Patents by Inventor William A. Moncrief

William A. Moncrief 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: 10535998
    Abstract: One example includes a forecast engine that generates forecast data that characterizes predicted operating conditions of an energy storage system for a given time period in the future, wherein the predicted operating conditions are based on a load history for a power consuming premises coupled to the energy storage system and on a value history for power provided to and consumed from a power grid. The load history of the power consuming premises characterizes unmetered power transferred to the power consuming premises, metered powered transferred from the power grid to the power consuming premises and metered powered exchanged from the energy storage system to the power grid. In the example, a schedule manager generates an operation schedule for operating the energy storage system. The operation schedule includes charge and discharge patterns for an energy storage source that are tuned to curtail power costs and/or elevate power revenue value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: INVENTUS HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron J G Epel, Mohammadreza Rezaie, Matthew D Briercliffe, Benjamin D Grindy, Sriharsha Veeramachaneni, Kenneth A Williams, Jay K Limbasiya, Gordon W Paynter, Gary D Moncrief, Jr., Ryan R. Butterfield
  • Publication number: 20190173283
    Abstract: One example includes a forecast engine that generates forecast data that characterizes predicted operating conditions of an energy storage system for a given time period in the future, wherein the predicted operating conditions are based on a load history for a power consuming premises coupled to the energy storage system and on a value history for power provided to and consumed from a power grid. The load history of the power consuming premises characterizes unmetered power transferred to the power consuming premises, metered powered transferred from the power grid to the power consuming premises and metered powered exchanged from the energy storage system to the power grid. In the example, a schedule manager generates an operation schedule for operating the energy storage system. The operation schedule includes charge and discharge patterns for an energy storage source that are tuned to curtail power costs and/or elevate power revenue value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron JG Epel, Mohammadreza Rezaie, Matthew D. Briercliffe, Benjamin D. Grindy, Sriharsha Veeramachaneni, Kenneth A. Williams, Jay K. Limbasiya, Gordon W. Paynter, Gary D. Moncrief, JR., Ryan R. Butterfield
  • Patent number: 5350481
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device to repair ruptures in the wall of a flexible pressurizable enclosure. The device has an apertured plate on the wall's outer surface, and has a threaded fastener protruding through the aperture and rupture into the enclosure. A butterfly member threaded to the fastener within the enclosure has clamping members swingable out from the fastener so that engagement surfaces on the clamping members face the ruptured zone of the wall. A layer on the engagement surfaces has a curable adhesive resin initially segregated from a setting agent therefor, which is also in the layer. The segregation of resin and setting agent is achieved by enclosing at least one of these substances in capsules distributed within the layer. Once the clamping members swing away from the fastener, turning the fastener moves the clamping members to press them on the inner surface zone of the enclosure wall. The wall is thus sealingly pressed between the clamping members and the plate on the wall's outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1994
    Inventors: Steven M. Shepard, William A. Moncrief
  • Patent number: 5307009
    Abstract: An electric power measuring system wherein the watt-hour measurements are adjusted to account for the economic effects of harmonic currents and voltages. Well known techniques are used to acquire frequency spectra that represent the voltages and currents present at the measuring point. These spectra are used to calculate power flow direction and magnitude at various frequencies. Weighting functions are applied to power flows at frequencies other than the fundamental frequency. The weighted power flow is used to calculate an harmonic-adjusted watt measurement, which is then accumulated to form a harmonic-adjusted watt-hour measurement. The weighting functions can be selected to provide an economic incentive for a power consumer to consume power in a way that matches the goals of the power provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: Basic Measuring Instruments
    Inventors: Alexander McEachern, William A. Moncrief
  • Patent number: 5298854
    Abstract: An electric power measuring system wherein the watt-hour measurements are adjusted to account for the economic effects of harmonic currents and voltages. Well known techniques are used to acquire frequency spectra that represent the voltages and currents present at the measuring point. These spectra are used to calculate power flow direction and magnitude at various frequencies. Weighting functions are applied to power flows at frequencies other than the fundamental frequency. The weighted power flow is used to calculate an harmonic-adjusted watt measurement, which is then accumulated to form a harmonic-adjusted watt-hour measurement. The weighting functions can be selected to provide an economic incentive for a power consumer to consume power in a way that matches the goals of the power provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: Basic Measuring Instruments
    Inventors: Alexander McEachern, William A. Moncrief
  • Patent number: 5298859
    Abstract: An electric power measuring system wherein the watt-hour measurements are adjusted to account for the economic effects of harmonic currents and voltages. Well known techniques are used to acquire frequency spectra that represent the voltages and currents present at the measuring point. These spectra are used to calculate power flow direction and magnitude at various frequencies. Weighting functions are applied to power flows at frequencies other than the fundamental frequency. The weighted power flow is used to calculate an harmonic-adjusted watt measurement, which is then accumulated to form a harmonic-adjusted watt-hour measurement. The weighting functions can be selected to provide an economic incentive for a power consumer to consume power in a way that matches the goals of the power provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: Basic Measuring Instruments
    Inventors: Alexander McEachern, William A. Moncrief
  • Patent number: 5163415
    Abstract: A miniature outdoor cooking unit includes a base that can be positioned on a ground surface to support a can containing flammable fuel. A protective tube is removably supported on the base to provide wind protection for the flame that is generated by the fuel. Horizontal bars on the upper edge of the tube provide a support for a pot or pan that is to be heated by the cooking unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Inventors: William A. Moncrief, Robert J. Masty