. The low frequency component is directed to an amplifier, and then through low frequency RF watt meter 19B, after which a shielded coaxial cable 12B transmits the low frequency radio frequencies to low frequency antenna 2A within center cover 8B-1 for impinging on water within enclosure 1A. The high frequency component is directed to a second frequency doubler, followed by a second frequency tripler and an amplifier, and then through high frequency RF watt meter 20B, after which a shielded coaxial cable 12B transmits the high frequency radio frequencies to high frequency antenna 3A within enclosure 1A for impinging on water within enclosure 1A. It is the disturbance of the two different radio frequencies on the surface of the water that causes the water to be fractured into it hydrogen gas and oxygen in a clean, odorless, and silent operation.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification204/157.4, 422/186.29, 422/186.04
International ClassificationB01J19/08, B01J19/12
Cooperative ClassificationC01B13/0207, C01B3/042, B01J19/129, C02F2201/486, B01J7/02, C02F1/48, Y02E60/364
European ClassificationC01B3/04B, B01J7/02, B01J19/12D12, C01B13/02B2