By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- DENSO CORPORATION (Kariya, JP) has been issued patent number 9507368, according to news reporting originating out of Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews editors.
The patent's inventors are Ito, Akira (Nukata-gun, JP); Muneishi, Hiroshi (Nagasaki, JP).
This patent was filed on July 17, 2013 and was published online on November 29, 2016.
From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: "A control apparatus of this type is proposed, for example, in Patent Document 1 specified below. This control apparatus is configured in such a manner that a charge and discharge schedule is determined on the basis of a prediction on power demand of a house that can receive power from and send power to an in-vehicle battery and according to an evaluation function by which evaluation becomes higher as a CO.sub.2 emission and power costs become lower and charging and discharging of a vehicle is instructed according to the schedule thus determined.
"It should be noted, however, that the control apparatus of a type configured so as to determine a charge and discharge schedule on the basis of the prediction as above possibly has an inconvenience that the control apparatus fails to maintain a balance between supply and demand when the prediction turns out to be incorrect. Patent Document 1: JP-A-2008-54439 (i.e., US 2009/192655)"
Supplementing the background information on this patent, VerticalNews reporters also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "It is an object of the present disclosure to provide an electric power control apparatus that controls power according to a result of prediction device on at least one of supply of power by at least a part of a power supply elements and consumption of power by a consumption device.
"According to an example aspect of the present disclosure, a power control apparatus includes: a power supply device for supplying an electric power, the power supply device including a plurality of power supply elements; a power consumption device for consuming the electric power; a battery independently arranged from the power supply device and the power consumption device; a supply and consumption balance adjustment device for controlling the power supply device and the battery to supply the electric power to the power consumption device; a prediction device for predicting at least one of electric power supply from at least a part of the plurality of power supply elements and electric power consumption of the power consumption device; a guard value setting device for setting a guard value of a charging and discharging operation of the battery according to a prediction result of the prediction device; and an output device for outputting the guard value to the supply and consumption balance adjustment device.
"In the above apparatus, the supply and consumption balance adjustment device can make an adjustment of power that is appropriate in a scale of a prediction period of the prediction device. Further, the apparatus can avoid such an inconvenience by giving a command value of the charge and discharge power to the supply and consumption balance adjustment device as the guard value."
For the URL and additional information on this patent, see: Ito, Akira; Muneishi, Hiroshi. Electric Power Control Apparatus. U.S. Patent Number 9507368, filed July 17, 2013, and published online on November 29, 2016. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=9507368.PN.&OS=PN/9507368RS=PN/9507368
Keywords for this news article include: Energy, Electric Power, DENSO CORPORATION.
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