Patents by Inventor Frank O. Blevins

Frank O. Blevins 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: 20150077015
    Abstract: A light performance monitoring device and optionally integrated controller includes a monitor module that directly monitors energy usage of at least one energy load to generate at least one measurement of energy usage; a storage module stores a series of baseline values of energy usage of the energy load, a comparator module compares energy measurements made at predetermined intervals with the baseline values, and a notification module notifies a designated recipient that there is a deviation from the baseline values consistent with a burned out or non-operational light fixture, including but not limited to light bulbs or ballast devices. A control module optionally integrated with the light performance monitoring device can be operatively coupled to the monitor module to control energy usage by the at least one energy load via a data link in a pre-determined manner that is based on the at least one measurement of energy usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Donald W. HOWELL, Mark W. VINSON, Frank O. BLEVINS, Armand J. TAMAGNI, Michael L. CAMPBELL
  • Patent number: 8898026
    Abstract: A light performance monitoring device and optionally integrated controller includes a monitor module that directly monitors energy usage of at least one energy load to generate at least one measurement of energy usage; a storage module stores a series of baseline values of energy usage of the energy load, a comparator module compares energy measurements made at predetermined intervals with the baseline values, and a notification module notifies a designated recipient that there is a deviation from the baseline values consistent with a burned out or non-operational light fixture, including but not limited to light bulbs or ballast devices. A control module optionally integrated with the light performance monitoring device can be operatively coupled to the monitor module to control energy usage by the at least one energy load via a data link in a predetermined manner that is based on the at least one measurement of energy usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Admmicro Properties, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Donald W. Howell, Mark W. Vinson, Frank O. Blevins, Armand J. Tamagni, Jr., Michael L. Campbell
  • Patent number: 7706928
    Abstract: A system that establishes a local dynamic data link between an energy management system (EMS) and a security system (SS) within a building. A power management device, including a monitor module that directly monitors energy usage of at least one energy load to generate at least one measurement of energy usage by said at least one energy load; and a security module operatively coupled to the monitor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: ADMMicro Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Donald W. Howell, Mark W. Vinson, Frank O. Blevins, Armand J. Tamagni, Jr., Michael L. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20090292403
    Abstract: A light performance monitoring device and optionally integrated controller includes a monitor module that directly monitors energy usage of at least one energy load to generate at least one measurement of energy usage; a storage module stores a series of baseline values of energy usage of the energy load, a comparator module compares energy measurements made at predetermined intervals with the baseline values, and a notification module notifies a designated recipient that there is a deviation from the baseline values consistent with a burned out or non-operational light fixture, including but not limited to light bulbs or ballast devices. A control module optionally integrated with the light performance monitoring device can be operatively coupled to the monitor module to control energy usage by the at least one energy load via a data link in a predetermined manner that is based on the at least one measurement of energy usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: ADMMicro Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Donald W. HOWELL, Mark W. Vinson, Frank O. Blevins, Armand J. Tamagni, JR., Michael L. Campbell
  • Patent number: 7598724
    Abstract: A current transformer assembly includes at least one Rogowski coil having a first closeable loop with an electrically conductive coil member and a first pair of terminals. An integrator unit has respectively a cable connected across the first pair of terminals of a respective Rogowski coil. Each respective Rogowski coil provides an output voltage received by the integrator assembly caused by when a respective electrical conductor on a phase of a multiphase circuit is arranged within an opening of the closeable first loop of the respective Rogowski coil, and provides an output signal proportional to a current in a conductor arranged in an opening of a Rogowski coil. At least one of the Rogowski coils includes an inline calibration unit for fast calibration and recalibration when retrofitting a monitor module that monitors a value of the current in one or more conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Admmicro Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Donald W. Howell, Samuel A. Taylor, Danny K. Dyess, Frank O. Blevins, Mark W. Vinson
  • Patent number: 7571063
    Abstract: A light performance monitoring device and optionally integrated controller includes a monitor module that directly monitors energy usage of at least one energy load to generate at least one measurement of energy usage; a storage module stores a series of baseline values of energy usage of the energy load, a comparator module compares energy measurements made at predetermined intervals with the baseline values, and a notification module notifies a designated recipient that there is a deviation from the baseline values consistent with a burned out or non-operational light fixture, including but not limited to light bulbs or ballast devices. A control module optionally integrated with the light performance monitoring device can be operatively coupled to the monitor module to control energy usage by the at least one energy load via a data link in a pre-determined manner that is based on the at least one measurement of energy usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: ADMMicro Properties LLC
    Inventors: Donald W. Howell, Mark W. Vinson, Frank O. Blevins, Armand J. Tamagni, Jr., Michael L. Campbell
  • Patent number: 7460930
    Abstract: A power management device, including: a monitor module that directly monitors energy usage of at least one energy load to generate at least one measurement of energy usage by the at least one energy load; and a control module operatively coupled to the monitor module to control energy usage by the at least one energy load in a pre-determined manner that is based on the at least one measurement of energy usage, wherein the control module controls the at least one energy load via a data link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: ADMMicro Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Donald W. Howell, Mark W. Vinson, Frank O. Blevins, Armand J. Tamagni, Jr., Michael L. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20080211484
    Abstract: A current transformer assembly includes at least one Rogowski coil having a first closeable loop with an electrically conductive coil member and a first pair of terminals. An integrator unit has respectively a cable connected across the first pair of terminals of a respective Rogowski coil. Each respective Rogowski coil provides an output voltage received by the integrator assembly caused by when a respective electrical conductor on a phase of a multiphase circuit is arranged within an opening of the closeable first loop of the respective Rogowski coil, and provides an output signal proportional to a current in a conductor arranged in an opening of a Rogowski coil. At least one of the Rogowski coils includes an inline calibration unit for fast calibration and recalibration when retrofitting a monitor module that monitors a value of the current in one or more conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: ADMMicro Properties, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Donald W. HOWELL, Samuel A. Taylor, Danny K. Dyess, Frank O. Blevins, Mark W. Vinson