Inventek Corp.

320 Willow Street
New Lenox, IL 60451
12 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 12
Total Value of Awards $2.55MM
First Award Date 08/14/96
Most Recent Award Date 07/06/15

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Kaun Mr. Thmas D. Kaun 1 Message
Kaun Mr. Thomas D. Kaun 12 Message

12 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N151-073
Budget: 07/06/15 - 05/06/16

For this SBIR, InvenTek provides its unique disc-shaped Li-ion cells to meet the high-rate requirements of a shipboard battery. These cells consist of short electrode (13mm tall) and massive connection to cell terminals to boost cell power and internal heat dissipation. The anisotropic thermal properties of conventional cylindrical and prismatic...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: BC-2013
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to resolve a glaring safety issue of Li-ion battery for grid energy storage. Li-ion has experienced a number of high profile failures that lead to fires. In spite of its high-rate capability, long life and efficiency, the excessive cost and inadequate safety of Li-ion will limit...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA11-024
Budget: 02/01/12 - 07/31/12

Based on recently-developed InvenTek intellectual property, an opportunity exists to facilitate a revolutionary increase in power and energy for reserve battery with molten nitrate electrolyte that can be operated as a thermal battery. Simply put, there is an opportunity for advanced thermal batteries that are an analog of Li-ion batteries with...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 10 E-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

Conventional Li-ion cells/batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles have difficulty meeting USABC goals for performance/cost that are required for commercially-viable EV. The prevailing large format pouch/prismatic has the advantage of low packaging weight/volume, 10% at cell level, but is doubled (100% increase) in transitioning to the battery...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA09-010
Budget: 05/03/10 - 11/02/10

An opportunity exists to lower cost and improve thermal battery performance by applying a unique separator material, ceramic fiber separator (CFS), developed by Inventek Corporation. The paper-like material can also serve as a foundation for thin-electrode fabrication and a continuous method for battery/cell fabrication. Additional InvenTek wil...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA02-021
Budget: 06/20/05 - 06/19/07

Application of a unique separator material, ceramic fiber separator (CFS), developed by Inventek, can serve as the foundation for advanced thermal batteries to triple EKV battery capacity at high power. A new rapid method of thin-cell production would use the fiber separator CFS as a carrier for tapecast cell assembly and reduce unit cost by 25...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2004
Budget: 01/01/04 - 12/31/04

This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes a prototype Lithium-ion battery that has inherent cost advantages for a NGV FreedomCar and hybrid electric vehicle, HEV, requiring compact pulse-power. The unique rolled-ribbon cell can meet the cost requirements and deliver thousands of pulses and recharges. The battery ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA03-049
Budget: 07/08/03 - 02/02/04

This SBIR provides an opportunity to reduce unit cost by 25% and improve reliability through production of thermal batteries by a continuous process. This process uses Inventek's ceramic fiber separator CFS to act as a carrier for the fabrication of thin thermal cells through a tunnel kiln. CFS fiber paper exhibits about 20 times greater streng...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2003
Budget: 01/01/03 - 12/31/03

This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes a unique rolled-ribbon cell for a

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N98-005
Budget: 09/30/99 - 09/29/01

The prospects of significantly enhancing antisubmarine warfare (ASW) sonobuoys require a six-hour life in thermal battery capability. The fused-salt primary battery LiSi/CoS2 has shown progress in meeting the advanced performance requirements, but is limited to 4-h life using Microtherm insulation. This Phase II project provides a cost-effective...

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