Patents Assigned to Power Systems, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10811878
    Abstract: A PDU (power distribution unit) having capability for remaining power management, the PDU has a plurality of first outlets, the PDU can electrically connect with a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), the PDU and the UPS can be communicatively connected to a manager; wherein the PDU can receive a remaining power parameter which is transmitted from the UPS, the manager can use the user interface to display the remaining power parameter, and the manager can use the user interface to set up at least one outlet action, the PDU can control at least one the first outlet to execute the outlet action according to the remaining power parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CYBER POWER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Hung-Ming Hsieh, Shang-Hsiu Yang
  • Patent number: 10780391
    Abstract: A biogas cleaning method for purifying a biogas waste stream to form a combustible clean biofuel uses a biogas cleaning system that includes a gas control system, a deoxidizer catalyst bed, a hydrosulfurization catalyst bed, a hydrogen sulfide adsorption bed and a thermal sensor controller. The biogas cleaning method includes using a biogas source to introduce a biogas waste stream into the biogas cleaning system, blending hydrogen with the biogas waste stream, combusting the blended hydrogen and biogas stream to remove oxygen, hydrogenating the heated biogas waste stream to convert sulfur species to hydrogen sulfide and adsorbing the hydrogen sulfide from the biogas stream. In some embodiments, a biogas cleaning system also includes a sulfur polisher adsorption bed, a chlorine removal adsorption bed, a siloxane removal adsorption bed, a heat exchanger loop and a biogas precooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Quadrogen Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alakh Prasad, Kevin Marchand
  • Patent number: 10784700
    Abstract: Electrical power is dynamically managed a power source a load. A control switching system has a plurality of monitor nodes, a control switch having two switching states, and an electrical power storage cell connected to the power source in one of the switching states for storing voltage, and operative for discharging the stored voltage to the electrical load in the other of the switching states. A programmed controller dynamically monitors operating conditions at the monitor nodes during operation of the electrical load and the power source, and switches the control switch between the switching states in response to the monitored operating conditions for supplying a voltage of a desired waveform shape to the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Nextek Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Alex M. Adelson
  • Publication number: 20200271036
    Abstract: A combined heating and power system is configured to generate energy as well capture a large percentage of energy that would otherwise be lost using components, including heat transfer components, embedded within a vessel to transfer energy in the form of heat to liquid within the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Enginuity Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James Warren, Gregory Powell, William V Meyers, JR., Richard Steven Niswander, Mark Helmut Dorner, Noah Alexander Hopson, Jack Lawrence Jerovsek
  • Publication number: 20200273965
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an electronic device includes providing a III-V substrate having a hexagonal crystal structure and a normal to a growth surface characterized by a misorientation from the <0001> direction of between 0.15° and 0.65° . The method also includes growing a first III-V epitaxial layer coupled to the III-V substrate and growing a second III-V epitaxial layer coupled to the first III-V epitaxial layer. The method further includes forming a first contact in electrical contact with the III-V substrate and forming a second contact in electrical contact with the second III-V epitaxial layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: NEXGEN POWER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Isik C. Kizilyalli, Dave P. Bour, Thomas R. Prunty, Gangfeng Ye
  • Patent number: 10754410
    Abstract: A power management system having: a core rail, configured to provide a core voltage to a core; a GT rail, configured to provide a GT voltage to a graphic terminal; and a VR thermal indicative pin, coupled to a core thermal indicative pin of the core; wherein the VR thermal indicative pin is pulled down for a preset time duration once the core rail is commanded to exit a PS4 state, or for a time duration beginning when the core rail is commanded to exit the PS4 state ending when the GT rail is commanded to exit the PS4 state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Jull
  • Patent number: 10747289
    Abstract: Disclosed techniques enable power manipulation within a data center based on power policies. Power policies are used to establish behavior based on limits for power consumption, power generation, and other criteria. Rules are established to provide fractional power sharing and control under certain conditions. Power caches are used to supplement power sources under conditions of peak power requirements. When power requirements are below a threshold set forth in a power policy, the power caches are replenished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Virtual Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Shankar Ramamurthy, Akshay Krishnamoorthy, Martin P Leslie, Wade Floren Schott, Karimulla Raja Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20200256264
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine-based system includes an internal combustion engine. The internal combustion engine-based system includes an engine interrupt connected to the engine. The engine interrupt is configured to selectively stop the operation of the engine. The internal combustion engine-based system includes a controller in communication with the engine interrupt. The internal combustion engine-based system includes a carbon monoxide detector in communication with the controller. The controller uses the engine interrupt to stop the operation of the engine when the carbon monoxide detector provides the controller with signals that are representative of a carbon monoxide level proximate the internal combustion engine that together form a trend of building carbon monoxide amounts over a set time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Generac Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. WISCHSTADT, Adam M. SCHROEDER, Mitchell L. HORN, Brandon SCHMIDT, Kevin COLE, Tod R. TESCH
  • Patent number: 10725938
    Abstract: An auto-loop regulation system for a voltage regulator receives a plurality of pre-determined loop parameters through an interactive computing equipment, and the voltage regulator operates according to the plurality of pre-determined loop parameters, wherein the interactive computing equipment regulates at least one of the loop parameters automatically in real time according to an online loop value when the voltage regulator is operating online, and the interactive computing equipment keeps regulating the loop parameters until the online value of the voltage regulator matches with a target value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lijie Jiang, Xiaokang Wu, Suhua Luo, Qian Ouyang
  • Patent number: 10727689
    Abstract: A power outlet device including a first socket assembly coupled to an external power, a first switch, a detecting circuit coupled to first socket assembly through the first switch, and a controller is provided. The first switch is coupled to the first socket assembly for turning, on or off the power supply of the first socket assembly. The detecting circuit detects at least one power value of the first socket assembly. The controller is coupled to the first switch and the detecting circuit respectively, and averages the plurality of power values within a predetermined time for generating an average power value. The controller turns on or off the first switch according to the average power value and a current power value. A controlling method of the power outlet device is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CYBER POWER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Chih-Hao Hsu, Yen-Nan Liu
  • Patent number: 10727544
    Abstract: An uninterruptible power supply comprising a first switch unit, a charging circuit, a first voltage conversion circuit, a second voltage conversion circuit, a second switch unit and a control circuit is provided. When the uninterruptible power supply performs a battery activation operation, the control circuit controls the first switch unit to provide the AC power received by the uninterruptible power supply to a terminal of a bypass path, controls the first switch unit to provide the output of a battery to the first voltage conversion circuit, controls the second switch unit to electrically couple the output terminal of the uninterruptible power supply to the other terminal of the bypass path, controls the charging circuit to stop charging the battery, and controls the first voltage conversion circuit to perform a DC-DC conversion operation. In addition, a corresponding battery activation operation method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CYBER POWER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Chun-Chao Liao, Chao-Ching Yang, Shao-Hsien Cheng
  • Patent number: 10720629
    Abstract: A conventional bipolar battery is constituted of a combination of cells hermetically sealed for preventing a liquid junction and preventing corrosion of a peripheral device due to a liquid leakage. Therefore, electrolytic solution injecting processes are carried out as many as the number of cells, so that much times and costs have been required for manufacturing a large-scale battery. In addition, a wiring space has been required since the cells are connected to one another with wires. The use of a current collector formed of a one-end closed tubular conductor, the current collector having a bottom protruding outward to form a protrusion, eliminates the wiring space and achieves a reduction in ohmic loss due to the wires. In addition, an electrolytic solution in one cell is separated by a water-repellent sheet from an electrolytic solution in another cell, so that a liquid junction is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: EXERGY POWER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Kaduo Tsutsumi, Taichi Sakamoto, Takashi Mukai, Yuta Ikeuchi, Naoto Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20200227917
    Abstract: A reactive power system comprises a plurality of electrical capacitor banks, with each electrical capacitor bank electrically connected in series with an electrical switch. The electrical switches may be electrically connected to a system such as, for example, an electrical induction motor starter system. A controller is coupled with the motor starter system and each of the electrical switches. The controller, in response to receiving a signal from the motor starter system, determines which of the plurality of electrical capacitor banks from which electrical power should be provided for the motor starter system. For the determined or identified electrical capacitor bank(s), the controller identifies the corresponding electrical switch(es) and communicates a signal to close the switch(es). Closing the switches results in the capacitors in the corresponding electrical capacitor banks to be electrically connected to the motor starter system and to provide current to the motor starter system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Northeast Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul B. Steciuk, Frank J. Steciuk, Peter A. Steciuk
  • Patent number: 10712723
    Abstract: A method and system for use in creating a profile of, managing and understanding power consumption in a premise of a user, wherein said premise comprises two or more power consuming devices comprises measuring, via at least one sensor, aggregate energy consumption at the premise, receiving at a mobile computing device comprising a data processor, said aggregated signal from the sensor, collecting and recording the aggregate signal over a plurality of time resolutions and frequencies, therein to create a predicted aggregate signal for each time x and frequency y, detecting changes in the predicted aggregate signal at time x an frequency y (detected consumption pattern changes) and conveying to at least one of the user, a utility company, and other third party a notification of detected consumption pattern changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Generac Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Haghighat-Kashani, Janice Tze-Nee Cheam, Jonathan Mark Hallam
  • Publication number: 20200209936
    Abstract: Techniques for datacenter power management using dynamic redundancy are disclosed. A power control switch is configured to selectively apply power to one or two power cords of a dual-corded electronic apparatus. When the power control switch energizes both power cords, the electronic apparatus operates in 2N redundancy. When the power control switch energizes only one of the power cords, the electronic apparatus operates in 1N redundancy. The power control switch is configured to dynamically change the redundancy mode based on service level agreement (SLA) criteria, power policies, power supply and demand, and environmental factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Virtual Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil Sharma, Akshay Krishnamoorthy, Karimulla Raja Shaikh, Shankar Ramamurthy
  • Patent number: 10693378
    Abstract: A circuit assembly for a power converter includes a substrate, power stage integrated circuit (IC) dies, and output inductors that connect switch nodes of the power stage IC dies to an output node of the power converter. The power stage IC dies are mounted on one side of the substrate and the output inductors are mounted on an opposing side of the substrate. Two output inductors go through a magnetic core. A heatsink is attached to surfaces of the power stage IC dies. A power stage IC die has a pair of switching transistors, and a switch node formed by the switching transistors is connected by an output inductor to the output node of the power converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinghai Zhou, Chia-Hsin Chang
  • Publication number: 20200168956
    Abstract: A battery management system comprises a battery manager and battery sensors for sensing related information of each battery in a battery string. The batteries in the battery string are divided into a plurality of first groups. The battery sensors are divided into a plurality of second groups. Each second group senses the batteries in a corresponding first group, and each battery sensor senses at least one battery. Each of a part of the communication ports of the battery manager is signal connected to the battery sensors of one of the second groups. The number of the battery sensors in each second group is less than or equal to the number of battery sensors that each communication port can support. The battery manager merges the battery sensors signal connected to the part of the communication ports as the battery sensors in a same battery string according to a merging command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: CYBER POWER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: TA-PENG CHEN, HUNG-MING HSIEH
  • Patent number: 10665712
    Abstract: An LDMOS device with a field plate contact having a field plate contact metal layer being positioned above the field plate contact. The field plate contact metal layer has a sub-maximum size satisfied for the electrical connection between the field plate contact and an external applying voltage. This sub-maximum size is prescribed by the physical limitation of the LDMOS device. The field plate contact metal layer extends a sub-maximum length from one edge toward to the other edge of the field plate contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Braun, Joel McGregor, Jeesung Jung
  • Patent number: 10658856
    Abstract: A battery management system (BMS) used in a battery pack, the battery pack has a discharging switch coupled between a battery and a load, and the load has a capacitor charged by the battery pack. The BMS has a driver circuit having a power supply terminal to receive a drive voltage, a ground reference terminal coupled to receive the battery pack voltage and an output terminal coupled to a control terminal of the discharging switch. The BMS generates a normal drive voltage and a ramp drive voltage, and the normal drive voltage is selected as the drive voltage when the voltage difference between the battery voltage and the battery pack voltage is less than a threshold voltage, and the ramp drive voltage is selected as the drive voltage when the voltage difference between the battery voltage and the battery pack voltage is higher than the threshold voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paolo Baruzzi, Kai Chen
  • Publication number: 20200153341
    Abstract: A circuit assembly for a power converter includes a substrate, power stage integrated circuit (IC) dies, and output inductors that connect switch nodes of the power stage IC dies to an output node of the power converter. The power stage IC dies are mounted on one side of the substrate and the output inductors are mounted on an opposing side of the substrate. Two output inductors go through a magnetic core. A heatsink is attached to surfaces of the power stage IC dies. A power stage IC die has a pair of switching transistors, and a switch node formed by the switching transistors is connected by an output inductor to the output node of the power converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinghai ZHOU, Chia-Hsin CHANG