Patents by Inventor Arnold J. Goldman

Arnold J. Goldman has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20160072291
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices and apparatus for operating an energy system that can include an energy storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventor: Arnold J. GOLDMAN
  • Publication number: 20150381025
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, a Liquid Air Energy Storage apparatus comprises one or more motors, one or more generators, one or more transformers, and a liquid air storage unit. The one or more motors can be adapted to compress a working fluid. The one or more generators can be adapted to produce electric energy. The one or more transformers can be adapted to convert electric energy. At least one of the motors, the generators, and the transformers can comprise a superconductive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: ARNOLD J. GOLDMAN, Elazar Avraham GOLDMAN
  • Publication number: 20150300209
    Abstract: An energy processing apparatus includes an energy input unit, a bulk storage unit, an auxiliary unit, and an energy output unit. The energy input unit can include conduits/devices for the input of electrical/thermal energy sources. The bulk storage unit can include a system, conduits/devices for electrical/thermal energy storage/release. The auxiliary unit can include a system, conduits/devices for the production of material products. The energy output unit can contain conduits/devices for the output of electrical energy. The energy input unit can be connected to the bulk storage unit, auxiliary unit, and energy output unit by conduits/devices for the transfer of electrical/thermal energy. The bulk storage unit and auxiliary unit can be connected by conduits/devices for the transfer of material products and/or thermal energy. The energy output unit can be connected to the energy input unit and/or bulk storage unit by conduits/devices for the transfer of electrical energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventor: ARNOLD J. GOLDMAN
  • Publication number: 20150263523
    Abstract: An energy storage facility comprising at least one energy storage device and one renewable energy generating device is disclosed. The energy storage device can operate in a few modes of operation, consisting of at least a charging cycle and a discharging cycle. During one period of the charging cycle, energy is consumed by and stored within the energy storage device, and during a second period of discharging, energy from the storage device is dispatched to the grid. The total amount of energy consumed by the storage device is larger than the total amount of energy dispatched from the storage device. The total amount of energy dispatched to the electrical grid from both the storage device and the renewable energy generating device does not exceed the total amount of energy drawn down from the grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventor: ARNOLD J. GOLDMAN
  • Publication number: 20150240654
    Abstract: A solar energy production and storage apparatus includes an energy storage unit, a solar photovoltaic (PV) unit, a solar thermal unit, and a high temperature thermal storage unit. The energy storage unit can be a Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) unit which can include an electrical energy input, an electrical energy output, and one or more conduits to transfer at least one of thermal energy and working fluid between the LAES unit and the high temperature thermal storage unit. The solar PV unit can produce electrical energy and can include an electrical energy output. The solar thermal unit can produce thermal energy, the solar thermal unit comprising a thermal energy output. The high temperature thermal storage unit can include a thermal energy input and one or more conduits to transfer at least one of thermal energy and working fluid between the LAES unit and the high temperature thermal storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventor: Arnold J. GOLDMAN
  • Publication number: 20150236527
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus comprising a storage unit, a charge unit, and a discharge power units. The charge unit can have a power capacity that is N/efficiency higher than that of the discharge power unit, where N is significantly greater than unity. The apparatus can comprise a storage dissipation component that can selectively waste stored energy, incoming energy, or withdrawn energy such that the total energy storage capacity or rate capacity of energy storage is increased. Efficiency can be defined as maximum quantity of energy that can be withdrawn for a given quantity stored of the energy storage apparatus with zero waste energy storage selected. The charge unit can be connected to receive power from one or more power sources and the discharge power unit can be connected to dispatch power to a power consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventor: Arnold J. GOLDMAN
  • Publication number: 20150113940
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are provided for liquid air energy storage in conjunction with power generating cycles. A system can comprise a power generation apparatus and an energy storage apparatus. The energy storage apparatus can comprise a thermal energy storage unit, and the power generation apparatus and energy storage apparatus can be interconnected via the thermal energy storage unit enabling energy transfer from a first cycle of one of the power generation apparatus and energy storage apparatus to a second cycle of the other apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: STANISLAV SINATOV, LEON AFREMOV, ARNOLD J. GOLDMAN
  • Patent number: 8033110
    Abstract: A multi-mode solar power generation system can include a first energy conversion system that generates electricity from a working fluid heated by a portion of solar radiation focused by a plurality of heliostats. The multi-mode solar power generation system can also include a second energy conversion system that generates electricity from an unused portion of the focused solar radiation using a different energy conversion mode than that of the first energy conversion system. The second energy conversion system can include one or more photovoltaic converters, which directly convert solar radiation to electricity. The unused radiation from the first energy conversion system can include radiation spillage or dumped radiation from a thermal receiver of the first energy conversion system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Brightsource Industries (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoel Gilon, Arnold J. Goldman, Israel Kroizer, Gideon Goldwine, Gil Kroyzer
  • Patent number: 8003379
    Abstract: A bioreactor and bioreactor system are suitable for the growth of materials from algae. More specifically, the system preferred embodiments use concentrated sunlight in a solo- or co-generation system to produce algae and products therefrom as well as solar thermal energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Brightsource Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold J. Goldman, Michael Kagan, Yuri Kokotov
  • Publication number: 20110126883
    Abstract: Light management systems and related methods disclosed herein are able to re-direct solar insolation. In some embodiments, a system for harvesting insolation may include a solar target, such as one or more photovoltaic assemblies and/or bioreactor targets. In some embodiments, a substantially uniform light distribution is provided within and/or on the targets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: BRIGHTSOURCE INDUSTRIES (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventor: Arnold J. Goldman
  • Patent number: 7845172
    Abstract: A generating facility is provided for generating electricity from both solar and non-solar energy sources. The solar generating portion of the facility includes capability to directly generate electricity from solar insolation, or to store the solar energy in a tangible medium, including stored heat, or solar generating fuel. The generating facility is configured to generate electricity simultaneously from both solar and non-solar sources, as well a solely from immediate solar insolation and from solar energy stored in a tangible medium. Additionally, the solar generating capacity may be segregated; such that separate spectra of solar insolation are used to capture heat for steam turbine based electrical generation, capture light energy for photovoltaic based electrical generation, and to grow biomass to generate a solar fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: BrightSource Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Arnold J. Goldman
  • Publication number: 20100300510
    Abstract: A solar power system may include at least one reflector The reflector may have a surface configured to convert a first part of the sunlight incident thereon to electrical power The surface of the reflector may also be configured to reflect a second part of the sunlight incident thereon The at least one reflector may be configured to direct the second part of the sunlight incident thereon to a solar receiver A power management system may also be provided The power management system may receiver electrical power derived from the first part from the reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Arnold J. Goldman, Binyamin Koretz, Yoel Gilon
  • Publication number: 20090229264
    Abstract: A multi-mode solar power generation system can include a first energy conversion system that generates electricity from a working fluid heated by a portion of solar radiation focused by a plurality of heliostats. The multi-mode solar power generation system can also include a second energy conversion system that generates electricity from an unused portion of the focused solar radiation using a different energy conversion mode than that of the first energy conversion system. The second energy conversion system can include one or more photovoltaic converters, which directly convert solar radiation to electricity. The unused radiation from the first energy conversion system can include radiation spillage or dumped radiation from a thermal receiver of the first energy conversion system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Yoel GILON, Arnold J. Goldman, Israel Kroizer, Gideon Goldwine, Gil Kroyzer
  • Publication number: 20090197322
    Abstract: A method of growing algae is described that is part of a cogenerational energy production plant in which solar energy from a solar collecting and concentrating field is used to provide photonic energy for the growth and stress phase of algae as well as to provide heat for driving a turbine. The supplementary energy for the power plant is provided by natural gas and by biomethane that is produced by fermentation of the algal biomass. The carbon dioxide that is a by-product of the combustion of both the natural gas and the biomethane is recycled to provide the carbon source for the algal growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Arnold J. Goldman
  • Publication number: 20090155864
    Abstract: A photo-bioreactor can be arranged to receive incident solar radiation. The photo-bioreactor can contain photosynthetic organisms. The photosynthetic organisms can be genetically modified to produce an organic substance. The organic substance can be a biofuel or a precursor to a biofuel. The precursor can be isolated and converted into a biofuel. The biofuel can be extracted from the photo-bioreactor for use, for example, in energy generation or as a fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Alan Joseph BAUER, Arnold J. Goldman, Julien Meissonnier
  • Patent number: 7461040
    Abstract: A strategic method for process control wherein the method includes, for a predetermined process juncture, the steps of: (A) defining an interconnection cell having associated therewith (i) at least one set of input data or at least one set of process control parameters, and (ii) at least one set of output data; (B) assigning at least one boundary value to at least one set of the sets associated with the defined interconnection cell; (C) using the assigned at least one boundary value, forming a plurality of discrete respective set combinations, and (D) for the interconnection cell, processing data from the plurality of respective formed set combinations into respective corresponding data record clusters. The strategic method for process control is a continuation-in-part of a Knowledge-Engineering Protocol-Suite, (U.S. patent application Ser. No. 09/588,681 filed on 7 Jun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Insyst Ltd.
    Inventors: Arnold J. Goldman, Joseph Fisher, Jehuda Hartman, Shlomo Sarel
  • Publication number: 20080293132
    Abstract: A bioreactor and bioreactor system are suitable for the growth of materials from algae. More specifically, the system preferred embodiments use concentrated sunlight in a solo- or co-generation system to produce algae and products therefrom as well as solar thermal energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: Bright Source Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold J. Goldman, Michael Kagan, Yuri Kokotov
  • Patent number: 7331178
    Abstract: A generating facility is provided for generating electricity from both solar and non-solar energy sources. The solar generating portion of the facility includes capability to directly generate electricity from solar insolation, or to store the solar energy in a tangible medium, including stored heat, or solar generating fuel. The generating facility is configured to generate electricity simultaneously from both solar and non-solar sources, as well a solely from immediate solar insolation and from solar energy stored in a tangible medium. Additionally, the solar generating capacity may be segregated; such that separate spectra of solar insolation are used to capture heat for steam turbine based electrical generation, capture light energy for photovoltaic based electrical generation, and to grow biomass to generate a solar fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Los Angeles Advisory Services Inc
    Inventor: Arnold J. Goldman
  • Patent number: 7191736
    Abstract: A power generator provides power with minimal CO2, NOx, CO, CH4, and particulate emissions and substantially greater efficiency as compared to traditional power generation techniques. Specifically nitrogen is removed from the combustion cycle, either being replaced by a noble gas as a working gas in a combustion engine. The noble gas is supplemented with oxygen and fuel, to provide a combustion environment substantially free of nitrogen or alternatively working in 100% oxygen-fuel combustion environments. Upon combustion, Very little to no nitrogen is present, and thus there is little production of NOx compounds. Additionally, the exhaust constituents are used in the production of power through work exerted upon expansion of the exhaust products, and the exhaust products are separated into their constituents of noble gas, water and carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Los Angeles Advisory Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Arnold J. Goldman
  • Patent number: 7191597
    Abstract: A generating facility is provided for generating electricity from both solar and non-solar energy sources. The solar generating portion of the facility includes capability to directly generate electricity from solar insolation, or to store the solar energy in a tangible medium, including stored heat, or solar generating fuel. The generating facility is configured to generate electricity simultaneously from both solar and non-solar sources, as well a solely from immediate solar insolation and from solar energy stored in a tangible medium. Additionally, the solar generating capacity may be segregated; such that separate spectra of solar insolation are used to capture heat for steam turbine based electrical generation, capture light energy for photovoltaic based electrical generation, and to grow biomass to generate a solar fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Los Angeles Advisory Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Arnold J. Goldman