Third country to protect core technology also used for company’s frack water cleanup technology
Los Angeles, CA – October 22, 2014 – OriginOil Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), the high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, today announced that it has received its third international patent for its core technology from the China Patent Office.
“This is a core patent for us, the invention of our unique Single Step Extraction™ (SSE) tubes, which remove oils and organics effectively”, said Nicholas Eckelberry, OriginOil co-founder and Chief Research Officer. “SSE has become the first step of EWS, which is showing outstanding results in the oil and gas, algae, and waste cleanup industries.”
On 26 August 2014, the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China issued a Notification on the Grant of Patent Right for Invention. The invention, titled “Systems, apparatus and methods of obtaining intracellular products and cellular mass and debris from algae and derivative products and process of use thereof,” was previously issued as patent number 5284536 in Japan (see image) and previously issued as patent 2010239380 in Australia (see image). The application has also been published by the European Patent Office (EPO) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
“The timing of this grant is outstanding,” said Jean-Louis “JL” Kindler, OriginOil’s Chief Commercial Officer. “China is ramping up its fracking activities, and also placing a high priority on cleaning up its water. We believe they need our technology, and this patent will help our partners adopt our technology while providing protection.”
“We continue to be impressed with this patent’s relevance in all applications needing removal of organic particles from large amounts of water, including oil and gas,” said Riggs Eckelberry, OriginOil’s CEO. “We have 19 active supporting patent applications in this area alone, and this remains a very solid foundation.”