BC Lifters LLC
BC Lifters, LLC has as its primary interest, the development of machines which use gravity as a source of energy. This requires that the object be lifted up and away from the pull of gravity. The power that can be obtained from gravity is similar to other energy sources, it can be stored and released when needed. The potential energy an object acquires from gravity is released as kinetic energy. There are three items of interest which becomes obvious when machines are used to lift an object. One is the Mechanical Advantage of the machine. Two is the ease and speed of the operation. Third is the shape and size of the object. BC Lifters, LLC promotes the use of a new patented invention titled, "LIFTING SYSTEM AND METHOD" and given a generic and obvious name, "Lifter". It is a machine designed to lift heavy objects to a height sufficient to be a source of power and is the primary focus of the company.
The Lifter is a machine consisting of a Carriage to hold the object being lifted, one or more vertical supports or inclines, to provide placement of the Carriage and mechanical assemblies to move the Carriage. Additional support assemblies and energy transfer mechanisms are suggested as add on enhancements to the basic machine, but are not considered as being part of the patented idea either because they are already patented or they are so general as to be easily seen and classified as known and in public use. A Lifter, by design, raises an object and makes that object available for power production. The power needed to operate a Lifter may be human, animal, water, wind, solar or fossil fuel.
A Lifter can provide an easy, repeatable and efficient method to raise heavy objects. BC Lifters, LLC wishes to promote the building of Lifters and hopes to see them in use all over the world. It is ideal for use by anyone who has limited fossil, solar, water, or wind for electrical power. A Lifter for home or a remote site would provide one with a machine capable of providing torque for a generator or Line Shaft machines (saws, sanders, drills, pumps, etc.). A Lifter might be tens of feet high or it might be several hundred feet. Partially submerged Lifters, positioned off shore, could reach many hundreds of feet. Lifters built in a natural canyon or a sloping hillside would also be a location with an already existing height advantage. Lifters can be designed to provide 5-20 watts in a small room or campsite, 100-300+ watts for a cabin or residential usage. Larger models for off shore mated with wind, solar and tidal power sources are envisioned, capable of delivering supplemental energy and storage of power as needed. Lifters may be connected serially and/or combined with a Gravity Bank and Carousel to deliver many times the potential power of a single Lifter.
Please read through the information contained on this site. It contains enough information for someone to build their own Lifter. BC Lifters, LLC would like to hear from anyone who does and would encourage them to perfect their design and apply for a design patent. Who knows, your design may be the one that becomes a standard. Others who may be interested, it is hoped, are energy storage companies. At the heart of all energy storage methods is the efficiency of the method used to store energy. Pumped hydro and battery storage have cost and efficiency issues. Now there is the Lifter. The method used by a Lifter to raise heavy objects to a usable height makes it one of the most efficient and cheapest machines available for this purpose. This means that a simple, easy to build, mechanical method can be used to store energy. It provides an energy storage method with a profit margin equal to or better than any other method.
BC Lifters, LLC. wishes to warn all who may attempt to build a Lifter of their own design or by following examples on this web site. The raising and lowering of heavy objects can result in injury or death in the event of failed mechanical parts and/or assemblies. BC Lifters, LLC. provides information on Lifter design and operation only as a suggestion of how a Lifter may operate and what components are required. The building and operation of your own Lifter is a personal choice and should be treated with safety as the highest priority.