Patents by Inventor Peter Pflaum

Peter Pflaum 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: 20240088655
    Abstract: A method for controlling a combined heat and power device of a microgrid. The method includes at least setting a CHP efficiency target corresponding to a minimum value of the CHP efficiency over an evaluation period; updating historical data regarding the microgrid over a time step; computing a value of the CHP efficiency based on the updated historical data; comparing the CHP efficiency target and the computed CHP efficiency value; and updating an efficiency weight parameter based on the comparison to achieve the CHP efficiency target over the evaluation period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Peter Pflaum, Alejandro Yousef Da Silva
  • Patent number: 10355486
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Peter Pflaum, Mazen Alamir
  • 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
  • Patent number: 4347671
    Abstract: A method of and an apparatus for the drying of articles, especially foodsfs, biological materials and other substances susceptible to cell damage with overheating, wherein the material is spread in a high-vacuum vessel directly adjacent a cooled condenser and is subjected to a vacuum by a pump capable of developing pressures as low as about 0.1 mbar. The chamber is evacuated until there is a noticeable formation of the condenser whereupon the connection between the pump and the chamber is closed and the product is heated to evaporate liquids but below a predetermined temperature (say a maximum of 50.degree. C.) while the condensate resulting from the evaporation is collected directly below the product and is discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1982
    Assignee: Kernforschungsanlage Juich, Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Francisco J. Dias, Willi Hannen, Hartmut Luhleich, Peter Pflaum
  • Patent number: 4299881
    Abstract: In order to prevent a protective carbide layer on a graphitic molded arti from splitting off under thermal stress, an external carbide layer is provided on a graphitic molded article having a graded content of silicon or zirconium (in the carbide state) that increases from near zero at the interior boundary of the layer to about 50 atomic percent at the exterior. Such a layer is produced either by dipping the graphitic molded article into melted silicon, dipping it into a succession of suspensions of carbon and either silicon or zirconium, with a greater silicon or zirconium content in each successive dip, the suspensions also including a binder resin, or by applying layers of a paste of carbon and either silicon or zirconium, also with some resin, each successive layer having a higher silicon or zirconium content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1981
    Assignee: Kernforschungsanlage Julich Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Hartmut Luhleich, Peter Pflaum, Francisco J. Dias, Aristides Nauomidis, Arno Schirbach, Hubertus Nickel
  • Patent number: 4293512
    Abstract: In order to prevent a protective carbide layer on a graphitic molded article from splitting off under thermal stress, an external carbide layer is provided on a graphitic molded article having a graded content of silicon or zirconium (in the carbide state) that increases from near zero at the interior boundary of the layer to about 50 atomic percent at the exterior. Such a layer is produced either by dipping the graphitic molded article into melted silicon, dipping it into a succession of suspensions of carbon and either silicon or zirconium, with a greater silicon or zirconium content in each successive dip, the suspensions also including a binder resin, or by applying layers of a paste of carbon and either silicon or zirconium, also with some resin, each successive layer having a higher silicon or zirconium content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1981
    Assignee: Kernforschungsanlage Julich GmbH
    Inventors: Hartmut Luhleich, Peter Pflaum, Francisco J. Dias, Aristides Nauomidis, Arno Schirbach, Hubertus Nickel
  • Patent number: 4023979
    Abstract: Carbonaceous material such as carbon powder is coated with a carbonizable nder in a continuous process in which the carbon particles and the binder, preferably together with a solvent, are introduced continuously into a vessel in which a continuous stream of a liquid vehicle in which the binder is insoluble is likewise introduced. The coated particles are then separated from the liquid phase by decantation or filtration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1977
    Assignee: Kernforschungsanlage Julich Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Hartmut Luhleich, Hubertus Nickel, Peter Pflaum, Francesco Dias
  • Patent number: 4009143
    Abstract: Carbonaceous material such as carbon powder is coated with a carbonizable nder in a continuous process in which the carbon particles and the binder, preferably together with a solvent, are introduced continuously into a vessel in which a continuous stream of a liquid vehicle in which the binder is insoluble is likewise introduced. The coated particles are then separated from the liquid phase by decantation or filtration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1972
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1977
    Assignee: Kernforschungsanlage Julich Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Hartmut Luhleich, Hubertus Nickel, Peter Pflaum, Francesco Dias