Thomas Townsend Brown

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Thomas Townsend Brown
Born 18 March 1905(1905-03-18) [1]
Zanesville, Muskingum Co., Ohio
Died 27 October 1985 (80) [1]
Los Angeles, California
Burial Avalon, Los Angeles, Cal.

Thomas Townsend Brown (March 18, 1905 - October 27, 1985) was an American researcher who studied electrical physics, specifically dedicating his attention to what he termed the Biefled-Brown Effect, an electrical phenomenon whereby a high voltage applied to an asymmetric capacitor experiences a force acting toward the thinner electrode, now believed to be due to a unicharge ion wind.[I]

Selected Patents

  • GB300311. A method of and an apparatus or machine for producing force or motion. 15 Nov. 1928, filed 15 Aug. 1927. "The Specification states that if two conducting bodies rigidly connected have a difference of electrical charge there is a resultant unbalanced gravitational force which will produce motion."
  • US1974483. Electrostatic motor. 25 Sep. 1934, filed 7 Feb. 1930. "This invention relates to a method of producing force or motion by applying and maintaining high potential electro-static charges in a system of chargeable masses and associated electrodes."
  • US2949550. Electrokinetic apparatus. 16 Aug. 1960, filed 3 July 1957 by Whitehall Rand, Inc. "My invention relates to electrokinetic apparatus, and more particularly to a method and apparatus for utilizing electrical potentials for the production of forces for the purpose of causing relative motion between a structure and the surrounding medium."
  • US3018394. Electrokinetic transducer. 23 Jan. 1962, filed 3 July 1957 by Whitehall Rand, Inc. "This invention utilizes heretofore unknown electrokinetic phenomenon which I have discovered, namely that when pairs of electrodes of appropriate form are held in a certain fixed spacial relationship to each other and immersed in a dielectric medium and then oppositely charged to an appropriate degree, a force is produced tending to move the surrounding dielectric with respect to the pair of electrodes."
  • US3022430. Electrokinetic generator. 20 Feb. 1962, filed 3 July 1957 by Whitehall Rand, Inc. "My invention relates to electrokinetic methods and ap paratus, more particularly to electrokinetic apparatus, for generating and utilizing electrical potentials."
  • US3187206. Electromagnetic apparatus. 1 June 1965, filed 9 May 1958 by Electrokinetics Inc. "This invention relates to an electrical device for producing thrust by the direct operation of electrical fields."
  • US3196296. Electric generator. 20 July 1965, filed 20 June 1961 by Electrokinetics Inc. "This invention relates to generators of the electromagnetic type specifically adapted for the production of alternating current. Advantageously, the basic concept of the invention may be in two forms, i.e. those deriving power from (1) a moving electrically-conducting solid and (2) a moving conducting fluid."