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Electrical transmission or interconnection systems May archived by USPTO category 05/12

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05/31/2012 > 16 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20120133203 - Switched battery and capacitor arrangement and related operating methods: Systems and methods are provided for regulating the state of charge of a battery. An exemplary electrical system includes a fuel cell coupled to a bus and a battery coupled to the bus via a switching arrangement coupled to a capacitor. An exemplary method for operating the electrical system involves... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120133204 - Power supply system for vehicle and electrically-powered vehicle having the power supply system: A charger converts electric power supplied from an AC power supply external to a vehicle into a predetermined charging voltage. A relay is provided between the charger and a power storage device. A charging ECU controls the charger and the relay. An AC/DC converter converts electric power supplied from the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120133205 - Programmed control of a handheld battery operated device: A heat sink for a handheld device is formed as a one piece chassis for supporting heat-producing circuits inside the device while having heat radiating surfaces outside the device. In another embodiment a battery pack control circuit under microprocessor control allows battery packs having different battery chemistries and characteristics to... Agent: Bayco Products, Ltd.

20120133206 - Method of forming a power supply controller and system therefor: In one embodiment a power supply is configured to reuse a single power supply controller to regulate two different output voltages to two voltages including two different voltage values.... Agent:

20120133207 - Distributed solar power plant and a method of its connection to the existing power grid: Methods and apparatus are provided for using a renewable source of energy such as solar, wind, or geothermal energy. In some embodiments, the method may include generating electric energy from a renewable form of energy at a plurality of locations at which reside an electric power line associated with an... Agent: Sunlight Photonics Inc.

20120133208 - Photovoltaic system having module monitoring: The invention concerns a PV system in which a multitude of PV modules are interconnected to PV generators. Each of the PV modules comprises a network interface for transmitting module-specific data to a control device and analyzing the same. The data network is designed as a self-organizing network, in particular... Agent: Phoenix Contact Gmbh & Co. Kg

20120133209 - Integration of renewable power generating technologies with integrated volt/var control systems: A distribution management system (DMS) includes an integrated volt/var controller (IVVC) that is configured to control operation of at least one corresponding renewable energy source or energy storage device power converter in response to IVVC commands generated via algorithmic optimization software integrated within the IVVC. At least one renewable energy... Agent: General Electric Company

20120133210 - Hybrid energy harvester and portable device the same: Disclosed are a hybrid energy harvester and a portable device including the same. The hybrid energy harvester according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a thermoelectric/piezoelectric element part that includes a thermoelectric element layer generating a voltage by a temperature difference, and a piezoelectric element layer generating... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20120133211 - Control methods for the synchronization and phase shift of the pulse width modulation (pwm) strategy of power converters: A method of controlling a plurality of power converters 1a, 1b and 1c can be used to interface to a supply network, ac busbar etc. Each power converter includes a network bridge 14 operating in accordance with a pulse width modulation (PWM) strategy having the same switching period and which... Agent: Converteam Technology Ltd

20120133213 - Apparatus and method for wirelessly powered dispensing: A system includes a dispenser and a transmitter. The dispenser is configured to support and dispense product. The dispenser includes: a housing; an antenna disposed and configured to receive electromagnetic energy that originates from the transmitter; a power supply disposed within the housing and configured to convert the electromagnetic energy... Agent: Georgia-pacific Consumer Products Lp

20120133214 - Direct feeding apparatus for impedance matching of wireless power transmission device, and transmitter and receiver using the same: A direct feeding apparatus for impedance matching of a wireless power transmission device includes a helical type resonator, and a feeding unit configured to directly feed power to a region having a relatively small current value as compared to a center of a conductive line of the resonator.... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20120133215 - Positioning method of movable apparatus and positioning system: A positioning method is applied to a movable apparatus and a positioning station. The movable apparatus includes an inducting coil, and the positioning station includes a transmitting coil. The positioning method includes the following steps: transmitting a testing signal via the transmitting coil, inducting the testing signal from the transmitting... Agent:

20120133216 - Power receiving device and wireless power transmission system: To improve RF-DC conversion efficiency even when input power is varied. Provided is a power receiving device (1) including: a plurality of antennas (11), a plurality of rectenna rectifying circuits (12) each of which is provided to correspond to each of the antennas (11) and each of which converts electromagnetic... Agent:

20120133212 - Power transmission device and wireless power transmission system including the same: Not a structure in which a resonance frequency of a power transmission device is set after a resonance frequency of a power receiving device is directly measured but a structure in which the resonance frequencies of the power receiving device and the power transmission device are estimated after reflection of... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20120133217 - Control system for an electrical apparatus and method of using the same: A control system is disclosed which comprises a first control module generally integrated into a controlling device (e.g. a thermostat), and a second control module generally integrated into an electrical apparatus (e.g. a heating apparatus) under the control of the controlling device. The second control module is responsive to command... Agent:

20120133218 - Portable electronic equipment and method of controlling the same: When portable electronic equipment drops, CPU stops power supply to a prescribed unit. A prescribed unit is a unit that is not necessary for the continuous operation of the portable electronic equipment. When the portable electronic equipment collides with the floor or the ground, the battery terminal may be momentarily... Agent:

05/24/2012 > 25 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20120126612 - Ac-dc power supply unit and associated device: An external power supply unit (PSU) for an appliance includes rectification circuitry operable to convert an AC voltage from mains power lines to a DC voltage output, decoupling circuitry operable to decouple a broadband data signal from the mains power lines, timing circuitry operable to provide a signal representative of... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20120126613 - Mixed signal conversion, isolation, and transmission for aerospace multi-channel data and power interface systems: An electrical power distribution system for a vehicle may comprise two or more independently grounded buses. An evaluation system may selectively connectable to either of the buses. The evaluation system may comprise a primary side; and a secondary side isolated from the primary side. The primary side may be connected... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20120126614 - Automotive electric power supply system: The main electric power source is connected to a lower-voltage side of a DC/DC converter by a first switch, and an electrical double-layer capacitor and a regulator circuit is connected to a higher-voltage side of the DC/DC converter. In addition, permanent magnets are disposed on a rotor so as to... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20120126615 - Production line capable of supplying electric power: A production line includes a carrier board having a power socket that has a plurality of power lines and a plurality of conductive elements connected to the power lines, respectively; a track having a track body and a pair of track sidewalls; a plurality of electricity-collecting tracks provided on the... Agent: Askey Computer Corporation

20120126616 - Reference voltage generation circuit and method: A reference voltage generation circuit includes: a bandgap reference circuit, generating a plurality of initial currents with different temperature coefficients; a base voltage generation circuit, combining the initial current into a combined current, and converting the combined current into one or more base voltages; a bias current source circuit, generating... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.

20120126617 - Industrial computer set, power cabinet and system cabinet: An industrial computer set is provided and includes a power cabinet and a plurality of system cabinets. The power cabinet includes a power conversion module and a power cable distribution tray. The power conversion module is coupled between mains electricity and the power cable distribution tray. The power conversion module... Agent: Inventec Corporation

20120126618 - Dc-dc converter circuit: There is provided a DC-DC converter circuit with which conduction loss between switching elements is lower than in the conventional art, which affords an increase in power conversion efficiency. A DC-DC converter circuit includes a first switching element including a first semiconductor switch and a first diode, a second switching... Agent: Yanmar Co., Ltd.

20120126619 - Hybrid power source: A hybrid power system is comprised of a high energy density element such as a fuel-cell and high power density elements such as a supercapacitor banks. A DC/DC converter electrically connected to the fuel cell and converting the energy level of the energy supplied by the fuel cell. A first... Agent:

20120126621 - Lighting system: A system includes an electrical load and a power storage system. The system includes a control assembly which controls the flow of a first power signal to the electrical load and power storage system. The control assembly controls the flow of a second power signal between the power storage system... Agent:

20120126620 - Method of supplying power vent/direct vent water heater backup power when the main power is off and the backup power supply system thereof: A backup power supply system of a water heater includes a power transforming device and a controller. The power transforming device generates a DC current with an initial voltage through sensing the temperature change under a low battery condition. The controller examines the initial voltage of the DC current and... Agent: Grand Mate Co., Ltd.

20120126622 - Autotransformer traction power supply system equipped with 2x27.5kv outdoor modularized electric apparatus in electrified railway: An autotransformer (AT) traction power supply system equipped with 2×27.5 kV outdoor modularized electric apparatus comprises a traction substation located beside an electrified railway, which connects with an up and a down line traction network at output terminal, a parallel apparatus located in the middle and the end of a... Agent: Zhaorong Industry Development Co., Ltd.

20120126623 - Portal for harvesting energy from distributed electrical power sources: A modular portal system and method for harvesting energy from distributed power sources. The distributed power sources include renewable and nonrenewable energy sources, which are coupled to a backplane. The backplane receives modular preconditioner modules and inverter modules, which are inserted into module slots. The preconditioner modules receive power from... Agent: Kohler Co.

20120126624 - High efficiency wide load range buck/boost/bridge photovoltaic micro-converter: Series strings of photovoltaic (PV) modules with integrated dc-dc microconverters that can function in buck, boost, or an intermediate bridge mode based on the load can harvest more energy than conventional central-inverter architectures, especially when the arrays are partially shaded or when the modules are mismatched. The integrated multi-mode dc-dc... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20120126626 - Device for supplying electrical energy from a plurality of strings of photovoltaic modules to a power grid: In a device for supplying electrical energy from a plurality of strings of photovoltaic modules to a power grid that includes a connection terminal for each string of the plurality of strings, wherein each connection terminal includes an over-current protection component including a power switch for selectively disconnecting the respective... Agent: Sma Solar Technology Ag

20120126625 - Power management with over voltage protection: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to provide an internal supply rail with over voltage protection using a host power source, an external power source, and a switch configured to receive indications of host and external power source validity. In an example, the switch can be configured... Agent:

20120126627 - Solar array regulator based on step-up and down conversion and solar power system comprising the same: A solar array system includes at least one solar array and at least one solar array regulator. The solar array regulator has an input port to be connected to the solar array, and an output port to be connected to a power bus. The solar array comprises a switching voltage... Agent: Agence Spatiale Europeenne

20120126628 - Frequency converter: The inventions relates to a system for conditioning of power from a turbine, the turbine comprising at least one turbine blade (1) connected to a rotating hub (2), the rotating hub (2) is arranged to drive a generator (5). The generator is a multi pole synchronous generator (5) connected via... Agent:

20120126629 - Controller, power inverter, photovoltaic power supply system, and method for controlling deactivation of at least one photovoltaic module: Various embodiments may provide a controller for photovoltaic power supply, configured to be connected with one or more photovoltaic modules and configured to be connected with an AC grid terminal, wherein the controller is configured to monitor the status of the AC grid power and to generate a signal for... Agent: Solarworld Innovations Gmbh

20120126630 - System and method for inductive wireless signaling: A transformer includes first and second semiconductor substrates. The first semiconductor substrate includes a first circuit, a first coil providing a first impedance, and a first capacitor coupled in parallel with the first coil. The second semiconductor substrate includes a second circuit, a second coil providing a second impedance and... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20120126631 - Wireless power transmission system: It is desired to provide a wireless power transmission system which it is possible to more surely prevent the leakage of a microwave. A wireless power transmission system includes: a power transmission antenna configured to output a microwave from an output plane; a power reception antenna arranged in a position... Agent:

20120126632 - Multiple power supply device: A multiple power supply device including a power consuming unit, a plurality of power supply units, and a plurality of switching units is provided. The power consuming unit receives a plurality of power good signals, and outputs a plurality of power control signals accordingly. The power supply units output a... Agent: Inventec Corporation

20120126633 - Power supply switch circuit: A power supply switch circuit according to an aspect of the present invention includes a first switch element that is connected between a first power supply line and a second power supply line and switches connection and disconnection between the first power supply line and the second power supply line... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation

20120126634 - Light-controlled power apparatus: A light-controlled power apparatus includes an insulating housing, a plurality of conductive terminals and a light-controlled circuit. The conductive terminals are disposed in the insulating housing and partially stretch out of the insulating housing for connecting with an AC power supply. The light-controlled circuit is disposed in the insulating housing... Agent:

20120126635 - Electronic device with interface protection function: An electronic device, includes a connection interface, a interface circuit, a multi-way switch and a controlling unit. The connection interface includes a power pin. The multi-way switch is connected between the connection interface and the interface circuit. The controlling unit is connected to the connection interface and the multi-way switch,... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120126636 - Phase difference detection method, phase difference detection circuit, and wireless power transmission device: A method used by a phase difference detection circuit for detecting a phase difference between two signals includes shifting a detected phase difference between the two signals by an offset value, outputting the detected phase difference, and controlling the offset value such that the outputted detected phase difference falls within... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

05/17/2012 > 24 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20120119568 - Device and system for communicating on a supply line: This system (8) for coupling between a wire communication link (16) exhibits a characteristic line impedance suitable for transporting a single signal simultaneously comprising an electrical power supply and data, and a control unit (6) comprising an electrical power supply terminal (12) and a data terminal (14), said system (8)... Agent:

20120119572 - aircraft including pieces of electrical equipment and parts made of composite material: The aircraft includes at least one piece of equipment and a composite material part to which the equipment is connected. It is arranged in such a manner that a fault current circuit of the equipment passes via the part.... Agent: Airbus Operations (s.a.s.)

20120119570 - Housing or housing part for a control unit of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a housing (10) or housing part (11) for a control device of a motor vehicle, having a surface structure (22) deviating at least partly from a flat plane, wherein the surface structure (22) comprises a plurality of planes (24, 26; 30, 32, 34) whose superficial dimensions... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20120119569 - Multi-resonator wireless energy transfer inside vehicles: A mobile wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply and a second electromagnetic resonator coupled to at least one of a power supply and the first electromagnetic resonator. The mobile wireless receiver includes a load associated with an electrically powered system that is... Agent:

20120119571 - Reconfigurable vehicle power and signal distribution system: A reconfigurable vehicle power and signal distribution system (10) is disclosed. The system comprises at least one conduit section (11) for housing a first and second power rail (22), and a communication line (20) for communicating signals along the conduit. The system further comprises a transfer hub (27) which enables... Agent: General Dynamics United Kingoom Limited

20120119574 - Power supply device for vehicle: The invention has an object of providing a power supply device for vehicle of high efficiency while keeping longer service life of a capacitor. By supplying an electric power of a capacitor to various electronic devices for a first predetermined time period after a vehicle engine has been stopped and... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20120119576 - Safety systems for wireless energy transfer in vehicle applications: A vehicle powering wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply. The wireless receiver including a load configured to power the drive system of a vehicle using electrical power, a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed upon the vehicle and configured to be... Agent:

20120119573 - Ultra high efficiency transmission, with grid tied energy storage capability, for a wind turbine or a fuel cell or battery powered electric vehicle: A transmission for a motor vehicle is provided. The transmission is a plurality of switches that reeonfigurably interconnects constrained energy sources through switch settings. In one embodiment, the energy sources are batteries or fuel cells for an electric or hybrid motor vehicle. The transmission is in communication with a controller... Agent:

20120119575 - Wireless energy transfer for vehicles: A vehicle powering wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply. The wireless receiver includes a load configured to power the drive system of a vehicle using electrical power, and a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed upon the vehicle and configured to... Agent:

20120119577 - Smart power sockets, boards, and plugs: An approach is provided where a smart socket receives a request over a power line and generates a request based on the received request. The second request is transmitted over a power cord connecting the smart power socket to a device. A response is received from the device and a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120119578 - Semiconductor device having pull-up circuit and pull-down circuit: To reduce power supply noises occurring in a control circuit unit for controlling an output buffer. A semiconductor device includes unit buffers for driving a data output terminal, impedance control circuits for controlling the unit buffers, and a control circuit unit for controlling the impedance control circuits. The impedance control... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.

20120119579 - Controller for hybrid energy storage: A controller is disclosed for hybrid systems providing power to an electrical power grid. The controller reduces wear on hybrid systems by having only a fast unit tuned to track fluctuations of a regulation signal in a normal mode of operation. By contrast, the slow unit does not track fluctuations... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute

20120119580 - Method and apparatus for maintaining uninterruptible power supplies: A system and method of isolating an uninterruptible power supply system is disclosed that comprises bypassing an inverter section of the power supply to couple primary power to a load bus; and, thereafter, isolating the power supply by simultaneously uncoupling the power supply from the load bus and coupling the... Agent: Liebert Corporation

20120119581 - Static bypass switch with built in transfer switch capabilities: According to one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide a UPS system comprising a first input, a second input, an output, a power module coupled to the first input, wherein the power module is configured to condition power provided to the input of the power module and provide conditioned power... Agent:

20120119582 - Series-parallel switching system, electric power supply device, electric power supply control device, and series-parallel switching method: A series-parallel switching system includes two or more electric power supply sources; two or more first switches; and two or more second switches, wherein pairs of two or more first switches and two or more second switches are each independently switched, the two or more electric power supply sources are... Agent:

20120119583 - Combined dc power source and battery power converter: Power converter systems and methods that can combine multiple direct-current (DC) power sources with an independent alternating-current (AC) power source coupled across a load, thereby allowing power to be transferred between the DC power sources, the independent AC power source, and/or the load. The power converter systems and methods offer... Agent:

20120119584 - Systems and method for limiting maximum voltage in solar photovoltaic power generation systems: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for regulating or limiting the voltage output from solar modules connected in series such that the voltage on a string bus connecting those solar modules does not exceed regulatory or safety limitations. This can be accomplished via a controller, local management units (for downconverting solar... Agent: Tigo Energy, Inc.

20120119585 - Powering a data center using multiple connections from a utility grid: A data center is electrically coupled to a power grid at two separate access points, which may be located within geographic proximity to each other. Each access point is located between two power generation systems. The access points have one or more power generation systems located between them, allowing the... Agent:

20120119586 - Reconfigurable microgrid direct current interface: Technologies are described herein for synchronizing multiple direct current (“DC”) voltages provided by multiple power sources. Multiple input voltages are received from multiple power sources. A voltage control signal indicating a desired output voltage is issued to multiple DC-DC converter modules electrically coupled to the multiple power sources. A master... Agent:

20120119588 - Inductive power supply with duty cycle control: An inductive power supply that maintains resonance and adjusts duty cycle based on feedback from a secondary circuit. A controller, driver circuit and switching circuit cooperate to generate an AC signal at a selected operating frequency and duty cycle. The AC signal is applied to the tank circuit to create... Agent: Access Business Group International LLC

20120119587 - Wireless power transfer device: Provided is a wireless power transfer device. The wireless power transfer device includes an power generator, and two or more non-radiative electromagnetic wave generators. The power generator generates AC type of power. The non-radiative electromagnetic wave generators receive the power, and generate non-radiative electromagnetic waves through resonance. The non-radiative electromagnetic... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20120119589 - Line accommodating apparatus and temperature control method: When the interior temperature inside a line accommodating apparatus (100) measured by an apparatus-interior temperature sensor (103) is equal to or higher than a predetermined first threshold value, a control unit (105) shuts off the supply of power from a power supply unit (102) to a line module (101-1, 101-2)... Agent:

20120119590 - Atmospheric static electricity collector: An antenna for the collection of atmospheric static electricity in which an electrically conductive hub is suspended from a balloon or blimp via a tether. The hub is either solid or uses a spoke/arm arrangement. A number of rods extend from the hub enhance the collection of atmospheric static electricity.... Agent:

20120119591 - Novel pulsed power supply for plasma electrolytic deposition and other processes: The invention disclosed is a pulsed power supply for plasma electrolytic deposition (PED) for generating pulsed direct current for controlled interruption of the arcing process of PED, comprising a power distribution and relay logic (PDRL) module; a positive AC/DC (alternating current/direct current) power module; a negative AC/DC power module; a... Agent: National Research Council Of Canada

05/10/2012 > 38 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20120112527 - Deflection containing electrical conductor: An electrical conductor is provided that includes at least one strip of conductive material defining a length and having a first end with a first cutout and a second end having a second cutout. The cutouts engage electrical terminals. The at least two deflections are orthogonal to the length of... Agent: Flex-cable

20120112530 - Driving apparatus for a power conversion circuit: A driving apparatus is provided which drives a power conversion circuit including series-connected units of high-potential-side and low-potential-side switching elements. The apparatus includes driving circuits provided to the respective switching elements. The power conversion circuit configures a high-voltage system insulated from a low-voltage system. Each of the driving circuits outputs... Agent: Denso Corporation

20120112529 - Electrical system of a vehicle with electrical traction: A vehicle includes an electrical traction and a reversible electric machine (8) that can be mechanically connected to drive wheels (3). An electrical system (11) of the vehicle includes a low-voltage storage system (14). An electronic power converter (15) has a positive pole (21) and a negative pole or an... Agent:

20120112528 - Method for controlling a power supply device having an inverter: A method for controlling a power supply device for at least one electrical machine, having at least one storage device for electric energy (battery) and an inverter equipped with at least one reactor, the inverter having dual functions, being provided for charging (charge operation) the storage device from an in... Agent:

20120112531 - Secure wireless energy transfer for vehicle applications: A vehicle powering wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply includes a load configured to power the drive system of a vehicle using electrical power, a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed upon the vehicle and configured to be coupled to the... Agent:

20120112532 - Tunable wireless energy transfer for in-vehicle applications: A mobile wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply includes a load associated with an electrically powered system that is disposed interior to a vehicle, and a second electromagnetic resonator configured to be coupled to the load and moveable relative to the first... Agent:

20120112533 - Power supply system for hybrid vehicle: A power supply system for a hybrid automotive vehicle having a battery which produces a first high voltage sufficient to power one or more electric motors to propel the vehicle. A first voltage step down circuit is connected to the battery circuit which reduces the first voltage to a second... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Products (usa), Inc.

20120112537 - Vehicle drive unit: A vehicle drive unit includes a motor as a power source, a power control unit supported by a vehicle body, and a three-phase cable that connects the power control unit and the motor. A first end portion of the three-phase cable is connected to the power control unit toward the... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120112538 - Wireless energy transfer for vehicle applications: A vehicle powering wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply includes a load configured to power the drive system of a vehicle using electrical power, and a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed upon the vehicle and configured to be coupled to... Agent:

20120112535 - Wireless energy transfer for vehicles: A vehicle powering wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply. The wireless receiver including a load configured to power the drive system of a vehicle using electrical power, and a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed upon the vehicle configured to be... Agent:

20120112536 - Wireless energy transfer for vehicles: A vehicle powering wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply. The wireless receiver includes a load configured to power the drive system of a vehicle using electrical power, and a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed upon the vehicle and configured to... Agent:

20120112534 - Wireless energy transfer with multi resonator arrays for vehicle applications: A vehicle powering wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply. The wireless receiver includes a load configured to power the drive system of a vehicle using electrical power, and a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed upon the vehicle and configured to... Agent:

20120112539 - Wireless power transfer system, control method of wireless power transfer system, wireless power transmitting apparatus, control method of wireless power transmitting apparatus, and storage medium: A wireless power transfer system comprising a wireless power transmitting apparatus and a plurality of wireless power receiving apparatuses, the wireless power transmitting apparatus comprising: a power transmitting unit adapted to transmit power to the wireless power receiving apparatus; a recognition unit adapted to recognize the wireless power receiving apparatus;... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120112540 - Semiconductor chip and semiconductor device including the same: A semiconductor chip includes: a data output buffer that outputs a data signal; a first power-supply pad that supplies a first power-supply potential to the data output buffer; a power-supply wiring that is connected to the first power-supply pad; a strobe output buffer that outputs a strobe signal; and a... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.

20120112541 - High-concentration photovoltaic generating module: s

20120112543 - Inductive power transfer: The invention relates to a system for transmitting power inductively from a transmitter (11) to a receiver (10), the receiver (10) comprising a signal generator for generating a signal, triggered by an event reflecting that the receiver intends to receive power from the transmitter, wherein said signal intends to activate... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120112542 - Method of trimming a solar energy assembly: A method of electrically eliminating defective solar cell units that are disposed within an integrated solar cells module and a method of trimming an output voltage of the integrated solar cells module are provided, where the solar cells module has a large number (e.g., 50 or more) of solar cell... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120112545 - M2lc system coupled to a rectifier system: A system. The system is a modular multilevel converter system and includes a plurality of series connected modular multilevel converter cells. At least one of the modular multilevel converter cells is a three-level modular multilevel converter cell. The plurality of series connected modular multilevel converter cells are coupled to a... Agent: Curtiss-wright Electro-mechanical Corporation

20120112544 - Portable power devices and methods of supplying power: A portable power supplying system includes an enclosure including at least one wheel mounted to a bottom portion of the enclosure, a battery secured within the enclosure, and a battery charger secured within the enclosure. The battery charger is electrically connected to the battery for charging the battery. The system... Agent:

20120112547 - System and method for bidirectional dc-ac power conversion: A power converter includes a power input configured to receive input power from an AC power source, a power output configured to provide output power to a load, a battery interface configured to exchange DC power with a battery, and power converter circuitry. The power converter circuitry is adapted to,... Agent: American Power Conversion Corporation

20120112546 - Wind & solar powered heat trace with homeostatic control: A homeostatic heat trace powered by wind and solar electrical generators for preventing freeze-up of equipment at remote sites. A heat trace system wherein solar power may be used as backup when wind velocities are too low or high. A heat trace with a UPS backup for preventing freeze-up of... Agent: Culver Industries, LLC

20120112548 - Battery control circuit: A battery control circuit includes an electronic switch, first and second diodes, and first and second batteries. A positive terminal of the first battery is connected to a positive terminal of the second battery through the first diode. A negative terminal of the first battery is connected to a positive... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120112549 - Compensation for electrical converter nonlinearities: Systems and methods are provided for delivering energy from an input interface to an output interface. An electrical system includes an input interface, an output interface, an energy conversion module between the input interface and the output interface, an inductive element between the input interface and the energy conversion module,... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120112550 - Boost converter with multiple inputs and inverter circuit: A boost converter with a multiple input and with improved efficiency has two or more inputs. A DC voltage source can be connected to each input. A common output carries a DC voltage whose value is greater than or equal to that of the input voltages. The common output is... Agent: Diehl Ako Stiftung & Co. Kg

20120112551 - Intelligent power converter control for grid integration of renewable energies: Embodiments according to the present invention provide methods and a system for a control approach that effectively maintains the DC link voltage at a constant set value under variable system conditions and keeps the converter operating with an optimal power factor range while limiting power quality effects and phase balance.... Agent:

20120112556 - Medical system comprising implants: A medical system (100, 300) comprises internal parts (30, 32) for implantation in a patient and external parts (10, 12, 20). The external parts comprise an energy source (10) with a primary coil (12) and the internal parts comprise an electrically powered medical device (40, 41) and an energy receiver... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20120112552 - Selectively controllable electromagnetic shielding: A selectively controllable electromagnetic shield having an electromagnetic shielding material and a mechanism for selectively generating an aperture in the shield. The mechanism for selectively generating an aperture may be a magnetic field source that generates a magnetic field of sufficient strength to substantially saturate all or a portion of... Agent: Access Business Group International LLC

20120112553 - Wireless power system and method with improved alignment: A wireless power system that may align a portable electronic device with an inductive wireless power supply. The induction coils used for transferring power wirelessly may be used as DC electromagnets to align the portable electronic device with the inductive wireless power supply. A DC current may be supplied to... Agent: Access Business Group International LLC

20120112555 - Wireless power transmission system: A power feeding device includes an oscillator to generate a high frequency signal, a resonance frequency determining unit configured to determine a resonance frequency to be used for a wireless power transmission, a resonance frequency controller configured to generate a resonance parameter, a resonant circuit to generate electromagnetic inductance, and... Agent:

20120112554 - Wireless power transmission system, and method of controlling transmission and reception of resonance power: A resonance power transmission system, and a method of controlling transmission and reception of a resonance power are provided. According to one embodiment, a method of controlling resonance power transmission in a resonance power transmitter may include: transmitting resonance power to a resonance power receiver, the resonance power having resonance... Agent:

20120112557 - Solar panel with reconfigurable interconnections: An array of photovoltaic cells are arranged as a matrix. A plurality of interconnections are arranged between the photovoltaic cells, the interconnections being switchably addressable to form serial or parallel connection arrangements.... Agent:

20120112558 - Input device and method for detecting switch of input device: An input device includes a resistor group, an input terminal, a plurality of switches, and a control unit. The resistor group includes a plurality of resistors connected in series. The input terminal is connected to one end of the resistor group. Each switch of the plurality of switches has one... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120112559 - Method and arrangement to control an ac system: An arrangement to control an electrical property of a medium or high voltage AC system including a number n of phases with n being at least two includes a number n of phases, each phase including a series connection of at least two electrical elements with an intermediate connection point... Agent:

20120112560 - Thermal control power device: A thermal control power device has a thermal control circuit which includes a power module for getting and dealing with an AC input voltage, a control module, and a switch module having an electromagnetic relay and a driving circuit. The control module includes a microcontroller having a plurality of specific... Agent:

20120112561 - Method and system for switching main/standby boards: A method and system for switching a main board and a standby board are disclosed. The method comprises: determining one MCU of the plurality of MCUs in the main board as a first main MCU and remaining MCUs as auxiliary MCUs, and determining one MCU of the plurality of MCUs... Agent: Zte Corporation

20120112562 - Timing power switch: A timing power switch includes a power module for getting and dealing with an AC input voltage, a switch module having an electromagnetic relay and a driving circuit, and a control module which includes a microcontroller having a plurality of specific time span of time values preset therein, a power... Agent:

20120112563 - Semiconductor device including a pair of shield lines: A semiconductor device includes a first circuit, a second circuit, a first wire, and a pair of shield lines. The first circuit includes a voltage generating circuit generating a predetermined voltage and produces the predetermined voltage at an output end thereof. The first wire connects the output end of the... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.

20120112564 - Discharging module applied in a switched-mode power supply and method thereof: A discharging module applied in a switched-mode power supply includes a detecting circuit and a discharging circuit. The detecting circuit is coupled to an input port of the switched-mode power supply. The detecting circuit determines if the input port is supplied power according to an AC input power of the... Agent:

05/03/2012 > 32 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20120104844 - In-vehicle apparatus control system, in-vehicle apparatus control method, and in-vehicle apparatus control program: An in-vehicle apparatus control system controls an in-vehicle apparatus installed in a vehicle. Voltage-change pattern data that indicates change in voltage level is stored as associated with elapse of time, the voltage levels being detected for each of a plurality of periods decided based on an operating condition of an... Agent: Jvc Kenwood Corporation, A Corporation Of Japan

20120104842 - Method and apparatus for controlling torque on the shaft of a generator: This invention relates to a method of controlling torque oscillations in a mechanical drive train of an electrical generation system which provides electrical power to an isolated electrical network, the method including the steps of: a. monitoring for changes in the electrical condition of the electrical network; b. determining whether... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC

20120104843 - Temperature control system for a drive device of a motor vehicle, method for operating such a temperature control system and motor vehicle having such a temperature control system: A temperature control system for a drive device of a motor vehicle includes a first temperature control circuit, which is coupled to an electric drive apparatus of the drive device; a second temperature control circuit, which is separate from the first temperature control circuit and is coupled to an electric... Agent: Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

20120104845 - Method for operating an electrical network, in particular of a motor vehicle: A method for operating an electrical network, in particular of a hybrid motor vehicle, the network having at least one electrical accumulator, in particular a high-voltage accumulator, at least one electric machine, and at least one inverter controlling the electric machine, the electrical accumulator being electrically disconnected from the network... Agent:

20120104846 - Power controller for recreational vehicles and travel trailers and method for use of same: A power controller for electrically connecting recreational vehicles and travel trailers to a power pedestal including a primary circuit and a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) circuit, and a method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the power controller includes an electrical housing configured to be... Agent:

20120104847 - Distributed power generation: Distributed power generation systems generally include a number of power sources and electrical power loads interconnected by a distribution network. Electrical switches and fuses are provided such that local groups of power sources and power loads can be established. Should there be a degradation in the distribution network in terms... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC

20120104848 - Automatic transfer switch responsive to serial communication message and power system including the same: A power system includes a first power source, a second power source, an automatic transfer switch, and a number of loads powered by an output of the automatic transfer switch. The automatic transfer switch includes a first input structured to receive power from the first power source, a second input... Agent:

20120104851 - Driver for cooperating with a wall dimmer: A driver (100; 200) for driving a dimmable load (L) is powered from phase-cut mains (U1) and determines the dimming state of the load on the basis of the phase of the cutting of the mains. The driver comprises: a load current generating device (130; 230) generating load current; a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120104849 - Electrical supply apparatus: Electrical supply apparatus (201) for providing electrical power to a first type of socket and a second type of socket (410). The apparatus comprises an electrical power source (420) for providing electrical power, a first mains circuit (204) for conveying electrical power to the first type of socket, a second... Agent:

20120104850 - Single phase power factor correction system and method: A single phase grid correction system for correcting the power factor of an electrical power grid. The grid has a generator, transmission lines connecting the generator to distribution nodes, feeder lines radiating from each node, and groups of consumers connected to each feeder line. A capacitor bank is located at... Agent:

20120104852 - Converter circuit and electronic system comprising such a circuit: A converter circuit to be connected to an electrical energy source includes a chopper circuit having an input terminal capable of being connected to said electrical energy source, a first output circuit adapted to being connected via a first switch to an output terminal of the chopper circuit, a second... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20120104853 - Power source circuit and control method thereof: There is provided a power source circuit (100) which supplies power from a first power source (1) when the first power source that stops feeding upon consumption of a current of a predetermined value or more, and a second power source (9) lower in voltage than the first power source... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120104854 - Semiconductor device: There is provided a semiconductor device in which an influence of a power source noise is suppressed and the number of pins and the area of the semiconductor device are reduced. A power source line for a first internal circuit and a power source line for a second internal circuit... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation

20120104855 - Un-interruptible power supply system: The un-interruptible power supply system mainly contains an electricity detection device and a power supplying module. The electricity detection diction is connected to the in-house wiring and detects the state of electricity on the in-house wiring. If abnormality is detected, a wireless transmitter in the electricity detection device would radiate... Agent:

20120104856 - Battery balancing system: A battery system comprises a first battery unit; a DC voltage bus; a second battery unit electrically connected to the DC voltage bus; a current-limiting component; and switching circuitry for connecting the first battery unit to the DC voltage bus, where the switching circuitry is configured to electrically connect the... Agent: A123 Systems, Inc.

20120104858 - Electronic circuit for converting a mains-operated luminaire into an emergency luminaire: An electronic circuit is provided for converting an existing mains-operated luminaire into an emergency luminaire. The mains-operated luminaire includes an LED array and a mains converter for supplying the same with power. An emergency lighting element having an electronic circuit supplies the LED array with power from a storage battery... Agent: Polynom Ag

20120104857 - High-voltage power supply module and power supply system: A high-voltage power supply module includes a front-end power converting circuit, a first back-end circuit, a second back-end circuit, a ground terminal and a controlling unit. The front-end power converting circuit receives an input voltage and converts the input voltage into a bus voltage. The first back-end circuit receives the... Agent: Delta Electronics, Inc.

20120104859 - Power conversion device: The power conversion device is characterized by including: a rectifying unit 10 that rectifies an alternating current; a voltage step-up/step-down unit 20 that includes an element 23 for correcting a power factor, and that steps up or down a DC voltage from the rectifying unit; a central capacitor 15 that... Agent: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

20120104860 - Power supply device for network attached storage: A power supply device for a network attached storage (NAS) is connected to both a power over Ethernet (POE) system and a direct current (DC) power supply. A control unit of the power supply device receives a voltage provided by the POE system and a voltage provided by the DC... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120104864 - Ac power systems for renewable electrical energy: A renewable electrical energy power system is provided with aspects and circuitry that can optimize operation of a DC-AC inverter. Alternative electrical energy sources may include solar cells and solar panels. In various embodiments, the system may include solar panel maximum power point independent inverter input optimization photovoltaic power control... Agent: Ampt, LLC

20120104861 - High voltage electric accumulators with internal distributed dc-dc converters for self regulation and protection: A power management system may employ a power source, a distribution system between the power source and electrical loads and an energy accumulator. The accumulator may comprise a plurality of energy processing blocks. Each block may have a limited number of energy storage cells connected in series to produce first... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20120104862 - Photoelectric conversion device: A photoelectric conversion device includes at least two photoelectric conversion elements which have voltage-current characteristics different from each other. Further, one of the photoelectric conversion elements has photoelectric conversion efficiency higher than that of the other photoelectric conversion element under the environment in which room light can be obtained. Furthermore,... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20120104863 - System and method for combining electrical power from photovoltaic sources: A photovoltaic system with photovoltaic (PV) panels is described. Each of the PV panels has a corresponding inverter module. The inverter module includes a maximum power point tracker (MPPT) for independently monitoring and controlling the respective PV panel, a switch regulator for converting the DC output to an AC output;... Agent: Canada Vfd

20120104865 - High voltage power supply: A high voltage power supply (HVPS) including first and second high voltage output controllers controlling output of a high voltage output signal; and a plurality of transformers transforming an output signal provided from the first and second high voltage output controller, disposed outside of the first and second high voltage... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120104866 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus to safely supply or interrupt power according to opening or closing of a cover includes a power source unit to output low power and high power, an interlock switch unit to be turned on or off according to opening or closing of a cover, and an... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120104868 - Inductive power supply with device identification: An inductive power supply system to identify remote devices using unique identification frequencies. The system can inductively provide power to a remote device at different frequencies, and can sense reflected impedance of the remote device. The system further includes a plurality of different remote devices, each having a unique resonance... Agent: Access Business Group International LLC

20120104867 - Wireless charging of devices: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power charging. A device may include at least one sensing element for measuring at least one parameter within a receiver configured to receive wirelessly transmitted power. The device may include a switching element configured to enable the receiver to convey energy to a load... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20120104869 - Outdoor extension line socket enabling romote controlled timing power supply: An outdoor extension line socket enabling remote controlled timing power supply is disclosed, comprising a socket body and a remote controller body, in which the bottom of the socket body is formed as a tapered body for sticking the socket body into the ground. The socket body consists of a... Agent:

20120104870 - Portable electronic device having universal earphone jack: A portable electronic device includes an earphone jack capable of receiving different types of earphone plugs, a switch, a detecting terminal, and a controlling terminal. The switch is connected to the earphone jack, and capable of switching between a first state and a second state. The detecting terminal is connected... Agent: Foxconn Communication Technology Corp.

20120104871 - Energy efficient compact electronic timer for an electrical load: A compact wall-mountable load control device for controlling the power delivered to an electrical load from an AC power source includes: a controllably conductive device coupled in a series electrical connection between the AC power source and the load, the controllably conductive device including a control input; a control circuit... Agent:

20120104872 - System and apparatus for interconnecting and array of power generating assemblies: A system and apparatus for interconnecting an array of power generating assemblies includes a cable assembly having a plurality of continuous conductors and a plurality of cable connectors electrically coupled to the continuous conductors. The continuous conductors are configured to receive inverter AC power generated by inverters and deliver the... Agent:

20120104873 - System and method to detect child presence: Systems and methods are disclosed that include reading passive engine status, detecting vibration, caused by the transfer of kinetic energy from at least one machine into the engine, and inhibiting active operation of the engine.... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.

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