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Sorption pumps and storage for gases

United States Patent

August 16, 2016
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A method and system for filling gas storage vessels from a source operates by cooling a sorbent, opening a valve to transfer gas by physisorption, regulating the sorbent temperature to achieve the desired degree of filling, closing the valve connecting to the gas source, and warming the tank, sorbent, and gas to provide a predetermined pressure at room temperature.
Haaland; Peter (Fraser, CO), Bethel; Dylan (Oakland, CA)
BlackPak, Inc. (San Francisco, CA)
14/ 461,577
August 18, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AR0000462, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.