Patents by Inventor Jason C. Neely

Jason C. Neely 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: 20200313518
    Abstract: A dual-wound machine comprises a dual-wound generator supplying power to two separate powered zones. The generator comprises a wound rotor with a field winding and a stator with two sets of phase windings and a field control loop that controls the excitation voltage applied to the field winding and therefore the magnetic field produced by the rotor, in order to maintain a constant field flux in the generator and mitigate dynamic coupling between the two sets of phase windings when supplying power to unbalanced loads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Lee Joshua Rashkin, Jason C. Neely, Timothy J. McCoy, Norbert H. Doerry
  • Patent number: 10574056
    Abstract: A system and method for control of dispatchable resources on an electrical power distribution grid is disclosed. The disclosed method provides improved response to power imbalance based on a communications signal independent of system frequency. The communication signal provides a feed-forward control of dispatchable power resources. A communications network is employed to generate a signal to dispatchable resources that a power imbalance has occurred. Due to fast response power transmission network interfaces associated with the dispatchable resources, the respective resources respond in significantly less time than feedback controlled conventional generators which depend on line frequency sensing. The rapid response mitigates the impact of power imbalances and enables greater penetrations of converter-interfaced power generation units such as renewable energy sources to be connected to the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Felipe Wilches Bernal, Jason C. Neely, Ricky James Concepcion, Raymond H. Byrne, Abraham Ellis
  • Publication number: 20190237973
    Abstract: An emulator apparatus that emulates entities included in a microgrid is described herein. The emulator apparatus emulates a load with time-varying inductance/resistance or an energy storage device or combination of energy storage devices. The emulator apparatus is electrically coupled to a system or device that is desirably tested/maintained/designed. The emulator apparatus emulates a particular device, and response of the system of device to the emulated device is monitored for purposes of design, testing, or maintenance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Jason C. Neely, Steven F. Glover
  • Patent number: 10326279
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying an island condition in a power distribution system and disconnecting distributed generators in the case of islanding. The systems and methods are used to enable reliable detection of island formation with high false-trip immunity, for any combination of distributed energy resources, and for distributed energy resources using grid support functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: Northern Plains Power Technologies, Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Ropp, Scott Perlenfein, Jason C. Neely, Sigifredo Gonzalez, Lee Joshua Rashkin
  • Patent number: 10270251
    Abstract: An emulator apparatus that emulates entities included in a microgrid is described herein. The emulator apparatus emulates a load with time-varying inductance/resistance or an energy storage device or combination of energy storage devices. The emulator apparatus is electrically coupled to a system or device that is desirably tested/maintained/designed. The emulator apparatus emulates a particular device, and response of the system of device to the emulated device is monitored for purposes of design, testing, or maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Jason C. Neely, Steven F. Glover
  • Patent number: 10228665
    Abstract: An emulator is described herein, wherein the emulator is configured to emulate a rotary energy generator. The rotary energy generator can be one of a wind turbine, a diesel engine, or a hydrokinetic generator. The emulator includes an electromechanical motor that is mechanically linked to a generator. A motor drive is electrically coupled to the electromechanical motor, and controls torque at a rotor of the electromechanical motor. Electromagnetic torque produced by the generator is estimated, and the motor drive is controlled based upon the estimated generator torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Jason C. Neely, Steven F. Glover, Forest Eugene White, Jason Ryan Finn
  • Patent number: 10168674
    Abstract: A control architecture and associated control methods are under development to allow a single user to control a team of multiple heterogeneous UMS as they conduct multi-faceted (i.e. multi-objective) missions in real time is disclosed. The control architecture is hierarchical, modular and layered and enables operator interaction at each layer, ensuring the human operator is in close control of the unmanned team at all times. The architecture and key data structures are introduced. Two approaches to distributed collaborative control of heterogeneous unmanned systems are described, including an extension of homogeneous swarm control and a novel application of distributed model predictive control. Initial results are presented, demonstrating heterogeneous UMS teams conducting collaborative missions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Buerger, Joshua Alan Love, Jason C. Neely, Wendy A. Amai, Charles Q. Little
  • Patent number: 10084310
    Abstract: A DC power bus having reduced parasitic inductance and higher tolerable operating temperature is disclosed. In example embodiments, a bus structure overlies a printed circuit board, and an array of capacitors is arranged on a surface of the printed circuit board distal the bus structure. The bus structure comprises an upper metal plate, a lower metal plate, and a dielectric film interposed between the upper and lower metal plates. The capacitors are connected in parallel between conductive planes of the printed circuit board. The upper and lower metal plates of the bus structure are connected to respective conductive planes of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Jason C. Neely, Joshua Stewart, Jarod James Delhotal, Jack David Flicker, Geoff L. Brennecka
  • Publication number: 20170077703
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying an island condition in a power distribution system and disconnecting distributed generators in the case of islanding. The systems and methods are used to enable reliable detection of island formation with high false-trip immunity, for any combination of distributed energy resources, and for distributed energy resources using grid support functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Ropp, Scott Perlenfein, Jason C. Neely, Sigifredo Gonzalez, Lee Joshua Rashkin