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Electrical transmission or interconnection systems December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/11

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12/29/2011 > 25 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110316333 - Arrangement for operating consumers in a rail vehicle with electrical energy, selectively from an energy supply network or from a motor-generator combination: An arrangement for operating a rail vehicle includes a DC voltage intermediate circuit which is connected to an energy supply network, at least one traction inverter which is connected at its DC voltage side to the DC voltage intermediate circuit and at its AC voltage side which is connected one... Agent: Bombardier Transportation Gmbh

20110316332 - Transport vehicle with a plurality of electrical machines: Described is a transport vehicle provided with a plurality of electrical machines and power converters which serve to connect the electrical machines to a DC intermediate circuit. Also provided is a separate power converter for feeding electrical energy into the DC intermediate circuit. All power converters are respectively configured with... Agent: Converteam Gmbh

20110316334 - Wireless power supply system: A wireless power supply system has a power sending resonance coil, a power receiving resonance coil, and a relay resonance coil. The power sending resonance coil has a predetermined resonance frequency characteristic, and transmits power wirelessly. The power receiving resonance coil has the same resonance frequency characteristic as the power... Agent:

20110316335 - Method and device for operating an automation machine: An automation machine with a plurality of electric energy loads and a method for operating an automation machine is disclosed. The automation machine is operated by controlling, with a machining program, a machining operation carried out with the automation machine on at least one item and having at least one... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20110316336 - Device mounted uninterruptable power supply system and method: Power control system for controlling power provision to an electrical device. An uninterruptable power supply (UPS) unit is mounted upon an internal circuit board of a host electrical device, and configured to provide a power reserve the host electrical device and client electrical devices electrically connected thereto. The power control... Agent:

20110316337 - Power generation data center: A modular data center is collocated with a primary electric generating station and receives its operating power from connections upstream of any step-up transformer for transmission lines or grids. The data center itself comprises a building shell with a modular common power and cooling infrastructure to support data center containers... Agent:

20110316338 - Hierarchical power smoothing: Power is provided to one or more devices in a system that includes a hierarchical power smoothing environment having multiple tiers. In response to a peak in power usage by the one or more devices, power is provided from a first power smoothing component in a first tier of the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20110316339 - Distributed power delivery scheme for on-die voltage scaling: A high-speed low dropout (HS-LDO) voltage regulation circuit suitable to enable a power gate unit to produce a variable voltage signal based on the load of a processor is disclosed herein. In various embodiments, selection logic may dynamically enable or disable the HS-LDO circuit to allow the power gate unit... Agent:

20110316340 - Power generating system: A power generating system includes a control device, a first current detection device detecting a load alternating electric current, and a second current detection device detecting a direct current of the direct current power converted by a first converter. The control device obtains a first integrated value by integrating a... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20110316341 - System, socket and plug apparatus for dc power distribution and usage: A power supply system comprises an electrical power generating device producing DC electrical power in the form of a DC electrical current, a DC current conductor receiving the DC electrical current from the electrical power generating device and carrying the DC electrical current to a socket, and an AC power... Agent:

20110316344 - Inductive cell balancing: An energy storage cell arrangement has a shared inductor (60). A switching arrangement (62) is controllable such that it is able to couple one side of the inductor to any one of a first set of cell terminals, and to couple the other side of the inductor to any one... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20110316343 - Photovoltaic module with integrated diagnostics: A photovoltaic module (10) comprises a plurality of solar cells (20) interconnected in serial arrays (15). At least some of the solar cells (20) are equipped with control units (30) comprising at least one thermal sensor (42) and one power sensor (43). The control unit (30) comprises means (35) for... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20110316342 - Solar power generation system and method: A power generation system includes integrated photovoltaic (PV) panels. Each of the integrated PV panel includes photovoltaic cells, a junction coupler coupling the photovoltaic cells in series, in parallel, or in combinations thereof, output terminals, and a DC to AC converter coupled between the junction coupler and the output terminals.... Agent: General Electric Company

20110316345 - System for multiple energy storage and management and method of making same: A propulsion system comprising an electric drive, a DC link electrically coupled to the electric drive, and a first energy storage system electrically coupled to the electric drive, the first energy storage system comprising at least a high specific-power energy storage device is shown. The propulsion system further includes a... Agent:

20110316346 - Methods and apparatus for adaptive operation of solar power systems: Methods and apparatus may provide for the adaptive operation of a solar power system (3). Solar energy sources (1) and photovoltaic DC-DC power converters (2) may be interconnected in serial, parallel, or combined arrangements. DC photo-voltaic power conversion may be accomplished utilizing dynamically adjustable voltage output limits (8) of photovoltaic... Agent: Ampt, LLC

20110316349 - Electrical power transmission system and electrical power output device: In an electrical power transmission system according to the present invention, a frequency generator outputs electrical power of an electrical signal having approximately the same frequency component as a resonant frequency of a resonant element to the resonant element via a driven element. The resonant element is an element having... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110316348 - Non-contact power supplying device and non-contact power supplying method: A non-contact power supplying device includes a power-receiving resonating means set to have a predetermined resonant frequency; a power-feeding resonating means set to have a resonance frequency equal to the predetermined resonant frequency; an oscillating means configured to input an alternating-current power into the power-feeding resonating means; an impedance detecting... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20110316347 - Wireless power receiving apparatus: A wireless power receiving apparatus receives an electric power signal including any one of an electric field, magnetic field, or electromagnetic field, transmitted from a wireless power supply apparatus. A resonance capacitor is arranged together with a reception coil to form a resonance circuit. A switch is provided in order... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20110316350 - Three-way and four-way switching circuit: A three-way or four-way switching circuit for lighting, and the like, is described. One three-way switch is replaced with an electronic switch. Both legs of the switching circuit are powered all the time and current is sensed in the legs to determine when one of the three-way or four-way switches... Agent:

20110316351 - Overload protection of a voltage reduction device: A system for reducing the voltage of an AC electrical supply to a load for the purpose of energy efficiency, comprising a transformer and power converter in circuit between an AC electrical supply and a load, and a bypass switch S to cause the transformer to be taken out of... Agent: Energetix Voltage Control Limited

20110316352 - Electric power supply control apparatus and image forming apparatus: An apparatus including: a device connector to which an external device is to be connected; and a power source configured to supply electric power to the device connector. In response to turn-ON of a switch when the external device is connected, electric power is started to be supplied from the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110316354 - Beam power with multipoint reception: A beam power source transmits a signal indicating power availability, receives a request for power in response, and beams power in response to the request.... Agent: Searete LLC

20110316353 - Power transmitting apparatus, power receiving apparatus, and wireless power transmission system: A power transmitting apparatus includes a power transmitting apparatus side passive electrode and a power transmitting apparatus side active electrode, and a power receiving apparatus includes a power receiving apparatus side active electrode and a power receiving apparatus side active electrode. The power transmitting apparatus side active electrode and the... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20110316356 - Paper shredder control system responsive to touch-sensitive element: The invention is directed to a touch-sensitive paper shredder control system. The touching feature is implemented through a series of electronic circuits, taking input from a conductive touch panel on the shredder feed throat, processing the signal, and through a motor driving circuit, stopping the mechanical parts of the shredder.... Agent: Aurora Office Equipment Co., Ltd. Shanghai

20110316355 - Shockproof electric outlets: An apparatus in an example comprises a proximity sensor and a controller. The proximity sensor serves to indicate a presence of a living object within a preselected distance of an electrically powered outlet receptacle. The controller performs a preselected control action in connection with an operation of the electrically powered... Agent:

12/22/2011 > 17 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110309674 - Power control system and vehicle power control device: A power control system includes a vehicle having a first battery and a second battery separate from the first battery; a power converter provided at a building, the power converter converting power charged in the first battery and supplying the converted power to electrical equipment; a first connection line connecting... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110309675 - Electrical supply and starting system for a motor vehicle and method for operating the electrical supply and starting system: An electrical supply and starting system for a motor vehicle has a variable-voltage on-board electrical system that can be operated by two different DC voltages for supplying the motor vehicle, and having a motor/generator system that operates as a generator to deliver electrical energy to the on-board electrical system of... Agent: Dr. Ing. H.c.f. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

20110309676 - Integrated power sources for mobile electronic devices: In one embodiment, a mobile electronic device comprises at least one electronic component and at least one integrated power source coupled to the at least one electronic component. The at least one electronic component receives power from an external power source while the mobile electronic device is in operation. The... Agent:

20110309677 - Hybrid power plant for improved efficiency and dynamic performance: A hybrid power plant is characterized by a substantially constant load on generators regardless of momentary swings in power load. Short changes in power load are accommodated by DC components such as capacitors, batteries, resistors, or a combination thereof. Resistors are used to consume power when loads in the power... Agent: Transocean Sedco Forex Ventures Limited

20110309678 - Systems and methods for isolating current flow to well loads: Systems and methods for controlling power distribution among various electrical loads disposed in a bore are described. Control modules that are associated with loads such that each load is associated with at least one control module. Each control module includes circuitry that can respond to a voltage at a level... Agent:

20110309679 - Mult-use voltage regulator: Embodiments for at least one method and apparatus of a multi-use voltage regulator providing a supply voltage to a power amplifier and at least one other device are disclosed. One method includes generating a plurality of regulated voltage supplies from an unregulated voltage. An output signal power level of the... Agent: R2 Semiconductor, Inc.

20110309680 - Battery back up for electronic modules: A battery backup system for providing uninterrupted power to components within a vehicle electronic control module (ECM). The backup system comprises a header connector with a recessed region for the battery. A connector plug is plugged into the header connector over the battery to cover the battery and shield the... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC

20110309681 - Secondary battery controller and method for controlling secondary battery, and electronic apparatus: The present invention provides a secondary battery controller and a method for controlling a secondary battery that can increase the continuous operating time of an apparatus in which a plurality of secondary batteries are switched and used, and an electronic apparatus. The secondary battery controller includes the following; a plurality... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110309682 - Switching power supply circuit: The present invention includes: a first series circuit which is connected between one end and the other end of a DC power supply, and in which a reactor, a first diode, and a first capacitor are connected in series; a first switching element connected between the one end of the... Agent: Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.

20110309683 - Electric power control system and electric power facility comprising the electric power control system: An electric power control system is provided. The power control system includes a first node to which a plurality of power production entities are connectable for combining their power output signals as a first power signal, a transformer adapted to transformer the first power signal at the first node to... Agent:

20110309684 - Apparatus and method for the anti-islanding of power conditioning system: There is provided an apparatus for the anti-islanding of a power conditioning system. The apparatus for the anti-islanding of a power conditioning system according to the present invention is applied to a power conditioning system including a DC/DC converter and a DC/AC inverter in order to transfer power from a... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20110309687 - Contactless power transfer system: A system comprising a contactless power transfer system is presented. The system includes a primary element, a secondary element, and at least one field-focusing element interposed between the primary element and the secondary element and configured to focus a magnetic field. A partition is disposed between the primary element and... Agent: General Electric Company

20110309689 - Electric power transmitting device, electric power receiving device, and power supply method using electric power transmitting and receiving devices: In electric power supply through wireless signals, electric power is supplied efficiently, even when distance fluctuation is caused between an electric power transmitting device and an electric power receiving device. Even when distance fluctuation is caused between the electric power transmitting device for supplying electric power with the use of... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20110309686 - Generating dc electric power from ambient electromagnetic radiation: At least certain embodiments describe methods, apparatuses, and systems for converting energy from electro-magnetic (EM) radiation into electric power using a simultaneous collector of ambient radio frequencies (SCARF) circuit. In one embodiment this is done by capturing EM radiation from a plurality of ambient signals using an array of antennae... Agent: Scarf Technologies

20110309685 - Maximizing power yield from wireless power magnetic resonators: Magneto mechanical systems used for wireless power reception. A miniature moving magnet is placed in an oscillating magnetic field. Movement of the magnet causes power to be generated.... Agent: Nigelpower, LLC

20110309688 - Wireless power feeding system and wireless power feeding method: An object is to provide a power feeding system and a power feeding method which are higher convenient for a power feeding user on the power receiving side. Another object is to provide a power feeding system and a power feeding method which can offer efficient services by determining or... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20110309690 - Centralized islanding protection for distributed renewable energy generators: The invention is targeted for use in solar photovoltaic power plants which have a number of distributed DC-to-AC power converters. The invention eliminates the interaction of anti-islanding algorithms between multiple power converters, determines islanding conditions with a greater degree of certainty, reduces current distortion over prior art anti-islanding methods and... Agent: Renewable Power Conversion, Inc.

12/15/2011 > 25 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110304200 - Auxiliary bicycle power supply system: An auxiliary bicycle power supply system is provided that basically includes a bicycle power generating portion and an auxiliary power supply portion. The auxiliary power supply portion operates by power from the bicycle power generating portion. The auxiliary power supply portion is configured to supply power generated by the bicycle... Agent: Shimano Inc.

20110304199 - Hybrid electric power architecture for a vehicle: An electric architecture for use on a vehicle has a collector bus for receiving power from a plurality of power sources. The collector bus distributes power to at least a pair of subsystems which are operable at different frequency levels. Each subsystem is provided with a global bus and a... Agent:

20110304202 - Battery disconnection in electric vehicles: Systems and methods for disconnection of battery power from vehicular components in an electric vehicle upon the occurrence of a crash event are described. In an embodiment of an electric vehicle, upon detection of a crash event, an appropriate signal is transmitted through a controller area network (CAN). A battery... Agent: Coda Automotive, Inc.

20110304203 - Power conversion installment kit for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle: A power conversion system for HEV, which comprising: a battery pack and inverter power conversion module for generating DC voltage; the inverter power conversion module is used to convert DC voltage into DC high voltage required for driving the motor of HEV; while the power conversion effect is guaranteed, the... Agent:

20110304201 - Regulating device of general automobile performance: A regulating device for general automobile utilizes automobile batteries, the plug of the lighter, or the DC output of the engine to obtain power. It has a voltage recognition circuit; when voltage is ≧12.9V, the circuit is started up; when the voltage is ≦12.8V, the circuit is cut off; as... Agent:

20110304204 - Systems and methods to optimize outputs of static inverters in variable energy generation environments: A system to collect energy from generation systems such as, for example, wind farms or solar farms with distributed energy-generation equipment. The energy is collected and transmitted to a feed-in site. At the feed-in site, static inverters alone or in combination with pulse width modulation inverters may be used to... Agent: Tigo Energy, Inc.

20110304206 - Dc-dc switching cell modules for on-board power systems: A DC-DC switching cell module includes a switch, a rectifier, an output filter coupled to the rectifier, and an input port for receiving an external PWM control signal from a controller. The switching cell module is configured to control the switch in response to the external PWM control signal to... Agent:

20110304205 - Power outlet apparatus with multiple sockets detection, and detection method thereof: A power outlet apparatus with multiple sockets detection, and the detection method and module thereof are disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of socket groups, a plurality of current detection unit, a voltage detection unit, a processing unit, and an output unit. In which the current detection units are installed... Agent: Powertech Industrial Co., Ltd.

20110304207 - System, apparatus and method for power transfer to vessels: A system for supplying electric power from a main power grid to a plurality of ships moored at a respective berth of a quay. The system includes a connection point for connecting to the grid supplying electrical power at a first frequency, a frequency converter arrangement for converting electric power... Agent:

20110304208 - Power saving apparatus and power saving method thereof: A power saving apparatus and power saving method thereof are disclosed. The apparatus includes a power controller and a power outlet, wherein the power controller has a first signal transmission interface, said first signal transmission signal interface is used to detect the operation mode of a host machine by a... Agent: Powertech Industrial Co., Ltd.

20110304209 - Electric receptacle module: An electric receptacle module is disclosed. The receptacle module includes a remote control device and a power outlet device. The remote control device has a signal transmission unit and an adjusting key. The signal transmission unit launches a timing signal when the adjusting key is pressed, and the adjusting key... Agent: Powertech Industrial Co., Ltd.

20110304210 - Switching configuration and procedure for the production of one alternating voltage from a majority of unrelated supply terminals with temporally variable output dc voltage: A circuit, having a plurality of regulated, parallel, voltage sources, an a.c.-d.c. converter circuit and a regulating unit, and a method for controlling it. The regulated voltage sources include an unregulated voltage source of a temporally variable output d.c. voltage, a step-up converter and an associated regulating device, where the... Agent: Semikron Elektronik Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110304211 - Rack-based uninterruptible power supply: A rack power unit is configured to be inserted into a device rack of a data center. The rack power unit includes one or more power supplies and one or more battery packs. The one or more power supplies are each configured to receive power (e.g., AC power) when the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20110304212 - Renewable energy storage system: A bidirectional inverter of a renewable energy storage system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the bidirectional inverter includes a switching unit including a first switch connected to the DC link in series and a second switch connected to the DC link in parallel, an inductor electrically connected to the switching... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20110304213 - Method for use of static inverters in variable energy generation environments: A method to collect energy from generation systems such as, for example, wind farms or solar farms with widely distributed energy-generation equipment. In some cases, static inverters are used to feed the energy directly into the power grid. In some other cases, back-to-back static inverters are used create a high-voltage... Agent: Tigo Energy, Inc.

20110304214 - Switching configuration and method for the production of an alternating voltage from at least supply terminals with temporally variable output dc voltage: A circuit having a plurality of parallel-connected partial circuits for feeding an inverter circuit. A partial circuit comprises an unregulated voltage source with a temporally variable output DC voltage and a synchronous converter having an automatically functioning regulating circuit. The circuit is triggered according to two modes of operation. The... Agent: Semikron Elektronik Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110304215 - System for use of static inverters in variable energy generation environments: A system to collect energy from generation systems such as, for example, wind farms or solar farms with widely distributed energy-generation equipment. In some cases, static inverters are used to feed the energy directly into the power grid. In some other cases, back-to-back static inverters are used create a high-voltage... Agent: Tigo Energy, Inc.

20110304216 - Coil configurations for inductive power transer: An inductive power supply system in which the receiving unit includes a secondary coil and a plurality of resonating circuits with different characteristics. Each of the resonating circuits may include a resonating coil and a resonating capacitor. The resonating coils may be inductively coupled to the secondary coil so that... Agent: Access Business Group International LLC

20110304217 - Non-contact power feeding device: In a non-contact power feeding device of the present invention, power is fed through an air gap with no contact from a power transmission coil of a power feeding side circuit to a power receiving coil of a power receiving side circuit, which are located to face each other, based... Agent: Showa Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd.

20110304218 - Signal coupling system: A signal coupling system for data and/or power signalling in a confined space such as in tubing within a hydrocarbon extraction well. First and second transceivers are arranged with primary and secondary loops lying orthogonal to the ends of the transceivers. The transceivers can be narrower for access to confined... Agent:

20110304219 - System, device and method for configuring and powering a batteryless device: System for configuring and powering a wireless batteryless device, the system comprising: a wireless batteryless device (A) comprising: a built-in harvester (12) for harvesting energy from a first energy source, for example ambient energy, means for communicating wirelessly, and an external device (B) comprising: a second power source (16), means... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110304220 - Systems and methods for dipole enhanced inductive power transfer: An inductive power transfer apparatus is disclosed. A transmitter generates a first time varying magnetic field. A receiver is separated from the transmitter by a gap, but is located with the first time varying magnetic field. The receiver comprises: a conductor; and a receiver magnet located in the first time... Agent:

20110304221 - Voltage multiplying circuit: A voltage multiplying circuit comprising: a first capacitor, comprising a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal of the first capacitor is selectively coupled to a first voltage or a second voltage, and the second terminal is selectively coupled to the first voltage or a fourth voltage;... Agent:

20110304222 - Low-power start-up and direction control circuitry for an irrigation system: An electric circuit for remotely starting and controlling the direction of a center pivot irrigation system comprises a first transformer, a second transformer, a first relay, a second relay, a third relay, and a fourth relay. The first transformer is coupled to a voltage source with a first voltage and... Agent: Lindsay Corporation

20110304223 - Portable terminal: A portable terminal is provided that can carry out adjustment of reception sensitivity with ease. A portable terminal (1) comprises a first body (2); a second body (3); a ground portion (31); a circuit (33) having a power feed portion (32) and a signal processing unit (36); a first conductive... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

12/08/2011 > 32 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110298275 - Operating module for an anti-theft lock and associated anti-theft lock: The invention relates to an operating module for a vehicle anti-theft lock comprising a stator and a rotor that can be turned in the stator by a conforming key comprising an electronic identifier, the said module comprising a support (3) intended to be mounted on the stator and carrying an... Agent: Valeo Securite Habitacle

20110298277 - Method for securing the operation of a voltage-holding device for a vehicle: The invention relates to a method for securing the operation of a voltage-holding device (DMT) used for starting or restarting the heat engine of a vehicle, said device being electrically connected by a multiplex network (12) to an electric machine (10) and to a monitoring computer (4). According to the... Agent: Peugeot Citroen Automobiles Sa

20110298276 - Starter driving semiconductor switch apparatus: A starter driving semiconductor switch apparatus energizes and de-energizes a starter according to a command from an outside. A series circuit to which semiconductor switches are connected in series is provided between a battery serving as a power supply and the starter. The starter is energized by bringing all the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20110298278 - Converter device and method for controlling a converter device: A converter apparatus and method for operating the converter apparatus are provided for producing a plurality of output voltages or a plurality of output voltage potentials at corresponding outputs. The converter apparatus includes a plurality of setting units, which are each associated with one of a plurality of input voltage... Agent: Abb Research Ltd

20110298280 - Apparatus and method for variable voltage distribution: Apparatus and methods for providing regulated voltages are disclosed. Using a single voltage regulator, a plurality of regulated voltages can be generated with a voltage distribution function. In addition, variable voltage control elements can be used to adjust a regulated voltage, thereby providing a variable regulated voltage. Together, voltage distribution... Agent: Skyworks Solutions, Inc

20110298279 - High efficiency standby power generation: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for providing standby power. A switching module adjusts an on-time and an off-time of one or more switches based on a feedback signal. The one or more switches are shared between a primary stage and a standby stage of a switched-mode power supply.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20110298281 - Switching mode power supply and power supply method using the same: A switching mode power supply (SMPS) and a power supply method using the SMPS, the SMPS including: a rectifier to rectify an alternating current (AC) voltage; a first switching unit to switch the voltage rectified by the rectifier; a first switching control unit to control the first switching unit; and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20110298282 - Method and arrangement for balancing voltages of series connection of storage units for electrical energy: An arrangement which includes two or more energy storage units for electrical energy connected in series, and two or more balancing resistor units. Each balancing resistor unit is connected in parallel with one of the energy storage units. The arrangement also includes means for determining a voltage over all of... Agent: Abb Oy

20110298283 - System and apparatus for power transfer to vessels: A system for supplying electric power from an AC power source to ships, each of the ships moored at a respective berth of a quay, the system including a rectifier, having an AC and DC side, for converting AC electric power from the AC power source to DC power, the... Agent:

20110298284 - Systems and apparatus for monitoring and selectively controlling a load in a power system: An electrical system includes at least one power port and at least one monitoring and control device that is coupled to the power port. The monitoring and control device includes a load control module configured to control an amount of electrical power transmitted to at least one electrical load. The... Agent:

20110298285 - Active load management system: A method and system for managing loads powered by a standby generator. The method includes utilizing a transfer switch control unit to selectively shed loads each associated with one of a series of priority circuits. The loads are shed in a sequential order based upon the priority circuit to which... Agent: Briggs & Stratton Corporation

20110298286 - Dynamic load shedding system for a standby generator: A method and system for managing electrical loads on a standby generator. The method includes utilizing a transfer switch control to selectively shed loads each associated with one of a series of priority circuits. Priority values are initially assigned to each of the electric loads based upon the initial hard-wired... Agent: Briggs & Stratton Corporation

20110298287 - Portable transformer and method for improving reliability of electric power delivery: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for improving the transportation and installation of portable step-up power transformers for a power generating station due to failure or unavailability of installed step up transformers. A large MVA portable transformer may be used to alleviate or minimize these issues by... Agent: General Electric Company

20110298288 - Energy storage system: An energy storage system includes a converter coupled between an inverter and both a power generator and a battery, thereby reducing the number of devices for circuit implementation and the size of a printed circuit board (PCB). The energy storage system is coupled to an electric power system that generates... Agent:

20110298289 - Electronic apparatus with protection circuit: An electronic apparatus includes a first power source input terminal configured to receive a first driving voltage or a second driving voltage, wherein the second driving voltage is greater than the first driving voltage; a second power source input terminal configured to receive the first driving voltage or the second... Agent: Philips & Lite-on Digital Solutions Corporation

20110298291 - Load driving circuit and load driving method: A load driving circuit that generates a desired voltage waveform to drive a load includes a target voltage waveform output section that outputs a target voltage waveform to be applied to the load. Power supply sections generate electrical power with voltage values different from each other. Negative feedback control sections... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110298290 - Semiconductor device: In one embodiment, to maintain the operation stability of a semiconductor device even when an external voltage changes. An input signal discrimination unit operates with a power supply potential supplied from a first power supply line VDDI. The input signal discrimination unit compares an input signal VIN with a reference... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.

20110298292 - Photovoltaic system for feeding three-phase current into a power grid: The invention relates to a photovoltaic system for feeding three-phase current to a power grid that includes several monophase or three-phase photovoltaic inverters that can be connected to the power grid at the output end and are each fitted with a disconnecting device at the output end. The system includes... Agent: Sma Solar Technology Ag

20110298293 - Flywheel energy system: An energy storage system comprises a housing and a flywheel having a drive shaft portion attached to a cylindrical ferromagnetic rotor portion. The drive shaft portion defines a substantially vertical axis about which the rotor portion is mounted for rotation. A magnetic bearing assembly comprised of an annular permanent magnet... Agent: Temporal Power Ltd.

20110298298 - Adaptive inductive power supply with communication: An adaptive inductive ballast is provided with the capability to communicate with a remote device powered by the ballast. To improve the operation of the ballast, the ballast changes its operating characteristics based upon information received from the remote device. Further, the ballast may provide a path for the remote... Agent: Access Business Group International LLC

20110298297 - Methods, transmission devices and transmission control system for transmitting power wirelessly: This invention proposes a method of and a device for transmitting power via electromagnetic coupling from a transmission device to a set of reception devices, said method comprising a step of calculating by the transmission device, a first sum of given power levels defined by each reception device of said... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110298294 - Non-contact power transmission device and design method thereof: A non-contact power transmission device is disclosed. The resonant system includes a primary coil connected to the AC power source, a primary resonance coil, a secondary resonance coil, and a secondary coil is connected to the load. When the relationship between an input impedance of the resonant system and a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki

20110298296 - Rectifier circuit of wireless power transmission system: Disclosed herein is a rectifier circuit of a wireless power transmission system, the rectifier circuit including: a rectifying unit rectifying an RF signal inputted through an RF input stage in a half-wave rectification type; an impedance matching unit installed between the RF input stage and the rectifying unit to match... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20110298295 - System and method for providing power throughout a structure without wiring: A system and method for controlling the transmission, receipt and/or utilization of transmitted energy. Through the incorporation of various mechanisms, the disclosed system and method ensures that a particular power supply will provide energy to an appropriate electronic device.... Agent:

20110298299 - Method and apparatus pertaining to interlaced amplitude pulsing using a hard-tube type pulse generator: These various embodiments serve to facilitate interlaced amplitude pulsing using a hard-tube type pulse generator having at least one energy-storage unit each comprising at least one energy-storing capacitor. Generally speaking, this comprises controlling an amount of energy withdrawn from the energy-storage unit and provided to an output load to form... Agent: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

20110298301 - Apparatus, system, and method having a wi-fi compatible alternating current (ac) power circuit module: An apparatus, system, and method includes a housing having at least one inlet plug suitable for connection to an alternating current (AC) power outlet and at least one outlet receptacle suitable receiving an AC plug connected to a load device. An AC measurement module is contained within the housing and... Agent: Equal Networks, Inc.

20110298300 - Power outlet for air conditioning appliance and method of operation: A power outlet device for regulating the operation of an appliance, such as a window mounted air conditioner is provided. The device includes a power inlet and a power outlet coupled to a switch. A controller having a communications device controls the state of the switch. The controller is connected... Agent: Consolidated Edison Company Of New York, Inc.

20110298302 - Toggling method and apparatus in controllers for home appliances: Disclosed is a toggle detection circuit for detecting occurrences of a single toggle event or a double toggle event. In embodiments, a double toggle event comprises at least two occurrences of a single toggle event within a given period of time. Suitable signaling can be asserted to indicate a single... Agent:

20110298303 - Electronic leakage reduction techniques: Electronic leakage reduction techniques are provided, whereby a device is configured to detect characteristics of an appliance and its power supply when the appliance is off or otherwise placed in a mode for reduced power use by said appliance, and whereby voltage and power provided to the appliance are then... Agent:

20110298304 - Bi-ventricular percutaneous cable: A percutaneous cable includes a cable body having a first end and second end, the cable body including a sheath adapted to traverse a patient's skin. The cable includes a plurality of conductors disposed within the cable body configured to transmit power and control data between a system controller and... Agent: Thoratec Corporation

20110298306 - Power supply equipment utilizing interchangeable tips to provide a data signal and power from an adapter to various electronic devices: Power supply equipment includes an adapter which converts power from a power source to DC power for powering an electronic device. The adapter further includes circuitry which produces a data signal for use by the electronic device to control power flow within the electronic device. A cable, which is electrically... Agent: Comarco Wireless Technologies, Inc.

20110298305 - 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:

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20110291474 - Vehicle control system with proximity switch and method thereof: A control system for controlling a position of a window and method thereof are provided. The control system includes a cover at least partially adapted to have a trough, the cover having a interior side and an exterior side, and a first proximity sensor adjacent to the interior side that... Agent:

20110291475 - Vehicular electrical systems: Vehicular electrical systems are provided. The vehicular electrical systems include a first direct current (DC) voltage supply, a second DC voltage supply coupled to the first DC voltage supply, a first direct current-to-direct current (DC/DC) power converter coupled to the first and second DC voltage supplies, a second DC/DC power... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20110291476 - Conversion of vehicular indicator lights to multi-function indicators: Vehicle indicator lights, such as run-brake lights and/or side running lights, are converted to run-turn-brake indicator lights. A run-turn-brake converter is connected to vehicle-supplied run, brake, left turn, and right turn signal leads, the run-turn-brake converter producing left and right run-turn-brake signals. Existing vehicle wiring is reconfigured by disconnecting a... Agent: Custom Dynamics LLC

20110291477 - Composite power supply: A composite power supply includes a plurality of power cluster lines, at least one USB port and at least one DC port formed on a surface of a casing, and the power cluster lines, the USB port and the DC port are electrically connected to a circuit board and the... Agent: Solytech Enterprise Corporation

20110291479 - Energy storage system and method of controlling the same: An energy storage system and a method of controlling the energy storage system are disclosed. The energy storage system includes an integrated controller configured to determine a functional state of a power converting unit, a bidirectional converter, and a bidirectional inverter based on conditions of the power generation system, the... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20110291480 - Maximum power point tracking method, photovoltaic system controler and photovoltaic system: Disclosed is a method (400) of tracking a maximum power point (MPP) of a PV (photovoltaic) system (100) comprising a circuit (120) including a controller (124) controlling a DC voltage-DC voltage converter (126) for converting an output current of the photovoltaic system, the controller further comprising a memory, the method... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20110291478 - Power distribution management: A method for power distribution management includes receiving data specifying a group of Power Distribution Units (PDUs) from which an electronic device powered by at least one of the group of PDUs draws power; and automatically determining whether the electronic device is redundantly powered.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20110291481 - Power source apparatus with fuse-implemented over-current cut-off: The power source apparatus is provided with batteries 1 that supply power to a load; a current regulating circuit 2 that controls battery 1 current; a fuse 6 connected in series with the batteries 1; a first computation circuit 3 that computes a first allowable current that can flow through... Agent:

20110291482 - Vbus power switch: This document discusses, among other things, an electronic circuit and method for defaulting to a valid battery supply to power an electronic device. In an example, an electronic circuit can be configured to receive information about the battery supply (e.g., an internal battery), such as the battery supply voltage (VBAT),... Agent:

20110291483 - Electric power system: To provide an electric power system capable of adequately controlling the power flow in an AC switch (120) constituting an interruptible power supply, an electric power system according to the present invention includes: an uninterruptible power supply (100) including an AC switch (120) provided between a commercial power supply (200)... Agent: Shimizu Corporation

20110291484 - Accelerator and cyclotron: An accelerator includes an inflector through which a beam entering from an ion source passes and which introduces the beam to an acceleration orbit. The inflector includes a beam convergence unit that converges the beam passing through the inflector. A cyclotron, which accelerates a beam in a convoluted acceleration orbit,... Agent: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20110291486 - Method for distributed power harvesting using dc power sources: A system and method for combining power from DC power sources. Each power source is coupled to a converter. Each converter converts input power to output power by monitoring and maintaining the input power at a maximum power point. Substantially all input power is converted to the output power, and... Agent:

20110291485 - Stacked power supply monitor with sense-replica loop: An apparatus includes a sense module configured to be coupled to at least one power supply, where the sense module has a first leg. The apparatus also includes a replica module having a second leg, where the first and second legs have a common structure. The apparatus further includes a... Agent: National Semiconductor Corporation

20110291487 - Indoor unit and method thereof and air conditioning system having the same: An indoor unit performs a control operation to not supply power to a load device through a power/communication line simultaneously with other indoor units. An air conditioning system may includes an indoor unit including a microcomputer to output a power application signal to supply power to a load device through... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110291491 - Circuitry for inductive power transfer: Circuitry for use in a primary unit of an inductive power transfer system to generate an electromagnetic field so as to transfer power wirelessly by electromagnetic induction to one or more secondary units of the system, the or each secondary unit being separable from the primary unit, the circuitry comprising:... Agent: Access Business Group International LLC

20110291489 - Power transmission method of high-power wireless induction power supply system: A power transmission method used in a high-power wireless induction power supply system consisting of a power-supplying module and a power-receiving module is disclosed. The power-supplying module regulates its output energy by means of frequency modulation and driving power adjustment, enabling the energy to be received by the power-receiving module... Agent:

20110291488 - System for self-powered, wireless monitoring of electrical current, power and energy: According to one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide a system for monitoring at least one circuit branch coupled to a power line, the system comprising at least one first module comprising a Current Transformer (CT) configured to be coupled to the at least one circuit branch and to produce... Agent:

20110291490 - Tunable wireless power device: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power devices. A device may include a transmit antenna and a metallic structure spaced from and configured for detuning the transmit antenna. The device may further include a circuit for tuning the transmit antenna.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20110291492 - Variable-spectrum high power electrical pulse generator, and facility and equipment operating such a generator: The present disclosure relates to a high-voltage pulse generator including a “frozen-wave” generation system for generating high-voltage pulses and a trigger system for triggering the pulses, the generation system including a first and a second photoconductor element, wherein the triggering system includes means for generating a laser light beam and... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique - Cnrs

20110291493 - Switching device and system with switching device: A switching device switches at least one current phase between responsive current phase input and responsive current phase output, wherein the switching device is suitable for switching electrical current of a power circuit of an electric motor. The switching device further includes a first communication system interface for a first... Agent:

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