Electric Machines as Motors and Power Generators

Panagiotis Datskos (Inventor), Jochem Weber (Inventor), Blake Boren (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Devices, methods, and systems for electrostatic machines which can act as both an electric motor, converting electrical energy to mechanical energy, and an electric generator, converting mechanical energy to electrical energy, are described. In some embodiments, a spring positioned between two oppositely charged plates may be used as an electric motor and/or electric generator.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number11,522,469 B2
Filing date6/12/22
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-4B00-84754


  • electrically conductive
  • non-Newtonian fluid
  • voltage source


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