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The Kouris Centri-Turbine Generator invented by Paul S. Kouris 

The idea for the “KOURIS ‘CENTRI-TURBINE’ GENERATOR” came to Mr. Kouris while he was completing his education in jurisprudence/ philosophy in the mid-l970s. His Eureka moment occurred whilst observing water spiralling down the sink. This was the time of the Arab Oil Embargo and the resulting energy crisis. It was also a time when the potential dangers of nuclear energy production were becoming more well known. Contemplating the problem and seeking a possible solution, he one day conceived the ‘Centri-Turbine Generator’ and how it could potentially be applied to improve the operation of hydro-generator systems.

This is the first attempt of Mr Kouris to submit the Kouris Centri Turbine Generator to the global market.

Mr. Kouris advises that in September 1998 the “KOURIS CENTRI TURBINE GENERATOR” received a Notice of Allowance for Letters Patent in the U.S.. The U.S. Patent was subsequently granted and published by the U.S.P.T.O. on 5th September, 2000. The Patent Co-operation Treaty (P.C.T.) International Application was published globally on the 27th April, 2000. Applications for International Patents were filed through the P.C.T. in each nominated country on 21st April 2001. Pursuant to that application patents have now been granted in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, Norway, Japan and Mexico. Also more recently on 15 July 2011, the European Patent Office allowed all 10 pending European Patents, namely the U.K., Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece.
Furthermore KCT Mark 2 Patents are now also being sought in all the aforementioned countries including the following 41 countries of interest: Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei,  Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan, Singapore, The Philippines, Fiji, The Czech Republic, Russia, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, UAE, Oman, China, India, Pakistan, Poland, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Colombia, Venezuela, Paraguay, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Panama, South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Angola, Zimbabwe.

Accordingly, the K.C.T. at this time enjoys the protection of 17 Patents and also protection within the key signatories of the P.C.T. All 17 key nations of relevance to the K.C.T. have now been secured and brought under the intellectual property umbrella. In short the global hydroelectricity market is locked in. The original U.S. Patent may be viewed on this website or by reference to U.S. Patent No. 6114773 at www.uspto.gov. The other patents may also be individually viewed through the Patent Office website of that country, or the European Patent Office, as appropriate.




Mr. Kouris was born in 1955, is a Barrister, and was admitted to the Victorian Bar in 1981. He is a Member of The Royal Society of Science (Vic) and of The Australian Institute of Energy. He is married and has 2 adult children attending university. His favourite leisure time activities are sailing, skiing, motorcycling, and horse riding.

Paul Kouris with a conceptual model of the KCT. Photo: Courtesy of the Australian – Science & Technology Section, 19 August, 2000

KOURIS, Paul – BJuris, LL.B

Admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor:1981
Called to the Bar:1981
Telephone:613 9225 7212
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Mr. Kouris completed articles at Galbally & O’Bryan after having worked in Greece as a Legal Consultant for a public company. He has been in continuous practice at the Victorian Bar since 1981, is also admitted to the N.S.W. Bar and by the High Court of Australia. He conducts a mixed practice, with a Civil Law emphasis, concentrating on Contract Law, Employment Law & Property Damage generally, the balance being in Criminal Law.