Patents by Inventor Thomas Golner

Thomas Golner 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: 10176943
    Abstract: A switch includes an insulating base having an upper surface and an assembly having a mounting surface. The assembly configured to be arranged on the insulating base, the assembly having a lower surface, the assembly being configured to be arranged on the upper surface of the insulating base with an open space between the lower surface of the assembly and the upper surface of the insulating base. The switch further includes a plurality of fixed contact units mounted in an aligned arrangement on the mounting surface of the assembly and a movable contactor mounted to move within the bore of the insulating body and the electrical contacts of the plurality of fixed contact units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Golner, Jeffrey J. Nemec, Dharam Vir
  • Publication number: 20060292710
    Abstract: A probe cell monitors conditions within electrical power transmission and switchgear apparatus to detect degradation of stressed components. The probe cell is a hardware simulation of components of a specific unit of electrical power apparatus, including electrodes between which an electric field gradient is established. The probe cell electrodes accumulate contamination at a rate related to accumulation rate on components of working apparatus. In a typical embodiment, a probe cell installed within an enclosure shares the insulating, hydrocarbon-based immersion fluid of the apparatus. Because the probe cell can be invasively tested and results recorded as often as desired without deenergizing the actual apparatus, degradation of the apparatus can be predicted with high confidence, avoiding unnecessary maintenance as well as unexpected catastrophic failure. Potential reduction in unproductive preventive maintenance while avoiding emergency repairs can offset probe cell cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Golner, Shirish Mehta, Jeffrey Nemec
  • Patent number: 7119646
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the temperature of a core of a transformer is provided that includes a core, a shield surrounding the core, a cast formed between the core and the shield, and tubing positioned on the shield. The cast directs heat from the core to the shield and cooling fluid is directed through the tubing to cool the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Waukesha Electric Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Golner, Edward Pleva, Shirish Mehta
  • Publication number: 20050103195
    Abstract: A dehydrator breather is provided that includes automatic purging of accumulated moisture by detecting absorbed moisture in the breather, and closing an intake air channel, while opening an exit moisture channel. Adjustment of a default time-based purging cycle is adjusted to account for fluctuations in the detected moisture. An external communication capability is provided to enable off-site monitoring of the breather or the tank the breather is attached to.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventor: Thomas Golner
  • Publication number: 20050095177
    Abstract: A gas remover apparatus suitable for electrical substation high-voltage transformer load tap changers and similar oil-filled equipment removes potentially hazardous and destructive gases from the air-filled volume above the insulating oil bath in which the load tap changer electrical contacts are immersed. The apparatus applies a continuous supply of nitrogen to the load tap changer, and has an orifice to maintain a slight overpressure over an extreme range of climatic conditions. The substantially continuous venting of nitrogen entrains and expels contaminants such as oxygen, water, and potentially explosive breakdown products from the oil, all of which can degrade the performance of the load tap changer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Golner, Peter Michel
  • Publication number: 20050016758
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for connecting high voltage leads to a super-conducting transformer is provided that includes a first super-conducting coil set, a second super-conducting coil set, and a third super-conducting coil set. The first, second and third super-conducting coil sets are connected via an insulated interconnect system that includes insulated conductors and insulated connectors that are utilized to connect the first, second, and third super-conducting coil sets to the high voltage leads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Golner, Shirish Mehta
  • Publication number: 20050000356
    Abstract: A dehydrator breather is provided that includes a vessel, a desiccant container, a valve housing coupled to the vessel, and a vent assembly coupled to the valve housing. The vent assembly includes screened ports disposed along a vertical axis of the vent assembly body that allow air to enter and exit the dehydrator breather. The vent assembly, along with a filter placed between a desiccant container and the valve housing, individually and jointly, prevent desiccant that escapes the desiccant container from clogging the valve assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Golner, Shirish Mehta
  • Publication number: 20030112108
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the temperature of a core of a transformer is provided that includes a core, a shield surrounding the core, a cast formed between the core and the shield, and tubing positioned on the shield. The cast directs heat from the core to the shield and cooling fluid is directed through the tubing to cool the shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventors: Thomas Golner, Edward Pleva, Shirish Mehta