Patents Assigned to CPG Technologies, LLC
  • Patent number: 9882436
    Abstract: Aspects of return coupled wireless power transmission systems are described. In one embodiment, a system includes a guided surface waveguide probe including a charge terminal elevated at a height over a lossy conducting medium, a ground stake, and a feed network. The system further includes a conductor coupled to the ground stake that extends a distance away from the guided surface waveguide probe across the lossy conducting medium, and at least one guided surface wave receivers including a ground connection coupled to the conductor. The conductor can help to provide additional efficiency in power transfer between the guided surface waveguide probe and the guided surface wave receivers, especially when the operating frequency of the probe is in the medium, high, or very high frequency ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum
  • Patent number: 9859707
    Abstract: Disclosed are various receive circuits by which to receive a plurality of guided surface waves transmitted by a plurality of guided surface waveguide probes over a surface of a terrestrial medium according to various embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Joseph F. Pinzone, James D. Lilly
  • Patent number: 9513652
    Abstract: A power multiplier and method are provided. The power multiplier includes a power multiplying network that is a multiply-connected, velocity inhibiting circuit constructed from a number of lumped-elements. The power multiplier also includes a launching network, and a directional coupler that couples the launching network to the power multiplying network. The power multiplier provides for power multiplication at nominal power generation frequencies such as 50 Hertz, 60 Hertz, and other power frequencies, in a compact circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: James F. Corum
  • Patent number: 9515369
    Abstract: A system for power smoothing in power distribution and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a power multiplying network is provided that comprises a multiply-connected, velocity inhibiting circuit constructed from a number of lumped-elements. The power multiplying network is coupled to a power distribution network. The power multiplying network is configured to store power from and supply power to the power distribution network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: James F. Corum
  • Patent number: 9407095
    Abstract: Various power processing systems are described that employ a multiply-connected velocity inhibiting circuit. At least one active circuit can be employed to synthesize at least one passive lumped element in the multiply-connected velocity inhibiting circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: James F. Corum
  • Patent number: 9118216
    Abstract: In various embodiments, power multipliers and associated methods are provided that employ parametric excitation. In one embodiment, a ring power multiplier is provided that has a ring. A parametric reactance is associated with the ring that negates at least a portion of a physical resistance of the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: James F. Corum
  • Publication number: 20140232192
    Abstract: Various power processing systems are described that employ a multiply-connected velocity inhibiting circuit. At least one active circuit can be employed to synthesize at least one passive lumped element in the multiply-connected velocity inhibiting circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: James F. Corum
  • Patent number: 8716890
    Abstract: Various power processing systems are described that employ a multiply-connected velocity inhibiting circuit. At least one active circuit is employed to synthesize at least one passive lumped element in the multiply-connected velocity inhibiting circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC.
    Inventor: James F. Corum
  • Publication number: 20140103901
    Abstract: A power multiplier and method are provided. The power multiplier includes a power multiplying network that is a multiply-connected, velocity inhibiting circuit constructed from a number of lumped-elements. The power multiplier also includes a launching network, and a directional coupler that couples the launching network to the power multiplying network. The power multiplier provides for power multiplication at nominal power generation frequencies such as 50 Hertz, 60 Hertz, and other power frequencies, in a compact circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: James F. Corum
  • Publication number: 20140091876
    Abstract: A system for power smoothing in power distribution and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a power multiplying network is provided that comprises a multiply-connected, velocity inhibiting circuit constructed from a number of lumped-elements. The power multiplying network is coupled to a power distribution network. The power multiplying network is configured to store power from and supply power to the power distribution network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: James F. Corum
  • Patent number: 8638182
    Abstract: A power multiplier and method are provided. The power multiplier includes a power multiplying network that is a multiply-connected, velocity inhibiting circuit constructed from a number of lumped-elements. The power multiplier also includes a launching network, and a directional coupler that couples the launching network to the power multiplying network. The power multiplier provides for power multiplication at nominal power generation frequencies such as 50 Hertz, 60 Hertz, and other power frequencies, in a compact circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC.
    Inventor: James F. Corum
  • Patent number: 8629734
    Abstract: A system for power smoothing in power distribution and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a power multiplying network is provided that comprises a multiply-connected, velocity inhibiting circuit constructed from a number of lumped-elements. The power multiplying network is coupled to a power distribution network. The power multiplying network is configured to store power from and supply power to the power distribution network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: James F. Corum
  • Patent number: 7969042
    Abstract: In various embodiments, various systems and methods are provided for power distribution. In one embodiment, power distribution apparatus is provided comprising a power multiplier comprising a multiply-connected electrical structure, and a plurality of power network couplings in the multiply-connected electrical structure. The multiply-connected electrical structure is a resonant circuit tuned to a nominal frequency of a power network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Philip Pesavento
  • Patent number: 7808124
    Abstract: In various embodiments, various systems and methods are provided for power storage. In one embodiment, a power storage apparatus is described that comprises a power multiplier having a multiply-connected electrical structure. A parametric reactance is included in the multiply-connected electrical structure that negates at least a portion of a physical resistance of the multiply-connected electrical structure. A parametric excitation source having a parametric excitation output is applied to the parametric reactance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: James F. Corum
  • Publication number: 20080185916
    Abstract: In various embodiments, various systems and methods are provided for power distribution. In one embodiment, power distribution apparatus is provided comprising a power multiplier comprising a multiply-connected electrical structure, and a plurality of power network couplings in the multiply-connected electrical structure. The multiply-connected electrical structure is a resonant circuit tuned to a nominal frequency of a power network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Philip Pesavento