Last patents on cold fusion inventions and Rossi E-cat
The last patents on cold fusion inventions have been heavily criticized by other scientists. Most of this controversy remains out of the scope of the average man,
and whether or not the E-Cat invented by Andrea Rossi will ever see the light of day is not exactly a topic sparking high interest in those that are out of touch with the science community. However, unbeknownst to a decently sized selection of the world’s average population, the legitimacy of the E-Cat and other LENR devices invented by the likes of Sergio Focardi and Francesco Piantelli, just to name a few, is being heavily challenged.
With the patents on these devices coming under such great fire scientifically; it is up for much speculation how popular
devices such as the E-Cat will become. A version of the patent that was passed for Rossi in Italy has been published online, and is viewable by anyone that has time to do a bit of Google searching, but the success or failure of the device, disregarding its quality as an alternative energy source completely, is very much dependant on the endorsement of other qualified scientists. The E-Cat has been shown to perform excellently at all of the showcases that it has had for public or private viewing. A simple nickel hydrogen fusion reaction is contained in the E-Cat device, and the energy from this reaction is stored away within the E-Cat for later use. Most scientists that have seen
a live demonstration will begrudgingly admit that they did see energy created, and that a reaction did occur, but in order to establish the legitimacy of the device as a valid scientific instrument, the creators, or others should be able to explain the reaction. The only problem is neither Rossi nor Focardi can seem to explain what is actually going on with the reaction.
Teams of scientists have spent intimate time with the E-Cat trying to determine what type of reaction it actually is, and whether it is an example of cold fusion. One Swedish team was able to rule out the notion of a chemical reaction, but was not able to come up with anything else conclusive, and at that, even some scientists doubt their findings. Despite the levels of speculation involved with his device, and despite not knowing fully how to explain the reaction, Rossi went ahead and applied for the Italian patent. International patents were also applied for, but they are still pending. Even though patent has not been granted internationally yet, Rossi partnered with Defkalion Green Technologies as well as the American company Ampenergo in order to produce and market his device.
Even though his device hasn’t been proven to be an example of cold fusion, and it cannot be determined
yet what kind of reaction is occurring, the success of his device has astounded many researchers in the scientific community because of the dubious nature of cold fusion as a science since its discovery in 1989. Despite best attempts, scientists in 1989 were unable to recreate the original success that they had with cold fusion, and if the experiment cannot be performed successfully in consecutive tests, then it is not worth pursuing, but in the LENR field, Rossi has managed to create a successful device.
Unfortunately unless you are very lucky, or a well respected scientist, it is unknown how long it will be before Rossi receives a patent, and thus the exclusivity of
his device is unknown and also when you will be able to get your hands on one. The patent has been criticized for using weak terminology and refusing to outright explain many of the processes that the device is supposedly said to be using. The device has still gone into production with Ampenergo and is expected to hit store shelves around the latter part of 2011 or early 2012, and there are already talks going on with Rossi that a 1 MW plant will be built in the United States by the end of October. Even if the scientist himself can’t explain why the device works the way it does, it has still been shown to work, and Rossi’s confidence alone should be a good indicator of that. Disproving the cold fusion theory may hamper the success of the device in the future, but ready or not, soon the device will be in production and available from a variety of sources.