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Piantelli Granted European Patent for Ni-H LENR Process

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posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 05:54 PM
Very interesting news regarding cold fusion. LENR is making its way into the spotlight.

European Patent Granted for Francesco Piantelli’s LENR Process

Offical Patent PDF

The European Patent office has granted a patent for the Francesco Piantelli’s invention of process for producing energy from a nickel-hydrogen reaction.

European Patent Office published the certificate on January 16th, 2013. All documents associated with this application can be found here.

Sergio Focardi, who assisted Andrea Rossi in the development of the E-Cat had worked with Piantelli in the study and development of LENR from nickel-hydrogen processes.

Some people are saying this could be bad; if the patent is bought & put on the shelf for 20-30 years. We'll have to see where Piantelli & his associates go with this. Fortunately LENR research and development is exploding all around the world, so it's only a matter of time.

posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 06:39 PM
good catch i have been watching this for some time. both CERN and MIT have had conferences and courses on the Widom Larsen theory that may underly the process. it involves story energy in a resonant matrix so that some nuclear reaction barriers can be overcome. i am not convinced but hopeful

posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 06:50 PM
it's not all bad.

the chinese don't care a flying pig about patents.

they look it as this; if you don't want anybody else to make it, don't show how it's done.

that's why the chinese are the next super power, and the american economy is collapsing. no one can make or manufacture anything to sell without infringing some type of patent, or improve on a product and stir competition because it would "illegal".

and while they are all warm in their houses because they are getting almost unlimited cheap and free energy from their portable nickel-hydrogen generator, n. americans will be paying 25x as much for their chinese manufactured generators that the patent holders imported for the rest of the world market.

i think everything made to manufacture in the public market should be filed publicly and let the best man win.

you'll see a massive quantum leap in every product, technology and medicine if that would true.

what would make you choose one product over the other, easy, price, quality, reliability and features.

if that were to happen, you wouldn't get apple releasing the same product over and over 2 times a year.

a competitor would be able to legally use it's best features and technology and as long as he doesn't call it apple, let the consumer decide which is better.

i don't think knowledge should be hoarded or patented because every invention is the culmination of the entire body of knowledge accumulated throughout human history.

everything invented is done in part with knowledge that the inventor picked up, learned or taught from someone else.

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posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 06:55 PM
I don't seem to see any requirement to demonstrate that the invention works.

posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 09:57 PM
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Great post; as for China becoming the next superpower that's debatable. At this point in history there's nothing really set in stone; perhaps this technology will become globally available & vastly expedite the next revolution. There are actually many, many different LENR/LANR and hot fusion technologies being developed; it's only a matter of time before one or the other becomes readily available to the consumer. Another example to check out is DPF (dense plasma fusion), otherwise known as focus fusion. Reactors are in development, and although the type of fusion is hot (1.8 billion degrees currently), it's aneutronic. Therefore no dangers of radioactive waste.

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I'll have to take a look at it. Some people posting on the article are making it sound like the patent also must disclose how it works. Even if it's not disclosed in the patent, couldn't the Chinese eventually reverse engineer it anyway?

posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 09:02 AM
Thanks for posting, good stuff!

Details aside, this seems to be quite a simple concept. You gas-load nickel with hydrogen - preferably in a matrix structure with a very high surface area (like powdered nickel or surface-treated wire) then apply some source of energy - usually heat via a resisting element. This somehow amplifies the number of hydrogen-hydrogen collisions and the collided nucleus spills some of its vast stored energy.

The patent has lot of detail about the specifics of the processes and the exact isotopes, really useful stuff. This is why Andrea Rossi was not awarded his patent - he never included all the fine details about materials and preparations.

Surely, if this actually works, no individual can possibly own the rights to all the possible processes by which these reactions could be achieved. Piantelli details many possible approaches here (presumably partially for obfuscation purposes), but there's no way he can claim them all?

I think it might be morally wrong to try and own the IP on a world-benefiting, fundamental technology like this. But hats off to Piantelli for apparently getting himself a decent working process.

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