Patents by Inventor Seth W. Bridges

Seth W. Bridges 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: 20190250649
    Abstract: A system and methods that enables smart charging for electric resources. A smart charging method may include smart charging customer guarantees. The charging behavior guarantee may comprise a guaranteed charging schedule that matches a regular charging schedule of an electric resource and provides power flow flexibility. A smart charging method may also include periodically updated schedules. In addition, a smart charging method may manage electric resources via a smart charging benefit analysis. A smart charging benefit may include an impact resulting from the energy management system which is beneficial to an electric resource. A smart charging method may manage the charging behavior of the electric resources on a grid based on the smart charging benefit. Further, a smart charging method may manage electric resources via a smart charging benefit analysis and smart charging customer guarantees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: GRIDPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: Seth B. Pollack, Seth W. Bridges
  • Publication number: 20190239144
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a method includes charging an electric resource over a power connection to an electric network, obtaining a unique identifier of a device over the power connection, and determining an electric network location of the electric resource from the unique identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Seth W. BRIDGES, Seth B. POLLACK, David L. KAPLAN
  • Patent number: 10279698
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a method includes establishing a communication connection with each of multiple electric resources connected to a power grid, receiving an energy generation signal from a power grid operator, and controlling a number of the electric resources being charged by the power grid as a function of the energy generation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: V2Green, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth W. Bridges, Seth B. Pollack, David L. Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20190061535
    Abstract: A system that enables power flow management for electrical devices, such as electric vehicles. Power flow managers can coordinate charging activities. Power flow decisions may be based on site-level information. Power flow management strategies may be optimized. Power spikes may be avoided by using safe failure modes. Generation stacks may be used for reducing cost. AGC commands are used to control power resources. Power regulation are apportioned to power resources, and power regulation ranges may be determined. Power flow strategies are implemented in response to changes in intermittent power flow. Locations of devices may be determined using network fingerprints. Power flow measurements are determined, and AC power flows are inferred from DC power flows. Network traffic consumption are minimized. Communication protocols are translated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: GridPoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth W. BRIDGES, Seth B. POLLACK, Joby LAFKY, Zachary AXELROD
  • Publication number: 20180098271
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a method includes charging an electric resource over a power connection to an electric network, obtaining a unique identifier of a device over the power connection, and determining an electric network location of the electric resource from the unique identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: V2Green, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth W. BRIDGES, Seth B. POLLACK, David L. KAPLAN
  • Patent number: 9674771
    Abstract: Systems and methods for power aggregation are described. One method includes charging an electric resource or vehicle over a power connection to an electric network, obtaining, with a processor, a unique identifier of a device associated with the electric resource or vehicle at the power connection, and determining, with the processor, a location of the electric resource or vehicle from the unique identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: V2Green, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth W. Bridges, Seth B. Pollack, David L. Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20160347195
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a method includes establishing a communication connection with each of multiple electric resources connected to a power grid, receiving an energy generation signal from a power grid operator, and controlling a number of the electric resources being charged by the power grid as a function of the energy generation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: V2Green, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth W. Bridges, Seth B. Pollack, David L. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 9436948
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a method includes establishing a communication connection with each of multiple electric resources connected to a power grid, receiving an energy generation signal from a power grid operator, and controlling a number of the electric resources being charged by the power grid as a function of the energy generation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: V2Green, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth W. Bridges, Seth B. Pollack, David L. Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20160221453
    Abstract: A system that enables power flow management for electrical devices, such as electric vehicles. Power flow managers can coordinate charging activities. Power flow decisions may be based on site-level information. Power flow management strategies may be optimized. Power spikes may be avoided by using safe failure modes. Generation stacks may be used for reducing cost. AGC commands are used to control power resources. Power regulation are apportioned to power resources, and power regulation ranges may be determined. Power flow strategies are implemented in response to changes in intermittent power flow. Locations of devices may be determined using network fingerprints. Power flow measurements are determined, and AC power flows are inferred from DC power flows. Network traffic consumption are minimized. Communication protocols are translated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: GridPoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth W. Bridges, Seth B. Pollack, Joby Lafky, Zachary Axelrod
  • Patent number: 9283862
    Abstract: A system that enables power flow management for electrical devices, such as electric vehicles. Power flow managers can coordinate charging activities. Power flow decisions may be based on site-level information. Power flow management strategies may be optimized. Power spikes may be avoided by using safe failure modes. Generation stacks may be used for reducing cost. AGC commands are used to control power resources. Power regulation are apportioned to power resources, and power regulation ranges may be determined. Power flow strategies are implemented in response to changes in intermittent power flow. Locations of devices may be determined using network fingerprints. Power flow measurements are determined, and AC power flows are inferred from DC power flows. Network traffic consumption are minimized. Communication protocols are translated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: GridPoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth W. Bridges, Seth B. Pollack, Joby Lafky, Zachary Axelrod
  • Publication number: 20150208331
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a method includes charging an electric resource over a power connection to an electric network, obtaining a unique identifier of a device over the power connection, and determining an electric network location of the electric resource from the unique identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: GRIDPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: Seth W. Bridges, Seth B. Pollack, David L. Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20150202976
    Abstract: A system that enables power flow management for electrical devices, such as electric vehicles. Power flow managers can coordinate charging activities. Power flow decisions may be based on site-level information. Power flow management strategies may be optimized. Power spikes may be avoided by using safe failure modes. Generation stacks may be used for reducing cost. AGC commands are used to control power resources. Power regulation are apportioned to power resources, and power regulation ranges may be determined. Power flow strategies are implemented in response to changes in intermittent power flow. Locations of devices may be determined using network fingerprints. Power flow measurements are determined, and AC power flows are inferred from DC power flows. Network traffic consumption are minimized. Communication protocols are translated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: GRIDPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: Seth W. Bridges, Seth B. Pollack, Joby Lafky, Jeremy Davis, Zachary Axelrod
  • Publication number: 20150077056
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a method includes establishing a communication connection with each of multiple electric resources connected to a power grid, receiving an energy generation signal from a power grid operator, and controlling a number of the electric resources being charged by the power grid as a function of the energy generation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: GridPoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth W. Bridges, Seth B. Pollack, David L. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8898278
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. A method includes charging an electric resource over a power connection to an electric network, obtaining a unique identifier of a device over the power connection, and determining an electric network location of the electric resource from the unique identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: GridPoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth W. Bridges, Seth B. Pollack, David L. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8810192
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a method includes a establishing a communication connection with each of multiple electric resources connected to a power grid, receiving an energy generation signal from a power grid operator, and controlling a number of the electric resources being charged by the power grid as a function of the energy generation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: GridPoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth W. Bridges, Seth B. Pollack, David L. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8781809
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for collecting and aggregating a plurality of power flow measurements from a plurality of devices in a power management system. The error bounds of the aggregated power flow measurement are then determined using at least one error model. Systems and methods are also provided for inferring AC power flows from DC power flows. A device having at least one DC power flow sensor is augmented with at least one AC power flow sensor AC and DC power flows through the device are measured using the sensors over a range of operating points. An inference model of AC power flow in the device as a function of DC power flow is then built, wherein the error of the model is bounded. DC power flow through the device and in similar devices can then be then measured and used to infer AC power flow for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: GridPoint, Inc.
    Inventor: Seth W. Bridges
  • Patent number: 8346401
    Abstract: A system and methods that enables smart charging for electric resources. A smart charging method may include smart charging customer guarantees. The charging behavior guarantee may comprise a guaranteed charging schedule that matches a regular charging schedule of an electric resource and provides power flow flexibility. In addition, a smart charging method may manage electric resources via a smart charging benefit analysis. A smart charging benefit may include an impact resulting from the energy management system which is beneficial to an electric resource. A smart charging method may manage the charging behavior of the electric resources on a grid based on the smart charging benefit. Further, a smart charging method may manage electric resources via a smart charging benefit analysis and smart charging customer guarantees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: GridPoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth B. Pollack, Seth W. Bridges
  • Patent number: 7949435
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a service establishes individual Internet connections to numerous electric resources intermittently connected to the power grid, such as electric vehicles. The Internet connection may be made over the same wire that connects the resource to the power grid. The service optimizes power flows to suit the needs of each resource and each resource owner, while aggregating flows across numerous resources to suit the needs of the power grid. The service can bring vast numbers of electric vehicle batteries online as a new, dynamically aggregated power resource for the power grid. Electric vehicle owners can participate in an electricity trading economy regardless of where they plug into the power grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: V2Green, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth B. Pollack, Seth W. Bridges, David L. Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20110025556
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a service establishes individual Internet connections to numerous electric resources intermittently connected to the power grid, such as electric vehicles. The Internet connection may be made over the same wire that connects the resource to the power grid. The service optimizes power flows to suit the needs of each resource and each resource owner, while aggregating flows across numerous resources to suit the needs of the power grid. The service can bring vast numbers of electric vehicle batteries online as a new, dynamically aggregated power resource for the power grid. Electric vehicle owners can participate in an electricity trading economy regardless of where they plug into the power grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: GridPoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth W. Bridges, Seth B. Pollack, David L. Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20110015799
    Abstract: A system and methods that enables smart charging for electric resources. A smart charging method may include smart charging customer guarantees. The charging behavior guarantee may comprise a guaranteed charging schedule that matches a regular charging schedule of an electric resource and provides power flow flexibility. In addition, a smart charging method may manage electric resources via a smart charging benefit analysis. A smart charging benefit may include an impact resulting from the energy management system which is beneficial to an electric resource. A smart charging method may manage the charging behavior of the electric resources on a grid based on the smart charging benefit. Further, a smart charging method may manage electric resources via a smart charging benefit analysis and smart charging customer guarantees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: GridPoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth B. POLLACK, Seth W. Bridges