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Troy O McBride, Benjamin R Bollinger: Systems and methods for energy storage and recovery using compressed gas. SustainX, Bingham McCutchen, November 16, 2010: US07832207 (88 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to methods and systems for the storage and recovery of energy using open-air hydraulic-pneumatic accumulator and intensifier arrangements that combine at least one accumulator and at least one intensifier in communication with a high-pressure gas storage reservoir on a gas-side ...


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Benjamin R Bollinger: System and method for rapid isothermal gas expansion and compression for energy storage. SustainX, Goodwin Procter, September 28, 2010: US07802426 (74 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to systems and methods for rapidly and isothermally expanding gas in a cylinder. The cylinder is used in a staged hydraulic-pneumatic energy conversion system and includes a gas chamber (pneumatic side) and a fluid chamber (hydraulic side) and a piston or other mechanism that s ...


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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: Systems and methods for energy storage and recovery using compressed gas. SustainX, Bingham McCutchen, March 8, 2011: US07900444 (60 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to methods and systems for the storage and recovery of energy using open-air hydraulic-pneumatic accumulator and intensifier arrangements that combine at least one accumulator and at least one intensifier in communication with a high-pressure gas storage reservoir on a gas-side ...


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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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Benjamin R Bollinger, Troy O McBride, Michael Schaefer: Systems and methods for improving drivetrain efficiency for compressed gas energy storage. SustainX, Bingham McCutchen, June 21, 2011: US07963110 (44 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, systems for providing a constant electrical output from a compressed gas energy storage and recovery system include a hydraulic-pneumatic energy storage and recovery system configured to provide a varying pressure profile at least at one outlet, a hydraulic motor-pump in flui ...


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Benjamin R Bollinger, Troy O McBride: Systems and methods for improving drivetrain efficiency for compressed gas energy storage and recovery systems. SustainX, Bingham McCutchen, November 1, 2011: US08046990 (40 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to power generation and energy storage and recovery. In particular, the invention relates to compressed gas energy storage and recovery systems using staged pneumatic conversion systems for providing narrow pressure ranges to a hydraulic motor.


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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 R Bollinger, Michael Schaefer, Dax Kepshire: Systems and methods for compressed-gas energy storage using coupled cylinder assemblies. SustainX, Bingham McCutchen, February 21, 2012: US08117842 (32 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a pneumatic cylinder assembly is coupled to a mechanism that converts motion of a piston into electricity, and vice versa, during expansion or compression of a gas in the pneumatic cylinder assembly.


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Troy O McBride, Benjamin R Bollinger: Increased power in compressed-gas energy storage and recovery. SustainX, Bingham McCutchen, January 31, 2012: US08104274 (28 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, energy is stored or recovered via super-atmospheric compression and/or expansion of gas in conjunction with substantially adiabatic compression and/or expansion from or to atmospheric pressure.