For John Kanzius it began with a simple idea, some pots and pans and even a hot dog! Now, the Kanzius machine, which generates radio waves, has developed into a possible breakthrough in cancer research. Clinical trials on humans are still years away, but as Lesley Stahl reports, the results thus far have caught the attention of cancer researchers across the country.
This fascinating segment was on last night. It shows what great things can result when man's creativity and entreprenurial spirit is allowed to flourish. Although it is now receiving research funding, Mr. Kanzius came up with the idea for his machine on his own and used his own funds to develop it because he believed in it and saw it as a means to fill a need in his own life.
Of the "60 Minutes" segment on Kanzius injecting "metallic" copper sulfate into the hot dog otherwise stuck with a thermocouple, these folks, and Lesley Stahl, need to go back to high school to learn
#1. copper sulfate is NOT a metal; it is a salt.
#2. a thermocouple is a metal
#3. hot dogs contain salts
See earlier IPBiz post which included:
One IPBiz commenter wrote of the IPBiz post, and CBS videoclip-->
A) they openly say "radio waves heat metal" I agree
B) They inject copper sulfate (NOT A METAL, but a salt solution,
MAY heat up a tad).
C) They then stick in a thermocouple (two METAL wires) into the area
with copper sulfate...hit it with radiowaves, and Voila, heat! (ie,
they heated up the thermocouple!!! Not the copper sulfate.)
D) He then takes the thermocouple, and sticks it into another part of
hot dog (cold), and sure enough, the temperature drops!!!
The real test was to heat the copper sulfate region in radiowaves, AND
THEN INSERT THE THERMOCOUPLE to see if the temperature went up. But
he put the thermocouple in the hot dog in the first place!
US2005251233 (A1) (based on 10/969,477)
Claim 1 of the '477 application states:
A non-invasive RF transceiver system for inducing hyperthermia in at least a portion of a target area, comprising:
(a) an RF transmitter having an RF generator in circuit communication with a transmission head, the RF generator generating an RF signal at a frequency for transmission via the transmission head; and
(b) an RF receiver having a resonant circuit in circuit communication with a reception head, the resonant circuit being tuned to cause at least a portion of the reception head to be resonant at the frequency of the RF signal transmitted via the transmission head so as to receive the RF signal transmitted via the transmission head; and
(c) wherein the transmission and reception heads are arranged proximate to and on either side of the target area so that the RF signal transmitted via the transmission head to the reception head passes through and warms at least a portion of the target area with neither of the heads being in direct contact with the portion of the target area being warmed.
8. The non-invasive RF system for inducing hyperthermia in at least a portion of the target area according to claim 5 wherein the specific target portion of the target area has been injected with a saline solution to increase the warming of the specific target portion of the target area by the RF signal.
9. The non-invasive RF system for inducing hyperthermia in at least a portion of the target area according to claim 5 wherein the specific target portion of the target area has been injected with an aqueous suspension of particles of an electrically conductive material to increase the warming of the specific target portion of the target area by the RF signal.
10. The non-invasive RF system for inducing hyperthermia in at least a portion of the target area according to claim 9 wherein the electrically conductive material comprises at least one metal.
11. The non-invasive RF system for inducing hyperthermia in at least a portion of the target area according to claim 5 wherein the specific target portion of the target area has been injected with an aqueous suspension of
iron-containing particles to increase the warming of the specific target portion of the target area by the RF signal.
One observes the text:
 When RF radiation is absorbed by matter it causes molecules to vibrate, which in turn causes heating. More specifically, RF waves interact with matter by causing molecules to oscillate with the electric field. This interaction has proven to be most effective for molecules that are polar, i.e. having their own internal electric field, such as water. Water molecules lose rotational energy via friction with other molecules, which causes an increase in temperature. This effect is the basis for microwave cooking. RF radiation absorbed by the body typically occurs as a result of the interaction of the RF radiation with water fluids contained in vivo.
 The amount of RF radiation absorbed by tissue depends on a number of things, including the power and specific frequency of RF radiation used. Some frequencies of RF radiation have high absorption rates in tissue. A typical microwave oven emits RF radiation at about 2500 MHz, which is readily absorbed by water, fats and sugars to generate heat in food. RF radiation at lower frequencies, e.g., medium frequency ("MF"; 300 to 3000 kilohertz) RF radiation and high frequency ("HF"; 3 to 30 megahertz) RF radiation have generally low absorption rates in human tissue, even at relatively high powers, as evidenced by people safely standing near radio station tower transmitters, which transmit tens of thousands, and even hundreds of thousands, of Watts of RF power at lower frequencies.
See also 11/050,422
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