Patents by Inventor Erfan Rasouli

Erfan Rasouli 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: 10619890
    Abstract: A thermal receiver, such as a solar flux thermal receiver, is disclosed comprising a modular arrangement of arrayed microchannels or micropins to heat a working fluid by heat transfer. Disclosed solar receivers provide a much higher solar flux and consequently a significant reduction in thermal losses, size, and cost, relative to known receivers. Unit cell receivers can be numbered up and combined in parallel to form modules, and modules combined to form full scale receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Oregon State University, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Monte Kevin Drost, Sourabh Apte, Thomas L'Estrange, Vinod Narayanan, Charles Rymal, Eric Truong, Erfan Rasouli, Kyle Ryan Zada, Brian M. Fronk
  • Publication number: 20180010824
    Abstract: A thermal receiver, such as a solar flux thermal receiver, is disclosed comprising a modular arrangement of arrayed microchannels or micropins to heat a working fluid by heat transfer. Disclosed solar receivers provide a much higher solar flux and consequently a significant reduction in thermal losses, size, and cost, relative to known receivers. Unit cell receivers can be numbered up and combined in parallel to form modules, and modules combined to form full scale receivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicants: Oregon State University, Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Monte Kevin Drost, Sourabh Apte, Thomas L'Estrange, Vinod Narayanan, Charles Rymal, Eric Truong, Erfan Rasouli, Kyle Ryan Zada, Brian M. Fronk