Patents by Inventor John C. Van Gorp

John C. Van Gorp 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: 11029346
    Abstract: A load monitoring system for a facility includes a computer system configured to execute a model of the object, the model configured to estimate a state of the object as a function of measured values of at least one characteristic of the object, receive at least one measured value of the at least one characteristic of the object, and execute, by the computer system, the model to compute an estimated state of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: John C. Van Gorp, Jeffrey W. Yeo, Peter Tovey
  • Patent number: 10802057
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a power system includes receiving, from at least one component monitor in communication with components of the power system, a first set of readings for at least one of the power system components at an input of a central processing unit. The method also includes providing the first set of readings to be displayed in a graphical format on a user interface. A user selection of a portion of the first set of readings, and at least one user classification of the portion of the first set of readings, is received. Portions of the first set of readings are identified and removed based on the at least one user classification to generate a modified set of readings. The modified set of readings is classified by at least one characteristic, and the at least one characteristic is detected in a second set of readings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Edward Teachman, John C. Van Gorp, Jon Andrew Bickel, Johannes Menzel
  • Publication number: 20200233020
    Abstract: A load monitoring system for a facility includes a computer system configured to execute a model of the object, the model configured to estimate a state of the object as a function of measured values of at least one characteristic of the object, receive at least one measured value of the at least one characteristic of the object, and execute, by the computer system, the model to compute an estimated state of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: John C. Van Gorp, Jeffrey W. Yeo, Peter Tovey
  • Patent number: 10678285
    Abstract: According to one aspect, embodiments described herein provide a system and a method for managing an electrical distribution system for a facility having at least one load. In one example, the method comprises receiving data related to transfer performance of a plurality of energy sources in the electrical distribution system, the plurality of energy sources including a first energy source and a second energy source, converting the data into transfer parameter values, receiving predefined transfer performance indicators related to the plurality of energy sources in the electrical distribution system, comparing the transfer parameter values with predefined transfer performance indicators to produce a comparison result assessing transfer performance of the plurality of energy sources, and managing transfer of the at least one load between the first energy source and the second energy source based on the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: John C. Van Gorp, John Eggink
  • Publication number: 20200116766
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a power system includes receiving, from at least one component monitor in communication with components of the power system, a first set of readings for at least one of the power system components at an input of a central processing unit. The method also includes providing the first set of readings to be displayed in a graphical format on a user interface. A user selection of a portion of the first set of readings, and at least one user classification of the portion of the first set of readings, is received. Portions of the first set of readings are identified and removed based on the at least one user classification to generate a modified set of readings. The modified set of readings is classified by at least one characteristic, and the at least one characteristic is detected in a second set of readings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Edward Teachman, John C. Van Gorp, Jon Andrew Bickel, Johannes Menzel
  • Patent number: 10620240
    Abstract: A load monitoring system for a facility includes a computer system configured to execute a model of the object, the model configured to estimate a state of the object as a function of measured values of at least one characteristic of the object, receive at least one measured value of the at least one characteristic of the object, and execute, by the computer system, the model to compute an estimated state of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: John C. Van Gorp, Jeffrey W. Yeo, Peter Tovey
  • Patent number: 10540790
    Abstract: A system comprises a central processing unit configured to receive, from at least one component monitor, a first set of readings for a component of a power system; provide the first set of readings to be displayed as a graph on a user interface; receive, from the user interface, a user selection of a portion of the first set of readings, and at least one user classification of the portion of the first set of readings; determine at least one characteristic of the portion of the first set of readings; detect the at least one characteristic in a second set of readings; and apply the user classification to the second set of readings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Edward Teachman, John C. Van Gorp
  • Patent number: 10409273
    Abstract: A method of monitoring power usage of a load includes defining one or more parameters of the load that vary with a mode of operation of the load, receiving measurement data related to the one or more parameters of the load over a first period of time, recording the measurement data, determining a plurality of groups, each group defining a set of measurements in a continuous range of values, each group having a lower threshold value and an upper threshold value, the lower and upper threshold values defined by having less than a minimum threshold number of recorded measurements of the lower and upper threshold values, and associating a mode of operation with each of the plurality of groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: John C. Van Gorp, Shawn Edward Balding, Jacques Roland van Campen
  • Patent number: 10263827
    Abstract: A monitoring device is in communication with a computer, including a memory, over a first network. The computer is further in communication with a server over a second network. A method for providing device information from the monitoring device to the server includes accessing a device web page stored on the monitoring device using a browser application operating on the computer. The monitoring device measures a utility characteristic and stores data indicative of the utility characteristic on a memory. The method further includes receiving a file from the monitoring device, including the device information. The device information includes at least device model information that identifies a model or type of the monitoring device. The method further includes storing the file in the memory of the computer, accessing a server web page stored on the server using the browser application operating on the computer, and transmitting the file to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: David Anderson, John C. Van Gorp
  • Patent number: 10210393
    Abstract: According to one aspect, embodiments herein provide a visual monitoring system for a load panel comprising a first camera having a field of view and configured to be mounted on a surface of the load panel at a first camera position such that a first electrical component of the load panel is in the field of view of the first camera and to generate image based information corresponding to the first electrical component, and a server in communication with the first camera and configured to receive the image based information corresponding to the first electrical component from the first camera and to provide the image based information from the first camera to a user via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: John C. Van Gorp, Matthew Stanlake, Mark A. Chidichimo
  • Patent number: 10094736
    Abstract: A method of detecting leakage in a compressed air system having a compressor includes configuring an electrical monitor to measure one or more electrical parameters indicative of operation of the compressor. The method further includes identifying periods of time during which the compressor is not in use; analyzing running times and intervals of the compressor between compressor operations during one or more of identified periods of time to establish a baseline for air leakage. The method further includes continuing to analyze running times and intervals of the compressor between compressor operations when the compressor is not in use. The method further includes notifying one or more users when running times and intervals between compressor operations vary from the baseline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: John C. Van Gorp, David Gordon Clark, Anthony R. Gray
  • Patent number: 10095886
    Abstract: A system for verifying applications for Real-Time Execution (RTE) devices is provided. The system includes a memory, at least one processor coupled to the memory, and a simulation component executable by the at least one processor. The simulation component may be configured to receive device simulation information for an RTE device, the device simulation information including device configuration information, application information, and targeted performance information, configure a virtual device simulator to simulate performance of the RTE device, run the virtual device simulator to process one or more simulated events, and output simulation results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: John C. Van Gorp, Piotr Boleslaw Przydatek, Liam Somers
  • Patent number: 10025337
    Abstract: A system and method for managing an electrical distribution system in a facility is disclosed. In one aspect, the method may include receiving at a computer system from a monitoring system data related to actual energy use of components of the electrical distribution system, receiving at the computer system a request for a modification to the electrical distribution system, using the computer system, providing a revised electrical distribution system design based on the request and the data related to actual energy use using a system optimization function for the electrical distribution system, modifying the electrical distribution system in accordance with the revised electrical distribution system design to provide a modified electrical distribution system in the facility, and receiving at the computer system from the monitoring system data related to actual energy use of components of the modified electrical distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: Martin A. Hancock, Matthew Stanlake, Peter C. Cowan, John C. Van Gorp, David Kidd, Hugh T. Lindsay, John Toffler, Catherine Gamroth, Kui Wu, Dimitri Marinakis
  • Patent number: 9965841
    Abstract: A method of monitoring equipment data of a piece of equipment includes extracting data specifications from a first image, the first image including data specification information for the piece of equipment, and storing the data specifications. The method further includes extracting measurement data from at least one second image, the at least one second image including measurement information for the piece of equipment. The method further includes associating the measurement data with the piece of equipment and storing the measurement data. The method further includes generating a measurement data trend profile for the piece of equipment and comparing operational measurement data against the measurement data trend profile. The method further includes notifying one or more users when the operational measurement data associated with the piece of equipment deviates from the measurement data trend profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: John C. Van Gorp, Jacques Roland van Campen
  • Patent number: 9792552
    Abstract: At least one aspect of the invention is directed to a power monitoring system including a generator coupled to a fuel tank, a plurality of monitors, and a processor configured to monitor one or more loads drawing power from the generator; monitor one or more parameters that affect the amount of power drawn by the one or more loads; monitor a fuel consumption rate of the generator; generate one or more load profiles for each of the one or more loads; receive a set of the one or more loads for which a predicted time is to be generated; receive values for the one or more parameters; generate a predicted load profile for the set of the one or more loads and the values of the one or more parameters; receive information indicating an amount of remaining fuel; and calculate a predicted available run time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: Markus F. Hirschbold, John C. Van Gorp
  • Patent number: 9784798
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems and methods for determining the state of health of a generator battery set and its ability to supply generator starter motor with start-up energy by capturing a profile of voltage across terminals of the battery during a supply of electrical energy from the battery to the starter and comparing the captured voltage profile to a reference voltage profile to determine if a difference between the captured voltage profile and reference voltage profile exceeds an acceptable amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: Markus F. Hirschbold, John C. Van Gorp, Stewart J. Harding, Donald Theodore Demasson
  • Publication number: 20170249731
    Abstract: A method of monitoring equipment data of a piece of equipment includes extracting data specifications from a first image, the first image including data specification information for the piece of equipment, and storing the data specifications. The method further includes extracting measurement data from at least one second image, the at least one second image including measurement information for the piece of equipment. The method further includes associating the measurement data with the piece of equipment and storing the measurement data. The method further includes generating a measurement data trend profile for the piece of equipment and comparing operational measurement data against the measurement data trend profile. The method further includes notifying one or more users when the operational measurement data associated with the piece of equipment deviates from the measurement data trend profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: John C. Van Gorp, Jacques Roland van Campen
  • Publication number: 20170168656
    Abstract: A system comprises a central processing unit configured to receive, from at least one component monitor, a first set of readings for a component of a power system; provide the first set of readings to be displayed as a graph on a user interface; receive, from the user interface, a user selection of a portion of the first set of readings, and at least one user classification of the portion of the first set of readings; determine at least one characteristic of the portion of the first set of readings; detect the at least one characteristic in a second set of readings; and apply the user classification to the second set of readings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Edward Teachman, John C. Van Gorp
  • Publication number: 20170109589
    Abstract: According to one aspect, embodiments herein provide a visual monitoring system for a load panel comprising a first camera having a field of view and configured to be mounted on a surface of the load panel at a first camera position such that a first electrical component of the load panel is in the field of view of the first camera and to generate image based information corresponding to the first electrical component, and a server in communication with the first camera and configured to receive the image based information corresponding to the first electrical component from the first camera and to provide the image based information from the first camera to a user via a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: John C. Van Gorp, Matthew Stanlake, Mark A. Chidichimo
  • Publication number: 20170061444
    Abstract: An energy analysis engine is configured to receive data from information technology (IT) systems of the facility related to the one or more of input energy use, energy driver, and/or control parameters for equipment at the facility find correlations between the input parameters of energy use, energy drivers, and control parameters of the equipment and develop one or more energy models predicting energy use of the equipment based on the energy drivers and control parameters, compare the data received from the IT systems to the one or more models to determine if an energy system anomaly has occurred, and output control signals to control operation of the equipment responsive to a determination that an energy system anomaly has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel J. Wall, John C. Van Gorp