In the period before heat generation starts in Ni-H cold fusion, photon emission or a burst of gammas is produced lending some credence to the idea that surface plasmon polaritons may be involved in initiating the reaction. I am not sure what they mean by whiskers in the following patent. Do their whiskers include the tubules in sintered nickel? It is so ambiguous, it is hard to see if covers Rossi's E-Cat, Piantelli's stimulation or my hypothetical idea about a metastable graphane state and using nickel nanotubes. Lawyers do not comprehend enough physics to make sense out of patents in any case. I wonder how NASA figured out the significance of carbon. Do they have secret experiments, industrial espionage or are they just guessing? The moral to the story: It is easy to make a proton from a neutron, but getting a neutron from a proton is another matter!