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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Readers, I don't like to heavily moderate comments, but there have been too many outrageous claims made by some commenters that are trying to pass these claims off as facts. Facts are supported by evidence. From now on, I will not allow comments that aren't backed up by some form of written or visual evidence that you can send in a hyperlink. Or I will allow them and I will just cross out the "facts" that aren't supported. And another note, please quit asking for proof of this motor working. You are wasting your time. It is a scam.
I too been doing a research on this so called energy revolutionary machine. obviously many pple must've bought these drawings, why is no one chiming in? it either works so good they want to keep it as low profile as possible or they're too embarrassed to admit they fell for the scam. I did however found a HoJo generator in motion in youtube ut its just in motion, I see it powering nothing! Ill continue my research till Im myself convinced.
There already is "free energy". It's called solar and wind. The HOJO motor scammers claim that the energy companies want to shut them down so that they don't go out of business, yet most energy companies will buy your extra power if you produce extra with wind and solar. The energy companies already give subsidies for going green. The energy companies are already guaranteed a profit in most areas due to federal regulations. You are never going to build a generator capable of producing power by buying "off the shelf" parts at a hardware store. Doesn't anyone here ever remember the hydrogen generator scams that claim to give your car 100 mpg. We are in the 21st century. All the easy things have been thought of. Don't be a fool.
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David, I once saw a video of a batman saving gotham city. How do you know they didnt just plug in the motor and attach it to a belt? Basically, the video proves nothing.
Lots of scammers such as MagniWorks and HoJo Motor. Allright, what about testimonals from those who purchased those books and have been running their first small units "since two months". . .it is still running. . . ? Lies? so its important to focus on that. I do understand your points"Scammers!!!!!" your well said points "If HoJo is for real, then power companies would go for it themselves!" Hope to hear from you soon, Don ______________________________________
I would buy plans in a heartbeat if it was true. So far no one has had a perpetual motion anything. Even Nuke stuff has to be mined and processed before it will work and that is steam energy. Wish I had a good stream near my house to power a Pullman.
Scam is written all over this "Hojo" campaign. What's really sad is how there are people in this world who earn a living (MORE than just a living) preying off the trust of others. BTW they have a ton of hours invested in SEO here, with the first three Google pages filled with auto-generated gibberish about this so-called "product" and the scam claims, meant to throw people off the scent. This blog was the first legit review I could find, and it was on the 4th page. Thank you for saving people from this trash.
Some of you guys don't have any ideal what you are taking about. First off the bullet train uses electric motors to move it at high speed on rail tracks.This train is NOT ELEVATED OFF THE TRACKS,if it ever left the tracks that would be it for the train and everybody on it. The train that comes closest to HOJO MOTOR would be the MAGLEV TRAIN that's in operation in china. This train uses powerful magnets to move it at over 300 mph. The only deference is the magnets that the MAGLEV train uses are electro magnets that change there north and south pole to push pull the train along the concrete track much like how the MOJO works.Once the meglev train reach 150 mph the wheels retracked and then it can reach its top operating speed. ITS BEEN IN SERVICE FOR A NUMBER YEARS. The U.S. develop it back in the 80's they said it would be to much money to build and operate and it would not WORK.WELL THEY WERE NOT RIGHT. ITS IN USE TODAY AND IT WORKS. So who knows about the the HOJO MOTOR it may work. YOU DONT KNOW???
All the thinking and deductions is making a mountain out of a molehill. Forget all the scientific stuff and answer the demand of all those that do things simple and have made the comments in this string; 1. Find one person who bought the plans and made them work = impossible, it doesn't work. 2. Go to the sellers and ask them for a working model = impossible, there aren't any working models. It is obvious that ANYONE that is stating that they do work is in the business of selling them to easily duped people. If these thinks worked they would be worldwide and coming on strong, and I assure you the plans would cost a lot more than $50. If someone would swallow their pride, admit they bought one and send the plans to this site so we could all discuss them and have a good chuckle even while examining any good stuff that might be in them.
Electrical energy can be produced situationally for free! Obviously I think this motor is a scam!!


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