Why We’re Excited About Our New Radial Vent Patent

Why We’re Excited About Our New Radial Vent Patent

On February 24, 2017, we received a US patent for a radial vent heat pipe system as well as a notice of allowance for the global PTC patent for Latin America.

Heat pipes have been around for over 100 years. The Radial Vent is an innovative new design that the company will tool and license to its key partners to produce the best, most cost effective, rotating machines on the market.

The technology cools and increases the power density of rotating equipment such as motors, and generators. By rapidly transferring heat from core of the electric motor through slots in the stationary portion of the machine and then to vents where it is expelled, the patent should increase the potential output or power density of the machine by 10 to 20%.

Currently, to achieve that 10 to 20% increase, manufacturers rely upon the addition of active technologies such as liquid cooling or special high temperature materials. Both increase cost and complexity and, in many cases, the size and weight of the machine.

The radial vent technology provides the same benefits for far better value. The technology is passive. There’s less complexity, less cost and less weight in a smaller package.

You may have read this in our press releases. Well here’s what we couldn’t add … a semi complete list (we’ll add to it as we uncover more) of the potential applications:

All process manufacturing:

  • Cement
  • Copper
  • Steel and aluminum processing
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Chemical, tire, and process industries (CTP)
  • Glass
  • Textiles
  • Paints and coatings
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Food and Beverage
  • Bulk-drug pharmaceuticals
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Cosmeceuticals
  • Semiconductor fabrication

Turbine Technologies

  • Wind
  • Steam:
    • Power plants
      Coal, nuclear, fuel oil
      Almost all electric power generated globally
  • Gas:
    • Marine
      Shipping,
      Yachts,
      Nuclear powered ships and submarines
    • Aerospace
      Jet engines
      Turboprop engines
      Space Shuttle
    • Rail
      Electric locomotives
      Diesel Electric Locomotives
      Gas Turbine Electric Locomotives
    • Military
      Tanks
      Auxiliary power units

Automotive

  • Electric vehicles
  • Hybrid electric vehicles,
  • Lithium battery cooling

Vehicle components:

  • Turbo chargers;
  • Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) coolers;

Pumps and compressors

  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC);
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC);
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Water and wastewater

Fans and blowers

Washers and dryers

At least half of the industries categorized by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes have applications that could benefit from the use of the patent.

The electric motor market alone is estimated to generate $125 billion globally.

So how much could the company make?

We don’t know. We haven’t scratched the surface yet. Our best guess is what we wrote in a press release:

“Full rollout could involve dozens of licenses and generate revenues for decades to come.”

2017-02-28T11:40:41+00:00