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9043169 Monitoring method and monitoring device for an electrostatic coating plant  
An electrostatic coating plant coats components with a coating agent that is electrically charged by high voltage device. A first operating variable of a high voltage device may be determined and...
9037424 Systems and methods for detecting ultracapacitor cell short circuits  
A system for detecting a short-circuited ultracapacitor cell in a machine is disclosed. The system may have a memory that stores instructions and one or more processors capable of executing the...
9037429 Methods and apparatus for measuring the fundamental frequency of a line signal  
The present invention provides methods, apparatus, and systems of measuring frequency. The invention includes sampling a first number of full cycles of a signal at a rate based on a nominal...
9031800 Power determination from separated voltage and current sensors  
Power measurement by tracking of a voltage cycle when voltage and current measurements are taken at different locations on an AC power line, with the devices taking the measurements interconnected...
9031801 Portable device, battery pack, display controlling method, and display controlling program  
A portable device driven by a secondary battery which is chargeable and dischargeable, the portable device including a full charge detecting unit configured to detect full charge of the secondary...
9031791 System and method for detecting rock fall  
Aspects of the invention provide systems and methods for using ballast sensors to detect rock fall events in a vicinity of railway tracks or similar roadways or tracks. The ballast sensors are...
9026388 Method for determining drop in capacity of sodium—sulfur battery  
It is determined that a drop in the capacity of a sodium-sulfur battery has proceeded to an abnormal level when both the following expression (1) and expression (2) hold. Qe−Qn≧K1 . . . (1) where...
9026254 Strategic reduction of power usage in multi-sensing, wirelessly communicating learning thermostat  
In a multi-sensing, wirelessly communicating learning thermostat that uses power-harvesting to charge an internal battery, methods are disclosed for ensuring that the battery does not become...
9020772 Aircraft structure testing device of the wire cutter type  
A detection wire cutter including a conducting wire mechanically secured to a structure that is to be monitored. This wire is electrically powered at one end and at another end feeds back an...
9020654 Smart transformer  
The present invention provides a system and computer program product for implementing a smart transformer, comprising a processor, and a balancing algorithm residing on the processor, wherein the...
9020771 Devices and methods for testing the energy measurement accuracy, billing accuracy, functional performance and safety of electric vehicle charging stations  
Testing of electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) is performed using a device operable in either or both an active mode and a passive mode. In an active mode, the device provides or is...
9021276 Voltage adjustment based on load line and power estimates  
A method and device for setting a processor performance profile for a processor that is unable to directly measure voltage supplied by a voltage regulator includes determining a voltage requested...
9018938 Integrated device suspended at high voltage potential for power energy metering and protection of distribution network  
An integrated device suspended at a high voltage potential for the metering and protection of a distribution network comprises a measurement current transformer (CT), a protective CT and a voltage...
9015215 Systems, methods, and apparatus for calibrating, controlling, and operating a quantum processor  
Quantum annealing may include applying and gradually removing disorder terms to qubits of a quantum processor, for example superconducting flux qubits of a superconducting quantum processor. A...
9008981 Apparatus, method and program for design validity verification of electronic circuit board with regard to power supply noise suppression  
Disclosed is a method for design validity verification of an electronic circuit board with regard to power supply noise, wherein with regard to an i-th LSI (i=1 to n) on the electronic circuit...
9002668 Discovering an equipment power connection relationship  
A method, system, and computer usable program product for discovering an equipment power connection relationship between an equipment and an electrical power outlet. A workload executing on the...
8996325 Detecting device of the current distribution profile of a switching converter  
There is described a detecting device of the distribution profile of current of a switching converter; the converter has an input voltage and is adapted to supply an output current. The device...
8994385 Plural-frequency capacitive occupancy sensing system  
A plural-frequency capacitive occupancy sensing system comprises an antenna electrode and a detection circuit, which is configured to drive the antenna electrode at least with a first and a second...
8989926 Railroad signaling and communication system using a fail-safe voltage sensor to verify trackside conditions in safety-critical railroad applications  
A method and system for verifying trackside conditions in safety critical railroad applications by reporting the status of trackside signals and switches to a remote train control system. The...
8972213 Pattern recognition approach to battery diagnosis and prognosis  
A method is provided for determining a state-of-health of a battery in a vehicle-during an engine cranking phase. An engine cranking phase is initiated. Characteristic data is recorded that...
8965719 Universal performance monitor for power generators  
The invention broadly encompasses a system including a communications network, a plurality of remotely located data sources to provide power data, the power data including quantitative and...
8965726 System and method for measuring DC offset in a sensor output by modulating a signal-independent operating parameter of the sensor  
A sensor circuit enables detection of DC offset in a sensor output signal. The sensor circuit includes a sensor that generates a sensor output signal corresponding to a physical signal coupled to...
8958993 Switching-device remaining lifetime diagnosis method and apparatus  
There are provided a switching-device remaining lifetime diagnosis method and a switching-device remaining lifetime diagnosis apparatus, wherein as status amount history data, there are...
8954285 Current device  
A device and a method are suitable for use in measuring electric current within an electrical system. The device comprises a current sensor for generating a first signal representative of the...
8952665 Power control for a low power display  
A low power display device including a power control circuit for controlling power from an environmental energy source to a power storage device that is charged by the environmental energy source,...
8954096 Method and apparatus for detecting insertion of SIM card in a portable terminal  
A method and apparatus for detecting insertion of a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card in a portable terminal are provided, in which a SIM card is inserted into a SIM card connector, and a...
8942856 Power converter and methods of controlling the same  
A power delivery system includes at least one conductor having a first end and a second end and a phasor measurement unit (PMU) coupled to the first end of the conductor. The PMU is configured to...
8941387 Apparatus and method for fault detection and location determination  
An electrical waveform is received over an electrical power line. A plurality of nominal electrical parameters are determined for the electrical power network and the plurality of nominal...
8942936 Identifying a current drawn by a load  
A system includes, in at least one aspect, a first circuit configured to be coupled to a load, and a second circuit configured to perform operations including receiving a digital voltage signal...
8933341 Touch device with photovolatic conversion function  
A touch device with photovoltaic conversion function includes a main body divided into a touch zone and a non-touch zone located immediately around the touch zone. A photovoltaic conversion layer...
8928287 Control apparatus, control apparatus network and control method  
A first upper limit and a second upper limit of emission power are set in each of the NaS batteries. The second upper limit is maximum value of the emission power for maintaining the temperature...
8930153 Metering device with control functionality and method thereof  
A metering device includes a first transformer that receives an analog waveform and generates a first stepped-down output signal; a second transformer that receives the analog waveform and...
8930154 First and second voltage measurements to adjust a voltage measurer  
Examples disclose a processor with a measurement point to receive an input voltage and a voltage measurer to obtain a first voltage measurement. Further, the examples provide the processor with a...
8924162 Turbine-to-turbine prognostics technique for wind farms  
Methods and systems for predicting an end of life of a wind turbine component including receiving environmental conditions indicative of natural surroundings of wind turbines within a wind turbine...
8924183 Systems and methods for predicting the useable life of a photoreceptor in imaging devices  
Systems and methods of determining a predicted usable life of components, such as a photoreceptor, associated with an imaging device. The systems and methods include a power source configured to...
8922048 PV sub-generator junction box, PV generator junction box, and PV inverter for a PV system, and PV system  
A photovoltaic (PV) sub-generator junction box (1) for a PV system (100) comprises a plurality of electric terminals (11) for optionally connecting one respective PV string (2) of one or more...
8918301 Motor condition inspection method and motor characteristic inspecting device  
A motor characteristic inspecting device is capable of inspecting the condition of a motor installed in an apparatus without removing the motor from the apparatus. The motor characteristic...
8918295 Distributed reflectometry device and method for diagnosing a transmission network  
A distributed reflectometry device for diagnosing a network is disclosed. According to one aspect, the device includes at least one transmission line and several reflectometers connected to the...
8918298 Solar cell evaluation device and solar cell evaluation method  
In a solar cell evaluation device 1, a spectral sensitivity P(λ) of a solar cell 2, which is a measurement object, is measured in advance. When the solar cell 2 is evaluated, a spectral irradiance...
8914249 Resistance measuring apparatus  
A resistance measuring apparatus includes: a voltage injector that injects an AC signal into a circuit by applying an AC voltage to an injection coil; a current measuring unit that measures an AC...
8909491 Multi-point interferometric phase change detection method  
Provided is a method for measuring multi-point interferometric angle changes beginning with an interferometric device capable of measuring at least one main point and at least one reference point....
8909490 Battery state estimation device and battery state estimation method  
An object of the present invention is to provide a battery state estimation device and a battery state estimation method which identify parameter of a secondary battery with high accuracy. A...
8890086 Ion detector response equalization for enhanced dynamic range  
An ion detection system for detecting ions whose velocity varies during an operating cycle. The ion detection system includes a dynode electron multiplier (e.g., a microchannel plate (MCP)) having...
8892377 Digital programmable load measurement device  
A digital programmable load measurement device provides a controllable and variable load unit in a system. The variable load unit is connected to a voltage follower and a current follower to...
8878529 Sensor module and method for monitoring the function thereof  
A method for monitoring the function of a sensor module including sensor which generates a measurement signal for a physical quantity to be determined and applies the measurement signal to an...
8880367 Method for accurately performing power estimation on a battery of an electronic device, and associated apparatus  
A method for accurately performing power estimation on a battery of an electronic device includes: monitoring a charging current of the battery to obtain charging current data of the charging...
8880250 DC bus voltage control  
Provided is a method and controller for controlling a vehicle dc bus voltage. The method includes generating a parameter. The parameter is based on a reference dc bus voltage squared. The method...
8874394 Simple and stable reference for IR-drop and supply noise measurements  
Apparatus and method for IR-drop and supply noise measurements in electronic circuits. A first voltage at a point of interest in the circuit is sampled and stored during a quiescent mode of the...
8874395 Pre-charging filters to reduce settling time  
Various arrangements for determining a voltage of a voltage source using pre-charging are presented. Such arrangements may include a measurement module which includes an analog to digital...
8874393 Battery pack, electronic device, and inspection method of battery pack  
A battery pack includes: a chargeable and dischargeable battery; and a microcomputer that acquires information on a voltage drop across the battery in a condition equivalent to no load and stores...