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8872676 Systems and methods for switching  
In one embodiment, a capacitive switching system may include a plurality of capacitive switches and at least one processor. Each of the capacitive switches may include an activation surface offset...
8872382 Compensation of harmonics of electrical network  
A system and a method for compensating harmonic components or a reactive power of an electrical network. The system comprises a measurement unit (1) configured to measure an electrical quantity to...
8872383 Contactless power receiving apparatus, power receiving method for contactless power receiving apparatus and contactless power supplying system  
Disclosed herein is a contactless power receiving apparatus, including a resonance element adapted to receive supply of AC power in a contactless fashion by resonance from a resonance element of a...
8872471 Variable output current battery charger and method of operating same  
A vehicle includes a battery charger system arranged to charge a traction battery. The battery charger system receives current from a power distribution system remote from the vehicle and outputs...
8869426 Heating circuit with monitoring arrangement for a household appliance  
A washing and/or drying appliance includes a heating circuit (140) for heating a washing liquid and/or a drying air flow, connected to voltage distribution lines (105a,105b) distributing power...
8872083 Systems, circuits, and methods for generating a solar cell string of an adaptive solar power system  
A back sheet comprises an interconnect circuit coupling a plurality of solar cell tiles. A tiled solar cell, comprising a solar cell and encapsulating and glass layers, is inserted into the solar...
8872384 Switching circuits for extracting power from an electric power source and associated methods  
An electric power system includes N electric power sources and N switching circuits, where N in an integer greater than one. Each switching circuit includes an input port electrically coupled to a...
8872377 Autotransformer traction power supply system equipped with 2×27.5kV 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 ...
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 status...
8872467 Method and system for start and operation of an electrically driven load  
A method and system for starting and operating an electrically driven load, e.g. a compressor or pump, by power supply from a mechanical driver, e.g. a turbine or combustion engine, whereby the...
8872381 Utility interconnection and inverter device  
A utility interconnection inverter device (7) includes an inverter circuit (21) that converts DC power generated by a solar panel (3) to AC power by switching a plurality of switching elements, and...
8872972 Smart television with a built-in router module  
A router module is arranged in a housing of a smart television. The router module is externally connected to a modem for surfing the Internet. The router module is electrically connected to a micro...
8872391 Electronic device and method of controlling the same  
An electronic device and a method of controlling the electronic device are provided. Based on smart grid information received from a smart grid network, contents are played by an electronic device...
8872390 Wireless communication-enabled energy consumption monitor and mobile application for same  
A device and method including: an energy consumption sensor; a wireless communications component adapted for wireless communication; a processing unit, adapted to receive energy consumption data...
8872385 Wireless power transmission system  
A wireless power transmission system transmits power wirelessly from a power transmitter to a power receiver. The power transmitter includes a class E amplifier, a transmitting-end resonant...
8872388 Discharge apparatus for auxiliary power  
A discharge apparatus for auxiliary power is applied to an alternating current power apparatus and a switching power supply. The switching power supply includes an auxiliary power unit. The...
8875086 Wireless energy transfer modeling tool  
A method includes defining and storing one or more attributes of a source resonator and a device resonator forming a system, defining and storing the interaction between the source resonator and...
8866402 Current regulator drive circuit shunting current by voltage-dividing load  
The present invention is through the power control unit, which is connected with the voltage-dividing load in parallel, to perform shunt regulation for the current passing through the...
8866339 Power management circuit  
A power management circuit includes an input, a switch circuit, a first control unit, a second control unit, and a voltage conversion circuit. The input is connected to a load and receives a first...
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...
8866000 Ultra-efficient energy conversion device for converting light to electricity by rectifying surface plasmon polaritons  
An ultra-efficient device for converting light into electricity has a dielectric medium for input light propagation, a metallic medium having an array of surface-plasmon-polariton (SPP) resonator...
8868246 Wireless irrigation control  
Several embodiments provide wireless irrigation control and related methods. In one implementation, an irrigation control system includes a transmitter unit including a controller and a connector...
8866343 Dynamic keypad for controlling energy-savings modes of a load control system  
A load control system for a building having a lighting load, a window, and a heating and cooling system comprises a lighting control device for controlling the amount of power delivered to the...
8866341 Voltage regulator  
A voltage regulator circuit for providing a regulated output voltage is provided. The voltage regulator circuit includes an error amplifier configured to provide a control signal based on at least...
8866335 Control concept for limit-value management for DC/DC converter in an energy system  
An apparatus for controlling an energy system having at least one energy unit and at least one DC/DC converter, wherein the DC/DC converter is coupled to at least one electrical component, and a...
8866447 Uninterruptible power supply having efficient power conversion  
An uninterruptible power supply having efficiency power conversion has an AC to DC power conversion circuit, a battery power conversion circuit and a control circuit. The AC to DC power conversion...
8866333 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...
8866334 Dispatchable power from a renewable energy facility  
The placement of fully available prime movers having a DC output at a location inside or adjacent to an inverter-based intermittently available renewable energy site is disclosed. The fully...
8866345 Electrical current managing system  
An electronic current managing system (ECMS) (10) that utilizes “phase control” to set the maximum current draw of an output load (28) that can consist of an inductive or a dynamic load. The ECM...
8867592 Capacitive isolated voltage domains  
In some embodiments, a receiver circuit is configured to receive a modulated signal from a transmitter that is galvanically isolated from the receiver circuit. The receiver circuit is configured to...
8866336 Bathing system load device with auxiliary power connection  
A line voltage device with an auxiliary power connection for a bathing installation. An exemplary embodiment of the device includes a housing structure, and a primary electrical power connection...
8866348 Power system controlling and monitoring power semiconductor devices employing two serial signals  
A power system includes a power semiconductor devices; a control circuit outputting first firing signals each being for a corresponding power semiconductor device, and outputting first activation...
8866441 Interlock mechanism for a multiple battery pack  
A method for operating a battery system having multiple battery packs. The method includes decoupling the output of a discharged battery pack from the vehicle load, reducing the voltage between an...
8866337 Inline power multiplexer device  
Techniques are provided for providing power onto multiple power distribution paths. Power controller devices receive power from a power source device and are coupled to first and second multiplexer...
8866344 System and method of paralleling engine-generators on a common bus  
A system parallels engine-generators on a common bus and includes circuit breakers and automatic voltage regulators. Each engine-generator includes an output having an alternating current voltage....
8866340 Supercapacitor-based grid fault ride-through system  
The supercapacitor-based grid fault ride-through system provides a dynamic model of a wind generation system including a Voltage Source Converter (VSC), which functions as a Static Compensator...
8866393 Low voltage system and method  
Low voltage systems and methods, as well as a light assembly and LED driver are provided. In one aspect, a low voltage system is provided that is capable of drawing power from a power source having...
8866346 Circuit device, electronic apparatus and power supply circuit  
A circuit device includes a power supply circuit having a resonance circuit, and a logic circuit. The resonance circuit includes a first coil, and a second coil having a core section shared by the...
8866332 Circuit arrangement for power distribution in a motor vehicle  
A circuit arrangement (1) for power distribution in a motor vehicle is described, which comprises a transformer (T1, T1a . . . T1n) having at least three transformer windings (W1, W1a . . . W1n,...
8866342 Power converting apparatus  
A power converting apparatus includes a first inverter circuit including a high-voltage first DC voltage source and operated at a low frequency using Si IGBTs having a high withstand voltage...
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...
8866331 Power supply device and power supply system for fuel cell vehicle  
A power supply device includes: a first line, a second line, and a third line, each having a different electric potential from one another; a battery circuit in which a fuel cell stack and an...
8866420 Electric power consumption control system  
Disclosed is an electric power consumption control system for a factory where a plurality of machine tools (Mi, Mp1, Mp2) are installed. A machine tool (Mi) is provided with a control device (10)...
8866338 Method and apparatus for improving power generation in a thermal power plant  
A method and apparatus for improving power generation in a thermal power plant. A dynamic reactive compensation system is provided and is connected to a high voltage bus or a generator bus of the...
8860380 Method for energizing a chain-link converter, controller, computer programs and computer program products  
A method in a controller for energizing a chain-link converter including one or more phase legs, each phase leg including a number of series-connected converter cells, each converter cell including...
8862276 Method and apparatus for the automatic regulation of the irrigation of plants  
A method for the automatic irrigation of plants, wherein the temporal progression of soil moisture is determined from measured soil moisture values, and said progression is used for the calculation...
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...
8860257 Method and apparatus for the remote control of a power source connected to a manually actuated implement  
The invention relates to a method and to an apparatus for operating a power source (1) connected to a manually actuated implement (4) by a user, wherein parameters of the power source (1) are set...
8862371 Engine control apparatus  
Even when, due to an abnormal decrease in the battery voltage, an engine control apparatus is inoperative, an engine can safely be started. Based on gearshift lever selection position information...
8860254 Power feeding apparatus and wireless power feeding system  
Disclosed herein is a power feeding apparatus, including: a power feeding portion adapted to feed an electric power in a wireless manner; and a storage body storing therein the power feeding...