Patents by Inventor Praveen Mandal

Praveen Mandal 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: 11349313
    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: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: James Solomon, Milton Tormey, Praveen Mandal, Richard Lowenthal, Harjinder Bhade, David Baxter
  • Publication number: 20220084348
    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: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, Praveen Mandal, Milton Tormey, Srinivas Rao Swarnapuri, James Solomon
  • 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: 20210119482
    Abstract: A network-controlled charge transfer device for electric vehicles includes a control device to turn electric supply on and off to enable and disable charge transfer for electric vehicles, a transceiver to communicate requests for charge transfer with a remote server and receive communications from the remote server, and a controller, coupled with the control device and the transceiver, to cause the control device to turn the electric supply on based on communication from the remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, Dave Baxter, Harjinder Bhade, Praveen Mandal
  • Publication number: 20210111587
    Abstract: A server of a network-controlled charging system for electric vehicles receives a request for charge transfer for an electric vehicle at a network-controlled charge transfer device, determines whether to enable charge transfer, and responsive to determining to enable charge transfer, transmits a communication to the network-controlled charge transfer device that indicates to the network-controlled charge transfer device to enable charge transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, Dave Baxter, Harjinder Bhade, Praveen Mandal
  • 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: 10879733
    Abstract: A network-controlled charge transfer device for electric vehicles includes a control device to turn electric supply on and off to enable and disable charge transfer for electric vehicles, a transceiver to communicate requests for charge transfer with a remote server and receive communications from the remote server, and a controller, coupled with the control device and the transceiver, to cause the control device to turn the electric supply on based on communication from the remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, Dave Baxter, Harjinder Bhade, Praveen Mandal
  • Patent number: 10873210
    Abstract: A server of a network-controlled charging system for electric vehicles receives a request for charge transfer for an electric vehicle at a network-controlled charge transfer , determines whether to enable charge transfer, and responsive to determining to enable charge transfer, transmits a communication to the network-controlled charge transfer that indicates to the network-controlled charge transfer to enable charge transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, Dave Baxter, Harjinder Bhade, Praveen Mandal
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 20180178670
    Abstract: A server of a network-controlled charging system for electric vehicles receives a request for charge transfer for an electric vehicle at a network-controlled charge transfer device, determines whether to enable charge transfer, and responsive to determining to enable charge transfer, transmits a communication to the network-controlled charge transfer device that indicates to the network-controlled charge transfer device to enable charge transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, Dave Baxter, Harjinder Bhade, Praveen Mandal
  • 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: 9889761
    Abstract: A server of a network-controlled charging system for electric vehicles receives a request for charge transfer for an electric vehicle at a network-controlled charge transfer device, determines whether to enable charge transfer, and responsive to determining to enable charge transfer, transmits a communication to the network-controlled charge transfer device that indicates to the network-controlled charge transfer device to enable charge transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Lowenthal, Dave Baxter, Harjinder Bhade, Praveen Mandal
  • 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