LENR Patent Update – Ceramic Element (Dennis Craven Patent Granted)

The following post has been submitted by Greg Goble

Dennis Craven (of the Baker Craven Taylor group) has updated the patent, Ceramic Element.
LENR Patent Update – “Ceramic element”
US 8485791 B2 – Assignee – Brown-Cravens-Taylor
(GRANT) Issued: Jul 16, 2013 – Priory date: Aug 31, 2009

A new name, new wording, abstract, etc. “Ceramic Heating Element”, published in August 2016. It has been granted. It’s interesting that 12 of the 14 patent citations were cited by the patent examiner. The inventor only cites two, one is the Rossi patent.

Ceramic heating element http://www.google.com/patents/US9410721
US 9410721 B2
Publication type: Grant
Application number: US 13/920,358
Publication date: Aug 9, 2016
Inventors: Dennis Cravens
Original Assignee: Brown Cravens Taylor

ABSTRACT
A heating element that includes a ceramic material doped with various elements is described. The heating element can be heated by forcing a fuel to flow through the ceramic material, where the fuel interacts with the dopants. The interaction can produce energy in the form of heat. Inventive aspects of the present material include apparatus and methods for modulation of the heat energy, physical features providing for an increase in the rate of heat release, optimization of materials and material morphology for quantity and efficiency of heat release and provision for fueling and maintenance.

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  • greggoble

    Thanks Thomas

    I just found a recent patent by the same group.

    Heat engine US 9631866 B1
    http://www.google.com/patents/US9631866?cl=en

    ABSTRACT

    A heat engine that utilizes a controllable heat source that includes a body comprising a dopant that has an affinity for a fuel species, preferably a hydrogen isotope. The production of heat by the heat source can be modulated by the application of electric and/or magnetic fields to the body. The hear engine includes safety features that prevent excessive heat generation.

    I wonder how far they are along.

    When I have the time… I like to dive into patents.

    Future historians will study cold fusion patents, their patent and non-patent citations, gaining an understanding of the development pathways of LENR technology. Of interest is the following from NREL. The analytical programs they have developed may be of use to you.

    NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

    Technical Report

    NREL/TP-6A20-50624 March 2011

    Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308

    ‘Clean Energy Innovation: Sources of Technical and Commercial Breakthroughs’ http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy11osti/50624.pdf

    Quote

    Scholars use patent citation analysis to retrospectively assess the patent record to understand modes of collaboration, analogous to the work done in this study. However, this Web presence indicator may allow innovators, scholars, and research managers to obtain more dynamic and real-time intelligence regarding the commercial value of patents. For example, two unique patents—one commercially used and the other not— are indiscernible in terms of vintage and number of citations but can exhibit significantly different Web presence signatures. Since the mechanics of Web presence accumulation are materially different from those underlying citations, this novel measure provides new information on the value of a patent. – end quote

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