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Plug-through energy monitor
May 11, 2017 - N°20170131328

A sensor for inductively measuring the current in a conductor flowing through a recess in a printed circuit board. Wire loops on the printed circuit board function as the inductive current sensor. Combined with a voltage measurement, the energy being dissipated in the conductor's load circuit can be determined and transmitted wirelessly. Control circuits can be integrated with the metering ...
Portable solar hvac system with all-in-one appliances
April 20, 2017 - N°20170108233

This invention relates to a portable or fixed solar powered heating ventilation air conditioner (hvac) system. The disclosed invention consists of the following major components. 1) solar hot water tank/storage tank, 2) solar generator, 3) solar hvac heat exchanger unit, 4) solar grill, 5) wireless network energy monitoring system and 6) supervisor control and data acquisition (scada) system. Also included is a list of appliances ...
Engineered multi-unit heating and cooling energy monitoring and cost allocation system
March 09, 2017 - N°20170069040

D) indicate the energy usage cost for the unit for the time period.
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Method of managing energy consumption
Grand Mate Co., Ltd.
January 12, 2017 - N°20170010598

A method of managing energy consumption which is applied to a wireless control system is provided, wherein the wireless control system includes a plurality of appliances and a relay device. The method includes the steps below: first, obtain an amount of energy consumption from a start time point to a predetermined time point in an energy monitoring period; next, compare ...
System and method for providing energy-efficient product recommendations consistent with defined economic criteria
Renovate America, Inc.
December 22, 2016 - N°20160371762

Systems and methods in accordance with the disclosure provide product recommendations and other information for a conventional home-based energy monitoring system. An exemplary system in accordance with the disclosure is adapted to exchange information with a conventional home energy monitoring system to collect electricity information from electrical equipment within a residential or other building. Data relating to electricity usage information ...
Renewable energy monitoring system
Solarcity Corporation
August 25, 2016 - N°20160248373

We describe a solar photovoltaic monitoring system for monitoring and controlling a solar photovoltaic inverter, comprising: a wireless transceiver coupled to a solar photovoltaic inverter, the inverter comprising a device monitor for monitoring and controlling the inverter, wherein the monitoring comprises generating monitoring data defining a status of the system and transmitting the data using the transceiver coupled to the ...
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Piezoelectirc energy harvesting system with frequency mismatch tolerance
Embertec Pty Ltd
July 14, 2016 - N°20160204717

An impedance matching circuit is provided for use with a piezotransducer that includes a parasitic capacitor comprising: an inductor coupled in parallel with the parasitic capacitor; a peak and valley detection circuit configured to detect output voltage waveform peaks and valleys; a first switch circuit configured to bias flip the output voltage waveform at a selectable first time relative to ...
Remote device control and energy monitoring by analyzing and applying rules
Alarm.com Incorporated
July 14, 2016 - N°20160202677

Techniques are described for providing remote device (e. G., thermostat, lighting, appliance, etc.) control and/or energy monitoring. A system monitors sensor data captured by one or more sensors that sense attributes relevant to user presence at one or more monitored properties and status of one or more energy consuming devices associated with the one or more monitored properties. The ...
Systems and methods for management and monitoring of energy storage and distribution
Alarm.com Incorporated
June 30, 2016 - N°20160190833

A plurality of battery packs is provided in communication with an energy monitoring and control system. Each battery pack includes a plurality of battery cells that collectively dictate the capabilities of the battery pack. The energy monitoring and control system determines a plurality of pack charging or pack discharging parameters for each battery pack that, when performed, achieve one or ...
Apparatus and system for providing energy information
Alarm.com Incorporated
June 30, 2016 - N°20160187864

The present invention relates to an apparatus for providing energy information, including: an energy information input unit configured to receive energy information for each device extracted from combined energy information according to a classification of the device using collected energy-related information; an energy information processing unit configured to generate energy use information of the device by using the energy information ...
Apparatus for a reduced current wake-up circuit for a battery management system
Alarm.com Incorporated
June 23, 2016 - N°20160181846

An apparatus may include an energy monitoring circuit configured to generate a bitstream dependent upon an amount of charge passing through a sensing unit. The apparatus may also include a control unit configured to receive the bitstream from the energy monitoring circuit, and modify a count value in response to a determined state of each bit of the bitstream. The ...
Detecting actuation of electrical devices using electrical noise over a power line
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
June 02, 2016 - N°20160154043

Activity sensing in the home has a variety of important applications, including healthcare, entertainment, home automation, energy monitoring and post-occupancy research studies. Many existing systems for detecting occupant activity require large numbers of sensors, invasive vision systems, or extensive installation procedures. Disclosed is an approach that uses a single plug-in sensor to detect a variety of electrical events throughout the ...
Systems and methods for connecting home area network devices to smart meters and utility accounts
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
March 10, 2016 - N°20160072677

The present invention is generally directed to systems and methods for pairing energy monitoring devices with energy metering devices. Some embodiments disclose a method of pairing of an energy monitoring device with an energy metering device with limited user action, the method transacted using an pairing device in communication with the monitoring device and the metering device, the method including: ...
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Energy monitoring and analysis system
Circuitmeter Inc.
November 05, 2015 - N°20150316594

An energy monitoring and analysis system is provided. Sensors are attached to circuit breakers to collect energy consumption data. The energy consumption data is analyzed to determine events associated with the circuit. An energy monitoring system comprising a paddle having one or more sensors can be affixed to existing circuit breakers and provide communication with the energy analysis system. From ...
Systems, apparatus, and methods for energy monitoring
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York
October 29, 2015 - N°20150309081

An apparatus for energy auditing can include a sensor portion on a circuit substrate, the sensor portion defining a first opening, an integrated inductor on the sensor portion, the integrated inductor being formed proximal to the first opening or a hall sensor located on the sensor portion proximal to the first opening, and an electronic circuit on a body portion ...
Power source control device and method for controlling power source control device
Mitsubishi Electric Engineering Company, Limited
September 10, 2015 - N°20150256062

A dc-dc converter 4 accumulates power generated by a power source in a power storage element, converts power from an input into a predetermined voltage to supply the predetermined voltage to a load connected to an output, and is activated to start power feeding when an input voltage exceeds vd1. A power source control section 8 is connected to the output of ...
Electrical energy consumption diagnostic device, system and method
Ecocentric Energy Pty Ltd
August 20, 2015 - N°20150234406

A portable electrical energy consumption diagnostic device 10 connects to electrical systems to acquire and analyse electrical data. The device has an onboard power supply 12, an energy monitoring means 14, a mini pc 16, a modem/router 18, ct adaptors 20 and an interface 22, all housed in a portable container 24, such as a hard case. The device 10 is connected to external electrical connector(s) (ct ...
Energy monitoring in a communciation link
Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
August 13, 2015 - N°20150229416

Systems and methods presented herein provide for monitoring of noise and other interfering energy on a communication link. One system includes an interface coupled to the communication link to receive a signal conveyed over the communication link. The system also includes a monitor operable to: track energy across a frequency spectrum of the signal conveyed over the communication link for ...
Multi-spectral flame detector with radiant energy estimation
General Monitors, Inc.
July 23, 2015 - N°20150204725

A flame detector for industrial safety applications in hazardous locations, configured for radiant energy monitoring, quantification, and information transmission. The system has at least one optical sensor channel, each including an optical sensor configured to receive optical energy from a surveilled scene within a field of view at a hazardous location, the channel producing a signal providing a quantitative indication ...
System and method for home energy monitor and control
Energyhub
July 02, 2015 - N°20150185261

The invention generally concerns systems and methods for monitoring and controlling the power consumption of a power-consuming device. The system and method may connect to a power source and a power-consuming device, connecting the power-consuming device to the power source. The power usage of the power-consuming device may then be measured and monitored. This monitoring data may then be stored ...
Energy monitor for a power source
Energyhub
April 02, 2015 - N°20150091550

Examples are disclosed for an integrated circuit (ic) device coupled to a battery-operated power supply unit, such as an ic in a mobile computing device or wireless phone, to accurately determine energy usage drawn from the power supply unit under rapidly dynamic circumstances. A current sense signal of a power line from the power supply unit is digitized. The digitized ...