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Electrical transmission or interconnection systems

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09/25/2014 > 37 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20140284997 - Current regulation circuit, power over ethernet system, and method: A current regulation circuit includes a number of current regulation units. Each of the current regulation units includes a sampling unit, a mean conversion unit, a current integration unit, a comparison unit, and a voltage conversion unit. The sampling unit outputs sampling current signals according to output current signals of... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140284998 - Adaptable modular power system (amps): An adaptable modular power system (AMPS) is hierarchical in a number of ways. AMPS modules connect to a backplane, and one or multiple AMPS backplanes can form an AMPS domain. At the same time, the vehicle electronics is modular, with various payload boxes needing to communicate with each other. A... Agent: Liquid Robotics, Inc.

20140285000 - Electrical supply arrangement on a vehicle: An electrical connection arrangement on a vehicle comprising vehicle contact means connectable to an implement contact means associated with an implement. The vehicle and/or implement contact means is connectable to a control unit which determines wear or damage of the vehicle and/or implement contact means and the wear or damage... Agent:

20140284999 - Hybrid power supply apparatus and method for controlling same: Disclosed is a hybrid power supply apparatus for supplying power to industrial equipment, such as an excavator. The hybrid power supply apparatus according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes: a power supply unit configured to supply power to an operating load of hybrid equipment; a hybrid controller configured... Agent: Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd

20140285001 - Power management device: In order to manage power exchanged between an electric vehicle 1 and a house system 2 including an electric device 22, a power management device includes a vehicle detection portion 26 configured to detect a vehicle available for a resident of the house. A controller 24 determines power supplied from... Agent:

20140285002 - Power conversion system: A power conversion system includes: a switching element; an output circuit that outputs a transmission signal for transmitting information on a physical quantity that indicates a state of the switching element and for transmitting information on abnormality of the switching element; an isolating element that transmits the transmission signal in... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140285003 - Vehicle electrical network having at least two energy storage devices, method for operating a vehicle electrical network, and means for the implementation thereof: A vehicle electrical network has: an electric machine configured to operate at least in generator mode; a first energy storage device; a second energy storage device; and a switching arrangement by which the switching states a) through c) described below can be set alternatively to one another: a) either only... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140285004 - Power transmission apparatus, power transmission method, and storage medium: A waiting time during which receiving of a power receiving request is accepted from a power transmission apparatus is appropriately managed, to shorten a time required until power transmission is completed.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140285006 - Electric energy control module, apparatus and device: An electric energy control apparatus, module, and device are provided. The apparatus includes a first module including a first interface, a second module including a second interface, the second module includes the second interface connected to an input end of a power supply unit, an output end of power supply... Agent:

20140285005 - Solar power platform capable of charging during transport: A mobile power platform can start storing energy to its battery array while being transported to an end use location. The platform, on a towable trailer, uses an array of photovoltaic cells, in panels that fold for transport before unfolding for full deployment at its user location. The system can... Agent:

20140285008 - Adjustable inductive power transmission platform: A hybrid power load balancing system configured to manage the amount of power transfer via a plurality of inductive coils is provided. The system comprises one or more power supplies, a plurality of inductive outlets associated with and configured to be supplied power by each of the power supplies for... Agent:

20140285009 - Portable backup charger: A portable backup charger includes a set of batteries; a charging circuit; a charge-discharge protection circuit; multiple DC-DC voltage adjusting circuits including a DC-DC 19 V-output boost circuit, a 12 V output circuit, and a DC-DC 5 V-output buck circuit; a MCU circuit; a 12 V output circuit outputting a... Agent:

20140285007 - Power management system for a microbial fuel cell and microbial electrolysis cell coupled system: Various embodiments of the invention include a power management unit (PMU) to simultaneously control the production of hydrogen and electricity for external use in an MFC-MEC coupled system. In one embodiment, the PMU includes low voltage electronic switches using MOSFETs, and a PWM controller. The PWM controller creates timing waveform... Agent:

20140285011 - Detector arrangement in an electric arrangement with stand by shut down: A detector arrangement included in an electric circuit arrangement which includes a stand by shut down and which comprises a first power supply (1) which is connected to mains voltage and which converts the mains voltage to a first voltage adapted for an electric motor (5) included in the electric... Agent:

20140285010 - System and method for integrating and managing demand/response between alternative energy sources, grid power, and loads: A system, method, and apparatus for local demand response between alternative-energy power-generators, traditional controlled-energy power-generators, and power-consuming loads coupled to a DC bus are disclosed. As a DC bus operating voltage fluctuates between a minimum bus operating voltage to a maximum bus operating voltage, it triggers different power-generators and different... Agent:

20140285015 - Electric charge driving system: The present invention relates to an electric system for driving electric charges, particularly meant to be applied in electric household appliances and, more preferably, for driving dispenser valves for the supply of water and inputs for washing. The system of the present invention is comprised of innovative technical and functional... Agent: Whirlpool S.a.

20140285013 - Electrical apparatus control system: According to one embodiment, an electrical apparatus control system which is configured by a plurality of electrical apparatuses includes an output unit which is provided on at least one first electrical apparatus among the plurality of electrical apparatuses, and transmits an obtained result of an information obtaining unit which obtains... Agent: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation

20140285012 - Electrically programmable electronic load: An electrically programmable load having an impedance value dependent on a received control word. The electrically programmable load has several parallel load units. Each load unit has one or more load unit element who receive a control word component of the control word and have a load unit element impedance... Agent: Dialog Semiconductor B.v.

20140285014 - Methods and apparatus for a single inductor multiple output (simo) dc-dc converter circuit: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a single-inductor multiple-output (SIMO) direct current (DC-DC) converter circuit, with the SIMO DC-DC converter circuit having a set of output nodes. The apparatus also includes a panoptic dynamic voltage scaling (PDVS) circuit operatively coupled to the SIMO DC-DC converter circuit, where the PDVS circuit... Agent:

20140285016 - System for transferring energy by electromagnetic coupling: The invention relates to a device (1) for emitting energy by electromagnetic coupling which comprises: a single generator (5) outputting an AC electric signal between two terminals; a series of resonant modules (2i) each including a capacitor and a first inductance, and first to fourth terminals (Ai, Bi, Ci, Di),... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20140285017 - Electrical equipment control apparatus and electrical equipment control system: An electrical equipment control apparatus includes an information reception unit, a statistical processing unit, and a recommended pattern generation unit. The information reception unit is configured to receive information regarding usages of electrical equipment. The statistical processing unit is configured to perform a statistical process on the information received by... Agent: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation

20140285019 - Pc power monitoring: An energy saving device that has an electrical inlet which connects to a general power outlet, and has at least one monitored electrical outlet connecting to a computing device, the energy saving device having at least one switched electrical outlet which connects to, and supplies electrical power to, at least... Agent:

20140285018 - Vertical-mount electrical power distribution plugstrip: A vertical-mount electrical power distribution plugstrip comprises a long, thin plugstrip body with several power outlet plugs distributed along the length of one face. A power input cord is provided at one end, and this supplies operating power to each of the power outlet plugs through individual relay control.... Agent: Server Technology, Inc.

20140285020 - Portable power supply: The portable power supply contains a circuit unit and a rechargeable battery. The circuit unit contains a conversion circuit, an AC output port, a DC input/output port, and a coupling port. The rechargeable battery is coupled to the coupling port. The DC electricity stored in the rechargeable battery is delivered... Agent: Zonesking Technology Co., Ltd.

20140285021 - Capacitive load driving circuit: A driving circuit is a circuit selectively outputting one of a staircase wave and a square wave from an output terminal, to drive a capacitive load, and includes a first power source supplying a constant voltage VH, a first FET connected between the output terminal and the first power source,... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.

20140285022 - Uninterrupted lithium battery power supply system: An uninterrupted power supply system incorporates a plurality of lithium batteries as a back-up power supply to an AC power supply. In the event that there is an interruption in the AC power supply, a power output switch is automatically activated by a power control system to draw power from... Agent: Elite Power Solution LLC

20140285024 - Power inverters with multiple input channels: A method and apparatus is disclosed for intelligently inverting DC power from DC sources such as photovoltaic (PV) solar modules to single-phase or three-phase AC power to feed the power grid for electricity generation. A power inverter with multiple input channels or input ports that can connect to multiple DC... Agent:

20140285023 - Solar power systems including control hubs: Control hubs and solar power systems are disclosed. One example photovoltaic (PV) system includes a plurality of PV modules and a control hub coupled to the plurality of PV modules. The control hub includes a plurality of interface modules and a processing device coupled to the interface modules. Each of... Agent:

20140285025 - Device and method for generating a corrective magnetic field for ferrite-based circuits: A demagnetizing device includes, in one embodiment, a demagnetizer. The demagnetizer is operable to generate a corrective magnetic field. The corrective magnetic field is operable to act upon a ferrite-based core to maintain suitable performance of a network-connected device which includes such core.... Agent: Ppc Broadband, Inc.

20140285028 - Cable assembly for providing power through inductive coupling: A Cable Assembly for supplying power includes wiring for carrying alternating electrical current, a plurality of Source Inductive Elements spaced at intervals along the wiring to provide power by induction; and an encapsulation layering that provides electrical insulation.... Agent: Syscor Controls & Automation Inc.

20140285029 - Non-contact electric power reception device, non-contact electric power transmission device, and non-contact electric power transmission and reception system: The non-contact electric power reception device includes an electric power reception portion and an electric load device. The electric power reception portion is configured such that best transmission efficiency at a power supply frequency of the power supply portion used for non-contact electric power transmission is achieved when the electric... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140285027 - Non-contact electricity supply device: A power-supply-side coil receives an alternating current from an AC power source to produce a magnetic flux. A power-supply-side capacitor is connected in parallel with the power-supply-side coil. A power-supply-side filter circuit includes a reactor and a capacitor, which are connected in series between the AC power source and the... Agent:

20140285030 - Wireless power reception apparatus, wireless power transmission apparatus, and wireless power transmission and reception system: A power transmission apparatus includes a power transmission unit and a power supply unit. A wireless power reception apparatus includes a power reception unit capable of wirelessly receiving electric power from the power transmission unit, and a control unit performing control for positional alignment between the power reception unit and... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140285026 - Wireless power supply system, power reception controlling apparatus and power transmission controlling apparatus: The wireless power supply system includes a power transmitting unit that transmits electric power. The wireless power supply system includes a power receiving unit that receives the electric power output from the power transmitting unit. The wireless power supply system according to the first embodiment can detect a foreign matter... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140285031 - Power on/off control system and power on/off control method: A power on/off control system includes a microcontroller, a setting module connected to the microcontroller, a photoelectric coupler connected to the microcontroller, and a relay connected to the microcontroller. The setting module is used to set parameters, and the parameters include a power-on time and a power-off time. The relay... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (wuhan) Co., Ltd.

20140285032 - Integrated circuit arrangement, method and system for use in a safety-critical application: An integrated circuit arrangement (100, 200, 600) has a first circuit part (102, 202, 602) which can be supplied with a first supply voltage (106, 206, 606), and a second circuit part (104, 204, 604) which can be supplied with a second supply voltage (108, 208, 608). The first circuit... Agent:

20140285033 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for powering electronics in smart covers: Example method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed for wireless powering of passive objects contained in a functional exchangeable cover of an apparatus. Example embodiments of the invention include a method comprising: receiving, by an apparatus, a signal indicating that a functional exchangeable cover attached to the apparatus... Agent: Nokia Corporation

  
09/18/2014 > 93 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories.

20140265550 - Redundantly powered and daisy chained power over ethernet: According to one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide a distributed sensor network comprising an interface unit and a plurality of sensor strings, each sensor string comprising a plurality of sensor units coupled in series to a port of the interface unit, wherein each one of the plurality of sensor... Agent: Raytheon Bbn Technologies Corp.

20140265551 - Measurement, control and harvest optimization device for solar modules requiring fewer connections: System and method for enabling communications via a power line conveying DC power from multiple DC power sources such as solar panels. Power and communications are provided using a single combined power and communications line. Data communication signals received over the power line are detected and compared against power line... Agent: Hiq Solar, Inc.

20140265552 - Power supply device, image forming apparatus, and voltage output method: According to an aspect of the present invention, a power supply device includes: a DC power supply that outputs a DC voltage; an AC power supply that outputs any one of the DC voltage and a superimposed voltage being the DC voltage with an AC voltage superimposed thereon; and a... Agent:

20140265554 - Dual lithium-ion battery system for electric vehicles: A battery system for powering a vehicle is provided. The system may include a first lithium-ion battery pack having a first total energy capacity and a first power to energy ratio (P/E ratio) and a second lithium-ion battery pack connected in parallel with the first lithium-ion battery pack and having... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140265556 - Power system with electronic impedance switch controls and methods for supplying power to a load: Power systems, electronic impedance controlled switches and controls, and methods of supplying power to a load include features to maximize safe operating area (SOA) of an electronic impedance switch without exceeding its SOA. The power system may be a vehicle electrical power system including a DC power supply battery and... Agent: Cooper Technologies Company

20140265555 - Series relayed wireless power transfer in a vehicle: Described herein are improved capabilities for a system and method for wireless energy distribution across a vehicle compartment of defined area, comprising a source resonator coupled to an energy source of a vehicle and generating an oscillating magnetic field with a frequency, and at least one repeater resonator positioned along... Agent: Witricity Corporation

20140265553 - Super capacitor and charger for secondary power having longevity features: A secondary power source system for a communication device includes a charging unit configured to receive a primary power input and restrict a current used for charging to a predetermined amount. The current is part of a first output of the charging unit. The system further includes a storage unit... Agent: Service Solutions U.s. LLC

20140265561 - Hose voltage carrier: Methods and systems for delivering a voltage signal to remote equipment associated with a hydraulic system are disclosed. One method includes actuating an output voltage from a control panel at an electronic control output electrically connected at a socket positioned on a first end of a hose assembly, the hose... Agent: Eaton Corporation

20140265557 - Single-lithium ion conductor as binder in lithium-sulfur or silicon-sulfur battery: A sulfur-containing electrode has a binder comprising a single-lithium ion conductor. The electrode may be used a cathode in a lithium-sulfur or silicon-sulfur battery.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140265560 - System and method for using voltage bus levels to signal system conditions: A vehicle electrical system can include a high-power electrical bus that is controlled independently of an electrical bus connected to the vehicle battery. The high-power electrical bus may be supplied at least partially by a power converter (e.g., a DC/DC converter) that draws power from the vehicle battery, and which... Agent:

20140265558 - Vehicle-mounted power supply system: A power supply system mounted in a vehicle. A rotary machine is connected to an output shaft of an internal-combustion engine of the vehicle, and has a power generation function, an engine start-up function, and an engine output assist function. A connection switch Is configured to electrically connect and disconnect... Agent:

20140265559 - Vehicular high power electrical system: A vehicle electrical system can include a high-power electrical bus that is controlled independently of an electrical bus connected to the vehicle battery. The high-power electrical bus may be supplied at least partially by a power converter (e.g., a DC/DC converter) that draws power from the vehicle battery, and which... Agent:

20140265562 - Apparatus for protecting against theft of electricity from distribution transformers: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for protecting against theft of electricity from a distribution transformer that transforms electricity from a higher distribution voltage to a lower secondary voltage. The distribution transformer is housed in a transformer housing having secondary terminals extending therefrom. The apparatus includes a protective enclosure rigidly attachable... Agent: Moloney Electric Inc.

20140265563 - Hierarchical power conditioning and distribution array: A system, method and apparatus for power bus distribution and maintenance.... Agent:

20140265565 - Modular signal interface devices and related downhole power and data systems: A downhole power system is provided that includes an energy storage adapted to operate at high temperatures, and a modular signal interface device that serves to control the energy storage component as well as offer a means of data logging at high temperatures. The controller is fabricated from pre-assembled components... Agent: Fastcap Systems Corporation

20140265564 - Solar device with removable cassette: Some embodiments described herein generally relate to a solar device with a removable cassette. The removable cassette is configured to dock with the solar device such that, in an engaged position, it may receive electrical energy generated from solar energy by a solar panel of the device, from internal batteries... Agent: Third Wave Power Pte Ltd

20140265566 - System and method of eliminating wasted energy known as vampire electricity or phantom load loss: An apparatus for eliminating electricity leakage from an electronic device connected to a power supply, while the electronic device is in switched-off state or stand-by state is disclosed. The electricity leakage is the electricity consumed by at least one active component of the electronic device that remains active in the... Agent:

20140265568 - Comissioning load control systems: A load control system may include load control devices for controlling power provided to an electrical load. The load control devices may include a control-source device and a control-target device. The control-target device may control the power provided to the electrical load based on digital messages received from the control-source... Agent:

20140265571 - Led facilities lighting system: A facilities lighting system includes a power supply and an AC/DC converter in electrical communication with the power supply. A plurality of lighting fixtures is in electrical communication with one another in series wherein at least one of the plurality of lighting fixtures is in electrical communication with the AC/DC... Agent:

20140265570 - Multi-load drive circuit: A circuit arrangement includes a first number of loads connected in series. Each of a second number of drive units is coupled to at least one of the first number of loads, and is configured to assume a first operation state or a second operation state. A current source circuit... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20140265567 - Power clipping method and system: An improved method for controlling an electrical distribution system of the type having a plurality of electrical sources, a load, a DC link coupling the electrical sources to the load and a control means for controlling the output of at least one of the plurality of electrical sources so that... Agent:

20140265569 - Transient assist using starting battery in variable speed genset: A variable speed genset system is provided. The variable speed genset system may include a primary power source, an electric machine, an energy storage device for starting the primary power source and a boost converter. The electric machine may be mechanically coupled to the primary power source and electrically coupled... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140265572 - Low noise power sources for portable electronic systems: Power supplies for electronic devices (e.g., portable ultrasound devices) are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a stack of batteries and one or more switches between the batteries can change a voltage provided to a terminal that is connectable to a load. A charge pump comprising a number of capacitors are... Agent: Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc.

20140265574 - Management of energy demand and energy efficiency savings from voltage optimization on electric power systems using ami-based data analysis: A method, apparatus, system and computer program is provided for controlling an electric power system, including implementation of a voltage control and conservation (VCC) system used to optimally control the independent voltage and capacitor banks using a linear optimization methodology to minimize the losses in the EEDCS and the EUS.... Agent: Dominion Resources, Inc.

20140265573 - Micro-grid pv system: Provided herein are systems and methods (i.e., utilities) that allow for the use of non-grid tied renewable energy systems (e.g., PV arrays and/or wind turbines) without requiring battery banks. In various aspects, these utilities permit the efficient use of renewable energy systems to generate electrical power as well as the... Agent:

20140265575 - Power supply apparatus: A power supply apparatus including a power conversion circuit, a single transformer, a conjugate energy-storing inductor and a first and a second rectifying and filtering circuit is provided. The single transformer has a primary winding, a first secondary winding and a second secondary winding. The primary winding is coupled to... Agent: Fsp Technology Inc.

20140265576 - Series load control apparatus and marker light apparatus: According to one embodiment, a plurality of first saturable units respectively include input sections connected to an output side of a constant current power supply apparatus in series to one another and respectively supply outputs to loads corresponding thereto. A second saturable unit includes an input section and an output... Agent: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation

20140265577 - Electrical power switching techniques: c

20140265578 - Fine timing adjustment method: Embodiments of the present invention may provide non-invasive techniques for adjusting timing in multistage circuit systems. A multistage circuit system according to embodiments of the present invention may include a plurality of circuit stages coupled to signal lines that carry signals. The system may also include a plurality of load... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.

20140265579 - Inverter system enabling self-configuration: A method of configuring an installed energy harvesting device to comply with a local grid connection standard is provided. The method identifies a local grid connection standard for an energy harvesting device that has been installed in a physical installation. The method then configures the energy harvesting device to apply... Agent: Enecsys Limited

20140265580 - Inertial energy generator for supplying power to a downhole tool: A downhole power supply is provided that includes an energy storage adapted to operate at high temperatures, and a rotary inertial energy generator to capture the shock energy and vibrational energy of downhole movement of the drill string. The energy storage may include at least one ultracapacitor.... Agent: Fastcap Systems Corporation

20140265581 - Human machine interface for the local monitoring and control of a containerized energy generation and storage system: A containerized energy storage system including a human-machine interface (HMI). The HMI is located at the site of the containerized energy storage system either in close proximity to the exterior of the system, on an exterior wall of the system, or within a space or compartment formed in the exterior... Agent: Bosch Energy Storage Solutions LLC

20140265588 - Ac battery employing magistor technology: A DC/AC converter incorporates at least one Magistor module having a first sp control switch, a second sz control switch and a third sm control switch. An AC source is connected to an input of the at least one Magistor module. A switch controller connected to the first sp control... Agent: Magistor Technologies, L.L.C.

20140265583 - Direct current transmission and distribution system and method of operating the same: A direct current (DC) transmission and distribution (T&D) system includes a plurality of DC-to-DC converter devices defining a plurality of isolatable portions of the DC T&D system. The DC T&D system also includes a DC T&D control system coupled to the DC-to-DC converter devices. The DC T&D control system includes... Agent: General Electric Company

20140265586 - Implementation of fire safety shutdown for solar panels with high reliability: System and method for restricting output power from multiple serially coupled DC power sources, such as a solar cell array, controlled by power balancing circuitry, thereby enabling power restriction in the event of an emergency. Output bypass circuitry allows the output voltage to be selectively restricted, and though power for... Agent: Hiq Solar, Inc.

20140265585 - Interface for renewable energy system: An improved interface for renewable energy systems is disclosed for interconnecting a plurality of power sources such as photovoltaic solar panels, windmills, standby generators and the like. The improved interface for renewable energy systems includes a multi-channel micro-inverter having novel heat dissipation, novel mountings, electronic redundancy and remote communication systems.... Agent: Technology Research Corporation

20140265584 - Online surveillance system to protect solar power plants: A method and apparatus is disclosed that can monitor the solar power inverters in real-time both day and night, and generate surveillance alarms and actions when a solar power inverter is removed or disconnected from the AC powerline for unknown reasons. It offers a low cost and reliable surveillance means... Agent: Cyboenergy, Inc.

20140265587 - Power conversion system and method: A power conversion system includes a first converter effectively connected in series to a second converter. Each converter has a plurality of output levels. A phase-shifted transformer is coupled to the converters. The phase-shifted transformer has a delta-wound winding and an open star winding. The first converter is coupled to... Agent: Ge Energy Power Conversion Technology Limited

20140265582 - Switch-mode power supply with a dual primary transformer: A switch-mode power supply that includes a transformer coupled to an alternating current (AC) power source and a direct current (DC) power source, wherein the AC power source is electrically isolated from the DC power source. The switch-mode power supply further includes a first controller configured to regulate a first... Agent: Regal Beloit America, Inc.

20140265589 - Current diversion for power-providing systems: Various example embodiments are directed to methods and apparatuses for diverting current from a Photovoltaic (PV) module. In particular embodiments, the PV module can be part of a series connection (or string) of PV modules. The series connection provides a primary current path through which generated current flows. Current diversion... Agent:

20140265590 - Pre-regulator and pre-regulation methods for photovioltaic inverters: Methods and devices for pre-regulating power are disclosed herein. The method may include sectioning at least a portion of a photovoltaic array into two array subsections and applying power from the two array subsections to a power conversion component. A voltage that is applied by each of the two subsections... Agent: Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

20140265591 - Auto-synchronous isolated inlet power converter: An auto-synchronous isolated inlet power converter is disclosed that can be daisy-chained with other power converters and/or an alternating current (AC) power source. The power converter automatically generates output AC power that is in parallel with external input AC power coming into the power converter when the power converter senses... Agent:

20140265592 - Interconnect device for detecting whether a vehicle on-board diagnostics (obd) data port includes circuitry which prevents back feeding of power through the obd data port: An interconnect device is disclosed for detecting whether an vehicle on-board diagnostics (OBD) data port includes a blocking diode or equivalent. that prevents back feeding of power through the OBD data port. If a diode is detected, the interconnect device alerts the user that the power cannot be back fed... Agent: Schumacher Electric Corporation

20140265593 - Methods and apparatus for a power storage and delivery system: Methods and apparatus for a power storage and delivery system according to various aspects of the present invention generally comprise receiving a first electric current from one or more sources, storing energy derived from the electric current in a magnetic capacitor, releasing the stored energy as a second electric current,... Agent:

20140265594 - Mother/daughterboard power supply: Circuits are described that permit the efficient supply of power from a backplane such as that contained in a motherboard. In one embodiment, the power supply stores charge at a relatively high potential to permit a last transmission from a daughterboard when power is interrupted to the motherboard.... Agent:

20140265595 - Smart and scalable lunar power inverters: A method and apparatus is disclosed for solar power generation when irradiance is low and unstable due to sunrise, sunset, clouding, partial shading, warped solar module surfaces, moving solar modules, and other low or varying irradiance conditions. A multi-channel solar power inverter connected to multiple solar modules can work in... Agent: Cyboenergy, Inc.

20140265597 - Distributed energy system architecture with thermal storage: In one embodiment, power gathering system (PGS) circuits are connected as an electrical overlay system to a distribution substation of a conventional electric-power generation, transmission, and distribution system. Combined heat and power (CHP) generators generate (i) electric power provided to the PGS circuits and (ii) thermal energy provided to co-located... Agent: Mondre Energy, Inc.

20140265596 - Method and apparatus for islanding detection for grid tie converters: Methods and apparatus are presented for unintentional islanding detection for grid tie converters in which the phase angle disturbance is introduced by modification of grid side converter switching control signals and a mismatch of reactive power between generation and the grid load is formed upon the occurrence of unintentional islanding,... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20140265598 - Photovoltaic and wind energy production system: A combined wind and photovoltaic solar energy production system is disclosed. One or more surfaces of the wind turbine blades are constructed of photovoltaic thin-film or have photovoltaic solar panels. Unlike prior art systems, in which photovoltaic material is placed on top of pre-existing wind turbine blades, the present application... Agent: Powerhouse Electrical Contractors Inc.

20140265599 - Power flow analysis method and apparatus for hybrid ac-dc systems: Power flow in a hybrid AC-DC power system is analyzed by determining DC power injection variables as a function of AC state information for common coupling buses which connect AC and DC grids. The AC state information includes voltage magnitude and phase angle information for the common coupling buses and... Agent:

20140265600 - Power supply controller: A power supply device (1) includes a parallel connection of a plurality of series circuits each including a secondary battery (11A, 11B) and a relay (12A, 12B) connected in series with the secondary battery. A control apparatus for controlling ON/OFF timings of the relays (12A, 12B) includes a control device... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140265602 - Circuit for reducing electrical power consumption: A control circuit includes a first input coupled to a power source, a second input coupled to an output of a power supply, and an output coupled to an input of the power supply. The control circuit senses current at the power supply output. If the sensed current exceeds a... Agent:

20140265605 - Control device and control method for power converter: The power converter includes a first operation mode in which each of switching elements is controlled on or off independently so as to perform a power conversion between a load and both a first DC power source and a second DC power source and a second operation mode in which... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140265601 - Photovoltaic bypass switching: A PhotoVoltaic (PV) panel bypass switching arrangement includes first and second switches. The first switch is to be coupled between a power system and a first end of a circuit path of the PV panel in which a PV cells are connected, and is controllable to connect the first end... Agent: Solantro Semiconductor Corp.

20140265604 - Power tool having multiple battery packs: A power tool operable to receive a first battery pack and a second battery pack. The power tool including a motor; a first switch; a second switch; and a controller. The controller operable to monitor a first voltage of the first battery pack and a second voltage of the second... Agent:

20140265603 - String continuity monitoring: A system and method of monitoring a photovoltaic (PV) installation includes providing a string of multiple panel interface device enabled PV panels; operatively connecting an inverter to the string; operatively connecting at least one PV panel to the string; discharging an input capacitance of the inverter; comparing a current in... Agent: Solantro Semiconductor Corp.

20140265606 - Method and apparatus for storing and depleting energy: A method to control storage into and depletion from multiple energy storage devices. The method enables an operative connection between the energy storage devices and respective power converters. The energy storage devices are connectible across respective first terminals of the power converters. At the second terminals of the power converter,... Agent: Solaredge Technologies Ltd.

20140265607 - System and method for loop-based direct current electrical power transmission system: Electrical power is traditionally transmitted with high-voltage alternating current transmission lines. For some limited applications, high-voltage direct current is used to transmit electrical power since direct current transmission is much more efficient. However, due to the high costs of high-voltage alternating to high-voltage direct current conversion equipment, direct current transmission... Agent: Neofocal Systems, Inc.

20140265608 - System for producing and distributing electrical energy over an electrical grid, and associated optimization method: A system for producing and distributing electrical energy over an electrical network of a geographic area, includes a first entity for generating electrical energy, which operates in a steady state and generates at least a portion of the electrical energy; a second entity for intermittently generating the electrical energy from... Agent: Societe Technique Pour L'energie Atomique Technicatome

20140265609 - Solar panels with contactless panel-to-panel connections: A solar panel array comprises a first plurality of solar panels arranged side-by-side in a first course and a second plurality of solar panels arranged side-by-side in a second course, the second course partially overlapping the first course. Electrical energy produced by each solar panel of the array is aggregated... Agent:

20140265619 - Advanced inground device power control and associated methods: A transmitter is powered by a regulated battery voltage and is installable in one of a plurality of different housings, each housing is characterized by a different design and each can form part of an inground tool for performing an inground operation in which a drill string extends from a... Agent: Merlin Technology, Inc.

20140265610 - Apparatuses and related methods for modulating power of a wireless power receiver: A wireless power enabled apparatus may comprise a wireless power receiver that includes a receive coil configured to generate an AC signal responsive an electromagnetic field, a rectifier including a plurality of switches configured to receive the AC signal and generate an output power signal, and control logic configured to... Agent: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.

20140265618 - Device for collecting energy wirelessly: A device for collecting energy has first, second and third capacitive plates, each spaced from, substantially parallel to, and electromagnetically coupled to each other. An inductor is coupled between two of the plates, and a load resistance is inductively coupled to the inductor for drawing energy from electromagnetic field excitation... Agent:

20140265621 - Integrated implantable tets housing including fins and coil loops: Systems and methods for wireless energy transfer are described. A transmitter unit has a transmitter resonator with a coil that is coupled to a power supply to wirelessly transmit power to a receiver unit. A receiver unit has a receiver resonator with a coil coupled to a device load. The... Agent:

20140265611 - Intelligent inductive power system for medical device and system: A system includes an inductive backplane, at least one communications interface, a control unit and an intelligent power module. The inductive backplane is configured to secure and inductively power a plurality of detachable medical device modules. The control unit controls, via the at least one communications interface, at least one... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20140265620 - Malleable tets coil with improved anatomical fit: Systems and methods for wireless energy transfer are described. A transmitter unit has a transmitter resonator with a coil that is coupled to a power supply to wirelessly transmit power to a receiver unit. A receiver unit has a receiver resonator with a coil coupled to a device load. At... Agent:

20140265615 - Method and apparatus for controlling wireless power transmission: A method and an apparatus for controlling wireless power transmission are provided. An apparatus for controlling wireless power transmission includes a controller configured to determine an output voltage of a power factor correction unit based on charging information of a battery, the power factor correction unit configured to correct an... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140265613 - Method for modifying a barrier in an induction power and/or data transfer system to improve power transfer efficiency: A method for increasing the power transfer efficiency of a wireless induction power and/or data transfer system comprising a magnetic field transmitter which is positioned on a first side of a barrier and a magnetic field receiver which is positioned on a second side of the barrier opposite the first... Agent: Fmc Technologies, Inc.

20140265624 - Piezoelectric transformer, piezoelectric transformer module, and wireless power transmission system: A piezoelectric transformer includes a rectangular plate-shaped piezoelectric board having a length L in a longitudinal direction. In the piezoelectric board, five regions having a length L/5 are formed. In the two of regions, inner electrodes are formed in a thickness direction and conducted to outer electrodes provided in these... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20140265616 - Resonator and wireless power transmission device: According to an embodiment, there is provided a resonator including: a first magnetic material core, a first winding and a first protruding portion. The first magnetic material core includes at least one first core block of magnetic material. The first winding is wound around the first magnetic material core. The... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140265623 - Step-down circuit and power receiving device using step-down circuit: A step-down circuit using a piezoelectric transformer that includes a rectangular parallelepiped piezoelectric plate having opposite end portions in a lengthwise direction thereof, which are constituted as two lower voltage portions provided with output electrodes, and a region sandwiched between the two lower voltage portions. The region being partly constituted... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20140265612 - Thin film coil, shield part including the same, and contactless power transmission device having the shield part: There is provided a thin film coil, including a thin type coil pattern, and a coil lead-out portion including a lead-out line traversing the coil pattern from a central portion thereof and electrically connecting the central portion of the coil pattern to the outside thereof and a conductive adhesive layer... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140265617 - Wireless energy transfer: A wireless power system includes: i) a power source; ii) a source resonator configured to receive power from the power source; iii) a receiver resonator configured to provide power to a load; and iv) at least one repeater resonator configured to couple power wirelessly from the source resonator to the... Agent:

20140265614 - Wireless power transmission apparatus and wireless power reception apparatus: A wireless power transmission apparatus includes a resonance unit including resonators and configured to form a magnetic resonant coupling with another resonator, and a feeding unit configured to transmit alternating current (AC) power to one of the resonators. The wireless power transmission apparatus further includes a controller configured to determine... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140265622 - Wireless power transmitter and wireless power transmission method: Disclosed are a wireless power transmitter and a wireless power transmission method thereof The wireless power transmitter, which wirelessly transmits power to a wireless power receiver, includes a power source to generate AC power, a transmission coil receiving power from the power source to generate a magnetic field, a transmission... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140265625 - Loaded blumleins: A loaded blumlein structure is described. At one end, the blumlein can be used to generate an electromagnetic pulse. At the other end, the top and bottom conductive connected by a resistive (or more generally a lossy) connection. This allows for subsequent pulses after the initial pulse to be dampened,... Agent: Compact Particle Acceleration Corporation

20140265626 - Systems and methods of providing enhanced electric fence diagnostics: An electric fence energizer provides automated reporting of faults and other events as well as fault location to reduce effort in diagnosing faults and intrusion events in electric fences by measuring impedance changes using a time-domain reflectometer. In some embodiments, methods determine the location of a fault in distance from... Agent: Electric Guard Dog, LLC

20140265627 - Combined power supply and input/output system with boost capability: A combined power and input/output system for an electronic device includes a host system; a target system operably coupled to the host system via a combined power and I/O line; and a power boost circuit in the target system for enabling a higher voltage target device.... Agent:

20140265628 - Feed line-compensated power transmission apparatus: One embodiment of the present invention discloses a feed line-compensated power transmission apparatus. One embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a feed line provided with horizontally elongated first and second lines and a third line for connecting one end of the first line to one end of the second line;... Agent: Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology

20140265629 - Bypass mechanism: A bypass mechanism for a photovoltaic module which switches out the electronics and switches in a bypass mechanism.... Agent: Solaredge Technologies, Ltd.

20140265630 - Phase detection circuit: A phase detection circuit includes first to third power input modules, first to third power input terminals, an alarm module, first to fifth electronic switches, and a power management module. The power input modules are used to convert pulse signals from a multi-phase power supply into direct current voltages and... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140265631 - Electronic device for preventing an accidental touch and operating method thereof: An electronic device for preventing an accidental touch and an operating method thereof are disclosed, where the electronic device includes a first input device, a second input device, synthetic aperture radar and a main system. The synthetic aperture radar can sense whether a charged body is positioned near the second... Agent:

20140265632 - Mim capacitor: One or more systems and techniques for managing one or more electronic devices are provided. A determination is made that a first capacitor in a set of one or more capacitors has a defect. Responsive to the determination, the first capacitor is disabled, and a second capacitor is enabled.... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited

20140265633 - Occupancy-sensor wireless-security and lighting-control: Integrating a direct current (DC) voltage motion sensing alarm with an alternating current (AC) voltage light source is presented herein. An apparatus can include a voltage conversion component that generates, within a wall switch box, a DC voltage from an AC voltage that is higher in magnitude than the DC... Agent: Owl Enterprises, LLC

20140265635 - Electrical arc detection in electrical switching devices: An electrical arc detector for switchgear includes a fiber-optic cable configured to receive light emitted from switchgear at a first end and transport the light to a second end. The detector further includes a sensor arranged adjacent the second end of the fiber-optic cable configured to sense the light and... Agent:

20140265636 - Electronic system for an electrical apparatus and related method: An electronic system is disclosed for an associated electrical apparatus, the system having at least a binary input adapted to receive one or more candidate signals; at least an electronic active load having one or more electronic active devices and operatively connected to the binary input; and a controller operatively... Agent: Abb Technology Ag

20140265634 - Wireless connector node and system: A connectorized wireless node used to distribute power and control devices in a system. The connectorized wireless node includes a housing, power control circuitry and wireless control circuitry. The power control circuitry is provided in the housing and distributes power to the devices. The wireless control circuitry is provided in... Agent: Tyco Electronics Corporation

20140265637 - Systems and methods for bypassing a voltage regulator: A system having voltage regulator bypass means provides a means for preventing a voltage regulator to be bypassed in a power system when the difference between a load side voltage of the voltage regulator and a source side voltage of the voltage regulator is not below a certain threshold or... Agent: Cooper Technologies Company

20140265639 - Battery module: According to one embodiment, battery module includes a main circuit, a resistive element, a current-amount detection circuit, and a breaker. A charge and discharge current of a battery flows through the main circuit via a positive connecting terminal and a negative connecting terminal. The resistive element is provided in a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140265638 - Intelligent safety disconnect switching: Intelligent safety disconnect switching methods and arrangements for PhotoVoltaic (PV) panels are disclosed. A determination is made as to whether a reconnect condition, for reconnecting a PV panel to a power system from which the PV panel is disconnected, is satisfied. The PV panel is automatically reconnected to the power... Agent:

20140265640 - Switching module for a switch, switch, method for indicating an actuation of a switch and method for controlling a device: A switching module for a switch includes a housing configured to execute a switching movement when the switch is actuated. The switching module also includes an actuator, which is disposed in the housing and is configured to execute an actuation movement that can be controlled by a control contour. Moreover,... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag

20140265642 - Audio port power generation circuit and auxiliary device: A power generation circuit and process for providing electrical power and data transfer by means of a module attached to the audio port of a mobile electronic device. Power and data may be exchanged with an auxiliary device, which may be a sensor or a data processing device. A description... Agent:

20140265641 - Zero current switching with a secondary energy storage capacitor in a solar inverter: This disclosure provides devices and methods for efficiently converting a solar panel DC output to a desired AC or DC output. In one aspect, zero current switching is enabled via a resonant circuit load. In another aspect, switching losses are reduced via an inductor in series with a switch. In... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

  
09/11/2014 > 80 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20140252847 - Battery management system and switching method thereof: An embodiment of the present invention provides a battery management system and a switching method thereof, which can prevent fusion of a relay by preventing arcing and voltage spikes when the relay is turned off (opened). To this end, the embodiment of the present invention provides a battery management system... Agent:

20140252848 - Universal power supply system with load isolating and voltage enhance device: This invention relates to power supply system having recharging unit with load isolation and its method of operation. The power supply unit has one or more energy storage device and such energy storage device is of low voltage rating when compared with the operating voltage of the load. The power... Agent:

20140252850 - Battery with a thermal tripping element: A battery includes a battery housing and also two connections configured to electrically conductively connect the battery to a load. The battery further includes a battery string which is positioned in the battery housing, and connects the two connections to one another. At least one battery cell is connected in... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140252849 - Hybrid electric vehicle power-up sequencing with vvc test: A method for operating a hybrid electric vehicle having a variable voltage converter (VVC) includes commanding a first voltage across a VVC in response to a signal requesting a VVC test, continuously monitoring a first VVC voltage difference over a first calibratable time period, and generating a diagnostic signal if... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140252851 - Method and device for generating electrical energy in a motor vehicle: A method and device for generating electrical energy in a motor vehicle involves thermoelectric generator having a plurality of thermoelectric modules and coupled to at least one electrical consumer. Module open-circuit voltages of the modules are determined and those modules for which a sum of their module open-circuit voltages attains... Agent:

20140252852 - Electrical network for a vehicle, having at least one component that can be activated: The invention relates to an electrical network (1) for a vehicle, comprising: a first circuit (2) comprising a first power source (7) and at least one first electronic component (8) powered by the first power source (7); and a second circuit (3) comprising a second power source (10) and at... Agent: Valeo Systemes De Controle Moteur

20140252853 - Multiple supply dvfs: The invention concerns a system for delivering a voltage to at least one power domain (2.11-2. nz) comprising at least one component, each power domain functioning according to at least two operating points, each operating point defining a required supply voltage, the required supply voltages of the operating points of... Agent: St-ericsson Sa

20140252855 - Microgrid control system: The present invention relates to a system for controlling microgrid facilities. In particular, the microgrid control system provided is capable of controlling multiple facilities according to characteristics of the facilities in order to achieve economic efficiency, environmental friendliness, and continued operability. The microgrid control system for controlling the operations of... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140252854 - Real time power monitor and management system: A power monitor and management system includes an automatic modulation device, a monitoring device, multiple modules and an LAN (local area network) connected to the monitoring device and the modules to enable the monitoring device to communicate with the modules. The automatic modulation device determines a dominating module in according... Agent: Chung Shan Institute Of Science And Technology, Armaments Bureau, M.n.d

20140252856 - Power consuming management system: A power consuming management system installed between a power outlet and at least one load includes an electricity meter connected between the power outlet and the at least one load for detection of power consumption and distribution of power to the at least one load, a charger connected to the... Agent: Chung Shan Institute Of Science And Technology, Armaments Bureau, M.n.d

20140252857 - Smart home control system: A smart home control system is provided. The smart home control system includes a first sensing unit, a control unit and a control center. The first sensing unit is electrically connected to a first electronic device. The first sensing unit senses a first state within a first region. The control... Agent: Asustek Computer Inc.

20140252858 - Automated network power cycling device: An automated power cycling device according to one example embodiment includes a base, a first plug connected to the base and for receiving a first network equipment device, a second plug connected to the base and for receiving a second network equipment device and an adapter connected to the base... Agent:

20140252859 - Solar photovoltaic systems: We describe a photovoltaic (PV) power generation system comprising at least two PV panels and a power conditioning unit. The dc power outputs of the PV panels are connected in parallel to a dc power input of the power conditioning unit. The power conditioning unit comprises a dc-to-dc converter having... Agent: Enecsys Limited

20140252860 - Method and arrangement for operating photovoltaic system and photovoltaic system: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a system, method, apparatus, and arrangement for operating a photovoltaic system. The photovoltaic system including a boost converter having a controllable duty ratio, at least two strings of photovoltaic panels supplying an input of the boost converter, wherein the strings are connected in parallel with... Agent: Abb Oy

20140252861 - Standby power supply circuit for 2-wire bus intercom system and apparatus thereof: The present invention discloses a standby power supply circuit for a 2-wire bus intercom system and an apparatus thereof. The standby power supply circuit is separated into two power supply modules; in which the first power supply module is a power supply to standby circuit and the second power supply... Agent: Abb Technology Ltd.

20140252863 - Alternating current (ac) synchronization for load restoration: Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are provided for synchronizing one or more direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) power sources (e.g., a DC power source coupled to an inverter) for restoration of power to a load. That is, responsive to a grid fault of a... Agent: Abb Technology Ag

20140252862 - Maximizing power production at low sunlight by solar power mini-inverters: A method and apparatus is disclosed for maximizing power production for solar power systems when there is low sunlight during sunrise, sunset, clouding, partial shading, and other low irradiance conditions. A multiple-channel solar power Mini-Inverter can work in the low power mode when there is low sunlight, take power from... Agent: Cyboenergy, Inc.

20140252864 - Passive two phase cooling solution for low, medium and high voltage drive systems: In an example embodiment, a cooling system is a pumpless passive system, and includes a cold plate configured to receive a flow of liquid coolant and to output a flow of vapor phase coolant, where the cold plate includes at least one heat pipe adapted therein to provide for transfer... Agent:

20140252877 - Artificial mains network in the secondary circuit of the contactless energy transfer: The invention relates to an inductive energy transfer system, having at least one primary coil (Sp1) and at least one secondary coil (Sp2), which are coupled or able to be coupled with one another magnetically and which form a primary-side and a secondary-side resonant circuit (Repri, Resek) having at least... Agent: Paul Vahle Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140252873 - Class e amplifier overload detection and prevention: Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed for amplifiers for wireless power transfer. In one aspect a method is provided for controlling operation of an amplifier, such as a class E amplifier. The method may include monitoring an output of the amplifier. The method may further include adjusting a timing of... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140252867 - Coil, power receiving apparatus, and power transmitting apparatus: In one embodiment, a coil includes a magnetic core and a winding. The magnetic core includes at least one block provided with a groove or an opening. Each block is arranged so as to make the groove or the opening extend along a direction of magnetic flux. The coil is... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140252876 - Contactless plug connector and contactless plug connector system: The invention relates to contactless plug connectors and contactless plug connector systems for electromagnetically connecting a correspondrng mating plug connector. In order to allow for an electromagnetic connection, the invention suggest providing at least one antenna element arranged within the mating end of the contactless plug connector to transmit and/or... Agent:

20140252874 - Device and method of wireless power transfer: A wireless power transfer device includes a power-supplying circuit that supplies power to be transferred between a power-transmitting coil and a power receiving coil with at least one of the relative position and orientation between the coils being changeable, a displacement measuring section that measures the amount of any changes... Agent: Ihi Corporation

20140252870 - Double conductor single phase inductive power transfer tracks: An IPT track arrangement including a power supply and conductor electrically connected to the power supply, the conductor includes a plurality of loops located substantially adjacent one another, wherein the polarity in adjacent portions of the loops is the same, and wherein the power supply includes a one or more... Agent: Auckland Uniservices Ltd.

20140252865 - Excitation and use of guided surface wave modes on lossy media: Disclosed are various embodiments systems and methods for transmission and reception of electrical energy along a surface of a terrestrial medium. A polyphase waveguide probe that transmits electrical energy in the form of a guided surface wave along a surface of a terrestrial medium. A receive circuit is used to... Agent:

20140252878 - Over-load protection of radio receivers: A radio-powered apparatus (100) is protected from overloading in strong electromagnetic fields. The apparatus uses a resonant circuitry (120) to receive antenna signals at resonance frequency of the resonant circuitry and to obtain power from the received antenna signals. For restricting energy intake of the resonant circuitry, the resonant circuitry... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140252869 - Power feeding device, power receiving device, and wireless power transmission device: A power receiving device, a power feeding device, and a wireless power transmission device are provided. The power receiving device receives power wirelessly transmitted from the power feeding device and includes one or more power receiving units. At least one of the power receiving units in the power receiving device... Agent: Tdk Corporation

20140252866 - Presence and range detection of wireless power receiving devices and method thereof: In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, a wireless power transmitting apparatus, system, and method are presented that include features of detecting a forward power level and a reflected power level of an electromagnetic field in which a wireless transmit device is capable of determining the presence of a... Agent:

20140252868 - Resonator and wireless power transmitting apparatus: In one embodiment, a resonator includes a magnetic core, a winding wound around the magnetic core, and a parasitic loop element. The parasitic loop element is arranged so as to be interlinked with magnetic field generated by current flowing through the winding. In the parasitic loop element, an amount of... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140252872 - System and method for enabling ongoing inductive power transmission: An inductive power transfer system and method for transferring power to an electrical device wirelessly. The system includes an inductive power outlet and an inductive power receiver. During operation, instruction signals are sent from the inductive power outlet to the inductive power receiver. When no instruction signals are transferred, the... Agent: Powermat Technologies, Ltd.

20140252871 - System and method for providing simple feedback signals indicating if more or less power is required during inductive power transmission: An inductive power outlet for providing power to an electric load via an inductive power receiver includes at least one primary inductive coil wired to a power supply via a driver configured to provide a driving voltage across the primary inductive coil such that a secondary voltage is induced in... Agent: Powermat Technologies, Ltd.

20140252875 - Wireless power transmitter, wireless power repeater and wireless power transmission method: Disclosed is a wireless power transmitter which wirelessly transmits power through a wireless power repeater to a wireless power receiver using resonance. The wireless power transmitter includes a power supply unit for outputting AC power having a predetermined frequency, a transmission coil for receiving the AC power to generate a... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140252879 - Pliable proximity switch assembly and activation method: A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity switches each having a proximity sensor providing a sense activation field and control circuitry processing the activation field of each proximity switch to sense activation. A pliable... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140252880 - Fire sentry: System, method, and apparatus for automatically disabling an appliance to prevent accidental fires. A shut-off system is coupled to a smoke detector. When the smoke detector alarm is activated a signal is sent to the shut off system coupled to a cooking appliance. The shut off system includes a timer... Agent:

20140252881 - Dome switch stack and method for making the same: Systems and methods for providing input component assemblies for dome switches are provided. In some embodiments, an input component assembly may include a first conductive contact pad coupled to a first board of a switch, a second conductive contact pad coupled to a second board of the switch, and a... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140252882 - Dome switch stack and method for making the same: Systems and methods for providing input component assemblies for dome switches are provided. In some embodiments, an input component assembly may include a contact area coupled to a circuit board for a switch, a conductive covering for enclosing the circuit board, and a dome positioned over the conductive covering, where... Agent: Apple Inc,

20140252883 - Dome switch stack and method for making the same: Systems and methods for providing input component assemblies for dome switches are provided. In some embodiments, an input component assembly includes a switch, a button positioned over the switch, where the button is operative to close at least one circuit of the switch when the button is depressed towards the... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140252884 - Electric power generation control system, electric power generation control program, and electronic apparatus: An electric power generation control system includes: a variation prediction section configured to predict future variation, based on a variation log including a plurality of variation patterns obtained from past physical quantities and a variation pattern obtained from a newly obtained physical quantity; a balance calculation section configured to calculate... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140252885 - Actuator control method and actuator control device: An actuator control method and an actuator control device that incorporate an element of feedback control in time optimal control, including: a calculation step of calculating a switching time at which an acceleration output is switched to a deceleration output and an end time of the deceleration output expressed by... Agent: Isuzu Motors Limited

20140252886 - Excitation and use of guided surface wave modes on lossy media: Disclosed are various embodiments for transmitting energy conveyed in the form of a guided surface-waveguide mode along the surface of a terrestrial medium by exciting a polyphase waveguide probe.... Agent:

  
09/04/2014 > 28 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories.

20140246902 - Apparatus for location-dependent configuration: An apparatus for the location-dependent configuration of a device is coupled to the apparatus. The apparatus has first and second power supply terminals, a locating terminal for locating the apparatus on the basis of a voltage applied to the locating terminal, and a configuration device for configuring the device on... Agent: Continental Automotive Gmbh

20140246900 - Brushless multiphase self-commutation control (or bmscc) and related invention: The Brushless Multiphase Self-Commutation Controller or BMSCC is an adjustable speed drive for reliable, contact-less and stable self-commutation control of electric apparatus, including electric motors and generators. BMSCC transforms multiphase electrical excitation from one frequency to variable frequency that is automatically synchronized to the movement of the electric apparatus without... Agent:

20140246901 - Power reception device, vehicle including power reception device, and power transfer system: A vehicle includes a power reception unit, a rectifier, a power line, and a cooling fan. The power reception unit of the vehicle is configured to receive, in a contactless manner, AC power output from a power transmission unit of a power transmission device. The rectifier rectifies the electric power... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140246903 - Solar parking module with integrated ev charging station: Solar parking module with integrated Electric Vehicle charging station that, within the same structure, combines energy capture, storage and supply for electric vehicles or for the grid. Each module has an oscillating, counterweighted photovoltaic roof supported by bolts resting on the apexes of three semi-elliptical arches that serve as pillars.... Agent: Tempero 2000 S.l.

20140246907 - Dc peak power tracking devices, methods, and systems: A control system, method, and device for managing variable power sources in DC power systems, such as photovoltaic (PV) systems. An electrical component can be configured to condition power from a photovoltaic (PV) panel such that current is drawn from the PV panel at a peak power continuously, at all... Agent:

20140246905 - Power storage system: A power storage system includes an AC/DC converter, a first control device, a power storage device, and a load. The first control device includes a measuring portion that measures the amount of power consumed by the load, a predicting portion that predicts the demand for power consumed by the load... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20140246904 - Power-saving device: A power saving device includes a first switch coupled between an input node and an output node, wherein the input node is coupled to a power source and the output node is coupled to an electronic device, a detection unit detecting the magnitude of a current, a charge unit coupled... Agent: Wistron Corp.

20140246906 - System and method for limiting inrush current in solid state drives: A system and method thereof to regulate a current to a capacitive load from a power supply connected to the capacitive load. The system includes a first switch between the power supply and the capacitive load, a super-capacitor configured for charging by the power supply and powering the capacitive load,... Agent: Ocz Storage Solutions, Inc.

20140246908 - Method of operating controller for a power converter, and a corresponding controller: A method of operating a controller (200) for a power converter having a plurality of switches couplable to respective electrical devices (106, 108, 110) is disclosed, in which the controller includes a switch activating unit (210), a frequency varying unit (202), a comparator (206) and a selector (208). The method... Agent: Nanyang Technological University

20140246909 - System and method for balancing supply and demand of energy on an electrical grid: Systems and methods for balancing power on an electrical power grid are provided. Demand-side equipment, such as industrial heaters, refrigeration units, and freezers are adjusted to help balance the electrical grid. The power utility that operates the local electric grid (or other external entity) requests real time changes in electrical... Agent:

20140246910 - Methods and systems for dynamic memory backup for transfer-switch controllers: Methods and systems for transfer-switch controller backup and transfer-switch controller operation are provided. An example backup apparatus includes a memory configured to store transfer-switch data related to a first transfer-switch controller, wherein the first transfer switch-controller is a controller for a given transfer switch. The apparatus is capable of interfacing... Agent: Asco Power Technologies, L.p.

20140246911 - Emergency lighting methods and systems: Described herein are systems and methods of emergency lighting comprising one or more light emitting diode (LED) lamps with a low-maintenance or maintenance-free battery. In one aspect, the battery is a sealed lead-acid battery. In one aspect, the battery is an absorbent glass mat (AGM) battery. In one aspect, the... Agent:

20140246912 - Hybrid energy storage system and methods: A system includes a first DC rail configured to be coupled to a first terminal of a first energy storage device (e.g., a battery), a second DC rail configured to be coupled to a first terminal of a second energy storage device (e.g., an ultracapacitor), and a plurality of converter... Agent: Earl Energy, LLC

20140246913 - Drive circuit for electrical load: A circuit for an electrical load comprises a passive transformer, the secondary of which is connected to power cells for each phase according to the transformer tappings. Each power cell comprises a low cost but efficient power factor correction circuit to produce lower harmonics on the transformer.... Agent: Control Techniques Limited

20140246914 - Sub-synchronous oscillation damping by shunt facts apparatus: A power distribution system comprising a point of common connection that receives electric power supplied by a first power generation system and a second generation system, with the second power generation system that comprises a renewable electric power generator; a transmission line operatively connected to the point of common connection... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd.

20140246915 - Inverters: We describe a photovoltaic power conditioning unit for delivering power from multiple photovoltaic panels to an ac mains power supply output, comprising: a dc input for receiving power from multiple photovoltaic panels; an ac output for delivering ac power to the ac supply; a bank of electrolytic energy storage capacitors... Agent: Enecsys Limited

20140246916 - Active and adaptive field cancellation for wireless power systems: This disclosure provides methods and apparatus, including computer-readable media, for wireless power transfer and particularly active cancellation of undesirable electric or magnetic field emissions from a wireless power transmitter. In one aspect, the disclosure provides for an apparatus including a sensor, controller, and emitter, wherein the sensor is used to... Agent:

20140246922 - Electric power reception device, electric power transmission device, and electric power transfer system: An electric power reception device includes an electric power receiver that receives electric power in a non-contact manner from an electric power transmitter that is provided externally. The electric power receiver includes a first coil that is formed by winding a first coil wire with a pitch. The first coil... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140246921 - Method and system for supplying energy to at least one mobile component in a wireless communications system, in particular to rfid tags of an rfid system: A method and system supply energy to at least one mobile component in a wireless communications system, in particular to RFID tags of an RFID system. In the method for supplying energy to at least one mobile component in a wireless communications system with two or more base stations, coherent... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140246919 - Method for forming magnetic field space: A power-supplying resonator of a power-supplying module and a power-receiving resonator of a power-receiving module are arranged to face each other. On inner circumferential surface sides of the power-supplying resonator and the coil of the power-receiving resonator, cylindrical magnetic members which cover the entire inner circumferential surface of the coils... Agent:

20140246917 - Monitoring system and device with sensors that is remotely powered: A wearable device includes a wearable device structure and an electronic circuitry coupled to one or more sensors. The one or more sensors detect or measure wearable device user information selected from of at least one of, a wearable device user's activities, behaviors and habit information, and a wearable device... Agent: Hello Inc.

20140246923 - Open-circuit impedance control of a resonant wireless power receiver for voltage limiting: A resonant wireless power (RWP) receiver is provided that includes an inductor element that couples with a resonant wireless power source. A capacitor arrangement is coupled to the inductor element altering the open-circuit impedance of the RWP receiver to reduce the ac voltage under certain defined situations. The capacitor arrangement... Agent: Mediatek Singapore Pte. Ltd.

20140246918 - Power transmission system: In one embodiment, a power transmission system includes a power transmission apparatus having a power source unit supplying a high-frequency power, and a power transmission inductor including a magnetic core and a winding wire portion and wirelessly transmitting the high-frequency power from the power source unit to a power reception... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140246920 - Wireless power transmitter, wireless power receiver and impedence control method: Disclosed is a wireless power transmitter which transmits power through a wireless power receiver to a load side. The wireless power transmitter includes a power source for generating AC power; a transmission coil for wirelessly transmitting the AC power to a reception coil of the wireless power receiver; and a... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140246924 - Telemetry system with wireless power receiver and monitoring devices: A wireless power receiver includes a rectifier coupled to an antenna which is configured to receive a wireless power signal, and convert the wireless power signal to a direct current input signal. A direct current-to-direct current converter generates a direct current output signal based in part on the direct current... Agent: Hello Inc.

20140246925 - Power grid load monitor and shed control: A line frequency monitoring and load shedding control apparatus is placed in or closely coupled to a power load and monitors the line frequency of the alternating current electric power source supplying the power load. When a decrease in line frequency is detected, this line frequency monitoring and load shedding... Agent: Microchip Technology Incorporated

20140246926 - Systems and devices for reducing phantom load: Systems and devices are described herein for reducing a phantom load. The system may include a device for connection to a power source and a transformer or machine, wherein the device is configured to disconnect the transformer or machine from the power source under a predetermined load condition. The device... Agent: International Electrical Savings & Development, LLC

20140246927 - Renewable energy monitoring system: We describe a solar photovoltaic monitoring system for monitoring and controlling a solar photovoltaic inverter, comprising: a wireless transceiver coupled to a solar photovoltaic inverter, the inverter comprising a device monitor for monitoring and controlling the inverter, wherein the monitoring comprises generating monitoring data defining a status of the system... Agent: Enecsys Limited

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