Patents by Inventor Joseph W. Forbes, Jr.

Joseph W. Forbes, Jr. 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: 11561565
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for electric power grid management and communications are disclosed. At least one active grid element is constructed and configured in network-based communication with a server via at least one coordinator. The at least one active grid element communicates Internet Protocol (IP)-based messages with the server via the at least one coordinator in real time or less than 15 minutes interval. The at least one active grid element participates actively in an electric power grid. The at least one active grid element has an energy consumption pattern or an energy supply pattern. The IP-based messages comprise at least one IP packet including a content, a priority, a security, and a transport route. The content comprises an amount of power available for the electric power grid or an amount of curtailment power available at an attachment point of the at least one grid element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: CAUSAM ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Forbes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11561564
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for smart electric power grid communication are disclosed in the present invention. At least one grid element is constructed and configured in network-based communication with a server via at least one coordinator. The at least one grid element is transformed into at least one active grid element automatically and/or autonomously after initial connection with the server. The at least one active grid element sends and receives messages to and from the server via at least one coordinator. The at least one coordinator matches and prioritizes the at least one active grid element. The at least one coordinator provides a priority flag on the messages. The at least one coordinator tracks an actual amount of power introduced to and available for an electric power grid or a curtailment power available from the at least one active grid element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: CAUSAM ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Forbes, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20230019014
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing power on an electric power grid including a server for communicating IP-based messages over a network with distributed power consuming devices and/or power supplying devices, the IP-based messages including information including a change in state of the power consuming device(s), a directive for a change in state of the power consuming device(s), a priority message, an alert, a status, an update, a location with respect to the electric power grid, a function, device attributes, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: Causam Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Forbes, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20230015983
    Abstract: Systems and methods for aggregating and integrating distributed grid element inputs are disclosed. A data platform is provided for a distribution power grid. The data platform provides a crowd-sourced gaming system for identifying grid elements and determining dynamic electric power topology. The data platform also provides an interactive interface for displaying a view of a certain area with identified grid elements. The data platform communicatively connects to the identified grid elements, collects data from the identified grid elements, and manages the distribution power grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: Causam Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Taylor Brockman, Joseph W. Forbes, JR.
  • Patent number: 11532047
    Abstract: Systems and methods for offering and purchasing tokenized securities on a blockchain platform meeting current and future federal, state, and offering and holding entity rules and regulations. Tokenized securities purchased during or after the tokenized securities offering are tradable on a secondary market. The server computer of the tokenized securities provides an automated transfer capability for tokenized securities holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: EQUITY SHIFT, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Marshall Gordon, III, Joseph W. Forbes, Jr., Gregory Frederick Bush
  • Publication number: 20220382312
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing power supplied over an electric power grid by an electric utility and/or other market participants to multiple power consuming devices, each of which having a Power Supply Value (PSV) associated with its energy consumption and/or reduction in consumption. Power flow to the power consuming devices is selectively enabled and disabled, or power-reduced thereto, by one or more controllable devices controlled by the client device. Power control messages from a controlling server indicate amounts of electric power to be reduced and an identification of at least one controllable device to be instructed to disable or reduce a flow of electric power to one or more associated power consuming devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: Causam Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Forbes, JR.
  • Patent number: 11501389
    Abstract: Systems and methods for financial settlement of transactions within an electric power grid network are disclosed. A multiplicity of active grid elements are constructed and configured for electric connection and network-based communication over a blockchain-based platform. The multiplicity of active grid elements are operable to make peer-to-peer transactions based on their participation within the electric power grid by generating and executing a digital contract. The multiplicity of active grid elements generate messages autonomously and/or automatically within a predetermined time interval. The messages comprise energy related data and settlement related data. The energy related data of the multiplicity of active grid elements are based on measurement and verification. The energy related data and the settlement related data are validated and recorded on a distributed ledger with a time stamp and a geodetic reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: CAUSAM ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Forbes, Jr., Nathaniel Taylor Brockman, Thomas Marshall Gordon, III, JiNan Glasgow George
  • Patent number: 11474573
    Abstract: Systems and methods for aggregating and integrating distributed grid element inputs are disclosed. A data platform is provided for a distribution power grid. The data platform provides a crowd-sourced gaming system for identifying grid elements and determining dynamic electric power topology. The data platform also provides an interactive interface for displaying a view of a certain area with identified grid elements. The data platform communicatively connects to the identified grid elements, collects data from the identified grid elements, and manages the distribution power grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: CAUSAM ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Taylor Brockman, Joseph W. Forbes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11436679
    Abstract: Systems and methods for offering and purchasing tokenized securities on a blockchain platform meeting current and future federal, state, and offering and holding entity rules and regulations. Tokenized securities purchased during or after the tokenized securities offering are tradable on a secondary market. The server computer of the tokenized securities provides an automated transfer capability for tokenized securities holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: EQUITY SHIFT, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Marshall Gordon, III, Joseph W. Forbes, Jr., Gregory Frederick Bush
  • Patent number: 11436582
    Abstract: Systems and methods for electric power messaging and settlements including advanced energy settlements, messaging, and applications for electric power supply, load, and/or curtailment and data analytics associated with the same. Systems and methods for providing data analytics and customer or consumer guidance and controls are provided, and coupled with graphic user interfaces for interactive control and command of grid elements, design, specification, construction, management and financial settlement for data centers and/or microgrids, business and residential power consumption, control, management, messaging and settlements, mobile applications, web sites, marketing offers, optimal pricing for comparable energy plans, retail electric provider and direct consumer alternatives, network of power architecture, EnergyNet applications, software development kit, and application web-based storefronts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: CAUSAM ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Forbes, Jr., Nathaniel Taylor Brockman
  • Publication number: 20220247208
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for smart electric power grid communication are disclosed in the present invention. At least one grid element transmits at least one registration message over an Internet Protocol (IP)-based network to at least one coordinator. The at least one coordinator registers the at least one grid element upon receipt of the at least one registration message. The at least one grid element automatically and/or autonomously transforms into at least one active grid element for actively functioning in the electric power grid. The at least one coordinator tracks based on revenue grade metrology an amount of power available for the electric power grid or a curtailment power available from the at least one active grid element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Causam Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Forbes, JR.
  • Publication number: 20220236758
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and messages of the present invention provides IP-based messages associated with the grid elements, wherein each IP-based message includes an internet protocol (IP) packet that is generated autonomously and/or automatically by the grid elements, intelligent messaging hardware associated with the grid elements, at least one coordinator, and/or a server associated with the electric power grid and its operation, energy settlement, and/or financial settlement for electricity provided or consumed, transmitted, and/or curtailed or reduced. The IP packet preferably includes a content including raw data and/or transformed data, a priority associated with the IP-based message, a security associated with the IP packet, and/or a transport route for communicating the IP-based message via the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Causam Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Forbes, JR.
  • Publication number: 20220215490
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus embodiments for electric power grid and network registration and management of physical and financial settlement for participation of active grid elements in supply and/or curtailment of power. Settlement is provided for grid elements that participate in the electric power grid following initial registration of each grid element with the system, preferably through network-based communication between the grid elements and a coordinator, either in coordination with or outside of an IP-based communications network router. A multiplicity of active grid elements function in the grid for supply capacity, supply and/or load curtailment as supply or capacity, and are compensated through settlement for their functional participation in the electric power grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Causam eXchange, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Forbes, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20220188947
    Abstract: Systems and methods for market-based financial settlement in an electric power grid are disclosed. A settlement processor is constructed and configured for IP-based communication with at least one active grid element via at least one coordinator. The at least one active grid element is registered with the at least one coordinator to participate within the electric power grid. The at least one coordinator tracks the at least one active grid element in the electric power grid. The at least one active grid element transmits at least one IP-based settlement message to the settlement processor via the at least one coordinator. The at least one IP-based settlement message comprises at least one kilowatt packet (KWP) unit, and the at least one KWP unit is based on measurement data for a participation of the at least one active grid element in the electric power grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Causam eXchange, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Forbes, JR.
  • Publication number: 20220180454
    Abstract: Systems and methods for market-based financial settlement of transactions within an electric power grid are disclosed. At least one active grid element is constructed and configured in Internet Protocol (IP)-based network communication with a settlement processor via at least one coordinator in real-time or in a predetermined timeframe. The at least one active grid element generates revenue grade metrology data based on measurement and verification for a participation of the at least one active grid element in the electric power grid. The at least one active grid element provides automated messaging to the settlement processor. The settlement processor provides a market-based financial settlement message based upon the revenue grade metrology data and a kilowatt packet (KWP) unit. The KWP unit provides a quantifying market rate for monetization for any unit of kilowatts with respect to time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Causam eXchange, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Forbes, JR.
  • Publication number: 20220179440
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing power supplied over an electric power grid by an electric utility and/or other market participants to multiple power consuming devices, each of which having a Power Supply Value (PSV) associated with its energy consumption and/or reduction in consumption. Power flow to the power consuming devices is selectively enabled and disabled, or power-reduced thereto, by one or more controllable devices controlled by the client device. Power control messages from a controlling server indicate amounts of electric power to be reduced and an identification of at least one controllable device to be instructed to disable or reduce a flow of electric power to one or more associated power consuming devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Causam Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Forbes, JR.
  • Publication number: 20220140616
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing power on an electric power grid including a server for communicating IP-based messages over a network with distributed power consuming devices and/or power supplying devices, the IP-based messages including information including a change in state of the power consuming device(s), a directive for a change in state of the power consuming device(s), a priority message, an alert, a status, an update, a location with respect to the electric power grid, a function, device attributes, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Causam Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Forbes, JR.
  • Patent number: 11316367
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for smart electric power grid communication are disclosed in the present invention. At least one grid element transmits at least one registration message over an Internet Protocol (IP)-based network to at least one coordinator. The at least one coordinator registers the at least one grid element upon receipt of the at least one registration message. The at least one grid element automatically and/or autonomously transforms into at least one active grid element for actively functioning in the electric power grid. The at least one coordinator tracks based on revenue grade metrology an amount of power available for the electric power grid or a curtailment power available from the at least one active grid element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: CAUSAM ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Forbes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11307602
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and messages of the present invention provides IP-based messages associated with the grid elements, wherein each IP-based message includes an internet protocol (IP) packet that is generated autonomously and/or automatically by the grid elements, intelligent messaging hardware associated with the grid elements, at least one coordinator, and/or a server associated with the electric power grid and its operation, energy settlement, and/or financial settlement for electricity provided or consumed, transmitted, and/or curtailed or reduced. The IP packet preferably includes a content including raw data and/or transformed data, a priority associated with the IP-based message, a security associated with the IP packet, and/or a transport route for communicating the IP-based message via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: CAUSAM ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Forbes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11308559
    Abstract: Systems and methods for offering and purchasing tokenized securities on a blockchain platform meeting current and future federal, state, and offering and holding entity rules and regulations. Tokenized securities purchased during or after the tokenized securities offering are tradable on a secondary market. The server computer of the tokenized securities provides an automated transfer capability for tokenized securities holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: EQUITY SHIFT, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Marshall Gordon, III, Joseph W. Forbes, Jr., Gregory Frederick Bush