July 30, 2011
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Sines Review of Rossi U.S. Patent Application

Appendix 16 to New Energy Times Report #3

By Eddie Sines

I have spent most of the last 15 years doing patent research.

My analysis of the U.S. Rossi patent application took 70 hours. The poor and incomplete descriptions cause me great concern.

I am not sure why inventor Andrea Rossi would allow some of these shortcomings to happen to his so-called important discovery. 

Here are a few very simple and easy errors to find in his application.

1. If you take Figures 3 and 4 and overlay them, you will find that they are the same plot, that is, no change — in other words, no low-energy nuclear reaction transmutation evidence. I sent a question to Rossi about this. His response was, "No comment."

2. On Page 2 of the patent application, Section 0037, Rossi claims his device will not work without Ni 62. He writes in Section 0037 that it is "indispensable."

He has shown a number of E-Cat devices on various Web sites. In each of these devices, he claims to be using 58g of Ni 62.

I sent an e-mail to Rossi and asked him about this, and his response was, "No comment."  Here's the glaring problem: Ni 62 is a rare isotope. Only 3.6% of natural nickel contains this isotope. I looked up the prices of Ni 62.

Rossi's devices would be worth $582,000 each if they truly had 58 grams of highly refined Ni 62 within their case. Something is inconsistent about this. This is certainly not an inexpensive device if his claim is real.

3. Furthermore, if he is using some special catalyst, it's not disclosed in the patent application anywhere. Disclosing all relevant details of a device in a patent application is a fundamental requirement. A patent is a two-way relationship. It is not just a license to take commercial advantage of an idea for 17 years. A patent is issued in exchange for information the inventor provides that will clearly and fully teach the public about the novel idea.

The catalyst is not disclosed anywhere in this public application, yet he said
in many interviews that he is using a secret catalyst. If so, then this could invalidate the patent application because it was not disclosed. If not, then his claim about using a secret catalyst represents a significant inconsistency. 


Brief Biography of Eddie Sines
Eddie Sines is the chief executive officer of Potomac Energy Projects. He worked at the Naval Research Laboratory as an electronic engineering technician for 26 years before retiring to work full-time on energy research. He holds a number of active patents in the area of passive coil winding cooling methods related to power transformers, motors and generators. His company is working on a number of patent-pending applications related to combustion-free clean-energy technology to produce electricity.


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