New Piantelli European Patent Granted

Thanks to the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project for bringing attention to a patent published for an invention of Francesco Piantelli titled “Method and apparatus for generating energy by nuclear reactions of hydrogen adsorbed by orbital capture on a nanocrystalline structure of a metal”

Link is here:

At the bottom of the page is a note that states: Jan 6, 2016 INTG Announcement of intention to grant,Effective date: 20151211

Here are the main claims:

1. A method for generating energy by nuclear reactions between hydrogen (31 ) and a transition metal, said method comprising the steps of:

– prearranging (1 10) a primary material (19) that comprises said transition metal;

bringing and keeping said hydrogen (31 ) into/in contact with said primary material (19);
heating (130) said primary material (19) up to an initial temperature (Ti) higher than a predetermined critical temperature;

producing an impulse (140) in said primary material (19), in order to cause a generation of H” ions (35) starting from said hydrogen (31 ), and to cause capture reactions (150, 151 ) of said H” ions (35) by said primary material (19) thus causing a generation of a thermal energy (q);

– removing (160) a thermal power (Q) deriving from said generated thermal energy (q), while maintaining the temperature of said primary material (19) above said critical temperature, characterised in that a step (200) is provided of increasing said H” ions (35) that are available for said capture reactions (150, 151 ), such that the concentration of said H- ions (35) changes from a first concentration value to a second concentration value in said hydrogen (31 ) which is in contact with said primary material (19), and such that the rate of said capture reactions (150,151 ) increases and, accordingly, said generation of thermal energy (q) increases up to an increased thermal energy.

Later on in the patent application it refers to an “energy generator wherein said ionization means comprises a means for supplying an energy vector to said hydrogen”. These are some means listed.

– a ionizing radiation selected from the group comprised of: a radiofrequency, in particular microwaves; a light radiation; a uV waves; a X – radiation; an a – radiation; a β – radiation; a y – radiation; a combination of the above radiations;
– a beam of particles selected from the group comprised of: protons; hyperons; mesons; leptons; metal ions; a combination of the above particles;

The patent was originally filed on July 13, 2012, and has just now been made public apparently.

  • DrD

    Reason for rejection: “Violates the known laws of physics”.
    What’s the odds on that guess?

    • Argon

      Would you mind to elaborate more since I read fact:
      “The patent has been granted

      Database last updated on 16.04.2016”

      • DrD

        Apologies, I read it as only being the application nor had spotted that it was european which makes a difference.

  • Sanjeev

    This is the same patent which was revoked earlier because of a challenge by Rossi. It is now granted.
    I don’t exactly know what is going on here, but here is the info.
    Btw, this is a very important patent for replicators.

  • DrD

    I think it is? As this has been granted it could be a problem for AR. I wonder if he will comment (materially).
    I see a patent battle looming with only only the lawyers benefitting.

    • Gerard McEk

      You are right. Where AR was not allowed to refer to any nuclear reaction, this does. I wonder how much they interfere with each other.

      • DrD

        It is quite long with many claims. I had a quick read and my impression is that it claims methods for improving the existing LENR (presumably AR’s patents but I didn’t check). If so, I think it needs a license from AR to use his IP but similarly, AR needs a license to use any of these methods (in europe). Or they fight it out. I may be commpletely wrong so perhaps some one more experienced in patent law can comment.

    • greggoble

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      “Advanced-to-Revolutionary Space Technology Options – The Responsibly Imaginable” April 2013

      Dennis M. Bushnell, Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia

      Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, the Realism and the Outlook

      LENR could, by itself, COMPLETELY Revolutionize Space access and utilization. Although there is a quite long history of “anomalous” observations including transmutations the “recent” consideration of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions begins with the Pons/ Fleishman late 80’s observations and assertions regarding what they termed “Cold Fusion”. Subsequent difficulties with experimental replication and an utter lack of convincing theoretical explication forced research in this arena “underground” with minimal financial support.

      The current situation is that we now have over two decades of hundreds of experiments indicating heat and transmutations with minimal radiation and low energy input. By any rational measure this evidence indicates something real is occurring. So, is LENR “Real”? Evidently, from the now long standing and diverse experimental evidence – yes – With effects occurring using diverse materials, methods of energy addition etc.

      This is FAR from a “Narrow Band”/episodic set of physical phenomena.

      The next consideration is “WHAT IS REAL? WHAT IS Happening? For NASA Langley the epiphany moment on LENR was the publication of the Widom-Larsen weak interaction LENR Theory. This theory is currently under study and experimental verification [ or not] at NASA LaRC. The theory appears to explain nearly all the various and often variegated experimental observations and shifted the LENR Theoretical focus from some way of “fooling” Particle Nuclear Physics/The Strong Force to Condensed Matter Nuclear Physics, Collective Effects, The Weak Force and “Heavy Electrons”.

      The Strong Force Particle Physicists have of course evidently been correct all along, “Cold Fusion” is not possible. HOWEVER, via collective effects/condensed matter quantum nuclear physics LENR is allowable without any “Miracles”.

      The theory states that once load surfaces with hydrogen/protons and add some energy IF the surface morphology enables high localized voltage gradients then “heavy electrons leading to ultra low energy neutrons will form, neutrons that never leave the surface. The neutrons set up isotope cascades that results in beta decay and heat and transmutations with the heavy electrons converting the gamma from the beta decay into heat.

      The theory indicates several key issues/circumstances are required to enable-to-optimize LENR and explains the various experimental observations, including the often long initiation times required in some experiments. If the theory is experimentally validated in detail it provides the understanding to shift LENR research from discovery into engineering development.

      The theory indicates energy densities some million times chemical, the current experiments are in the 10’s to hundreds range. However, several labs have blown up studying LENR and windows have melted, indicating when the conditions are “right” prodigious amounts of energy can be released/produced. There are some 6 or so groups claiming device outputs in the 100 watt range and 3 others claiming kilowatts. Efforts are ongoing within NASA and other organizations to validate, or not, these claims. It should be noted that these devices are essentially “Edisonian,” the result of attempts at experimental “discovery” vice ab-initio design from the weak interaction theories per se.

      The LENR situation and outlook is therefore the following: Something real is happening, the weak interaction theories suggest what the physics might be, there are efforts ongoing to explore the validity of the theories, there are continuing Edisonian efforts to produce “devices,” mainly for heat or in some cases Transmutations. There are efforts to “certify” such devices.

      We are still FAR from the theoretical limits of the weak interaction physics and are in fact inventing in real time the requisite Engineering, along with verifying the physics. When we concentrated upon Nuclear Engineering beginning in the 1940’s we went, “jumped” to the strong force/particle physics and leapt over the weak force, condensed matter nuclear physics. We are going “back” now to study and hopefully develop this arena.

      The “Precautionary Principle” demands that we core down and determine realism for this arena, given the truly massive-to-mind boggling benefits – Solutions to climate, energy and the limitations that restrict the NASA Mission areas, all of them.

      The KEY to Space Exploration is Energetics. Some examples of what LENR might/ could enable in a resultant “Energy Rich” Exploration context include:

      – Refrigeration for Zero Boiloff cryo storage

      – Active Radiation protection

      – High Thrust Vasimir/MHD Propulsion

      – Energy Beaming

      – Separation of propulsive mass and energy/energetics to establish the requisite conductivity for most “harvested” propulsive mass including regolith

      – Planetary Terraforming

      – Ubiquitous in space and on-planet sensors and robotics

      – LEO propulsion – On planet power and energy

      – EDL retro via heating of ingested mass

      Also, The Key to SST’s and neighbor-friendly personal fly/drive air vehicles is Energetics, as simplex examples of the potential implications of this area of research. There are estimates using just the performance of some of the devices under study that one percent of the nickel mined on the planet each year could produce the world’s energy requirements at the order of 25 percent the cost of coal. No promises but something[s] seriously “strange” are going on, which we may be closer to understanding and if we can optimize/engineer such the world changes. Worldwide, worth far more resources than are currently being devoted to this research arena. Need to core down and determine “Truth”. If useful, need to engineer/apply.

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      Quantum LENR

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      First Known Use: before 12th century

    • Alan DeAngelis

      No one would be granted a LENR patent now if Rossi had not gone from watt to kilowatts.

  • DrD

    It happens; but on this occasion there’s a huge bunch of $ hanging on the “old” laws of physics, or should I say, “keeping them afloat”.

  • Mats002

    This is a European patent (EPO), not US (USPTO). I guess that will make it harder to challange from US interests.

  • GordonDocherty

    “New Piantelli European Patent Granted” – this is great news, especially as this Patent clearly describes an LENR system (and well deserved by Piantelli).

  • Barbierir

    Frank, there are new recent posts visible from mobile but they don’t appear when I visit the site by PC

  • radvar

    Is there anything new in here that would help replication?

    • Bob Greenyer

      Lots – much stuff he had not previously disclosed.

  • Ciaranjay

    I think if Rossi is going to do anything he needs to be quick. There are others in the game too.
    I fear he has missed the boat and spends too much time picking arguments with others.
    Tech like this needs a great inventor but also a great business brain and the ability to form beneficial alliances.

    • DrD

      Yes, perhaps he would have been better to atract less attention, taking a lower profile like his competitors. I think he’s still way out in the lead but he does need to get moving with that mass production. It concerns me his production capacity is still many days per E-Cat rather than many E-Cats per day with no ramp-up in sight.

  • Bob Greenyer

    Note – this patent from Jun 21, 1989,

    which became open due to non-payment of fee, suggests the use of Th 227, Th228, Po210 and Am241

  • NCkhawk

    Piantelli is the father of Nickel Hydrogen cold fusion and this is a very appropriate move by the EPO. It is also very good news that he was finally able to defeat Rossi’s attack to invalidate this patent after an appeal to Munich. The correct decision was reached and Rossi has only managed to create additional prior art against himself.

  • Argon

    I have not seen this posted elsewhere. Etiam has decided to release new share issue in extraordinary general meeting. Not specific claims on LENR device but continued research on field.
    Link: (See Apr 15 posting)

    • greggoble

      simply put… Many labs are replicating… and improving the low energy nuclear reaction environment. There are private/corporate research groups that have enough money and resources to make you drool and cause your eyes to pop out in delight.

      Also, the thing about LENR nuclear energy…
      This is FAR from a “Narrow Band”/episodic set of physical phenomena.

      Edisonian methods will lead to a couple of sweet spots…

      Then after the filaments we will get to LED