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.

  • Thomas Kaminski
  • Chapman

    This is not actually a LENR patent. It is a patent for a novel device design that may be used to provide a more controlled introduction of unspecified fuels to unspecified reaction agents, and to regulate the rate of reaction and heat production resulting therefrom.

    It is true that he lists potential “fuels”, and includes hydrogen and deuterium. It is also true that he includes transition metals in the list of doping agents. But what he is describing is a new physical form factor for a sort of hydrogen fuel cell. He is anticipating a heat production from a chemical reaction, not some form of fusion or fission.

    The electromagnetic field he references is strictly used to drive the fuel THROUGH the device. It is not initiating any kind of reaction itself. It is basically just an EM pump. The heat is generated from chemical reactions between the fuel and the reactants that are embedded in the device.

    This device is closer to a catalytic converter than to CF/LENR.

  • 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

  • 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

    • LENR4you

      There is an older patent to Stirling engines and LENR:
      https://www.google.de/patents/DE102011103832A1?cl=en&hl=en&dq=DE102011103832A1

      Stirling engine device for converting heat energy of hot gas into mechanical work, has cylinder storing operating gases, where heating of operating gases is performed by reaction of reaction metal with reaction gas
      DE 102011103832 A1
      ABSTRACT
      The device (100) has a piston (120) mounted and reciprocally moved in front and rearward directions in cylinders through operating gases that is stored in the cylinder. Pressure of the operating gases is temporally predetermined-changed using a temperature controller, and heating of the operating gases is performed by a reaction of a reaction metal with a reaction gas. The reaction metal and reaction gas are provided in a region closer to a closed front surface (114) of the cylinder, where the reaction gas is supplied with the cylinder by a feed line and formed by hydrogen.

      56 Citations CT US000003871179A (US 3 871 179 A)PDF US000003871179A (US 3 871 179 A)
      DE000001948244C3 (DE 19 48 244 C3)PDF DE000001948244C3 (DE 19 48 244 C3)
      WO002009125444A1 (WO 2009/ 125 444 A1)PDF WO002009125444A1 (WO 2009/ 125 444 A1)
      DE000029702777U1 (DE 29 702 777 U1)PDF DE000029702777U1 (DE 29 702 777 U1)
      NPL citations CTNP WERDICH, M.; KÜBLER, K.: Stirling-Maschinen. 9. Auflage. Staufen bei Freiburg : Ökobuch Verlag, 2003. 39-40. – ISBN 3-922 964-96-6;
      FOCARDI, S.: Large excess heat production in Ni-H systems.. In: Il Nouvo Cimento, Vol. 111 A N. 11, November 1998, S. 1233 – 1242.;
      SARGOYTCHEV, S.: Nickel-Hydrogen Cold Fusion by Intermediate Rydberg State of Hydrogen: Selection of the Isotopes for Energy Optimization and Radioactive Waste Minimization. In: The General Science Journal, 25.01.2014, S. 1 -16. http://gsjournal.net/Science-Journals/%7B$cat_name%7D/View/5281 [abgerufen am 04.08.2015];
      DEMBOVSKIS, A.; ROBBEN, L.: Report on Investigations to Examine LENR with CGDE. In: DLR-Forschungsbericht, 2014, S. 1 – 19. http://www.researchgate.net/publication/264197469_Report_on_Investigations_to_Examine_LENR_with_CGDE [abgerufen am 04.08.2015]

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