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(12) Patent Application: (11) CA 2948243
(54) English Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTELLIGENT STATIC TRANSFER SWITCH WITH SMART HOME POWER MANAGEMENT
(54) French Title: SYSTEME ET METHODE DE BASCULE DE TRANSFERT STATIQUE INTELLIGENT AVEC GESTION D'ALIMENTATION ELECTRIQUE DOMESTIQUE INTELLIGENTE
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • H02J 13/00 (2006.01)
  • H02J 3/06 (2006.01)
(72) Inventors (Country):
  • HASSAN FARD, SAEED (Canada)
  • NABAVI NIAKI, SEYED ALI (Canada)
  • HASSAN FARD, SAEED (Canada)
(73) Owners (Country):
  • NABAVI NIAKI, SEYED ALI (Canada)
  • HASSAN FARD, SAEED (Canada)
(71) Applicants (Country):
  • NABAVI NIAKI, SEYED ALI (Canada)
  • HASSAN FARD, SAEED (Canada)
(74) Agent: NA
(45) Issued:
(22) Filed Date: 2016-11-14
(41) Open to Public Inspection: 2017-01-13
Examination requested: 2016-11-14
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

(30) Application Priority Data:
Application No. Country Date
15093392 United States of America 2015-11-18

English Abstract


Systems and methods for intelligent transfer and management of power maintain
a continuous and cost efficient supply of power to electrical loads in a
residential
or commercial unit when different energy resources such as utility, backup
generators,
energy storage systems and distributed energy resources (e.g. solar and wind)
are
available.


Note: Claims are shown in the official language in which they were submitted.

That Which Is Clamed Is:
1. A system for automatic management of supply and distribution of electric

power, the system comprising:
a load management switches unit configured to control supply of power to a
plurality of loads;
a main transfer switch unit configured to control input power received from
a plurality of energy resources, and to supply power to the load management
switches; and
a monitoring and power management unit communicating with the main transfer
switch unit and the load management switches unit, wherein the monitoring and
power
management unit monitors load information and system information signals
received
from the main transfer switch unit and the load management switches unit, and
accordingly provides control signals for the main transfer switch unit and the
load
management switches unit.
2. The system of claim 1, wherein at least one of the load management
switches unit and the main transfer switch unit comprises a plurality of
static AC switches.
3. The system of claim 1, wherein the main transfer switch unit is
configured
to supply power to a plurality of priority loads.
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4. The system of claim 1, wherein the plurality of energy resources
includes
at least one battery energy storage.
5. The system of claim 4, wherein the main transfer switch unit is
configured
to charge the at least one battery energy storage using input power from at
least one of
power utility, a backup generator and an alternative energy source.
6. The system of claim 1, wherein the main transfer switch unit is
configured
to couple to power utility and to one or more of at least one backup
generator, at least
one battery energy storage, and at least one alternative energy source, with
EXOR
logic.
7. The system of claim 1, wherein the main transfer switch unit is
configured
to couple to power utility and to one or more of at least one backup
generator, at least
one battery energy storage, and at least one alternative energy source, with
OR logic.
8. The system of claim 1, further comprising a user interactive display
unit.
9. The system of claim 1, wherein the monitoring and power management
unit is configured to communicate with at least one of the main transfer
switch unit and
the load management switches unit via a wireless communication means.
10. The system of claim 1, wherein the monitoring and power management
unit is configured to send and receive the system information and the load
information
to a server.
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11. A method for automatic management of supply and distribution of
electric
power, the method comprising:
monitoring load information and system information signals received from a
load
management switches unit and from a main transfer switch unit; and
providing control signals for the main transfer switch unit and for the load
management switches unit according to the load and system information, wherein
the
load management switches unit is configured to control supply of power to a
plurality of
loads, and wherein the main transfer switch unit is configured to control
input power
received from a plurality of energy resources and to supply power to the load
management switches unit.
12. The method of claim 11, wherein the main transfer switch unit is
configured to supply power to a plurality of priority loads.
13. The method of claim 11, wherein the plurality of energy resources
includes
at least one battery energy storage.
14. The method of claim 13, wherein the main transfer switch unit is
configured to charge the at least one battery energy storage using input power
from at
least one of power utility, a backup generator and an alternative energy
source.

15. The method of claim 11, wherein the main transfer switch unit is
configured to switch to at least one of a backup generator, battery energy
storage and
an alternative energy source, for supply of input power during a power outage.
16. The method of claim 11, wherein the main transfer switch is configured
to
reduce receive of input power from power utility and increase receive of input
power
from at least one of a backup generator, a battery energy storage and an
alternative
energy source.
17. The method of claim 11, wherein the monitoring and power management
unit communicates with at least one of the main transfer switch unit and the
load
management switches unit via a wireless communication means.
18. A programmable power management apparatus comprising a
microprocessor, the apparatus configured to:
monitor load information and system information signals received from a load
management switches unit and from a main transfer switch unit; and
provide control signals for the main transfer switch unit and for the load
management switches unit according to the load and system information,
wherein the load management switches unit is configured to control supply of
power to a plurality of loads, and wherein the main transfer switch unit is
configured to
control input power from a plurality of energy resources and to supply power
to the load
management switches unit.
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19. The apparatus of claim 18, wherein the apparatus is configured to
communicate with at least one of the main transfer switch unit and the load
management switches unit via a wireless communication means.
20. The apparatus of claim 18, wherein the apparatus is configured to send
and
receive the system information and the load information
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(22) Filed 2016-11-14
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(41) Open to Public Inspection 2017-01-13

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