Electrical Power Generation Or Distribution System Patents (Class 700/286)
  • Patent number: 11961000
    Abstract: An apparatus of operating a neural network is configured to compress one or more of activations or weights in one or more layer of the neural network. The activations and/or weights may be compressed based on a compression ratio or a system event. The system event may be a bandwidth condition, a power condition, a debug condition, a thermal condition or the like. The apparatus may operate the neural network to compute an inference based on the compressed activations or the compressed weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Wesley James Holland
  • Patent number: 11960420
    Abstract: Systems and methods for direct memory control operations on memory data structures. In one implementation, a processing device receives, from a component of an application runtime environment, a request to perform a memory access operation on a portion of a memory space; determines a data structure address for a portion of a memory data structure, wherein the portion of the data structure is associated with the portion of the memory space; and performs, in view of the data structure address, the memory access operation directly on the portion of the memory data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Ulrich Drepper
  • Patent number: 11953887
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and a memory accessible by the processor and storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive an input adding a new industrial automation device to an industrial automation system including a plurality of industrial automation devices, generate a new name for the new industrial automation device based on a naming convention and a location of the new industrial automation device within the industrial automation system, determine, for each of one or more industrial automation devices of the plurality of industrial automation devices, a name change based on the addition of the new industrial automation device to the industrial automation system, wherein the name change comprises generating a replacement name and replacing a previous name with the replacement name, and update one or more respective configurations of the plurality of industrial automation devices based on the one or more name changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Stump, Anthony Carrara, Christopher W. Como, Sharon Billi-Duran, Matthew R. Ericsson, Srdjan Josipovic, Eashwer Srinivasan, Michael D. Kalan
  • Patent number: 11952985
    Abstract: A method for operating a cluster of a plurality of wind turbines is disclosed. For each of the wind turbines, one or more parameter values of a parameter being indicative for a condition occurring at the wind turbine are derived, based the measurements obtained by the wind turbine. In the case that a derived parameter value for a specific wind turbine exceeds a trigger value, measures for mitigating an effect of the condition at the specific wind turbine are initiated. The derived parameter values for the wind turbines of the cluster of wind turbines are compared to an expected distribution of the parameter values. In the case that a distribution of the derived parameter values differs from the expected distribution of the parameter values, the trigger value is adjusted, and the adjusted trigger value is subsequently applied when comparing the derived parameter values to the trigger value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Pradeep Bosukonda, Johnny Nielsen, Tobias Rossel
  • Patent number: 11949222
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system for time aligning electric power system measurements at an intelligent electronic device (IED) using samples and sample time offset from merging units. The merging units do not require access to a common time signal. The IED does not require storage of a communication latency with the merging units. The sample time offset corresponds to a latency between obtaining the sample and receipt of the sample at the IED. The IED aligns samples from various merging units using sample time offset values communicated from the merging units to the IED. The IED performs monitoring and protection functions using the time aligned samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Gayle Nelms, Tony J. Lee, Bryon S. Bridges, Derek Lautenschlager, Guillermo Ramirez Conejo, Stephanie L. McDaid, Nishchal Sharma, Bharat Nalla, Vinodev E. Rajasekaran
  • Patent number: 11942782
    Abstract: An asset manager controls power distribution within an aggregated distributed energy resources system (“DERs system”) having a plurality of assets. The asset manager is configured to operate with a given asset. As such, the asset manager has 1) an interface to receive asset information relating to the given asset and to communicate with another asset manager in the DERs system, and 2) a function generator configured to produce a local cost function using data relating to the given asset only. The local cost function represents a portion of a system cost function for the DERs system. The asset manager also has 3) a controller configured to use the local cost function for the given asset to manage operation of the given asset in the DERs system. In addition, the controller also is configured to determine, using the local cost function, an operating point for the given asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Heila Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge Elizondo Martinez, Albert Tak Chun Chan, Jose Jamil Dunia Dahdah, Francisco A Morocz Bazzani
  • Patent number: 11943737
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for identifying a wireless signal-emitting device are disclosed. The apparatus is configured to sense and measure wireless communication signals from signal-emitting devices in a spectrum. The apparatus is operable to automatically detect a signal of interest from the wireless signal-emitting device and create a signal profile of the signal of interest; compare the signal profile with stored device signal profiles for identification of the wireless signal-emitting device; and calculate signal degradation data for the signal of interest based on information associated with the signal of interest in a static database including noise figure parameters of a wireless signal-emitting device outputting the signal of interest. The signal profile of the signal of interest, profile comparison result, and signal degradation data are stored in the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: DIGITAL GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald C. Dzierwa, Daniel Carbajal, David William Kleinbeck
  • Patent number: 11936338
    Abstract: A method for estimating an operation voltage of a cell includes setting a state in which one cell is shielded from light; detecting a small change of an output current of a module in that state; irradiating another cell with modulated and detecting the small change of the output current light in that state; detecting an operation voltage of the module in that state; generating a first calibration line by connecting a first point and a second point which are plotted on coordinate axes representing a voltage and a relative ratio of a resistor; irradiating a cell the operation voltage of which is to be estimated with the modulated light and detecting the small change of the output current of the module in a state in which none of the cells is shielded from light; detecting the operation voltage of the module in that state; generating a second calibration line by connecting a third point and the second point which are plotted on the coordinate axes; calculating a value of the relative ratio of the resistor of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: TEIKYO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Shunsuke Kisu
  • Patent number: 11929839
    Abstract: Machine-learning-based determination of event stability is provided to facilitate loose coupling of event coordination systems. The method includes training a machine learning model to determine stability of events of an event coordination system based on a plurality of attributes of the events, and using the machine learning model to determine an event stability for an event of the event coordination system. Further, the method includes comparing the determined event stability for the event to a stability threshold, and determining that the event is a stable event based on the event stability extending the stability threshold. Based on determining that the event is the stable event, the stable event is propagated from the event coordination system to another event coordination system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Edward Regan, Mauro Marzorati, Arif Basha, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 11921146
    Abstract: A method of detecting a fault in a power distribution system includes placing a signal on the system at a frequency F1 and then detecting a change in the signal due to a change in the impedence of the system as a result of a fault wherein the change is one of a change in phase, a change in signal tone, or a change in voltage level at the load. In one embodiment, band reject filters can be used to diminish the signal at the load or source. In another embodiment, the power source can be a periodic pulsed power source and the signal can be placed on the system during an idle phase of the periodic pulsed power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Ronald A. Nordin, Masud Bolouri-Saransar, Paul W. Wachtel
  • Patent number: 11921486
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed herein for the integrated design and deployment of process control logic and power control logic in the context of industrial automation environments. In an implementation a computer displays, in an integrated design environment, representations of process control logic for controlling manufacturing devices an industrial automation process and of power control logic for controlling electrical devices in the industrial automation process. The computer further deploys the process control logic and the power control logic to a programmable logic controller (PLC) that controls the industrial automation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Mazur, Andrew J. Schaeffler
  • Patent number: 11923683
    Abstract: A micro-network comprising includes at least two heating appliances provided with communication modules, one being used for obtaining and transmitting a first data set having at least one measurement related to the electricity consumption of the heating appliance, at least one measurement related to the electricity production of same and at least one measurement related to a state of charge of an electrical energy storage device, and subsequently controlling the power supply to the heating member. The other communication module is used for obtaining, and transmitting to a supervision module, first and second data sets including at least one item of data relating to an electrical power source, and subsequently transmitting a first setpoint state of charge related to the state of charge of the electrical energy storage device of the other heating device. The first setpoint state of charge is taken into account when controlling the power supply to the heating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: LANCEY ENERGY STORAGE
    Inventor: Yohann Chatillon
  • Patent number: 11916390
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a wind turbine or a plurality of wind turbines combined in a wind farm, to a control unit designed for carrying out the method and to a corresponding computer program product. For the method the wind turbine or the wind farm has a control unit connected to a remote-access data transmission network for controlling the power supply to the wind turbine(s). The control unit is designed for receiving control signals of at least two higher-level controls with different priorities, and stored in the control unit is a schedule of whether, and for which of the higher-level controls, the control unit is reserved for converting control signals at a point in time, the received control signals being converted or discarded as a function of the timetable and the priority of the respective transmitting higher-level control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Service GmbH
    Inventor: Hennig Harden
  • Patent number: 11916382
    Abstract: A system may determine configuration information associated with a power system for a work site that includes one or more power sources. The system may determine respective operation parameters of the one or more power sources and one or more performance criteria associated with the power system. The system may determine a baseline operation plan for the power system. The system may identify an optimization analysis technique and may process, using the optimization analysis technique, the configuration information associated with the power system, the respective operation parameters of the one or more power sources, and the one or more performance criteria associated with the power system to generate the optimized operation plan for the power system. The system may cause, based on the baseline operation plan for the power system and the optimized operation plan for the power system, one or more actions to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Yanchai Zhang, Syed Ameenuddin Hussain, Baoyang Deng, Zhijun Cai, Shiferaw D. Beyene, Casey Alan Otten, Perry Converse, Theodore E. Wiersema, Michael A. Snopko
  • Patent number: 11897489
    Abstract: A device for decoupling and/or protecting against compensation currents when at least one electropneumatic actuator is used jointly by a plurality of independently voltage-supplied control unit devices in redundant systems for autonomous driving. The electropneumatic actuator has, in each case, a common connection, via which the electropneumatic actuator can be coupled and switched to a common connection of other electropneumatic actuators, and has at least one dedicated connection via which the at least one electropneumatic actuator can be individually supplied with current. Switching devices, corresponding to the common connection and the number of dedicated connections of all the electropneumatic actuators, are arranged to apply or not apply a switched current in the at least one electropneumatic actuator. Provided is at least one current flow blocking device to prevent an unwanted current flow to a non-active electronic control unit of the first and second control unit devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUER NUTZFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Herges, Dieter Woerner, Falk Hecker
  • Patent number: 11891980
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media including instructions for synchronizing a plurality of geographically-associated fluid turbines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Mark Daniel Farb, Jonathan Forbes
  • Patent number: 11870264
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and a method for controlling photovoltaic balancing, the system comprising: photovoltaic modules wherein the photovoltaic modules are connected in series with each other; node balancing control units for blocking and switching the connected photovoltaic modules when measured data fall below current, voltage, and power control data set to control; a gateway unit for storing the measured data; a real-time control module for classifying, comparing, and analyzing the measured data, storing same in a database, and transmitting a control command to the gateway unit; and an integrated information server for monitoring photovoltaic component devices and measured values, analyzing and processing profile information of the component devices, and providing same to the real-time control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: NANOOMENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jihyeok Yang
  • Patent number: 11858627
    Abstract: A design method of a high energy efficiency unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) green data acquisition system belongs to the technical field of data acquisition and optimization for UAV uplink communication. Firstly, a system optimization objective is constructed; and in a uplink communication network of a single UAV and ground sensors, the UAV receives data periodically. Secondly, according to a constructed optimization problem, the optimization objective is maximization of EE({W},{t},{S}). Finally, an original problem is decomposed into two approximate concave-convex fractional sub-problem based on a block coordinate descent method and a successive convex approximation technique to obtain a suboptimal solution; an overall iterative algorithm is proposed: in each iteration, by solving the sub-problems, wake-up scheduling S, time slot t and UAV trajectory W are alternately optimized. The solution obtained in each iteration is used as the input of next iteration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Tianhao Wang, Nan Zhao, Xiaowei Pang, Deyue Zou, Bingcai Chen
  • Patent number: 11862978
    Abstract: The power conditioner determines possible total power and working individual power to be in a range that possible individual power of each of the power supply units is not exceeded. The possible total power is determined from the possible individual power, of each of the power supply units, determined based on the battery information detected by each of the unit controllers, collected by a master controller from each of the unit controllers. The working individual power is determined based on a power deviation indicating a difference of charging and discharging power between the power supply units. The power conditioner causes charging and discharging of each of the power supply units within the calculated working individual power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignees: PANASONIC ENERGY CO., LTD., PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tohru Watanabe, Takashi Iida, Shinya Nishikawa, Kazufumi Nishikawa, Shigeyuki Yamakita
  • Patent number: 11852664
    Abstract: A power metering apparatus, a power metering server, and a power metering method based on a blockchain are disclosed. Particularly, in order to simultaneously assure integrity and transparency of power metering data based on a blockchain, power metering data generated by measuring an amount of power generated by an energy source and a unique key are stored in a database linked to a power metering server, and a digitally signed hash value of the power metering data is stored in a blockchain node. Accordingly, disclosed are blockchain-based power metering system and method for preventing forgery and tampering of power metering data, solving a problem associated with a blockchain storage capacity that may occur when storing the power metering data, and protecting sensitive information on the power metering data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Tae in Hwang, Il Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 11853384
    Abstract: Propounding statement of Patel Numerical Method for solution of an algebraic equation and simultaneous algebraic equations, both linear and non-linear, is presented. Also presented is Exactly formulated, and Accurately and Reliably convergent Incremental Gauss-Seidel Loadflow (EARIGSL). A new class of Loadflow Methods are invented. These invented Loadflow Methods are Y-matrix based coefficient matrix Patel Loadflow (CPL), its hybrid version HCPL, Patel Loadflow-1 (PL-1), PL-2, Patel Super Decoupled Loadflow (PSDL-YY), its hybrid version HPSDL-YY, Sparse Z-matrix based Patel Loadflow {SZPL or S[C]?1 PL (SCIPL)}, its hybrid version HSZPL or HCIPL, and Sparse Z-matrix could be real or complex and it can be derived from fully inverted coefficient matrix [C] or Jacobian matrix [J] or their different variants. A method of convergence data analytics based determining acceleration factor is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventor: Sureshchandra B. Patel
  • Patent number: 11852084
    Abstract: A method of optimizing the noise generated by a hybrid power plant of a rotorcraft in flight, the hybrid power plant driving a main rotor of the rotorcraft in rotation and being provided with at least one engine, with at least one electric machine, and with at least one electrical energy source that electrically powers the electric machine. The method includes a determination step for determining a required power delivered by the hybrid power plant and that is required for the flight phase, and a distribution step for distributing the required power between the at least one engine and the electric machine as a function of a target noise level and of the required power for the flight phase, as well as of a model for the noise generated by the at least one engine as a function of one of its parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: AIRBUS HELICOPTERS
    Inventor: Nayibe Gomez
  • Patent number: 11817710
    Abstract: A control apparatus that controls charge and discharge of a plurality of storage battery apparatuses belonging to different consumer's facilities includes at least one processor. The at least one processor is configured to execute: a reception process of receiving a request of charge or discharge to a target storage battery apparatus included in the plurality of storage battery apparatuses, and an allocation process of allocating, to the storage battery apparatus other than the target storage battery apparatus out of the plurality of storage battery apparatuses, at least a part of a request charge and discharge amount that is a charge amount or discharge amount corresponding to the request received by the reception process, so as to suppress deterioration of the target storage battery apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Kitaji
  • Patent number: 11818827
    Abstract: Various systems are provided for a power supply system. In one example, the system includes a power distribution unit configured to receive power from a main power source and an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), wherein the UPS is configured to directly power an output AC load, the UPS is further configured to power an output DC load after coupled through one or more transformers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Saeid Mirzaei, Eric Aasen, Todd Filtz, Anand Amirtharaj Arokiaswamy
  • Patent number: 11817708
    Abstract: A management apparatus periodically transmits information for setting a first voltage range and a second voltage range smaller than the first voltage range to a distribution power supply apparatus. The distribution power supply apparatus removes, from an interconnection point voltage at an interconnection point with the distribution system, a voltage fluctuation component with a cycle shorter than a cycle in which the information is transmitted from the management apparatus to thereby generate a voltage command value of the interconnection point, and performs reactive power control for eliminating a voltage deviation of the interconnection point voltage with respect to the voltage command value. In the reactive power control, the generation of the reactive power is started when an absolute value of the voltage deviation exceeds the first voltage range, and the reactive power is adjusted until the absolute value falls below the second voltage range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Ishihara, Miwako Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11811219
    Abstract: A method for restoration of a fault isolation in a medium voltage, MV, network having a plurality of feeders and a plurality of normally open, NO, switches possibly in parallel with MV direct current, DC, links is presented. The method is performed in a control device of the MV network. The method includes closing at least two NO switches in parallel with MVDC links of the plurality of NO switches, being connected to a fault isolated feeder of the plurality of feeders of the MV network, and opening the closed at least two NO switches in parallel with MVDC links except one. A control device, a computer program and a computer program product for restoration of a fault isolation in a MV network are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Ritwik Majumder, Bertil Berggren, David Schaeffer, Lidong Zhang, Frans Dijkhuizen
  • Patent number: 11803227
    Abstract: Respective energy consumption data is collected via respective agents running on respective host servers. The respective energy consumption data represents energy consumed by the respective host servers over a time period. The respective agents communicate with hardware on each of the respective host servers using a unified application programming interface (API). Respective energy costs are determined over the time period for the respective host servers based on the respective energy consumption data. A subset of the respective host servers that are being underutilized is identified based on the respective energy consumption data and the respective energy costs. An action to take with respect to the subset of the respective host servers that are being underutilized is determined to reduce the energy costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Saikrishna Reddy Vasipalli, Murthy Prabhu
  • Patent number: 11799299
    Abstract: A system and method for allowing islanding in an underground power distribution network when power is lost to the network. The network includes transformers having source side and load side switching devices and servicing a transformer section. The method includes detecting loss of voltage to the network, opening the source side and the load side switching devices in all of the transformers and allowing distributed power generation sources in the sections serviced by the transformers to provide power to the section. The method also includes closing one or both of the source side switching device and the load side switching device of a transformer that services a section that has power generation sources providing excess power, and closing a source side switching device or a load side switching device in an adjacent transformer to the transformer section providing excess power to provide power to the adjacent section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: S&C Electric Company
    Inventor: Joseph Matamoros
  • Patent number: 11798756
    Abstract: A solid-state circuit breaker (SSCB) comprises a breaker housing, line-in and line-out terminals and one or more solid state switching components. The SSCB further comprises an air gap disposed between the line-in and line-out terminals and coupled in series with the solid-state switching components to complete a current conducting path when closed. The air gap includes an air gap driving mechanism. The solid-state circuit breaker further comprises an air gap actuator to interact with the air gap driving mechanism. The SSCB further comprises a controller that controls the air gap actuator and is configured to: (a). send a tripping signal to the air gap actuator and the one or more solid state switching components at substantially the same time or (b). send a tripping signal to the air gap actuator a short amount of time earlier than sending the tripping signal to the one or more solid state switching components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: Guang Yang
  • Patent number: 11790392
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and a method for electric vehicle charging. The system may perform the method to: receive a request for charging station recommendation from a client terminal; determine at least one charging station within a preset distance range of the client terminal; determine an evaluation for each of the at least one charging station based on one or more evaluation parameters; and transmitting, by the first computing device, the evaluation of the each of the at least one charging station and an identifier of the each of the at least one charging station to the client terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Hu, Ren Ren, Junjun Zhang, Ziyan Sun, Ke En, Le Ding
  • Patent number: 11782399
    Abstract: A system for controlling power distribution between a renewable energy source (RES) that generates electrical power, a power grid, an energy storage system (ESS) coupled to and configured to store electrical power from the RES and the power grid, and a behind-the-meter (BTM) load coupled to and configured to receive electrical power from the RES, the ESS, and the power grid includes a controller. The controller includes a processor and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium comprising instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the processor, cause the controller to determine a prioritization mode and control the flow of electrical power in the system based on the prioritization mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: 8ME NOVA, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Buttgenbach, Lukas Hansen, Gautham Ramesh, Finbar Sheehy
  • Patent number: 11774124
    Abstract: A method for evaluating a building signature operational model (BSOM) associated with a building signature intelligent electronic device (BSIED) includes processing building signature operational data (BSOD) on a cloud-connected central processing unit to identify the BSIED from which the BSOD was received, and to determine if a current BSOM associated with the BSIED, and used by the BSIED to generate the BSOD, needs to be updated. In response to determining that the current BSOM needs to be updated, a new BSOM is selected for the BSIED from a BSOM library based, at least in part, on one or more characteristics associated with the BSIED. The new BSOM is transmitted to the BSIED for installation on the BSIED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony R. Gray, Jeffrey W. Yeo, Johannes Menzel
  • Patent number: 11764580
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods of apportioning an aggregate maneuver are disclosed. An aggregation engine receives aggregation opportunity information requesting an aggregate change in power of one or more sites. The aggregation engine transmits participation opportunity information to a plurality of site controllers. The participation opportunity information indicates a site benefit for providing a site change in power. The aggregation engine receives commitment information from the plurality of site controllers, the commitment information indicating levels of commitment of the plurality of site controllers to contribute site change in power to a target change in power of the aggregation opportunity. The aggregation engine further transmits updated participation opportunity information including an adjusted proposed site benefit or adjusted proposed site change in power until an aggregate change in power of the one or more sites is within a threshold level of the target change in power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Enel X S.R.L.
    Inventor: John Michael Fife
  • Patent number: 11747781
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a local energy management system (LEMS) at local mixed power generating sites for providing grid services and grid service applications. The LEMS generally serves as a local power control agent for facilitating energy management at the local site level by controlling and leveraging a plurality of local assets deployed at the local site, and combining a plurality of generated power from each site which acts as its own virtual power plant for delivering grid services to the grid. In addition, the LEMS has the ability to effectively handle and fulfill energy and electrical objectives of the grid services, including regulation or demand response objectives from the grid, by conveying operational set points that control the power charge and discharge at each local asset in order to meet those objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Nuvve Corporation
    Inventors: Hamza Lemsaddek, Gregory Poilasne
  • Patent number: 11728661
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a reconfigurable battery system and method of operating the same. The reconfigurable battery system comprising a plurality of switchable battery modules, a battery supervisory circuit, and a battery pack controller, where the plurality of switchable battery modules electrically arranged in series to define a battery string defining an output voltage. The battery pack controller operable to connect the battery string to the external bus via a pre-charge switch to perform a pre-charge cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Kirleis, John Merk, Theodor Hoffer-Schaefer
  • Patent number: 11723178
    Abstract: Disclosed are a power grid-friendly control method and system for a data center cooling system. The method includes: dividing an equipment room into a plurality of pieces of subspace in advance, with a plurality of servers and a cooling device comprised in each piece of subspace; obtaining total power consumption of the servers in each piece of subspace; performing priority sorting on the total power consumption of the servers in each piece of subspace; obtaining a real-time power supply energy consumption value of a power grid; determining, whether an energy supply is sufficient; and if the energy supply is sufficient, skipping turning off the cooling device in the subspace; or if the energy supply is not sufficient, turning off a cooling device, till it is determined that the energy supply is sufficient, thus minimizing impact of turning off the cooling system on stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignees: State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Co., Ltd. Information & Telecommunication Branch, State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haodong Zou, Mingming Zhang, Ling Zhuang, Fei Xia, Jinling He, Guoquan Yuan, Zheng Lou, Ran Zhao, Lei Fan, Xinwen Shan, Yuanhan Du, Ming Tang, Ling Wang, Linjiang Shang
  • Patent number: 11721977
    Abstract: A system for discovering the topology and phase of an electrical power distribution system is provided. For example, a group of meters connected to an electrical power distribution system can process sensor data obtained at the meters and generate descriptors based on the processed data and transmit the descriptors to a headend system. The headend system can, after receiving the descriptors from the various meters in the system, group these meters to generate a grouping by applying clustering algorithms to the descriptors of these meters. The headend system can further compare the current grouping with past groupings to determine a confidence level of the current grouping and assign a segment identifier or a phase identifier or both to one or more of the meters based on the confidence level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Ian Jackson Davis
  • Patent number: 11722051
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a synchronverter power control during unbalanced grid conditions is disclosed. The system includes a synchronverter coupled with a power supply grid, a power reference generator, configured to receive a terminal voltage measurement vector vt and a current measurement vector i from the synchronverter, and generate an active power Pf and a reactive power Qf, a synchronverter control unit connected to the power reference generator and configured to process the active power Pf and the reactive power Qf and generate an electromotive force (EMF) vector e, and an active and reactive power control unit, connected between the synchronverter control unit and the synchronverter, configured to receive the electromotive force (EMF) vector e and the terminal voltage measurement vector vt, and regulate the current measurement vector i to eliminate power oscillations and current harmonics in the synchronverter during unbalanced grid conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Saad Pola, Maher Azzouz, Hatem Sindi
  • Patent number: 11723092
    Abstract: A system and method for BT device management are disclosed. An end user application and a desktop BT device management application running on a VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) session of a remote desktop are provided. A processor transmits a first command from the VDI session to an operating system running on a BT thin client device and scans all available BT thin client devices that are in pairing mode. The BT thin client devices that are in pairing mode are displayed on a window of the remote desktop. A user input is received to select a desired BT thin client device from the available BT thin client devices. The processor transmits a second command from the operating system running on the BT thin client device to a BT dongle attached to the BT thin client device to pair the selected BT thin client device to the remote desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Stephen Anthony Hughes, Suresh Thankappan
  • Patent number: 11710971
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for controlling the operating of a consumption appliance by way of a selector switch controlled by an energy saving device connected to a management center. The consumption appliance is kept in its default power mode, until receiving, by the energy saving device, an authentic secured control message sent by the management center. This message includes a command onto the mode in which the consumption appliance has to be switched. A counter is initialized with an initialization value before to be triggered. The consumption appliance is switched in the mode indicated by the command, either until the counter has reached a threshold value, or until receiving another authentic control message. If the counter has reached the threshold value, then the consumption appliance is switched in its default power mode. If another authentic secured control message has been received, then returning to the step of initializing the counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Nagravision S.A.
    Inventor: Antoine Burckard
  • Patent number: 11709484
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a computer-implemented method for performing a chemical engineering process, in particular in an air separation plant or a natural gas plant, wherein a multiplicity of process simulations are performed simultaneously, in the course of each of which the process in the process plant is in each case simulated for a particular application case, wherein each application case is characterized by values of process plant variables and/or values of process parameters, wherein, in the multiplicity of process simulations, values for the process plant variables and/or for the process parameters are determined such that at least one predefined condition is met, wherein free values for process plant variables and/or process parameters are determined, and wherein dependent values for process plant variables and/or process parameters are determined from the free values for process plant variables and/or process parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Linde GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Windmeier, Tobias Lautenschlager, Bernd Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 11703903
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing power supplied over an electric power grid by an electric utility and/or other market participants to multiple power consuming devices, each of which having a Power Supply Value (PSV) associated with its energy consumption and/or reduction in consumption. Power flow to the power consuming devices is selectively enabled and disabled, or power-reduced thereto, by one or more controllable devices controlled by the client device. Power control messages from a controlling server indicate amounts of electric power to be reduced and an identification of at least one controllable device to be instructed to disable or reduce a flow of electric power to one or more associated power consuming devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: CAUSAM ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Forbes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11699903
    Abstract: An energy optimization system for a building includes a processing circuit configured to generate a user interface including an indication of one or more economic load demand response (energy) operation parameters, one or more first participation hours, and a first load reduction amount for each of the one or more first participation hours. The processing circuit is configured to receive one or more overrides of the one or more first participation hours from the user interface, generate one or more second participation hours, a second load reduction amount for each of the one or more second participation hours, and one or more second equipment loads for the one or more pieces of building equipment based on the received one or more overrides, and operate the one or more pieces of building equipment to affect an environmental condition of the building based on the one or more second equipment loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Mohammad N. Elbsat, Michael J. Wenzel, Nicole A. Madison, Tricia J. Valentine, Collin W. Eggert, Matthew J. Asmus, James P. Kummer, Carol T. Tumey, Peter A. Craig
  • Patent number: 11684342
    Abstract: An extension cable is adapted for use in an intravascular ultrasound system. It has a first connector, for connecting to a catheter and a second connector for connecting to a patient interface module. A cable arrangement provides power transmission, data transmission and data signal processing (amplification or regeneration) between the first and second connectors. The extension cable enables sterility to be maintained in a workflow in a time efficient and easy manner as the catheter to extension cable connection may remain in a sterile environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: PHILIPS IMAGE GUIDED THERAPY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alfons Wouter Groenland, Alberto Fazzi, Cesar Perez, Asher Cohen
  • Patent number: 11689049
    Abstract: A power generation method includes providing power from a first DC power source to a load, while a second DC power source is electrically disconnected from the load, electrically connecting the second DC power source to the load and providing power from the second DC power source to the load if an output voltage from the first DC power source drops below a threshold voltage and an output voltage from the second DC power source is not below the threshold voltage, and electrically disconnecting the first DC power source from the load if an output current of the first DC power source is below a threshold current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Prasad Pmsvvsv, Vignan Reddy Bommireddy, Mehdi Ebad, Beau Baker
  • Patent number: 11685286
    Abstract: A computer-implemented charging management method is provided for controlling the charging schedule of an electric vehicle charging device. The power consumption for the electric vehicle charging device and the power consumption for a facility are cumulatively added to a same power meter for calculating utility bill during a billing period. First, the power consumption for the facility is monitored to obtained facility power consumption data. Time-variant electricity pricing data, specifying electricity price periods and respective electricity rates, applied to the power meter is also obtained. The charging schedule of the electric vehicle charging device is then controlled, according to the power consumption for the facility and the time-variant electricity pricing data, to perform charging process to at least one electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: NOODOE CORPORATION
    Inventor: John C. Wang
  • Patent number: 11682902
    Abstract: Systems include one or more critical datacenter connected to behind-the-meter flexible datacenters. The critical datacenter is powered by grid power and not necessarily collocated with the flexible datacenters, which are powered “behind the meter.” When a computational operation to be performed at the critical datacenter is identified and determined that it can be performed more efficiently or advantageously at a flexible datacenter, the computational operation is instead obtained by the flexible datacenters for performance The critical datacenter and flexible datacenters preferably share a dedicated communication pathway to enable high-bandwidth, low-latency, secure data transmissions. A queue system may be used to organize computational operations waiting for distribution to either the critical datacenter or the flexible datacenter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: LANCIUM LLC
    Inventors: Michael T. McNamara, David J. Henson, Raymond E. Cline, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11677244
    Abstract: A power control system controlling a demand-supply balance of electric power in a distribution network by controlling charge/discharge operations of storage batteries of a plurality of vehicles connected to the distribution network, includes a control unit, which creates a charge/discharge operation plan of the storage batteries within a predetermined period using a power supply and demand plan of the distribution network within the predetermined period and vehicle information indicating states of the vehicles within the predetermined period, extracts time and a point at which a voltage of the distribution network is not within a predetermined range using the charge/discharge operation plan of the storage batteries, creates a reactive power control plan for injecting reactive power at the extracted time and point to keep the voltage of the distribution network within the predetermined range, and controls the reactive power according to the created reactive power control plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akinori Morishima, Takashi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 11664678
    Abstract: An asset manager controls power distribution within an aggregated distributed energy resources system (“DERs system”) having a plurality of assets. The asset manager is configured to operate with a given asset. As such, the asset manager has 1) an interface to receive asset information relating to the given asset and to communicate with another asset manager in the DERs system, and 2) a function generator configured to produce a local cost function using data relating to the given asset only. The local cost function represents a portion of a system cost function for the DERs system. The asset manager also has 3) a controller configured to use the local cost function for the given asset to manage operation of the given asset in the DERs system. In addition, the controller also is configured to determine, using the local cost function, an operating point for the given asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Heila Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge Elizondo Martinez, Albert Tak Chun Chan, Jose Jamil Dunia Dahdah, Francisco A. Morocz Bazzani
  • Patent number: 11648845
    Abstract: The user can readily determine a battery station where a battery exchange can be performed without fail. A management server searches a battery station that suits a battery configuration of an electric vehicle operated by each user according to management information on the battery configuration thereof, and to transmit a guidance screen for guiding the user to the searched battery station to the terminal device carried by the user. In particular, the user is guided to a station where the number of fully charged battery devices in a battery exchanger is equal to or greater than the number of battery devices used by the electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Ebisu, Toshiya Zaitsu, Hiroki Shinohara, Masashi Takemura, Kenichiro Shibasaki, Koji Aoto