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US6203486: Earth magnetic-field augmenters

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Inventor(s) Wendell E. Miller · Robert E. South · Michael R. South ·
Assignee(s) None listed in document.
Attorney/Agent(s) Wendell E. Miller Patent Agent ·
Primary Examiner Max Hindenburg ·
Assistant Examiner Brian Szmal ·
Application Number US9336271
Filing date 06/18/1999
Issue date 03/20/2001
Predicted expiration date 06/18/2019
U.S. Classifications 600/9  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB1
International Classifications 600 9 · 600 13 · 600 14 ·
Related U.S. Application DataCROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application No. 60/135,062, filed May 20, 1999, U.S. Provisional Application No. 60/126,869, filed, Mar. 30, 1999, and U.S. Provisional Application No. 60/090,842, filed Jun. 26, 1998.
22 Claims, 8 Drawings


Abstract

Magnetic-field-augmented beds (10, 246, 258, 366, 406, 408, 424, 426), mattresses (330, 352), seating furniture (488), desks (542, 574), carrells (278), railings (514) rooms (168, 202, 216A, 216B), and buildings (156, 164, 192, 230, 472) include magnetic-field augmenters (14, 36, 46, 56, 120, 154, 162, 172, 198, 210, 224A, 224B, 234, 250, 262, 282, 304, 334, 360, 380, 386, 412, 430, 466, 476, 492, 524, 550) that, when connected to a source (70) of electrical power, provide a healthful magnetic field for entire bodies of human beings or other living things in living spaces (31, 182, 300, 507, 531, 549, 591). In another embodiment, a magnetic-field augmenter (444) is hung on a wall (446), and in another embodiment, a magnetic-field augmenter (456) is arranged on a floor (458) around seating furniture (462). Included among the various types of magnetic-field augmenters are bundled augmenter coils (390, 414, 430, 444, 476, 492), two-axis augmenters (492, 550), open-sided augmenters (524, 550), and two-axis open-sided augmenters (550). A protective device (594) protects against loose connections and shorts.

Independent Claims | See all claims (22)

  1. 1. A method for preventing at least some of the deleterious effects of A.C. magnetic fields, which method comprises: a) providing a living space having a length, a width, and a height; and b) supplementing earths magnetic field in said living space with a unipolar D.C. magnetic field that is substantially constant.
  2. 6. A method for healthful living, which method comprises: a) disposing ones entire body into a living space having a length, a width, and a height; b) supplementing earths magnetic field in said living space with a unipolar D.C. magnetic field whose poles are oriented upwardly and downwardly; and c) performing a life activity in said living space during said supplementing step.
  3. 7. A method for supplementing earths magnetic field as an integral part of normal sleep, which method comprises: a) providing a bed having a sleep unit with a living space above a top surface, said living space having a length, a width, and a height that is sufficient to envelop a person lying on said sleep unit; b) supplementing said earths magnetic field in said living space with a unipolar D.C. magnetic field that is substantially constant during at least a period of time wherein said bed is used for said normal sleep; and c) said supplementing step comprises disposing a magnetic-field-augmenter, in its entirety, within a range of positions that extends from about said top surface to a floor beneath said bed.
  4. 8. A method for applying a supplementary magnetic field to a living thing, which method comprises: a) providing a living space in which said living things is able to stand and move around; b) disposing said living thing into said living space; c) retaining said living thing in said living space for a period of time that exceeds four hours; and d) supplementing earths magnetic field in said living space with a unipolar magnetic field whose poles are disposed upwardly and downwardly.
  5. 9. A method for magnetic-field augmenting a living space of a bed, said bed having a sleep unit with a top surface that is disposed intermediate of four edges of said sleep unit, and said living space being disposed above said top surface, which method comprises: a) disposing an augmenter coil in a pattern that generally conforms to said edges; and b) supportingly positioning said augmenter coil in its entirety, within a range of positions that extends from about said top surface to a floor beneath said bed.
  6. 10. A method for providing a magnetic-field-augmented living space that is relocatable, which method comprises: a) disposing a free-standing support around a portion of a perimeter of a selected living space; b) leaving an access opening between ends of said free-standing support; and c) attaching an augmenter coil to free-standing support.
  7. 14. A method for magnetic-field augmenting a living space, which method comprises: a) generating an augmenting magnetic field; b) generating a first portion of said augmenting magnetic field with poles that are disposed along a first axis; and c) generating a second portion of said augmenting magnetic field with poles that are disposed along a second axis that is at an angle to said first axis.
  8. 17. Magnetic-field-augmented apparatus which comprises: means, comprising a sleep unit with a perimeter that extends around four edges, and with a top surface disposed intermediate of said perimeter, for providing a living space above said top surface; an augmenter coil generally conforming to said perimeter; and means for supportively positioning said augmenter coil in a range of positions between about said top surface and a floor.

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Patent Family

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AU5083699 MILLER WENDELL E MILLER WENDELL E et al. Jan 2000
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