Patents by Inventor Lars Gustaf Ingolf Gertmar

Lars Gustaf Ingolf Gertmar 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: 10135253
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product enhance the commercial value of electrical power produced from a wind turbine production facility. Features include the use of a premier power conversion device that provides an alternative source of power for supplementing an output power of the wind turbine generation facility when lull periods for wind speed appear. The invention includes a communications infrastructure and coordination mechanism for establishing a relationship with another power production facility such that when excess electrical power is produced by the wind turbine facility, the excess may be provided to the power grid while the other energy production facility cuts back on its output production by a corresponding amount. A tracking mechanism keeps track of the amount of potential energy that was not expended at the other facility and places this amount in a virtual energy storage account, for the benefit of the wind turbine facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Per-Anders Kristian Lof, Lars Gustaf Ingolf Gertmar, Lars Anders Tommy Andren
  • Patent number: 6671585
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product enhance the commercial value of electrical power produced from a wind turbine production facility. Features include the use of a premier power conversion device that provides an alternative source of power for supplementing an output power of the wind turbine generation facility when lull periods for wind speed appear. The invention includes a communications infrastructure and coordination mechanism for establishing a relationship with another power production facility such that when excess electrical power is produced by the wind turbine facility, the excess may be provided to the power grid while the other energy production facility cuts back on its output production by a corresponding amount. A tracking mechanism keeps track of the amount of potential energy that was not expended at the other facility and places this amount in a virtual energy storage account, for the benefit of the wind turbine facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: ABB AB
    Inventors: Per-Anders Kristian Lof, Lars Gustaf Ingolf Gertmar, Lars Anders Tommy Andren
  • Patent number: 6670721
    Abstract: An electric power system provides a coordinated and controlled intercommunication and operation of power engineering equipment and converters, e.g., rotating AC machines, power electronic converters and transformers as well as power grids in order to enhance electric power produced by renewable facilities. As viewed from the power grid and its stakeholders' perspective, enhanced renewable facilities are more stiff than conventional renewable facilities, and produce power that is as commercially valuable and fungible as electric power produced by traditional plants such as fossil fuel power plants, hydroelectric plants, nuclear plants and the like. xMs and SMs, or more generally yMs, fulfill the demands of stiffness and reduced variability, which have conventionally limited the commercial usefulness of a large scale use of renewables delivering power to a power grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: ABB AB
    Inventors: Per-Anders Kristian Lof, Lars Gustaf Ingolf Gertmar
  • Publication number: 20030126060
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product enhance the commercial value of electrical power produced from a wind turbine production facility. Features include the use of a premier power conversion device that provides an alternative source of power for supplementing an output power of the wind turbine generation facility when lull periods for wind speed appear. The invention includes a communications infrastructure and coordination mechanism for establishing a relationship with another power production facility such that when excess electrical power is produced by the wind turbine facility, the excess may be provided to the power grid while the other energy production facility cuts back on its output production by a corresponding amount. A tracking mechanism keeps track of the amount of potential energy that was not expended at the other facility and places this amount in a virtual energy storage account, for the benefit of the wind turbine facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Applicant: ABB AB
    Inventors: Per-Anders Kristian Lof, Lars Gustaf Ingolf Gertmar, Lars Anders Tommy Andren
  • Patent number: 6512966
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product enhance the commercial value of electrical power produced from a wind turbine production facility. Features include the use of a premier power conversion device that provides an alternative source of power for supplementing an output power of the wind turbine generation facility when lull periods for wind speed appear. The invention includes a communications infrastructure and coordination mechanism for establishing a relationship with another power production facility such that when excess electrical power is produced by the wind turbine facility, the excess may be provided to the power grid while the other energy production facility cuts back on its output production by a corresponding amount. A tracking mechanism keeps track of the amount of potential energy that was not expended at the other facility and places this amount in a virtual energy storage account, for the benefit of the wind turbine facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: ABB AB
    Inventors: Per-Anders Kristian Lof, Lars Gustaf Ingolf Gertmar, Lars Anders Tommy Andren
  • Publication number: 20030011348
    Abstract: An electric power system provides a coordinated and controlled intercommunication and operation of power engineering equipment and converters, e.g., rotating AC machines, power electronic converters and transformers as well as power grids in order to enhance electric power produced by renewable facilities. As viewed from the power grid and its stakeholders' perspective, enhanced renewable facilities are more stiff than conventional renewable facilities, and produce power that is as commercially valuable and fungible as electric power produced by traditional plants such as fossil fuel power plants, hydroelectric plants, nuclear plants and the like. xMs and SMs, or more generally yMs, fulfill the demands of stiffness and reduced variability, which have conventionally limited the commercial usefulness of a large scale use of renewables delivering power to a power grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Applicant: ABB AB
    Inventors: Per-anders Kristian Lof, Lars Gustaf Ingolf Gertmar
  • Publication number: 20030006613
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product enhance the commercial value of electrical power produced from a wind turbine production facility. Features include the use of a premier power conversion device that provides an alternative source of power for supplementing an output power of the wind turbine generation facility when lull periods for wind speed appear. The invention includes a communications infrastructure and coordination mechanism for establishing a relationship with another power production facility such that when excess electrical power is produced by the wind turbine facility, the excess may be provided to the power grid while the other energy production facility cuts back on its output production by a corresponding amount. A tracking mechanism keeps track of the amount of potential energy that was not expended at the other facility and places this amount in a virtual energy storage account, for the benefit of the wind turbine facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Applicant: ABB AB
    Inventors: Per-Anders Kristian Lof, Lars Gustaf Ingolf Gertmar, Lars Anders Tommy Andren
  • Publication number: 20020103745
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product enhance the commercial value of electrical power produced from a wind turbine production facility. Features include the use of a premier power conversion device that provides an alternative source of power for supplementing an output power of the wind turbine generation facility when lull periods for wind speed appear. The invention includes a communications infrastructure and coordination mechanism for establishing a relationship with another power production facility such that when excess electrical power is produced by the wind turbine facility, the excess may be provided to the power grid while the other energy production facility cuts back on its output production by a corresponding amount. A tracking mechanism keeps track of the amount of potential energy that was not expended at the other facility and places this amount in a virtual energy storage account, for the benefit of the wind turbine facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Applicant: ABB AB
    Inventors: Per-Anders Kristian Lof, Lars Gustaf Ingolf Gertmar, Lars Anders Tommy Andren
  • Publication number: 20020084655
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product enhance the commercial value of electrical power produced from a wind turbine production facility. Features include the use of a premier power conversion device that provides an alternative source of power for supplementing an output power of the wind turbine generation facility when lull periods for wind speed appear. The invention includes a communications infrastructure and coordination mechanism for establishing a relationship with another power production facility such that when excess electrical power is produced by the wind turbine facility, the excess may be provided to the power grid while the other energy production facility cuts back on its output production by a corresponding amount. A tracking mechanism keeps track of the amount of potential energy that was not expended at the other facility and places this amount in a virtual energy storage account, for the benefit of the wind turbine facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Applicant: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Per-Anders Kristian Lof, Lars Gustaf Ingolf Gertmar, Lars Anders Tommy Andren
  • Publication number: 20020087234
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product enhance the commercial value of electrical power produced from a wind turbine production facility. Features include the use of a premier power conversion device that provides an alternative source of power for supplementing an output power of the wind turbine generation facility when lull periods for wind speed appear. The invention includes a communications infrastructure and coordination mechanism for establishing a relationship with another power production facility such that when excess electrical power is produced by the wind turbine facility, the excess may be provided to the power grid while the other energy production facility cuts back on its output production by a corresponding amount. A tracking mechanism keeps track of the amount of potential energy that was not expended at the other facility and places this amount in a virtual energy storage account, for the benefit of the wind turbine facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Applicant: ABB AB
    Inventors: Per-Anders Kristian Lof, Lars Gustaf Ingolf Gertmar, Lars Anders Tommy Andren