China Grants Multiple Patents for HVCRC Smart Conductor

More than 10 HVCRC Smart Conductor patents receive approval from the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China.

Mercury Cable & Energy (MC&E), the leading developer of High Voltage Composite Reinforced Conductors (HVCRC) for electrical transmission lines, is pleased to announce that it received notification from the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) for the issuance of more than ten HVCRC Smart Conductor patents. The issuance of these patents further confirms the unique nature of HVCRC.

The issuance of these patents gives MC&E a great deal of confidence in our ability to protect our proprietary HVCRC Smart Conductor intellectual property in China and to obtain patent protection for our products globally. Multiple patent applications are currently issued or pending worldwide for MC&E’s HVCRC Smart Conductor and MC&E’s Messenger Supported Conductor.

“We are pleased to see the SIPO’s acceptance of the HVCRC intellectual property submissions,” said Todd Harris, President of MC&E. “We are making significant progress in China. Our China production facility will complete the setup of its first pultrusion line in April. By July, with the delivery and certification of three additional pultrusion lines, MC&E will immediately commence production, fulfilling orders and putting HVCRC lines in service throughout China.”

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Mercury Cable & Energy is a privately-held developer of High Voltage Composite Reinforced Conductors (HVCRC), Smart Conductors for the Smart Grid. The patented HVCRC Smart Conductor is superior to existing conductors in a number of key performance areas including:

  • Up to double the current carrying capacity of ACSR
  • Substantially reduces high-temperature sag
  • Requires fewer structures for new line construction
  • Increases capacity of existing rights-of-way and structures through retrofitting
  • Eliminates bi-metallic corrosion
  • Significantly reduces line losses compared to same-diameter conventional and composite conductors at equal operating temperatures

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