The drawing to the left shows Minatos power generator design, note the magnets
have the crescent moon shape that was patented by Howard Johnson, with the idea
that the magnetic flux would be focused at the tip to provide greater thrust in
a smaller area.
Minato was claiming power generators that
produced electricity from his self-running system and a demonstration was held
in Mexico City, yet nothing has come out of any of the claims to date. He was
also supposed to be building a magnet power generator system to power 30 homes
in Japan as reported on CNN. We have no information to show this ever happened
The question with Minatos device is the same as
with Howard Johnson and the Hamel Spinner, will it work with no human
intervention, requiring someone to hold the exciter magnet?
Check out the Minato wheel which also used NORTH
poles repelling from NORTH poles like Bedinis' tests showed were the most
We were hoping for plans from Minato's people
on how to build the self-running bicycle wheel that Henry Curtis reported as
seeing and testing at the Korean conference, however, that hasn't happened.
Here are two views of Minato's
one stopped, the other running - driven only from the wall mounted exciter.
An interesting quote by Henry Curtis from the
Minato page above;
"The motor is actuated by moving the N
pole of a large permanet magnet (the drive magnet) toward the wheel. As this
magnet is moved toward the wheel, the wheel starts to spin. As the magnet is
moved closer to the wheel it spins faster.
The acceleration of the wheel is rapid. So
rapid in fact, as to be startling. To put it another way I was very impressed. The
motor works. And it works very well. In the film clip a slight pumping action
of Minato's hand holding the magnet is apparent. When I braced my hand so that
there was no pumping action, the motor still ran. In fact it seemed to run
Pumping action by the hand held magnet IS NOT
the power that drives the motor. When the drive magnet is moved away from the
wheel it coasts rather quickly to a stop and comes to rest in a manner typical
of any spinning bicycle wheel.
Again when the wheel is at rest and a large
magnet is moved up to the wheel it starts to spin. At no time is it necessary
to touch the wheel to get it to rotate.