Patents by Inventor E. William Bush

E. William Bush 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: 6291985
    Abstract: An electronic wattmeter is full-floating relative to a source of alternating current (a.c) voltage power that it serves to monitor. It is so full-floating by virtue of a direct current, d.c., power supply that is full floating relative to a.c. ground, and that produces a d.c. voltage that is impressed upon the a.c. voltage, meaning that the d.c. ground is equal to the a.c. voltage. A sense resistor is located in series between the source of a.c. electrical power and an a.c. load. Three resistive voltage dividers respectively between (i) the a.c. voltage at the source side of the sense resistor and a.c. ground, (ii) the a.c. voltage at the source side of the sense resistor and d.c. ground, and (iii) the a.c. voltage at the load side of the sense resistor and d.c. ground, respectively develop at their center taps logic-level, low, (i) first, (ii) second, and (iii) third voltages. The first voltage is indicative of the instantaneous a.c.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Inventor: E. William Bush
  • Patent number: 6078785
    Abstract: A great number (typically over 1 million) radio-communicating monitors of electricity consumption (typically all-electronic computerized wattmeters) distributed over a large geographical area (typically over 4500 square miles) communicate over radio frequency band (typically V.H.F. band at a one of three different frequencies) to multiple (typically over 45) regional central stations. Communication both to and from distant monitors is multi-path multi-link radio through intervening monitors, commonly located each in an associated annular concentric ring centered about a regional central station. Individual monitors from 0 to typically 5.64 miles distance from regional central stations are individually interrogated of typically 25 bytes information in typically up to 5 relays both outgoing and incoming during a time interval of up to typically 9.78 seconds at data transfer rates of typically 6 kbaud/second. Some 1.2 million monitors, called "demand relay meters" can typically be read out in 55 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Inventor: E. William Bush
  • Patent number: 5708427
    Abstract: A vehicle's position is determined, normally within .+-.0.37 inches, relative to an imaginary center line of a road lane along which are buried, normally about every 13 feet, completely passive resonant circuits, normally each a simple, inexpensive and durable 1-turn 11.5" diameter shallow loop of #12 copper wire in series with a proper capacitor, nominally 10 nanofarads, for resonance. In-lane positional determination is in and by a phase detection circuit, and process. A low-power r.f. electromagnetic field, normally 1.9432 MHz, is maintained in a (i) vertically- or (ii) horizontally-oriented first loop, normally a 6-turn 6-inch coil. Resonance is electromagnetically induced in nearby road coils; radiated fields are not involved. The induced r.f. field is itself then detected in a another, second, loop means within the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Inventor: E. William Bush