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Company Information:

Company Name: InvenTek Corporation
City: New Lenox
State: IL
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (815) 483-9564

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $589,657.00 6
SBIR Phase II $1,599,880.00 3
STTR Phase I $100,000.00 1
STTR Phase II $450,000.00 1

Award List:

Long Life Thermal Battery for Sonobuoy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Kaun
Award Amount: $69,784.00
Abstract:
The prospects of significantly enhancing antisubmarine warfare (ASW) sonobuoys require exponential improvements in thermal battery capability. The fused-salt primary battery LiSi/CoS2 has shown tremendous progress in meeting the advanced requirements. Adaptation of recent advances in high-rate… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas D Kaun
Award Amount: $350,000.00

Innovative Manufacturing Processes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Kaun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
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 thinthermal cells through a tunnel kiln. CFS… More

SBIR Phase I:Cost-effective Manufacture of High-Power Li-ion Battteries for NGV

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Kaun
Award Amount: $99,928.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes a unique rolled-ribbon cell for a Lithium-ion battery that has inherent cost advantages for a NGV FreedomCar compact pulse-power application. It can meet the cost requirements and deliver thousands of pulses and… More

SBIR Phase II: Cost-Effective Manufacture of High-Power Li-Ion Batteries for NGV

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Kaun, PI
Award Amount: $499,880.00
Abstract:
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… More

Innovative Manufacturing Processes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Thmas D. Kaun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
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… More

Ballistic Missile Defense System Innovative Power Storage Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Kaun, Prinicipal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
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… More

High Energy Density Li-ion Battery with Enhanced Safety, Durability, and Sustainability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Thomas Kaun, Mr. – 815-462-4145
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
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… More

New thermal battery chemistry and construction for Interceptors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Kaun, Principal Investigator – (815) 483-9564
Award Amount: $99,970.00
Abstract:
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… More