Patents by Inventor James F. Corum

James F. Corum 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: 20170069189
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disaster warning device with a guided surface wave receive structure, an impedance matching network, a power circuit, a data processing circuit, and a warning output. The power circuit and the data processing circuit may be coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure. The power circuit may supply electrical energy to power to the data processing circuit and warning output. The power circuit may receive power from a guided surface wave. The data processing circuitry may receive data communications from a guided surface wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, JR., Joseph F. Pinzone, Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Publication number: 20170070098
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for long distance transmission of offshore generated power. A turbine is located offshore. The turbine can be mechanically coupled to a generator. A guided surface waveguide probe is electrically coupled to the generator and configured to launch a guided surface wave on a terrestrial medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, John Robert Ashcroft, Stephen W. Wilson, Michael W. Miller
  • Publication number: 20170070060
    Abstract: Disclosed, in one example, is an energy consumption node. The node includes a guided surface wave receive structure configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along a terrestrial medium. The node also includes a distribution system coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure and configured to distribute the obtained electrical energy to an electrical load coupleable to the distribution system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly
  • Publication number: 20170070094
    Abstract: Disclosed is an implantable medical device and methods of using the medical device. The medical device may include a guided surface wave receive structure configured to receive a guided surface wave transmitted by a guided surface waveguide probe. The guided surface wave receive structure in the medical device generates an alternating current signal when the guided surface wave is received. The medical device includes a power circuit that is coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure. The power circuit includes a power storage circuit to store the power signal. The medical device includes a medical circuit that comprises a stimulus circuit, a monitoring circuit, and potentially other components. The stimulus circuit provides a stimulus to a human body. The monitoring circuit measures a characteristic of the human body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Paul Kendall Carlton, JR., Joseph F. Pinzone
  • Publication number: 20170069948
    Abstract: Disclosed a guided surface waveguide probe including a charge terminal configured to generate an electromagnetic field and a support apparatus that supports the charge terminal above a lossy conducting medium, wherein the electromagnetic field generated by the charge terminal synthesizes a wave front incident at a complex Brewster angle of incidence (?i,B) of the lossy conducting medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, JR., Joseph F. Pinzone, Paul Kendall Carlton, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170070059
    Abstract: The use of a combination of wired and wireless power distribution equipment, coexisting together in various embodiments, is described. For example, one or more sub-transmission and/or distribution stations for wired power distribution, for example, can be retrofitted to include wireless power distribution equipment. Using the wireless power distribution equipment, power received via a wired transmission network can be re-transmitted using a sub-transmission and/or a distribution probe, for example. Similarly, power received by wireless receive structures through transmission, sub-transmission, or distribution frequency guided surface waves can be re-transmitted over wired networks, such as wired transmission, sub-transmission, and/or distribution networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum
  • Publication number: 20170070092
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a guided surface waveguide transmit system. One embodiment of the guided surface waveguide transmit system includes a guided surface waveguide probe configured to transmit a guided surface wave along a lossy conducting medium. The system further includes a controller device configured to receive load status data and signal for the guided surface waveguide probe to adjust transmission of the guided surface wave based at least in part on the load status data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Joseph F. Pinzone
  • Publication number: 20170067947
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for measuring and reporting the amount of electrical power consumed by an electrical load attached to a guided surface wave receive structure. A guided surface wave receive structure is configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along a terrestrial medium. An electrical load is coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure, the electrical load being experienced as a load at an excitation source coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe generating the guided surface wave. An electric power meter coupled to the electrical load and configured to measure the electrical load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Joseph F. Pinzone, James D. Lilly, Michael W. Miller, Stephen W. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20170070261
    Abstract: Disclosed is hybrid communication in which a first message from a guided surface wave probe node is embedded in a guided surface wave, and a second message from a guided surface wave receive node uses a different messaging mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, JR., Joseph F. Pinzone
  • Publication number: 20170070058
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for distributing power to loads and classifying loads that receive electrical energy in the form of guided surface waves that are transmitted by guided surface waveguide probes along a terrestrial medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Joseph F. Pinzone, Michael W. Miller
  • Publication number: 20170067951
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for field strength monitoring of electromagnetic fields generated by a guided surface waveguide probe. A field meter measures the field strength of the electromagnetic field. The field meter communicates the measured field strength to a probe control system coupled to the guided surface waveguide probe. Adjustments can be made to one or more operational parameters of the guided surface waveguide probe according to the measured field strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Joseph F. Pinzone
  • Publication number: 20160359336
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for transmitting and receiving energy conveyed in the form of a guided surface-waveguide mode along the surface of a lossy medium such as, e.g., a terrestrial medium excited by a guided surface waveguide probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum
  • Publication number: 20160359335
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for transmitting and receiving energy conveyed in the form of a guided surface-waveguide mode along the surface of a lossy medium such as, e.g., a terrestrial medium excited by a guided surface waveguide probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum
  • Patent number: 9515369
    Abstract: A system for power smoothing in power distribution and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a power multiplying network is provided that comprises a multiply-connected, velocity inhibiting circuit constructed from a number of lumped-elements. The power multiplying network is coupled to a power distribution network. The power multiplying network is configured to store power from and supply power to the power distribution network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: James F. Corum
  • Patent number: 9513652
    Abstract: A power multiplier and method are provided. The power multiplier includes a power multiplying network that is a multiply-connected, velocity inhibiting circuit constructed from a number of lumped-elements. The power multiplier also includes a launching network, and a directional coupler that couples the launching network to the power multiplying network. The power multiplier provides for power multiplication at nominal power generation frequencies such as 50 Hertz, 60 Hertz, and other power frequencies, in a compact circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: James F. Corum
  • Patent number: 9496921
    Abstract: Disclosed is hybrid communication in which a first message from a guided surface wave probe node is embedded in a guided surface wave, and a second message from a guided surface wave receive node uses a different messaging mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: CPG Technologies
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr., Joseph F. Pinzone
  • Publication number: 20160322822
    Abstract: Various power processing systems are described that employ a multiply-connected velocity inhibiting circuit. At least one delay active circuit and at least one variable capacitance are configured to cause an alternating current (AC) power signal to propagate in a single direction in the multiply-connected velocity inhibiting circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventor: James F. Corum
  • Patent number: 9407095
    Abstract: Various power processing systems are described that employ a multiply-connected velocity inhibiting circuit. At least one active circuit can be employed to synthesize at least one passive lumped element in the multiply-connected velocity inhibiting circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: James F. Corum
  • Publication number: 20160111890
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a guided surface wave transmitter/receiver configured to transmit a guided surface wave at a first frequency and to receive guided surface waves at a second frequency, concurrently with the transmission of guided surface waves at the first frequency. The various embodiments can be configured to retransmit received power and applied the received power to an electrical load. The various embodiments of the guided surface wave transmitter/receiver also can be configured as an amplitude modulation (AM) repeater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Basil F. Pinzone, JR., Joseph F. Pinzone
  • Publication number: 20160077201
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for fixing a navigational position using guided surface waves launched from guided surface wave waveguide probes at various ground stations. A navigation unit may fix its position by determining the travel time of guided surface waves from the ground stations to the navigation unit. In another embodiment, the navigation unit may also fix its position by determining the change in intensity of the guided surface waves after travelling from the ground stations to the navigation unit. In other embodiments, the navigation unit may also fix its position by determining the difference in phases of phase-locked guided surface waves as they travel from the ground stations to the navigation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Joseph F. Pinzone