Patents by Inventor Erran Kagan

Erran Kagan 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).

  • Publication number: 20190260204
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a machine learning system for use with a power distribution system. The machine learning system includes a data library, a machine learning module, and an action module. The data library stores a plurality of data samples, where at least a portion of the data samples are associated with one or more intelligent electronic devices (IEDs). The machine learning module processes data samples from the data library using at least one machine learning algorithm and outputs at least one recommendation and/or prediction based on the data samples received. The action module receives the at least one recommendation and/or prediction and performs at least one action based on the recommendation and/or prediction. The at least one action includes outputting at least one communication signal and/or at least one control signal to at least one client or at least one of the one or more IEDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Rory A. Koval, Erran Kagan
  • Publication number: 20190251641
    Abstract: Systems and methods for collecting, analyzing, billing and reporting data from intelligent electronic devices are provided. The intelligent electronic devices include at least one sensor configured to measure at least one parameter of an electrical distribution system and output a signal indicative of the measured at least one parameter; at least one analog-to-digital converter configured to receive the output signals and convert the output signal to a digital signal; and at least one processing device configured to execute a plurality on instructions to implement a general purpose operating system for executing at least two applications, each application configured to implement a predetermined functionality based on the at least one parameter of the electrical distribution system, wherein each of the applications is independent of the other application. In one aspect, the intelligent electronic devices include a network discovery module configured to detect communication settings of a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Erran Kagan, Rory A. Koval
  • Publication number: 20190250010
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device (IED) is provided. The IED includes a metering sub-assembly and an input base module sub-assembly. The metering sub-assembly is hinged to the input base module sub-assembly, where when in an open position, various cables, connectors, and input/output cards/modules are accessible. Various input/output cards/modules are interchangeable to add/change functionality and/or communication capabilities to the IED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Tibor Banhegyesi, Hai Zhu, Erran Kagan
  • Publication number: 20190234760
    Abstract: A meter is provided having a communication interface for receiving and interfacing with a communication device for transmitting measurement and other data to a central computer station via the communication device. The meter includes a measurement module for obtaining measurement data and a processor having a memory for storing application software for communicating the measurement and other data to the communication interface. The data are then provided to the communication device via the communication interface. The communication device is preferably a plug-and-play PCMCIA-type card or other type of memory card having a processor and a connection port for connecting to a port adaptor of the communication interface for receiving the data via the connection port-port adaptor connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Erran Kagan
  • Patent number: 10330713
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device (IED) having a touch sensitive user interface is provided. The intelligent electronic device includes a housing; at least one sensor coupled to the electric circuit and configured to measure at least one parameter of the electrical circuit and generate at least one analog signal indicative of the at least one parameter; at least one analog to digital converter coupled to the at least one sensor and configured to receive the at least one analog signal and convert the at least one analog signal to at least one digital signal; at least one processor configured to receive the at least one digital signal and calculate at least one power parameter of the electrical circuit; and an user interface configured to receive input from a user, the user interface including at least one touch sensitive sensor configured to detect the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRO INDUSTRIES/GAUGE TECH
    Inventors: Tibor Banhegyesi, Erran Kagan
  • Patent number: 10275840
    Abstract: Systems and methods for collecting, analyzing, billing and reporting data from intelligent electronic devices are provided. The intelligent electronic devices include at least one sensor configured to measure at least one parameter of an electrical distribution system and output a signal indicative of the measured at least one parameter; at least one analog-to-digital converter configured to receive the output signal and convert the output signal to a digital signal; and at least one processing device configured to execute a plurality of instructions to implement a general purpose operating system for executing at least two applications, each application configured to implement predetermined functionality based on the at least one parameter of the electrical distribution system, wherein each of the applications is independent of the other application. In one aspect, the intelligent electronic devices include a network discovery module configured to detect communication settings of a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRO INDUSTRIES/GAUGE TECH
    Inventors: Erran Kagan, Rory A. Koval
  • Patent number: 10274340
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device (IED) is provided. The IED includes a metering sub-assembly and an input base module sub-assembly. The metering sub-assembly is hinged to the input base module sub-assembly, where when in an open position, various cables, connectors, and input/output cards/modules are accessible. Various input/output cards/modules are interchangeable to add/change functionality and/or communication capabilities to the IED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Electro Industries/Gauge Tech
    Inventors: Tibor Banhegyesi, Hai Zhu, Erran Kagan
  • Patent number: 10270764
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device (IED) includes a user authentication module configured for authenticating authorized users of the IED and preventing an access by non-authorized personnel to a user-selectable portion of operational features of the IED. In exemplary embodiments, the user authentication module includes a database of information authenticating an authorized user and a sensor acquiring user-identifying information (e.g., a biometric sensor, a reader of magnetic, holographic, RFID, or smart ID cards, or a keypad). In one application, these techniques are implemented in IEDs such as electrical power and energy meters and used to control access to reset, configuration, billing, communication, and data acquisition/processing functions of the meters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Electro Industries/Gauge Tech
    Inventors: Andrew Kagan, Erran Kagan
  • Patent number: 10260903
    Abstract: A meter is provided having a communication interface for receiving and interfacing with a communication device for transmitting measurement and other data to a central computer station via the communication device. The meter includes a measurement module for obtaining measurement data and a processor having a memory for storing application software for communicating the measurement and other data to the communication interface. The data are then provided to the communication device via the communication interface. The communication device is preferably a plug-and-play PCMCIA-type card or other type of memory card having a processor and a connection port for connecting to a port adaptor of the communication interface for receiving the data via the connection port-port adaptor connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRO INDUSTRIES/GAUGE TECH
    Inventor: Erran Kagan
  • Publication number: 20180332038
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device (IED) includes an image capture module configured for capturing images or video in a location of the IED. The IED may also include a heat sensor for sensing heat inside or outside a housing of the IED. In one application, these techniques are implemented in IEDs such as electrical power and energy meters and used to control access to reset, configuration, billing, communication, and data acquisition/processing functions of the meters. Additionally, image processing techniques are employed by the IED to detect events in an electrical distribution system and implement control functions thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventor: Erran Kagan
  • Publication number: 20180238942
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device (IED) having a gain control unit adapted to selectively regulate operating ranges of output signals of a sensing circuit of the device is described. In one embodiment, the IED is a digital electric power and energy meter, which operating ranges for supply voltages and supply currents of electrical services may be adjusted to match pre-determined ranges for input signals of a data acquisition system or a data processing module of the meter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Tibor Banhegyesi, Erran Kagan, Patricia E. Banker
  • Publication number: 20180225231
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device (IED), e.g., an electrical power meter, having at least one removable memory device for storing data sensed and generated by the intelligent electronic device is provided. The IED includes a housing; at least one sensor; at least one analog-to-digital converter; at least one processing unit coupled to the at least one analog-to-digital converter configured to receive the digital data and store the digital data in a removable memory; and at least one device controller coupled to the at least one processing unit, the at least one device controller including an interface disposed on the housing for interfacing with the removable memory, wherein the at least one device controller is operative as a USB master or USB slave device controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Erran Kagan, Tibor Banhegyesi, Avi Cohen
  • Patent number: 10033970
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device (IED) includes an image capture module configured for capturing images or video in a location of the IED. The IED may also include a heat sensor for sensing heat inside or outside a housing of the IED. In one application, these techniques are implemented in IEDs such as electrical power and energy meters and used to control access to reset, configuration, billing, communication, and data acquisition/processing functions of the meters. Additionally, image processing techniques are employed by the IED to detect events in an electrical distribution system and implement control functions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Electro Industries/Gauge Tech
    Inventor: Erran Kagan
  • Publication number: 20180136012
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device (IED) is provided. The IED includes a metering sub-assembly and an input base module sub-assembly. The metering sub-assembly is hinged to the input base module sub-assembly, where when in an open position, various cables, connectors, and input/output cards/modules are accessible. Various input/output cards/modules are interchangeable to add/change functionality and/or communication capabilities to the IED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Tibor Banhegyesi, Hai Zhu, Erran Kagan
  • Patent number: 9927470
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device is provided including, inter alia, a processing unit configured to calculate energy consumed by at least one load and accumulate the calculated energy in a first volatile memory; the processing unit being configured to iteratively copy the accumulated energy from the first volatile memory to a first non-volatile memory after a first predetermined time period and copy the accumulated energy from the first volatile memory to a second non-violate memory after a second predetermined time period, wherein the first predetermined time period is longer than the second predetermined time period. The processing unit is further configured to copy the accumulated energy from the second non-violate memory to the first volatile memory upon startup or reset of the intelligent electronic device to avoid loss of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Electro Industries/Gauge Tech
    Inventors: Hai Zhu, Erran Kagan
  • Patent number: 9903895
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device (IED) having a gain control unit adapted to selectively regulate operating ranges of output signals of a sensing circuit of the device is described. In one embodiment, the IED is a digital electric power and energy meter, which operating ranges for supply voltages and supply currents of electrical services may be adjusted to match pre-determined ranges for input signals of a data acquisition system or a data processing module of the meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Electro Industries/Gauge Tech
    Inventors: Tibor Banhegyesi, Erran Kagan, Patricia E. Banker
  • Patent number: 9897461
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device (IED) is provided. The IED includes a metering sub-assembly and an input base module sub-assembly. The metering sub-assembly is hinged to the input base module sub-assembly, where when in an open position, various cables, connectors, and input/output cards/modules are accessible. Various input/output cards/modules are interchangeable to add/change functionality and/or communication capabilities to the IED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Electro Industries/Gauge Tech
    Inventors: Tibor Banhegyesi, Hai Zhu, Erran Kagan
  • Patent number: 9891253
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device (IED), e.g., an electrical power meter, having wireless communication capabilities, e.g., Bluetooth connectivity, for transmitting and receiving data without a hardwire connection is provided. A system and method for retrieving revenue metering data from at least one IED, e.g., a revenue meter, are also provided. The system includes at least one intelligent electronic device including a transceiver configured for receiving calculated energy consumption data from a processor and transmitting the calculated energy consumption data via a spread-spectrum frequency hopping technique; and a data collection device configured for receiving the calculated energy consumption data from the at least one intelligent electronic device in response to supplying a pairing passkey to the intelligent electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Electro Industries/Gauge Tech
    Inventor: Erran Kagan
  • Patent number: 9885739
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device (IED), e.g., an electrical power meter, having at least one removable memory device for storing data sensed and generated by the intelligent electronic device is provided. The IED includes a housing; at least one sensor; at least one analog-to-digital converter; at least one processing unit coupled to the at least one analog-to-digital converter configured to receive the digital data and store the digital data in a removable memory; and at least one device controller coupled to the at least one processing unit, the at least one device controller including an interface disposed on the housing for interfacing with the removable memory, wherein the at least one device controller is operative as a USB master or USB slave device controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Electro Industries/Gauge Tech
    Inventor: Erran Kagan
  • Patent number: D842313
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Electro Industries/Gauge Tech
    Inventors: Erran Kagan, Gregory Taylor