Patents by Inventor Jacob Marshall

Jacob Marshall 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: 10666057
    Abstract: A solar collection system may collect energy from the sun to generate electricity for distribution on an electrical grid. In addition to generating electricity, a solar collection system may include support devices such as motors, controllers, sensors, and other support devices to perform various tasks to allow the solar collection system to more effectively generate electricity. When the solar collection system is generating sufficient power, the support devices may be powered by the solar collection system. However, when the solar collection system is not generating sufficient power, the support devices may be powered by a backfeed power supply circuit coupled to the electrical grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary Steele Judkins, Jacob Marshall, Venkatesh Prasad Hanglur Narasimha
  • Publication number: 20200153357
    Abstract: A multi-inverter system with at least a string of inverters sharing a DC bus and outputting to a shared AC bus. Inverters are hot-swappable and configured to be turned on or off during powered cycles. Central control may comprise reducing power point tracking redundancies or promoting other operational changes at individual inverters of a group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick L. Chapman, Zachary S. Judkins, Jacob Marshall
  • Patent number: 10498253
    Abstract: A multi-inverter system with at least a string of inverters sharing a DC bus and outputting to a shared AC bus. Inverters are hot-swappable and configured to be turned on or off during powered cycles. Central control may comprise reducing power point tracking redundancies or promoting other operational changes at individual inverters of a group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick L. Chapman, Zachary S. Judkins, Jacob Marshall
  • Patent number: 10422478
    Abstract: A novel tank cryogenic-compatible composite pressure vessel that beneficially utilizes Vapor Cooled Shielding (VCS) is introduced to minimize thermal gradients along support structures and reduces heat loads on cryogenic systems. In particular, the configurations and mechanisms to be utilized herein include: providing for a desired number of passageways and a given thickness of the VCS, reducing the thermal conductivity of the VCS material, and increasing the cooling capacitance of the hydrogen vapors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jacob William Leachman, Patrick Marshall Adam
  • Publication number: 20190190273
    Abstract: A solar collection system may collect energy from the sun to generate electricity for distribution on an electrical grid. In addition to generating electricity, a solar collection system may include support devices such as motors, controllers, sensors, and other support devices to perform various tasks to allow the solar collection system to more effectively generate electricity. When the solar collection system is generating sufficient power, the support devices may be powered by the solar collection system. However, when the solar collection system is not generating sufficient power, the support devices may be powered by a backfeed power supply circuit coupled to the electrical grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary Steele Judkins, Jacob Marshall, Venkatesh Prasad Hanglur Narasimha
  • Patent number: 10236690
    Abstract: A solar collection system may collect energy from the sun to generate electricity for distribution on an electrical grid. In addition to generating electricity, a solar collection system may include support devices such as motors, controllers, sensors, and other support devices to perform various tasks to allow the solar collection system to more effectively generate electricity. When the solar collection system is generating sufficient power, the support devices may be powered by the solar collection system. However, when the solar collection system is not generating sufficient power, the support devices may be powered by a backfeed power supply circuit coupled to the electrical grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary Steele Judkins, Jacob Marshall, Venkatesh Prasad Hanglur Narasimha
  • Publication number: 20180309381
    Abstract: A multi-inverter system with at least a string of inverters sharing a DC bus and outputting to a shared AC bus. Inverters are hot-swappable and configured to be turned on or off during powered cycles. Central control may comprise reducing power point tracking redundancies or promoting other operational changes at individual inverters of a group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick L. Chapman, Zachary S. Judkins, Jacob Marshall
  • Patent number: 10020754
    Abstract: A multi-inverter system with at least a string of inverters sharing a DC bus and outputting to a shared AC bus. Inverters are hot-swappable and configured to be turned on or off during powered cycles. Central control may comprise reducing power point tracking redundancies or promoting other operational changes at individual inverters of a group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick L. Chapman, Zachary Judkins, Jacob Marshall
  • Publication number: 20180097452
    Abstract: A multi-inverter system with at least a string of inverters sharing a DC bus and outputting to a shared AC bus. Inverters are hot-swappable and configured to be turned on or off during powered cycles. Central control may comprise reducing power point tracking redundancies or promoting other operational changes at individual inverters of a group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick L. Chapman, Zachary Judkins, Jacob Marshall
  • Publication number: 20180006464
    Abstract: A solar collection system may collect energy from the sun to generate electricity for distribution on an electrical grid. In addition to generating electricity, a solar collection system may include support devices such as motors, controllers, sensors, and other support devices to perform various tasks to allow the solar collection system to more effectively generate electricity. When the solar collection system is generating sufficient power, the support devices may be powered by the solar collection system. However, when the solar collection system is not generating sufficient power, the support devices may be powered by a backfeed power supply circuit coupled to the electrical grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary Steele Judkins, Jacob Marshall, Venkatesh Prasad Hanglur Narasimha
  • Publication number: 20170187192
    Abstract: Solar tracker systems having several rows of photovoltaic strings individually actuated by respective tracker control systems, are described. In an example, a solar tracker system includes a tracker control system having a tracker controller powered by forward-fed power from a photovoltaic string, e.g., during daytime, and powered by back-fed power from a station hub, e.g., during nighttime. Methods of operating the solar tracker system to forward-feed or back-feed power to the tracker control system are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Cedric Jeanty, Jason Charles Jones, Zachary Judkins, Ramakrishna Jupalli, Jacob Marshall, Sy Olson, Bart Wiktorowicz
  • Patent number: 9020631
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for consolidating multiple pickings of an item to fulfill multiple shipments into a single picking of the multiple items. A determination is first made whether a metric representing a plurality of shipments exceeds a threshold, wherein individual ones of the plurality of shipments are mapped to corresponding ones of a plurality of item locations in a fulfillment center. The plurality of shipments are then remapped to an individual one of the plurality of item locations in response to a determination that the metric exceeds the threshold. Finally, a picking of the items is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Denis Bellavance, Michael Cy Wu, Robert James Wilson, Bryan Michael Psimas, Mona Mehrandish, Jacob Marshall Austin, Salman Hamid Ali, Nishant Singh, Fnu Arun Singhal