Patents by Inventor Ronald Strich

Ronald Strich 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: 7949615
    Abstract: A system and method manage delivery of energy from a distribution network to one or more sites. Each site has at least one device coupled to the distribution network. The at least one device controllably consumes energy. The system includes a node and a control system. The node is coupled to the at least one device for sensing and controlling energy delivered to the device. A control system is coupled to the node and distribution network for delivering to the node at least one characteristic of the distribution network. The node for controls the supply of energy to the device as a function of the at least one characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Robertshaw Controls .Company
    Inventors: Gregory A. Ehlers, James H. Turner, Joseph Beaudet, Ronald Strich, George Loughmiller
  • Publication number: 20090157529
    Abstract: A system and method manage delivery of energy from a distribution network to one or more sites. Each site has at least one device coupled to the distribution network. The at least one device controllably consumes energy. The system includes a node and a control system. The node is coupled to the at least one device for sensing and controlling energy delivered to the device. A control system is coupled to the node and distribution network for delivering to the node at least one characteristic of the distribution network. The node for controls the supply of energy to the device as a function of the at least one characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Gregory A. Ehlers, James H. Turner, Joseph Beaudet, Ronald Strich, George Loughmiller
  • Patent number: 7516106
    Abstract: A system and method manage delivery of energy from a distribution network to one or more sites. Each site has at least one device coupled to the distribution network. The at least one device controllably consumes energy. The system includes a node and a control system. The node is coupled to the at least one device for sensing and controlling energy delivered to the device. A control system is coupled to the node and distribution network for delivering to the node at least one characteristic of the distribution network. The node for controls the supply of energy to the device as a function of the at least one characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Robert Shaw Controls Company
    Inventors: Gregory A. Ehlers, James H. Turner, Joseph Beaudet, Ronald Strich, George Loughmiller
  • Patent number: 7418428
    Abstract: A system and method manage delivery of energy from a distribution network to one or more sites. Each site has at least one device couple to the distribution network. The at least one device controllably consumes energy. The system includes a node and a control system. The node is coupled to the at least one device for sensing and controlling energy delivered to the device. A control system is coupled to the node and distribution network for delivering to the node at least one characteristic of the distribution network. The node for controls the supply of energy to the device as a function of the at least one characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Robertshaw Controls Company
    Inventors: Gregory A. Ehlers, James H. Turner, Joseph Beaudet, Ronald Strich, George Loughmiller
  • Patent number: 7379997
    Abstract: A system and method manage delivery of energy from a distribution network to one or more sites. Each site has at least one device couple to the distribution network. The at least one device controllably consumes energy. The system includes a node and a control system. The node is coupled to the at least one device for sensing and controlling energy delivered to the device. A control system is coupled to the node and distribution network for delivering to the node at least one characteristic of the distribution network. The node for controls the supply of energy to the device as a function of the at least one characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Robertshaw Controls Company
    Inventors: Gregory A. Ehlers, James H. Turner, Joseph Beaudet, Ronald Strich
  • Publication number: 20060289553
    Abstract: An adaptive energy usage management and thermal control system is provided to reduce the energy consumption and cost of operation of a vending machine. The system monitors actual usage of the vending machine to construct a vend profile. This vend profile is used to control periods of normal and conservation operation so as to maintain an adequate supply of product at an appropriate vend temperature based upon the anticipated requirement at any particular time of day, on any particular day of the week. Deviations in the actual demand for product from the vending machine are used to adjust the operating profile. The system may take advantage of information received from external networks the thermal storage capability of the products as well as the cost of energy to reduce energy consumption and the cost of operating the vending machine by varying its operating profile in view of such information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Applicant: Ranco Incorporated of Delaware
    Inventors: Gregory Ehlers, Ronald Strich
  • Publication number: 20050033707
    Abstract: A system and method manage delivery of energy from a distribution network to one or more sites. Each site has at least one device coupled to the distribution network. The at least one device controllably consumes energy. The system includes a node and a control system. The node is coupled to the at least one device for sensing and controlling energy delivered to the device. A control system is coupled to the node and distribution network for delivering to the node at least one characteristic of the distribution network. The node for controls the supply of energy to the device as a function of the at least one characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Inventors: Gregory Ehlers, David Peachey, Joseph Beaudet, Ronald Strich, Geoff Mulligan
  • Publication number: 20040138981
    Abstract: A system and method manage delivery of energy from a distribution network to one or more sites. Each site has at least one device couple to the distribution network. The at least one device controllably consumes energy. The system includes a node and a control system. The node is coupled to the at least one device for sensing and controlling energy delivered to the device. A control system is coupled to the node and distribution network for delivering to the node at least one characteristic of the distribution network. The node for controls the supply of energy to the device as a function of the at least one characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Gregory A. Ehlers, James H. Turner, Joseph Beaudet, Ronald Strich
  • Publication number: 20040139038
    Abstract: A system and method manage delivery of energy from a distribution network to one or more sites. Each site has at least one device couple to the distribution network. The at least one device controllably consumes energy. The system includes a node and a control system. The node is coupled to the at least one device for sensing and controlling energy delivered to the device. A control system is coupled to the node and distribution network for delivering to the node at least one characteristic of the distribution network. The node for controls the supply of energy to the device as a function of the at least one characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Gregory A. Ehlers, James H. Turner, Joseph Beaudet, Ronald Strich, George Loughmiller
  • Publication number: 20040117330
    Abstract: A system and method manage delivery of energy from a distribution network to one or more sites. Each site has at least one device coupled to the distribution network. The at least one device controllably consumes energy. The system includes a node and a control system. The node is coupled to the at least one device for sensing and controlling energy delivered to the device. A control system is coupled to the node and distribution network for delivering to the node at least one characteristic of the distribution network. The node for controls the supply of energy to the device as a function of the at least one characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Gregory A. Ehlers, James H. Turner, Joseph Beaudet, Ronald Strich, George Loughmiller