(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 01 July 2016 (01.07.2016)

Information valid as of: 03 January 2018 (03.01.2018)

Report generated on: 19 January 2020 (19.01.2020)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2017/00156205 January 2017 (05.01.2017) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/EP2016/06531030 June 2016 (30.06.2016) English (EN)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
1511466.3 (GB)30 June 2015 (30.06.2015) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
F03G 7/06 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
EXERGYN LIMITED [IE/IE]; DCU Cleantech Innovation Campus Old Finglas Road Glasnevin 11 Dublin11 (IE) (for all designated states)

(72) Inventor(s):
BLACKBURN, Richard; c/o Exergyn Limited DCU Cleantech Innovation Campus Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin 11 Dublin (IE)
CULLEN, Barry; c/o Exergyn Limited DCU Cleantech Innovation Campus Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin 11 Dublin (IE)
O'TOOLE, Kevin; c/o Exergyn Limited DCU Cleantech Innovation Campus Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin 11 Dublin (IE)

(74) Agent(s):
LUCEY, Michael; Purdylucey Intellectual Property 6-7 Harcourt Terrace 2 Dublin (IE)

(54) Title (EN): SMA BUNDLE WIRE OPTIMISATION IN AN ENERGY RECOVERY DEVICE
(54) Title (FR): OPTIMISATION DE FIL DE FAISCEAU D'AMF DANS UN DISPOSITIF DE RÉCUPÉRATION D'ÉNERGIE

(57) Abstract:
(EN): The invention provides an energy recovery device comprising a plurality of Shape Memory Alloy (SMAs) or Negative Thermal Expansion (NTE) elements arranged as a plurality of wires positioned substantially parallel with each other to define a core wherein the wires are selected to have different dimensions such that the plurality of wires are activated at substantially the same time in response to a temperature change.
(FR): La présente invention concerne un dispositif de récupération d'énergie comprenant une pluralité d'alliages à mémoire de forme (AMF) ou d'éléments à anomalie dilatométrique (AD) agencés sous forme d'une pluralité de fils positionnés de manière sensiblement parallèle les uns par rapport aux autres pour définir un noyau où les fils sont sélectionnés pour des dimensions différentes de telle sorte que la pluralité de fils est activée sensiblement au même moment en réponse à un changement de température.

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 24 October 2016 (24.10.2016) [EP]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Chapter II demand received: 28 April 2017 (28.04.2017)

(81) Designated States:
AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BN, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IR, IS, JP, KE, KG, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PA, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, RW, SA, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
European Patent Office (EPO) : AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM