Company files for international patents following recent news that engineers have exponentially increased energy capture of New Energy’s proprietary MotionPower™ devices – the most important factor in maximizing electricity generation.
Burtonsville, MD – December 1, 2009 – New Energy Technologies, Inc. (NENE), a next-generation alternative and renewable energy developer, today announced that the Company’s patent attorneys have filed international patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), for its MotionPower™ kinetic energy harvesting technology. The PCT application is an important step in obtaining protection for New Energy’s MotionPower™ technology in as many as 142 nations.
“Enhancing New Energy’s patent position and developing a solid intellectual property portfolio are significant measures which ensure that our proprietary technology is globally protected and can be confidently commercialized without fear of near-term exploitation from imitators,” explained Mr. Meetesh V. Patel, President and CEO of New Energy Technologies, Inc.
“The protection of our intellectual property is especially important now, having recently achieved significant, exponential improvements in our ability to capture the kinetic energy of moving vehicles – the most important factor in maximizing the amount of electricity generated by the system.”
Recently, the Company announced that engineers developing the Company’s commercial-scale MotionPower™-Heavy device for generating electricity from the movement of heavy trucks, buses, and long haul rigs have made significant breakthroughs in refinement of the technology, including a two-fold increase in its capacity to capture kinetic energy from moving vehicles.
Previously, the Company’s MotionPower™- Auto technology for generating electricity from the movement of cars and light trucks achieved a 25-fold increase in its capacity to capture energy from moving vehicles.
The PCT patent applications for New Energy’s MotionPower™ technologies are directed to a vehicle energy harvester technology which converts the energy of a moving vehicle into useful power, and additionally, makes use of vehicle mass, velocity, and acceleration to ultimately produce a set of usable forces in a vehicle energy harvester, such as MotionPower™.
The Company’s MotionPower™ devices are engineered as a practical and useful alternative energy technology for generating valuable electricity from the millions of vehicles on our roadways. More than 250 million vehicles are registered in America, and an estimated 6 billion miles are driven on our nation’s roads every day.
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