Patents by Inventor Dennis Corrigan

Dennis Corrigan 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: 20090068502
    Abstract: An emergency power system is provided in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention. The emergency power system includes a fuel cell and an electrochemically regenerated air scrubber which removes carbon dioxide from air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Dennis A. Corrigan, Peter J. Kalal, Robin A. Vidas, Srinivasan Venkatesan
  • Patent number: 7297435
    Abstract: A solid oxide fuel cell with intrinsic energy storage. The solid oxide fuel cell includes a hydrogen electrode utilizing a modified anode active material. The modified anode active material allows for intrinsic energy storage within the hydrogen electrode which provides for transient response, load leveling applications, a decreased start-up time, and ability to accept charge. The solid oxide fuel cell may also include a modified cathode active material that allows for intrinsic energy storage within the oxygen electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Ovonic Fuel Cell Company, LLC
    Inventors: Stanford R. Ovshinsky, Srinvasan Venkatesan, Dennis A. Corrigan
  • Patent number: 7264901
    Abstract: A monoblock battery case and a monoblock battery. The monoblock battery case comprises a first and a second container each having partitions that divide the containers into cell compartments. The first container is attached to and co-operates with the second container to form one or more coolant channels disposed between the first and second containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Ovonic Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Gow, Anthony Osgood, Subhash K. Dhar, Dennis A. Corrigan, Stanford R. Ovshinsky
  • Patent number: 7217473
    Abstract: Mechanically and thermally improved rechargeable batteries, modules and fluid-cooled battery pack systems. The battery is prismatic in shape with an optimized thickness to width to height aspect ratio which provides the battery with balanced optimal properties when compared with prismatic batteries lacking this optimized aspect ratio. The fluid-cooled battery pack includes; 1) a battery-pack case having coolant inlet and outlet; 2) battery modules within the case such that the battery module is spaced from the case walls and from other battery modules to form coolant flow channels along at least one surface of the bundled batteries; and 3) at least one coolant transport means. The width of the coolant flow channels allows for maximum heat transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Ovanic Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanford R. Ovshinsky, Dennis A. Corrigan, Srinivasan Venkatesan, Subhash K. Dhar, Arthur Holland, Donn Fillmore, Lin Higley, Philippe Gow, Ronald Himmler, Nick Karditsas, Kenneth Laming, Anthony Osgood
  • Publication number: 20060204830
    Abstract: A molten carbonate fuel cell with intrinsic energy storage. The molten carbonate fuel cell includes a hydrogen electrode utilizing a modified anode active material. The modified anode active material allows for intrinsic energy storage within the hydrogen electrode which provides for transient response, load leveling applications, a decreased start-up time, and ability to accept charge. The molten carbonate fuel cell may also include a modified cathode active material that allows for intrinsic energy storage within the oxygen electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventors: Stanford Ovshinsky, Srinivasan Venkatesan, Dennis Corrigan
  • Publication number: 20060204829
    Abstract: A solid oxide fuel cell with intrinsic energy storage. The solid oxide fuel cell includes a hydrogen electrode utilizing a modified anode active material. The modified anode active material allows for intrinsic energy storage within the hydrogen electrode which provides for transient response, load leveling applications, a decreased start-up time, and ability to accept charge. The solid oxide fuel cell may also include a modified cathode active material that allows for intrinsic energy storage within the oxygen electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventors: Stanford Ovshinsky, Srinvasan Venkatesan, Dennis Corrigan
  • Patent number: 6969567
    Abstract: A rechargeable multi-cell battery including a plurality of electrochemical cells. Each of the cells includes a gas port that allows passage of cell gases into and out of the cell but prevent passage of cell electrolyte out of the cell. The gas port may be a gas permeable membrane. The multi-cell batter may be a bipolar battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Texaco Ovonic Battery Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Lin R. Higley, Marshall D. Muller, Dennis A. Corrigan
  • Patent number: 6878485
    Abstract: Mechanically and thermally improved rechargeable batteries, modules and fluid-cooled battery pack systems. The battery is prismatic in shape with an optimized thickness to width to height aspect ratio which provides the battery with balanced optimal properties when compared with prismatic batteries lacking this optimized aspect ratio. The optimized thickness, width and height allow for maximum capacity and power output, while eliminating deleterious side affects. The battery case design allows for unidirectional expansion which is readily compensated for by applying external mechanical compression counter to that direction. In the module, the batteries are bound within a module bundling/compression means under external mechanical compression which is optimized to balance outward pressure due to expansion and provide additional inward compression to reduce the distance between the positive and negative electrodes, thereby increasing overall battery power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Ovonic Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanford R. Ovshinsky, Dennis A. Corrigan, Srinivasan Venkatesan, Subhash K. Dhar, Arthur Holland, Donn Fillmore, Lin Higley, Philippe Gow, Ronald Himmler, Nick Karditsas, Kenneth Laming, Anthony Osgood
  • Publication number: 20050058892
    Abstract: Mechanically and thermally improved rechargeable batteries, modules and fluid-cooled battery pack systems. The battery is prismatic in shape with an optimized thickness to width to height aspect ratio which provides the battery with balanced optimal properties when compared with prismatic batteries lacking this optimized aspect ratio. The optimized thickness, width and height allow for maximum capacity and power output, while eliminating deleterious side affects. The battery case design allows for unidirectional expansion which is readily compensated for by applying external mechanical compression counter to that direction. In the module, the batteries are bound within a module bundling/compression means under external mechanical compression which is optimized to balance outward pressure due to expansion and provide additional inward compression to reduce the distance between the positive and negative electrodes, thereby increasing overall battery power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventors: Stanford Ovshinsky, Dennis Corrigan, Srinivasan Venkatesan, Subhash Dhar, Arthur Holland, Donn Fillmore, Lin Higley, Philippe Gow, Ronald Himmler, Nick Karditsas, Kenneth Laming, Anthony Osgood
  • Patent number: 6864013
    Abstract: A multi-cell monoblock battery in which a plurality of electrochemical cells are disposed in a battery case. The battery case includes one or more cell partitions which divide the interior of the case into a plurality of cell compartments that house the electrochemical cells. Preferably, one or more coolant channels are integrally formed with at least one of the cell partitions. The coolant channels may have inlets and outlets disposed in the walls of the battery case so as to provide a cross-flow cooling design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Chevron Texaco Technology Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Philippe Gow, Anthony Osgood, Dennis A. Corrigan, Lin R. Higley, Marshall D. Muller, Stanford R. Ovshinsky, Rajeev Puttaiah
  • Patent number: 6740446
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell having electrodes that are arranged in a zigzag configuration with folds and creases. Additional electrodes may be inserted within the folds of the zigzag configuration. Preferably, the electrochemical cell is a prismatic cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Ovonic Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis A. Corrigan, Lin Higley, Arthur Holland, Marshall Muller, John A. Smaga
  • Publication number: 20040086779
    Abstract: A rechargeable multi-cell battery including a plurality of electrochemical cells. Each of the cells includes a gas port that allows passage of cell gases into and out of the cell but prevent passage of cell electrolyte out of the cell. The gas port may be a gas permeable membrane. The multi-cell batter may be a bipolar battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Lin R. Higley, Marshall D. Muller, Dennis A. Corrigan
  • Patent number: 6689510
    Abstract: A multi-cell monoblock battery in which a plurality of electrochemical cells are disposed in a battery case. The battery case includes one or more cell partitions which divide the interior of the case into a plurality of cell compartments that house the electrochemical cells. Preferably, one or more coolant channels are integrally formed with at least one of the cell partitions. The coolant channels may have inlets and outlets disposed in the walls of the battery case so as to provide a cross-flow cooling design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Ovonic Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Gow, Anthony Osgood, Dennis A. Corrigan, Lin R. Higley, Marshall D. Muller, Stanford R. Ovshinsky, Rajeev Puttaiah
  • Publication number: 20030232239
    Abstract: A multi-cell monoblock battery in which a plurality of electrochemical cells are disposed in a battery case. The battery case includes one or more cell partitions which divide the interior of the case into a plurality of cell compartments that house the electrochemical cells. Preferably, one or more coolant channels are integrally formed with at least one of the cell partitions. The coolant channels may have inlets and outlets disposed in the walls of the battery case so as to provide a cross-flow cooling design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventors: Philippe Gow, Anthony Osgood, Dennis A. Corrigan, Lin R. Higley, Marshall D. Muller, Stanford R. Ovshinsky, Rajeev Puttaiah
  • Publication number: 20020182493
    Abstract: Mechanically and thermally improved rechargeable batteries, modules and fluid-cooled battery pack systems. The battery is prismatic in shape with an optimized thickness to width to height aspect ratio which provides the battery with balanced optimal properties when compared with prismatic batteries lacking this optimized aspect ratio. The optimized thickness, width and height allow for maximum capacity and power output, while eliminating deleterious side affects. The battery case design allows for unidirectional expansion which is readily compensated for by applying external mechanical compression counter to that direction. In the module, the batteries are bound within a module bundling/compression means under external mechanical compression which is optimized to balance outward pressure due to expansion and provide additional inward compression to reduce the distance between the positive and negative electrodes, thereby increasing overall battery power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Stanford R. Ovshinsky, Dennis A. Corrigan, Srinivasan Venkatesan, Subhash K. Dhar, Arthur Holland, Donn Fillmore, Lin Higley, Philippe Gow, Ronald Himmler, Nick Karditsas, Kenneth Laming, Anthony Osgood
  • Publication number: 20020160263
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell having an electrode stack arranged in a zigzag configuration. Additional electrodes may be inserted within the folds of the zigzag configuration. Preferably, the electrochemical cell is a prismatic cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventors: Dennis A. Corrigan, Lin Higley, Arthur Holland, Marshall Muller, John A. Smaga
  • Patent number: 6416903
    Abstract: A nickel hydroxide particle having a first active nickel hydroxide material and a second active nickel hydroxide material disposed about the first material, wherein the second active nickel hydroxide material has a mass at least 10% of the total particle mass. In a preferred embodiment of the invention the first active material and the second active material have a compositional difference of 1 to 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Ovonic Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Cristian Fierro, Michael A. Fetcenko, Stanford R. Ovshinsky, Dennis A. Corrigan, Beth Sommers, Avram Zallen
  • Patent number: 6372377
    Abstract: Mechanically and thermally improved rechargeable batteries and modules. The battery is prismatic in shape with an optimized thickness to width to height aspect ratio which provides the battery with balanced optimal properties when compared with prismatic batteries lacking this optimized aspect ratio. The optimized thickness, width and height allow for maximum capacity and power output, while eliminating deleterious side affects. The battery case design allows for unidirectional expansion which is readily compensated for by applying external mechanical compression counter to that direction. In the module, the batteries are bound within a module bundling/compression means under external mechanical compression which is optimized to balance outward pressure due to expansion and provide additional inward compression to reduce the distance between the positive and negative electrodes, thereby increasing overall battery power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Ovonic Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanford R. Ovshinsky, Dennis A. Corrigan, Srinivasan Venkatesan, Subhash K. Dhar, Arthur Holland, Donn Fillmore, Lin Higley, Philippe Gow, Ronald Himmler, Nick Karditsas, Kenneth Laming, Anthony Osgood
  • Publication number: 20020012833
    Abstract: A monoblock battery case and a monobock battery. The monoblock battery case comprises a first and a second container each having partitions that divide the containers into cell compartments. The first container is attached to and co-operates with the second container to form one or more coolant channels disposed between the first and second containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventors: Philippe Gow, Anthony Osgood, Subhash K. Dhar, Dennis A. Corrigan, Stanford R. Ovshinsky
  • Patent number: 6255015
    Abstract: A multiple cell monoblock battery in which a plurality of electrochemical cells are disposed in a plastic or metal case and each of the cells includes an enclosure providing for gas to exit while preventing electrolyte to exit the enclosure. A novel integral system of flow channels allows liquid coolant to flow between adjacent cells. Other special features, such as cell interconnections are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Ovonic Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis A. Corrigan, Philippe Gow, Lin R. Higley, Marshall D. Muller, Anthony Osgood, Stanford R. Ovshinsky, Joshua Payne, Rajeev Puttaiah