Viking Energy Announces Notice of Allowance for Patent Covering Transmission Line Ground Fault Prevention System
HOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / May 30, 2023 / Viking Energy Group, Inc. (OTCQB:VKIN) (“Viking” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that its majority-owned subsidiary, Viking Protection Systems, LLC (“Viking Protection”), received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for patent application No. 17/693,504 titled “Electric Transmission Line Ground Fault Prevention Systems Using Dual, High Sensitivity Monitoring Devices“. A Notice of Allowance is issued after the USPTO makes the determination that a patent should be granted from an application. A patent from the recently allowed application is expected to be issued in the coming weeks.
The prospective patent relates to Viking Protection’s proprietary transmission line ground fault prevention system, which is designed to detect a break in a transmission line, or coupling failure, and to immediately de-energize the line, thus preventing an energized high voltage transmission line from contacting ground or a grounded structure. The technology is designed to be an integral component within a much-needed, worldwide grid hardening and stability initiative by electric utilities to improve resiliency and reliability of existing infrastructure. Viking Protection’s software-based solution can be deployed within a utility’s existing protective relay infrastructure, allowing the utility to protect its grid with greater confidence and reliability.
According to the United States Department of Energy (DOE)’ Office of Electricity: (i) the country’s electric infrastructure is aging and being pushed to do more than it was originally designed to do; (ii) the country’s economy, national security and even the health and safety of its citizens depend on the reliable delivery of electricity; and (iii) modernizing the grid to make it “smarter” and more resilient through the use of cutting-edge technologies, equipment, and controls that communicate and work together to deliver electricity more reliably and efficiently can greatly reduce the frequency and duration of power outages, reduce storm impacts, and restore service faster when outages occur.1 Viking Protection’s technology is at the forefront of this essential modernization initiative.
Based in Houston, Texas, Viking Energy Group, Inc. is a growth-oriented diversified energy company. Through various majority-owned subsidiaries, Viking provides custom energy & power solutions to commercial and industrial clients in North America. The company also holds an exclusive license in Canada to a patented carbon-capture system, and has a majority interest in: (i) an entity with intellectual property rights to a patented, ready-for-market proprietary Medical & Bio-Hazard Waste Treatment system using Ozone Technology; and (ii) entities with the intellectual property rights to fully developed, patent pending, ready-for-market proprietary Electric Transmission and Distribution Open Conductor Detection Systems. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.vikingenergygroup.com.
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