POWERED BY LEVITATION ARTS
"WHEN PIGS FLY"
We are the worldwide patent holders and global licensors of the
original from-below “push-up” electromagnetic levitation technology,
the exclusive source for Levitron® permanent-magnet levitating tops,
and the world’s largest purveyor of gravity-defying magnetic fun!
Levitation Arts’ Levitron® electromagnetic levitation system is the world’s first commercial
from-below levitation technology. Although others have tried to copy it, and even claimed
inventorship, Levitation Arts is the sole worldwide patent holder of the method. Originally
invented by Dr. Lorne Whitehead at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada
the technology was first patented in 1992. Levitation Arts currently owns next-generation
patents, or patents pending, granted to Dr. Whitehead and his UBC colleague, Dr. Harold Davis
in the U.S., and worldwide in Japan, Australia, South Africa, and China, among others.
PERMANENT MAGNET LEVITATION
Levitation Arts’ famous Levitron® “antigravity” tops were invented in 1976, and patented
in 1983 by Roy M. Harrigan of Vermont. He initially contacted several scientists, who
told him that what he wanted to do was impossible. Nevertheless, he doggedly continued
his experiments until, after spinning his homemade top for “maybe the thousandth time”
it hung magically suspended in mid-air. Even then he had to battle with the patent examiner
who rejected his patent application several times before Roy finally convinced him that he
had indeed discovered the “Holy Grail” of levitation using nothing but permanent magnets.