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Troy O McBride, Benjamin R Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Robert Cook, Horst Richter: Systems and methods for energy storage and recovery using rapid isothermal gas expansion and compression. SustainX, Bingham McCutchen, January 25, 2011: US07874155 (67 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to systems and methods for rapidly and isothermally expanding and compressing gas in energy storage and recovery systems that use open-air hydraulic-pneumatic cylinder assemblies, such as an accumulator and an intensifier in communication with a high-pressure gas storage reserv ...


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Troy O McBride, Benjamin R Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron: Systems and methods for combined thermal and compressed gas energy conversion systems. SustainX, Bingham McCutchen, June 14, 2011: US07958731 (48 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to systems and methods including an energy conversion system for storage and recovery of energy using compressed gas, a source of recovered thermal energy, and a heat-exchange subsystem in fluid communication with the energy conversion system and the source of recovered thermal ...


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Troy O McBride, Robert Cook, Benjamin R Bollinger, Lee Doyle, Andrew Shang, Timothy Wilson, Michael Neil Scott, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Dimitri Deserranno: Energy storage and generation systems and methods using coupled cylinder assemblies. SustainX, Bingham McCutchen, October 18, 2011: US08037678 (38 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, pneumatic cylinder assemblies are coupled in series pneumatically, thereby reducing a range of force produced by or acting on the pneumatic cylinder assemblies during expansion or compression of a gas.


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Troy O McBride, Benjamin Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron: Systems and methods for combined thermal and compressed gas energy conversion systems. SustainX, Bingham McCutchen, February 28, 2012: US08122718 (28 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to systems and methods including an energy conversion system for storage and recovery of energy using compressed gas, a source of recovered thermal energy, and a heat-exchange subsystem in fluid communication with the energy conversion system and the source of recovered thermal ...


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Troy O McBride, Robert Cook, Benjamin R Bollinger, Lee Doyle, Andrew Shang, Timothy Wilson, Micheal Neil Scott, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Dimitri Deserranno: Energy storage and generation systems and methods using coupled cylinder assemblies. SustainX, Bingham McCutchen, February 7, 2012: US08109085 (28 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, pneumatic cylinder assemblies are coupled in series pneumatically, thereby reducing a range of force produced by or acting on the pneumatic cylinder assemblies during expansion or compression of a gas.


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Troy O McBride, Benjamin R Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Robert Cook, Horst Richter: Systems and methods for energy storage and recovery using rapid isothermal gas expansion and compression. SustainX, Bingham McCutchen, July 24, 2012: US08225606 (19 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to systems and methods for rapidly and isothermally expanding and compressing gas in energy storage and recovery systems that use open-air hydraulic-pneumatic cylinder assemblies, such as an accumulator and an intensifier in communication with a high-pressure gas storage reserv ...


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Troy O McBride, Benjamin R Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron: Systems and methods for combined thermal and compressed gas energy conversion systems. SustainX, Bingham McCutchen, August 7, 2012: US08234862 (18 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to systems and methods including an energy conversion system for storage and recovery of energy using compressed gas, a source of recovered thermal energy, and a heat-exchange subsystem in fluid communication with the energy conversion system and the source of recovered thermal ...


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Benjamin R Bollinger, Troy O McBride, Benjamin Cameron, Patrick Magari, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen: Heat exchange with compressed gas in energy-storage systems. SustainX, Bingham McCutchen, August 28, 2012: US08250863 (17 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, compressed-gas energy storage and recovery systems include a cylinder assembly for compression and/or expansion of gas, a reservoir for storage and/or supply of compressed gas, and a system for thermally conditioning gas within the reservoir.


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Troy O McBride, Benjamin Bollinger, John McCormick, Benjamin Cameron: Systems and methods for reducing dead volume in compressed-gas energy storage systems. SustainX, Bingham McCutchen, June 5, 2012: US08191362 (17 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, dead space and associated coupling losses are reduced in energy storage and recovery systems employing compressed air via use of a compressed-gas reservoir for maintaining a connector between cylinder assemblies at an intermediate pressure, thereby reducing the volume of dead ...


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Troy O McBride, Robert Cook, Benjamin R Bollinger, Lee Doyle, Andrew Shang, Timothy Wilson, Michael Neil Scott, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Dimitri Deserranno: Energy storage and generation systems and methods using coupled cylinder assemblies. SustainX, Bingham McCutchen, June 25, 2013: US08468815 (9 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, cylinder assemblies are coupled in series pneumatically, thereby reducing a range of force produced by or acting on the cylinder assemblies during expansion or compression of a gas.