New USPTO Patent Applications

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    United States Patent Application - 20170025191 - January 26, 2017


    Material arrangement for fusion reactor and method for producing the same


    Applicant: Airbus DS GmbH


    Abstract: A material arrangement for a fusion reactor comprising at least one material which is

    configured as a foam-like carrier material for condensable binding and fusing of hydrogen.

    The carrier material is provided with positively charged vacancies for condensing hydrogen atoms,

    small pores for receiving the condensate and for accelerating the condensation after previous

    penetration of atoms or molecules into these, and large pores for transporting a catalyst into the

    small pores. Furthermore, a method for producing the material arrangement is disclosed.


    http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi…0025191&RS=DN/20170025191

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    United States Patent Application - 20170022055 - January 26, 2017


    METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING AND FOR FUSING ULTRA-DENSE HYDROGEN


    Applicant: Airbus DS GmbH


    Abstract: A method for generating and for fusing ultra-dense hydrogen in which molecular

    hydrogen is fed into at least one cavity and catalyzed, where the splitting and subsequent

    condensation of the molecular hydrogen is initiated on a catalyst of the cavity to form an

    ultra-dense hydrogen. The ultra-dense hydrogen is exposed to pressure or electromagnetic

    radiation to initiate fusion of the ultra-dense hydrogen in the at least one cavity and the

    reaction heat is led out from the at least one cavity. The pressure as mechanical resonance or

    the electromagnetic radiation as electromagnetic resonance amplifies the field and therefore the effect.

    Also, an apparatus for carrying out the method is disclosed.


    http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi…0022055&RS=DN/20170022055

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    United States Patent Application - 20170025967 - January 26, 2017


    CIRCUIT FOR DIRECT ENERGY EXTRACTION FROM A CHARGED-PARTICLE BEAM


    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA


    Abstract:Provided herein is a fusion energy extraction circuit (FEEC) device having a grid-tied

    bidirectional converter and a resonant converter. The resonant converter can include an inverse

    cyclotron converter with two or more or quadruple plates and a plurality of circuit switches. The

    bidirectional converter can include a three-phase grid-tied converter. The FEEC device is capable

    of decelerating plasma particle beams, thereby extracting the energy from the deceleration,

    converting the extracted energy to electric energy, and sending the electric energy to a power grid.


    http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi…0025967&RS=DN/20170025967

  • Free samples for serious investigators....


    Thank you Lou, good finds as always!


    If anybody is interested in studying this particular United States Patent Application - 20170025191 - January 26, 2017:-


    "Abstract: A material arrangement for a fusion reactor comprising at least one material which is configured as a foam-like carrier material for condensable binding and fusing of hydrogen....."


    I have around 1kg of Ni-coated ceramic foam cubes as obtained by a good friend from a NASA yard sale of surplus equipment. They are a very rare item anyway. Forum members with the serious intention of using this material for this or another similar LENR purpose would like some free of charge, please let me know, preferably by the forum email function.

  • Some new USPTO Patent Applications ---


    United States Patent Application 20170038095 February 9, 2017


    METHOD FOR PRODUCING ENERGY AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

    Inventors: PIANTELLI; Francesco


    ABSTRACT: A method for producing energy by exothermal reactions between hydrogen and a transition metal comprises a step 110 of depositing an amount of crystals of the transition metal in the form of micro/nanometric clusters having a predetermined crystalline structure on a surface of a substrate, wherein each clusters has a number of atoms of the transition metal lower than a predetermined number of atoms, and in such a way that the substrate contains on its surface a number of clusters that is larger than a minimum number. The method provide also performing at least once a start-up sequence is performed at least once a start-up sequence comprising the step 114 of quantitatively removing any gas adsorbed in the substrate and in the transition metal by applying a predetermined vacuum degree, a step 120 of bringing hydrogen into contact with the crystals, a step 130 of heating the crystals up to an adsorption temperature higher than a predetermined critical temperature, thus causing hydrogen adsorption to the crystals forming a reaction core, and a step of impulsively acting on the reaction core in order to trigger the exothermal reactions between the hydrogen and the transition metal in the clusters. Once the reaction started, a step 140 is provided of removing heat from the reaction core in order to obtain a determined power and to maintain the temperature of the reaction core above the critical temperature.

    http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi…0038095&RS=DN/20170038095

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    United States Patent Application 20170040151 February 9, 2017


    GENERATOR OF TRANSIENT, HEAVY ELECTRONS AND APPLICATION TO TRANSMUTING RADIOACTIVE FISSION PRODUCTS

    ABSTRACT: Use of adsorption, desorption, particle injection and other means to excite electrons to a region on their band structure diagram near an inflection point were the transient effective mass is elevated proportional to the inverse of curvature. These transient heavy electrons may then cause transmutations similar to transmutations catalyzed by the muons used by Alvarez at UC Berkeley during 1956 in liquid hydrogen. The heavy electrons may also control chemical reactions.

    http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi…0040151&RS=DN/20170040151

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    United States Patent Application 20170040075 February 9, 2017


    NEUTRON GENERATION USING PYROELECTRIC CRYSTALS


    ABSTRACT: According to one embodiment, a method for producing a directed neutron beam includes producing a voltage of negative polarity of at least -100 keV on a surface of a deuterated or tritiated target in response to a temperature change of a pyroelectric crystal of less than about 40.degree. C., the pyroelectric crystal having the deuterated or tritiated target coupled thereto, pulsing a deuterium ion source to produce a deuterium ion beam, accelerating the deuterium ion beam to the deuterated or tritiated target to produce a neutron beam, and directing the ion beam onto the deuterated or tritiated target to make neutrons using at least one of a voltage of the pyroelectric crystal, and a high gradient insulator (HGI) surrounding the pyroelectric crystal. The directionality of the neutron beam is controlled by changing the accelerating voltage of the system. Other methods are presented as well.

    http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi…0040075&RS=DN/20170040075

  • good news.


    The application fo Piantelli seems very detailed. Looks like some nanotech work.

    Maybe it can be replicated ?


    The last by Lawrence livermore seems hot fusion ?


    The second one is an interesting applications to radiation remediation...

    It is hard to see the exact way to replicate.... It talks of sputtering, which make me think of Didier Grass "accident", but quite different idea. I cannot see the pictures, maybe they would help.

  • thanks,

    It was not working this morning, but it is fine now.

    http://pdfaiw.uspto.gov/.aiw?P…2526RS%3DDN%2F20170040151


    Maybe it can be replicated, but it seems to requires good lab technology for vaccuum.

    Radioactive ingredients should be avoided to ease the test, and the test should be repurposed...

  • The lack of PDF is probably only because a delay to upload the documents on their servers...

    It was missing the morning of the date of publication, and it was there the afternoon.

    I appreciate the habits of US to make public documents free to read.

    This is a very bad habit in France to paywall the public documents (like standards, registers...), hopefully declining.

  • AlainCo commented - "The last by Lawrence livermore seems hot fusion ?" in reference to

    the patent application 'NEUTRON GENERATION USING PYROELECTRIC CRYSTALS'.


    Yes, that's correct. However, just to speculate a bit -


    In conventional pyroelectric fusion, a large electric field is set up between two parallel

    faces of deuterated crystals in a vacuum. Then thermal excitation dislodges D+ ions

    which then acquire enough kinetic energy (100s of keV) to fuse with D atom on the

    opposite negatively charged face. The wavefunctions of the of the accelerated D+ ions

    impact the opposing crystal face at classically relativistic speeds.


    If the two crystal faces are in very close proximity (not necessarily in a vacuum) and a

    sufficiently strong increasing (properly oriented) magnetic field is applied long enough,

    then, the two opposing crystal faces will become oppositely charged - and,

    I believe, Ehrenfest's Theorem implies that the D ions will acquire kinetic energy

    from the magnetic field but not as translational speed, but as static increasingly

    "squeezed" and oscillatory waveforms as they impinge on the opposite crystal face -

    possibly, initiating fusion.


    The conventional case is analogous to two glass balls shattering when colliding at

    100 km/hour, while the second is like two glass balls shattering when gradually pressed

    together in a vice.

  • A couple of new proposed approaches to (possibly cleaner) fusion -


    USPTO Patent Application 20170062078 March 2,2017

    "Linear converging/diverging fusion reactor and operating method for achieving clean fusion reactions"


    Abstract: A fusion reactor is provided for achieving ultra-high plasma densities required for achieving clean, neutron-free, fusion reactions. This is achieved by designating the reactor with a linear geometry containing an internal plasma flow duct that converges to a point along its central longitudinal axis surrounded by a diverging containment solenoid with increasing wall thickness that generates an increasing axial magnetic field. This field compresses the plasma to ultra high densities as it is magnetically pulled toward the fusion ignition point by the solenoid's magnetic field gradient. Ignition is achieved by a plurality of high power phased-coherent laser beams converging to the ignition point. A secondary solenoid is mounted around the ignition point that magnetically deflects and focuses the ionized reaction products into a directed beam of high energy charged particles which is fed into an MHD generator thereby converting the fusion power of the reactor directly into electric power.

    http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi…0062078&RS=DN/20170062078


    Not a patent, but perhaps of interest --

    "Quantum controlled fusion"

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/s…cle/pii/S0009261417301641

    http://news.rice.edu/2017/03/0…ested-for-nuclear-fusion/

  • New Brilliant Light Power USPTO Patent Application 20170070180 March 9, 2017


    PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS REGARDING SAME


    Abstract

    A solid fuel power source that provides at least one of electrical and thermal power comprising (i) at least one reaction, cell for the catalysis of atomic hydrogen to form hydrinos, (ii) a chemical fuel mixture comprising at least two components chosen from: a source of H.sub.2O catalyst or H.sub.2O catalyst; a source of atomic hydrogen or atomic hydrogen; reactants to form the source of H.sub.2O catalyst or H.sub.2O catalyst and a source of atomic hydrogen or atomic hydrogen; one or more reactants to initiate the catalysis of atomic hydrogen; and a material to cause the fuel to be highly conductive, (iii) at least one set of electrodes that confine the fuel and an electrical power source that provides a short burst of low-voltage, high-current electrical energy to initiate rapid kinetics of the hydrino reaction and an energy gain due to forming hydrinos, (iv) a product recovery systems such as a vapor condenser, (v) a reloading system, (vi) at least one of hydration, thermal, chemical, and electrochemical systems to regenerate the fuel from the reaction products, (vii) a heat sink that accepts the heat from the power-producing reactions, (viii) a photovoltaic power converter comprising at least one of a concentrated solar power device, and at least one triple-junction photovoltaic cell, monocrystalline cell, polycrystalline cell, amorphous cell, string/ribbon silicon cell, multi-junction cell, homojunction cell, heterojunction cell, p-i-n device, thin-film cells, dye-sensitized cell, and an organic photovoltaic cell, and an antireflection coating, an optical impedance matching coating, and a protective coating.


    http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi…0070180&RS=DN/20170070180

  • Some new USPTO patent applications that may be of interest ---


    Enhanced Exothermic Reaction (EER) Reactor - USPTO Patent Appl 20170260634 - Sept 14, 2017


    ABSTRACT: A method and apparatus for carrying out highly efficient switching inductive magnetic Enhanced Exothermic Reactions (EERs) on the surface of electrodes with a conductive electrically heated lithium-polymer electrolyte with switching magnetic fields while under hydrogen loading pressures to produce a second exothermal electrode surface and/or plasma heat reaction to heat a fluid, gas, or heat thermoelectric modules to produce electricity and store energy, while producing a cross-linked carbon graphene by-product at elevated temperatures using an auger to pump and transport the electrolyte fuel in a continuous or intermittent process or a onetime use. The device can self-start from an

    internal stored charge to electrically start a heated reaction.


    http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi…=DN%2F20170260634+&d=PG01


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    Exothermic Transmutation Method - USPTO Patent Appl 20170263337 - Sept 14, 2017


    ABSTRACT: An exothermic transmutation method for at least partially deactivating radioactive material, the method comprising the steps of:

    --Arranging a dusty compound comprising at least a transition metal in a chamber (7) of a reactor (1) outside a closed container;

    --Arranging the radioactive material in said chamber (7), the radioactive material being and staying encapsulated in said closed container;

    --Providing hydrogen in contact with the dusty compound and with the radioactive material at a pressure higher than the ambient pressure;

    --Generating an electric field in the chamber (7), the electric field being applied to the dusty compound and the radioactive material;

    --Energizing the dusty compound by heating, then generating a transmutation of said at least one transition metal into another transition metal and proton emission towards the radioactive material, said radioactive material being at least partially deactivated,

    --Removing thermal energy from the reactor (1).


    http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi…y=DN%2F20170263338&d=PG01


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    METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED NUCLEAR REACTIONS - USPTO Patent Appl 20170263338 - Sep 14, 2017


    ABSTRACT: Nuclear fusion processes with enhanced rates may be realized by providing energetic electrons in an environment containing a suitable fuel gas, a liquid fuel source, a solid fuel source, a plasma fuel source, or any combination thereof. The fuel source may be deuterium, tritium, a combination thereof, or any fuel source capable of creating deeply screened and/or neutral nuclei when exposed to energetic electrons. Under proper conditions, at least some of the deeply screened and/or neutral nuclei fuse with other nuclei. Neutral versions of deuteron and/or triton nuclei may be created by bringing neutrons with certain energy levels (e.g., around 3 MeV, but optionally less or much

    less than 3 MeV) into interaction with other neutrons, forming neutral versions of deuterons and/or tritons. Such processes may be used for power generation, heat production, nuclear waste remediation, material creation, and/or medical isotope production, for example


    http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi…y=DN%2F20170263337&d=PG01

  • A) "REDACTED"

    B) "ADVANCED MATERIALS CONCEPTS FOR HEAT PRODUCTION IN VARIOUS MATERIALS WHEN STIMULATED USING VARIOUS INPUT PARAMETERS. IN THIS PROJECT, EXPERIMENTAL HARDWARE WILL BE DESIGNED, ASSEMBLED, FABRICATED, AND TESTED TO DETERMINE THE SOURCE AND AMOUNT OF HEAT PRODUCTION." (U.S. CITIZENSHIP ONLY)

    C) " 3/22/17 Other Administrative Action THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ADVANCED ENERGETIC MATERIALS. NASA HQ HAS REQUESTED DR. PINES TO TRAVEL TO HQ FOR A SCIENCE REVIEW OF THE ADVANCED ENERGY CONVERSION (AEC) PROJECT BY AN EXTERNAL SCIENCE PANEL."


    Definitive contract 7/14/17 follows external review 2/22/17

    https://govtribe.com/vendor/pinesci-consulting-avon-lake-oh

  • Some new USPTO patent applications that may be of interest -


    Nuclear Fusion of Common Hydrogen - 20170301411 - Oct 19, 2017


    ABSTRACT: A process of fusing common hydrogen to: (1) form all of the elements in the Periodic Table of Elements; and, (2) produce excess energy. The process involves controllably initiating the process of electron capture with a hydrogen nucleus, which produces virtual neutrons and a new short-lived negatively charged particle (Negatron).

    http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi…0301411&RS=DN/20170301411


    An earlier patent application is at URL -

    http://www.google.com/patents/US20140153683

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    PYROELECTRIC ENERGY PRODUCTION - 20170301852 - Oct 19, 2017


    ABSTRACT: An energy generator including a material having a Curie temperature is provided. The energy generator includes a hot source at a first temperature, a cold sink at a second temperature, a means to couple the hot source to the material while the cold sink is insulated from the material, and a means to couple the cold sink to the material while the hot source is insulated from the material, wherein: the first temperature higher than the Curie temperature, and the second temperature lower than the Curie temperature. Also provided is an energy generator including elements as above, between the hot source and the cold sink. Further provided is a genset having an engine for producing electrical energy, a coolant system, an exhaust element, and an alternator, and an energy generator as above. A method for use an energy generator as above is also provided.

    http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi…0301852&RS=DN/20170301852

  • http://www.fusionpeery.com/index.html


    Interesting fellow this Norris Perry. Surprising we never heard anything about him when alive. LENR guy all the way. Also had a salesman side to him:


    "For those persons or groups, who understand the reality of the common Hydrogen Fusion System presentation herein, Hydrogen Fusion Systems, LLC will potentially become, the most successful investment they could ever make during their life time or at any time throughout all of history.


    No greater or more important discovery has been made since the discovery of fire, and no greater discovery of an energy source can be made at any time into the future, clearly the science and physics behind this amazing nuclear fusion process guarantees this is the case.


    By simply examining the obvious future prospects of Hydrogen Fusion Systems, LLC, it can be seen, the company will eventually replace all of those companies that are now producing and developing hydrocarbons which essentially supply the motive power for every means of transportation throughout the world, other than those primitive societies which still rely on animal power for their propulsion systems."