Patents by Inventor David G. Kreiss

David G. Kreiss 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: 8290727
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for processing utility data of a power grid is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a datamart comprised of a plurality of physical databases storing utility data, a plurality of applications comprising an automated meter application configured to process power usage data from a plurality of automated meters, a power outage application configured to identify a location of a power outage, and a power restoration application configured to identify a location of a power restoration. The system may include an analysis engine comprising a plurality of analysis objects with each analysis object configured to process data to provide a specific analysis, wherein said analysis engine is accessible via one or more of the plurality of applications, and the system may include a report module configured to receive an output from the analysis engine and to output a report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Current Communications Services, LLC
    Inventors: David G. Kreiss, Daniel S. Brancaccio
  • Patent number: 8285500
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for processing utility data of a power grid is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a datamart comprised of a plurality of physical databases storing utility data, a plurality of applications comprising an automated meter application configured to process power usage data from a plurality of automated meters, a power outage application configured to identify a location of a power outage, and a power restoration application configured to identify a location of a power restoration. The system may include an analysis engine comprising a plurality of analysis objects with each analysis object configured to process data to provide a specific analysis, wherein said analysis engine is accessible via one or more of the plurality of applications, and the system may include a report module configured to receive an output from the analysis engine and to output a report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Current Communications Services, LLC
    Inventors: David G. Kreiss, Daniel S. Brancaccio
  • Patent number: 8280656
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for processing utility data of a power grid is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a datamart comprised of a plurality of physical databases storing utility data, a plurality of applications comprising an automated meter application configured to process power usage data from a plurality of automated meters, a power outage application configured to identify a location of a power outage, and a power restoration application configured to identify a location of a power restoration. The system may include an analysis engine comprising a plurality of analysis objects with each analysis object configured to process data to provide a specific analysis, wherein said analysis engine is accessible via one or more of the plurality of applications, and the system may include a report module configured to receive an output from the analysis engine and to output a report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Current Communications Services, LLC
    Inventors: David G. Kreiss, Daniel S. Brancaccio
  • Publication number: 20120123606
    Abstract: A system and method of regulating the voltage of the power supplied to a plurality of power customers via a power distribution system that includes low voltage power lines and medium voltage power lines is provided. A method may include measuring the voltage of a plurality of low voltage power lines at one or more customer premises in the power distribution system with corresponding voltage monitoring devices. The voltage monitoring devices transmit voltage data in real time to a remote computer system. The computer system receives the real time voltage data of the voltage measured from the voltage monitoring devices. The computer system compares the real time voltage data with a first threshold value; and if the real time voltage data is beyond the first threshold value, transmitting a first voltage adjustment instruction to a voltage control device configured to adjust the voltage supplied to a low voltage power line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: S&C ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: James D. Mollenkopf, Brian J. Deaver, SR., Joseph B. Herron, JR., David G. Kreiss
  • Publication number: 20110270550
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for processing utility data of a power grid is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a datamart comprised of a plurality of physical databases storing utility data, a plurality of applications comprising an automated meter application configured to process power usage data from a plurality of automated meters, a power outage application configured to identify a location of a power outage, and a power restoration application configured to identify a location of a power restoration. The system may include an analysis engine comprising a plurality of analysis objects with each analysis object configured to process data to provide a specific analysis, wherein said analysis engine is accessible via one or more of the plurality of applications, and the system may include a report module configured to receive an output from the analysis engine and to output a report.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: David G. Kreiss, Daniel S. Brancaccio
  • Publication number: 20110270457
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for processing utility data of a power grid is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a datamart comprised of a plurality of physical databases storing utility data, a plurality of applications comprising an automated meter application configured to process power usage data from a plurality of automated meters, a power outage application configured to identify a location of a power outage, and a power restoration application configured to identify a location of a power restoration. The system may include an analysis engine comprising a plurality of analysis objects with each analysis object configured to process data to provide a specific analysis, wherein said analysis engine is accessible via one or more of the plurality of applications, and the system may include a report module configured to receive an output from the analysis engine and to output a report.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: David G. Kreiss, Daniel S. Brancaccio
  • Publication number: 20110270454
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for processing utility data of a power grid is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a datamart comprised of a plurality of physical databases storing utility data, a plurality of applications comprising an automated meter application configured to process power usage data from a plurality of automated meters, a power outage application configured to identify a location of a power outage, and a power restoration application configured to identify a location of a power restoration. The system may include an analysis engine comprising a plurality of analysis objects with each analysis object configured to process data to provide a specific analysis, wherein said analysis engine is accessible via one or more of the plurality of applications, and the system may include a report module configured to receive an output from the analysis engine and to output a report.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: David G. Kreiss, Daniel S. Brancaccio
  • Patent number: 8000913
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for processing utility data of a power grid is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a datamart comprised of a plurality of physical databases storing utility data, a plurality of applications comprising an automated meter application configured to process power usage data from a plurality of automated meters, a power outage application configured to identify a location of a power outage, and a power restoration application configured to identify a location of a power restoration. The system may include an analysis engine comprising a plurality of analysis objects with each analysis object configured to process data to provide a specific analysis, wherein said analysis engine is accessible via one or more of the plurality of applications, and the system may include a report module configured to receive an output from the analysis engine and to output a report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Current Communications Services, LLC
    Inventors: David G. Kreiss, Daniel S. Brancaccio
  • Patent number: 7714592
    Abstract: A system and method of detecting changes in the impedance of a segment of medium voltage power line is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving voltage data comprising data of the voltage of the power lines at locations at a plurality of different points in time, receiving current data that comprises data of the current flowing between adjacent locations at the plurality of points in time, intermittently determining an impedance of the power lines between adjacent locations based on the voltage data and current data, monitoring the impedance of the power lines between adjacent locations over time, and providing a notification of a change in the impedance of a power line between adjacent locations upon detection of a change in the impedance beyond a threshold change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Current Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William O. Radtke, David G. Kreiss
  • Publication number: 20100007354
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting an arc of a medium voltage power line, such as an underground power line cable, is provided. In one embodiment the method comprises receiving voltage measurement data of the alternating voltage of the medium voltage power line, receiving current measurement data of the current of the medium voltage power line, detecting a current surge based on received current measurement data and upon detecting the current surge, processing the received voltage measurement data to determine whether the current surge initiated during a peak of the alternating voltage. In addition, the method may comprise transmitting a notification of the concurrent current surge. The transmission may be over the medium voltage power line, wirelessly, via fiber, via coaxial cable, or other suitable method. The current surge detection process may also comprise determining that the current surge lasts for less than a predetermined duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Brian J. Deaver, SR., David G. Kreiss
  • Publication number: 20090265042
    Abstract: A system and method of regulating the voltage of the power supplied to a plurality of power customers via a power distribution system that includes low voltage power lines and medium voltage power lines is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes measuring the voltage of a plurality of low voltage power lines at a plurality locations in the power distribution system with a plurality of voltage monitoring devices; with the plurality of voltage monitoring devices, transmitting voltage data in real time to a remote computer system; receiving, with the computer system, the real time voltage data of the voltage measured from the voltage monitoring devices; comparing, with the computer system, the real time voltage data with a first threshold value; and if the real time voltage data is beyond the first threshold value, transmitting with the computer system a first voltage adjustment instruction to a voltage control device configured to adjust the voltage supplied to a low voltage power line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: James D. Mollenkopf, Brian J. Deaver, SR., Joseph B. Herron, JR., David G. Kreiss
  • Publication number: 20090187344
    Abstract: A system, device and method for analyzing power grid data is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a data collection module comprising a plurality of database adapters configured to retrieve non-operational utility data, a data storage module in communication with said data collection module and comprising a database for storing the non-operational utility data, and an analysis and reporting module in communication with said data storage module and configured to process the non-operational data and to provide a plurality of reports and a plurality of alarms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Daniel S. Brancaccio, David G. Kreiss
  • Publication number: 20090187579
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for providing data from a plurality of physically separate databases storing utility data to a plurality of software applications is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Daniel S. Brancaccio, David G. Kreiss
  • Publication number: 20090187284
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for processing utility data of a power grid is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a datamart comprised of a plurality of physical databases storing utility data, a plurality of applications comprising an automated meter application configured to process power usage data from a plurality of automated meters, a power outage application configured to identify a location of a power outage, and a power restoration application configured to identify a location of a power restoration. The system may include an analysis engine comprising a plurality of analysis objects with each analysis object configured to process data to provide a specific analysis, wherein said analysis engine is accessible via one or more of the plurality of applications, and the system may include a report module configured to receive an output from the analysis engine and to output a report.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: David G. Kreiss, Daniel S. Brancaccio
  • Publication number: 20090115427
    Abstract: A system and method of detecting changes in the impedance of a segment of medium voltage power line is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving voltage data comprising data of the voltage of the power lines at locations at a plurality of different points in time, receiving current data that comprises data of the current flowing between adjacent locations at the plurality of points in time, intermittently determining an impedance of the power lines between adjacent locations based on the voltage data and current data, monitoring the impedance of the power lines between adjacent locations over time, and providing a notification of a change in the impedance of a power line between adjacent locations upon detection of a change in the impedance beyond a threshold change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventors: William O. Radtke, David G. Kreiss