(Died: October 22, 2006)
Morton F. Spears (1921-2006) was known internationally for contributions to electromagnetic antenna and sensitive receiving circuit designs, particularly those applicable to the ELF/VLF/LF frequency spectrum. A holder of many patents, his commercially successful technical achievements included original work for magnetic recording, remote radio signal timing and navigation, underwater electromagnetic signal reception and processing, and general low-frequency antenna technology.
He was an electronic engineering graduate of MIT (1943). He served from Ensign to Commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korean conflicts and acquired professional skills in radar and nuclear physics, which he used during his tours of duty.
In 1970 he and several colleagues founded Spears Associates, Inc., which specialized in the design and supply of high-technology communication and navigation equipment for submarines, aircraft, ships, and land-based applications. Spears Associates was purchased by Sippican in 1996 and is now part of Lockheed Martin
At Spears Associates he served in progression as President, Chairman of the Board, and finally as Senior Scientist returning to
state-of-the-art research in electronics and physics. After retirement from Spears Associates in 1994, he continued to develop his experimentally-based capacitance theory of gravity. He also explored the implications of permittivity and permeability for understanding
observed properties of the Universe.
Morton F. Spears died on October 22, 2006, in Duxbury, Massachusetts, at the age of 84. His daughter Leigh Spears Tesfatsion, Department of Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-1070, maintains his posthumous website.
- Morton F. Spears (1992), Force Generating System ("Artificial Gravity Mat"), US Patent 5090643.
- Charles E. Odams and Morton F. Spears (1972), Apparatus for Correlating Energy Waves, CA Patent 915267.
- Morton F. Spears (1970), Loop Antenna Comprising Plural Helical Coils on Closed Magnetic Core, US Patent 3495264.
- Charles E. Odams and Morton F. Spears (1968), Directionally Selective Energy Receiving System, US Patent 3369235.
- Morton F. Spears (1965), Timing System for Setting Clocks to Distorted Standard, US Patent 3217258.
- Ralph H. Sherman and Morton F. Spears (1960), Shielded Magnetic Translating Apparatus, US Patent 2951912.
- Morton F. Spears (1960), Device for Manifesting Thermal Boundaries, US Patent 2930232.
- Morton F. Spears (1956), Means for Controlling Current Flow in Electric Circuits, US Patent 2744981.
- Morton F. Spears (1954), Stepped Magnetic Recording Head,
US Patent 2678972.
- Morton F. Spears (1951), Magnetic Recording and Reproducing System, US Patent 2567582.