Patents by Inventor Benjamin Cameron

Benjamin Cameron 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).

  • Patent number: 8122718
    Abstract: 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 energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: SustainX, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron
  • Patent number: 8109085
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: SustainX, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Robert Cook, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Lee Doyle, Andrew Shang, Timothy Wilson, Micheal Neil Scott, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Dimitri Deserranno
  • Publication number: 20110314803
    Abstract: In various embodiments, efficiency of energy storage and recovery systems compressing and expanding gas is improved via heat exchange between the gas and a heat-transfer fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: TROY O. MCBRIDE, Alexander Bell, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Andrew Shang, David Chmiel, Horst Richter, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron
  • Publication number: 20110315255
    Abstract: In various embodiments, dead space and associated coupling losses are reduced in energy storage and recovery systems employing compressed air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin Bollinger, John McCormick, Benjamin Cameron, Alexander Bell, David Chmiel, Michael Neil Scott
  • Publication number: 20110283690
    Abstract: In various embodiments, compressed-gas energy storage and recovery systems include a cylinder assembly for compression and/or expansion of gas, a reservoir for storage and/or supply of compressed gas, and a system for thermally conditioning gas within the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Bollinger, Troy O. McBride, Benjamin Cameron, Patrick Magari, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen
  • Patent number: 8037678
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: SustainX, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Robert Cook, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Lee Doyle, Andrew Shang, Timothy Wilson, Michael Neil Scott, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Dimitri Deserranno
  • Publication number: 20110232281
    Abstract: 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 energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron
  • Publication number: 20110167813
    Abstract: 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 reservoir on a gas-side of the circuits and a combination fluid motor/pump, coupled to a combination electric generator/motor on the fluid side of the circuits. The systems use heat transfer subsystems in communication with at least one of the cylinder assemblies or reservoir to thermally condition the gas being expanded or compressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Robert Cook, Horst Richter
  • Patent number: 7958731
    Abstract: 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 energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: SustainX, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron
  • Publication number: 20110107755
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Robert Cook, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Lee Doyle, Andrew Shang, Timothy Wilson, Micheal N. Scott, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Dimitri Deserranno
  • Publication number: 20110083438
    Abstract: 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 energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron
  • Publication number: 20110079010
    Abstract: 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 energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron
  • Publication number: 20110056368
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Robert Cook, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Lee Doyle, Andrew Shang, Timothy Wilson, Michael N. Scott, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Dimitri Deserranno
  • Patent number: 7874155
    Abstract: 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 reservoir on a gas-side of the circuits and a combination fluid motor/pump, coupled to a combination electric generator/motor on the fluid side of the circuits. The systems use heat transfer subsystems in communication with at least one of the cylinder assemblies or reservoir to thermally condition the gas being expanded or compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: SustainX, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Robert Cook, Horst Richter
  • Publication number: 20100205960
    Abstract: 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 energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: SustainX, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron
  • Publication number: 20100139277
    Abstract: 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 reservoir on a gas-side of the circuits and a combination fluid motor/pump, coupled to a combination electric generator/motor on the fluid side of the circuits. The systems use heat transfer subsystems in communication with at least one of the cylinder assemblies or reservoir to thermally condition the gas being expanded or compressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: SustainX, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Robert Cook, Horst Richter
  • Publication number: 20100089063
    Abstract: 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 reservoir on a gas-side of the circuits and a combination fluid motor/pump, coupled to a combination electric generator/motor on the fluid side of the circuits. The systems use heat transfer subsystems in communication with at least one of the cylinder assemblies or reservoir to thermally condition the gas being expanded or compressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: SustainX, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Robert Cook, Horst Richter