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EEstor ultra-capacitors

Discussion in 'Battery Discussion' started by stockey, Jan 17, 2007.

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  1. Steve123

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    IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 6 MONTH DEADLINE For EESTOR

    The following is from USPTO to EESTOR

    US Serial No: 77351321
    20-Jan-2009 Notice of Allowance

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    ** IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 6 MONTH DEADLINE **

    You filed the trademark application identified below based upon a bona fide intention to use the mark in commerce. You must use the mark in commerce and file a Statement of Use (a.k.a. Allegation of Use) before the USPTO will register the mark. You have six (6) MONTHS from the ISSUE DATE of this Notice of Allowance (NOA) to file either a Statement of Use, or if you are not yet using the mark in commerce, a Request for Extension of Time to File a Statement of use ("Extension Request"). If you file an extension request, you must continue to file a new request every six months until the Statement of Use is filed. Applicant may file a total of five (5) extension requests. FAILURE TO FILE A REQUIRED DOCUMENT DURING THE APPROPRIATE TIME PERIOD WILL RESULT IN THE ABANDONMENT OF YOUR APPLICATION.
    Please note that both the "Statement of Use " and "Extension Request" have many legal requirements including fees. Therefore, we encourage use of the USPTO forms, available online at Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) Home Page (under "File a PRE-registration form"), to avoid the possible omission of important information. Please note that the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) provides line-by-line help instructions for completing the Extension Request or Statement of Use forms online. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may call 1-800-786-9199 to request the printed form(s).

    The following information should be reviewed for accuracy:

    SERIAL NUMBER: 77/351321
    MARK: EESTOR (STANDARD CHARACTER MARK)
    OWNER: EEStor, Inc
    1404 Wesson Cove
    Cedar Park , TEXAS 78613

    This application has the following bases, but not necessarily for all listed goods/services:
    Section 1(a): NO Section 1(b): YES Section 44(e): NO
    GOODS/SERVICES BY INTERNATIONAL CLASS

    009 - Capacitors; Batteries; Electric storage batteries; DC/AC power converters; Electrical power distribution blocks; Power supplies -- FIRST USE DATE: NONE; -- USE IN COMMERCE DATE: NONE
     
  2. graham

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    So I am a bit confused.

    Is this a new filing from EESTOR? Or something that has been around for a while?

    So if I am reading this correctly, EESTOR has told the patent office in January that they plan to sell something they have patented under the EESTOR trademark in the next 3 years? (or 6 months + (6 months * 5 extensions)) == 3 years?
     
  3. Steve123

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    graham, this "TEAS Plus Application" Serial Number: 77351321 was filed with the USPTO on 12/13/2007.

    What is interesting is EESTOR in the "TEAS Plus Application" claims
    "FIRST USE ANYWHERE DATE At least as early as 02/02/2001
    FIRST USE IN COMMERCE DATE At least as early as 02/02/2001".

    No independent 3rd party outside EESTOR Dick Weir's dream world has verified a working prototype of the ceramic battery since 2001. If anyone knows who EESTOR's first use commerce was with in 2001, please let us know.
     
  4. Steve123

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    EESTOR Reaches 5 Year Milestone

    EESTOR reaches it's fifth year milestone of scamming the public. No one has independently verified EESTOR's ultracapacitor claims and EESTOR's manufacturing plant since original post May 5, 2004 of the following:

    Subject: UFTO Note - EEStor Ultracapacitor and Ultrabattery
    Date: Wed, 05 May 2004

    There have been so many breakthrough battery claims, but here's one that might deserve a careful look. The specs are impressive, and the entire manufacturing process has been thought through using processes and equipment already proven in a large-scale commercial operations. The founders bring a wealth of experience as senior technology managers in large companies and startups. The company has maintained a very low profile for several years, and I first talked to them in early 2003.

    The claim is for systems at 1/2 the cost of lead-acid (per kwh), and 1/10 the weight. Specifically, they quote a product which at 400 pounds will deliver 52 kwh. Discharge (and charge) rates are at "electronic" speed, and would be limited only by the sizing of the drive circuits and external systems. Thus power ratings can be as high as needed. Selling price would be $3200 at modest production rates, and eventually down to $2100 in high volume.
    Here are some specs the company is claiming:

    present longterm
    Energy density, Wh/L 606 1513
    Specific energy, Wh/kg 273 682
    Price, $/kWh 61 40
    The company intends to pursue a licensing model, after building their own assembly line to prove out the technology and seed the market.

    The technology is basically a parallel plate capacitor with barium titanate as the dielectric. With it's extremely high permittivity, barium titanate has a long history in capacitors, but one known for high leakage, voltage breakdown and temperature sensitivity. EEStor has confronted these drawbacks head on, and has measurements on prototypes to support their claims.
    The product is a ceramic-based unit fabricated with integrated-circuit techniques. The design is based on proprietary technology and there is a patent pending for the production process. There are no corrosive, hazardous, or explosive materials used in manufacturing this product, making this a totally green technology. Also, since it is ceramic, it can be fully charged and discharged using ultrahigh currents and at electronic speeds repeatedly with no degradation to the original specifications. Samples have been rapid-cycled over 1 million times, with no change of any kind. Operating temperature is -40 to +85 deg C.

    Until now, electrostatic capacitors have not been considered for energy storage applications because of their low energy density characteristics. Capacitors applied to storage are based upon electrochemical and electrolytic capacitor technologies, which possess higher energy densities. EEStor's development proposition changes that premise by eliminating the inherent weaknesses of electrostatic technology for storage applications.

    A number of major companies have said they would issue a purchase order quickly if specs are met.

    The company is currently seeking equity investment of $3.5 million. A business plan is available.
    Contact Richard D. Weir, President and CEO
    EEStor, Inc. Cedar Park, TX
    512-258-5669 [email protected]
    =====================================

    If anyone has seen EESTOR's ultracapacitor in the last five years, please let us know.
     
  5. graham

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    Are they really scamming the public? They are not a public company are they?

    Certainly they may be misleading other companies into investing in them, but are they doing anything to the public at large (taking tax monies, etc)?
     
  6. Steve123

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    MIsleading other companies into investing money into EESTOR when they have no working prototype since 2001 of this so called ceramic battery is a definition of scam. The following are a couple of comments by Dick Weir CEO of EESTOR:
    "Prototypes have been built and prototypes have been tested."
    "It's all certified," said Weir. "No bullshit in this
    ."
    If prototypes are built and tested, why is he hiding them since 2001?
    Also many investors (which is the public) invested in Zenn believing EESTOR was going to deliver the ceramic battery in 2006. Since then nothing but press releases wait till end of next year.

    I have to give credit to Tesla for their due diligence and not investing in EESCAM.
     
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    The blogger at the site you are referring to bariumtitanate.blogspot.com is the blogger with the bag over his head. He is nothing but a pumper for Zenn/EESCAM.

    That recent permittivity announcement by EESTOR is the continuation of the scam. The test was performed last year but the announcement was held back till April. Dr. Golla who verified the test did not perform the test. The test was performed using EESTOR's test equipment at EESTOR's location. A monkey could have verified the readings that Dick Weir/EESTOR was showing Dr. Golla. The permittivitty announcement does not even mention what the voltage was. Some reports say the voltage was one volt. If that is true, name me one electric vehicle that can be powered on one volt, and how do you get from one volt to 35,000 Volts??

    BTW-Ian Clifford has stated Zenn has an excellent working relations with EESTOR. Every week he (Ian Clifford) is in contact with EESTOR. Then why is it taking so long for Zenn to verify the permittivitty test performed by EESCAM? Something must be lost in the Japanese translation :smile:

    The scam continues
     
  9. Steve123

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    Eestor-Put Up or Shut Up!

    This EESCAM debate can be easily settled. Enough of the press release, speculation, and news reports.

    MR. DICK WEIR, DELIVER A PROTOTYPE OF THE CERAMIC BATTERY WHICH YOU HAVE PUBLICLY STATED HAS BEEN, BUILT, TESTED, AND CERTIFIED TO AN INDEPENDENT REPUTABLE INSTITUTION FOR VERIFICATION. WE HAVE BEEN WAITING SINCE 2001 FOR THIS CERAMIC BATTERY.

    PUT UP OR SHUT UP!
     
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    I don't think he reads this forum to be honest.
     
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    EEStor VP Says EESUs to be Delivered by End of 2009 - AllCarsElectric.com
     
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    I though this name was Dick Weir.




    ETA: Ok.. I see now Tom some is some VP and not the CEO. Tom is Dick's brother? Is there another brother named Harry?
     
  13. Steve123

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    Yes there is a Harry Weir at EESTOR. Next year it will be Harry Weir's turn to state EESTOR's objective completion of component testing will be rescheduled to 2011 and or delivery EESU end of 2011 :smile:. Don't hold your breath. EESCAM is good for hype, press releases, and BS.

    Click here to view BS quotes from Ian Clifford/Zenn, Dick and Tom Weir/EESCAM.
     
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    Great work Steve. Wish I had been following as closely as you to add to your compelation.
    This one from May of 2009 is a good topper
    That quote so beautifully tempts with words that sound like they are near a finish line but at the same time says nothing.
     
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    A not-very-revealing, but still new, article on EEStor:

    The Oil Drum | Who Killed the Electric Gas Tank?

     
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    EESTor update from ZENN CEO Ian Clifford; demonstrations coming in 2010

     
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    As expected EESTor applied for an "Extension Request" and was approved by the USPTO,
    ITU Unit Action
    EESTor has not used the trademark in commerce, I wonder why?
    Could it be they have no product (EESU) to sell?
    EESTor is allowed 4 more 6 month extensions.
    Get ready for more hyped press releases and milestone claims by EESTOR/Zenn.
    I believe the *sugar* will hit the fan by end of this year for EESCAM and Zenn. The bottom line is there will be NO EESU powering a CityZenn. Maybe a can opener .
     

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