Larry W. Fullerton

From Discover
 Research Engineer, Inventor


•  Winner of the 2010 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award for his research leading to "programmable" magnets.

•  "People look at magnets as having a north pole and a south pole. That limits your thinking," he says. "I came along from the field of radar and said, "Hey, that's not a magnet, it's a vector field!" Larry Fullerton quote in "Multipolar Magnets - Breakthrough Award Innovator" - Popular Mechanics - Popular Mechanics

Related Links:

•  Discover - Describes the Radio transmission discovery/invention

• - Article (Originally found at

• - Patent application for "Method and Apparatus for Generating Rf Waveforms Having Aggregate Energy with Desired Spectral Characteristics"

• - On the "Fast Company" most creative people list, with profile (Below Lady Gaga, but still) (Originally found at

•  FreePatentsOnline - Patient application for: "Correlated Magnetic Container and Method for Using the Correlated Magnetic Container"

•  FreshPatents - Patient application for "Magnetic force profile system using coded magnet structures" (Originally found at

•  Huntsville Newswire - Article about the Popular Mechanics Award for the programmable magnets (Originally found at

•  Huntsville Times - Huntsville Times article about the programmable magnet. Nice photo here too.

•  Moritz - Article titled "Larry W. Fullerton: World Class Innovator" by Gwen Moritz for Arkansas Business, April 15, 2002. (Originally found at

•  Patentdocs - Abstracts for his patents

•  Popular Mechanics - Article

•  Wikipedia - Bio