Patents by Inventor Paul Donahue

Paul Donahue 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: 20210391718
    Abstract: A micro grid system comprises an adapter, a power controller, and secondary energy source. The adapter is in communication with an electric grid and configured to connect and disconnect a connection between the electric grid and a micro grid. The power controller is in communication with the adapter and configured to receive first AC power from the electric grid via the adapter, obtain grid information, and control the adapter to connect and disconnect the connection between the electric grid and the micro grid. The power controller controls the adapter to disconnect the connection in response to determining that the electric grid is abnormal based on the grid information. The secondary energy source is in communication with the power controller and is configured to generate DC power and to supply the DC power to the power controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Paul W. Donahue, Ryan Paul Donahue, Jeffrey Alan Dankworth
  • Publication number: 20210367425
    Abstract: A micro grid system comprises a secondary energy source and a power controller. The secondary energy source is associated with the micro grid, and the secondary energy source is configured to generate first DC power signal. The power controller is in communication with the secondary energy source and an electric grid, and configured to receive first AC power signal from the electric grid and the first DC power signal from the secondary energy source and to output a second AC power signal to loads in communication with the power controller. The power controller comprises a frequency converter configured to change frequency of the second AC power signal, a processor, and a memory configured to store instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to control the frequency converter to change the frequency of the second AC power signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Paul W. Donahue, Ryan Paul Donahue, Jeffrey Alan Dankworth
  • Patent number: 11114853
    Abstract: A micro grid system comprises a secondary energy source and a power controller. The secondary energy source is associated with the micro grid, and the secondary energy source is configured to generate first DC power signal. The power controller is in communication with the secondary energy source and an electric grid, and configured to receive first AC power signal from the electric grid and the first DC power signal from the secondary energy source and to output a second AC power signal to loads in communication with the power controller. The power controller comprises a frequency converter configured to change frequency of the second AC power signal, a processor, and a memory configured to store instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to control the frequency converter to change the frequency of the second AC power signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NEWORLD.ENERGY LLC
    Inventors: Paul W. Donahue, Ryan Paul Donahue, Jeffrey Alan Dankworth
  • Publication number: 20210273450
    Abstract: A micro grid system comprises an adapter, a power controller, and secondary energy source. The adapter is in communication with an electric grid and configured to connect and disconnect a connection between the electric grid and a micro grid. The power controller is in communication with the adapter and configured to receive first AC power from the electric grid via the adapter, obtain grid information, and control the adapter to connect and disconnect the connection between the electric grid and the micro grid. The power controller controls the adapter to disconnect the connection in response to determining that the electric grid is abnormal based on the grid information. The secondary energy source is in communication with the power controller and is configured to generate DC power and to supply the DC power to the power controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Paul W. Donahue, Ryan Paul Donahue, Jeffrey Alan Dankworth
  • Patent number: 11108232
    Abstract: A micro grid system comprises an adapter, a power controller, and secondary energy source. The adapter is in communication with an electric grid and configured to connect and disconnect a connection between the electric grid and a micro grid. The power controller is in communication with the adapter and configured to receive first AC power from the electric grid via the adapter, obtain grid information, and control the adapter to connect and disconnect the connection between the electric grid and the micro grid. The power controller controls the adapter to disconnect the connection in response to determining that the electric grid is abnormal based on the grid information. The secondary energy source is in communication with the power controller and is configured to generate DC power and to supply the DC power to the power controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Neworld.Energy LLC
    Inventors: Paul W. Donahue, Ryan Paul Donahue, Jeffrey Alan Dankworth
  • Publication number: 20210203158
    Abstract: A micro grid system comprises a secondary energy source and a power controller. The secondary energy source is associated with the micro grid, and the secondary energy source is configured to generate first DC power signal. The power controller is in communication with the secondary energy source and an electric grid, and configured to receive first AC power signal from the electric grid and the first DC power signal from the secondary energy source and to output a second AC power signal to loads in communication with the power controller. The power controller comprises a frequency converter configured to change frequency of the second AC power signal, a processor, and a memory configured to store instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to control the frequency converter to change the frequency of the second AC power signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Paul W. Donahue, Ryan Paul Donahue, Jeffrey Alan Dankworth
  • Patent number: 10998724
    Abstract: A micro grid system comprises an adapter, a power controller, and secondary energy source. The adapter is in communication with an electric grid and configured to connect and disconnect a connection between the electric grid and a micro grid. The power controller is in communication with the adapter and configured to receive first AC power from the electric grid via the adapter, obtain grid information, and control the adapter to connect and disconnect the connection between the electric grid and the micro grid. The power controller controls the adapter to disconnect the connection in response to determining that the electric grid is abnormal based on the grid information. The secondary energy source is in communication with the power controller and is configured to generate DC power and to supply the DC power to the power controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NEWORLD.ENERGY LLC
    Inventors: Paul W. Donahue, Ryan Paul Donahue, Jeffrey Alan Dankworth
  • Publication number: 20210126451
    Abstract: A micro grid system comprises an adapter, a power controller, and secondary energy source. The adapter is in communication with an electric grid and configured to connect and disconnect a connection between the electric grid and a micro grid. The power controller is in communication with the adapter and configured to receive first AC power from the electric grid via the adapter, obtain grid information, and control the adapter to connect and disconnect the connection between the electric grid and the micro grid. The power controller controls the adapter to disconnect the connection in response to determining that the electric grid is abnormal based on the grid information. The secondary energy source is in communication with the power controller and is configured to generate DC power and to supply the DC power to the power controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Paul W. Donahue, Ryan Paul Donahue, Jeffrey Alan Dankworth
  • Patent number: 10951036
    Abstract: A micro grid system comprises a secondary energy source and a power controller. The secondary energy source is associated with the micro grid, and the secondary energy source is configured to generate first DC power signal. The power controller is in communication with the secondary energy source and an electric grid, and configured to receive first AC power signal from the electric grid and the first DC power signal from the secondary energy source and to output a second AC power signal to loads in communication with the power controller. The power controller comprises a frequency converter configured to change frequency of the second AC power signal, a processor, and a memory configured to store instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to control the frequency converter to change the frequency of the second AC power signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NEWORLD.ENERGY LLC
    Inventors: Paul W. Donahue, Ryan Paul Donahue, Jeffrey Alan Dankworth
  • Patent number: 10916940
    Abstract: A micro grid system comprises an adapter, a power controller, and secondary energy source. The adapter is in communication with an electric grid and configured to connect and disconnect a connection between the electric grid and a micro grid. The power controller is in communication with the adapter and configured to receive first AC power from the electric grid via the adapter, obtain grid information, and control the adapter to connect and disconnect the connection between the electric grid and the micro grid. The power controller controls the adapter to disconnect the connection in response to determining that the electric grid is abnormal based on the grid information. The secondary energy source is in communication with the power controller and is configured to generate DC power and to supply the DC power to the power controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: NEWORLD.ENERGY LLC
    Inventors: Paul W. Donahue, Ryan Paul Donahue, Jeffrey Alan Dankworth
  • Publication number: 20210006073
    Abstract: A micro grid system comprises a secondary energy source and a power controller. The secondary energy source is associated with the micro grid, and the secondary energy source is configured to generate first DC power signal. The power controller is in communication with the secondary energy source and an electric grid, and configured to receive first AC power signal from the electric grid and the first DC power signal from the secondary energy source and to output a second AC power signal to loads in communication with the power controller. The power controller comprises a frequency converter configured to change frequency of the second AC power signal, a processor, and a memory configured to store instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to control the frequency converter to change the frequency of the second AC power signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Paul W. Donahue, Ryan Paul Donahue, Jeffrey Alan Dankworth
  • Publication number: 20210006067
    Abstract: A micro grid system comprises an adapter, a power controller, and secondary energy source. The adapter is in communication with an electric grid and configured to connect and disconnect a connection between the electric grid and a micro grid. The power controller is in communication with the adapter and configured to receive first AC power from the electric grid via the adapter, obtain grid information, and control the adapter to connect and disconnect the connection between the electric grid and the micro grid. The power controller controls the adapter to disconnect the connection in response to determining that the electric grid is abnormal based on the grid information. The secondary energy source is in communication with the power controller and is configured to generate DC power and to supply the DC power to the power controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Paul W. Donahue, Ryan Paul Donahue, Jeffrey Alan Dankworth
  • Patent number: 10115325
    Abstract: A system to display a flag and a method of manufacturing the flag display system are described. The system includes an attachment member configured to affix the system to a structure horizontally, vertically, or at an angle in between. The system also includes a flag housing configured to house a flag, the flag housing being coupled to the attachment member, a roller member disposed in the flag housing, the flag being disposed to roll onto and off of the roller member to be stored or displayed, respectively, and a guide member coupled to the roller member at a first end in the flag housing, the guide member being configured to maintain alignment between the flag and the roller member when the flag is rolled onto and off of the roller member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CJ Limited LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Scaturro, Paul Donahue, Randy Mepplelink, David Daugherty
  • Publication number: 20160284254
    Abstract: A system to display a flag and a method of manufacturing the flag display system are described. The system includes an attachment member configured to affix the system to a structure horizontally, vertically, or at an angle in between. The system also includes a flag housing configured to house a flag, the flag housing being coupled to the attachment member, a roller member disposed in the flag housing, the flag being disposed to roll onto and off of the roller member to be stored or displayed, respectively, and a guide member coupled to the roller member at a first end in the flag housing, the guide member being configured to maintain alignment between the flag and the roller member when the flag is rolled onto and off of the roller member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: C J Limited LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Scaturro, Paul Donahue, Randy Mepplelink, David Daugherty
  • Publication number: 20080230459
    Abstract: A method to enhance water flow through a medium includes positioning like poles of two magnets adjacent to create a magnetic flux field at a region corresponding to a position at which the like poles are adjacent, maintaining pressure sufficient to at least partially overcome a quiescent-repulsive force between the adjacent like poles to amplify the magnetic flux field at the region, flowing water through the amplified magnetic flux field at the region at a flow rate selected based on a natural frequency related to a medium through which the water is to flow, the flowing inducing a pulse in the water having a frequency depending on the selected flow rate, and transmitting the water carrying the pulse at the frequency to the medium to produce resonance with the natural frequency of the medium, the resonance causing a decrease in a compaction of the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: Aqua-PhyD Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Donahue, Liam Shanahan
  • Publication number: 20070214070
    Abstract: A water treatment device. High power magnets are pressed against one another against one another, with like poles facing one another, to form alternating poles. Water is passed through the alternating polarity magnetic field. The water is kept in contact with the field for a time that induces a potential into the water, e.g., for 400 ms. Billing for the system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventor: Paul Donahue
  • Publication number: 20070205158
    Abstract: A water treatment device. High power magnets are pressed against one another against one another, with like poles facing one another, to form alternating poles. Water is passed through the alternating polarity magnetic field. The water is kept in contact with the field for a time that induces a potential into the water, e.g., for 400 ms. Billing for the system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Liam Shanahan, Paul Donahue
  • Publication number: 20050062471
    Abstract: A method has been developed that utilizes NMR integral data from an NMR spectrum for the determination of the concentrations of two or more components in a sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Early, Paul Donahue, Elizabeth Williams
  • Patent number: 6705438
    Abstract: A damper, such as a vehicle shock absorber, and a method for attaching a ring to a base cup of a damper. The method includes the step of autogenously welding the ring to the damper base cup. The damper includes a ring autogenously welded to the damper base cup. In one variation, the ring is continuous and the base cup has a substantially convex surface with an outward projection. In another variation, the ring is split and has an end portion having a tab which projects radially outward. In one implementation, the welding consists essentially of drawn arc welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkatasubramanian Ananthanarayanan, Steven Paul Donahue
  • Patent number: 6667455
    Abstract: A method for attaching parts together includes several steps. The parts are positioned for drawn arc welding the parts together. A drawn-arc-weld ferrule including metal is obtained. The ferrule is positioned for use in drawn-arc-welding together the positioned parts. The ferrule is cooled. The positioned parts are drawn arc welded together using the positioned ferrule. In a first expression of an embodiment, a drawn-arc-weld ferrule includes metal. In a second expression of an embodiment, a drawn-arc-weld ferrule includes separate segments each including metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkatasubramanian Ananthanarayanan, Steven Paul Donahue