Patents Examined by Julio Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10207588
    Abstract: The vehicle turbine charging system is adapted for use with a vehicle. The vehicle is further defined with one or more body panels, a brake system, and an electrical system. The electrical system is further defined with a brake signal and a battery. The vehicle turbine charging system is a regenerative braking device. The operation of the vehicle turbine charging system is initiated upon the application of the brake system on the vehicle. The vehicle turbine charging system comprises one or more regeneration devices. Each individual regeneration device selected from the one or more regeneration devices diverts air flow from around the vehicle through the turbine. The turbine powers the regeneration circuit to provide electrical energy that recharges battery. The control circuit opens and closes the intake that diverts the air flow to the turbine. The intake is open during brake system operation and is otherwise closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: William Roden
  • Patent number: 10181771
    Abstract: A wind turbine panel is configured to distribute electricity to a load. The wind turbine panel includes a frame further includes a first slot having a first slot first end and a first slot second end. A first alternator is located in a first panel mount on the first slot first end. A second alternator is located in a second panel mount on the first slot second end. A first alternator shaft, connects the first alternator and the second alternator. A wind turbine is connected to the first alternator shaft. The load is electrically coupled to the first alternator and the second alternator. Wind traveling through the frame rotates the wind turbine and thus turns the alternator shafts that generates the electricity which is transferred to the load for use in downstream applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Valod Menaskanian
  • Patent number: 10125610
    Abstract: The invention discloses a non-fuel combusting air turbine assembly suitable as an auxiliary or primary power propulsion system for a vehicle. The systems include an air turbine engine powered by a compressor mechanism to increase the potential energy that is harnessed by the turbines, having a noise reducing air intake section for delivering air to the compressor. Additionally, the systems include a turbine mechanism composed of plural sets of stationary vanes and rotating vanes, preferably arranged alternatively, and a battery rechargeable by a generator operable by the rotating turbine vanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Martin Dravis
  • Patent number: 10122249
    Abstract: The invention provides a system to generate alternate energy. More specifically, it provides for generation of electricity using the principle of buoyancy. The system consists of an outer container on which coils are configured and an internal container on which magnets are configured. The electricity is generated by the movement of magnets with respect to the coil. The movement of magnets is achieved by upward and downward motion of the internal container. The system encompassed by the present invention is cost effective and efficient since the installation cost, running cost and maintenance cost incurred therein is comparatively low. It does not require any fuel consumption for its working and is technically and scientifically very sound in its orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Vikrant Suri
  • Patent number: 10119414
    Abstract: A method of heating a gas by directing X-rays at a mass of hafnium 178 to induce gamma rays. The gamma rays are directed at a heat exchanging apparatus, resulting in a stream of heated gas. This process powers a Hafnium gas turbine engine capable of providing shaft power or thrust to mechanical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: David J. Podrog
  • Patent number: 10072646
    Abstract: The invention uses wind turbine and/or solar energy to enhance the efficiency of an underwater and/or underwater in-soil bed of a compressed air energy storage system. The apparatus comprises a wind turbine and/or a photovoltaic panel to drive an onshore compressor, which provides compressed air energy into an underwater pressure vessel. The buoyant rigid-wall pressure vessel will be located and restrained under water or in-soil underwater. The pressure vessel may be horizontal or in vertical configurations as well as parallel or in perpendicular orientation to the shoreline. The pressure vessel may be constructed of high compression strength reinforced concrete or reinforced fiber plastic material that need not have a high thermal capacitance or high thermal conductivity because the exhaust from the pressure vessel feed a near constant air temperature to the turboexpander on the surface via several long vertical small diameter pipes through the 50° to 70° F. water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: EnisEnerGen LLC.
    Inventors: Ben M. Enis, Paul Lieberman
  • Patent number: 10018181
    Abstract: A stationary power installation for conversion of wind airflow energy is proposed, including a cylindrical body having a top rim radially protruded from the body's walls. The rim includes —a groove on its upper surface, —guide rollers, —support rollers peripherally mounted on the groove's bottom. The installation includes an upper level mounted above the body, having columns supporting a roof, a net screen peripherally surrounding the upper level's inner space, support members supporting an air compressor associated with a compressed air storage, a compressor gear conveying rotation to the compressor, a top shaft, a shutter including a lateral arc member having a bottom edge mounted in the groove and movable between the guide and support rollers, a nave situated above the roof, top bridge rods fixed to the top of arc member, a counter-load mounted diameteraly opposite to the arc member, a flat wind vane, and a brake mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Vasyl Khymych
  • Patent number: 9920648
    Abstract: System, method and apparatus providing power generation and demand management using a thermal hydraulic generator. Also a more efficient (full time cycle) and stable thermal hydraulic generators and heat exchangers are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Eric William Newcomb
  • Patent number: 9890768
    Abstract: A hybrid vertical axis wind turbine using a highly aerodynamic blade-profile is disclosed. The blade-profile is simple, asymmetrical with unequal upper and lower surfaces cambers and is capable of generating high starting torque even at low wind. Wind tunnel tests demonstrated that this aerodynamic profile would generate high torque of similar magnitude when wind comes from leading or trailing edge. Other characteristics of this profile are that it is compact, lightweight, durable and economical. The target users for this patent will be 44% of the world population that live in rural areas where roof-top wind turbine will be cost effective to provide enough household required electric power. This compact turbine can also use batteries to store energy, thereby reducing and possibly eliminating the need for grid power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Anjik Ghosh
  • Patent number: 9777709
    Abstract: Consistent kinetic energy is harvested from wind and from flowing water in streams, rivers and tidal flows using a translating large sail, foil or wing which is permitted to translate in one direction, followed by translating in the opposite direction while pushing or pulling a cable, rod, or tether which in turn turns a pulley, wheel or other device from which traditional sources of power can be generated. The pulley wheel can be used to generate electricity, create hydrogen from water by electrolysis, compress air for transmission or storage, charge batteries, or perform work such as pumping water, heating water, moving objects, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Hans Dysarsz
  • Patent number: 9745960
    Abstract: Architecture that harnesses energy from natural atmospheric wind and water currents and self-generated wind and water currents from moving vehicles and natural fluid flow found in nature for moving or stationary applications. The power generation system harnesses energy from natural atmospheric sources utilizing pneumatic and/or hydraulic turbines with compound nozzles, meteorological sensors, computer controlled harmonic resonance valves, a control system, and other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Paul C. Dietzel
  • Patent number: 9583986
    Abstract: A power generator for a hydro turbine is axially coupled to the hydro turbine. The generator comprises a rotor arranged to rotate about an axis in response to fluid flow through said turbine. A first stator structure incorporates at least a first winding disposed circumferentially around the axis and axially displaced in a first inboard direction from the rotor. A second stator structure incorporates a least a second winding disposed circumferentially around the axis and axially displaced in a second outboard direction from the rotor, the rotor being arranged to electrically couple with the windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Openhydro IP Limited
    Inventors: Simon Cawthorne, Edward Spooner
  • Patent number: 9581140
    Abstract: An energy storage and recovery system employs air compressed utilizing power from an operating wind turbine. This compressed air is stored within one or more chambers of a structure supporting the wind turbine above the ground. By functioning as both a physical support and as a vessel for storing compressed air, the relative contribution of the support structure to the overall cost of the energy storage and recovery system may be reduced, thereby improving economic realization for the combined turbine/support apparatus. In certain embodiments, expansion forces of the compressed air stored within the chamber, may be relied upon to augment the physical stability of a support structure, further reducing material costs of the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: LIGHTSAIL ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen E. Crane, Danielle Fong, Edwin P. Berlin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9581135
    Abstract: An electrical generation system is based upon sail craft that move between towers through wind power. The system includes at least two support towers (or support structures on buildings, for example), and upper and lower cables extending from one tower to another. At least one sail craft is coupled to the upper and lower cables such that wind moves the sail craft along the cables. Each sail craft is coupled to the upper and lower cables with respective upper and lower modules, one or both of which includes a wheel that rotates as the craft moves along the cables. The wheel is coupled to an electrical generator that that feeds one or both of the cables for further distribution through at least one of the towers. A structure at each tower causes the craft to reverse its direction and travel back and forth between the towers in such a way that sail craft travelling in opposite directions to not block the wind to other craft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventors: Richard H. Harrington, Ryan Klock
  • Patent number: 9581139
    Abstract: A wind turbine having a rotor, a generator driven by the rotor, a converter, a control device having an input for a control signal for reactive power output and a controller for the converter, the controller determining a reactive power target value for the wind turbine and correcting the output reactive power in dependence on the voltage present at the wind turbine, and an additional module for the controller having separate small and large signal paths and interacting with the controller such that the small signal path has an additional storage element in comparison with the large signal path, which additional storage element stores state values of the small signal path for the past. Thus, small voltage changes can be reacted to more slowly and while taking into account past values, whereas large changes can be reacted to quickly, in particular in the event of a network short circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SENVION SE
    Inventors: Jens Fortmann, Vincenz Dinkhauser
  • Patent number: 9555711
    Abstract: A power converter includes a first set of transistors electrically connected in series, a second set of transistors electrically connected in series, and an AC link. The second set of transistors is electrically connected in parallel with the first set of transistors to form an H-bridge. The AC link is electrically connected between the first and second sets of transistors. A plurality of H-bridges are connected in parallel and a three-wire DC bus is electrically connected to the H-bridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Adam M. White, Mustansir Kheraluwala, Richard A. Himmelmann
  • Patent number: 9556852
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method and a power plant controller arranged to carry out the method. The method is on an intelligent dispatching of the power production to wind turbines and optional compensation equipment of a wind power plant, as the power producing units of a wind power plant. The invention relates to a case where the requested produced power (both active and reactive) is less than the total capacity of the power plant, and the invention relates to utilizing this situation to dispatch set points to the wind turbines and the compensation equipment based on correction factors relating to the operating conditions of the wind park. This method may increase the wind turbines' life time, help in scheduling maintenance and expand the electrical operating range of the wind power plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Mehrdad Babazadeh, Saed Ehsani, Martin Ansbjerg Kjær, Henrik B. Møller
  • Patent number: 9548693
    Abstract: Methods and a voltage regulator are provided for distributing power sourcing in a hybrid power plant system. The voltage regulator is configured to monitor an output power of a generator and control an excitation signal provided to the generator based at least in part on the generator output power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: David Bruce Hyypio, Myron Roman Mychal
  • Patent number: 9543873
    Abstract: Techniques for controlling engine speed based on alternator duty cycle to increase overall vehicle efficiency involve increasing engine speed only after the alternator duty cycle exceeds a duty cycle threshold that is less than the maximum duty cycle of the alternator. In this manner, quantity and/or degree of engine speed increases are decreased, which increases vehicle efficiency (e.g., increased fuel economy). Moreover, by utilizing a duty cycle threshold that is less than the maximum alternator duty cycle threshold, voltage drops at an electrical system are avoided. These techniques are also applicable to both conventional alternators and smart alternators having on-board diagnostic circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventor: Songping Yu
  • Patent number: 9537315
    Abstract: A power system for an electrical system with highly fluctuating loads is powered by one or more power sources that are slow to react to load changes. The power sources are connected to electrical equipment used on the drill rig which provide active load to the generators. One or more load banks may be positioned to provide passive load to the generators to maintain generally constant generator load, while allowing for instant access to power as active load increases. Generators may be run at 100% capacity, a maximum efficient capacity, or at a high enough level to allow for a sufficiently rapid increase in power output. At least one parameter of a drilling operation may be utilized to anticipate load demand changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: CANRIG DRILLING TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Beat Kuttel, Tommy Scarborough, Kevin Williams, Gary Pace, James Garaghty