I am a meat popsicle
- Sep 18, 2001
- Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
The big problem with US patents is that there seems to be no requirement to prove that an invention actually works, or that the technology exists at all. It's good enough for them that you're patenting a concept and then paying them a wad of cash.If that patent went through the patent office without objection it makes you wonder what criteria they use to assess applications. On the other hand maybe the apparent idiocy is a way of deflecting attention away from the genuine (maybe) black triangle rationale. The fact that he was able to use his Navy credentials, and their backing for this application, suggests that it could be a bit of clever disinformation. Be interesting to get the views of a serious field propulsion expert.