Our Mission

Our purpose is to research, develop, design, engineer, and commercialize innovate technologies and solutions in our industries of expertise that are energy, environment, security, and human life sustaining. We create and commercialize technologies and solutions for our licensees; global partners; customers; and local, regional, national, and global governments in a cost-effective, safe, reliable, efficient, and environmentally sound manner.

Learn More About Natural Cycle Energy From R4 Ventures LLC (R4V)

Our company has developed new commercial and industrial cooling technologies inspired by the earth’s own natural water cycle. This new cooling technology eliminates compressors which require huge amounts of energy as well as environmentally hazardous refrigerants. Our clean, eco-friendly technologies create temperatures close to those generated by traditional refrigeration systems while reducing costs up to 80 percent.

We’re Applying Our Eco-Friendly Cooling Technology

Our initial focus will be on data center cooling systems. Data centers currently use 2.5 percent of electricity in the United States. 40 percent of that energy is used by the data center HVAC system to cool the server racks, which must be kept cool in order to continue operating. Applying our green technology can revolutionize the way we cool the nation’s data centers and opens up a $16+ billion market to our disruptive technology. With the costs of cooling data centers and other industrial processes lowered, these companies could see increases in their production of up to 25 percent.

Other large industrial markets will benefit from our cool technology, including:

  • Electric Utilities (Natural Gas Combustion, Turbine Inlet Air Cooling, and Air Cooled Condensers)
  • Oil and Gas Refineries and Pipelines (Compressed Air Systems, Inlet Air Cooling, and Process Cooling Water)
  • Food Processing Plants (Process Cooling Water)
  • Chemical and Gases Processing Facilities (Process Cooling Water)
  • Metal, Plastics, and Semiconductor Manufacturing Facilities (Process Cooling Water)

The Mission of Natural Cycle Energy (NCE)

Natural Cycle Energy, in conjunction with R4V, is on a mission to create new technologies for better energy, environment, security, and life-sustaining solutions. We’re currently focused on transforming the way our licensees; global partners; customers; and local, regional, national, and global governments think about data center cooling systems.

Publications

Patents

Below is a status on our patents. The complete file wrappers are available on the public pair website of the USPTO. Search the Patent Application Numbers 13624912 and 13748088 (no / or commas) to see all information on the patent.

Current Patents

The first patented system is the Multistage Evaporative Cooling System (MECS). Notice of Allowance was issued by the USPTO in August 2014 on our Advanced Multi-Purpose, Multi-stage Evaporative Cold Water/Cold Air Generating and Supply System US Patent Application Number 13/624912 and a US Patent Number 8,899,061 published on December 2 2014. The second patented system is the Real Time Individual Electronic Enclosure Cooling System (hereinafter Individual Server Enclosure Cooling System or ISECS). Notice of Allowance was issued by the USPTO in August on our Real Time Individual Electronic Enclosure Cooling System – US Patent Application Number 13/748088 and US Patent Number 8,857,204 published on October 14, 2014. A Real Time Data Center Cooling System (RTDCCS) is created by combining ISECS with MECS. By combining these two cooling solutions, the RTDCCS can save data centers 60 to 85% of their cooling energy costs.

Current USPTO Continuation and Continuation in Part Filings

R4 Ventures LLC filed continuations on both the Advanced Multi-Purpose, Multi-stage Evaporative Cold Water/Cold Air Generating and Supply System – Application Number 13/624,912 (Multistage Evaporative Cooling System or MECS) and the Real Time Individual Electronic Enclosure Cooling System – Application Number 13/748,088 on October 13, 2014. Additionally,continuations in part were filed on October 13, 2014 on both of these patents making the cooling systems even more energy efficient and functional. In the October 13, 2014 CIP filing, MECS is being improved by adding a Supplemental Cooling Module (for example absorption chiller, adsorption chiller or any other cold water source(i.e. ocean, lake, river, geothermal, etc.) in place of Cooling Tower 3) serving cooling applications in high humidity regions of the world making MECS a truly worldwide product. Also in a separate CIP filing October 13, 2014, the Real Time Individual Electronic Enclosure Cooling System is being improved by integrating the control system of the Individual Server Enclosure Cooling System (Fan Coil Unit) to control the fans and air flow dampers of individual servers within a server rack. Important note, 20 to 40% of the power used by servers is used by the server’s internal fans cooling the servers. The ISECS fan(s) can provide most, if not all, the air flow draw through the servers allowing for the server fans to be slowed considerably and disabled. This improvement can save Billions of additional dollars in data center cooling costs by cutting the IT power in data centers at the server level by an additional 10 to 40% on top of what MECS and the ISECS can already save in energy costs.

R4 Ventures LLC’s patent estate now consists of 2 US patents, 1 International PCT patent application pending, 2 US patent continuations, and 2 US patent continuations in part.