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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As einstein would do (The EPR letters) lets do a little thought experiment here; Take a bar magnet and break it in half and you get one N pole on one side of the break and one S pole on the other each equally as strong as their opposite unbroken ends. So where the heck is this " Opposite Poles in close proximity will weaken" BS coming from? They were happy to stay in the absolute closest of proximities perhaps for centuries. !!! The truth is; THEY DO NOT WEAKEN! Where did this theory come from? Try all you like but perpetual motion is a dream of fools.
Can you send a video of it working? I am very interested in this but I have a hard time believing the claims. Thanks for posting about your success. I appreciate any more you can share. Joe
Wow, I would make a smart response, but I won't. I do feel the need to correct you. The moon is certainly NOT getting closer to the Earth..just the opposite. It is slowing moving farther away from the Earth, in the amount of a few inches a year. And the Earth is not, in fact, moving closer to the sun, but is actually maintaining about the same distance. I say "about" because each orbit fluctuates but a couple miles, but withing the couple mile fluctuation, it maintains a steady distance... PLEASE don't post stuff that you know not about, because someone might take your post as fact.
BritishPete- no need to hold me to account on the actual materials employed - it could have been chewing gum for all that mattered - it was the principle I was driving at. So we use one, or some, of your ceramic materials to construct an electrically resistance free motor without, as you say, the need now to take it to an absolute zero temperature environment. We can probably get it into a near vacuum environment here on Earth - near enough to enable the motor to run for many years anyway. But you still haven't said whether the idea is a feasible one or not and if not, why not.
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No Joe, I cant send a motor of it working. Neither can anyone else.
I remember, about 30 years ago, somebody claimed to have built a perpetual motion device. They were ready to have a big public unveiling of the device, in Belton, TX, when somebody found the batteries hidden inside. Alas, no big unveiling. I think the guy actually went to jail over the deal.
Looks like you are a scammer
We have not been presented with a 'shred of evidence' that it does work. No video of operational system and no claims as to wattage output/gain. As mentioned, you can visit the sales site, attempt to exit & get a $10 - $20 price reduction. Click Bank has honored a money back guarantee for some other crap I had purchased, but be sure to undersatnd any potential 'gotcha' terms. I welcome you to build one and then show it powering at least 1000 watts of equipment. Include documented input and output power (voltage and current). Be sure to post your total cost and total hours expended.
Andy, while I totally agree with you that this is a scam; Where would we be now if Einstein blindly accepted that Newton was correct? or where would we be if many later scientists blindly accepted that Einsteins famous statement "God doesn't play dice" which before his death he conceded was his biggest blunder ever. This is a scam for certain but we cannot be certain that in the future and with the absolute BEST of scientists a way might be found around this conundrum which does not involve breaking the 3 laws of thermodynamics rather augmenting them. As a tongue in cheek example; What if a perpetual motion machine could draw it's energy (and thus technically not perpetual) from another dimension or from postulated but as yet unsubstantiated Dark Matter. Do we really believe that once matter falls into a black hole it simply disappears/ceases to exist? that in itself is contrary to the Laws of Thermodynamics. The real truth is we don't know (yet) but scammers will always play on the immature with claims of wonder.
Real life "free" energy: 1) Hydrogen motors are clean and non-polluting o But the energy density of hydrogen is so low as to make them useless 2) Hydrogen can be compressed! o But the heavy compression tank still leaves the energy density worse than batteries 3) Hydrogen can be liquified! o But the heavy cryogenic tank still leaves the energy density no better than batteries - and the hydrogen must be vented as it thaws, and is highly explosive! 4) Hydrogen can be bound to metals for storage, e.g. metal hydrides! o But energy density is still not much better than batteries! 5) And where do we get the hydrogen? 6) Finally! A breakthrough! Hydrogen can be bound to *carbon* for storage, which "compresses" it at the atomic level, and the result is a high energy density gas or liquid, with longer carbon chains yielding heavier liquids. Chains with 8 carbons have more hydrogen than liquid hydrogen by weight or volume! The carbon burns along with the hydrogen, and is recycled by plants! o And, believe it or not, there are trillions of barrels of carbon bound hydrogen (lets call it "hydrocarbon") stored underground, both short and long chain (gas and liquid). It is "free" energy that just needs to be pumped out of the ground! Actually, thermodynamics does not prohibit some kind of stored energy source that is tapped into by magnets. *However*, said energy source will not be infinite, will get more difficult to extract as it is used, and there will be side effects of tapping into it. *That* is what thermodynamics guarantees. 1) You can't get something for nothing 2) You can't break even 3) You can't stop playing the game If there is a "vacuum energy" to tap into, I want to have some preliminary idea of what we are affecting/destroying by tapping into it. Even early users of hydrocarbons were aware of a bad smell - evidence of incomplete combustion, and harbinger of unpleasant side effects to come. The complete lack of "gotchas" or ongoing tradeoffs for the alleged product is the mark of a scam.


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