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Mark G Gilbreth, Everett R Geis, Claude Khalizadeh, David McShane, Joel B Wacknov, Simon R Wall: Continuous power supply with back-up generation. Capstone Turbine Corporation, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC, November 2, 2004: US06812587 (53 worldwide citation)

A continuous power supply may include a turbogenerator to provide power to supply the load and or an energy storage element and possibly also to the primary energy source. Utilizing an isolated DC bus architecture permits bi-directional power flow among interconnected elements.


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Everett R Geis, Brian W Peticolas, Joel B Wacknov: Turbogenerator/motor controller with ancillary energy storage/discharge. Capstone Turbine Corporation, Albert J Miller, February 29, 2000: US06031294 (46 worldwide citation)

A turbogenerator/motor controller with a microprocessor based inverter having multiple modes of operation with an energy storage and discharge system including an ancillary electric storage device, such as a battery, connected to the generator controller through control electronics. Electrical energ ...


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Edward C Edelman, Mark G Gilbreth, Joel B Wacknov: Turbogenerator power control system and method. Capstone Turbine Corporation, Irell & Manella, August 28, 2001: US06281601 (44 worldwide citation)

The power meter, required in most utility grid connectged applications to measure load consumption, is utilized to provide a feedback to an associated turbogenerator power controller, providing a control system for peak shaving, load following, reactive power control, reverse flow protection and loa ...


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Simon R Wall, Mark G Gilbreth, Joel B Wacknov: Multiple power generator connection method and system. Capstone Turbine Corporation, Paul D Chancellor, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC, February 18, 2003: US06522030 (37 worldwide citation)

A method and system for connecting a plurality of power generators, each having an electrical power converter output and adjustable output voltage magnitude and frequency, with at least one digital communications bus to provide synchronization and load sharing. One of the plurality of power generato ...


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Joel B Wacknov, Wally E Rippel: Dc/ac inverter apparatus for three-phase and single-phase motors. AeroVironment, James R Brueggemann, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, May 15, 2001: US06232742 (34 worldwide citation)

Electrical power apparatus is disclosed for selectively powering either a three-phase ac motor or a single-phase ac motor. A dc/ac inverter is configured to provide appropriately phased input signals to the three input terminals of whichever motor is being driven, with no substantial hardware reconf ...


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Simon R Wall, Joel B Wacknov, Mark G Gilbreth, Ken Keller: System and method for dual mode control of a turbogenerator/motor. Capstone Turbine Corporation, Irell & Manella, June 25, 2002: US06410992 (30 worldwide citation)

A method of controlling a permanent magnet turbogenerator/motor includes providing a protected load connected in parallel with the turbogenerator/motor through a pulse width modulated inverter configured in a first operating mode to supply controlled current from the turbogenerator/motor to a utilit ...


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Mark G Gilbreth, Simon R Wall, Joel B Wacknov: Combustion control method and system. Capstone Turbine Corporation, Norman Brunell, Raj Sardesai, Irell & Manella, August 14, 2001: US06274945 (26 worldwide citation)

A multi-injector combustion system in which a brake resistor is utilized to provide a minimum load for the combustor system during idle or low power operation of the permanent magnet turbogenerator/motor and also to absorb power during transients to prevent flame out of the combustor. In addition, d ...


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Steven W Lampe, Edward C Edelman, Joel B Wacknov: Integrated reciprocating engine generator set and turbogenerator system and method. Capstone Turbine Corporation, Irell & Manella, February 27, 2001: US06194794 (24 worldwide citation)

A reciprocating engine generator set and a permanent magnet turbogenerator/motor integrated into a single power generation package. Control means are provided to: (a) select between a load control mode of operation, a load following mode of operation, or a peak shaving mode of operation for the perm ...


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Mark G Gilbreth, Joel B Wacknov: Method and apparatus for controlling rotation of magnetic rotor. Capstone Turbine Corporation, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, December 3, 2002: US06489692 (24 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for starting a turbogenerator having a sensorless magnetic rotor supported for rotation in a stator by a compliant foil fluid film bearing, the method comprising energizing the stator to generate a continuously rotating magnetic field to capture the magnetic rotor and thereaft ...


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Everett R Geis, Brian W Peticolas, Joel B Wacknov: Turbogenerator/motor pulse width modulated controller. Capstone Turbine Corporation, Albert J Miller, February 1, 2000: US06020713 (21 worldwide citation)

A controller for a permanent magnet turbogenerator/motor having a pulse width modulated inverter and a rectifier bridge. The pulse width modulated inverter includes a positive section magnetic winding and a separate equal negative section magnetic winding, and the inverter has a positive section con ...