OPEN ACCESS TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
|OPEN ACCESS TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150120222||PRACTICAL CONSERVATION VOLTAGE REDUCTION FORMULATION AND METHOD UTILIZING MEASUREMENT AND/OR ALARMING INFORMATION FROM INTELLIGENT DATA GATHERING AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY DEVICES - A process/method is provided, which facilitates achieving and obtaining realistic, accurate voltage observability of end customer service delivery points within the secondary distribution level using the alarming capability of intelligent data gathering and communication technology devices such as, but not necessarily limited to SCADA systems, distribution system RTU or SCADA, smart meters, smart gateways, and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) meters, or any device known in the art capable of sending alarm signals when voltage is detected above or below a predetermined threshold (generally herein defined as “Advanced Meters”). Such system and methods can be applied for many uses comprised of monitoring the energy grid, energy demand management and other energy industry applications, while minimizing operating and infrastructure/hardware costs.||04-30-2015|
|20140324662||Systems and Methods for Trading Electrical Power - Systems and methods are provided, which facilitate the integration of energy trading, transmission management and scheduling. The systems and methods facilitate the posting of bids and offers to buy and sell energy or capacity, allow users to view the bids and offers of others, negotiate the details of bids and offers, and permit deal formation for the purchase and sale of bids and offers. The disclosure also facilitates issuing proposals and counteroffers to enter into deals for power transmission. The disclosure also enables the scheduling of transmission including facilitating communication with various other systems. The disclosed systems and methods further enable the creation, modification and storing of transmission paths for recall and then evaluation in the scheduling of transmission path. The systems and methods are linked to and receive input from various sources of data and may facilitate two way communication with other systems in order to enable certain functionality.||10-30-2014|
|20140316964||Systems and Methods for Tracking Greenhouse Gas Emissions - A system and method such that users subject to greenhouse gas programs, such as the California Air and Resource Board Cap-and-Trade program, can identify what allowances and obligations said user has at any point in time. The invention will allow for data to be received from any source of carbon trades, emission forward prices, electronic tags (e-Tags), or other relevant emissions attributes. The invention will have all formulas and data necessary to determine a user's position. The invention will create reports necessary to show compliance with greenhouse gas programs.||10-23-2014|
|20140279703||Systems and methods for parameter estimation for use in determining value-at-risk - A process is provided, that facilitates the use of value-at-risk analysis in industries with dynamic market data. The method utilizes past market data to estimate future market parameters. The method includes identifying and removing seasonal patterns from said past market data and normalizing deseasonalized market data with a repeated method of replacing large outliers with mean values. Outliers and normalized data are then grouped separately. Forecasts of normalized future market data and forecasts of future outlier patterns are then determined from said separate groups. In this way parameters used for value-at-risk analysis can be accurately estimated, leading to precise value-at-risk-analysis results.||09-18-2014|
|20140279609||Systems and methods for managing conditional curtailment options - Systems and methods for producing recommended Transmission Service Reservation (TSR) actions whereby a Criteria Monitoring Process and Tag Identification and Action Process uses CCO Criteria, Capacity, Curtailment Interval, Model Elements Monitor, Tag Transactions, and Capacity Computation results to produce Recommended TSR Actions and Recommended Tag Actions based upon existing Conditional Curtailment Options on TSRs. Additional systems and methods disclosed further include the previous systems and methods with the additional ability to take action of the Recommended TSR Actions and Recommended Tag Actions.||09-18-2014|
|20140279580||Systems and methods for managing transmission service reservations - A system and method for producing recommended Transmission Service Reservation (TSR) actions based upon existing TSRs and existing rights of first refusal on those TRSs whereby challengers are identified, defenders are identified, and TSRs are evaluated for Preemption and Competition to produce a preemption and completion report containing recommended TSR actions. Such a method uses a capacity computation, existing TSR records, and the event of a newly pending TSR in its procedures. Recommended TSR actions may include confirmation of TSRs, recalling of TSRs, and submitting of matching TSRs.||09-18-2014|
|20140278817||Systems and Methods for Managing Energy Generation and Procurement - A system and method for optimally assigning energy generation and procurement resources whereby information needed to calculate an optimal-cost generation plan is obtained by a database connected to the calculation module. Data from the database is automatically checked for errors, formulated into an objective function representing hypothetical generation plans, and framed within mathematical constraints by the module. Generation plans are automatically delivered in customizable formats, and functionality allowing for considerations beyond cost can be implemented. Functionality to automate the method based for periodic or event-based operation is also included. Further calculations based on hypothetical values are possible to determine how said hypothetical values would affect generation plans, or whether increasing generation-fleet output could result in added profits.||09-18-2014|
|20140278794||Systems and Methods for Interfacing an Electrical Energy End User with a Utility - A system and method which allows end users of electrical energy to engage in, comply with, and otherwise make use of a smart grid program. The invention allows end users to engage with an entity running a smart grid program through such actions as sending notifications, agreeing to events, paying bills, reviewing contracts, and updating information. The invention receives data from and sends messages to any smart meters, AMI or HAN, the end user has in their service location necessary to comply with the smart grid program. The invention supports the use of any smart meters the end user employs for home automation network functionality, enabling the end user to activate, deactivate, or otherwise modulate any devices enabled with a smart meter at their service location. The invention receives data from and sends messages to any demand response system the entity running the smart grid program employs to support the smart grid program.||09-18-2014|
|20140277808||Use of Demand Response (DR) and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) to mitigate the impact of Variable Energy Resources (VER) in Power System Operation - A system and process/method of modeling demand-response (DR) and distributed-energy resource (DER) assets is provided, facilitating the aggregation of said assets in virtual power plants (VPPs), and using VPPs to provide energy balancing services needed to minimize the impact of Variable Energy Resources (VER) on power system. The method accurately accounts for assets by qualifying assets based on various parameters and by forecasting the capabilities of the resulting VPPs for provision of balancing services. Asset performance factors that may affect the aggregated VPP's capabilities are monitored and recalculated when necessary. Near-term forecasted VPP capability is compared to near-term forecasted imbalances in the electric-power-supply system, and the VPP is dispatched to minimize the system imbalances. The dispatch signal is disaggregated to control commands to individual assets. This process provides a reliable and cost effective approach to support higher penetrations of renewable generation in the electric power system.||09-18-2014|
|20140277797||Systems and Methods of Determining Optimal Scheduling and Dispatch of Power Resources - A system and process/method is provided, which economically optimizes the dispatch of various electrical energy resources. The disclosed process/method is linked to and communicates with various sources of input data, including but not limited to, EMS/SCADA legacy Energy Management Systems (EMS), legacy Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems, Demand Response (DR) and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) monitor, control, schedule, and lifecycle management systems (DR/DER Management System), and Energy Markets, electrical energy commodity trading systems (Trading Systems), and Operations System (OPS) in order to compute optimal day-ahead, day-of, and real-time schedules of various durational length for generation, demand response and storage resources while taking into account bilateral contracts and market-based trade opportunities.||09-18-2014|
|20140223528||CERTIFICATE INSTALLATION AND DELIVERY PROCESS, FOUR FACTOR AUTHENTICATION, AND APPLICATIONS UTILIZING SAME - A process/method is provided, which facilitates the secure, streamlined and authenticated installation of an end user's personally associated electronic identification, such as but not necessarily limited to Public Key Infrastructure digital certificates, a biometric authentication system, a location-based authentication system, a token-based system, and any ancillary software necessary for facilitating electronic security approaches associated with these technologies onto Mobile Devices with minimal Mobile Device end user interaction and without need for sending the personally associated electronic identification across potentially insecure communication protocols. The invention utilizes proprietary communication between Mobile Device software applications, personally associated electronic identification authority servers, and web-based application servers to verify Mobile Device identity and to authenticate end user credential factors and requests for end user credential factors with minimal end user interaction. The disclosed process/method may provide a system for verifying identity by authenticating Mobile Device end users via the submission of multiple credential factors.||08-07-2014|
|20110196546||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DEMAND RESPONSE AND DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - Techniques are described for incorporating distribution network analysis in the demand response scheduling process. In one example, a method includes receiving demand response (DR) request from a DR initiator, transmitting the DR request to an aggregator, for each customer, receiving customer location information and a customer DR value from the aggregator, aggregating DR at a distribution transformer in a distribution system, determining if there are any violations in the distribution system, determining an aggregated DR value for each electric node affected by the DR request, and transmitting each determined DR value to the DR initiator.||08-11-2011|
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