About - Bill Courtney
Bill Courtney has over 80 patent applications to his name.
He has degrees in Applied Physics and Engineering. However he is no egg-head. He's lousy at spelling, failed his Eleven Plus exam and studied at a Secondary Modern School.
His 11+ failire meant that he suffered from what is now known as
'Imposter syndrome' while studying Applied Physics at Hull University
He started work as a physics teacher in 1969. From 1971 he taught in a further education college where the work was particularly rewarding because of the broad ethnic and gender mix of his students.
Throughout the 1980’s it became progressively
more difficult to recruit physics students as Britain’s industrial base
Since 1996 he has worked with about a dozen UK universities and several students have gained PhDs or Master's degrees researching his inventions. Many more have carried out final year undergraduate projects into his inventions.
That old 1960's battle
In 2009 he obtained funding to test his 1960's ideas at Lancaster University. But, as he explained in a submission to The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee ( March 2017), bad behaviour by the research assistant and a subsequent cover-up meant that the supporting evidence was never published in an academic journal.
This unethical behavior has probably caused a delay of about four years. In spite of this he pushed on, winning further funding to build a Latent Power Turbine based on the ideas he developed during his struggles with Lancaster University. Initial research results are in line with predictions but he lacks the specialist turbine design skills required to make the final commercial breakthrough.
Two attempts to generate funds for power generator research using
Bill's other inventions
Two attempts to generate funds for power generator research using Bill's other inventions
Yes, yes, of course cycling over other people's private land is illegal. But he figured that there was a short window of opportunity to get away with it before mountain bikes became common and trespassing on them became a nusisance.
His home experiments on SALi produced very encouraging results. So after saving up for ten years he gave up his teaching job to work full time on SALi Technology.
(ii) The Joy Ride Jammer
the late 1980's, “Joy-riding” was a common form of crime in Britain. It was
easy to break into vehicles and start them without car keys, simply by ripping
out the ignition key wires and twisting or “hotwiring” them together.
spite of media coverage and considerable marketing support from The Quentin Bell Organisation,
vehicle manufacturers failed to take up the idea, claiming that their customers
were not interested in paying for motor vehicle security.
(i) Bill and others, including a Professor at Hull University are currently
writing a paper on the Latent Power Turbine theory.
If you have a friendly professional interest,
please ask for a draft copy.
(i) Bill and others, including a Professor at Hull University are currently writing a paper on the Latent Power Turbine theory. If you have a friendly professional interest, please ask for a draft copy.
(ii) LP Turbines are too big a business
opportunity for a small company to handle. We need to work with a far larger
engineering company who will eventually buy us out.
Please contact us if you are interested.
(ii) LP Turbines are too big a business opportunity for a small company to handle. We need to work with a far larger engineering company who will eventually buy us out. Please contact us if you are interested.
How bad is bad?,
On this page, Bill has hinted about misbehaviour by a tiny number of personnel at two British Universities. As a patriotic British scientist, he does not condone this and is determined to play his part in stamping it out. But on the whole his experiences have been good. He is delighted and proud to be working with his alma mater, Hull University, after a 50 year time gap.
A request on behalf of one of Bill's associates
If you are, or currently know Jeffery Harry McFarland born 01-December-1942, Yorkshire. Can you get in touch with Bill, via the contact page.