United States Patent US 9,115,913 B1

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  • Andrea Rossi

    Weleda:
    Thank you for your support to our Team !
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Weleda

    Dr Rossi,
    I watched your last interview with Frank Acland: it is moving.
    My strongest wishes for a success of the historic streaming of the Ecat SKLep SSM,
    Best
    Weleda

  • Andrea Rossi

    Gavino mamia:
    Thank you for your suggestions and for your kind support,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Gavino Mamia

    Dr. Rossi
    I predict a massive diffusion of the ecat all over the world, it would be necessary, at least in the future, for the ecat to integrate a bluetooth module inside it so that a user, through the app, can check the “consumption” times ” and maybe even update the firmware to the latest.
    When a user buys an appliance with integrated ecat, he will thus be able to verify that the component is new and not “recycled”.
    The second-hand market will obviously also be very active and this possibility will be in great demand, as is now the case for battery packs equipped with BMS which have the possibility of verifying the recharge cycles.
    I look forward to 2 pm Italian time on March 13th

  • Andrea Rossi

    Eric:
    Thank you for the suggestion,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Peka Janhunen:
    No, it is normal oscillation, also in past made the same. The variations are irrelevant,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Dear Andrea,
    The streamed E-cat seems to use somewhat more power than it used to do.
    The Amperes number now flashes between 0 and 1 and sometimes goes to 2 or 3.
    I think that previously it stayed mostly at zero, changing only occasionally to 1.
    Maybe this is of interest to your R&D, if the reason is some kind of aging process of the device(?)
    regards, /pekka

  • Eric

    Dear Dr. Rossi,

    Imagine the following: a USB fast charger comprised of 2 stacked MiniSKLep for a total power delivery of 20W inside a compact housing with 2 USB charging ports on the outside. The demand for such a device would be huge. Being able to charge and run your phone, tablet or any other USB powered device anywhere without ever having to worry about finding a regular power outlet would make existing USB power banks and similar products obsolete. Please consider adding this product to the lineup. I believe such a product would sell itself, provided that people learn of its existence.

    Best regards,
    Eric

  • Andrea Rossi

    Simon:
    Thank you for the suggestion: we will do this when we will be ready to deliver. The pre-orders form tell us what the alleged Client needs and tells us the amount of units involved.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Gavino Mamia:
    The Ecat SKLep is still streaming and so it will until March 12th, as you correctly say. Youtube sometime has momentary blackouts.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Gavino Mamia

    Dr. Rossi
    the Ecat live stream is gone, shouldn’t you have taken it off on the 12th?

  • Simon

    Dear Dr. Rossi,
    in the guess that most of your customers will be non-electricians but laypeople and will highly likely order the 230(or 110)V version I would suggest to offer an order sheet with more variety.
    For example elecrity producer with 1KW, 1.5KW, 2KW, 2.5KW… ready installed in a proper box WITH stated prices incl the box. Maybe also additionaly a variety of power outlets. And all products/varieties with pictures so that a customer can see the product he looked for and choose.
    Best regards
    Simon

  • Andrea Rossi

    Ron Stringer:
    I am not able to answer,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Steven Nicholes Karels:
    Thank you for your suggestions,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Steven Nicholes Karels

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    Some thoughts on SKLep technology and Cold Climate Heat Pumps (CCHP).

    Various Heat Pump manufacturers are building new variants of traditional Heat Pumps to meet goals defined in the US Department of Energy guidelines for Heat Pump operation in cold climates such as New England and the other northern portions of the US. This would also have application in northern European countries. Efficient operation to -15C is required. Degraded operation to -29C is allowed.

    This is part of the goal of replacing existing heating/cooling units or to facilitate use of non-fossil fuel alternatives for heating and cooling in new construction.

    Such a unit would transfer heat outside to cool the interior or transfer heat inside from the outside to warm the interior. This can be done very efficiently. Typical Heat Pumps may require electrical power of sub-kW to a few kW to operate, depending on heating/cooling capacity of the unit.

    If SKLep technology could be coupled with CCHP units, then a new product might be very attractive.

    Because heating and cooling demands change over the day and over the season (winter requires heating; summer requires cooling; other seasons – not so much) and SKLep technology tends to work best when the energy is constant, one might expect a mismatch for these technologies. But, I think there is a way.

    Consider wall units at each exterior room of a residence with a small CCHP moving heated or cooled air into the room. Alternatively, a single building CCHP is also applicable. The unit is connected to the Electrical Grid through the building’s main electrical panel.

    During winter and summer, a baseline amount of electrical power is provided by the SKLep unit integrated with the CCHP unit. Additional electrical power, as needed, comes from the electrical grid. Perhaps an internal battery is included to handle short-term demand (compressor motor).

    During off times, the SKLep-provided energy flows back to the electrical grid. The advantage is that this distributed network of SKLep units both reduces the power demand for power coming from the electrical grid and supplies power to the grid when heating or cooling is not required. Suitable protection (i.e., shutting off the SKLep-generated power going to the grid when the grid power is off, etc.) would be integrated within the CCHP unit.

    Alternatively, with a sufficient battery capacity, such an CCHP unit could operate without grid electrical power (off-grid) mode with no connection to the electrical grid. The CCHP might not be able to operate continuously, but it would suffice if the grid was unavailable for some period of time (e.g., a snowstorm takes down the grid).

    Thoughts?

  • Ron Stringer

    Dear Dr. Rossi,
    Could you put a megawatt-scale SKLep SSM into an LD3 air cargo container, do you think? They are of 4.2 cubic meter volume, though a slightly odd shape to fit efficiently into an aircraft body.
    Looking forward to the new live-stream and publicity.
    Ron Stringer

  • Andrea Rossi

    Giuseppe Censorio:
    That decisin implies a vast series of considerations bound to the jobs. I think that term is irrealistic.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    WaltC:
    Thank you for your suggestion and your kind wishes,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • WaltC

    Dr Rossi,

    With respect to marketing plans– when the company I worked for (telecom) released a new product, the marketers had a practice of first making the “big announcement” and then following that up for several weeks with weekly news releases that gave additional information and also helped to keep the product fresh in everyone’s mind. As I understood it, their experience was that this approach led to better success with early adopters.

    Clearly, telecom switches are different from transformational power sources, but once the Ecat gets into full-blown sales mode perhaps your marketing team could fold a similar approach into their thinking.

    As one possible example, I’d love to see a series of short videos of sample applications like the ones that many have suggested here on your blog. For instance:
    (1) interconnecting multiple Ecats (serial and parallel),
    (2) Connecting Ecat(s) to an 120/230 volt inverter,
    (3) powering a household fan,
    (4) powering a household heater/fan,
    (5) etc.

    Best wishes to you and your team and for the 3/13 Live-Stream!
    WaltC

  • Giuseppe Censorio

    Dear Andrea,
    in Europe these days there is a lot of discussion on the proposal to ban cars with combustion engines starting from 2035 and therefore authorize only cars with electric motors. Many think that the conditions for this goal are not there. Could you tell us what you think about it, obviously even if the Ecat can play a role.
    Regards, Giuseppe Censorio

  • Andrea Rossi

    Paul:
    Yes, but to sell the energy to the grid is necessary to make a contract with the grid provider and respect his technological requirements that only a certified contractor can supply,
    Warm Regards
    A.R.

  • Paul

    Dear Dr. Rossi,
    I read that the ecats only turn on when there is a load.
    Will it be possible to sell the generated energy to the market?
    Warm regards,
    Paul.

  • Andrea Rossi

    LilyLover:
    A mix of all.
    Thank you for your support,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • LilyLover

    Dear Andrea,

    With about five daylight days to prepare, how are you feeling?
    1. Peaceful > Frenzy?
    2. Confident > Nervous?
    3. Expecting > Anticipating?
    4. Joyful > Afraid?
    5. Well Rested > Tired?
    Also,
    Can you please describe?

    May the E-Cat Freedom (SSM) be launched on the auspicious birthday of anti-nepotism, meritorious Pope Innocent XII and may it be the harbinger of the Saint Ansovinus‘ Feast, reflecting his generosity to the poor and vision of multiplying food and fortunes for all. (Your autobiography ought to reveal your inspirations in due time, but for now, these are my imagined-attributable of your strides.)

    Wishing you a worthy, World changing event and presentation. May the goal of 1M E-Cats be fulfilled within three days of the launch.

    Best Wishes!!!

    Sincerely,
    `LilyLover

  • Andrea Rossi

    Mario:
    1- I am not able to answer
    2- yes
    3- if you have a 230 V AC output you do not need an inverter
    4- yes
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Mario

    Dear Dr. Rossi
    I ordered a 100 watt Ecat with 230V AC output and I wanted to ask what happens when I plug it directly into a mains socket:
    1. The ecat will send power to the 100 watt grid all the time, even if I don’t have any power receivers on. 2. ecat will only turn on when it has a load, e.g. when the fridge turns on
    3. ecat will not work because it needs a special inverter.
    If the answer is 2, will the
    a.ecat turn off automatically when it exceeds 100 watts?
    b. ecat will not turn off and the device will take the missing power from the public grid.
    Best Regards
    Mario

  • Andrea Rossi

    Jon Darrell:
    We will make a press release and start advertising, with the due caution,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Jon Darrell

    Dear Dr. Rossi,

    I would like to ask if the LiveStream on March 13 will be accompanied by a press conference or at least some mainstream media presence?

    Or will You again choose a low-profile style as in previous demos/presentations?

    Have A Nice Day

    J. Darrell

  • Andrea Rossi

    Martin:
    1. weeks
    2. 12 months
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Martin

    Dear Andrea ,

    When you reach the 1 million SKLep 100W. pre-orders :
    1. After what time you can start deliver the first ?
    2. And in how much time can you deliver them all ?

  • Andrea Rossi

    Mez:
    Both
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Salm K.:
    Just go to
    http://www.ecatorders.com
    and fill up the pre-order form , specifying again what do you desire to pre-order.
    We will update your pre-order.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Heinz Sause:
    I passed your info to our IT guy, but I check it now and again and didn’t notice any stop.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Heinz Sause

    Hello . I notice that the clock has stopped in the live video!
    Suggestion would be a second watch for the hoizontal video
    to position.
    Warm Regards tom you !

  • SALM K.

    Sehr geehrter Dr.A.Rossi
    Wie sollte ich vorgehen? ich habe vor sehr langer Zeit schon erste Bestellungen gemacht mit Lampen, und anderem, nur die Underlagen finde ich nicht mehr.
    Nun möchte ich NEU umbestellen und 4 Stück ( E-Cat SKLep 100W) Bestellen. Gleichzeitig werde die vorgängigen alten Bestellungen
    Stornieren. (Noch gefundene Unterlagen sind; vom 7/24/2022 vom 9/11/ 2022 vom 10/3/ 2021)

    Englisch:
    Dear Dr.A.Rossi How should I proceed? I made my first orders a long time ago with lamps and other things, but I can’t find the underlays anymore. Now I would like to reorder NEW and order 4 pieces (E-Cat SKLep 100W). At the same time, the previous old orders will be canceled. (Documents still found are 7)

  • Mez

    Hello Dr Rossi
    I have a philosophical question if you do not mind:
    Which is better to find market?
    1) Permit pre-orders to increase then advertise
    2) Advertise to increase pre-orders
    Thank you if you can answer
    Warm regards
    Mez

  • Andrea Rossi

    Pekka Janhunen:
    Thank you for the information,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Dear Andrea,
    Some thoughts about the market:

    Many statistics indicate that Denmark has the highest electricity price worldwide, except perhaps some remote islands. For example https://www.statista.com/statistics/263492/electricity-prices-in-selected-countries/ and https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php?title=Electricity_price_statistics show this.

    You are probably more familiar with Sweden, though. Sweden is divided in 4 electricity regions (elområde). Region 4 is the southermost part whose price level probably reflects approximately the Danish price level, https://www.eon.se/el/elpriser/aktuella . You might be able to take benefit from Denmark’s high price level by operating from Sweden, if you concentrate on Elområde 4, i.e. Skåne and its surroundings.

    In Nordic countries, electricity trade happens through Nordpool, https://www.nordpoolgroup.com/en/ , which is a stock market like mechanism.

    regards, /pekka

  • Andrea Rossi

    Italo R.:
    I think you should remake your math considering that the kind of gensets you talk about to make 5 kWh/h of energy consume 15 kWh/h burning diesel oil, or gasoline, not to mention its environmental costs.
    Let me help you: with 1 kg of fuel ( Diesel or gasoline ) you make, optimistically speaking, about 3 kWh, therefore to make 5 kWh you consume 1.66 kg of hydrocarbons.
    1 kg of gasoline or Diesel oil costs a world average of, say, 1 $, which means that every kWh generated by “your” genset costs 33.2 cents of $.
    In one hour the genset eats 1.66 $, therefore, in 100000 hours eats 166000 $. The Ecat SKLep SSM eats 0
    Now we must add the cost of the carbon dioxyde made by a genset in 100000 hours: priceless for the genset, zero for the Ecat.
    Plus, we must consider the cost of maintenance, that for the Ecat ( no parts in motion ) is a fraction of the maintenance cost of a genset ( an internal combustion engine coupled with a dynamo…)
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Steven Nicholes Karels:
    Thank you for your suggestions, as always,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Steven Nicholes Karels

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    Yet another SKLep Application:

    UPS for Servers

    In 2020, there were 400 million servers in use worldwide.

    There are essentially two types of servers: single socket and dual socket. A recent study allocated 75% of all servers being the single socket type.

    Power Consumption:
    Single socket server is about 118W while the dual socket consumes about 365W.

    The average load is about 50% of the rated load for each type of server.

    Assume an in-line uninterrupted power supply (UPS) that has a battery and can accept AC power.

    Now add SKLep SSM technology configured at 50% of the rated load. The Battery supports SKLep SSM change out after 11 years = Battery keeps the server going during the few minutes it takes to exchange the used SKLep SSM module with a new one.

    Bottomline: No server dropout due to loss of power no matter how many weeks of power loss duration.

    Implementation:

    Single Socket Server (50% load) requires about 60W, so 6 SKLep SSM units would be needed.

    Dual Socket Server (50% load) requires about 180W. So, 18 SKLep SSM units would be needed.

    Possible Market:

    300 M single socket servers times 6 = 1,800 M SKLep SSM (10W units).
    100 M dual socket servers times 18 = 1,800 M SKLep SSM (10W units).

    Combined total = 3,600 M SKLep SSM (10W) units.

    Thoughts?

  • Italo R.

    Dear Dr. Rossi,
    I was imagining a portable 220V-50Hz AC voltage generator, capable of supplying around 5 kW of power, consisting of around fifty Ecat-SKL-SSM units of 100 watts each.

    Then, I did some calculations. Its cost should be around 10-12 thousand dollars.

    There are already generators on the market with similar characteristics but powered by a gasoline engine. The cost of such a device ranges from around 500 to around 1500 dollars, depending on the type.

    From these considerations, it seems that a generator with Ecat technology would cost too much and would be out of the market. Am I wrong?
    Kind Regards,
    Italo R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Saju Abraham:
    Thank you for your opinion,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Dear Andrea,
    100,000 hours is equal to 11.4 years without any interval. Are you going to obtain some result after such a long period and your product is continuously evolving. All the previous tests were aborted due the evolution of a better product. A shorter period would be practical in my opinion.

    regards,
    Saju Abraham

  • Andrea Rossi

    Maico:
    Probably both,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Steven Nicholes Karels:
    Interesting insight,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Alessandro Coppi:
    Thank you for the information,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Ron Stringer:
    Thank you for the suggestions and for your kind support,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Ron Stringer

    Dear Dr. Rossi,
    When you start up the new streaming of the SKLep SSM, will you make an introduction, tell everybody what it is, how it works, what it can do? Maybe a “changing of the guard” ceremony?
    What you did when you introduced the first live-stream, with the participation of someone like Frank would be great. A video of the preparation for the streaming, discussion of the instrumentation (if any) and a nice interview in your lab, would make the live-stream more interpretable for people coming to see the SKLep SSM perform.
    Looking forward to this!
    Ron Stringer

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