Adsorbed Natural Gas Products Inc. (ANGP), recent winners of the 2016 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award, has received a Notice of Allowance for its Sorbent Based Low Pressure Gaseous Delivery System from the United State Patent and Trademark Office. ANGP refers to it as a Fuel Extraction Pressurization System (FEPS™).
The formal issuance of the patent is expected over the next 8 to 12 weeks.
The patent covers the embodiment of the ANGP FEPS™ in an isolation circuit designed to operate only when the gaseous storage tank on a vehicle drops below a specified pressure. This embodiment allows for increased energy efficiency of the ANGP adsorbed natural gas (ANG) based storage system in conjunction with the vehicle’s fuel injection and electrical systems.
ANGP’s isolation circuit triggered FEPS™ is best suited for high horse power applications requiring high energy density flow at pressures in excess of 100 psi. ANGP’s low pressure storage systems designed for light duty vehicles does not require the use of the FEPS™ due to the high release rate of natural gas from the ANGP system technology.
“Issuance of this patent is more recognition of the continuing leadership in the commercialization of low pressure ANG technology for motor vehicles by ANGP and our collation of major corporations,” said Bob Bonelli, co-founder and CEO of ANGP.