Patents by Inventor Vesa Johannes Lepppanen

Vesa Johannes Lepppanen 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: 8374821
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided to acquire direct thermal measurements, for example, from a LiDAR collecting vehicle or air vessel, of an overhead electrical conductor substantially simultaneous with collection of 3-dimensional location data of the conductor, and utilize temperature information derived from the direct thermal measurements in line modeling, line rating, thermal line analysis, clearance analysis, and/or vegetation management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Utility Risk Management Corporation, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Robert Rousselle, Vesa Johannes Lepppanen, Kevin Brzys, Hugh Andrew Clymer, Dawn Marie Smith