Patents by Inventor Stacey Reineccius

Stacey Reineccius 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: 10901489
    Abstract: In a multiphase electrical power construction and assignment, a processor: determines a phase and voltage configuration for bi-directional power device pairs; determines a given bi-directional power device pair is to be coupled to a given phase connection based on the configuration; determines whether the given bi-directional power devices in the given bi-directional power device pair are to be coupled to each other; confirms that the given bi-directional power device pair is not coupled to any of the plurality of phase connections; couples the given bi-directional power device pair to the given phase connections, where power signals of the given bi-directional power device pair are synchronized with a power signal of the given phase connection; and in response to determining that the given bi-directional power devices are to be coupled to each other, couples each of the bi-directional power devices to a short bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Stem, Inc.
    Inventors: Lynn Smith, Stacey Reineccius
  • Patent number: 10005371
    Abstract: System and methods for electric vehicle charging are described. A preferred charging rate associated with an electric vehicle is determined. The preferred charging rate is compared with a first charging rate associated with a utility service current source and a second charging rate associated with an electrical energy storage device. The utility service current source supports the first charging rate and the electrical energy storage device supports the second charging rate, where the second charging rate is greater than the first charging rate. A transfer switch is instructed to select one of the utility service current source and the electrical energy storage device based on the comparison. The transfer switch is coupled to an electric vehicle charger and supplies current to the electric vehicle charger via the selected current source. The electric vehicle is charged at the preferred charging rate using at least the selected current source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: POWERTREE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Stacey Reineccius, John C. Sellers, Franklin Gobar
  • Patent number: 9912160
    Abstract: Power control circuitry, power systems, and related methods are disclosed. A power system includes power control circuitry including a first power switch configured to couple a supplemental grid-synchronized power generator to a main grid power source, and a second power switch configured to couple the supplemental grid-synchronized power generator to a distribution unit configured to distribute electrical power to loads. The power control circuitry also includes time delay circuitry configured to control the first power switch and the second power switch. A method includes maintaining a supplemental grid-synchronized power generator coupled to a main grid power source while main electrical power is provided thereby, and decoupling the supplemental grid-synchronized power generator therefrom responsive to a cease in the main electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Powertree Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacey Reineccius, John C. Sellers
  • Publication number: 20170192490
    Abstract: In a multiphase electrical power construction and assignment, a processor: determines a phase and voltage configuration for bi-directional power device pairs; determines a given bi-directional power device pair is to be coupled to a given phase connection based on the configuration; determines whether the given bi-directional power devices in the given bi-directional power device pair are to be coupled to each other; confirms that the given bi-directional power device pair is not coupled to any of the plurality of phase connections; couples the given bi-directional power device pair to the given phase connections, where power signals of the given bi-directional power device pair are synchronized with a power signal of the given phase connection; and in response to determining that the given bi-directional power devices are to be coupled to each other, couples each of the bi-directional power devices to a short bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Lynn SMITH, Stacey REINECCIUS
  • Patent number: 9600046
    Abstract: In a multiphase electrical power construction and assignment, a processor: determines a phase and voltage configuration for bi-directional power device pairs; determines a given bi-directional power device pair is to be coupled to a given phase connection based on the configuration; determines whether the given bi-directional power devices in the given bi-directional power device pair are to be coupled to each other; confirms that the given bi-directional power device pair is not coupled to any of the plurality of phase connections; couples the given bi-directional power device pair to the given phase connections, where power signals of the given bi-directional power device pair are synchronized with a power signal of the given phase connection; and in response to determining that the given bi-directional power devices are to be coupled to each other, couples each of the bi-directional power devices to a short bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: STEM, INC.
    Inventors: Lynn Smith, Stacey Reineccius
  • Publication number: 20170008413
    Abstract: System and methods for electric vehicle charging are described. A preferred charging rate associated with an electric vehicle is determined. The preferred charging rate is compared with a first charging rate associated with a utility service current source and a second charging rate associated with an electrical energy storage device. The utility service current source supports the first charging rate and the electrical energy storage device supports the second charging rate, where the second charging rate is greater than the first charging rate. A transfer switch is instructed to select one of the utility service current source and the electrical energy storage device based on the comparison. The transfer switch is coupled to an electric vehicle charger and supplies current to the electric vehicle charger via the selected current source. The electric vehicle is charged at the preferred charging rate using at least the selected current source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventor: Stacey Reineccius
  • Publication number: 20160341773
    Abstract: Systems and methods for isolated energy measurement are disclosed. A net current between a first point of a circuit and a second point of the circuit is detected based at least in part on a magnitude and a direction of a current provided by a first current transformer coupled to the first point and a magnitude and a direction of a current provided by a second current transformer coupled to the second point. The first current transformer has a first polarity and the second current transformer has a second polarity that is opposite to the first polarity. A voltage of the circuit between the first point of the circuit and the second point of the circuit is detected. A measured energy usage of the circuit between the first point and the second point is determined based on the detected net current and the detected voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Stacey Reineccius, Franklin Gobar
  • Publication number: 20160344190
    Abstract: Power control circuitry, power systems, and related methods are disclosed. A power system includes power control circuitry including a first power switch configured to couple a supplemental grid-synchronized power generator to a main grid power source, and a second power switch configured to couple the supplemental grid-synchronized power generator to a distribution unit configured to distribute electrical power to loads. The power control circuitry also includes time delay circuitry configured to control the first power switch and the second power switch. A method includes maintaining a supplemental grid-synchronized power generator coupled to a main grid power source while main electrical power is provided thereby, and decoupling the supplemental grid-synchronized power generator therefrom responsive to a cease in the main electrical power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Stacey Reineccius, John C. Sellers
  • Patent number: 9333871
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for refueling a vehicle are discussed herein. A vehicle charging station includes a power distribution interface, a receiver component, and an authorization component. The power distribution interface is configured to provide electrical power to a power receiving interface of a vehicle. The receiver component determines identification information that uniquely identifies the vehicle. The receiver component is positioned to determine the identification information corresponding to the vehicle when the power receiving interface is in electrical communication with the power distribution interface. The authorization component is configured to allow flow of electrical power to the vehicle in response to authorization based on the received identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: POWERTREE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Stacey Reineccius, Franklin Gobar, John C. Sellers
  • Publication number: 20160093843
    Abstract: A modular battery pack system includes a chassis for selective insertion and removal of a plurality of battery cells. The chassis includes a plurality of battery cell compartments, a backplane assembly, and one or more mechanical actuators. The plurality of battery cell compartments are each configured to receive a battery cell. The backplane assembly is configured to provide electrical connection from one or more batteries in the plurality of battery cell compartments to a load. The one or more mechanical actuators are configured to selectively establish electrical communication between the backplane assembly and the one or more batteries when the battery cell is within one of the plurality of battery compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Stacey Reineccius, John C. Sellers, Franklin Gobar
  • Publication number: 20160012657
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for authorizing a vehicle for refueling are discussed herein. A method for authorizing a vehicle includes maintaining a list of preauthorized vehicles. The list of preauthorized vehicles includes entries uniquely corresponding to specific preauthorized vehicles. The list is maintained at a geographical charging site remote from one or more geographical charging locations. The method also includes transmitting to the geographical charging sites an update to the list of preauthorized vehicles. Each geographical charging site may include one or more charging stations. The method further includes receiving usage updates for the one or more geographical charging sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Stacey Reineccius, Franklin Gobar, John C. Sellers
  • Patent number: 9136712
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for control of power charge/discharge from energy storage system. The invention also provides for power monitoring and management. A smart charge system may include a system sensor, one or more energy storage units, and a controller, which may receive information about the power demand, power provided by an electricity provider, and charge/discharge information from an energy storage unit. The information received may all be time synchronized in relation to a time based reference. The controller may provide instructions to an energy storage unit at a rapid rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: STEM, INC.
    Inventors: Stacey Reineccius, David Erhart, John Sellers
  • Publication number: 20150151647
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for refueling a vehicle are discussed herein. A vehicle charging station includes a power distribution interface, a receiver component, and an authorization component. The power distribution interface is configured to provide electrical power to a power receiving interface of a vehicle. The receiver component determines identification information that uniquely identifies the vehicle. The receiver component is positioned to determine the identification information corresponding to the vehicle when the power receiving interface is in electrical communication with the power distribution interface. The authorization component is configured to allow flow of electrical power to the vehicle in response to authorization based on the received identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Stacey Reineccius, Franklin Gobar, John C. Sellers
  • Patent number: 8967466
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for refueling a vehicle are discussed herein. According to one embodiment, a vehicle charging station includes a power distribution interface, a receiver component, and an authorization component. The power distribution interface is configured to electrically couple with and provide electrical power to a power receiving interface of a vehicle. The power distribution interface includes a power cable extending from the vehicle charging station and the power cable includes an outlet plug. The receiver component is located within the power cable and is configured to receive identification information that uniquely identifies the vehicle from an identification component of the vehicle. The receiver component is positioned to align with the identification component to allow electrical communication between the identification component and the receiver component when the power receiving interface is electrically coupled to the power distribution interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Powertree Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacey Reineccius, Franklin Gobar, John C. Sellers
  • Patent number: 8922192
    Abstract: A method for multiphase electrical power phase identification by a monitoring component includes: receiving a request for the power phase identification for a given power component phase connection from a power component; in response, sending signal characteristics to the power component; monitoring power signals on distribution panel phase connections; determining that the signal characteristics are found on a given distribution panel phase connection; and in response, sending an identifier of the given distribution panel phase connection to the power component. In receiving the signal characteristics, the power component: selects the given power component phase connection; applies a signal with the signal characteristic on the given power component phase connection; receives an identifier of the given distribution panel phase connection from the monitoring component; and associates the identifier with the given power component phase connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Stem, Inc.
    Inventors: David Erhart, Craig Southeren, Stacey Reineccius
  • Publication number: 20140324241
    Abstract: In a multiphase electrical power construction and assignment, a processor: determines a phase and voltage configuration for bi-directional power device pairs; determines a given bi-directional power device pair is to be coupled to a given phase connection based on the configuration; determines whether the given bi-directional power devices in the given bi-directional power device pair are to be coupled to each other; confirms that the given bi-directional power device pair is not coupled to any of the plurality of phase connections; couples the given bi-directional power device pair to the given phase connections, where power signals of the given bi-directional power device pair are synchronized with a power signal of the given phase connection; and in response to determining that the given bi-directional power devices are to be coupled to each other, couples each of the bi-directional power devices to a short bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Lynn SMITH, Stacey REINECCIUS
  • Patent number: 8803570
    Abstract: In a multiphase electrical power assignment, a processor: receives instructions to connect a bi-directional power device to a multiphase premise power source; determines that the power device is to be coupled to a target phase's phase connection; confirms that the power device is not coupled to any phase connections; and couples the power device to the phase connection, where the power device's power signal is synchronized with the phase connection's power signal. When the power device is in a connected state, the processor: issues a command to place each phase connection switch in an open state; in response to confirming that the phase connection switches are in the open state, issues commands to the power device so that a power signal of the power device will be synchronized with the target phase; and closes the phase connection switch corresponding to the target phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: STEM, Inc
    Inventors: Lynn Smith, Stacey Reineccius
  • Publication number: 20140214226
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for control of power charge/discharge from energy storage system. The invention also provides for power monitoring and management. A smart charge system may include a system sensor, one or more energy storage units, and a controller, which may receive information about the power demand, power provided by an electricity provider, and charge/discharge information from an energy storage unit. The information received may all be time synchronized in relation to a time based reference. The controller may provide instructions to an energy storage unit at a rapid rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: STEM, INC
    Inventors: Stacey REINECCIUS, David ERHART, John SELLERS
  • Publication number: 20140191718
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for refueling a vehicle are discussed herein. According to one embodiment, a vehicle charging station includes a power distribution interface, a receiver component, and an authorization component. The power distribution interface is configured to electrically couple with and provide electrical power to a power receiving interface of a vehicle. The power distribution interface includes a power cable extending from the vehicle charging station and the power cable includes an outlet plug. The receiver component is configured to receive identification information that uniquely identifies the vehicle from an identification component of the vehicle. The receiver component is configured to communicate with the identification component to allow electrical communication between the identification component and the receiver component when the power receiving interface is electrically coupled to the power distribution interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Stacey Reineccius, Franklin Gobar, John C. Sellers
  • Publication number: 20140191030
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for refueling a vehicle are discussed herein. According to one embodiment, a vehicle charging station includes a power distribution interface, a receiver component, and an authorization component. The power distribution interface is configured to electrically couple with and provide electrical power to a power receiving interface of a vehicle. The power distribution interface includes a power cable extending from the vehicle charging station and the power cable includes an outlet plug. The receiver component is located within the power cable and is configured to receive identification information that uniquely identifies the vehicle from an identification component of the vehicle. The receiver component is positioned to align with the identification component to allow electrical communication between the identification component and the receiver component when the power receiving interface is electrically coupled to the power distribution interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: POWERTREE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Stacey Reineccius, Franklin Gobar, John C. Sellers