Patents by Inventor Walter Gaggioli

Walter Gaggioli 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: 9834364
    Abstract: Disclosed is a storage tank for molten salts, preferably of the thermocline type. The tank is provided with an insulation on the inside, which is provided by molten salts captured and retained in an appropriate metal structure. The metal structure has openings allowing molten salts to flow into it, and may consist of metal supports that hold elements which allow retaining molten salts, such as a structured packing, metal boxes, or gutter wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: Stamicarbon B.V., Enea, Agenzia Nazionale Per Le Nuove Tecnologie, L'energia E Lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibilie
    Inventors: Adriano Barsi, Fabrizio Fabrizi, Walter Gaggioli, Gaetano Iaquaniello, Luca Rinaldi
  • Patent number: 9638064
    Abstract: A back-up boiler system for a solar thermal power plant (201) for transferring solar energy into electricity, said back-up boiler system comprising a combustion chamber (70) and a convection section (80) in fluid connection with said combustion chamber (70), wherein in the convection section (80) at least a first heat exchanger (92) is provided for heating a molten salts mixture of the solar thermal power plant and a second heat exchanger (90) for pre-heating boiler feed water of the solar thermal power plant, wherein the back-up boiler system (25) is configured to allow selection between only providing heat to the first heat exchanger (92), only providing heat to the second heat exchanger (90) and providing heat to both heat exchangers (90, 92), preferably dependent on availability of solar radiation and/or dependent on demand of power generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: Stamicarbon B.V., Enea, Agenzia Nazionale Per Le Nuove Tecnologie, L'energia E Lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile
    Inventors: Gaetano Iaquaniello, Daniela Capoferri, Adriano Barsi, Fabrizio Fabrizi, Walter Gaggioli, Alberto Giaconia, Luca Rinaldi
  • Publication number: 20160137388
    Abstract: Disclosed is a storage tank for molten salts, preferably of the thermocline type. The tank is provided with an insulation on the inside, which is provided by molten salts captured and retained in an appropriate metal structure. The metal structure has openings allowing molten salts to flow into it, and may consist of metal supports that hold elements which allow retaining molten salts, such as a structured packing, metal boxes, or gutter wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicants: STAMICARBON B.V. ACTING UNDER THE NAME OF MT INNOVATION CENTER, Enea, Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile
    Inventors: Adriano BARSI, Fabrizio FABRIZI, Walter GAGGIOLI, Gaetano IAQUANIELLO, Luca RINALDI
  • Publication number: 20150089944
    Abstract: A back-up boiler system for a solar thermal power plant (201) for transferring solar energy into electricity, said back-up boiler system comprising a combustion chamber (70) and a convection section (80) in fluid connection with said combustion chamber (70), wherein in the convection section (80) at least a first heat exchanger (92) is provided for heating a molten salts mixture of the solar thermal power plant and a second heat exchanger (90) for pre-heating boiler feed water of the solar thermal power plant, wherein the back-up boiler system (25) is configured to allow selection between only providing heat to the first heat exchanger (92), only providing heat to the second heat exchanger (90) and providing heat to both heat exchangers (90, 92), preferably dependent on availability of solar radiation and/or dependent on demand of power generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Gaetano Iaquaniello, Daniela Capoferri, Adriano Barsi, Fabrizio Fabrizi, Walter Gaggioli, Alberto Giaconia, Luca Rinaldi
  • Publication number: 20140041600
    Abstract: A thermal-energy storage tank (1) comprising a containing structure (2) designed to house a store of thermovector fluid in the liquid state, a regenerating circuit (6) designed to draw the thermovector fluid from a bottom of the containing structure (2) and, once heated outside the tank, to deposit it in a surface portion of the store of thermovector fluid, at least one steam generator (13) comprising a heat exchanger (14, 16b) with vertical extension housed within the containing structure (2) and having at least one top opening (18) designed for inlet of the thermovector fluid and a bottom opening designed for outlet of the thermovector fluid (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Luca Rinaldi, Fabrizio Fabrizi, Alessandro Alemberti, Walter Gaggioli, Salvatore Aliotta, Andrea Barbensi, Pietro Tarquini