Landis + Gyr Sees Electric Vehicle Charging Patents on the (H)Orison

Landis + Gyr, a Swiss-based company focused on smart meter technology, is taking its knowledge of load management and demand response technologies into new industries, specifically electric vehicles (EVs). The first sign of this expansion…

If Your Electric Car Runs out of Battery, You Might be Hoping There’s a KIA Nearby

What do you do if your electric car runs out of battery while on the road? Today, your only option is to call a tow truck. KIA/Hyundai wants to change that. They were issued a patent in March of 2021 for a wireless vehicle to vehicle…

Alice Sends Intellectual Ventures Electric Vehicle Energy Financial Settlement Portfolio to Circular File 13

Elwha, a holding company that Intellectual Ventures (IV) uses to help maintain its patent portfolio, has been abandoning pending electric vehicle energy financial settlement patent (EV-EFS) applications (8) and letting issued patents (10)…

Electric Vehicle Charging Settled with Causam Energy

You might know Causam Energy as the leader in energy financial settlement technology but power grid tech is not where it stops. Continuing its pursuit of empowering individuals on the grid, Causam Energy’s latest issued patent is for…

NEC Looks to Buy Back Power

An invention (U.S. Patent Pub. No. 20190392534) by NEC Corporation filed in October of 2017 allows for a power producer to purchase back power produced for consumption in associated facilities at a desired rate. Effectively, a power…

Grid Telemetry Fingerprinting for Transaction Verification

A patent (U.S. Patent No. 10,784,715) for a method of verifying an energy transaction by generating a first and second grid telemetry fingerprint was just issued to LO3 Energy, Inc. The grid telemetry fingerprints are generated through a…

No More Waiting at the Charge Station

Ford Global Technologies, LLC has been issued a patent (U.S. Patent No. 10,737,577) for a method of determining and scheduling charge locations and times on a route for an electric vehicle based on the cost of charging and availability.…

A New Challenger Approaches

Nova Lumos, a relatively new company to the energy financial settlement space, has just secured its first patent, bringing the number of documents it holds in the sector to a grand total of two. The patent, 10719098, teaches an apparatus…

Dealing With The Duck Curve, Or Just Another Quack Idea?

After our three-part series reviewing current trends in the sector concluded, it is understandable to have been wary of platform development's longevity. It has been said before, but it bears repeating, platform development is not dead!…

Even Large Companies Need a Gap Year

In our last installment, we cautiously came to the conclusion that energy conservation and sustainability was the new hotbed for development in the energy financial settlements sector. In coming to this conclusion, the idea that perhaps…

Shifting Tides: Ebbing Away From Platform Development

A notable shift is occurring among the top companies in the energy financial settlement sector that could be a signal for where the hotbed of activity will be within the sector for the foreseeable future. Within the past two years, Johnson…

Is Intel Betting On The Wrong Horse In The Energy Sector?

Intel just recently had its fifth patent application in the energy financial settlements sector published. With one patent published in 2018 and three other applications published between 2019 and 2020, Intel seems to be making a push to…

Tesla Steps up Efforts Toward Becoming an Electric Utility

It is no secret that Tesla wants to become a major electric utility using solar power produced by its subsidiary SolarCity's solar panels. The company's new software system, "Autobidder," is bringing the company one step closer to…

Tesla Steps up Efforts Toward Becoming an Electric Utility

It is no secret that Tesla wants to become a major electric utility using solar power produced by its subsidiary SolarCity's solar panels. The company's new software system, "Autobidder," is bringing the company one step closer to…

Promanthan Brains is Helping Consumers Optimize Their Energy Costs

A number of issues plague the energy industry, from consumers suffering from excessive electricity bills to utility companies dealing with overloaded grids. While renewables offer a solution to some of these, most renewables cannot be…

Voice-Activated Energy Management

Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc (Landis+Gyr) was recently issued a new patent for a voice-activated energy management system. Utility consumers are frequently unable to obtain current information about their energy resource consumption,…

General Electric is Embracing Blockchain Technology

General Electric's (GE) most recently published patent application integrates blockchain technologies into large-scale, power grid energy resources. The power generation industry is experiencing a transitional phase, moving from a small…

Drift Marketplace to Introduce Real-Time Renewable Energy Credits

Drift Marketplace (Drift) has received a new published patent application relating to the real-time management of renewable energy. Renewable energy credits (RECs) are issued to suppliers of renewable energy to incentivize the production…

Samsung is Expanding Energy Management

Samsung's recently issued patent for the Energy Financial Settlement sector relates to a gateway for managing energy use. The gateway includes an energy management user interface (EMUI), able to notify users of demand response events.…

MelRok is Moving Away From Static Energy Analytics

MelRok, LLC was recently issued a patent relating to a self-driving building energy engine. Current energy and greenhouse gas measurement and verification protocols rely on outdated methods, requiring "walk around and observe" style…

Sony Wants to Collect Your Road Tax

Sony has received a patent for electric power charging for vehicles and other devices. Each vehicle would provide its ID to a controller for administering an electric power charging operation, which in turn calculates a tax according to…

EV Charging While You Drive

HERE Global's (HERE) latest published patent relates to implementing EV lane charging on roadways. Through the use of a lane charging management device, reading real-time data, HERE is able to generate lane charging commands associated…

ENEL is Using Weather to Better Manage Energy Consumption

ENEL was recently issued a patent for a weather-based energy management. It is no secret that weather is a driving factor in relation to energy consumption. While not the only factor, it is still a significant one. Currently, there are a…

LG is Giving More Power to You!

LG Electronics' (LG) latest published patent application for the sector relates to an energy management device. The energy management device is able to acquire the power and electric rates for a location, in real-time. In addition, the…

Remote EV Charging Payments from American Express

American Express wants to enable automated remote payments between EV's and charging stations. The system would initiate a communications handshake from a charging station to a remote payment system. This handshake would be in response to…

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