Global Patent Index - EP 1088162 A1

EP 1088162 A1 2001-04-04 - INEXHAUSTIBLE PRIME MOVER

Title (en)

INEXHAUSTIBLE PRIME MOVER

Title (de)

UNAUSSCHÖFPLICHE PRIMÄRANTRIEBSMASCHINE

Title (fr)

FORCE MOTRICE INEPUISABLE

Publication

EP 1088162 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99926630 A

Priority

  • GB 9901917 W
  • GB 9813173 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9966199A1] Apparatus for providing motive power comprises first and second communicating columns (10, 14) of liquid, the liquid in the second column being substantially the same as in the first column but containing a finely divided material to increase its specific gravity relative to the liquid in the first column, means (28) for maintaining the finely divided material in suspension in the second column, whereby liquid height in the respective columns is different, so that liquid from the first column overflows into the second column, means for converting energy from resultant movement of liquid into motive power and means (26) for returning the liquid to the first column.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

F03B 17/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F03B 17/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F03B 17/005 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9966199A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9966199 A1 19991223; AU 4381299 A 20000105; CA 2337842 A1 19991223; EP 1088162 A1 20010404; GB 9813173 D0 19980819; MX PA00012639 A 20020508

INPADOC legal status


2004-07-07 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040103

2002-05-15 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020327

2001-04-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001213

2001-04-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI NL PT SE