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9018804 Controlling of a power state under extreme temperatures  
A system for controlling a network access device is provided. The system includes a processor, the network access device, and a control circuit. The processor being in communication with the...
9000615 Solar power module with safety features and related method of operation  
A solar power module, and related method of operation, that protects the bypass diodes in the solar power module from overheating due to partial shading, and also protects firefighters and...
9000921 Method and system for a power strip with automatic equipment disconnect  
A power strip may automatically disconnect wired connections in response to received weather alert data based on a configuration file including one or more user preference settings. The power...
8994229 Wireless non-contact switch for automatic doors  
The wireless non-contact switch detects movement of human body in the beam-shaped detection are which extends from the upper area on the wall toward the floor surface, and controls opening and...
8994228 Proximity switch having wrong touch feedback  
A proximity switch assembly and method are provided having wrong touch feedback. The switch includes a plurality of proximity switches each including proximity sensors providing a sense activation...
8987945 Switch supervision device, control system and control method  
A control system has an instruction path of which an object section connects a microcomputer, a switch and a switch supervisory device with one another. The switch sets the path in conductive or...
8975786 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...
8963535 Switch controlled current sensing using a hall effect sensor  
An electronic system includes a Hall sensor to sense a controlled current. The Hall sensor is positioned proximate to a signal path and develops a voltage that includes a component corresponding...
8957551 Apparatuses and methods for configuring a building automation system  
An apparatus that is capable of detecting the presence of a plug comprising: a plurality of receptacles configured to receive a plurality of prongs from a plug, wherein the plurality of...
8952575 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...
8952826 Circuit interrupter employing a linear transducer to monitor contact erosion  
A circuit interrupter includes, a first contact and a second contact, the second contact being moveable relative to the first contact, a drive assembly structured to move the second contact...
8933591 Activatable and deactivatable supply unit for an electronic apparatus  
A supply unit for an electronic apparatus that can be activated and deactivated has a mains adapter, a first voltage regulator and a voltage source that are connected on the input side with the...
8928187 Operating control device and operating method  
An operating control device for adjusting the power of a heating device has a rotary knob that has an off position in which said rotary knob is deactivated, and a working position into which said...
8896149 Electric power converting system  
An electric power converting system includes a common DC power supply, and a plurality of inverter sets operated mutually independently to one another, and supplied with electric power from the...
8878390 Adaptor for adding a second power supply unit to a computer system  
A Plug and Play adaptor for adding a PSU to a first PSU in a computer system. An ATX connector and a relay are contained in the adaptor. A second PSU can be added via the ATX connector in a...
8872625 Bridge between security system and appliances  
A method and apparatus for controlling an appliance. The method includes the steps of a security system within a secured area, said security system having a wireless transmitter transmitting...
8866347 Biometric image sensing  
An novel sensor is provided having a plurality of substantially parallel drive lines configured to transmit a signal into a surface of a proximally located object, and also a plurality of...
8868253 Bicycle communication adapter  
A bicycle communication adapter is provided with a voltage converting component, a signal converting component and a superimposing component. The voltage converting component is configured to...
8860256 Domestic appliance, especially a dishwasher or washer  
A domestic appliance having a control device to control device components of the domestic appliance during execution of a program, wherein the device components have electrical loads. The domestic...
8860548 Methods and apparatus for art supply useage compliance  
Techniques are addressed for providing young children with an art experience in which opportunities to misuse art supplies, such as crayons, markers and the like are substantially reduced. To such...
8853885 Method and system for voltage independent power supply load sharing  
An apparatus and method for load sharing among N current supplies, where N>1. N current supply paths are coupled to corresponding N independent power sources, respectively. A system load is...
8847439 Multiple-contact switches  
Multiple-contact switches are disclosed. An example multiple-contact switch disclosed herein includes a double throw switch having a common terminal, a first throw terminal, and a second throw...
8847441 Device and method for generating a current pulse  
A device for producing a current pulse includes supply terminals for providing a power supply voltage, and a switch which is situated in a control current branch between the supply terminals,...
8841796 Turbine farm having an auxiliary power supply  
A turbine farm comprises a plurality of individual turbines each having an auxiliary component circuit. The farm further comprises; a master transformer arranged to be coupled between each of the...
8836522 Safety shut-off device and method of use  
A safety shut-off system and method for eliminating power to a load in the event of smoke detection. The system may comprise a device located at the appliance for detecting a signal from a smoke...
8810360 Method and apparatus for controlling the status of a device  
The status of a device is controlled by detecting (403) the presence of a user; changing the status of a device to a first state (405) if the presence of a user is detected within a first,...
8803368 Image forming apparatus, universal interface device, and method of using option unit  
An image forming apparatus includes a control unit to identify a type of an option unit using pre-stored ID information including information regarding a universal interface to which at least one...
8791603 Two lead electronic switch system adapted to replace a mechanical switch system  
Systems and methods for a two lead electronic switch adapted to replace a mechanical switch are provided. In one embodiment, a method comprises, in an electronic switch having a sensor, an...
8791604 Method and system for a connection system operable to sink and source supply power  
Aspects of a method and system for a connection system operable to sink and source supply power are provided. In this regard, one or more circuits within a connector that resides in a networking...
8786138 Systems, methods, and apparatus for controlling actuator drive current using bi-directional hysteresis control  
Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems, methods, and apparatus for controlling actuator drive current. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided...
8786137 Digital wiring device  
A digital wiring device including a user interface panel, a digital display, and a paddle including a transparent portion to reveal the digital display and an opaque portion to cover the user...
8785773 Programmable electrical outlet and keyed lock box for connection therewith  
The programmable electrical outlet and keyed lock box for connection therewith is designed to program the output of electricity through an electrical outlet while simultaneously securing a male...
8772982 Multi-gang capacitive touch switch plate  
An apparatus is provided and includes two or more sensor assemblies, each including a sensing unit at a front face thereof, and each being communicatively interconnected and power sharing, a cover...
8772976 Reconfigurable coil techniques  
Techniques are disclosed involving reconfigurable coils. Such coils may be used in applications, including (but not limited to) wireless charging and near field communications (NFC). For instance,...
8754551 Electric power supply control circuit  
An electric power supply control circuit includes a bypass circuit connected in parallel with a semiconductor switch. Upon a control circuit being in an inactive state while a load being in a...
8754550 Self-contained apparatus/automatic door having a non-contact sensor switch assembly  
A non-contact sensor switch assembly includes a switching transistor adapted for switching on/off the supply of a power supply to the control unit of an automatic handwash dispenser, automatic...
8751069 Dynamically reconfigurable electrical interface  
A dynamically reconfigurable electrical interface is disclosed that can be used in various applications, including avionics communications. In one embodiment, a first switch receives an input...
8736099 Device and method for coupling two parts of a DC network, particularly in an aircraft  
A device and method for coupling two parts of a dc network, in which at least two capacitors respectively are installed, particularly onboard an aircraft. The device includes at least one static...
8729730 Automatic transfer switch with transfer inhibitor  
Apparatuses and methods for providing a capability to prevent an automatic transfer switch from automatically switching from a primary to a secondary power source are illustrated. The automatic...
8716885 Disconnect switch for distributed energy system  
A switching assembly includes a first terminal and a second terminal, a first switch connected to the first terminal, and a second switch connected to the second terminal. The switching assembly...
8716897 Voltage generators having reduced or eliminated cross current  
Embodiments described include voltage generators having reduced or eliminated cross current. Dynamic adjustment of a low or high threshold voltage used in a voltage generator is described. Use of...
8710704 Performance venue with dynamic mechanical load management system and method  
A performance venue having a dynamic load management system for use in managing loads. The system uses a dead man circuit as a means for determining the actual or anticipated dynamic load produced...
8692415 Low power operation of electronic devices  
Systems and methods are disclosed for operating electronic components in a device by separating the devices into a high power group and a low power group; constantly powering the low power group;...
8680717 Relay controller  
Provided is a relay controller which can shorten the time from turning off a switching element until turning off a relay compared with what is conventionally possible. The relay controller...
8680718 Method and device for the high-speed automatic activation of a backup consumer electrical power supply  
A method and device for automatic activation of a backup supply is provided that measures the positive-phase-sequence voltage of the busbars in a backup power source, the linear voltages at the...
8674554 Power off delay circuit and method, and audio system with power off delay  
A power off delay circuit includes a switch connected between an external power input terminal and an internal power supply terminal, a capacitor connected to the internal power supply terminal,...
8669484 Motion sensing switch actuator assembly  
A motion sensing switch actuator assembly is provided for automatically switching an existing light switch upon detection of motion. The assembly includes a housing having a rear face. An actuator...
8656201 CPU status controlled uninterruptible power supply  
Systems, apparatus and methods for controlling the flow of power are provided. A current source (110) can be coupled to an uninterruptible power supply (120) to provide an uninterruptible current....
8653701 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...
8653702 Hands-free light controller for headgear mounted illumination device  
A control device is provided, for controlling the supply of power from a remote power source to a headgear mounted illumination device to selectively turn the corresponding illumination source on...