NASA- Zawodny - USPTO Patent Application on LENRs No 20110255645 - Published Oct 20 2011
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A NASA LENR-related patent application that lists Dr. Joseph Zawodny as Inventor, senior staff physicist at NASA-LaRC, was published by the USPTO on October 20, 2011.
What is significant about this recently unveiled patent activity by a U.S. government agency is that NASA clearly believes that LENRs are real phenomena, that they are potentially commercially valuable for power generation applications, and that it is worth it for NASA to spend taxpayer dollars in an attempt to secure an early patent position for the U.S. government. In addition, careful reading of US #20110255645 makes it abundantly clear is that the device physics underlying NASA’s application is directly derived from the Widom-Larsen theory of LENRs. In fact, Lattice patent US #7,893,414 B2, “Apparatus and Method for Absorption of Incident Gamma Radiation and its Conversion to Outgoing Radiation at Less Penetrating, Lower Energies and Frequencies, Inventors: Lewis Larsen and Allan Widom, issued February 22, 2011, is cited in  as prior art and incorporated in its entirety as part of NASA’s application.
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