Patents by Inventor Michael J. D'Aurelio

Michael J. D'Aurelio 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: 10601099
    Abstract: The present disclosure sets forth various embodiments of power reception kits and methods. In one embodiment, a guided surface wave receive structure is configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave travelling along a terrestrial medium. Power output circuitry having a power output is configured to be coupled to an electrical load. The electrical load is experienced as a load at an excitation source coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe generating the guided surface wave. At least one connector is configured to couple the at least one guided surface wave receive structure to the power output circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Michael W. Miller, Paul Kendall Carlton, Jr., Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Patent number: 10498393
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sensing device including a guided surface wave receive structure, a physical parameter sensor, and a radio frequency transmitter. The guided surface wave receive structure may be configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along a terrestrial medium. The physical parameter sensor may be coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure. The physical parameter sensor may also measure a physical parameter associated with a physical environment local to the physical parameter sensor. The radio frequency transmitter may be coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure and communicatively coupled to the physical parameter sensor. The radio frequency transmitter may also obtain a physical parameter measurement and transmit the physical parameter measurement over a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Joseph F. Pinzone, Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Patent number: 10467876
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for disaster warning recovery including a power modulator. A location is determined for an area affected by an emergency event. An emergency message is generated that corresponds to the emergency event. The emergency message is transmitted by via a guided surface wave. The guided surface wave is launched by a guided surface waveguide probe. The power modulator is coupled to the guided surface waveguide probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, Joseph F. Pinzone, Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Patent number: 10408915
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for fixing a navigational position using guided surface waves launched from guided surface wave waveguide probes at various ground stations. A guided surface wave is received using a guided surface wave receive structure. A reflection of the guided surface wave is received using the guided surface wave receive structure. An amount of time that has elapsed between receiving the guided surface wave and receiving the reflection of guided surface wave is calculated. A location of the guided surface wave receive structure is determined based at least in part on the amount of time elapsed between receiving the guided surface wave and receiving the reflection of guided surface wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Patent number: 10408916
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for navigation identifying one's current position. A navigation device receives a guided surface wave using a guided surface wave receive structure. The navigation device then receives a reflection of the guided surface wave using the guided surface wave receive structure. The navigation device calculates an amount of time elapsed between receiving the guided surface wave and receiving the reflection of guided surface wave. The navigation device then measures an angle between a wave front of the guided surface wave and a polar axis of the Earth. Finally the navigation device determines a location of the guided surface wave receive structure based at least in part on the angle between the wave front of the guided surface wave and the polar axis of the Earth the amount of time elapsed between receiving the guided surface wave and receiving the reflection of guided surface wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Patent number: 10396566
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for determining a location using guided surface waves. A guided surface wave is received. A field strength of a guided surface wave is identified. A phase of the guided surface wave is identified. A distance from a guided surface waveguide probe that launched the guided surface wave is calculated. A location is determined based at least in part on the distance from the guided surface waveguide probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Patent number: 10324163
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for determining a location using guided surface waves. A wavelength and a phase of a base guided surface wave launched from a ground station and received by the guided surface wave receive structure are identified. A range of an overlaid guided surface wave launched from the ground station and received by the guided surface wave receive structure are identified., wherein the range of the overlaid guided surface wave is measured as a number of wavelengths of the base guided surface wave. A distance of the guided surface wave receive structure from the ground station based at least in part on the phase of the base guided surface wave and the range of the overlaid guided surface wave is calculated. Finally, a location of the guided surface wave receive structure based at least in part on the distance of the guided surface wave receive structure from the ground station is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Publication number: 20190097295
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to mobile guided surface waveguide probes and receivers. In a representative embodiment, an excitation source such as a generator is coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe. The excitation source and the guided surface waveguide probe are mounted to a rigid frame for transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Michael W. Miller, Paul Kendall Carlton, Jr., Michael J. D'aurelio
  • Publication number: 20180342879
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for frequency-division multiplexing for wireless power providers using Zenneck surface waveguide probes to transmit power. Zenneck surface waveguide probes may transmit power on multiple frequencies with potentially overlapping service areas. Frequency-agile Zenneck surface wave receivers may tune to one or more frequencies. Cost, availability, and/or other information may be provided to the Zenneck surface wave receivers. Power usage may be reported by the Zenneck surface wave receivers to power providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, JR., Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Patent number: 10141622
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to mobile guided surface waveguide probes and receivers. In a representative embodiment, an excitation source such as a generator is coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe. The excitation source and the guided surface waveguide probe mounted to a rigid frame for transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Michael W. Miller, Paul Kendall Carlton, Jr., Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Publication number: 20180268676
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for disaster warning recovery including a power modulator. A location is determined for an area affected by an emergency event. An emergency message is generated that corresponds to the emergency event. The emergency message is transmitted by via a guided surface wave. The guided surface wave is launched by a guided surface waveguide probe. The power modulator is coupled to the guided surface waveguide probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, Joseph F. Pinzone, Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Patent number: 10033198
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for frequency-division multiplexing for wireless power providers using guided surface waveguide probes to transmit power. Guided surface waveguide probes may transmit power on multiple frequencies with potentially overlapping service areas. Frequency-agile wireless power receivers may tune to one or more frequencies. Cost, availability, and/or other information may be provided to the wireless power receivers. Power usage may be reported by the wireless power receivers to power providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr., Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Patent number: 9997040
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disaster warning device with a guided surface wave receive structure, an impedance matching network, a power circuit, a data processing circuit, and a warning output. The power circuit and the data processing circuit may be coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure. The power circuit may supply electrical energy to power to the data processing circuit and warning output. The power circuit may receive power from a guided surface wave. The data processing circuitry may receive data communications from a guided surface wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr., Joseph F. Pinzone, Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Patent number: 9822517
    Abstract: Disclosed is a toilet bowl water level gauge and associated methods. In one embodiment, the toilet bowl water level gauge comprises a gauge assembly having a stem with a float, and a sleeve, wherein the stem is inserted in the sleeve and slides through the sleeve. Also, the toilet bowl water level gauge comprises a support attached to the gauge assembly, the support being adapted to engage a rim of a toilet bowl. In addition, bowl level sensors are employed for automated calibration of an automated bowl fill system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: DANCO, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Schuster, Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Patent number: 9732504
    Abstract: Various systems and methods of controlling the flow of water from a fill valve in a toilet tank to a toilet bowl of a toilet using a bowl fill valve are provided. An inlet of the bowl fill valve is coupled to a bowl fill outlet of the fill valve and the outlet of the bowl fill valve is channeled to the toilet bowl. In illustrative embodiment, a method is provided comprising the steps of determining when the toilet tank has been substantially drained of water during a flush cycle, and opening the bowl fill valve for a predefined period of time after the toilet tank has been substantially drained of water to fill the toilet bowl of the toilet with water. The predefined period of time is less than a total time of the flush cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: DANCO, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Schuster, Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Publication number: 20170077716
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for determining a location using guided surface waves. A guided surface wave is received. A field strength of a guided surface wave is identified. A phase of the guided surface wave is identified. A distance from a guided surface waveguide probe that launched the guided surface wave is calculated. A location is determined based at least in part on the distance from the guided surface waveguide probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Publication number: 20170074970
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for determining a location using guided surface waves. A wavelength and a phase of a base guided surface wave launched from a ground station and received by the guided surface wave receive structure are identified. A range of an overlaid guided surface wave launched from the ground station and received by the guided surface wave receive structure are identified., wherein the range of the overlaid guided surface wave is measured as a number of wavelengths of the base guided surface wave. A distance of the guided surface wave receive structure from the ground station based at least in part on the phase of the base guided surface wave and the range of the overlaid guided surface wave is calculated. Finally, a location of the guided surface wave receive structure based at least in part on the distance of the guided surface wave receive structure from the ground station is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Publication number: 20170077755
    Abstract: The present disclosure sets forth various embodiments of power reception kits and methods. In one embodiment, a guided surface wave receive structure is configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave travelling along a terrestrial medium. Power output circuitry having a power output is configured to be coupled to an electrical load. The electrical load is experienced as a load at an excitation source coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe generating the guided surface wave. At least one connector is configured to couple the at least one guided surface wave receive structure to the power output circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Michael W. Miller, Paul Kendall Carlton, JR., Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Publication number: 20170077583
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to mobile guided surface waveguide probes and receivers. In a representative embodiment, an excitation source such as a generator is coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe. The excitation source and the guided surface waveguide probe mounted to a rigid frame for transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Michael W. Miller, Paul Kendall Carlton, JR., Michael J. D'Aurelio
  • Publication number: 20170074969
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for navigation identifying one's current position. A navigation device receives a guided surface wave using a guided surface wave receive structure. The navigation device then receives a reflection of the guided surface wave using the guided surface wave receive structure. The navigation device calculates an amount of time elapsed between receiving the guided surface wave and receiving the reflection of guided surface wave. The navigation device then measures an angle between a wave front of the guided surface wave and a polar axis of the Earth. Finally the navigation device determines a location of the guided surface wave receive structure based at least in part on the angle between the wave front of the guided surface wave and the polar axis of the Earth the amount of time elapsed between receiving the guided surface wave and receiving the reflection of guided surface wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Michael J. D'Aurelio