Patents by Inventor Matthew L. Lazarewicz

Matthew L. Lazarewicz 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: 20180069399
    Abstract: A method for controlling AC frequency of electrical power being distributed to an electrical distribution network that is connected to one or more electrical loads and to one or more power sources includes: electrically coupling an energy storage sub-system to the electrical distribution network, said energy storage sub-system including one or more flywheel energy storage systems; and controlling operation of each of the flywheel energy storage systems responsive to the AC frequency of the electrical power, so the electrical storage subsystem injects or absorbs an amount of electrical energy into or from the electrical distribution network so as to regulate the AC frequency of the electrical power being distributed to the electrical distribution network so as to be at or about a desired AC frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: Beacon Power, LLC
    Inventors: F. William Capp, Matthew L. Lazarewicz, James F. Arseneaux, Paul Dresens, Hernan Alex Rojas
  • Patent number: 9847641
    Abstract: Featured are methods for regulating the AC frequency of the electrical power be supplied on an electrical distribution system or grid. Such a method includes electrically coupling an energy storage sub-system to the electrical distribution network, where the energy storage sub-system includes one or more flywheel energy storage systems. Also featured as devices, systems and apparatuses embodying such methodologies or for use in implementing such methodologies of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Beacon Power, LLC.
    Inventors: F. William Capp, Matthew L. Lazarewicz, A. James Arseneaux, Paul Dresens, Hernan Alex Rojas
  • Publication number: 20150380939
    Abstract: Featured are methods for regulating the AC frequency of the electrical power be supplied on an electrical distribution system or grid. Such a method includes electrically coupling an energy storage sub-system to the electrical distribution network, where the energy storage sub-system includes one or more flywheel energy storage systems. Also featured as devices, systems and apparatuses embodying such methodologies or for use in implementing such methodologies of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: Beacon Power, LLC
    Inventors: F. William Capp, Matthew L. Lazarewicz, A. James Arseneaux, Paul Dresens, Hernan Alex Rojas
  • Patent number: 9065295
    Abstract: Featured are methods for regulating the AC frequency of the electrical power to be supplied on an electrical distribution system or grid. Such a method includes electrically coupling an energy storage sub-system to the electrical distribution network, where the energy storage sub-system includes one or more flywheel energy storage systems. Also featured as devices, systems and apparatuses embodying such methodologies or for use in implementing such methodologies of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Beacon Power, LLC
    Inventors: F. William Capp, Matthew L. Lazarewicz, A. James Arseneaux, Paul Dresens, Hernan Alex Rojas
  • Publication number: 20110278853
    Abstract: Featured are methods for regulating the AC frequency of the electrical power to be supplied on an electrical distribution system or grid. Such a method includes electrically coupling an energy storage sub-system to the electrical distribution network, where the energy storage sub-system includes one or more flywheel energy storage systems. Also featured as devices, systems and apparatuses embodying such methodologies or for use in implementing such methodologies of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: F. William Capp, Matthew L. Lazarewicz, A. James Arseneaux, Paul Dresens, Hernan Alex Rojas
  • Patent number: 8008804
    Abstract: Featured are methods for regulating the AC frequency of the electrical power be supplied on an electrical distribution system or grid. Such a method includes electrically coupling an energy storage sub-system to the electrical distribution network, where the energy storage sub-system includes one or more flywheel energy storage systems. Also featured as devices, systems and apparatuses embodying such methodologies or for use in implementing such methodologies of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Beacon Power Corporation
    Inventors: F. William Capp, Matthew L. Lazarewicz, A. James Arseneaux, Paul Dresens, Hernan Alex Rojas
  • Patent number: 7834479
    Abstract: A method and system for operating a mini-grid including one or more power generation sources and one or more loads independently from a utility grid is provided, where the mini-grid is disconnected from the utility grid in response to a power disruption over the utility grid. A universal interconnect device forms a connection between the mini-grid and the utility grid. In the disconnected state, the mini-grid operates independently from the utility grid, such that the power generation sources of the mini-grid supply the loads. Frequency and voltage regulation are provided by the universal interconnect device through a monitoring function performed by a controller in conjunction with at least an energy storage device, which can absorb or generate power as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Beacon Power Corporation
    Inventors: F. William Capp, Matthew L. Lazarewicz, Hernan Alex Rojas
  • Publication number: 20080278000
    Abstract: A method and system for operating a mini-grid including one or more power generation sources and one or more loads independently from a utility grid is provided, where the mini-grid is disconnected from the utility grid in response to a power disruption over the utility grid. A universal interconnect device forms a connection between the mini-grid and the utility grid. In the disconnected state, the mini-grid operates independently from the utility grid, such that the power generation sources of the mini-grid supply the loads. Frequency and voltage regulation are provided by the universal interconnect device through a monitoring function performed by a controller in conjunction with at least an energy storage device, which can absorb or generate power as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: F. William Capp, Matthew L. Lazarewicz, Hernan Alex Rojas
  • Patent number: 7365461
    Abstract: A crash management system for implementation in a flywheel energy storage system (FESS) is provided. Implementation of such a system entails designing an FESS rim that is highly failure resistant, and designing the FESS such that if one, some, or even all of its components fail, they are physically prevented from accumulating and releasing enough energy to cause rim burst, thus leaving the rim intact and capable of safely remaining spinning even after one or more FESS component failures have occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Beacon Power Corporation
    Inventors: Norman C. Brackett, James G. Crowley, Richard L. Hockney, Matthew L. Lazarewicz, Eric A. Lewis
  • Patent number: 7034420
    Abstract: A crash management system for implementation in a flywheel energy storage system (FESS) is provided. Implementation of such a system entails designing an FESS rim that is highly failure resistant, and designing the FESS such that if one, some, or even all of its components fail, they are physically prevented from accumulating and releasing enough energy to cause rim burst, thus leaving the rim intact and capable of safely remaining spinning even after one or more FESS component failures have occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Beacon Power Corporation
    Inventors: Norman C. Brackett, James G. Crowley, Richard L. Hockney, Matthew L. Lazarewicz, Eric A. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20030061898
    Abstract: A crash management system for implementation in a flywheel energy storage system (FESS) is provided. Implementation of such a system entails designing an FESS rim that is highly failure resistant, and designing the FESS such that if one, some, or even all of its components fail, they are physically prevented from accumulating and releasing enough energy to cause rim burst, thus leaving the rim intact and capable of safely remaining spinning even after one or more FESS component failures have occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Norman C. Brackett, James G. Crowley, Richard L. Hockney, Matthew L. Lazarewicz, Eric A. Lewis