more light on Pond

A tweet taking one to The Globe and Mail’s “Six Canadian companies shaping the future of clean energy” came through the twittersphere the other day.  Of interest here was the first company to be mentioned; Pond Biofuels.  Ned has thought about Pond before.  It is an interesting concept.  The Globe and Mail called it “a […]

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the popularity of power conversion

It seems that power conversion is a popular topic.  One of the more popular articles on the ned matters blog in 2013 was the second one I wrote about Arctic Sand.  While written some 11 months ago it still regularly receives interest.  Why bring this up now?  I bring it up because it touches on […]

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capstone’s ’181 patent application

After my last post on some Capstone Turbine technology in June 2010, I was looking forward to seeing new published applications from them.  That though did not really pan out.  Rather, there was a quiet period with no new patent documents appearing at the USPTO.  In November this year this changed with the publication of […]

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metal-air, joining the threads

I was pulled away from the metal-air thread prematurely.  So, with a bit of time, and plenty of room for more discussion it is time to push ahead.  There was chatter around metal-air batteries with the issue of Tesla assigned US Patent 8,471,521 i.e. “ Electric Vehicle Extended Range Hybrid Battery Pack System”.  Ned joined […]

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warhol’s 15 minutes and another apple patent application

Apple’s “Power Management Systems for Accepting Adapter and Solar Power in Electronic Devices” patent application was published as US2013/0290743 (the ‘743 application) last week.  Of course the usual suspects were out of the gate quickly.  Patently Apple, AppleInsider and 9to5Mac published articles within the day.  Upon reading those articles and the actual ‘743 patent application […]

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tesla, a financial analyst and two divisionals

First, a look back.  In my previous article USP 8,471,521 (the ‘521 patent) and some of the press around it were discussed.  It was found the ‘521 patent is directed towards methods of operation of a hybrid battery system as opposed to a physical hybrid battery, as many seem to have inferred from Fig.1.  There […]

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tesla, patent 8,471,521 and rabbit holes

I am a few days late to the thread, but such is life.  At this point I am not sure how many articles are actually out there. I will only consider three; one from autobloggreen (abg), one from MIT’s Technology Review, and one from GigaOM.  In reading these articles and USP 8,471,521 (the ‘521 patent) […]

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