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Troy O McBride, Benjamin R Bollinger, Michael Neil Scott, Robert Cook, Patrick J Magari: Systems and methods for efficient pumping of high-pressure fluids for energy. Sustainx, Occhiuti & Rohlicek, May 27, 2014: US08733095

In various embodiments, a mechanical assembly and/or storage vessel is fluidly coupled to a circulation apparatus for receiving pressurized heat-transfer fluid from an outlet at a first elevated pressure, boosting a pressure of the heat-transfer fluid to a second pressure larger than the first press ...


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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 14, 2014: US08627658

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, Robert Cook, Horst Richter: Systems and methods for energy storage and recovery using rapid isothermal gas expansion and compression. Sustainx, Occhiuti & Rohlicek, May 27, 2014: US08733094

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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Benjamin R Bollinger, Troy O McBride, Michael Schaefer: Systems and methods for improving drivetrain efficiency for compressed gas energy storage. October 20, 2011: US20110252777-A1

Generally, the invention relates to power generation and energy storage. In particular, to systems and methods for providing constant power from hydraulic inputs having widely-varying pressures. More particularly, the invention relates to hydraulic-pneumatic energy storage and recovery systems that ...


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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. September 29, 2011: US20110232281-A1

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: Systems and Methods for Improving Drivetrain Efficiency for Compressed Gas Energy Storage and Recovery Systems. Goodwin Procter, December 9, 2010: US20100307156-A1

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, Benjamin R Bollinger: Systems and methods for energy storage and recovery using compressed gas. March 10, 2011: US20110056193-A1

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, Robert Cook, Benjamin R Bollinger, Lee Doyle, Andrew Shang, Timothy Wilson, Michael N Scott, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Dimitri Deserranno: Energy storage and generation systems and methods using coupled cylinder assemblies. March 10, 2011: US20110056368-A1

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: Systems and methods for energy storage and recovery using compressed gas. September 15, 2011: US20110219760-A1

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 Neil Scott, Robert Cook, Patrick Magari: Systems and methods for efficient pumping of high-pressure fluids for energy storage and recovery. September 15, 2011: US20110219763-A1

In various embodiments, a mechanical assembly and/or storage vessel is fluidly coupled to a circulation apparatus for receiving pressurized heat-transfer fluid from an outlet at a first elevated pressure, boosting a pressure of the heat-transfer fluid to a second pressure larger than the first press ...