Thanks to Julian Becker, Mr. Moho and others for uncovering something quite surprising in the recent patent application for the E-Cat. I am not sure what this all means, but in the downloadable application data sheet filed along with the recently published E-Cat patent application, there is mention of a new entity.
Here’s an image of the page in question:
You can see that this is the Applicant Information page, and in the ‘organizational name’ field, the name ‘Industrial Heat’ is crossed out, and has been replaced by ‘IPH International BV’. Notice also that the button that is checked to describe the nature of the applicant is, ‘Person who shows sufficient proprietary interest’. The address listed, however, remains 111 East Hargett St, Raleigh, NC — which is Industrial Heat’s address.
A PDF of the whole application data sheet can be be seen here: http://www.e-catworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/14262740.pdf
On the published patent application, however, Andrea Rossi is listed as the inventor, Industrial Heat, Inc. as the applicant, and Leonardo Corporation as the assignee.
So the question that naturally comes up is who is IPH International BV? A Google search brings up this record on the opencompanies.nl web site for a company with this name. There’s not much detail at all here except that it’s a private limited company and it’s sector is “Lease of non-financial intangible assets”, and the company was formed on April 26, 2013. (Industrial Heat, LLC was incorporated on October 24, 2012 in Delaware)
There has been some discussion about this on the Italian forums Cobraf and 22passi, and one poster on the 22passi makes the comment “The new Applicant, IPH International BV is a Dutch company with a sole proprietor European Generation SARL, Luxemburg, a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc., Houston, and Princeton.” — but I can’t find anything to substantiate that relationship yet.
What connection IPH International BV has with Andrea Rossi, Industrial Heat, or the E-Cat is not clear to me, but to have them named on the application shows they have some significance. I am sure that there will be plenty of LENR sleuths looking into this, and if there’s anything to be uncovered someone will find it.
UPDATE: I was right about the sleuths! All I needed to do was to read this entire document (I forgot to scroll down): http://www.cobraf.com/forum/immagini/R_123569754_1.pdf
“IPH International BV is a company that is owned by a foreign entity. The tophoudster abroad from IPH International BV: European Generating Sarl, located in L 2124 Luxembourg in Luxembourg” (http://drimble.nl/bedrijf/badhoevedorp/27228703/iph-international-bv.html)
European Generating S.a.r.l. in Luxembourg is listed as a Subsidiary of NRG, the US Utility (http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1013871/000095013703001877/c75611exv21.txt)
From the NRG website:
“NRG is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. Whether as the largest solar power developer in the country or by giving customers the latest tools to better manage their energy use, NRG is a pioneer in developing smarter energy choices.”
“Our diverse power generating facilities have a capacity of about 53,000 megawatts, capable of supporting almost 42 million homes. Our retail electricity providers — Reliant and Energy Plus — and thermal energy division serve nearly 3 million residential, business, commercial and industrial customers in 47 states.”
One very interesting thing about NRG is they are actively developing domestic electricity production technology. They have been working with Dean Kamen on the Beacon 10 device that produces electricity using natural gas for a heat source to run a Stirling engine that produces electricity for the home. A good article about that is here:
It all sounds quite promising — I wonder if we are missing something, if there might be something wrong with this deduction.
UPDATE 2: Buck has discovered that the current list of NRG Subsidiaries does not include European Generating S.a.r.l (see here). The document cited above was from 2003 — so that leads me to question the NRG connection