Patents by Inventor James Ricchiuti

James Ricchiuti 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: 20170018931
    Abstract: A method for controlling a switching circuit including an input port electrically coupled to a photovoltaic device and an output port electrically coupled to a load includes (1) entering a voltage limiting operating mode and (2) in the voltage limiting operating mode (i) causing a control switching device of the switching circuit to repeatedly switch between its conductive and non-conductive states in a manner which limits magnitude of an output voltage to a maximum voltage value, the output voltage being a voltage across the output port, and (ii) varying the maximum voltage value as a function of magnitude of an output current, the output current being a current flowing through the output port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Seth M. Kahn, Anthony J. Stratakos, Ilija Jergovic, Vincent W. Ng, Ryan James Ricchiuti, Artin Der Minassians
  • Publication number: 20150372596
    Abstract: A maximum power point tracking controller includes an input port for electrically coupling to an electric power source, an output port for electrically coupling to a load, a control switching device, and a control subsystem. The control switching device is adapted to repeatedly switch between its conductive and non-conductive states to transfer power from the input port to the output port. The control subsystem is adapted to control switching of the control switching device to regulate a voltage across the input port, based at least in part on a signal representing current flowing out of the output port, to maximize a signal representing power out of the output port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Michael D. McJimsey, Anthony J. Stratakos, Ilija Jergovic, Xin Zhang, Kaiwei Yao, Vincent W. Ng, Phong T. Nguyen, Artin Der Minassians, Ryan James Ricchiuti
  • Publication number: 20080195534
    Abstract: A method for paying an obligation to a lender including the steps of: generating transaction settlement proceeds based on sales made by a merchant; depositing the transaction settlement proceeds in a first bank account, the first bank account being controlled by the lender; sweeping the deposited transaction settlement proceeds to a second bank account; and applying at least a portion of the swept transaction settlement proceeds in the lender's second bank account as a payment on the obligation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Dean Landis, James Ricchiuti