United States Patent Application - 20140326711 - November 6, 2014
DEVICES AND METHODS FOR HEAT GENERATION
A reactor device includes a sealed vessel defining an interior, a fuel material within the interior of the vessel, and a heating element proximal the vessel. The fuel material may be a solid including nickel and hydrogen. The sealed vessel may be sealed against gas ingress or egress and may contain no more than a trace amount of gaseous hydrogen. The sealed vessel is heated with an input amount of energy without ingress or egress of material into or out of the sealed vessel. An output amount of thermal energy exceeding the input amount of energy is received from the sealed vessel. The fuel material has a specific energy greater than that of any chemical reaction based energy source.
Inventors:Rossi; Andrea; (Miami Beach, FL)
Applicant: Industrial Heat, Inc. Raleigh NC US
Assignee: LEONARDO CORPORATION, Miami Beach FL
Filed: April 26, 2014