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9007034 Electric power generation control system for vehicle  
An electric power generation control system for a vehicle, which enables generation of electric power by a generator as much as possible while preventing an electrical component from being...
9000624 Power-good signal generator and controller with power sequencing free  
A power-good signal generator generates a power-good signal according to a control signal of a controller, and comprises an impedance element, a controlled transistor and a power sequencing free...
8947033 Delay circuit, fan assembly, and electronic device using the delay circuit  
A delay circuit for a fan includes a signal generation circuit, a first switch, a delay microchip, and a second switch. The signal generation circuit receives a driving signal and generates a...
8941269 System and method to reduce electrical transients  
A power transfer device for connecting an electrical load to a power supply is disclosed. The power transfer device monitors the operating status of the power supply. Upon loss of power at the...
8860248 Under frequency/under voltage detection in a demand response unit  
A demand response unit (DRU) interposed between a utility's electrical power line (PL) and at least one load (L1-Ln) to which power is supplied by the utility over the line. A detector (Fdet or...
8841799 Zero power drain pushbutton controls  
A plurality of normally-open pushbutton switches are coupled to and cooperate with a pair of MOSFETs to provide each pushbutton switch of the plurality of pushbutton switches with a power on...
8659316 Power control circuit, semiconductor device including the same  
A power control circuit is connected between a power supply voltage and a logic circuit to switch power supplied to the logic circuit. The power control circuit includes a plurality of first power...
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...
8632199 Lamp apparatuses  
A lamp apparatus include a lamp body, at least an alternating current light-emitting diode and a plug. The alternating current light-emitting diode is disposed on a lamp body. The plug is...
8630076 Safe disconnect switch  
A safe disconnect circuit is provided for mitigating the effect of harmful circuit conditions upon a load, such as an integrated power module (IPM). The safe disconnect circuit comprises a...
8575786 Device and method for addressing power to a load selected from a plurality of loads  
The invention relates to a device and method for addressing power to at least a selected load from a plurality of loads, in particular light sources in solid state lighting applications, such as...
8538596 Light timeout optimization  
A lighting controller may optimize a timeout value of a lamp based on the goals of saving energy and providing occupant comfort. The lamp may illuminate a lighting area. The lighting controller...
8508080 Automatic power control module for battery powered devices  
A power control module which can be used to automatically open a power circuit for electrically operated devices, particularly battery operated devices, during predetermined periods of non-use. A...
8484497 Power supply control within an integrated circuit  
An integrated circuit 2 is provided with a first power supply conductor 8 coupled via header transistors 14 to 26 to a second power supply conductor 10. Logic circuitry 4, 6 draws its power supply...
8471308 Process-variation tolerant series-connected NMOS and PMOS diodes, and standard cells, tags, and sensors containing the same  
Process variation-tolerant diodes and diode-connected thin film transistors (TFTs), printed or patterned structures (e.g., circuitry) containing such diodes and TFTs, methods of making the same,...
8446050 Solid-state alternating current (AC) switch  
A solid-state alternating current (AC) switch provides for the sequential turn-on of the associated solid-state switches to reduce the generation of electromagnetic interference (EMI). The...
8384348 Touch-switchable USB charging receptacle  
A touch-switchable USB charging receptacle includes a rectifying and transforming circuit connected to a public power supply for converting AC power into DC power and supplying the latter to DC...
8378519 Redundant power system switch for backup power switching without power interruption  
A redundant power system may include a first switch that connects between a redundant power source and a first remote system, a second switch that connects between the redundant power source and a...
8373313 Three-way switch for home automation apparatus and method  
A switch for premises electrical circuits provides wireless control compatible with at least one home automation control system technology. A single switch design can operate two-, three-, and...
8212393 Device and method for addressing power to a load selected from a plurality of loads  
The invention relates to a device and method for addressing power to at least a selected load from a plurality of loads, in particular light sources in solid state lighting applications, such as...
8120995 Electronic timer with graphic time scale display panel  
An electronic timer graphically displaying programmed ON/OFF settings includes a microprocessor; a time setting unit electrically connected to the microprocessor for a user to set at least one...
8103021 Audio reproducing apparatus  
An audio reproducing apparatus includes a power supply, an amplifier, a speaker, and a controller. The power supply is for supplying a voltage. The amplifier is for receiving the voltage and audio...
8102246 Resetting a target device  
A power reset module may reset an automatic shut-off module of a target device by momentarily disrupting power to the automatic shut-off module at a determined interval and automatically restoring...
8084700 Programmable wall switch controller  
A programmable switch lever control timer device that fits over a standard wall switch with the switch lever engaged by a cam on the device. Rotational motion of the cam provided by a geared DC...
8050145 Wall mounted programmable timer system  
A timing device is disclosed which is for controlling electronic devices and which is mounted in a wall switch box. This timing device comprises at least one controller, at least one transceiver...
8035942 Safety switch device  
A safety switch device for switching a power supply for a load on and off, having at least one driveable switching element, in particular a relay, and a safety circuit for checking a switching...
7999668 Series interlock system with integrated ability to identify breached locations  
A system is provided for implementing a series interlock loop. An example of the interlock system includes a series interlock loop, a data table, and a control module. The series interlock loop...
7992321 Laundry dryer having three roller drum support system and reversing idler assembly  
A laundry dryer includes a cylindrical drum shell mounted for rotation on front and rear stationary bulkheads of the dryer. A drive system is configured to rotate the drum in first and second...
7989990 Automatic shut off apparatus for electronic device  
An automatic shut off apparatus for an electronic device includes an input circuit, a timing circuit, a control circuit, and a switch circuit. The input circuit is to receive a designated...
7986061 Electrical switching device  
An electrical switching device has a first interrupter unit for interrupting and connecting an electrical line, in particular an air-insulated grounding switch. A method for switching an...
7977913 Battery pack  
A battery pack comprising a rechargeable power source element; an input member for connecting the battery pack to an external power source; an output member for connecting the battery pack to an...
7956496 Electrical timer having multiple preset timing periods  
An electrical timer for plugging into an electrical wall outlet to control electrical current supplied to electrical appliances. The timer includes a housing having front and rear halves that are...
7944093 Off-peak power distribution system  
A system according to the present invention including a main utility distribution panel which through corresponding circuit breakers, directly powers facility power line circuits which remain...
7911086 Switching circuit, signal output device and test apparatus  
A signal output device that outputs an output signal according to an input signal expressing a logical value that includes a high-voltage side switching circuit between a first terminal and a...
7887343 Control apparatus for electrical devices  
A control apparatus for controlling a plurality of electrical devices is provided. The control apparatus includes a first body member, a second body member hingedly attached to the first body...
7866762 Transmission brake disengagement apparatus and method of operation  
The present invention is directed to a transmission brake disengagement apparatus which eliminates the disadvantages of transmission brake disengagement apparatus having mechanical switches...
7859136 Wall-mountable timer for an electrical load  
A wall-mountable electrical timer for controlling the delivery of power from an AC power source to an electrical load, such as a lamp or a fan motor, includes: a timer adjustment actuator for...
7851715 Fireman switch assembly for activating by a mechanical timer having captive trippers  
A fireman switch assembly for activating by a mechanical timer having captive trippers. The assembly includes a mounting plate, a micro-switch, and a lever arm. The mounting plate attaches to the...
7791224 Method and apparatus for providing a voltage to a circuit  
One embodiment of the invention provides a circuit. The circuit includes a switching unit configured to connect or disconnect a voltage domain to a supply voltage input. The switching unit...
7781919 Method of controlling a load control module as part of a startup sequence  
Power distribution systems that have a limited peak power capability or a high source impedance, such as site supply generators, are often susceptible to abnormal operation in response to the...
7781920 Push-on/push-off power-switching circuit  
An electrical power-switching circuit controls power to an electronic device. In some embodiments, the circuit consists of only transistors, resistors, and capacitors, making it small, low cost,...
7760528 Method and apparatus for providing high speed, low EMI switching circuits  
Methods and apparatus are provided for generating low EMI display driver power supply. The methods and apparatus include switching circuits that utilize two groups of parallel circuit traces, each...
7696649 Power control circuitry and method  
The power control circuitry comprises a series of power switching circuits, each power switching circuit being associated with one of the circuit portions and being provided with an enable signal...
7696646 Power switching circuit for liquid crystal display  
An exemplary power switching circuit (20) includes a control signal input terminal (210); an output terminal (220); direct current (DC) power supply (230); a first transistor (250) including a...
7683504 Multiple location electronic timer system  
A multiple location electronic timer system comprises an electronic timer and one or more accessory timers. The electronic timer is adapted to be coupled between an AC power source and an...
7653443 Methods, systems, circuits and computer program products for electrical service demand management  
Methods of controlling activation of electrical appliances can include reducing overlapping activation time of different electrical appliances located at a single customer location of an...
7648387 Diagnostic jumper  
A jumper including a control module and a plurality of conduits connected to the control module is provided. A connector is connected to each of the conduits. The control module controls the flow...
7647125 Time-based control of a system having integration response  
A time-based controller provides control for a controlled system including a plant having an integration response. The time-based controller includes a comparator that detects a polarity change in...
7610119 Safety controller and system using same  
A safety controller provides a safety output to a target controlled system such as a magnet contactor based on an input from an input device such as a safety door switch to thereby control...
7586215 ID tag  
When a predetermined voltage is applied between electrodes (302), metal ions deposit in a solid electrolyte (308), and thereby a conduction channel (310) is formed therein. The solid electrolyte...