Clean technology (CleanTech) is a general term used to describe products, processes or services that reduce energy or material waste and require as few non-renewable resources as possible.

Greg Waite, CEO of InventionShare, an invention equity company, announced today that CleanTech is highly featured in InventionShare’s game changing invention portfolio. Clean technology (CleanTech) is a general term used to describe products, processes or services that reduce energy or material waste and require as few non-renewable resources as possible.

Speaking from his Ottawa office, Mr. Waite said that all five of our invention families from our high social impact invention portfolio meet the test for CleanTech and social responsibility. Collectively, they represent our strong commitment to people and the planet and each of them has the common goal of minimizing our energy footprint.  Mr. Waite said, “We have some amazing game changing inventions and they are all important and have a very positive impact on the planet. In some cases, our invention technologies can be implemented to improve energy production from clean sources such as solar and wind. In all cases, our invention families can have an impact by providing smaller physical sizes, depending on the application, for the same output and/or performance. This can provide energy cost savings and lower the cost of raw materials along with manufacturing and transportation costs.”

One example of a CleanTech game changing invention is Circuit Seed. Circuit Seed’s digital building blocks for processing analog signals are charge mode devices and, therefore, they use a fraction of the electricity used by state of the art analog devices. For example, optical applications are dramatically leveraged by reduced power requirements because they provide for much higher throughput per energy unit.  With regard to communications applications, the simplified RF with extended range and very low noise to signal ratio uses less power with greater output. In the burgeoning sensor market, Circuit Seed will enable very low powered, miniaturized devices to displace larger power hungry devices.

Mr. Waite said, “This is a major breakthrough as billions and trillions of devices can now have a lower energy footprint offering up additional social responsibility ‘people and planet’ benefits. Low powered, high accuracy devices with unprecedented speed will displace slower, larger and relatively high energy consumption devices. Circuit Seed applications, then, can help change the planet one device at a time.”

AcceleRoute is a new data switching architecture that effectively eliminates the number of hops and relieves network traffic congestion. The designs feature one central repository to find the exact location of the target IP address and an advanced orthogonal communications technique without buffers that minimizes the number of hops in a network. AcceleRoute is ideally suited to a data center that owns and controls all activities and is looking to increase data throughput and substantially lower operating and significantly high energy costs. The technology can also be implemented on a single or multiple router design as a data center or in a data center, bringing power savings to the world through an ultra-efficient network architecture.

Mr. Waite said, “Another breakthrough is our 5by5 large area wireless installations that can bring internet to the estimated 4.5 million people on the planet who currently do not have access.  A single base station installation on a tower can replace the equivalent of 10 to 25 competitive wireless technologies for the same area coverage. This has a major impact on power consumption. There are huge savings on energy input for the equivalent infrastructure, as well as large energy savings in operations costs given a single tower coverage area of 3,200 square kilometers (1,250 miles). With 95% of the world’s land mass having no or poor internet access, and a lack of energy grids and infrastructure in a large portion of these areas, it is critical to have low energy requirements per square kilometer and also to not have grid dependency.”

Another member of the portfolio is 5Bars Wireless, which includes the combined technology of 5by5 Wireless and Circuit Seed that brings a small footprint, very low power and frequency agile full duplex communications circuits to all devices. This enables greater throughput with much lower energy requirements. The extension of 5Bars Wireless means higher communications rates and throughput with lower power and introduces connectivity for a myriad of devices.

Mr. Waite said, “These devices make up the intelligence of important emerging ‘precision’ IoT networks such as energy, industrial, agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. 5Bars Wireless will run simpler and smaller home and office wireless networks at greater throughput with far less power and that’s really impressive when you consider how pervasive all of these networks and devices are. In aggregate, you are talking about some very large savings.”

Mr. Waite also commented on PowerWindings.  He said, “PowerWindings can deliver significant efficiency to the consumer and industrial markets. Consider the proliferation of devices in the home and the workplace that require recharging – the aggregate consequence is huge in terms of overall global energy use. From home appliances to computers, to lighting, smart phones and sensors, everything that plugs into the grid can benefit from higher efficiency transformers.”

Recently, the transformer invention family has been augmented with the application to A/C motors. Although it is early, a simple application of A/C motors would be car ventilation systems where in hybrid and electric cars would have a reduction of energy use for fans that would translate into increased battery life.

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