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Cyclone Power Technologies Receives Third U.S. Patent for its Green Engine
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Pompano Beach, FL -- Cyclone Power Technologies (Pink Sheets:CYPW) announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Patent Allowance on the valve controlled throttle mechanism of the Company’s heat regenerative external combustion engine.
The patented valve/throttle component, comprised of a uniquely designed cam mechanism driven by hydraulics, serves several important functions in Cyclone’s high performance steam engine, including: allowing the engine to self-start, thus eliminating the need for a starter motor; changing valve duration to increase the engine’s efficiency; and reversing the rotation of the pistons to allow the engine to run backwards. This last feature, along with the high starting torque of the Cyclone Engine, can help eliminate the need for a transmission in automotive applications.
"This new patent is further proof of the truly unique nature of our engine, and further protection against infringement on our designs," stated Harry Schoell, Cyclone’s CEO and inventor of the engine. "As a research and development company, we believe our continuing investment in our patents will help assure future profitability and long term shareholder value."
The Company received its first patent in the United States on the Cyclone Engine in 2006, and then on the engine’s proprietary combustion chamber in 2008. In February 2010, the European Union issued a patent on the engine system, which marked the Company’s sixth international patent. The Company received patent protection for its engine in Korea, China, Russia, South Africa and Australia in 2009.
About Cyclone Power Technologies
Cyclone Power Technologies is the developer of the award-winning Cyclone Engine – an eco-friendly external combustion engine with the power and versatility to run everything from portable electric generators and garden equipment to cars, trucks and locomotives. Invented by company founder and CEO Harry Schoell, the patented Cyclone Engine is a modern day steam engine, ingeniously designed to achieve high thermal efficiencies through a compact heat-regenerative process, and to run on virtually any fuel - including bio-diesels, syngas or solar - while emitting fewer greenhouse gases and irritating pollutants into the air. Currently in its late stages of development, the Cyclone Engine was recognized by Popular Science Magazine as the Invention of the Year for 2008, and was presented with the Society of Automotive Engineers’ AEI Tech Award in 2006 and 2008. Additionally, Cyclone was recently named Environmental Business of the Year by the Broward County Environmental Protection Department. For more information, visit www.cyclonepower.com.
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