Patents Assigned to Korea Institute of Energy Research
  • Publication number: 20190333716
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a micro-supercapacitor with an increased storage capacity of electrical energy. The method is a method of manufacturing a high-capacity micro-supercapacitor including an anode and a cathode separated from each other, which includes forming a pair of current collectors by discharging conductive ink on a substrate surface with a 3D printer, and forming an electrode consisting of an anode and a cathode by stacking an electrode constituting material in the form of a plurality of layers on each of the pair of current collectors using the 3D printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Jung Joon YOO, Jong Huy KIM, YONG IL KIM, Jeong Hun BAEK, Ha Na YOON
  • Publication number: 20190323916
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for gas leakage measurement in a high pressure reactor. In particular, the present invention relates to an apparatus for gas leakage measurement in a high pressure reactor including: a gas inlet; a first valve equipped to one side of the gas inlet; a flowmeter; a pressure gauge measuring an internal pressure of the reactor; a gas outlet; and a second valve, wherein if in internal pressure reaches a preset pressure by closing the second valve and injecting a gas to the reactor through the flowmeter in the state of opening the first valve, the gas leakage status in the reactor is measured through pressure changes in the pressure gauge after closing the first valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Ho-jung RYU, Doyeon LEE, Gyoung-tae JIN, Chang-keun YI, Do-won SHUN, Jae-hyeon PARK, Dal-hee BAE, Sung-ho JO, Seung-yong LEE, Young Cheol PARK, Jong-ho MOON, Dong-ho LEE
  • Publication number: 20190323704
    Abstract: In the present invention, a recuperator is used in a refrigerant cycle to make a heat exchange between a refrigerant generated in a condenser and a refrigerant before flowing into a compressor, thereby supercooling the refrigerant to minimize the quality of the refrigerant introduced into an evaporator, elevating temperatures at an inlet and an outlet of the compressor, and increasing condensed heat of the condenser. In the present invention, a recuperator is used to increase condensed heat of the condenser, leading to increasing the heat which circulation water circulating in a steam producing cycle receives from the condenser, whereby steam production efficiency can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Beom Joon LEE, Gil Bong LEE, Young Jin BAIK, Hyung Ki SHIN, Jun Hyun CHO, Chul Woo ROH, Ho Sang RA, Eun Seok WANG, Young Soo LEE
  • Patent number: 10439246
    Abstract: This invention relates to an electrode structure including a porous electrode that simultaneously performs the functions both of a bipolar plate and of a felt electrode and has a pattern layer or a mesh layer serving as a flow path on the surface thereof, a method of manufacturing the same, and a redox flow battery stack configuration for decreasing shunt current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Chang-soo Jin, Kyoung-hee Shin, Sun-hwa Yeon, Bum-suk Lee, Sea Couk Park
  • Patent number: 10427982
    Abstract: A method includes: supplying sources or nanoparticles of any one or two or more combinations selected from a group which consists of a carbon source, a doping source, a doped element containing carbon source, and a waste plastic source into a high-temperature and high-pressure closed autoclave, completely closing the high-temperature and high-pressure closed autoclave, and forming a nanoparticle-carbon core-shell structure by a single process by coating a carbon layer on the surface of the nanoparticles or forming a core-shell structure of nanoparticle-doped carbon by the single process by coating a carbon layer doped with the doped element on the surface of the nanoparticles under pressure self-generated in the autoclave and a reaction temperature in the range of 500 to 850° C. by heating the autoclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Namjo Jeong, Chan-Soo Kim, Ji Yeon Choi, Joo-youn Nam, Soon-chul Park, Moon seok Jang, Kangmin Chon, Ji-Hyung Han, Han-Ki Kim, Eun-Jin Jwa
  • Patent number: 10415134
    Abstract: Disclosed is a crucible that exhibits stable evaporation efficiency and durability with respect to Al, is used in an evaporation source of an electron-beam evaporator, and includes a storage unit, which includes a wall and a bottom and in which a deposition material is placed, and a wetting prevention unit that includes another wall, which is taller than the wall of the storage unit, and another bottom, and is combined with an exterior of the storage unit. The wetting prevention unit is provided so that only the wall of the storage unit is wet with Al, and accordingly, the lifespan of the crucible is lengthened. Further, contact with the ceramic material in order to prevent wetting is minimized, thereby preventing a reduction in the physical properties of the thin film due to the impurities mixed with the deposited Al.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Ki-hwan Kim, Jun-Sik Cho, Ara Cho, Jae-Ho Yun, Kyung Hoon Yoon, Jin-su Yoo, Young-Joo Eo, Seoung-Kyu Ahn, Sejin Ahn, Kee Shik Shin, Joo-Hyung Park, Jihye Gwak
  • Patent number: 10415880
    Abstract: A hybrid drying apparatus including: a bed portion having a horizontally disposed top surface; an object-to-be-dried supplying portion configured to spread an object to be dried on the top surface of the bed portion; and a driving unit configured to rotate and drive the bed portion or the object-to-be-dried supplying portion, wherein the object to be dried supplied from the object-to-be-dried supplying portion is spread on the top surface of the bed portion while the bed portion or the object-to-be-dried supplying portion is rotated, and the top surface of the bed portion is heated in such a manner that a lower portion of the bed portion is primarily heated so that the bed portion is used to dry the object to be dried coated on the top surface of the bed portion by the object-to-be-dried supplying portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Sung Il Kim, Sang Hyun Oh, Ki Ho Park
  • Patent number: 10415822
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for measuring the height of a solid bed in a high-temperature and high-pressure fluidized bed system, and a fluidized bed system having the solid bed height measuring apparatus. The solid bed height measuring apparatus includes a lower pressure probe mounted at an upper side as high as a first height from a gas distributor of a fluidized bed reactor to measure pressure of the mounted location, and a middle pressure probe mounted at an upper side as high as a second height from the lower probe to measure pressure of the mounted location. An upper pressure probe is mounted at the top of the fluidized bed reactor to measure the inside pressure of the fluidized bed reactor. First and second differential pressure gauges are used for measuring differential pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Ho-jung Ryu, Dong-ho Lee, Gyoung-tae Jin, Do-won Shun, Chang-keun Yi, Jae-hyeon Park, Dal-hee Bae, Sung-ho Jo, Seung-yong Lee, Young Cheol Park, Jong-ho Moon
  • Patent number: 10407327
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bioelectrochemical system for removing a polyvalent ion present in seawater etc., capable of producing electricity. The bioelectrochemical system according to the present invention comprises: an anode chamber comprising an anode which accommodates an electron produced when treating an organic material in wastewater with a microorganism; a cathode chamber comprising a cathode receiving the electron from the anode, for producing a hydroxide ion by reacting the electron with oxygen and water provided from the outside, and depositing the polyvalent ion inside an electrolyte by using the hydroxide ion; and an anion exchange membrane for blocking the polyvalent ion inside the electrolyte from moving to the anode chamber. Also, the present invention provides the bioelectrochemical system capable of removing the polyvalent ion present in seawater etc., and simultaneously producing hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Joo-Youn Nam, Soon-Chul Park, Dong-Kook Kim, Namjo Jeong, Chan-Soo Kim, Daehee Kim, Kyo Sik Hwang, Chul-Ho Park, Eunjin Jwa
  • Patent number: 10385282
    Abstract: A method and system for upgrading and separating hydrocarbon are provided. The method may include preheating hydrocarbon containing impurities, removing non-hydrocarbon impurities from the hydrocarbon using a hydroprocessing catalyst and hydrogen gas after inserting the preheated hydrocarbon into a reactor, and separating gas from liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Dong Woo Cho, Kang Hee Cho, Jong Nam Kim, Bharat S. Rana, Cheol Hyun Kim, Joon Ho Ko, Hee Tae Beum
  • Patent number: 10389300
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fault diagnosis for a photovoltaic system. A fault diagnosis apparatus includes a temperature sensor unit measuring both an internal temperature value of the junction box and a surface temperature value of the solar module; a voltage sensor provided in the junction box; and an operation unit determining where a fault occurs among the solar module, an inside of the junction box, and the inverter by comparing measured values of the temperature sensor unit with a measured value of the voltage sensor. According to the present invention, initial investment cost is inexpensive. In addition, it is possible to detect solar module faults that are difficult to be checked by the naked eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Sukwhan Ko, Youngseok Jung, Gi-Hwan Kang, Youngchul Ju, Hyemi Hwang, Junghun So, Hee-eun Song
  • Patent number: 10384201
    Abstract: Disclosed is a direct synthesis method of nanostructured catalyst particles on surfaces of various supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Namjo Jeong, Chan-Soo Kim, Eun-Jin Jwa, Ji Yeon Choi, Joo-Youn Nam, Soon-Chul Park, Moon-Seok Jang, Yong Seok Seo, Kyo Sik Hwang, Han Ki Kim, Ji Hyung Han, Tae Young Kim, Young Gi Yoon
  • Publication number: 20190247841
    Abstract: The present invention comprises: a separable material injection part for injecting a material therein; a mixing part for mixing the material injected in the material injection part; an aging part for aging, at a high temperature, the material mixed in the mixing part; and a firing part for supporting, on a support, the material aged in the aging part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Ji-chan PARK, Dong Hyun CHUN, Jung-il YANG, Heon-do JEONG, Heon JUNG, Ho-tae LEE, Dong-wook LEE, Chan-woo LEE, Shin Wook KANG
  • Patent number: 10361584
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for managing energy of a community in which at least one building exists. The system includes a community agent for managing community energy demand prediction data including building energy demand prediction data of each building and a community demand reaction load capacity including a building demand reaction load capacity of each building and managing a community demand reaction incentive policy applied to the community; and a machine learning device for generating a building demand reaction incentive policy to be applied to each building through a community-optimized machine learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Yu-jin Song, Yoon-dong Sung
  • Patent number: 10358457
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a metal oxalate hydrate body having a certain shape, a preparation method thereof, and a metal oxide/carbon composite body prepared by using the metal oxalate hydrate body. In the present invention, the metal oxalate body, whose shape is diversely controlled, and the metal oxide/carbon composite body therefrom are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Ji Chan Park, Heon Jung, Ho Tae Lee, Jung Il Yang, Dong Hyun Chun, Sung Jun Hong, Seok Yong Hong
  • Patent number: 10359456
    Abstract: A multichannel fuel cell test station for testing a performance of a fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (MEA) is provided. The multichannel fuel cell test station may include a cell mounting portion configured to receive a plurality of unit cells, a gas supply configured to supply fuel gas to the unit cells and including a pressure generator and a mass flow controller (MFC), a temperature controller configured to maintain a constant ambient temperature of the unit cells, a humidifying portion configured to maintain a constant humidification state around the unit cells, a measurer configured to measure performances and electrochemical impedances of the unit cells, and a controller configured to control the gas supply, the temperature controller, the humidifying portion and the measurer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Young Gi Yoon, Young Woo Choi, Tae Young Kim, Beom Jun Kim, Min Ho Seo, Jong Min Lee, Chi Young Jung
  • Patent number: 10355299
    Abstract: Provided are a reinforced composite membrane and a method of manufacturing the reinforced composite membrane, and more particularly, a reinforced composite membrane including a porous support layer; and an electrolyte membrane layer formed on one surface or each of both surfaces of the porous support layer, at least a portion of the porous support layer being impregnated with an electrolyte, and a method of manufacturing the reinforced composite membrane. The reinforced composite membrane may enhance an interfacial adhesive force between a support and the electrolyte membrane layer, and may be manufactured on a continuous mass production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Byungchan Bae, Hyejin Lee, Sung-Dae Yim, Chang-Soo Kim, Won-Yong Lee, Gu-Gon Park, Tae-Hyun Yang, Seok-Hee Park, Minjin Kim, Young-Jun Sohn, Seung-Gon Kim
  • Patent number: 10344989
    Abstract: Provided are a supply pipe and a pipe system that may simultaneously accumulate a plurality of thermal energies having different temperatures in a thermal energy network based on bilateral heat trade. The supply pipe is driven by an operation system, supplies a thermal energy to a user or a heat source, and includes an external pipe, at least two internal pipes that are disposed inside the external pipe and accumulate a thermal energy having a predetermined temperature, and a filler that fills the external pipe inside which the at least two internal pipes are disposed, wherein the at least two internal pipes have thermal energies having different temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Yong Hoon Im, Byung Sik Park, Dae Hun Chung, Sae Byul Kang, Jae Yong Lee, Dong Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10337772
    Abstract: Provided is an hybrid solar heat absorption cooling system comprising: an absorption refrigerator; a solar heat steam generator configured to generate steam using solar heat; a daytime steam supplying unit configured to supply steam generated by the solar heat steam generator during the day as a heat source for the absorption refrigerator; a daytime hot water storage tank configured to store hot water discharged from the absorption refrigerator during the day; a nighttime hot water supplying unit configured to supply hot water stored in the daytime hot water storage tank during the night as a heat source for the absorption refrigerator; a nighttime hot water storage tank configured to store hot water discharged from the absorption refrigerator during the night; and a daytime hot water supplying unit configured to supply hot water stored in the nighttime hot water storage tank during the day to the solar heat steam generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF ENERGY RESEARCH
    Inventors: Jong Kyu Kim, Yong Heack Kang, Hyun Jin Lee, Sang Nam Lee
  • Patent number: 10307768
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a CLC and operation method thereof equipped with a loop seal separator using magnetic oxygen carrier particles and a magnetic separator. And more particularly, the present invention relates to a loop seal separator using magnetic oxygen carrier particles and a magnetic separator, wherein the loop seal separator comprises a duct into which the ash and magnetic oxygen carrier particles, discharged from a reducer, flow; a magnetic separator to separate the ash from the magnetic oxygen carrier particles, flowing into the duct, by magnetic material; an ash discharge pipe to discharge the ash, separated by the magnetic separator; and an oxygen-carrier-particle discharge pipe to encourage the magnetic oxygen carrier particles, separated by the magnetic separator, to flow into an oxidizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Ho-Jung Ryu, Keun-hee Han, Gyoung-tae Jin, Chang-keun Yi, Do-won Shun, Jae-hyeon Park, Dal-hee Bae, Sung-ho Jo, Seung-yong Lee, Young Cheol Park, Jong-ho Moon, Do Yeon Lee, Hyo Jin Lee, Dong-ho Lee, Jeom In Baek