Hojo Motor is a Scam!

The Hojo Motor is a scam.  If you purchased the Hojo Motor plans before reading this post, I'm sorry, you got scammed.  If you purchase the Hojo Motor plans after reading this post, you are dumb.  Plain and simple.  I'm sorry to use harsh words here, but sometimes it's necessary to be blunt in order to get your point across.

We've been down this path before, with the Magniwork scam.  In fact, Magniwork has been our most popular post, and has led us to post Renewable Energy Scams.  As you can see from that post, there is no shortage of scams out there trying to take advantage of the energy ignorant.

I don't care that on the web page for the Hojo plan they show some patents (see the bottom of this post for information regarding said patents) for a some kind of magnetic perpetual motion machine.  I'm not even going to get into the discussion on the laws of thermodynamics.  What I will tell you is if some kind of free energy generator was real, I would be the first person to have it.  You wouldn't hear about some free energy generator from some Google ad, you would hear about it because the President is talking about it on the world stage.  It would be the biggest breakthrough in the 21st century.  And you think you are going to buy some plans for $49.97?  (side note: ClickBank sells these plans along with many other scams, and they should be fined by the Federal Trade Commission)

Hank Mills wrote a great "Letter to Hojo Motor Plan Scammers" in which he stated:

Howard Johnson was a brilliant inventor. You got that one fact correct. However, his technologies were never fully developed, and were still very experimental when he died. Even if he was able to create motion in an experimental test rig (after hundreds or thousands of hours of work), it was not ready to power a home, an appliance, or even a very light load like a light bulb. The idea that someone could take plans for his device, and build a system capable of powering their home, is totally absurd. Unless of course, they had tens of thousands of dollars to spend, months to experiment just to make a motor self-sustain, and even more time and money to do the research and development needed to do anything practical with it.

Don't think we know what we're talking about?  Fine, buy the plans and make a fool of yourself.  For everyone else out there, focus your time on conserving energyproducing real clean energy, and living more sustainably.


Regarding the Patent Claims, below is what I received from a friend who is a patent attorney:

First, if he got a patent on this "secret" invention that was just released, then it couldn't have been secret, since getting a patent means publicly disclosing the invention.  Patents don't certify that free energy works, the patents simple certify that his magnetic motor works as a magnetic motor

Regarding the patents: I"ve pasted the first independent claim of each of the patents so you can start learning what patents really cover.  The claims are the legal bounds of the patent and define what the inventor is actually protecting.  As you will so, there is no language in any of these claims that says free energy, pertetual motion, etc.

4,151,431 patent expired in 1999.
It Claims: A permanent magnet motor comprising, in combination, a stator track defining a track direction and having first and second sides and composed of a plurality of track permanent magnets each having first and second poles of opposite polarity, said magnets being disposed in side-by-side relationship having a spacing between adjacent magnets and like poles defining said track sides, an elongated armature permanent magnet located on one of said track sides for relative movement thereto and in spaced relationship to said track side wherein an air gap exists between said armature magnet and said track magnets, said armature magnet having first and second poles of opposite polarity located at the opposite ends of said armature magnet defining the length thereof, the length of said armature magnet being disposed in a direction in general alignment with the direction of said track, the spacing of said armature magnet poles from said track associated side and the length of said armature magnet as related to the width and spacing of said track magnets in the direction of said track being such as to impose a continuous force on said armature magnet in said general direction of said track.

(THIS IS NOT CLAIMING A FREE ENERGY DEVICE, just a specific, very narrowly claimed type of motor)

4,877,983 Patent - expired in 2009
It Claims:
In combination with a movable armature, means for guiding movement of the armature along a predetermined path and a permanent armature magnet having magnetic poles of opposite polarity spaced from each other along said path to establish a magnetic field of limited extent movable with the armature and magnetic stator means for establishing a stationary magnetic flux zone along said path, the improvement comprising flux emitting surfaces of one polarity mounted on the stator means on opposite sides of said path for limiting said flux zone through which said path extends and means mounting the permanent armature magnet on the armature with the poles thereof orientated relative to said flux emitting surfaces on the stator means for unidirectionally propelling the armature along said path through the limited zone in response to magnetic interaction between the movable magnetic field and the limited flux zone, said magnetic stator means including a plurality of magnetic gate assemblies fixedly spaced from each other along said path and respectively establishing stationary magnetic fields, each of said gate assemblies including a plurality of interconnected bar magnets substantially bordering said limited flux zone exposing pole faces of opposite polarity in parallel spaced planes intersected by said path, and magnetic means connected to said interconnected bar magnets exposing one of the flux emitting surfaces of said one polarity perpendicular to said parallel planes for magnetic interaction of the stationary magnetic fields.

(AGAIN, NOT CLAIMING PERPETUAL MOTION, just a different motor configuration)

5,402,021 will expire 2015
It Claims:
A magnetic propulsion system comprising:

a vehicle having a rigidly attached magnetic armature, said magnetic armature including a first series of magnets positioned across said vehicle and extending generally from one lateral side of the vehicle to another lateral side of the vehicle, all of the magnets in said first series of magnets being generally parallel to one another;

a first magnetic wall disposed laterally adjacent said vehicle and extending longitudinally along a desired direction of vehicle travel, said first magnetic wall comprising a second series of magnets, each of the magnets in said second series having a particular size and a North-to-South axis pointing in the same direction as the desired direction of vehicle travel, each of said permanent magnets of said particular size in said second series being separated from the next successive permanent magnet in said second series by a thinner magnet, each of said thinner magnets having a pole-to-pole length which is shorter than the lateral width of said magnets of a particular size in said second series, said thinner magnets further having a North-to-South axis pointing perpendicular to the North-to-South axis of said magnets of a particular size in said second series and pointing generally toward a vehicle side of the first magnetic wall; and

a second magnetic wall disposed generally parallel to said first magnetic wall and laterally adjacent to said vehicle but opposite from said first magnetic wall, said second magnetic wall comprising a third series of magnets, each of said magnets in said third series having said particular size and a North-to-South axis pointing in an opposite direction from the desired direction of vehicle travel, each of the permanent magnets in said third series being separated from the next successive permanent magnet of said particular size in said third series by a thinner magnet, each of said thinner magnets in the second magnetic wall having a pole-to-pole length which is shorter than the lateral width of said magnets of a particular size in said third series, said thinner magnets in the second magnetic wall further having a North-to-South axis pointing in the same general direction as the North-to-South axis of the thinner magnets in the first magnetic wall;

wherein said first and second magnetic walls create magnetic fields which exert propelling forces on said armature and thereby cause the vehicle to accelerate in the desired direction of vehicle travel.

(claim and EXTREMELY narrow vehicle with some sort of magnetic propulsion motor, nothing more)

It is annoying how many people get up in arms about patents when they just take for granted what someone who is clearly also not a patent person tells them.  Always always always read the claims of the patent before making any comments about what the patent supposedly covers.

Click here to learn why perpetual motion free energy machines don't work.  Make any comments regarding perpetual motion on the post in the link.  You can make HoJo scam comments below.

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I can see this science contributing to interplanetary flight along with chemical, nuclear and solar power, however not on this planet, at this time.
My name is Piotr. My English is not too good and I do not understand all what here you all write. I am from the country where Copernicus was born and I still live here. He had also many opponents. If to believe them, this we still could be thinking that the earth is flat. I understand that you are not an enthusiast of this idea. I made sure many times that if somebody spoke that something cannot be made, that it won′t work that it is impossible then I know this that this is the good direction. I think that you all should see this film: Draw conclusions by yourselves. I apologize for language errors - if I made.I am a self-taught person. Regards from Poland Piotr
Most things we call motors or generators require close tolerances and precise assembly to work properly. It's the nature of these beasts. From perusal of the patents, these look like some sort of magnetic suspension system. So, if you build such a device and get it to rotate under its own attraction/repulsion cycle, it may rotate for a while until losses of all kinds slow it to a stop. Put any kind of a load on it, and it will stop almost immediately. Very few people have the resources needed to build a decent engineering model of such a device, much less building it with hardware store parts. Quality magnets are an absolute must, and these are not easy to come by. But even with all your work, all you will have is a curiosity to show your friends. It will never generate even a microwatt of its own power.
Jim's concise contribution must wrap up this argument once and for all. He quotes Newton's laws; a set of rules that to my knowledge no one has ever breached. Energy can only be transformed from one form into another; it cannot be created or whistled up out of the air like a conjurer's rabbit. The sun's nuclear power is the prime source of all energy derivatives here on earth - fossil fuel, electricity, even wind and tidal power. The only force in the universe so far unexplained - as far as I know - is that of gravity, something anyway that has nothing to do with the present argument. But if HoJo technology is so ground breaking as claimed, don't you think chains of such enabled power stations would have been in operation long ago?
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I like the title of that video.
Wow all of that education and you can not see . What a waist of intelligence. I built a generator that powers my camper home. I did not need to waist money for some plan. This information is on the Internet for free. You just have to be willing. It is amazing how effective big brothers brainwashing is.
I am not a scientist, inventor, physicist or electrician, but I do follow, invest in and educate myself about alternative energy production systems as a hobby. I have followed the Hojo motor for some time. There are other similar items out there. As I recall though, this motor was not self perpetuating. Wasn't the claim that it produced more energy than it took to turn the motor? This does violate several scientific rules. One not mentioned is mechanical efficiency which precludes a 100% efficient mechanical device. The biggest problem I recall with this technology and funding (like so many other technologies out there) is results could be reproduced at a county fair but not in front of a qualified group of people. This makes it tough to believe that it works. I think I also recall that someone at a privately owned electric motor manufacturer spent a lot of money to have the inventor himself build this motor at their premises and help them understand its scientific premise. Not only could its operation not be explained, but as I recall the project ended up being a pile of so much mechanical junk. Please understand "I" am not saying it doesn't work. What I am saying is the inventor was unable to produce results when it was absolutely necessary to do so. As far as the claim that "if it worked, it would be touted by our President on the world stage". Not quite so true in my opinion. You are talking about putting an entire government controlled near monopoly out of business and robbing municipalities and the federal government of the revenues generated. If you reach beyond the surface we are also talking about loosing revenues from the oil no longer used and revenues from all the contractors that employ people in support of the energy sector. If it remained commercial only (which it wouldn't if you can buy plans for 50$)then you are talking about retooling an entire industry. Just won't happen. The question I have is has the company selling the plans built a working motor from their own plans? If not; then I would hesitate. If they built a provable working model the could sell those plans for hundreds or even thousands of dollars and people would still buy. If they have and you and I can go see it work. Well then they have something there.
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Damx, I'mn sure you built a generator, but I'm guessing you fuel it with something. If you built a self-perpetuating magnetic generator I will pay you $1,000,000 dollars for it. Don't <strong>waste</strong><em> your intelligence passing up this deal.
To Samyo, how wrote in part; … how many patents have been bought, owned and shelved by Petro-Chemical and Energy companies … You cannot buy patents and shelve them. Patents are, by law, in the public domain. The Petro-Chemical and Energy companies never did that.
I have built the Hojo motor from simple hardware store parts. Mine generates enough power to power my heat/AC pump all year long. I save about $300 per month. It is a wonderful system. The concept of a perpetual motion machine is wonderful and world changing. If you believe anything I have typed you are a fool! Teehee!


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