Patents by Inventor John H. Magnasco

John H. Magnasco 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: 9020769
    Abstract: Devices and methods for identifying an electrical device, and its state, in a network of electrical devices are disclosed. An energy monitoring device is programmed to identify an electrical device coupled to a power supply, and a state of the electrical device, from a change in successive measurements of the power supply. Algorithms for determining a load signature for an electrical device and its state are disclosed. A stored table of load signatures for states is used to identify devices, and states. Energy monitoring information is collected and presented to the user on a display, a remote display, or is transmitted over a network to a remote device such as a personal computer, personal digital assistant, an iPhone®, a cell phone, voice mail, email, or text message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Geneva CleanTech Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Rada, John H. Magnasco
  • Patent number: 8674544
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for power factor correction include selectively coupling bit reactive loads with a load having dynamic reactive properties to dynamically correct a power factor. Methods and apparatus for reducing distortion in a power delivery system include a means for determining distortion in a power line, forming a corrective signal according to the distortion and selectively sinking and sourcing current to the power line according to the corrective signal. Furthermore, power for a solar power system is injected into a load via the same apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Geneva Cleantech, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Rada, John H. Magnasco
  • Patent number: 8450878
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for power factor correction include selectively coupling bit reactive loads with a load having dynamic reactive properties to dynamically correct a power factor. Methods and apparatus for reducing distortion in a power delivery system include a means for determining distortion in a power line, forming a corrective signal according to the distortion and selectively sinking and sourcing current to the power line according to the corrective signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Geneva Cleantech, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Rada, John H. Magnasco
  • Patent number: 8447541
    Abstract: Devices and methods for identifying an electrical device, and its state, in a network of electrical devices are disclosed. An energy monitoring device is programmed to identify an electrical device coupled to a power supply, and a state of the electrical device, from a change in successive measurements of the power supply. Algorithms for determining a load signature for an electrical device and its state are disclosed. A stored table of load signatures for states is used to identify devices, and states. Energy monitoring information is collected and presented to the user on a display, a remote display, or is transmitted over a network to a remote device such as a personal computer, personal digital assistant, an iPhone, a cell phone, voice mail, email, or text message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Geneva Cleantech Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Rada, John H. Magnasco
  • Publication number: 20110251807
    Abstract: Devices and methods for identifying an electrical device, and its state, in a network of electrical devices are disclosed. An energy monitoring device is programmed to identify an electrical device coupled to a power supply, and a state of the electrical device, from a change in successive measurements of the power supply. Algorithms for determining a load signature for an electrical device and its state are disclosed. A stored table of load signatures for states is used to identify devices, and states. Energy monitoring information is collected and presented to the user on a display, a remote display, or is transmitted over a network to a remote device such as a personal computer, personal digital assistant, an iPhone®, a cell phone, voice mail, email, or text message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: Geneva CleanTech Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Rada, John H. Magnasco
  • Publication number: 20110148202
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for power factor correction include selectively coupling bit reactive loads with a load having dynamic reactive properties to dynamically correct a power factor. Methods and apparatus for reducing distortion in a power delivery system include a means for determining distortion in a power line, forming a corrective signal according to the distortion and selectively sinking and sourcing current to the power line according to the corrective signal. Furthermore, power for a solar power system is injected into a load via the same apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: GENEVA CLEANTECH INC.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Rada, John H. Magnasco
  • Publication number: 20100187914
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for power factor correction include selectively coupling bit reactive loads with a load having dynamic reactive properties to dynamically correct a power factor. Methods and apparatus for reducing distortion in a power delivery system include a means for determining distortion in a power line, forming a corrective signal according to the distortion and selectively sinking and sourcing current to the power line according to the corrective signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: GENEVA CLEANTECH INC.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Rada, John H. Magnasco
  • Publication number: 20100191487
    Abstract: Devices and methods for identifying an electrical device, and its state, in a network of electrical devices are disclosed. An energy monitoring device is programmed to identify an electrical device coupled to a power supply, and a state of the electrical device, from a change in successive measurements of the power supply. Algorithms for determining a load signature for an electrical device and its state are disclosed. A stored table of load signatures for states is used to identify devices, and states. Energy monitoring information is collected and presented to the user on a display, a remote display, or is transmitted over a network to a remote device such as a personal computer, personal digital assistant, an iPhone, a cell phone, voice mail, email, or text message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: GENEVA CLEAN TECH INC.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Rada, John H. Magnasco
  • Patent number: 6320960
    Abstract: A headset has an earpiece and a flexible microphone boom. The headset is designed and constructed to be lightweight, flexibly adjustable, and comfortable to wear. The earpiece fits comfortably over an external portion of an ear of a wearer and between a head of the wearer and the ear. The earpiece is designed to be easily adjusted for a secure, comfortable fit. In the preferred embodiment, the earpiece includes a rigid plastic backbone and a ductile wire. In an alternate embodiment, the earpiece includes a rigid plastic backbone, a spring, and a ductile wire. The earpiece has an asymmetrical U shape, facilitating easy adjustment to fit securely around the external portion of the ear. A speaker module is coupled to the earpiece and designed to rest over a pinna of the ear when the earpiece is worn over the ear. A small speaker is mounted inside the speaker module. The speaker module is coupled to the earpiece by a ball and socket joint integrally formed as part of the earpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Hello Direct, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Lathrop, III, Richard J. Lutzinger, Kenneth G. Olson, John H. Magnasco
  • Patent number: D436095
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Hello Direct, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Otto Schmidt, Robert L. Lathrop, III, Richard J. Lutzinger, Kenneth G. Olson, John H. Magnasco