Pompano Beach, FL — Cyclone Power Technologies (Pink Sheets: CYPW) announced 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.
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