Patents by Inventor Basil F. Pinzone, Jr.

Basil F. Pinzone, Jr. 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: 10193353
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for transmitting energy at multiple frequencies via a guided surface wave along the surface of a lossy medium such as, e.g., a terrestrial medium by exciting a guided surface waveguide probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr., Joseph F. Pinzone
  • Publication number: 20190027841
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of an electromagnetic hybrid phased array system. One such embodiment includes a guided surface waveguide probe, and a contrawound toroidal helix antenna collocated with the guided surface waveguide probe in which the contrawound toroidal helix comprises ring elements spaced from each other and wrapped around the guided surface waveguide probe. The system further includes a signal source applied to at least the guided surface waveguide probe, such that the guided surface waveguide probe and the contrawound toroidal helix contribute individual vertical electric fields to form a radiation pattern based on the phase and amplitude characteristics of the individual vertical electric fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190013697
    Abstract: Various embodiments for deterring theft in wireless power systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, an electrical device, comprise a guided surface wave receive structure configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along a terrestrial medium, and an electrical load coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure, the electrical load being experienced as a load at an excitation source coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe generating the guided surface wave. Processing circuitry of the electrical device may be configured to monitor the electrical load to determine whether a power consumption of the electrical load has exceeded a predefined amount of permitted power consumption and disable the wireless power receiver or the electrical load coupled to the wireless power receive structure in response to the electrical load exceeding the predefined amount of permitted power consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Basil F. Pinzone, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190006854
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a guided surface wave transmitter/receiver configured to transmit a guided surface wave at a first frequency and to receive guided surface waves at a second frequency, concurrently with the transmission of guided surface waves at the first frequency. The various embodiments can be configured to retransmit received power and applied the received power to an electrical load. The various embodiments of the guided surface wave transmitter/receiver also can be configured as an amplitude modulation (AM) repeater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Basil F. Pinzone, JR., Joseph F. Pinzone
  • Publication number: 20180366805
    Abstract: Disclosed is a guided surface waveguide probe including a charge terminal configured to generate an electromagnetic field and a support apparatus that supports the charge terminal above a lossy conducting medium, wherein the electromagnetic field generated by the charge terminal synthesizes a wave front incident at a complex Brewster angle of incidence (?i,B) of the lossy conducting medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, JR., Joseph F. Pinzone, Paul Kendall Carlton, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180342983
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for embedding data on a guided surface wave. A guided surface waveguide probe emits power as a guided surface wave received by a guided surface wave receive structure circuit. An aggregate electric load of the receiver circuit is modulated with reference to a data signal. A current at the guided surface waveguide probe is monitored. A data signal is recaptured at the guided surface waveguide probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Basil F. Pinzone, JR., Joseph F. Pinzone
  • Publication number: 20180342879
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for frequency-division multiplexing for wireless power providers using Zenneck surface waveguide probes to transmit power. Zenneck surface waveguide probes may transmit power on multiple frequencies with potentially overlapping service areas. Frequency-agile Zenneck surface wave receivers may tune to one or more frequencies. Cost, availability, and/or other information may be provided to the Zenneck surface wave receivers. Power usage may be reported by the Zenneck surface wave receivers to power providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, JR., Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Patent number: 10135301
    Abstract: Disclosed is a guided surface waveguide probe including a charge terminal configured to generate an electromagnetic field and a support apparatus that supports the charge terminal above a lossy conducting medium, wherein the electromagnetic field generated by the charge terminal synthesizes a wave front incident at a complex Brewster angle of incidence (?i,B) of the lossy conducting medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr., Joseph F. Pinzone, Paul Kendall Carlton, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180323651
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of load shedding techniques for a guided surface wave power delivery system. In one embodiment, among others, a guided surface waveguide probe is configured to transmit a guided surface wave along a lossy conducting medium; and a load shedding controller device is configured to send load shedding instructions to a plurality of user devices. The load shedding instructions regulate user device consumption of electrical energy provided by the guided surface wave amongst the plurality of user devices by spreading out activation and deactivation of load shedding conservations amongst the plurality of user devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Stephen W. Wilson, Basil F. Pinzone, JR., Joseph F. Pinzone, Richard T. Devereaux, John Robert Ashcroft, Michael W. Miller
  • Patent number: 10103452
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of an electromagnetic hybrid phased array system. One such embodiment includes a guided surface waveguide probe, and a contrawound toroidal helix antenna collocated with the guided surface waveguide probe in which the contrawound toroidal helix comprises ring elements spaced from each other and wrapped around the guided surface waveguide probe. The system further includes a signal source applied to at least the guided surface waveguide probe, such that the guided surface waveguide probe and the contrawound toroidal helix contribute individual vertical electric fields to form a radiation pattern based on the phase and amplitude characteristics of the individual vertical electric fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10079573
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for embedding data on a guided surface wave. A guided surface waveguide probe emits power as a guided surface wave received by a guided surface wave receive structure circuit. An aggregate electric load of the receiver circuit is modulated with reference to a data signal. A current at the guided surface waveguide probe is monitored. A data signal is recaptured at the guided surface waveguide probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr., Joseph F. Pinzone
  • Patent number: 10074993
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a guided surface wave transmitter/receiver configured to transmit a guided surface wave at a first frequency and to receive guided surface waves at a second frequency, concurrently with the transmission of guided surface waves at the first frequency. The various embodiments can be configured to retransmit received power and applied the received power to an electrical load. The various embodiments of the guided surface wave transmitter/receiver also can be configured as an amplitude modulation (AM) repeater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr., Joseph F. Pinzone
  • Patent number: 10063095
    Abstract: Various embodiments for deterring theft in wireless power systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, an electrical device, comprise a guided surface wave receive structure configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along a terrestrial medium, and an electrical load coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure, the electrical load being experienced as a load at an excitation source coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe generating the guided surface wave. Processing circuitry of the electrical device may be configured to monitor the electrical load to determine whether a power consumption of the electrical load has exceeded a predefined amount of permitted power consumption and disable the wireless power receiver or the electrical load coupled to the wireless power receive structure in response to the electrical load exceeding the predefined amount of permitted power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10062944
    Abstract: Disclosed a guided surface waveguide probe including a charge terminal configured to generate an electromagnetic field and a support apparatus that supports the charge terminal above a lossy conducting medium, wherein the electromagnetic field generated by the charge terminal synthesizes a wave front incident at a complex Brewster angle of incidence (?i,B) of the lossy conducting medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr., Joseph F. Pinzone, Paul Kendall Carlton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10033198
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for frequency-division multiplexing for wireless power providers using guided surface waveguide probes to transmit power. Guided surface waveguide probes may transmit power on multiple frequencies with potentially overlapping service areas. Frequency-agile wireless power receivers may tune to one or more frequencies. Cost, availability, and/or other information may be provided to the wireless power receivers. Power usage may be reported by the wireless power receivers to power providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr., Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Publication number: 20180203049
    Abstract: Aspects of detecting the unauthorized consumption of electrical energy are described. In some embodiments, a system includes a guided surface waveguide probe that launches a guided surface wave along a surface of a terrestrial medium. The system further includes metering systems that are distributed within a geographical region associated with the guided surface waveguide probe. The system also includes at least one computing device and memory storing computer instructions that cause the at least one computing device to generate an energy flow map using data obtained from the metering systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, JR., James D. Lilly, Michael W. Miller
  • Patent number: 10027177
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of load shedding techniques for a guided surface wave power delivery system. In one embodiment, among others, a guided surface wave receive structure is configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along a lossy conducting medium. A user device is coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure as an electrical load, where a load shedding application of the user device is configured to receive load shedding instructions from a controller device coupled to the guided surface waveguide probe and is configured to regulate user device consumption of the electrical energy provided by the guided surface wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Stephen W. Wilson, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr., Joseph F. Pinzone, Richard T. Devereaux, John Robert Ashcroft, Michael W. Miller
  • Publication number: 20180183242
    Abstract: Aspects of a hierarchical power distribution network are described. In some embodiments, a first guided surface waveguide probe launches a first guided surface wave along a surface of a terrestrial medium within a first power distribution region. A guided surface wave receive structure obtains electrical energy from the first guided surface wave. A second guided surface waveguide probe launches a second guided surface wave along the surface of the terrestrial medium within a second power distribution region using the electrical energy obtained from the first guided surface wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, JR., James D. Lilly
  • Publication number: 20180166762
    Abstract: Aspects of a guided surface waveguide probe site and the preparation thereof are described. In various embodiments, the guided surface waveguide probe site may include a propagation interface including a first region and a second region, and a guided surface waveguide probe configured to launch a guided surface wave along the propagation interface. In one aspect of the embodiments, at least a portion of the first region may be prepared to more efficiently launch or propagate the guided surface wave. Among embodiments, the portion of the first region, which may be composed of the Earth, may be treated or mixed with salt, gypsum, sand, or gravel, for example, among other compositions of matter. In other embodiments, the portion of the first region may be covered, insulated, irrigated, or temperature-controlled, for example. By preparing the site, a guided surface wave may be more efficiently launched and/or propagated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr., James D. Lilly, Stephen W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9997040
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disaster warning device with a guided surface wave receive structure, an impedance matching network, a power circuit, a data processing circuit, and a warning output. The power circuit and the data processing circuit may be coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure. The power circuit may supply electrical energy to power to the data processing circuit and warning output. The power circuit may receive power from a guided surface wave. The data processing circuitry may receive data communications from a guided surface wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr., Joseph F. Pinzone, Michael J. D'Aurelio