Celebrity Patent - Uri Geller, an Israeli illusionist, patented a telephone radiation shield

PatentYogi_CelebrityPatent_Uri Geller


Radiation emitted from cell phones may be injurious to a human user. The patented sheild is used to encase a cell phone. The shield prevents the harmful effects of long term exposure to the short waves penetrating the brain.

Geller is a controversial figure. Geller often performs on television where he claims to be capabple of psychokinesis, dowsing, and telepathy. He is most popular for his spoon bending performances. Geller has claimed his feats are the result of paranormal powers given to him by extraterrestrials,

Notable scientists, magicians, and skeptics have suggested possible ways in which Geller could have tricked his audience by using misdirection techniques. These critics, who include Richard Feynman, James Randi and Martin Gardner, have accused him of using his demonstrations fraudulently outside of the entertainment business. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, who was an amateur magician, wrote in Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (1985) that Geller was unable to bend a key for him and his son. Some of his claims have been described by watchmakers as simply restarting a stopped mechanical clock by moving it around.

Uri Geller failed to perform his feats under controlled conditions on The Tonight Show.

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Patent Information
Publication number: US5726383 A
Patent Title: Telephone radiation shield
Application number: US 08/638,682
Publication date: Mar 10, 1998
Filing date: Apr 29, 1996
Priority date: Apr 29, 1996
Inventors: Uri Geller, Meir Gitlis
Original Assignee: Geller; Uri, Gitlis; Meir