Patents by Inventor Kirsten Burpee

Kirsten Burpee 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: 20220131165
    Abstract: An aircraft electrical power supply system includes a fuel cell auxiliary power unit (APU) that supplies auxiliary electrical power to an aircraft, a fuel cell power plant that supplies primary electrical power to the aircraft, and a hydrogen storage unit that supplies hydrogen to the fuel cell APU and the fuel cell power plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Arne BALLANTINE, Franklin BALLANTINE, Glen BENSON, Chockkalingam KARUPPAIAH, Kirsten BURPEE, Frederick Paul FREELAND, JR.
  • Publication number: 20220033984
    Abstract: A method of generating oxygen and at least one of hydrogen or ammonia includes receiving ambient air containing moisture, collecting liquid water from the ambient air, receiving, by a water electrolyzer, the collected liquid water and electricity from an electrical source, and performing an electrolysis process by the water electrolyzer to thereby generate the oxygen and the at least one of hydrogen or ammonia from the received liquid water and electricity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Peter LIGHT, Kirsten BURPEE, Arne BALLANTINE, Zachary BURPEE
  • Publication number: 20210156038
    Abstract: A system for hydrogen generation includes at least one cabinet defining a first volume, a second volume, and a third volume, where the first volume, the second volume and the third volume are fluidically isolated from each other, a water circuit located in the first volume, an electrochemical module including an electrolyzer electrochemical stack located in the second volume, a hydrogen circuit located in the third volume, at least one first fluid connector fluidly connecting the water circuit and the electrolyzer electrochemical stack, and at least one second fluid connector fluidly connecting the electrolyzer electrochemical stack and the hydrogen circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Arne BALLANTINE, Peter LIGHT, Albert ESSER, Chockkalingam KARUPPAIAH, Kirsten BURPEE
  • Publication number: 20210156039
    Abstract: A modular system for hydrogen generation includes a plurality of cores and a hub. Each core includes an electrolyzer and a power supply. The power supply is operable to manage electrical power to the electrolyzer of the core and is redundant to the power supply of at least another one of the plurality of cores. The hub includes a water module, a heat exchange module, and a switchgear module. The water module includes a water source in fluid communication with the electrolyzer of each one of the plurality of cores, the heat exchange module includes a heat exchanger in thermal communication with the electrolyzer of each one of the plurality of cores, and the switchgear module includes a switch activatable to electrically isolate the power supply of each one of the plurality of cores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Arne BALLANTINE, Peter LIGHT, Albert ESSER, Chockkalingam KARUPPAIAH, Kirsten BURPEE
  • Patent number: 9685673
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a fuel cell system. In an embodiment, the fuel cell system includes advanced leak test capabilities. In another embodiment, the fuel cell system includes a system to bypass one or more separation units while permitting the fuel cell system to continue to produce electricity. In another embodiment, the fuel cell system includes an alignment system that permits ease of alignment when a fuel cell module is installed proximate a fuel processing module. In another embodiment, the fuel cell system includes a system of supplying auxiliary fuel from a mobile auxiliary fuel supply. In an embodiment, one or more or all of these embodiments may be practiced together in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arne Ballantine, Kirsten Burpee, Brent Cheldelin
  • Publication number: 20140004433
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a fuel cell system. In an embodiment, the fuel cell system includes advanced leak test capabilities. In another embodiment, the fuel cell system includes a system to bypass one or more separation units while permitting the fuel cell system to continue to produce electricity. In another embodiment, the fuel cell system includes an alignment system that permits ease of alignment when a fuel cell module is installed proximate a fuel processing module. In another embodiment, the fuel cell system includes a system of supplying auxiliary fuel from a mobile auxiliary fuel supply. In an embodiment, one or more or all of these embodiments may be practiced together in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Bloom Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Arne Ballantine, Kirsten Burpee, Brent Cheldelin
  • Patent number: 8535836
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a fuel cell system. In an embodiment, the fuel cell system includes advanced leak test capabilities. In another embodiment, the fuel cell system includes a system to bypass one or more separation units while permitting the fuel cell system to continue to produce electricity. In another embodiment, the fuel cell system includes an alignment system that permits ease of alignment when a fuel cell module is installed proximate a fuel processing module. In another embodiment, the fuel cell system includes a system of supplying auxiliary fuel from a mobile auxiliary fuel supply. In an embodiment, one or more or all of these embodiments may be practiced together in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Bloom Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Arne Ballantine, Virpaul Bains, Kirsten Burpee, Brent Cheldelin, David Trevisan
  • Publication number: 20110008687
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a fuel cell system. In an embodiment, the fuel cell system includes advanced leak test capabilities. In another embodiment, the fuel cell system includes a system to bypass one or more separation units while permitting the fuel cell system to continue to produce electricity. In another embodiment, the fuel cell system includes an alignment system that permits ease of alignment when a fuel cell module is installed proximate a fuel processing module. In another embodiment, the fuel cell system includes a system of supplying auxiliary fuel from a mobile auxiliary fuel supply. In an embodiment, one or more or all of these embodiments may be practiced together in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Arne Ballantine, Virpaul Bains, Kirsten Burpee, Brent Cheldelin, David Trevisan