Patent Application for Brazilian Gravity Machine Published

A few weeks ago we featured the unusually massive ‘gravity machine’ that was being built in Brazil by RAR Energia Ltd., a Brazilian company.

Now the patent application for this machine, invented by Renato Ribeiro, has been published by the United States Patent Office.

Here’s the summary:

the objective of the present invention is to create a system to produce energy as well as the equipment necessary only using the planet’s gravity as source of energy. To achieve the objective above, we developed a conception of different types of motions made up of a crankshaft and mechanical bars making up assemblies. Furthermore, these assemblies were placed side by side. In this case there is a 45 degrees lag between them. The movements of each assembly are combined and synchronized. Finally, each assembly has a bar on which a fixed weight is supported. This bar is supported on the positive or neutral bars through mobile locks that are placed or removed at the appropriate time.

The conclusion is written in rather grandiose language — not what I would expect to find in a patent application:

The industrial application of this equipment is broad and unlimited. The entire world seeks a source of producing energy without pollutants or heat that can destroy the atmosphere. A few days ago, the US president mentioned in his inaugural speech that the US will have the main goal of producing energy with renewable resources. He still has no idea that we will be able to produce energy with resources eternally available at any quantity, at any place or time, without noise, pollution or heat. This invention will certainly promote an industrial and world revolution in the coming decades.

I still classify this as a head scratcher — there is no report that the machine has run yet, but there are extensive pictures found at RAR Energia’s web site. I know that some have said that this is digital imaging fakery, but I’m not convinced of that yet. The full of the patent can be read here.