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Smart Grid-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Return material authorization fulfillment system for network devices with specific cryptographic credentials
Silver Spring Networks, Inc.
March 29, 2018 - N°20180089418

A method for removing credentials from a smart grid device includes: receiving, by a receiving device, a removal request, wherein the removal request includes a device identifier associated with a smart grid device and is signed by an entity associated with a set of security credentials stored in a memory of the smart grid device, the set of security credentials ...
System and method for smart grid dynamic regulation pools
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
March 29, 2018 - N°20180088545

A system and method is provided for smart grid dynamic regulation pools. The system may include at least one processor configured to initiate a plurality of pool regulation tasks that are respectively executed by different processing resources. The pool regulation tasks respectively manage respective subsets of electrical power assets assigned to respective different regulation pools to fulfill electrical power requirements ...
Supply-demand balancing method and system for power management in smart grid
Nestfield Co., Ltd.
March 22, 2018 - N°20180083482

A stackelberg game approach is used to describe a demand-response (dr) model for electricity trading between one utility company and multiple users, balancing supply and demand as well as smoothing an aggregated load in the power grid system. The interactions between the utility company and users are formulated into a 1-leader and n-follower stackelberg game, where optimization problems are formed ...
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System and method for accurately monitoring and computing ageing life of a transformer in a ...
Tech Mahindra Limited
January 04, 2018 - N°20180003759

The present invention envisages a system and method for accurately calculating the ageing life of the transformer. The system includes monitoring devices to receive the various transformer parameters in real-time which are further processed according to the enhanced formulation proposed by the present invention in a computing platform and the precise transformer ageing life is delivered. Specifically, the method is ...
Communication method in terminal and terminal suitable for the same
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
November 30, 2017 - N°20170347246

The present disclosure relates to technologies for a sensor network, machine-to-machine (m2m) communications, or machine type communications (mtc), and internet of things (iot), and may be utilized in intelligent services, based on the above technologies, such as a smart home, a smart building, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, smart grids, healthcare, smart electronics, advanced medical services, public ...
Apparatus and method for security policy management
Korea Electric Power Corporation
October 12, 2017 - N°20170295205

Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for security policy management, which manages a network access policy in order to integrate distributed security policies and to apply the integrated security policy in a smart grid environment. The apparatus for security policy management includes a rule set generation unit for generating a rule set by converting predefined access policy security rules, ...
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Power switch module, smart grid power supply arrangement and method therefor
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
September 28, 2017 - N°20170279268

A power switch module comprising a control component. Upon an indicated operating condition fulfilling a protection condition, the control component is arranged to transition the power switch module from an on state to a latched-off state in which the control component is arranged to configure the switching device to be turned off to decouple the load node from the power ...
Method and system for cryptographically enabling and disabling lockouts for critical operations in a smart ...
Silver Spring Networks, Inc.
September 28, 2017 - N°20170277912

A method for locking out a remote terminal unit includes: receiving a lockout request, wherein the lockout request includes at least a public key associated with a user, a user identifier, and a terminal identifier; identifying a user profile associated with the user based on the user identifier included in the received lockout request; verifying the public key included in ...
Event-driven, asset-centric key management in a smart grid
International Business Machines Corporation
August 24, 2017 - N°20170244559

A security management system comprises a key management sub-system, an asset/workload management sub-system, and an event management sub-system. The event management sub-system detects events. The asset/workload management sub-system correlates events (irrespective of type) with the assets that generate them, and the key management sub-system uses the event-asset associations determined by the asset/workload management sub-system to automatically orchestrate ...
Balanced control strategies for interconnected heterogeneous battery systems in smart grid applications
Wayne State University
July 27, 2017 - N°20170214246

A battery network includes a plurality of heterogeneous batteries coupled to at least one energy source and one energy load, a plurality of switches coupled to the heterogeneous batteries, and the switches controllable having a duty cycle between 0 and 1. A controller is configured to characterize each of the plurality of heterogeneous batteries characteristics, determine duty cycles for each of the ...
Smart grid system, for black box, using photovoltaic power generation
July 06, 2017 - N°20170190304

The present invention relates to a grid system for supplying power to a black box for a vehicle by means of photovoltaic power generation, the grid system comprising: a solar cell unit for generating power by using photovoltaic power generation; a main system for supplying a black box with the power generated from the solar cell unit; and an internal ...
Multiphase electricity meter for use in smart grid power networks
Phoenix Systems Sp. Z O.o.
June 29, 2017 - N°20170187421

Embodiments of the present invention provide multiphase electricity meters based on a configurable microprocessor and on a real-time operating system for use in smart grid power networks. Hereinafter, said system is referred to as a digital electricity measurement system (dems). The dems may include a single configurable microprocessor to perform functions of measurement and communication. The single configurable microprocessor is ...
Method and system for managing a power grid
Accenture Global Services Limited
June 15, 2017 - N°20170170685

A smart grid for improving the management of a power utility grid is provided. The smart grid as presently disclosed includes using sensors in various portions of the power utility grid, using communications and computing technology to upgrade an electric power grid so that it can operate more efficiently and reliably and support additional services to consumers. The smart grid ...
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Augmentation, expansion and self-healing of a geographically distributed mesh network using unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) ...
Delta Energy & Communications, Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170134974

An apparatus is provided including an unmanned aerial vehicle and a transformer monitoring device, particularly for use in a smart grid network system to support a wireless mesh network in the smart grid network and to collect metering data relating to electricity usage in the smart grid network. The transformer monitoring device is configured to receive signaling containing data from ...
Data transfer facilitation across a distributed mesh network using light and optical based technology
Delta Energy & Communications, Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170134092

A transformer monitoring device for a smart grid network is provided, which is configured to transmit and receive optical signaling between other transformer monitoring devices and other devices in the smart grid network. The transformer monitoring device includes a receiver configured to receive optical signaling, a signal processor and a transmitter configured to transmit optical signaling. The signal processor is ...
System and method for determination and remediation of energy diversion in a smart grid network
Delta Energy & Communications, Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170132902

An apparatus, system and method are provided for detecting purposeful energy diversion in a smart grid network. A transformer monitoring device is configured to measure the amount of electricity supplied by a transformer to a plurality of structures and electric meters are configured to measure electricity usage at each of the plurality of structures. The electric meters transmit signaling containing ...
Enhanced reality system for visualizing, evaluating, diagnosing, optimizing and servicing smart grids and incorporated components
Delta Energy & Communications, Inc.
April 06, 2017 - N°20170098320

A head-mounted user device is provided for use in a smart grid network. The head-mounted user device includes a signal processor configured to receive signaling containing information about one or more assets in a distributed power grid network from a data collection device configured to receive data from the assets in the distributed power grid network; and determine, based at ...
Electrical device protection circuit for smart grid
Ezex Corporation
March 30, 2017 - N°20170093144

An electrical device protection circuit for a smart grid includes a detection unit for detecting whether or not the output power source of an electrical device short-circuits; a switch unit for connecting power, input to the electrical device, to the output power source of the electrical device or disconnect it therefrom; and a control unit for generating a control signal ...
Distributed power generation system
March 09, 2017 - N°20170070050

The present invention discloses a system and method for distributed power generation. The system comprises a power generation apparatus, a smart grid, and a bank. The power generation apparatus comprises an identification circuit, a personal generator, and an exercise equipment. The identification circuit identifies the user and the power generator converts user work into electricity. The power generation apparatus transmits ...
Rechargeable battery power system having a battery with multiple uses
Osc Manufacturing & Equipment Services, Inc.
February 23, 2017 - N°20170052585

Conventional internal combustion engine technology has been around for decades and historically has been the primary power source for virtually all industrial equipment. It relies on carbon-based fuels, is loud, polluting, and the machines it powers are expensive to operate and maintain. A self-contained, rechargeable battery system is provided that possesses improved power than comparable diesel and gas engines and ...
Rechargeable battery power system having a battery with multiple uses
Osc Manufacturing & Equipment Services, Inc.
February 16, 2017 - N°20170043823

Conventional internal combustion engine technology has been around for decades and historically has been the primary power source for virtually all industrial equipment. It relies on carbon-based fuels, is loud, polluting, and the machines it powers are expensive to operate and maintain. A self-contained, rechargeable battery system is provided that possesses superior power than comparable diesel and gas engines. The ...
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