Patents by Inventor Arthur B. Wynans

Arthur B. Wynans has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8587452
    Abstract: A method, system and device for synchronizing a time period over which energy measurements are accumulated for an energy monitoring system including a plurality of energy monitoring devices is described. The method comprises transmitting a first radio frequency packet from a time reference device via at least a first and a second of the plurality of energy monitoring devices to a third of the plurality of energy monitoring devices. The method further comprises adjusting a time register within the third energy monitoring device based on the reception of the packet. The method further comprises accumulating a measure of energy consumption by the third energy monitoring device of a load coupled with the third energy monitoring device. The method further comprises transmitting the measure of energy consumption from the third energy monitoring device via at least a fourth and a fifth of the plurality of energy monitoring devices to a data aggregation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Power Measurement Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur B. Wynans, Eric K. Haight, Simon H. Lightbody, Marc Ricci, Stewart J. Harding, Daniel A. Cumming, Martin A. Hancock
  • Patent number: 8223032
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes a discoverable wireless device, a proximity monitor, and a monitoring server. The proximity monitor is configured to automatically discover the discoverable wireless device in response to the discoverable wireless device being within a wireless range of the proximity monitor. The monitoring server is communicatively connected to the proximity monitor via a communications network. The monitoring server is configured to i) receive proximity information associated with the discoverable wireless device from the proximity monitor, and ii) transmit an instruction signal based on the received proximity information to an electrical component located remotely from the proximity monitor. The instruction signal causes the electrical component to modify an operating parameter of the electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Van Gorp, Arthur B. Wynans, Clifford Schubert
  • Publication number: 20110012743
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes a discoverable wireless device, a proximity monitor, and a monitoring server. The proximity monitor is configured to automatically discover the discoverable wireless device in response to the discoverable wireless device being within a wireless range of the proximity monitor. The monitoring server is communicatively connected to the proximity monitor via a communications network. The monitoring server is configured to i) receive proximity information associated with the discoverable wireless device from the proximity monitor, and ii) transmit an instruction signal based on the received proximity information to an electrical component located remotely from the proximity monitor. The instruction signal causes the electrical component to modify an operating parameter of the electrical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: SQUARE D COMPANY
    Inventors: John C. Van Gorp, Arthur B. Wynans, Clifford Schubert
  • Patent number: 7412338
    Abstract: An energy measurement system including a radio frequency (“RF”) device powered by a solar panel. The RF device comprising a wireless communication port operative to transmit and receive communication over a wireless network of additional RF devices. The energy measurement system able to transmit energy parameters of the RF device over the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Power Measurement Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur B. Wynans, Daniel Alan Cumming, Michael E. Teachman, Eric K. Haight, Daniel N. Loewen, Martin A. Hancock, Colin N. Gunn
  • Patent number: 7321316
    Abstract: Systems and methods for grouping mesh networks. Mesh networks enable energy data to be transferred from an energy sensing device to a destination device using various networks and reduces the need to install metering stations. Embodiments of the invention join or group mesh networks that otherwise are not able to communicate. The connections between the grouped mesh networks can be passive using directional antennas or passive antennas or active using higher power RF devices, solar repeaters, mobile mesh devices, etc. The energy data is routed in a smart manner, by performing load balancing at gateways, by monitoring the signal to noise ratio of available communication paths, etc. Mesh clusters can also be created to define low power clusters, address blocking clusters, and frequency based clusters. Grouping clusters facilitates the efficient transfer of energy data from an energy sensing device to a energy management station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Power Measurement, Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin A. Hancock, Arthur B. Wynans, Eric K. Haight, Hugh T. Lindsay, Simon H. Lightbody, Aaron J. Taylor, Scott M. Henneberry
  • Patent number: 7251570
    Abstract: Systems and methods for ensuring data integrity in a mesh network. A mesh network can include multiple RF devices. Transmitting quality data in or on the mesh network is improved using communication validation functions. The communication validation functions ensure a reliable communication network, preserve data during a network outage, and validate data. The communication validation functions can measure or control data quality within a communication and analysis network. The communication validation function operates to control data quality, for example, by measuring the quality of wireless links, ensuring the presence of redundant links, testing the ability of the mesh network to establish a backup communication path, generating alarms based on communication thresholds, tracking the communication path followed by communication packets, and identifying placement locations for additional RF devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Power Measurement Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin A. Hancock, Arthur B. Wynans, Bernard C. Mansey, Darrin G. Marr, Simon H. Lightbody, Michael E. Teachman, Scott M. Henneberry
  • Patent number: 7089089
    Abstract: An energy monitoring device including procedures for secure communication of data from the device is disclosed. The energy monitoring device includes a public/private key pair used to encrypt and/or digitally sign communications by the device. This allows the receivers of these communications to authenticate the communications to ensure that the device and/or communications have not been compromised. The energy monitoring device is further capable of communications via an ad-hoc “mesh” network, thereby facilitating communications among devices which are substantially inaccessible due to either physical or economic limitations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Power Measurement Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Cumming, J. Bradford Forth, Arthur B. Wynans, Eric K. Haight, Douglas S. Ransom, Martin A. Hancock