Inventor: ARENS CARL [DE] ; SCHMIDT PAUL
for protecting living organisms against geo-biological radiation
comprises a series of layers of spaced apart electrically
conducting metal rods 9. The rods in each layer are parallel to
each other and are held in an electrically insulating holder
member 1-4 of plastics material. The members 1 to 4 are clamped
together by a knob 8 on a rod 5 which is screwed into a pedestal
7. The rods in adjacent layers are shown at 90 degrees to each
other, but this angle can be adjusted by loosening the rod 5,
turning the holder members and then tightening the rod again.
Also published as: FR2523850 // DE8208300 // CH658790
Cited documents: DE3036085 // GB1077765
This invention relates to apparatus for protecting living
organisms from geo-biological radiation.
Apparatus for this purpose is known, for example
German Patent Specification No. 950 589 describes an apparatus
for the attenuation of electromagnetic waves consisting of a
plurality of metal rings, which are disposed concentrically in a
plane or co-axially one above another and are metallically
Furthermore, German Patent specification No. 526 039 discloses
the use of a metal screen consisting of a wire mesh, which is
connected through at least one electrical conductor to a
lightening conductor or is otherwise earthed. This earthing
through an electrical connection has, however, proved to be
disadvantageous, because the apparatus cannot be positioned
anywhere at random on account of the electrical connection.
Moreover, such an electrical connection is also a nuisance.
The aforementioned and other similar apparatus serve for
protecting living organisms against earth radiation, if this
occurs in a concentrated form as a consequence of an underground
disturbance, for example an underground water course. Radiation
concentrated in this manner gives rise to perturbing radiation
fields and influences the energy flow of the human body. This
can lead to illness.
The known apparatus has, however, not proved especially
effective in addition to having the aforementioned disadvantages
and it is accordingly the object of the present invention to
provide apparatus for the above purpose which is characterized
by simple construction and high efficiency.
To this end, according to this invention, such an apparatus
comprises a plurality of conductor rods mounted in a holder.
The conductor rods are preferably metallic, for example of
Such rods can, for example, be made by simply cutting lengths
from a wire and be mounted without difficulty in a holder. The
rods are preferably straight and extend parallel to one another
in a holding member, which determines the mutual spacings
between the rods. The rods may, however, alternatively be
The holding member may be of plastics material and constitutes,
together with the conductor rods disposed therein, an
independent structural element. A plurality of these elements
may be arranged one above another, so that an apparatus
comprising a plurality of layers of rods results. The rods in
adjacent layers are preferably perpendicular to one another.
To enable the individual layers of rods to be adjusted in an
optimum manner to any particular radiation pattern encountered
and to individual requirements, the individual layers are
preferably mounted so that they are angularly adjustable to each
other, In this manner the conductor rods can be adjusted layer
by layer relative to one another. This is of especial advantage
in that, as has been demonstrated by measurements, the
protective effect of the apparatus is dependent upon the
orientation of the rods of adjacent rod layers. The holding
member and a pedestal preferably possess detent grooves or
splines facing each other to maintain the holding members in any
angular position in which they are set.
An example of an apparatus in accordance with the invention is
illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which:~
Figure 1 is side view of the apparatus; and,
Figure 2 is another side view of the apparatus as seen in a
direction at right angles to Figure 1.
The apparatus comprises four similar holding members 1, 2, 3, 4,
which are disposed perpendicularly one above another and through
which a screw threaded anchor rod 5 extends.
The anchor rod 5 is screwed into a screw threaded socket 6 in a
pedestal 7 and carries, it its upper end a clamping knob 8. By
means of this knob 8, the holding members 1 to 4 can be clamped
one against another and in this manner held in a specific
orientation. Meshing detent grooves or splines, not illustrated
in the drawing, on the holding members engage one into another
to hold the members 1 to 4 in the required angular positions in
which they are set.
Through each of the holding members, four parallel spaced-apart
conductor rods 9 extend.
The rods 9 are of an electrically conducting material and
adjacent layers of the rods are offset through 900 one from
another. The angle between adjacent layers of the rods can be
adjusted as desired by rotation of the individual holding
members relative to one another after the clamping knob 8 has
been loosened. In this manner the apparatus can be adapted to
local circumstances and individual needs.
Comprehensive tests have demonstrated that, with the apparatus
in accordance with this invention, concentrations of earth
radiation which are harmful to health can be broken down.