Patent application of Andrea Rossi has been made public but documents associated with it remain unknown. It is therefore interesting to note that an application of e-cat patent has been published on October 19th showing a statement of the patent examiner related to the amount of information provided by Leonardo Corporation, the Italian inventor’s US based company. Here is an excerpt of the statement:
“The description does not disclose in a manner sufficiently clear the invention . . . In the description it is claimed that the reaction of hydrogen and nickel produces copper and is generating energy. However, there is no explicit evidence of copper and energy as a result of a nuclear reaction . . . At present cold fusion, which is the basic explanation given in the description is not accepted as mainstream science and technology . . . In the present case, the invention does not provide evidence which would enable the skilled person to assess the viability of the invention . . . it is reported that the process takes place ‘in the presence of unknown catalysts’. No information on the catalyst material from the tube is provided in the description as filed.” (via e-catworld.com)
The patent examiner also stated that the application “does not meet the requirements of the European Patent Convention”. There is no report as to what the requirements are, though. The good thing is it gives Leonardo four months to correct their application. If these corrections are not provided, the application will be considered withdrawn.
Could this be the reason why Rossi has been very busy working on the progress of his work? Rossi also made a revelation recently that Leonardo would never be the same again. Could this mean that they have finally met the standards of the patent examiner?
When it comes to the inner workings of the e-cat, Rossi has been very discreet about them. He never provided further details about his work, and it seemed these similar concerns are, at least up to a point, echoed by patent examiners. In terms of getting patent approval, Rossi should have been more generous with the e-cat information in order for the reactors to get certified. Or could this mean that these specific e-cat units require further study and research before they are given patents? Whatever the reason, it is hoped that the e-cats will get certified to begin mass production in 2013.