Patents by Inventor David Yaney

David Yaney 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: 10277277
    Abstract: A circuit (100) for coupling an amplifier (1) in an electrical power distribution system with the amplifier electrically and physically isolated from a power line of the system. The amplifier generates arbitrary signal waveforms injected into the power line. A transformer (T1) has a primary and a secondary side with the amplifier located on the primary side and the secondary side connected to the power line. A resistor (R1) series connected with the primary side of the transformer is sized to accommodate a minimum load impedance of the amplifier and minimize power dissipation. A resonant circuit interposed between the secondary side of the transformer and the power line has values for a capacitor (C1) and an inductor (L3) forming the resonant circuit chosen to peak the amplitude of the arbitrary signal waveform at the frequency of a waveform propagated through the power line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Aclara Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Berchin, David Yaney
  • Publication number: 20070179721
    Abstract: A method for detecting noise location information in a power line distribution system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of receiving link quality data for a first power line communication link between a first and second power line communications device, determining an asymmetry in the link quality data of the link, and determining location information for the noise source based on the location of the first power line communications device or the location of the second power line communications device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventor: David Yaney
  • Publication number: 20070008074
    Abstract: A system that includes low voltage power line subnet coupler that provides bi-directional communications between multiple power line subnets while substantially preventing the flow of power is provided. The system may include a power line communications device coupled to a first LV power line subnet, and a low voltage power line subnet coupler providing a data communications path between the first low voltage power line subnet and a second low voltage power line subnet. Additionally, some embodiments include a low voltage repeater communicatively coupled to the second LV power line subnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventors: James Mollenkopf, David Yaney
  • Publication number: 20070002876
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention may include of plurality of wireless hops that provide a multi-hop wireless link for facilitating the communication of voice, video, audio, and other data in a packet based network between a broadband power line communications network and a conventional telecommunications link (such as a fiber optic link), which may be connected to another network such as the Internet via a point-of-presence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: William Berkman, David Yaney
  • Publication number: 20060244571
    Abstract: The coupler of the present invention couples data signals, such as broadband RF signals, to and from a power line. The coupler of one embodiment that is for use with overhead power lines includes a length of URD MV cable with the neutral conductor removed. Each end of the URD cable is communicatively coupled to the MV power line conductor a predetermined distance from other. The distance between the two connections points on the MV may be related to the wavelength of a carrier frequency used to communicate the data signals. The URD cable may also form part of a transformer to permit the passage of data signals while preventing the flow of the high voltage power signals through the coupler. The neutral semi-conductive jacket of the URD cable may be coupled to ground via a low frequency conductive path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventors: David Yaney, William Radtke
  • Publication number: 20050111533
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for operating a power line communications system that employs surface wave communications and conducted communications. The system is comprised of a plurality of network elements, which may take the form of repeaters, communication interface devices, backhaul devices, medium voltage transducers, distribution points, aggregation points, and others. In one embodiment, surface waves are communicated over the medium voltage power lines and the conducted communications are communicated via the low voltage power lines to and from customer premises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: William Berkman, David Yaney, James Mollenkopf