Patents by Inventor John Bruce Murdoch

John Bruce Murdoch 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: 20120078547
    Abstract: A system and method for providing power usage information by an electric power meter. The meter measures and reports power usage of at least one of a plurality of electrical loads connected into an electrical power network, wherein the electric power meter is synchronized to measure power usage at a particular time, and is further configured and operable to communicate over a first data network that is communicatively coupled to a second data network, and further wherein at least one firewall is positioned between the first and second data networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventor: John Bruce Murdoch
  • Patent number: 8031049
    Abstract: The present invention provides a means for secure communication between an electrical utility company and an electricity customer, such that the customer is able to shed one or more loads in response to a load shed command from the utility company. A system server of the customer periodically connects to a utility server of the utility company using a standard computer protocol, such as Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The system server sends a request message via the Internet to the utility server. The request message provides data on the total possible load, the present power consumption, and the present load shed state of the electricity customer. The utility server receives the request message and responds to the request message by transmitting to the system server a response message, which includes a load shed command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventor: John Bruce Murdoch
  • Publication number: 20100225452
    Abstract: The present invention provides a means for secure communication between an electrical utility company and an electricity customer, such that the customer is able to shed one or more loads in response to a load shed command from the utility company. A system server of the customer periodically connects to a utility server of the utility company using a standard computer protocol, such as Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The system server sends a request message via the Internet to the utility server. The request message provides data on the total possible load, the present power consumption, and the present load shed state of the electricity customer. The utility server receives the request message and responds to the request message by transmitting to the system server a response message, which includes a load shed command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: John Bruce Murdoch
  • Patent number: 7747357
    Abstract: A system provides for secure communication between an electrical utility company and an electricity customer, such that the customer is able to shed one or more loads in response to a load shed command from the utility company. A system server of the customer periodically connects to a utility server of the utility company using a standard computer protocol, such as Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The system server sends a request message via the Internet to the utility server. The request message provides data on the total possible load, the present power consumption, and the present load shed state of the electricity customer. The utility server receives the request message and responds to the request message by transmitting to the system server a response message, which includes a load shed command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventor: John Bruce Murdoch
  • Publication number: 20080114811
    Abstract: The present invention provides a means for secure communication between an electrical utility company and an electricity customer, such that the customer is able to shed one or more loads in response to a load shed command from the utility company. A system server of the customer periodically connects to a utility server of the utility company using a standard computer protocol, such as Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The system server sends a request message via the Internet to the utility server. The request message provides data on the total possible load, the present power consumption, and the present load shed state of the electricity customer. The utility server receives the request message and responds to the request message by transmitting to the system server a response message, which includes a load shed command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Applicant: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventor: John Bruce Murdoch