United States Patent US 9,115,913 B1

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  • Andrea Rossi

    Steven Nicholes Karels:
    As far as I know, it is the KERS ( Kinetic Energy Recovery System ), derived from the Formula 1 cars. Anyway, that is not our duty, the Ecat recharges the battery as much as it demands it.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Steven Nicholes Karels

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    It appears that the Tesla EV can accept regenerative braking at a rate of up to 75kW or 100kW, from an internet search.

    Perhaps this might be an easy way to recharge the EV battery system while driving?

    Thoughts?

  • Andrea Rossi

    Gerard McEk:
    Thank you for your support.
    1. The Ecat charges the batteries
    2. I still do not know
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Koen Vandewalle:
    I think this is the most honest way to proceed,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Koen Vandewalle

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    In normal business-to-business trade, it is common to ask for advances. As a seller, it is almost your only hard guarantee that your customer is genuinely willing to do business with you. The biggest discussions, as far as I know, always concern the final invoice after the product has been delivered.

    Therefore, I find your way of working, where you do not ask for money in advance to partially finance the production, rather peculiar.

    Best regards,
    Koen.

  • Gerard McEk

    Dear Andrea,
    I believe that your initiative to put the Ecat SSM in an electric car to prove its performance in an endurance trip is excellent. It will be very convincing!
    Just some questions about that, if you don’t mind:
    1. Will the installation of the probably multiple SKLep’s SSM just an ‘addition’ that only charges the batteries, or will they replace a part of the batteries?
    2. When do you think you can be ready for this trip: a. within 3 months, b. within 6 months, c. this year, d. next year.
    I wish you a great success and I’m sure this demonstration, if successful, will greatly increase your preorder portfolio.
    Kind regards, Gerard

  • Andrea Rossi

    Dear Readers:
    IMPORTANT
    We have been informed that some guys are offering to sell the Ecats requesting advanced payments to receive an order confirmation: ATTENTION ! This is a fraud, because we do not accept money for the anticipated payment of even accounts of the price; do not give money for any reason, because we accept pre-orders ( not orders ) only at the conditions written in the pre-order form you can find here:
    http://www.ecatorders.com
    We do not and will not accept any form of payment until we will be ready do grant a delivery date.
    AS WE REPEATED MANY TIMES IN THIS BLOG, NOBODY IS ALLOWED TO GET MONEY FOR THE SALE OF ECATS. WE WILL DELIVER OUR PRODUCTS ONLY TO THE PERSONS OR ENTITIES THAT SENT US OUR ABOVE CITED PRE-ORDER FORM, WHEREIN THE SALE CONDITIONS ARE CLEARLY EXPLAINED.
    Warm Regards,
    Andrea Rossi, CEO
    Leonardo Corporation

  • Andrea Rossi

    Robert Maxwell:
    Thank you for the information,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Robert Maxwell

    Hi, Dr Rossi
    I have watched several vides with Sandy Munro at leandesign.com talking about the EV car market. He seems to be very knowledgeable about the car industry. Maybe this could be helpful.

    Peace and blessing to you and your team.

  • Iggy Dalrymple

    I’m thinking that the EV manufacturer may request that the endurance race NOT be publicized…….so that the manufacturer can retool and surprise its competition.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Brokeeper:
    1. yes
    2. confidential
    3. I hope so
    4. will see
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Marvin:
    Thank you for the suggestion: by the way, I answer many times “thank you for the suggestion” and I want to assure that it is not a “just to say” formula, I mean what I write: we study carefully all the suggestions and many of them are adopted at once, other are just premature, but none is ignored; as a matter of fact, all your suggestions honour this blog,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Marvin

    Dear Dr. Rossi,
    it would be enough to assemble the ecat ssm to about 2 KW in a box. With this power box there are sufficient possibilities.
    You can work with lawnmower (on top the ecat-box with 2KW), an electric boiler, electric heating checked with a thermistor, hotplate, water kettle, electric chainsaw…
    Every video could be below 10 minutes, no extra-long livestreams or difficult jobs. Just a box with assembled ecat ssm. Short and simple.
    Best regards
    Marvin

  • Brokeeper

    Dear Andrea,

    Frank asked if the EV was already on the market and you answered, “Yes”.
    1. Will the car maker of this selected EV be aware of the track test?
    2. If so, is this car manufacturer interested in purchasing SKLed SSMs for future models?
    3. If successful, would this potential purchase surpass the 1 million goal line?
    4. Will you notify other car manufacturers of the track test for evaluation?

    With much respect,
    Brokeeper

  • Andrea Rossi

    Frank Acland:
    1- yes
    2- yes
    3- yes
    4- possibly
    5- yes
    6- yes
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Steven Nicholes Karels:
    Thank you for the suggestion,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

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

  • Andrea Rossi

    Thank you for your suggestion:
    Atlas robots are not for sale, so far; about the dog-robots, how to direct them along the track of a marathon ?
    Would you be able to ?
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Iggy Dalrymple:
    All EV start with DC; eventually some of them turn it into AC
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Iggy Dalrymple

    The Chevy Bolt is a sort of a laughing stock because of its exploding batteries.
    You could replace its batteries with E-Cat and have it compete with a Tesla.

  • Iggy Dalrymple

    Most e-cars use a/c motors and most e-bikes use d/c motors.

  • Dr Rossi,

    I am very much in favor of using the SSM to power an EV. However, if you want to power the imagination of young people then the SSM should power a Boston Dynamics robot to run in a race against humans.

    Currently, the Spot robot (looks like a dog) has a running time of 90 minutes and various Spot chargers take 1-2 hours to charge Spot.

    Other specs for Spot include:
    Battery capacity: 564 Wh
    Max battery voltage: 58.8 V
    Standby time: 180 minutes
    Charger power: 400 W
    Max charge current: 7 A

    Alternatively, the Atlas humanoid robot will run for about 1 hour depending upon the task and can walk, run, jump, do flips and more.

    Your goal should include installing either robot with a pack of SSMs so that they can run the full Boston Marathon next year!

    Warm regards,
    Greg

  • Jan Šrajer

    Mr.Rossi
    For the next historic event, I would give an advertising title: Plasma – electric endurance marathon and start it at Daytona Beach speedway.
    All the Best

  • Steven Nicholes Karels

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    Perhaps an easier method to implement an approach to demonstrating SKLep SSM technology on an EV.

    Consider using the Nardo Ring (as I previously suggested). Run a Tesla Model 3 Plaid unit on the track. First, start with a fully charged (100%) battery level. Record the car’s odometer reading. Run the car at 250 km/hr until the battery energy drops to 10% – should be about 2 hours. Record the distance traveled from the car’s odometer. The Tesla would have the SKLep SSM unit in the car but disconnected.

    Connect the SKLep SSM units’ electrical output through the Tesla’s regenerative braking system (energy is routinely fed to the battery when using regenerative braking).

    Note: No braking is required when running at a constant speed on the circular track.

    Run for twice the distance as compared to the previous test. Record the car’s odometer reading and the battery state of charge (excess energy will charge the Tesla battery). This portion of the test should last about 4 hours.

    The only engineering will be to match the regenerative braking electrical characteristics. The car will take car of everything else.

  • Frank Acland

    Dear Andrea,

    Interesting to read about your ‘dream’. Could you please answer the following to make sure I understand correctly what you are working towards?

    Is your plan:

    1. To charge an EV battery with an assembly of E-Cat SKLep SSMs?
    2. To have the SKleps in the car to continually charge the battery while it is driving?
    3. To use an EV car that is already on the market for this demo, modified with the SKLep SSM on board?
    4. To drive a second EV of the same make and model around a track at the same time as the E-Cat charged car?
    5. To drive the E-Cat charged car as long as it takes to set a world record for EV endurance?
    6. To livestream everything?

    Thank you very much and good luck!

    Frank Acland

  • Andrea Rossi

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

  • WaltC

    Dr Rossi,

    I’m completely in agreement with your plan to demonstrate an Ecat-based EV. It would be great fun for your team to work on and its eventual demonstration would be highly likely to capture public awareness.

    ** Bear with me on this next part for a second– I think it would be useful to ALSO pursue a parallel, and complementary, activity of developing an Ecat-based E-Bike. Why? Three reasons:

    1) It should be fairly easy. The typical E-Bike has a removable battery pack rated at 500 watts (give or take) and 36 volts (or 48v). The battery pack could be swapped out for an ECat Pack without too much difficulty.

    2) Assuming you get to a prototype ECat E-Bike relatively quickly:
    2a) The E-Bike, by itself, might be demonstrable, and
    2b) Some of the learnings from doing an E-Bike prototype could apply to the development of an EV prototype.

    3) An E-bike demonstration might generate more partnership interest for a joint EV effort.

    ** One other thought– in terms of a demo for the E-Bike: One option would be to do it in the lab– take a stationary bike stand, a Speedometer/Odometer and a camera or two and you have a second live streaming opportunity. Your first stream demonstrates light, the second one demonstrates motion. You’d be covering two, fundamental applications of the ECat.

    Best Wishes to you and your team,
    WaltC

  • Andrea Rossi

    Giuseppe:
    We are working on it,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Rod Carbuncal,
    Thank you for your support,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Rod Carbuncal

    Hey Roddy here,
    Just read Prof’s suggestion, excellent solid idea, it will work!
    Good luck, keep up the good work.

  • Giuseppe

    Dear Andrea,
    how many Watts do you plan to use to charge the electric car for the demonstration.
    Regards, Giuseppe

  • Andrea Rossi

    CC:
    Thank you for your kind support,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

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

  • Andrea Rossi

    Brian Cullen,
    Thank you for the suggestion,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Brian Cullen

    Dear Dr. Rossi,
    How about doing a David Blaine like publicity stunt. Create a room size perspex box and place it in famous location (with permission of course). Inside place a ‘fake’ living room set up with a few typical household appliances running via ecats. Attached to one of the perspex sides you simply add your official website and social media information. You could also place a big ecat sign (powered by cat too) on top of the box. Only thing you would need is 24 hour security or to make sure the box cannot be entered once locked except my those you thrust.
    All the best – b

  • Franco

    Hello Doctor Rossi, have been following your blog for some time, I have already placed my order and I dream one day of being able to become a distributor of ECAT SSM.
    For information, the production car that currently has the distance record with a single charge is the Mercedes EQXX: 1200km

  • CC

    Dr Rossi,
    Your dream of a competition to set a world record of endurance with an Ecat powered EV vs. EVs of the Big Ones is shared by all the community that is supporting the work of your team. It is a great thing that you even dreamed of it; I think that you already have something of the like making tests.
    Ad majora !
    CC

  • Andrea Rossi

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

  • Andrea Rossi

    Italo R.:
    Thank you for your suggestion,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Prof:
    This is exactly what we are preparing,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Prof

    Dr Rossi:
    Here is my suggestion: make an EV powered by the Ecat SSM, make with it the world record of amount of miles made by an EV vehicle at a fixed speed, with a limit of battery weight, put the race in streaming from the start to the stop, in competition with a Tesla car, with a well known third party certificator, making the race in a racecar track: this event would shake the world attention.
    Best
    Prof

  • Italo R.

    Dear Dr. Rossi,
    I don’t know if this has already been mentioned, but I would suggest using a drone.
    There are a lot of models on the market whose autonomy is generally very short.
    One could choose a type with its own autonomy in example up to 1 hour or less, remove its batteries and insert the Ecat SSM.
    There are drones that can stay in the air at the same height or make circular trajectories etc. automatically.
    In addition, the on-board camera could transmit what it sees together with the date and time.
    The demonstration would be simple and convincing: it would leave itself in autonomous flight for at least double the time provided by its own batteries.
    The demonstration would be streamed and, of course, recorded for deferred future viewings.
    Best Regards,
    Italo R.

  • Jan Šrajer

    Mr.Rossi
    An EV test drive with the E-catSKLep around some famous US area could be the biggest event in modern US history. God Bless the America.
    Good luck J.Š

  • Andrea Rossi

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

  • Andrea Rossi

    Gavino Mamia:
    Thank you for your suggestions,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Gavino Mamia

    Dott. Rossi
    Sono felice che tu hai già scelto il veicolo elettrico e ci stai già lavorando.
    Pensavo al test di durata e mi vengono in mente tante difficoltà per renderlo credibile alle menti contorte degli scettici.
    Dovrai installare telecamere durante il percorso con video in live streaming, oppure all’interno del veicolo, oppure entrambe, ecc…
    Gli scettici penseranno comunque che ci sia un secondo veicolo gemello (con un pilota gemello  ), pronto a subentrare in un tratto nascosto.
    Sono un sognatore e mi piace sognare in grande.
    Sogno un test durante una delle gare del mondiale di Formula E, gli sponsor coprirebbero tutti i costi.
    Il veicolo del test verrebbe guidato a turno (15-20 minuti) da tutti i piloti ufficiali, e perché no, anche dai proprietari dei Team e dai personaggi famosi che affollano di solito il paddock, questo avrebbe una credibilità ulteriore.
    Ogni circuito è munito di telecamere in ogni tratto, telecamere sui veicoli, una regia super collaudata, la copertura mediatica sarebbe globale e gli sponsor farebbero a gara per avere visibilità.
    Ogni Nazione ha un network dedicato alle gare automobilistiche.
    Ci sarebbe anche la possibilità di entrare in contatto con i grandi costruttori automobilistici.
    TRANSLATE
    Dr. Rossi
    I am happy that you have already chosen the electric vehicle and are already working on it.
    I was thinking about the durability test and many difficulties come to mind to make it credible to the twisted minds of the skeptics.
    You will need to install cameras along the route with live streaming video, or inside the vehicle, or both, etc…
    Skeptics will still think that there is a second twin vehicle (with a twin driver  ), ready to take over a hidden stretch.
    I am a dreamer and I like to dream big.
    I dream of a test during one of the Formula E world championship races, the sponsors would cover all the costs.
    The test vehicle would be driven in turns (15-20 minutes) by all the official drivers, and why not, also by the team owners and famous people who usually crowd the paddock, this would have further credibility.
    Each circuit is equipped with cameras in every stretch, cameras on the vehicles, super-tested direction, media coverage would be global and sponsors would compete for visibility.
    Each nation has a network dedicated to car racing.
    There would also be the possibility of getting in touch with the major car manufacturers.

  • Steven Nicholes Karels

    Regarding EV Demonstration –

    Most new EV models have a range of 200 to 500 miles on a full charge. Therefore, to clearly demonstrate the SKLep SSM is real, the continuous traveled distance should be 2,000 to 3,000 miles. This would demonstrate an extended range of between 4 times and 10 times the expected range.

    In addition, the testing should be done over no more than a day or two, say 20 to 40 hours of test time. The testing must be non-stop – no chance for recharging or cheating. Maybe pit stops to change drives, but short brief stops, like pit stops in racing. The distance and time constraints would indicate an average speed of between 50 mph and 150 mph, including lost time due to pit stops.

    I previously suggested the circular test rack where high speeds under controlled conditions could be achieved for long periods of time. Alternatively, one could do a “cannonball run” but within the speed limits. A journey across the United States with supervised stops to change drivers, etc.

    Thoughts?

  • Italo R.

    @ Gavino Mamia:
    the idea of using an electric scooter is interesting and engaging.
    However, for the demonstration it is essential that it is shown by a person who uses it continuously, at least for 4 – 5 hours.
    And this would lead to problems of both use (where?) and user (who?).
    I believe that Dr. Rossi is mulling over something spectacular and at the same time practical and effective demonstration.
    He has put us all in great curiosity!
    Regards,
    Italo R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    cesare:
    The number is still too high,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Gavino Mamia:
    Same answer I gave minutes ago to Harold.
    About the scooter, we prefer a more substantial EV, and it is on it that we are working. I appreciate your kind will to help, though !
    Warm Regards
    A.R.

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