Louisiana Patent of the Month – May 2021

Capacitors can store energy or memory using conductive electrodes. Electrostatic capacitors have excelled at the speed with which they can accumulate and discharge entry – in the range of picoseconds. Carver Scientific, Inc.  has developed a Capacitive Energy Storage Devices (CESDs) capable of being used as either energy or memory storage. 

The CESD uses an array of electrodes and dielectric material between them. Each electrode is connected, creating a complex interconnectivity. The configuration of the electrodes creates a randomly irregular surface that helps to increase charging and discharging speed. If the electrodes are misaligned, they can contact each other and short circuit. Because of this particularity in construction, Carver Scientific has designed their unit cells in grids of  polygons that most accurately align the electrodes at large-scale production. They also use a specific electro entropic dielectric material that helps to reduce the heat generated to nearly 0. This factor means large quantities of CESDs can be stacked together, which means a large and rapid charge can be achieved. Between the structure and the dielectric material, these specialty CESDs can store energy and memory with rapid charge and discharge.

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