Amazingly, this was not given it's own patent class.
The classification/subclassification actually has 693
...AND, the patent itself cites five (5) other US patents; one of which was co-invented by a John "Brain"ard.
Abstract of US Patent 6353311
Universal particle flux pressure converter
The design of Shaded Rotor devices to demonstrate the existence of a hypothetical Universal Particle Flux Field is presented. These devices should extract a measurable amount of energy from this Field. We believe the Universal Particle Flux Field can explain all invisible forces at a distance phenomena between masses, charged bodies, and magnetic materials. We propose that the Universal Particle Flux Field is a simultaneously convergent/divergent field, where the particle streams traverse to any point in the Universe from every other point in the Universe. The order of this Flux Field is a nearly perfect disorder, which is an order in itself. The strength of the gravitational component of this Field is conventionally denoted by "G". Two neutral masses immersed in such Flux Field will develop forces between them, which are consistent with Newton's Equation of Gravitation. This Field is also consistent with Electrostatic, and Magnetic Force Equations. A magnetic rotor is preferentially shaded with a magnetic stator so that a net torque exists on the rotor. This principle is also applied to an electrostaticly charged Shaded Rotor device. The possibilities that the Beta, the Muon, and the Tau Neutrinos are the Universal Particles and they are producing the Electrostatic, Magnetic, and Gravitational Force Fields respectively, are explored. Laboratory sized Shaded Rotor Devices can be constructed using magnetic and/or electrostatic components; detailed designs are described herein. Circumstantial evidences described herein, indicate that the Universal Gravitational Constant "G" hence the "g" of the Earth is direction and time variable, and it has significantly increased during the last several hundred million years; this may account for the demise of the Dinosaurs, and of the giant vegetation.
Once again, Scrup, you have demonstrated your keen sense of getting right to the "meat" of an issue!
PS. I like where it says,"...a nearly perfect disorder, which is an order in itself." This is the kind of rhetoric I use to describe my life.