Power and safety control hub

Patent No. 7,453,677

Issued: November 18, 2008
Filed: June 15, 2005
Provisional Application Filed: October 6, 2004

Inventors: Bucella; Thomas John (Rochester, NY), Block; Jeremy Michael (Walworth, NY), Fuchs; David Edward (Pittsford, NY), Testa; Francis Joseph (Fairport, NY), Sewhuk; David William (Rochester, NY), Larson; David Roger (Rochester, NY)
Assignee: Teknic, Inc. (Pittsford, NY)


A power and safety control hub, integrating fault tolerant power disconnect control, software monitoring of disconnect and multi-voltage power distribution and disconnect with non-hazardous power control, EMI filtering and multi-circuit current protection in a single unit, coordinating shutdown of connected mechanical drives, commanding them to come to a controlled stop before safety power is disconnected. The hub may also integrates segmented hazardous power control and automatically discharge energy sources within connected mechanical drives at the time of safety power disconnect of hazardous power. The hub may also include internal self-protection that automatically forces a control safety power disconnect (after warning the host) if the unit should approach its maximum operating temperature, or if a cooling fan stops.


Go Back for more representative patents.


Home || Intellectual Property || Patents || Trademarks || Copyrights


Brown & Michaels, PC
400 M & T Bank Building
118 North Tioga Street - The Commons
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 256-2000 Fax: (607) 256-3628

e-mail: bpm@bpmlegal.com

© 2008 Brown & Michaels PC