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A Magnetic Device for Producing Electrolyte Flow in Battery Systems

United States Patent Application

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A device for producing electrolyte flow in a flow-assisted battery comprises a flow assisted battery, a powering device located on a dry side of a battery housing, and an impeller assembly located on a wet side of the battery housing. The flow assisted battery comprises a battery housing, an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte solution, where the anode, the cathode and the electrolyte solution are disposed within the battery housing. The impeller assembly comprises: a shaft, an impeller, and one or more interior magnets, and the powering device and the impeller assembly are magnetically coupled through the battery housing.
TURNEY, Damon E. (Brooklyn, NY), GALLOWAY, Kevin (New York, NY)
14/ 442,246
November 13, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING GOVERNMENTALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] The invention described and claimed herein was made in part utilizing funds supplied by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) under contract No. 18786. The Government may have certain rights in this invention.