Dec. 15, 2004
KINGSTON, ON -- A novel solar heating technology developed at Queen's University has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
U.S. Patent No. 6,827,091, for Passive Back-Flushing Thermal Energy System, was issued to Queen's earlier this month.
The patented heating technology was invented by Dr. Stephen Harrison, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Queen's University, for application in a prototype solar hot water heater developed by EnerWorks, Inc., a London, Ontario-based alternative energy company.