Aquion Energy Inc.

Aquion Energy, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells batteries and battery systems. The company offers solar batteries and saltwater batteries for homes and small businesses, as well as commercial, industrial, utility, and OEM storage projects. It serves customers through a network of authorized distributors in the United States and internationally. The company was formerly known as 44 Tech Inc. and changed its name to Aquion Energy, Inc. in 2010. Aquion Energy, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Address

32 39th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
United States
aquion-energy.com

 

Ownership

Private

Industry

Hybrid Batteries

 

Chapter Type Case Number Assets Liabilities Industry/Description
11 17-10500 $1 -10 Million $50 – 100 Million Electronic Components and Accessories
Portfolio Valuation Range Asset Valuation Range Total Assets Valuation Range Liability Range Leverage Ratio Range
 $2.75 – $10.2 Million  $1 – $10 Million  $3.25 – $21 Million $1 – $12.5 Million  0.26 – 21

Patent Portfolio

55 total assets

  • 10 US patents
  • 5 US applications
  • 5 Chinese patents
  1. US8652672 B2

Title: Large format electrochemical energy storage device housing and module


Abstract: An assembly includes non-load bearing housings, each housing including several cavities. Each cavity includes a stack of freely stacked electrochemical storage cells in the housings. Each electrochemical storage cell includes an anode electrode, a cathode electrode, and a separator located between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode. The assembly is configured such that pressure applied to the assembly is born by the freely stacked electrochemical storage cells.

First Claim:

An assembly, comprising:

a plurality of non-load bearing housings, each housing comprising a plurality of cavities;

each cavity comprising a stack of freely stacked electrochemical storage cells in the housings, each electrochemical storage cell comprising:

An anode electrode;

A cathode electrode; and

A separator located between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode, Wherein the assembly is configured such that a pressure applied to the assembly is borne by the freely stacked electrochemical storage cells wherein the anode and cathode electrodes of the stacks of electrochemical cells bear at least 90 percent of the loads applied to the assembly.

  1. US9331320 B2

Title: Large format electrochemical energy storage device housing and module

Abstract: An assembly includes non-load bearing housings, each housing including several cavities. Each cavity includes a stack of freely stacked electrochemical storage cells in the housings. Each electrochemical storage cell includes an anode electrode, a cathode electrode, and a separator located between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode. The assembly is configured such that pressure applied to the assembly is born by the freely stacked electrochemical storage cells.

First Claim:

An energy storage assembly, comprising:

a plurality of electrochemical device units stacked one above another between opposing pressure plates;

wherein each of the plurality of electrochemical device units comprises a housing and a lid forming a plurality of cell cavities with each of the plurality of cell cavities filled with a plurality of electrochemical storage cells, wherein each of the plurality of electrochemical storage cells comprises:

an anode electrode;

a cathode electrode; and

a separator located between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode; and

wherein each of the housing and the lid comprises non-load bearing opposing external surfaces of each cell cavity; and

a binding member interconnecting the opposing pressure plates;

wherein when the binding member is placed in a condition of tension, the non-load bearing opposing external surfaces of each cell cavity impart a pressure to each the plurality of electrochemical storage cells such that the storage cells bear a load of the pressure;

wherein the anode and cathode electrodes of the electrochemical storage cells bear at least 90 percent of the loads applied to the energy storage assembly.

3. US8580422 B2

Title: Aqueous electrolyte energy storage device

Abstract: An electrochemical device including a housing and a stack of electrochemical cells in the housing. Each electrochemical cell includes an anode electrode, a cathode electrode, a separator located between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode and an electrolyte. The electrochemical device also includes a current collector located between adjacent electrochemical cells, an anode bus operatively connected to the anodes of the electrochemical cells in the stack and a cathode bus operatively connected to the cathodes of the electrochemical cells in the stack. The housing, the anode electrode, the cathode electrode, the separator, the anode bus and the cathode bus are non-metallic.

First Claim:

An electrochemical device, comprising:

a housing;

a stack of electrochemical cells in the housing, each electrochemical cell comprising:

an anode electrode;

a cathode electrode;

a separator located between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode; and

an electrolyte;

a plurality of carbon cathode and anode current collectors alternately located between adjacent electrochemical cells;

a first plurality of tabs operatively connected to the plurality of carbon cathode current collectors and a second plurality of tabs operatively connected to the plurality of carbon anode current collectors;
wherein:

a cathode electrode of a first electrochemical cell electrically contacts a first cathode current collector;

a cathode electrode of a second electrochemical cell electrically contacts the first cathode current collector, the second electrochemical cell is located adjacent to a first side of the first electrochemical cell in the stack;
an anode electrode of the first electrochemical cell electrically contacts a second anode current collector; and

an anode electrode of a third electrochemical cell electrically contacts the second anode current collector, the third electrochemical cell is located adjacent to a second side of the first electrochemical cell in the stack.

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