Mercury Cable receives notification from USPTO confirming all 38 HVCRC ‘242 Patent Claims

Dana Point, CA October 22, 2012 Mercury Cable & Energy, Inc. (“Mercury Cable”), the leading developer of High Voltage Composite Reinforced Conductors (“HVCRC”) for electrical transmission lines, received notification from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) regarding Patent 7,705,242 (‘242) confirming all 38 claims as patentable.

In the office action the USPTO issued a Final Notice that claims 1, 14-30 and 34-38 are patentable and claims 2-13 and 31-33 were confirmed as well. The office action was issued in response to a inter parties reexamination filed by CTC Cable. The complete ‘242 USPTO filings may be viewed on the USPTO website using application number 95,000,553 at:

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 hightemperature sag
  • Requires fewer structures for new line construction
  • Increases capacity of existing rightsofway and structures through retrofitting
  • Eliminates bimetallic corrosion
  • Significantly reduces line losses compared to samediameter conventional and composite conductors at equal operating temperatures


Contact: Mercury Cable & Energy
Todd Harris, President



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