Patents by Inventor Mazen Alamir

Mazen Alamir 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: 10040365
    Abstract: A method for managing power in a charging station for charging electric vehicles, the charging station including several charging points, the method is used to predict accurately a consumption of the charging station, with satisfaction of clients. The method includes determining a statistic model of occupation of the charging station, determining some scenarios of occupation of the charging station, take into account the statistic model, determining, for each power profile among many power profiles, some scenarios which are valid and some other scenarios which are non-valid, taking in account client satisfaction rate, selecting an optimum power profile among said many power profiles for which a number of non-valid scenarios does not exceed a predefined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Peter Pflaum, Mazen Alamir
  • Publication number: 20180069401
    Abstract: A method of controlling an electricity production station including at least one renewable energy source and an energy accumulation system, allowing an operator to commit, at an electrical distribution network manager, to a power profile PG that the station will be able to deliver over a forthcoming time period. The declared power profile must, furthermore, comply with constraints imposed by the manager of the electricity distribution network. Non-compliance with this commitment may be subject to penalties. It is then incumbent on the operator to best optimize the method of controlling the electricity production station so as to maximize the electrical power fed into the network, while complying, in so far as possible, over a certain tolerance range, with the power profile commitment PG.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Peter PFLAUM, Mazen ALAMIR
  • Publication number: 20170166074
    Abstract: A method for managing power in a station for charging electric vehicles, the station including several charging points, the method helping to predict accurately the consumption of the charging station, with satisfaction of clients. The method includes determining a statistic model of occupation of the station, determining some scenarios of occupation of the station, taking in account the statistic model, determining, for each power profile among many power profiles, the scenarios which are valid and the scenarios which are non-valid, taking in account client satisfaction rate, selecting an optimum power profile among the power profiles for which the number of non-valid scenarios does not exceed a predefined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Peter PFLAUM, Mazen ALAMIR
  • Publication number: 20130139525
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for estimating a heat load imposed on a cryogenic refrigerator, to an associated computer program product, and to a method for controlling the cooling power output by said refrigerator. As the refrigerator (1, 1?) includes a phase separator (40, 40?) comprising a bath (41, 41?) of refrigerant, the method for estimating the heat load imposed on said refrigerator includes a step in which said heat load is estimated using a program executed by a computer, said program being based on a mass balance carried out on the phase separator for expressing variations in the time drift of the height of the bath of refrigerant in the phase separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Mazen Alamir, Patrick Bonnay, Fanny Clavel
  • Patent number: 8321108
    Abstract: A method of controlling an automobile clutch in an automated transmission system with a CMPC control is disclosed having application to vehicle clutch control in an AMT system. The driver's request is translated in terms of sliding velocity ?sl. Constraints on the engine and clutch actuators are defined to respect their operating limits, and driving quality constraints are defined to guarantee comfort during the clutch engagement phase. In order to meet these quality constraints, a reference trajectory is defined for ?sl as a function of the clutch engagement time. An analytical expression allowing real-time calculation of a set of control trajectories with a CMPC control law is then defined from the expression of this reference trajectory. The trajectory respecting the constraints on the actuators is selected from among all these control trajectories. Finally, the clutch is controlled with the selected control trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: IFP
    Inventors: Paolino Tona, Rachid Amari, Mazen Alamir
  • Publication number: 20100010718
    Abstract: A method of controlling an automobile clutch in an automated transmission system with a CMPC control is disclosed with an application of vehicle clutch control in an AMT system. The driver's request is translated in terms of sliding velocity ?sl. Constraints on the engine and clutch actuators are defined to respect their operating limits, and driving quality constraints are defined to guarantee comfort during the clutch engagement phase. In order to meet these quality constraints, a reference trajectory is defined for ?sl as a function of the clutch engagement time. An analytical expression allowing real-time calculation of a set of control trajectories with a CMPC control law is then defined from the expression of this reference trajectory. The trajectory respecting the constraints on the actuators is selected from among all these control trajectories. Finally, the clutch is controlled with the selected control trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Paolino TONA, Rachid Amari, Mazen Alamir
  • Patent number: 6498969
    Abstract: A method of locating a rail vehicle on a rail track includes the following steps: measuring the speed of the vehicle at different times using means providing an approximate value of the actual speed of the vehicle; measuring an inertial magnitude at different times using a single inertial sensor disposed on board the vehicle, the inertial magnitude being chosen to depend only on the speed of the vehicle and a geometrical characteristic specific to the track; calculating the abscissa of the vehicle on the track by means of a convergent algorithm based on a non-linear observer, from the known values of the measured approximate speed of the vehicle at different times preceding the time at which the vehicle is to be located, the measurements of the inertial magnitude and a database in which the geometrical characteristics specific to the track and its spatial derivative are stored for different curvilinear abscissae, the database being obtained by a learning process conducted beforehand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Alstom
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Alacoque, Mazen Alamir
  • Publication number: 20020109049
    Abstract: A method of locating a rail vehicle on a rail track includes the following steps:
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Applicant: ALSTOM
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Alacoque, Mazen Alamir
  • Patent number: 6236954
    Abstract: A process for estimating the speed of a vehicle or of an assemblage of vehicles, based on measuring the speeds of the mechanically independent wheels, while all the wheels are slipping with respect to the rolling surface, the process includes a step using mechanical and kinematic information characteristic of the vehicle or vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Alstom Transport SA
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Thomas, Patrick Latteux, Jean-Claude Alacoque, Guy Bornard, Mazen Alamir