Patents by Inventor Milton T. Tormey

Milton T. Tormey 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: 20210347269
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging station charging electric vehicles dynamically responds to power limit messages. The charging station includes a charging port that is configured to electrically connect to an electric vehicle to provide power to charge that electric vehicle. The charging station also includes a power control unit coupled with the charging port, the power control unit configured to control an amount of power provided through the charging port. The charging station also includes a set of one or more charging station control modules that are configured to, in response to receipt of a message that indicates a request to limit an amount of power to an identified percentage and based on a history of power provided through the charging port over a period of time, cause the power control unit to limit the power provided through the charging port to the identified percentage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Shantanu R. Kothavale, Milton T. Tormey, James Solomon, Danny Y. Lee
  • Publication number: 20210162881
    Abstract: Electric vehicle charging stations are coupled with a circuit sharing controller. Multiple electric vehicle charging stations are wired on the same electrical circuit. The circuit sharing controller implements a circuit sharing process that dynamically allocates electric current to charging stations on the same electrical circuit such that the capacity of the electrical circuit is not exceeded while permitting each of those charging stations to draw electric current through that electrical circuit for at least some amount of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: David Baxter, Carl F. Hagenmaier, JR., Milton T. Tormey, Richard Lowenthal
  • Patent number: 10953760
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging station charging electric vehicles dynamically responds to power limit messages. The charging station includes a charging port that is configured to electrically connect to an electric vehicle to provide power to charge that electric vehicle. The charging station also includes a power control unit coupled with the charging port, the power control unit configured to control an amount of power provided through the charging port. The charging station also includes a set of one or more charging station control modules that are configured to, in response to receipt of a message that indicates a request to limit an amount of power to an identified percentage and based on a history of power provided through the charging port over a period of time, cause the power control unit to limit the power provided through the charging port to the identified percentage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: Shantanu R. Kothavale, Milton T. Tormey, James Solomon, Danny Y. Lee
  • Patent number: 10913372
    Abstract: A plurality of charging equipment for charging electric vehicles share a current capacity. A first charging equipment of the plurality dynamically allocates electric current among the plurality of charging equipment such that the maximum amount of electric current capacity is prevented from being exceeded while permitting each of the plurality of charging equipment to charge an electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: David Baxter, Carl F. Hagenmaier, Jr., Milton T. Tormey, Richard Lowenthal
  • Patent number: 10850625
    Abstract: A charge transfer device for transferring charge between a local power grid and an electric vehicle is mounted to a street light. The charge transfer device includes a control device to control application of charge transfer between the local power grid and the electric vehicle. The charge transfer device is coupled to the local power grid through a wiring box that also couples the street light to the local power grid. The charge transfer device includes a current measuring device to measure an amount of current flowing for charge transfer. The charge transfer device includes a controller to cause the control device to control application of charge transfer and monitor output from the current measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, David Baxter, Harjinder Bhade, Praveen Mandal, Milton T. Tormey
  • Publication number: 20200189406
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging station charging electric vehicles dynamically responds to power limit messages. The charging station includes a charging port that is configured to electrically connect to an electric vehicle to provide power to charge that electric vehicle. The charging station also includes a power control unit coupled with the charging port, the power control unit configured to control an amount of power provided through the charging port. The charging station also includes a set of one or more charging station control modules that are configured to, in response to receipt of a message that indicates a request to limit an amount of power to an identified percentage and based on a history of power provided through the charging port over a period of time, cause the power control unit to limit the power provided through the charging port to the identified percentage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Shantanu R. Kothavale, Milton T. Tormey, James Solomon, Danny Y. Lee
  • Publication number: 20200101859
    Abstract: Electric vehicle charging stations are coupled with a circuit sharing controller. Multiple electric vehicle charging stations are wired on the same electrical circuit. The circuit sharing controller implements a circuit sharing process that dynamically allocates electric current to charging stations on the same electrical circuit such that the capacity of the electrical circuit is not exceeded while permitting each of those charging stations to draw electric current through that electrical circuit for at least some amount of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: David Baxter, Carl F. Hagenmaier, JR., Milton T. Tormey, Richard Lowenthal
  • Publication number: 20190381904
    Abstract: A network-controlled charge transfer device for transferring charge between a local power grid and an electric vehicle is mounted to a street light. The charge transfer device includes the following: an electrical receptacle to receive an electrical connector for connection to the electric vehicle; an electric power line that couples the power grid to the electrical receptacle through a wiring box; a control device to switch the receptacle on and off; a current measuring device to measure current flowing through the electric power line; and a controller to operate the control device and to monitor output from the current measuring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, David Baxter, Harjinder Bhade, Praveen Mandal, Milton T. Tormey
  • Patent number: 10464435
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging station charging electric vehicles dynamically responds to power limit messages. The charging station includes a charging port that is configured to electrically connect to an electric vehicle to provide power to charge that electric vehicle. The charging station also includes a power control unit coupled with the charging port, the power control unit configured to control an amount of power provided through the charging port. The charging station also includes a set of one or more charging station control modules that are configured to, in response to receipt of a message that indicates a request to limit an amount of power to an identified percentage and based on a history of power provided through the charging port over a period of time, cause the power control unit to limit the power provided through the charging port to the identified percentage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: Shantanu R. Kothavale, Milton T. Tormey, James Solomon, Danny Y. Lee
  • Patent number: 10252633
    Abstract: A first and second charging equipment for charging electric vehicles share a current capacity. A controller coupled with the first and second charging equipment limits a total amount of current drawn through the first charging equipment and the second charging equipment to not exceed the current capacity. A first and second current limit is communicated to a first and second electric vehicle respectively to limit the current draw of first and second electric vehicle to the first and second current limit respectively. A sum of the current drawn at the first and second current limit does not exceed the current capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: David Baxter, Carl F. Hagenmaier, Jr., Milton T. Tormey, Richard Lowenthal
  • Patent number: 10150381
    Abstract: A network-controlled charge transfer device for transferring charge between a local power grid and an electric vehicle is mounted to a street light. The charge transfer device includes the following: an electrical receptacle to receive an electrical connector for connection to the electric vehicle; an electric power line that couples the power grid to the electrical receptacle through a wiring box; a control device to switch the receptacle on and off; a current measuring device to measure current flowing through the electric power line; and a controller to operate the control device and to monitor output from the current measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, David Baxter, Harjinder Bhade, Praveen Mandal, Milton T. Tormey
  • Publication number: 20180194240
    Abstract: Electric vehicle charging stations are coupled with a circuit sharing controller. Multiple electric vehicle charging stations are wired on the same electrical circuit. The circuit sharing controller implements a circuit sharing process that dynamically allocates electric current to charging stations on the same electrical circuit such that the capacity of the electrical circuit is not exceeded while permitting each of those charging stations to draw electric current through that electrical circuit for at least some amount of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: David Baxter, Carl F. Hagenmaier, JR., Milton T. Tormey, Richard Lowenthal
  • Patent number: 9908427
    Abstract: A first and second charging equipment for charging electric vehicles share a current capacity. A controller coupled with the first and second charging equipment limits a total amount of current drawn through the first charging equipment and the second charging equipment to not exceed the current capacity. The controller communicates a first and second current limit to the first and second charging equipment respectively to cause a first and second electric vehicle to limit their current draw to not exceed the first and second current limit respectively. A sum of current to be drawn at the first and second current limit does not exceed the current capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: David Baxter, Carl F. Hagenmaier, Jr., Milton T. Tormey, Richard Lowenthal
  • Publication number: 20180001779
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging station charging electric vehicles dynamically responds to power limit messages. The charging station includes a charging port that is configured to electrically connect to an electric vehicle to provide power to charge that electric vehicle. The charging station also includes a power control unit coupled with the charging port, the power control unit configured to control an amount of power provided through the charging port. The charging station also includes a set of one or more charging station control modules that are configured to, in response to receipt of a message that indicates a request to limit an amount of power to an identified percentage and based on a history of power provided through the charging port over a period of time, cause the power control unit to limit the power provided through the charging port to the identified percentage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Shantanu R. Kothavale, Milton T. Tormey, James Solomon, Danny Y. Lee
  • Patent number: 9852386
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for creating one or more groups of electric vehicle charging objects includes receiving input from an organization to group a selected set of electric vehicle charging objects, creating the group in response to the received input, where the created group includes as its members the selected set of electric vehicle charging objects, and performing a set of acts for the members of the group as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CHAREPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: James Solomon, Milton T. Tormey, John Eduard Taylor
  • Patent number: 9656567
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging station charging electric vehicles dynamically responds to power limit messages. The charging station includes a charging port that is configured to electrically connect to an electric vehicle to provide power to charge that electric vehicle. The charging station also includes a power control unit coupled with the charging port, the power control unit configured to control an amount of power provided through the charging port. The charging station also includes a set of one or more charging station control modules that are configured to, in response to receipt of a message that indicates a request to limit an amount of power to an identified percentage and based on a history of power provided through the charging port over a period of time, cause the power control unit to limit the power provided through the charging port to the identified percentage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: Shantanu R. Kothavale, Milton T. Tormey, James Solomon, Danny Y. Lee
  • Publication number: 20170050530
    Abstract: A network-controlled charge transfer device for transferring charge between a local power grid and an electric vehicle is mounted to a street light. The charge transfer device includes the following: an electrical receptacle to receive an electrical connector for connection to the electric vehicle; an electric power line that couples the power grid to the electrical receptacle through a wiring box; a control device to switch the receptacle on and off; a current measuring device to measure current flowing through the electric power line; and a controller to operate the control device and to monitor output from the current measuring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, David Baxter, Harjinder Bhade, Praveen Mandal, Milton T. Tormey
  • Publication number: 20170036558
    Abstract: Electric vehicle charging stations are coupled with a circuit sharing controller. Multiple electric vehicle charging stations are wired on the same electrical circuit. The circuit sharing controller implements a circuit sharing process that dynamically allocates electric current to charging stations on the same electrical circuit such that the capacity of the electrical circuit is not exceeded while permitting each of those charging stations to draw electric current through that electrical circuit for at least some amount of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: David Baxter, Carl F. Hagenmaier, JR., Milton T. Tormey, Richard Lowenthal
  • Patent number: 9469211
    Abstract: A first and second charging equipment for charging electric vehicles is wired on a single electrical circuit. Electric current is dynamically allocated to the first and second charging equipment such that the maximum amount of electric current supported by the single electrical circuit is prevented from being exceeded. Dynamically allocating electric current to the first and second charging equipment includes communicating a first and second current limit to a first and second electric vehicle respectively connected to the first and second charging equipment to cause the first and second electric vehicle to limit their current draw to not exceed the first and second current limit respectively. The sum of current being drawn at the first and second current limit does not exceed the maximum amount of electric current supported by the single electrical circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: David Baxter, Carl F. Hagenmaier, Jr., Milton T. Tormey, Richard Lowenthal
  • Patent number: D892725
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: David Baxter, Darren Chin-Ho Kim, Peter H. Muller, Pasquale Romano, Richard Lowenthal, Carl F. Hagenmaier, Jr., Craig T. Matsuno, Milton T. Tormey, Anthony Watts Vastola, James M. Barbera, Price B. Terzis