Patents by Inventor Joshua Weiner

Joshua Weiner 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: 20160372925
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are power management systems for controlling recorded electrical demand by isolating loads from a utility distribution grid connection. The loads are isolated when an energy storage system (ESS) is placed in series between the loads and the grid, with a charger that keeps the ESS from depleting and a power converter that provides energy to the loads from the ESS. A system controller may be enabled to manage the charging of the ESS by the charger relative to a consumption metric. In some embodiments, the loads are categorized, controlled, or curtailed by the controller and may be isolated from other loads. Some embodiments include bypass features or bimodal connections. Additional methods of control to prevent depletion of the ESS are also set forth. Systems herein can prevent or limit demand charges, protect the utility grid from backflow and other dangers, and raise the customer's effective utility service limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Bryan Chow, Joshua Weiner
  • Patent number: 9431827
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are power management systems for controlling recorded electrical demand by isolating loads from a utility distribution grid connection. The loads are isolated when an energy storage system (ESS) is placed in series between the loads and the grid, with a charger that keeps the ESS from depleting and a power converter that provides energy to the loads from the ESS. A system controller may be enabled to manage the charging of the ESS by the charger relative to a consumption metric. In some embodiments, the loads are categorized, controlled, or curtailed by the controller and may be isolated from other loads. Some embodiments include bypass features or bimodal connections. Additional methods of control to prevent depletion of the ESS are also set forth. Systems herein can prevent or limit demand charges, protect the utility grid from backflow and other dangers, and raise the customer's effective utility service limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Green Charge Networks LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Chow, Joshua Weiner
  • Publication number: 20130285446
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are power management systems for controlling recorded electrical demand by isolating loads from a utility distribution grid connection. The loads are isolated when an energy storage system (ESS) is placed in series between the loads and the grid, with a charger that keeps the ESS from depleting and a power converter that provides energy to the loads from the ESS. A system controller may be enabled to manage the charging of the ESS by the charger relative to a consumption metric. In some embodiments, the loads are categorized, controlled, or curtailed by the controller and may be isolated from other loads. Some embodiments include bypass features or bimodal connections. Additional methods of control to prevent depletion of the ESS are also set forth. Systems herein can prevent or limit demand charges, protect the utility grid from backflow and other dangers, and raise the customer's effective utility service limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: GREEN CHARGE NETWORKS LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Chow, Joshua Weiner
  • Patent number: 6150345
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for promoting the survival of myelin producing cells, in particular SCs and oligodendrocytes. Other embodiments of the present invention are directed to therapeutic methods, utilities, and other related uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jerold J. M. Chun, Joshua A. Weiner