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Thermal energy storage devices, systems, and thermal energy storage device monitoring methods

United States Patent

9,441,889
September 13, 2016
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Thermal energy storage devices, systems, and thermal energy storage device monitoring methods are described. According to one aspect, a thermal energy storage device includes a reservoir configured to hold a thermal energy storage medium, a temperature control system configured to adjust a temperature of the thermal energy storage medium, and a state observation system configured to provide information regarding an energy state of the thermal energy storage device at a plurality of different moments in time.
Tugurlan; Maria C. (Pasco, WA), Tuffner; Francis K. (Richland, WA), Chassin; David P. (Pasco, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
13/ 247,926
20130077944
September 28, 2011
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.