Patents by Inventor Stephan Von Muehlen

Stephan Von Muehlen 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: 10557876
    Abstract: The invention generally concerns systems and methods for monitoring and controlling the power consumption of a power-consuming device. The system and method may connect to a power source and a power-consuming device, connecting the power-consuming device to the power source. The power usage of the power-consuming device may then be measured and monitored. This monitoring data may then be stored and optionally sent to a controlling device on a data network. The location of the power-consuming device may also be determined, recorded, and sent to a controlling device. The system may also control the power usage of the power-consuming device. In some cases, a remote server may connect multiple energy monitoring systems in order to gain additional efficiencies and foster a community-based social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: EnergyHub
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Stephan von Muehlen, Thomas Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20190390977
    Abstract: The subject disclosure provides a communications architecture for managing/relaying utility information, such as energy, water or gas information. In one aspect, the system includes a hub having a first communications interface for receiving consumption data of a predetermined energy load and a second communications interface for communicating with a metering device. The second communications interface is configured to transmit the consumption data to the metering device and to receive control signals from the metering device where the consumption data is communicated using a first protocol and wherein the control signals are communicated using a second protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Thomas Kennedy, Andrew Martin, Daniel Riegel, Stephan von Muehlen
  • Patent number: 10143331
    Abstract: A coffee maker efficiently automates the process of pour-over coffee brewing by employing a computer system that controls how and when hot water is dispensed into a coffee filter. The computer system controls a mechanism that pulls a nozzle back and forth along a linear track, and rotates the linear track. A user generally puts a coffee filter in place and then pushes a button on the computer system once to allow the system to wet the coffee filter. Then the user could put coffee grounds into the coffee filter and push the button again to allow the system to lightly wet the surface of the coffee grounds. The user could then place the coffee cup underneath the filter and push the button a third time to allow coffee to be slowly brewed as spirals of hot water are dispensed on the coffee grounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Steady Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart Heys, Mark Sibenac, Stephan von Muehlen
  • Patent number: 9808114
    Abstract: A coffee maker efficiently automates the process of pour-over coffee brewing by employing a computer system that controls how and when hot water is dispensed into a coffee filter. The computer system controls a mechanism that pulls a nozzle back and forth along a linear track, and rotates the linear track. A user generally puts a coffee filter in place and then pushes a button on the computer system once to allow the system to wet the coffee filter. Then the user could put coffee grounds into the coffee filter and push the button again to allow the system to lightly wet the surface of the coffee grounds. The user could then place the coffee cup underneath the filter and push the button a third time to allow coffee to be slowly brewed as spirals of hot water are dispensed on the coffee grounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Steady Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart Heys, Mark Sibenac, Stephan von Muehlen
  • Publication number: 20150185261
    Abstract: The invention generally concerns systems and methods for monitoring and controlling the power consumption of a power-consuming device. The system and method may connect to a power source and a power-consuming device, connecting the power-consuming device to the power source. The power usage of the power-consuming device may then be measured and monitored. This monitoring data may then be stored and optionally sent to a controlling device on a data network. The location of the power-consuming device may also be determined, recorded, and sent to a controlling device. The system may also control the power usage of the power-consuming device. In some cases, a remote server may connect multiple energy monitoring systems in order to gain additional efficiencies and foster a community-based social network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Stephan von Muehlen, Thomas Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8996188
    Abstract: The invention generally concerns systems and methods for monitoring and controlling the power consumption of a power-consuming device. The system and method may connect to a power source and a power-consuming device, connecting the power-consuming device to the power source. The power usage of the power-consuming device may then be measured and monitored. This monitoring data may then be stored and optionally sent to a controlling device on a data network. The location of the power-consuming device may also be determined, recorded, and sent to a controlling device. The system may also control the power usage of the power-consuming device. In some cases, a remote server may connect multiple energy monitoring systems in order to gain additional efficiencies and foster a community-based social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: EnergyHub
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Stephan von Muehlen, Thomas Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8534983
    Abstract: A door breaching robotic manipulator comprises: two fingers, each finger comprising a gripper surface at a distal end thereof, the gripper surfaces being spaced from each other by a predetermined distance; a cable configured to be actuated to drive the gripper surfaces toward each other; and a selectively compliant wrist comprising a U-joint and a magnetic coupling having a predetermined magnetic force strength. The magnetic coupling comprises a metal member and a magnetic element attracted thereto. When a force overcomes the predetermined magnetic force strength of the selectively compliant wrist, the wrist becomes compliant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: iRobot Corporation, Honeybee Robotics Ltd.
    Inventors: Erik Emerson Reid Schoenfeld, Lawrence Parrington, Stephan Von Muehlen, Seth Frader-Thompson
  • Publication number: 20120316808
    Abstract: The invention generally concerns systems and methods for monitoring and controlling the power consumption of a power-consuming device. The system and method may connect to a power source and a power-consuming device, connecting the power-consuming device to the power source. The power usage of the power-consuming device may then be measured and monitored. This monitoring data may then be stored and optionally sent to a controlling device on a data network. The location of the power-consuming device may also be determined, recorded, and sent to a controlling device. The system may also control the power usage of the power-consuming device. In some cases, a remote server may connect multiple energy monitoring systems in order to gain additional efficiencies and foster a community-based social network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: ENERGYHUB
    Inventors: SETH FRADER-THOMPSON, Stephan von Muehlen, Thomas Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8255090
    Abstract: The invention generally concerns systems and methods for monitoring and controlling the power consumption of a power-consuming device. The system and method may connect to a power source and a power-consuming device, connecting the power-consuming device to the power source. The power usage of the power-consuming device may then be measured and monitored. This monitoring data may then be stored and optionally sent to a controlling device on a data network. The location of the power-consuming device may also be determined, recorded, and sent to a controlling device. The system may also control the power usage of the power-consuming device. In some cases, a remote server may connect multiple energy monitoring systems in order to gain additional efficiencies and foster a community-based social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Energyhub
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Stephan Von Muehlen, Thomas Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20110061014
    Abstract: The subject disclosure provides a communications architecture for managing/relaying utility information, such as energy, water or gas information. In one aspect, the system includes a hub having a first communications interface for receiving consumption data of a predetermined energy load and a second communications interface for communicating with a metering device. The second communications interface is configured to transmit the consumption data to the metering device and to receive control signals from the metering device where the consumption data is communicated using a first protocol and wherein the control signals are communicated using a second protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: ENERGYHUB
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Thomas Kennedy, Andrew Martin, Daniel Riegel, Stephan von Muehlen
  • Publication number: 20090317223
    Abstract: A door breaching robotic manipulator comprises: two fingers, each finger comprising a gripper surface at a distal end thereof, the gripper surfaces being spaced from each other by a predetermined distance; a cable configured to be actuated to drive the gripper surfaces toward each other; and a selectively compliant wrist comprising a U-joint and a magnetic coupling having a predetermined magnetic force strength. The magnetic coupling comprises a metal member and a magnetic element attracted thereto. When a force overcomes the predetermined magnetic force strength of the selectively compliant wrist, the wrist becomes compliant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Erik Emerson Reid Schoenfeld, Lawrence Parrington, Stephan Von Muehlen, Seth Frader-Thompson
  • Publication number: 20090195349
    Abstract: The invention generally concerns systems and methods for monitoring and controlling the power consumption of a power-consuming device. The system and method may connect to a power source and a power-consuming device, connecting the power-consuming device to the power source. The power usage of the power-consuming device may then be measured and monitored. This monitoring data may then be stored and optionally sent to a controlling device on a data network. The location of the power-consuming device may also be determined, recorded, and sent to a controlling device. The system may also control the power usage of the power-consuming device. In some cases, a remote server may connect multiple energy monitoring systems in order to gain additional efficiencies and foster a community-based social network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: EnergyHub
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Stephan von Muehlen, Thomas Kennedy