Patents Assigned to Eos Energy Storage, LLC
  • Patent number: 11368030
    Abstract: A method includes receiving current measurements from at least one current sensor configured to measure current of a battery system in communication with a power distribution network having a power plant. The method also includes receiving voltage measurements from at least one voltage sensor configured to measure voltage of the battery system and temperature measurements from at least one temperature sensor configured to measure temperature of the battery system. The method includes determining an impedance parameter of the battery system based on the received measurements, a temperature parameter of the battery system based on the received measurements, a predicted voltage parameter based on the impedance parameter, and a predicted temperature parameter based on the temperature parameter. The method includes commanding the battery system to charge power from the power plant or discharge power from the power plant based on the predicted voltage parameter and the predicted temperature parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: EOS Energy Storage LLC
    Inventors: Kamel Belkacem-Boussaid, George W. Adamson
  • Patent number: 11306833
    Abstract: A pressure relief valve assembly includes a carrier, a valve, and a baffle. The carrier includes a first end and a second end. The first end defines a first opening. The second end defines a second opening. The carrier defines a flow passage extending from the first opening to the second opening. The valve is supported by the carrier and is operable in an open position and a closed position. In the open position, the valve permits a flow of fluid through the first opening. In the closed position, the valve inhibits the flow of fluid through the first opening. The baffle is disposed in the flow passage. The baffle and the carrier collectively define a flowpath extending through the flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: EOS Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventor: Connor Burke
  • Patent number: 11211607
    Abstract: Bipolar electrodes comprising a carbon felt loaded with a polymer material and a nanocarbon material are described herein. The bipolar electrodes are useful in electrochemical cells. In particular, the loaded carbon felt can be used in bipolar electrodes of zinc-halide electrolyte batteries. Processes for manufacturing the loaded carbon felt are also described, involving contacting (e.g., dipping) a carbon felt in a mixture of solvent, polymer material and nanocarbon material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Eos Energy Storage LLC
    Inventor: Francis W. Richey
  • Patent number: 11043701
    Abstract: The present invention provide a non-aqueous electrolyte for use in static or non-flowing rechargeable electrochemical cells or batteries, wherein the electrolyte comprises a first deep eutectic solvent comprises a zinc salt, a second deep eutectic solvent comprising one or more quaternary ammonium salts, and a hydrogen bond donor. Another aspect of the present invention also provides a non-flowing rechargeable electrochemical cell that employs the non-aqueous electrolyte of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: EOS Energy Storage LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin Hertzberg
  • Publication number: 20210119265
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aqueous electrolyte for use in rechargeable zinc-halide storage batteries that possesses improved stability and durability and improves zinc-halide battery performance (e.g., energy efficiency, Coulombic efficiency, and/or the like). One aspect of the present invention provides an electrolyte for use in a secondary zinc bromine electrochemical cell comprising from about 30 wt % to about 40 wt % of ZnBr2 by weight of the electrolyte; from about 5 wt % to about 15 wt % of KBr; from about 5 wt % to about 15 wt % of KCl; and one or more quaternary ammonium agents, wherein the electrolyte comprises from about 0.5 wt % to about 10 wt % of the one or more quaternary ammonium agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: EOS Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventors: George W. Adamson, Sara S. Bowers, Francis W. Richey
  • Patent number: 10892524
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aqueous electrolyte for use in rechargeable zinc-halide storage batteries that possesses improved stability and durability and improves zinc-halide battery performance (e.g., energy efficiency, Coulombic efficiency, and/or the like). One aspect of the present invention provides an electrolyte for use in a secondary zinc bromine electrochemical cell comprising from about 30 wt % to about 40 wt % of ZnBr2 by weight of the electrolyte; from about 5 wt % to about 15 wt % of KBr; from about 5 wt % to about 15 wt % of KCl; and one or more quaternary ammonium agents, wherein the electrolyte comprises from about 0.5 wt % to about 10 wt % of the one or more quaternary ammonium agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Eos Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventors: George W. Adamson, Sara S. Bowers, Francis W. Richey
  • Patent number: 10879708
    Abstract: A method includes receiving current measurements from at least one current sensor configured to measure current of a battery system in communication with a power distribution network having a power plant. The method also includes receiving voltage measurements from at least one voltage sensor configured to measure voltage of the battery system and temperature measurements from at least one temperature sensor configured to measure temperature of the battery system. The method includes determining an impedance parameter of the battery system based on the received measurements, a temperature parameter of the battery system based on the received measurements, a predicted voltage parameter based on the impedance parameter, and a predicted temperature parameter based on the temperature parameter. The method includes commanding the battery system to charge power from the power plant or discharge power from the power plant based on the predicted voltage parameter and the predicted temperature parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Eos Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventors: Kamel Belkacem-Boussaid, George W. Adamson
  • Publication number: 20200251745
    Abstract: A chambered frame insert (2) for an electrolyte chamber of a battery (200) includes a plurality of ribs (4) laterally and defining a plurality of chambers (6), and a plurality of voids (8) each formed in a corresponding rib and configured to allow gas to travel between the plurality of chambers. The plurality of ribs are angled with respect to a horizontal lateral axis (H) of the frame insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: EOS Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin Hertzberg
  • Patent number: 10305111
    Abstract: The present invention provides a terminal assembly, and storage batteries comprising a terminal assembly, wherein the terminal assembly comprises a conductive cup-shaped member comprising a terminal wall in electric communication with a terminal of the electrochemical cell when the terminal wall is in contact with the terminal; a sidewall; and a rim separated from the terminal wall by the sidewall; and a bipolar endplate having first and second surfaces parallel with the terminal wall and joining to the rim at the first surface, the joining enabling bi-directional uniform current flow through the cup-shaped member between the terminal and the endplate when the terminal wall is in contact with the terminal, the endplate having an electrochemically active region comprising a first surface area enclosed by the rim and a remaining second surface area outside an outer periphery of the rim, the first and second surface areas being substantially equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Eos Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventors: George W. Adamson, Sara S. Bowers
  • Patent number: 10276872
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aqueous electrolyte for use in rechargeable zinc-halide storage batteries that possesses improved stability and durability and improves zinc-halide battery performance. One aspect of the present invention provides an electrolyte for use in a secondary zinc bromine electrochemical cell comprising from about 30 wt % to about 40 wt % of ZnBr2 by weight of the electrolyte; from about 5 wt % to about 15 wt % of KBr; from about 5 wt % to about 15 wt % of KCl; and one or more quaternary ammonium agents, wherein the electrolyte comprises from about 0.5 wt % to about 10 wt % of the one or more quaternary ammonium agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Eos Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventors: George W. Adamson, Sara S. Bowers, Francis W. Richey
  • Patent number: 10128543
    Abstract: The present invention provides rechargeable electrochemical cells comprising a molten anode, a cathode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte salt, wherein the electrolyte salt is situated between the molten anode and the cathode during the operation of the electrochemical cell, and the molten anode comprises an aluminum material; also provided are batteries comprising a plurality of such rechargeable electrochemical cells and processes for manufacturing such rechargeable electrochemical cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Eos Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Amendola, Stefanie Sharp-Goldman
  • Patent number: 10113809
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to mechanical-chemical energy storage. In particular, the invention relates to a mechanical-chemical energy storage system that stores energy by simultaneously compressing a gas to a higher enthalpy state and recovering the heat of compression by driving a somewhat reversible chemical reaction. The heat energy in the chemical reaction is then recovered while the gas is expanding to a lower enthalpy state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Eos Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Amendola, Tibor Kalnoki-Kis
  • Patent number: 9680193
    Abstract: The invention provides for a fully electrically rechargeable metal anode battery systems and methods of achieving such systems. An electrically rechargeable metal anode cell may comprise a metal electrode, an air contacting electrode, and an aqueous electrolyte separating the metal electrode and the air contacting electrode. In some embodiments, the metal electrode may directly contact the liquid electrolyte and no separator or porous membrane is needed between the air contacting electrode and the electrolyte. Rechargeable metal anode cells may be electrically connected to one another through a centrode connection where a metal electrode of one cell and an air contacting electrode of a second cell are electrically connected. Air tunnels or pathways may be provided between individual metal anode cells arranged in a stack. In some embodiments, an electrolyte flow management system may also be provided to maintain liquid electrolyte at constant levels during charge and discharge cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Eos Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Amendola, Michael Binder, Phillip J. Black, Stefanie Sharp-Goldman, Lois Johnson, Michael Kunz, Michael Oster, Tesia Chciuk, Regan Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150244031
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel electrochemical cell that comprises a cathode, an anode, and an electrolyte, where an ion species present in the electrolyte intercalates into the cathode upon discharge of the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: Eos Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventors: George W. Adamson, Steven Amendola, Michael Binder, Phillip J. Black, Stefanie Sharp-Goldman, Lois Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150010833
    Abstract: The invention provides for a fully electrically rechargeable metal anode battery systems and methods of achieving such systems. An electrically rechargeable metal anode cell may comprise a metal electrode, an air contacting electrode, and an aqueous electrolyte separating the metal electrode and the air contacting electrode. In some embodiments, the metal electrode may directly contact the liquid electrolyte and no separator or porous membrane is needed between the air contacting electrode and the electrolyte. Rechargeable metal anode cells may be electrically connected to one another through a centrode connection where a metal electrode of one cell and an air contacting electrode of a second cell are electrically connected. Air tunnels or pathways may be provided between individual metal anode cells arranged in a stack. In some embodiments, an electrolyte flow management system may also be provided to maintain liquid electrolyte at constant levels during charge and discharge cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Eos Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Amendola, Michael Binder, Phillip J. Black, Stefanie Sharp-Goldman, Lois Johnson, Michael Kunz, Michael Oster, Tesia Chciuk, Regan Johnson
  • Patent number: 8802304
    Abstract: Performance, properties and stability of bifunctional air electrodes may be improved by using modified current collectors, and improving water wettability of air electrode structures. This invention provides information on creating non-corroding, electrically rechargeable, bifunctional air electrodes. In some embodiments, this bifunctional air electrode includes a corrosion-resistant outer layer and an electrically conductive inner layer. In some embodiments, this bifunctional air electrode includes titanium suboxides formed by reducing titanium dioxide. Titanium suboxides may be corrosion-resistant and electrically conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Eos Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Amendola, Michael Binder, Phillip J. Black, Stefanie Sharp-Goldman, Lois Johnson, Michael Kunz, Michael Oster, Tesia Chciuk, Regan Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130209919
    Abstract: Performance, properties and stability of bifunctional air electrodes may be improved by using modified current collectors, and improving water wettability of air electrode structures. This invention provides information on creating non-corroding, electrically rechargeable, bifunctional air electrodes. In some embodiments, this bifunctional air electrode includes a corrosion-resistant outer layer and an electrically conductive inner layer. In some embodiments, this bifunctional air electrode includes titanium suboxides formed by reducing titanium dioxide. Titanium suboxides may be corrosion-resistant and electrically conductive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Eos Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Amendola, Michael Binder, Phillip J. Black, Stefanie Sharp-Goldman, Lois Johnson, Michael Kunz, Michael Oster, Tesia Chciuk, Regan Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130115531
    Abstract: The invention provides for a fully electrically rechargeable metal-air battery systems and methods of achieving such systems. A rechargeable metal air battery cell may comprise a metal electrode an air electrode, and an aqueous electrolyte separating the metal electrode and the air electrode. In some embodiments, the metal electrode may directly contact the electrolyte and no separator or porous membrane need be provided between the air electrode and the electrolyte. Rechargeable metal air battery cells may be electrically connected to one another through a centrode connection between a metal electrode of a first battery cell and an air electrode of a second battery cell. Air tunnels may be provided between individual metal air battery cells. In some embodiments, an electrolyte flow management system may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Eos Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Amendola, Lois Johnson, Michael Binder, Michael Kunz, Phillip J. Black, Michael Oster, Stefanie Sharp-Goldman, Tesia Chciuk, Regan Johnson
  • Patent number: D762577
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Eos Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventors: Neil Ovadia, George W. Adamson
  • Patent number: D825506
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Eos Energy Storage, LLC
    Inventors: Tadeusz W. Langner, Connor Burke, Benjamin Hertzberg