Some bad news for the Rossi Patents

  • Claim 19 seems to be critical:


    19. The apparatus of claim 2, wherein said tank is configured for holding fluid to be heated, wherein said fuel wafer is configured to be in thermal communication with said fluid, wherein said resistor is configured to be coupled to a voltage source, wherein said apparatus further comprises a controller in communication with said voltage source, and a temperature sensor, wherein said fuel mixture comprises lithium, and lithium aluminum hydride, wherein said catalyst comprises a group 10 element, wherein said controller is configured to monitor a temperature from said temperature sensor, and, based at least in part on said temperature, to reinvigorate a reaction in said fuel mixture, wherein reinvigorating said reaction comprises varying a voltage of said voltage source.
    20. The apparatus of claim 19, wherein said catalyst comprises nickel powder.


    Best regards
    Frank

  • David French provides discussion and opinion on the document linked here as "bad news," in the other page linked on Cold Fusion Now. From that page:

    Quote

    https://patentscope.wipo.int/s…115/WOSA/WO2016018851.pdf


    This is a US Patent Office Searcher/Examiner providing his opinion. Although he is doing so on behalf of the WIPO as part of the PCT system, there is a good probability that this opinion is exceptionally lengthy because of the reluctance by the US Patent Office to endorse or allow many patent applications directed to “Cold Fusion”.


    It is important to note that, although the greater part of the claims have been criticized in the above opinion, claims numbers 19 through 28 have not been challenged. There is a very good prospect, therefore, that these claims will eventually be present in patents that will be granted not only in the United States but elsewhere in the world. Based on a quick comparison, these claims, particularly claim 19 which dominates the others, appear to parallel the claims that have already been allowed in the US patent granted August 25, 2016.


    Claim 19:

    Quote

    19. The apparatus of claim 2, wherein said tank is configured for holding fluid to be heated, wherein said fuel wafer is configured to be in thermal communication with said fluid, wherein said resistor is configured to be coupled to a voltage source, wherein said apparatus further comprises a controller in communication with said voltage source, and a temperature sensor, wherein said fuel mixture comprises lithium, and lithium aluminum hydride, wherein said catalyst comprises a group 10 element, wherein said controller is configured to monitor a temperature from said temperature sensor, and, based at least in part on said temperature, to reinvigorate a reaction in said fuel mixture, wherein reinvigorating said reaction comprises varying a voltage of said voltage source.


    Note also Claim 7

    Quote

    7. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein said nickel powder has been treated to enhance porosity thereof.

    This apparently involves setting up "steam explosions" by heating nickel powder containing water in crystal defects, which becomes superheated and then explodes, creating more porous nickel. It is not clear that any of the independent workers have done this. Some, I sure, have not.

  • Ladys and Gentleman,


    I understand that there is a lot of speculation about LENR intellectual property, but:


    http://ecat.com/ecat-technology/ecat-patents


    THIS is a valid and granted US-Patent, you do not have to discuss about this patent, Andrea Rossi has filled several other applications with similar content, because he knows how hard it is to get a patent like this! But he has it, for Italy and for United States, so please, do not mix up granted patents with applications!


    Greets Felix

  • question is what is patented.
    Some people judge the patent is not protecting anything valuable.


    This patent may be considered as one small patent in a network, but we don't see any other patent to work with.
    You can compare with Brillouin, Energetics, Piantelli's patents...


    Future will say.