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Title: Safe assembly and installation of a flywheel

Abstract

A flywheel device includes structures allowing the flywheel system to be assembled offsite, transported safely, and installed with relatively few steps. The flywheel includes a rotor and a housing enclosing the rotor, where the housing includes a bottom plate, a top plate and side walls. The bottom plate and the top plate each includes a hole aligned with the center axis of the rotor. The flywheel also includes multiple bearing housings substantially covering the holes of the bottom plate and the top plate that are aligned to the center axis of the rotor. The flywheel also includes posts that physically contact the primary rotational mass of the rotor to prevent motion of the rotor during transport of the flywheel system. Some or all of these posts may be repositioned or removed during installation so that the rotor can spin freely.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Amber Kinetics, Inc., Union City, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568113
Patent Number(s):
10,240,660
Application Number:
15/191,398
Assignee:
Amber Kinetics, Inc. (Union City, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
OE0003232
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 06/23/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Sun, Eric, Bakholdin, Daniel, Chiao, Edward Young, Garten, Matthew Brandon, He, Mike M., Holloway, Mark J., Sanders, Seth R., Senesky, Matthew K., Sledd, Alan Michael, and Tennessen, Peter Thomas. Safe assembly and installation of a flywheel. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Sun, Eric, Bakholdin, Daniel, Chiao, Edward Young, Garten, Matthew Brandon, He, Mike M., Holloway, Mark J., Sanders, Seth R., Senesky, Matthew K., Sledd, Alan Michael, & Tennessen, Peter Thomas. Safe assembly and installation of a flywheel. United States.
Sun, Eric, Bakholdin, Daniel, Chiao, Edward Young, Garten, Matthew Brandon, He, Mike M., Holloway, Mark J., Sanders, Seth R., Senesky, Matthew K., Sledd, Alan Michael, and Tennessen, Peter Thomas. Tue . "Safe assembly and installation of a flywheel". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568113.
@article{osti_1568113,
title = {Safe assembly and installation of a flywheel},
author = {Sun, Eric and Bakholdin, Daniel and Chiao, Edward Young and Garten, Matthew Brandon and He, Mike M. and Holloway, Mark J. and Sanders, Seth R. and Senesky, Matthew K. and Sledd, Alan Michael and Tennessen, Peter Thomas},
abstractNote = {A flywheel device includes structures allowing the flywheel system to be assembled offsite, transported safely, and installed with relatively few steps. The flywheel includes a rotor and a housing enclosing the rotor, where the housing includes a bottom plate, a top plate and side walls. The bottom plate and the top plate each includes a hole aligned with the center axis of the rotor. The flywheel also includes multiple bearing housings substantially covering the holes of the bottom plate and the top plate that are aligned to the center axis of the rotor. The flywheel also includes posts that physically contact the primary rotational mass of the rotor to prevent motion of the rotor during transport of the flywheel system. Some or all of these posts may be repositioned or removed during installation so that the rotor can spin freely.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {3}
}

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