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U.S. PTO Approves Additional Patent Protection For Cyclone Power Technologiesí Green Engine
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Pompano Beach, FL -- Cyclone Power Technologies (Pink Sheets: CYPW) announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved the company's second overall patent on its heat-regenerative, external combustion engine. This latest action marks the seventh patent issued on Cyclone's engine and its various, unique components.
The Cyclone engine is a modern steam engine, providing substantial improvements in thermal efficiency, power densities and operating characteristics over what many people envision when they think of steam engines. One of the most ingenious innovations of the Cyclone engine, as provided in the latest patent, is that it contains no motor oil -- it is completely water lubricated.
"The elimination of motor oil as a lubricating agent is simply the most dramatic and major improvement in the Rankine cycle engine seen in the past sixty years," stated steam car expert, James D. Crank. "Without this innovation, the Cyclone engine would not have surpassed with such dramatic force the efficiencies of previous steam car power systems." Among his numerous accomplishments, Mr. Crank designed and constructed the Barber-Nichols car that broke an 80-year-old record for steam-powered vehicles.
Cyclone engines have been tested to run at over 30% efficiency, exceeding current gas-powered engines. Higher efficiencies mean better gas mileage and less emissions. By nature, steam engines are considerably cleaner than current internal combustion engines, and run on virtually any fuel, including today's carbon-neutral biofuels. The Cyclone has been tested on over a dozen such plant-based fuels, none of which require any engine or combustion chamber modification.
"We are pleased to receive this new patent," stated Cyclone's CEO, Harry Schoell. "Our team is working hard to complete our engine prototypes to demonstrate that what we have is a truly revolutionary way to produce power -- for cars, trucks, busses, power generators and more -- in an environmentally-sustainable manner."
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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