Patents by Inventor Milton Tormey

Milton 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).

  • Patent number: 11183001
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging station network includes multiple electric vehicle charging stations belonging to multiple charging station hosts. Each host controls one or more charging stations. A charging station network server provides an interface that allows each of the hosts to define one or more pricing specifications for charging electric vehicles on one or more of their electric vehicle charging stations belonging to that host. The pricing specifications are applied to the charging stations such that a cost of charging electric vehicles using those charging stations is calculated according to the pricing specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, Praveen Mandal, Milton Tormey, Srinivas Rao Swarnapuri, James Solomon
  • Publication number: 20210142589
    Abstract: A system and method for managing a plurality of electric vehicles with a fleet management portal is described herein. In one embodiment, a machine implemented method for managing one or more fleets of electric vehicles includes monitoring one or more fleets of electric vehicles using a fleet management portal associated with a server. Next, the method includes monitoring a plurality of charge transfer devices using the fleet management portal. Next, the method includes receiving charging information from the charge transfer devices. Next, the method includes determining a charging status for each electric vehicle based on the charging information. Next, the method includes generating one or more reports having the charging status for each electric vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, Milton Tormey, James Solomon
  • Publication number: 20210036522
    Abstract: Networked electric vehicle charging stations for charging electric vehicles are coupled with an electric vehicle charging station network server that performs authorization for charging session requests while the communication connection between the charging stations and the server are operating correctly. When the communication connection is not operating correctly, the networked electric vehicle charging stations enter into a local authorization mode to perform a local authorization process for incoming charging session requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: James Solomon, Milton Tormey, Praveen Mandal, Richard Lowenthal, Harjinder Bhade, David Baxter
  • Patent number: 10833509
    Abstract: Networked electric vehicle charging stations for charging electric vehicles are coupled with an electric vehicle charging station network server that performs authorization for charging session requests while the communication connection between the charging stations and the server are operating correctly. When the communication connection is not operating correctly, the networked electric vehicle charging stations enter into a local authorization mode to perform a local authorization process for incoming charging session requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: James Solomon, Milton Tormey, Praveen Mandal, Richard Lowenthal, Harjinder Bhade, David Baxter
  • Patent number: 10810804
    Abstract: A system and method for managing a plurality of electric vehicles with a fleet management portal is described herein. In one embodiment, a machine implemented method for managing one or more fleets of electric vehicles includes monitoring one or more fleets of electric vehicles using a fleet management portal associated with a server. Next, the method includes monitoring a plurality of charge transfer devices using the fleet management portal. Next, the method includes receiving charging information from the charge transfer devices. Next, the method includes determining a charging status for each electric vehicle based on the charging information. Next, the method includes generating one or more reports having the charging status for each electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, Milton Tormey, James Solomon
  • Publication number: 20190296560
    Abstract: Networked electric vehicle charging stations for charging electric vehicles are coupled with an electric vehicle charging station network server that performs authorization for charging session requests while the communication connection between the charging stations and the server are operating correctly. When the communication connection is not operating correctly, the networked electric vehicle charging stations enter into a local authorization mode to perform a local authorization process for incoming charging session requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: James Solomon, Milton Tormey, Praveen Mandal, Richard Lowenthal, Harjinder Bhade, David Baxter
  • Publication number: 20190152339
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging station network server that manages a plurality of charging stations receives subscriber notification message preferences for a subscriber (e.g., electric vehicle operator) that indicate one or more events of interest for which the subscriber wishes to receive notification messages. A set of one or more contact points associated with the subscriber is also received. The server receives data associated with the subscriber that indicates that a charging session at one of the charging stations has been established for an electric vehicle associated with the subscriber. The server detects an event of interest for the subscriber and transmits a notification message for that event to at least one of the set of contact points associated with the subscriber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, Praveen Mandal, Milton Tormey, David Baxter, Harjinder Bhade, James Solomon, Srinivas Swarnapuri
  • Patent number: 10189359
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging station network server which manages a plurality of charging stations receives subscriber notification message preferences for a subscriber (e.g., electric vehicle operator) which indicate one or more events of interest that the subscriber wishes to receive notification messages for. A set of one or more contact points associated with the subscriber is also received. The server authorizes the subscriber to use one of the plurality of charging stations. The server receives data associated with the subscriber from that one of the charging stations which indicates that a charging session has been established for an electric vehicle associated with the subscriber. The server detects an event of interest for the subscriber and transmits a notification message for that event to at least one of the set of contact points associated with the subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, Praveen Mandal, Milton Tormey, David Baxter, Harjinder Bhade, James Solomon, Srinivas Swarnapuri
  • Patent number: 10135262
    Abstract: Networked electric vehicle charging stations for charging electric vehicles are coupled with an electric vehicle charging station network server that performs authorization for charging session requests while the communication connection between the charging stations and the server are operating correctly. When the communication connection is not operating correctly, the networked electric vehicle charging stations enter into a local authorization mode to perform a local authorization process for incoming charging session requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: James Solomon, Milton Tormey, Praveen Mandal, Richard Lowenthal, Harjinder Bhade, David Baxter
  • Publication number: 20180069406
    Abstract: Networked electric vehicle charging stations for charging electric vehicles are coupled with an electric vehicle charging station network server that performs authorization for charging session requests while the communication connection between the charging stations and the server are operating correctly. When the communication connection is not operating correctly, the networked electric vehicle charging stations enter into a local authorization mode to perform a local authorization process for incoming charging session requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: James Solomon, Milton Tormey, Praveen Mandal, Richard Lowenthal, Harjinder Bhade, David Baxter
  • Patent number: 9819200
    Abstract: Networked electric vehicle charging stations for charging electric vehicles are coupled with an electric vehicle charging station network server that performs authorization for charging session requests while the communication connection between the charging stations and the server are operating correctly. When the communication connection is not operating correctly, the networked electric vehicle charging stations enter into a local authorization mode to perform a local authorization process for incoming charging session requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: James Solomon, Milton Tormey, Praveen Mandal, Richard Lowenthal, Harjinder Bhade, David Baxter
  • Patent number: 9610852
    Abstract: An electrical vehicle charging station establishes a charging session with an electric vehicle which includes energizing a power receptacle in the charging station and receiving a charging cord at the power receptacle. While the charging session is established and responsive to detecting that a charging connection between the electric vehicle and the electric vehicle charging station has been unexpectedly disconnected, the power receptacle is de-energized to prevent electricity from flowing through the charging cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, Milton Tormey, David Baxter, James Solomon
  • Publication number: 20150134188
    Abstract: A system and method for managing a plurality of electric vehicles with a fleet management portal is described herein. In one embodiment, a machine implemented method for managing one or more fleets of electric vehicles includes monitoring one or more fleets of electric vehicles using a fleet management portal associated with a server. Next, the method includes monitoring a plurality of charge transfer devices using the fleet management portal. Next, the method includes receiving charging information from the charge transfer devices. Next, the method includes determining a charging status for each electric vehicle based on the charging information. Next, the method includes generating one or more reports having the charging status for each electric vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, Milton Tormey, James Solomon
  • Patent number: 8935112
    Abstract: A system and method for managing a plurality of electric vehicles with a fleet management portal is described herein. In one embodiment, a machine implemented method for managing one or more fleets of electric vehicles includes monitoring one or more fleets of electric vehicles using a fleet management portal associated with a server. Next, the method includes monitoring a plurality of charge transfer devices using the fleet management portal. Next, the method includes receiving charging information from the charge transfer devices. Next, the method includes determining a charging status for each electric vehicle based on the charging information. Next, the method includes generating one or more reports having the charging status for each electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Chargepoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, Milton Tormey, James Solomon
  • Publication number: 20140210412
    Abstract: An electrical vehicle charging station establishes a charging session with an electric vehicle which includes energizing a power receptacle in the charging station and receiving a charging cord at the power receptacle. While the charging session is established and responsive to detecting that a charging connection between the electric vehicle and the electric vehicle charging station has been unexpectedly disconnected, the power receptacle is de-energized to prevent electricity from flowing through the charging cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, Milton Tormey, David Baxter, James Solomon
  • Patent number: 8680813
    Abstract: An electrical vehicle charging station establishes a charging session with an electric vehicle which includes energizing a power receptacle in the charging station and receiving a charging cord at the power receptacle. While the charging session is established and responsive to detecting that a charging connection between the electric vehicle and the electric vehicle charging station has been unexpectedly disconnected, the power receptacle is de-energized to prevent electricity from flowing through the charging cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Chargepoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, Milton Tormey, David Baxter, James Solomon
  • Publication number: 20130141044
    Abstract: Networked electric vehicle charging stations for charging electric vehicles are coupled with an electric vehicle charging station network server that performs authorization for charging session requests while the communication connection between the charging stations and the server are operating correctly. When the communication connection is not operating correctly, the networked electric vehicle charging stations enter into a local authorization mode to perform a local authorization process for incoming charging session requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: James Solomon, Milton Tormey, Praveen Mandal, Richard Lowenthal, Harjinder Bhade, David Baxter
  • Publication number: 20130090936
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electric vehicle charging network server provides an interface for electric vehicle charging station owners to selectively configure whether their electric vehicle charging station(s) are displayable on a charging station locator application to a specific set of one or more electric vehicle operators. For example, the interface may allow an electric vehicle charging station owner to specify that one or more of its charging stations are capable of being displayed on a charging station locator application to only a group of one or more electric vehicle operators (those charging station(s) will not be displayed on a charging station locator application used by other electric vehicle operators).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: James Solomon, Milton Tormey
  • Patent number: 8354913
    Abstract: Networked electric vehicle charging stations for charging electric vehicles are coupled with an electric vehicle charging station network server that performs authorization for charging session requests while the communication connection between the charging stations and the server are operating correctly. When the communication connection is not operating correctly, the networked electric vehicle charging stations enter into a local authorization mode to perform a local authorization process for incoming charging session requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Chargepoint, Inc.
    Inventors: James Solomon, Milton Tormey, Praveen Mandal, Richard Lowenthal, Harjinder Bhade, David Baxter
  • Patent number: 8072184
    Abstract: A networked charging station for electric vehicles protects against overcurrent and ground fault conditions. Upon detecting an overcurrent condition or a ground fault condition, the networked charging station for electric vehicles de-energizes a charging point connection to prevent electric current from flowing between an electric vehicle and the networked charging station and suspends the charging session. The networked charging station clears the overcurrent condition or the ground fault condition upon receipt of an authorized request which is transmitted remotely. The authorized request can be received from the vehicle operator that is associated with the charging session or from an administrator of the charging station through a radio-frequency identifier (RFID) tag enabled device or through a text message or an email message. The networked charging station clears the overcurrent condition or the ground fault condition without a manual reset of a circuit breaker or a GFCI device respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Coulomb Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Harjinder Bhade, Milton Tormey, David Baxter, Richard Lowenthal, Praveen Mandal