Mats Lewan writes on his "Impossible Invention" blog: (Last updated on August 25, 9.17 pm CET). Today Andrea Rossi
was granted a patent on his LENR based heating device the E-Cat. The
patent, which has the filing date March 14, 2012, can be downloaded
As far as I understand, the patent describes the so-called low
temperature E-Cat that Rossi showed in semi-public demonstrations at
several occasions in 2011, and which is also used in an ongoing 350-day
trial of a 1 MW plant, but since it describes core parts of the
technology it is probably also valid at a certain extent also for more
recent E-Cat models with higher operating temperature.
Note that LENR is not mentioned explicitly in the
patent, but also note that the contents of the fuel mix are specified —
lithium and lithium aluminium hydride as fuel and a group 10 element, such as nickel in powdered form
as the catalyst. This is important since fuel and
catalyst specifications are lacking from an earlier patent application
by Rossi on the E-Cat.
The earlier application has widely been considered far to weak to have
chances to be granted. It was originally filed in Italy in April 2008,
and an Italian patent was granted in 2011 but the approval was based on old rules, basically not involving any validation of the claims...
Full story: http://animpossibleinvention.com/2015/08/25/rossi-has-been-granted-us-patent-on-the-e-cat/